• Search resumes for pilot

    MENA (AP) — The search resumed today for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot who disappeared with his aircraft a week ago. Aggressive search efforts in the air and on land Thursday produced no leads in the search for missing AFC pilot Jake Harrell. Harrell …

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  • Traveling exhibit to be on display at Powhatan

    POWHATAN — A free traveling exhibit, “Arkansas African-American Legislators, 1868-1893,” will be displayed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 15 at Powhatan Historic State Park, located at 4414 Highway 25 in Powhatan. The exhibit was produced by the Arkansas History Commission and …

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  • 4-year-old clings to life after van crashes into water

    Four-year-old Jeanie Kenney, of Yellville, was in critical condition Wednesday at Children’s Hospital in Little Rock after being under water for an undetermined length of time Tuesday afternoon. Citizens at the scene of the one-vehicle accident near Yellville performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including mouth-to-mouth breathing assistance …

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  • Valentine craft offered

    JONESBORO — Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro will host a “Valentines for the Birds” event from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants will make a valentine bird feeder for the wintering birds in their yard and learn that having a feeder …

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  • Nominations sought for preservation properties

    LITTLE ROCK — Nominations of properties to the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas’ 2014 list are being accepted from the public now through March 21. Since 1999, the alliance has annually requested nominations to its “Most Endangered Places” list. The MEP program is a statewide …

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  • $768K collected during tax amnesty

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas collected more than $768,000 during a four-month amnesty period meant to encourage the payment of late franchise taxes, the secretary of state’s office said. The state forgave late fees and interest on delinquent tax accounts during the amnesty program late …

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  • Arkansas Water Plan public meetings announced

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Water Plan Update Statewide Issues and Recommendations workgroup will be meeting throughout the state; meetings are open to the public. Workgroup members from five Water Plan regions will prioritize the issues in their regions from the 1990 Water Plan as …

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  • Man rescued from fire, then arrested

    GOSNELL (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi County rescued a man from a burning home — then arrested him later on an outstanding warrant. Gosnell Fire Department Capt. Darryl Grissom says firefighters responded to a trailer fire Monday night. Grissom says flames were shooting out from …

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  • Entergy reports 38K outages from storm

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Tens of thousands of homes and businesses remain without electricity after wintry weather hit Arkansas. Entergy Arkansas says about 38,000 customers were without power this morning. Garland County had the highest number of outages at more than 5,800. Crittenden County reported …

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  • 50-year old man charged after spitting at cop

    HOPE (AP) — A 50-year-old Hope man is charged with battery for allegedly spitting in the face of a police officer during a traffic stop. Police say Printis Weston was pulled over on Monday night and arrested for driving while intoxicated and other charges, including …

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  • Search for pilot to resume

    MENA (AP) — After another day of foul weather slowing the search for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot and aircraft, search crews were planning to resume the effort. Numerous agencies have combined efforts to try to find Jake Harrell, who has been missing since …

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  • Are your social security benefits taxable?

    If you’ve recently begun receiving Social Security benefits or plan to apply in the near future, you may be wondering this tax season: are Social Security benefits taxable? The short answer is: sometimes. Some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security …

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