• Cotton, Pryor to schedule debates

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton on Sunday called for a series of five debates with Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, the incumbent Cotton is challenging in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race. Cotton said that he wants the debates to be held in five …

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  • Police chief ordered to live with mayor

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — A north Arkansas police chief arrested on federal charges of using excessive force is free from jail — as long as he lives with the town’s mayor, a federal magistrate has ordered. U.S. Magistrate James Marschewski on Wednesday released Dan Sutterfield, …

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  • Park to hold Dutch oven class

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will have a Dutch oven cooking class from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Participants will cook authentic German recipes and learn more about the German pioneers who settled in Arkansas. The class is for all levels of Dutch oven …

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  • ‘Elvis’ comes to ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — “An Evening with Elvis” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the McClure Convention Center inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, located on the campus of Arkansas State University at Mountain Home. Argo, the disc jockey for Elvis Radio, will …

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  • Committee of 100 to mark 40th anniversary

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike and first lady Ginger Beebe will host the Committee of One Hundred’s 40th anniversary celebration with a special event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Governor’s Mansion. Tickets are $50 per person and may be reserved through a …

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  • Study: Percent of uninsured kids in Ark. declines

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new study shows that the percentage of children without health insurance in Arkansas declined from 2008 to 2012. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report shows that the percentage of kids who were uninsured in the state dropped from 8.8 percent …

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  • Search persists for 2 missing in Mississippi River

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities carried on their search Wednesday for two men reported missing in the Mississippi River a day earlier after a barge carrying tons of steel coil flipped and sank while moored at a terminal in northeast Arkansas. The two fell into …

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  • Ethics complaint against Rep. Tom Cotton dismissed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A House ethics panel dismissed a complaint against Arkansas congressman and Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Cotton that accused him of illegally soliciting donations during a radio interview at the U.S. Capitol, according to a letter released by his campaign Wednesday. …

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  • Police chief arraigned on federal charges

    HARRISON (AP) — A northern Arkansas police chief was arraigned on federal charges Tuesday after being accused of using excessive force in the arrest of a Bull Shoals resident and falsifying a report on the incident. The U.S. Justice Department said Bull Shoals Police Chief …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Paragould family works to raise autism awareness

    PARAGOULD (AP) — When her daughter Lexi was diagnosed with autism at 2 1/2 years old, Paragould-native Ginnie Rudi said she was devastated. Lexi is both Ginnie and her husband, Eric’s first child, so they didn’t know what to expect. Eric’s sisters had suggested to …

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  • Storms bring huge hail, strong winds to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Massive hail fell in parts of north Arkansas while powerful winds pummeled the southern half of the state as severe weather struck late Thursday and early today. The National Weather Service says no tornadoes have been confirmed in the storms that …

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