• Blake to perform in Mtn. Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Returning to his roots and native state of Arkansas, former NBC “The Voice” season one contestant Jared Blake is bringing home his signature grunge country rock sound with a live-taped performance Friday in the Royal 66 at Mountain Home. The action-packed performance …

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  • Arkansas students average higher score on ACT

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas students averaged a higher composite score on a college entrance exam compared to last year, but still fell short of the national average. The ACT is a college entrance test scored from 1 to 36 that tests four subjects: English, …

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  • NTSB: Crash wiped out signal that could hold clues

    LITTLE ROCK — A federal investigator said Tuesday that a signal that would have given a final instruction to the crew of a railroad train involved in a fatal head-on collision was damaged in the accident but could still hold clues as to what happened. …

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  • Ex-sheriff grew tired of elections

    JONESBORO — Former Independence County Sheriff Keith Bowers got tired of the stress that campaigning put on him and his family and wanted to return to his law enforcement roots. Which is why he is now a deputy with the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office tasked …

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  • Coin, currency show set

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Sixth Annual Coin and Currency Show will be Friday and Saturday in the Convention Hall of the Mountain Home Ramada Inn. Event hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The admission …

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  • 2 dead, 2 hurt in train crash

    HOXIE — Two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others were injured when two freight trains collided head-on in northeast Arkansas early Sunday, Arkansas State Police said. The collision happened about 3 a.m. in Hoxie in Lawrence County. A resulting fire took …

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  • Group submits petitions to expand alcohol sales

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group pushing for expanded alcohol sales in Arkansas submitted additional petitions Friday in an effort to put its proposal on the November ballot. Let Arkansas Decide turned in 41,492 signatures Friday to the secretary of state’s office. The group had …

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  • Medical marijuana item certified for 2016 ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has approved the wording of an item for the 2016 ballot that would legalize use of medical marijuana. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that the proposal meets state requirements to enable the sponsoring group, Arkansans …

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  • State logs coldest July on record

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Climatic Data Center says last month was the coldest July on record in Arkansas. Research shows that the statewide average temperature in July was 75.7 degrees. That breaks Arkansas’ previous record of 76.3 degrees, set in July 1967. It’s …

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  • Electric Co-op awards $50K energy makeover

    LITTLE ROCK — The $50,000 energy efficiency makeover manufactured home edition sponsored by Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas has been won by Connie Jefferies of Damascus. Jefferies’ 1999 single-wide home will receive up to $50,000 in energy efficiency improvements. During a recent energy audit, experts pinpointed …

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  • Inventor purchases former Dogpatch park land for $2M

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The inventor of a “spill-proof” dog bowl and his partners purchased what is left of a northern Arkansas former theme park based on a comic strip for about $2 million. Charles “Bud” Pelsor, the CEO of Great American Spillproof Products Inc., …

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  • Senators seek to end lt. gov. post

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two Arkansas legislators proposed abolishing the lieutenant governor’s office, deriding it Thursday as outdated and unnecessary and saying they’ll push during the next legislative session to have voters decide whether to keep the post. Less than three months before voters will …

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