• ASU-MH to hold beginner computer classes for seniors

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A six-week beginner computer class for seniors will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 15 at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Course topics include “What is this machine and what will it do,” “How do I …

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  • Courthouse shut down by fleas reopens

    ASHDOWN (AP) — A Southwest Arkansas courthouse has reopened after it was closed for flea fumigation. Little River County officials closed the historic county courthouse on Friday and employees got a half day off with pay. County Judge Clayton Castleman said the courthouse was besieged …

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  • Ark. attorney general settles with charity

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has announced the settlement of a lawsuit he filed against the New Jersey-based National Police Defense Foundation. McDaniel said Tuesday that the NPDF agreed to pay $120,000 restitution to consumers and to stop professional fundraising activities …

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  • Woman killed while jogging

    PRAIRIE GROVE (AP) — Authorities say a woman was struck and killed while jogging along the side of a highway in northwest Arkansas. The Prairie Grove Police Department says the collision happened Tuesday morning along U.S. 62. According to police, 46-year-old Deborah Hildebrand was killed …

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  • It’s time to buy hunting licenses

     LITTLE ROCK — It is time to get a new hunting license. Old ones expired June 30. Arkansas hunting licenses are different from fishing licenses in that they all expire on June 30. Fishing licenses expire one year from date of purchase. A purchase of …

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  • Andrew Parker joins AGFC panel

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has named Andrew Parker of Little Rock as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. “Andrew is one of our bright, up-and-coming Arkansans who has a lifelong love for the outdoors, is an avid hunter, and …

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  • Tick season returns in full force – They can carry serious illneses

    FAYETTEVILLE — Despite a cold winter that some hoped would kill off ticks, the pestilent  pests are active and biting throughout Arkansas and neighboring states. “This year we’re seeing an abundance of lone star ticks and American dog ticks,” said Kelly Loftin, extension entomologist for …

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  • Cooler temps, stormy weather headed to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says a strong cold front will bring unseasonably cool temperatures to Arkansas along with the chance for flooding in the southern part of the state. Today was predicted to be another hot day, but temperatures are expected …

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  • Woman drowns at Bull Shoals

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — Police say a woman has drowned at Brown’s Beach on Bull Shoals Lake. A witness said the woman had a child on her back before she drowned Sunday evening. The station reports the child is unharmed. The woman was taken by …

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  • Johnny Cash Music festival set for Aug. 15

    JONESBORO — The Fourth Annual Johnny Cash Music Festival will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center. The official grand opening of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home will follow on Aug. 16. Country Music Hall-of-Famers Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare …

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  • Soldier who was pen pal visits Red Hatters

    JONESBORO — It’s not every day that you get to meet a hero or your pen pal, but for the ladies of the Red Hat Society at Craighead Nursing Center, they recently did both. Army Staff Sgt. Caleb Elsperman, a St. Louis native who now …

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  • Police identify body of teen who drowned

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Police have identified a man who drowned at Beaver Lake as 19-year-old Elijah Watson. Watson was swimming across the lake with two friends on Saturday night when he went under the water. A dive team found his body early Sunday morning. A …

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