• Former IndCo man shot, killed in Ala.

    McCALLA, Ala. — A former Independence County man was shot and killed by his boyfriend’s mother, according to authorities in Alabama. The shooting happened early Monday evening at Love’s Truck Stop in McCalla. Jamie R. Johnson, 36, was pronounced dead at UAB Medical West hospital. …

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  • Panel critical of lottery monitor games

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas lottery is trying to find ways to boost sales so the state can award more college scholarships, but a legislative panel showed little affection Tuesday for the methods that could be employed. The Legislative Lottery Oversight Committee approved a …

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  • National Guard to open new center at Fort Chaffee

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for the Arkansas National Guard’s new training facility at Fort Chaffee. The $26 million Combined Arms Collective Training Facility will allow the military and law enforcement the opportunity to train in real-life situations. The new training …

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  • Pecan producers can sharpen their skills at April 24 workshop

    ATKINS — Producers can sharpen their skills at the April 24 Pecan Growing and Grafting Workshop: Years 1-5. The workshop, which runs 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. will be held at the Point Remove Wetlands Reclamation and Irrigation District Office at 65 McLaren Loop in Atkins. Lunch …

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  • Zip lines across the state provide riders rush of adrenaline

    HOT SPRINGS — A new aerial attraction has opened at Catherine’s Landing near Hot Springs. A set of zip lines called Adventureworks Hot Springs opened its 12 lines in mid-March. The activity involves soaring through the air by a cable suspended above an incline, to …

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  • Medevac unit practices rescues on mountain

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An LUH-72 Lakota Black Hawk helicopter swooped down on the west summit of Pinnacle Mountain on a recent Saturday morning, eventually hovering over the north side. The wind from the rotors blew leaves off the bushes, and the two dozen or …

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  • Police officer fired after arrest

    GUY (AP) — The Guy Police Department has fired a part-time police officer after he was arrested last week on suspicion of Internet stalking of a child. Chief Dave Martini says the department terminated Josh George’s employment. Martini says he will ask the Arkansas Commission …

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  • State working to reduce wet-weather crashes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — About two dozen highways in Arkansas are set to receive a new pavement treatment that’s aimed at reducing crashes during wet weather. The pavement treatment is now used on some Arkansas interstates and is being expanded to other roadways in the …

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  • 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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