• AG responds to concern over propane prices

    LITTLE ROCK — Propane prices have risen dramatically in recent weeks, causing concern among Arkansas consumers who rely on the liquefied gas to heat their homes. Many rural Arkansans use propane as a heating source, and they are being hit especially hard this year because …

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  • Authorities investigate death of 2-month-old boy

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Authorities in Sequoyah County are investigating the death of a 2-month-old boy. Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart said that officers responded to a call about an infant who had died at a home in Vian on Thursday evening. Lockhart declined to …

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  • AARP to provide free tax assistance, preparation

    LITTLE ROCK — This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, …

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  • Park to hold scavenger hunt

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will host a scavenger hunt from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is for adults and children. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Teams of two will follow clues and see who gets to the …

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  • Interactive program offered

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host an interactive program at 2 p.m. on most Saturdays. People of all ages are invited to discover the history that can be found in their own back yard. The programs are free. On Saturday, the program “Lego …

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  • Crawford seeks submissions for student app competition

    JONESBORO — Congressman Rick Crawford is inviting Arkansas’ 1st Congressional District high school students to participate in the “2014 Congressional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Competition: House App Contest” that starts Saturday and ends April 30. The contest, open to all high school students …

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  • Combat vet honored for saving Batesville woman

    Little Rock — Col. Conrad Reynolds, U.S. Army (retired), has been awarded a Capitol Citation as a “Life Saver” from the Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin for his actions following a recent car accident near Beebe. On the morning of Jan. 18, Reynolds was …

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  • Trumann fire chief dies

    TRUMANN — The fire chief in Trumann suffered a massive heart attack while fighting a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Lt. Revis Kemper with the fire department. According to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson, Rick Winkles, 53, suffered a heart attack while on a call …

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  • ‘School Choice Week’ began Monday in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK — This week is School Choice Week in Arkansas and across the country. More than 30 events are planned across the state, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide. “The Week,” which is the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity, gives students, parents and …

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  • Light snow expected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Light snow is falling in parts of Arkansas as cold temperatures settle over the state. The National Weather Service says a dusting of snow is likely today in many areas, with the brunt of the wintry weather hitting south of the …

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  • New owners cultivate growth of Searcy-based Yarnell’s

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two years after successfully reviving the Yarnell’s ice cream brand from bankruptcy, Schulze & Burch Biscuit Co. of Chicago is still cautious. “We want to avoid any of the problems with bringing in projects that don’t have a profitable component to …

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  • Collection of youth’s DNA ruled unlawful

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas officials have halted the practice of collecting DNA samples from youths who commit a felony after a judge ruled staff at the state’s largest juvenile lockup didn’t abide by state law when it took DNA from a boy last year. …

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