• Tiny Arkansas town to dedicate park for Angelou

    STAMPS (AP) — Stamps has approved a plan to dedicate its only park in honor of the small Arkansas town’s most famous former resident, the late poet Maya Angelou. The Stamps City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to dedicate the park for Angelou who died …

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  • Craft Fest to be held 

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Craft Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Education Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. The building is air conditioned and handicap accessible. More than 70 booths will …

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  • Paragould teacher finds old scrapbooks in closet

    PARAGOULD (AP) — In late May, School of the 21st Century teacher Sara Nelson-Bassett unearthed a time capsule while cleaning out her classroom’s closet. She discovered five scrapbooks tucked deep inside the closet, apparently unseen by anyone for years. The books range in age from …

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  • Shooting range opened in Newton Co.

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The Ozark-St. Francis National Forests has opened a new shooting range near the small Newton County community of Deer. Newton County Sheriff Keith Slape says having the range allows his deputies to maintain their law enforcement standards without having to drive long …

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  • 2 jailed for defacing police memorial

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Authorities say two women have been arrested for vandalizing the new Fallen Officers Memorial in West Memphis. According to police, the women allegedly etched words into the memorial while their children threw rocks at the wall. One of the women reportedly …

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  • Psychic medium John Edward coming back to Little Rock

    Little Rock — Psychic medium John Edward will be making a return trip to Little Rock on July 10 at Embassy Suites Little Rock, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway. The show will be from 8-10 p.m.; doors open at 7. A John Edward “group” event or …

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  • Zoo crew to be at meeting

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will present its annual Creature Feature at 6 p.m. June 24 in the Petit Jean Electric Building, located at 270 Quality Drive in Clinton. Several residents of Little Rock Zoo will be featured. Door prizes will be awarded …

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  • Arkansas native to star in NatGeo‘s ‘Die Trying’

    Arkansas native Jason Matthews will star in the new television show “Die Trying” on the National Geographic channel beginning in August. The show follows teams of scientists and adventurers on quests to some of the earth’s wildest locations while doing wildlife research. On the show, …

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  • Inmate dies in infirmary

    GRADY (AP) — Officials say an Arkansas inmate serving a life sentence on a murder conviction has died in prison. Arkansas Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says 55-year-old Robbin Ridling died Sunday morning in the infirmary of the Cummins Unit prison. Wilson says the …

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  • Ex-county judge pleads guilty to bribery charge

    EL DORADO (AP) — A former Ouachita County judge has pleaded guilty to a bribery charge involving a Federal Emergency Management Agency contract to clean up debris following October 2009 storms in the county. Court documents show that James Michael Hesterly entered the plea Wednesday …

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  • Train collision kills one

    GARNER (AP) — Authorities in White County say a teenager was killed when her car was struck by a train. White County Chief Deputy Phillip Miller says the collision happened Wednesday morning on railroad tracks near Garner. Miller says 16-year-old Logan Roper drove her vehicle …

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  • Rutledge wins runoff

    LITTLE ROCK — Former Republican National Committee lawyer Leslie Rutledge won the GOP nomination for Arkansas attorney general on Tuesday in a divisive primary runoff featuring attacks from an outside group that tried to portray her as allied with national Democratic figures. In another high …

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