• National forests to conduct prescribed burns

    HOT SPRINGS — The Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests will be conducting prescribed burns in Arkansas and Oklahoma for the next several months. The purposes of these burns are to reestablish fire’s natural role in the forest ecosystem, improve forest health and reduce the …

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  • Triplets born in Baxter County mark 70th birthday

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Three baby girls, weighing about three pounds each, were born in Baxter County on Feb. 7, 1944, and soon became known as “the Grant triplets” — Joan, Janie and Judy. Their parents were the late Daniel Lee Grant and Ruby Sammons …

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  • Police, sociologists note drop in icy accidents

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police and social scientists believe that while Arkansas residents are obtaining plenty of experience on icy roads this winter, a drop in the number of traffic accidents is likely due to motorists simply choosing to park their cars and wait for …

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  • Legislature gathers for session

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas legislators enter their 2014 session with the state’s private-option Medicaid plan at the top of their agenda. Their third fiscal session opens Monday in Little Rock. Legislators meeting last year approved using federal dollars to buy private insurance for poorer …

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  • Person jumps into river to avoid truck, missing

    FULTON (AP) — Authorities will resume their search today for a person who jumped from an icy interstate bridge into a river to avoid a skidding tractor-trailer in southwestern Arkansas. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Keith Stephens says teams in boats with sonar were …

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  • Man dies working in warehouse

    JONESBORO (AP) — Craighead County authorities say a 71-year-old man has died while helping clean an empty warehouse in south Jonesboro. Sheriff’s Investigator Rusty Grigsby said James Luther Johnson was one of four men working in the building owned by Fowler Foods when he became …

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  • Motorcyclist dies in crash

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a 23-year-old Fayetteville man was killed when his motorcycle rear-ended a car and he was thrown from the vehicle. A state police report says Robert Robinson was eastbound on a city street about 1:30 p.m. Saturday when he …

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  • Snow in forecast for much of state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A winter weather advisory has been issued for much of Arkansas as more snow heads into The Natural State. The National Weather Service says the advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. today until 2 a.m. Saturday. Forecasters say snowfall amounts …

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  • Ex-treasurer indicted over campaign cash

    LITTLE ROCK — A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted former Treasurer Martha Shoffner, already facing trial next month over accusations she accepted cash payments from a broker to whom she steered investments, on new charges that she spent thousands in campaign funds on personal …

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  • Beebe declares emergency

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe says damage to private and public property during this week’s winter weather was bad enough to qualify as an emergency. The governor issued a proclamation Thursday suspending some purchasing laws so state agencies can aid local governments impacted …

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  • Flu death toll rises to 36 in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Eight people have died from the flu in Arkansas during the past week, bringing the total for the season to 36, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. As of Wednesday, 36 people have died from influenza in Arkansas this flu …

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  • Cyber-crimes unit arrests Grant Co. man

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials at the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office have arrested a Grant County man for possession of child pornography. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that 27-year-old Bryan Mitchell Baker of Sheridan was arrested on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing …

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