• Report: More Ark. children receiving immunizations

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new report says more Arkansas children are likely to receive immunizations, dental care and mental health services than they were seven years ago. But the report from several organizations also shows Arkansas children need better access to medical care, more …

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  • Shoffner convicted

    LITTLE ROCK — A jury convicted former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner of federal bribery and extortion charges Tuesday, saying her acceptance of $36,000 from a bond trader who did business with the state was a felony rather than just a lapse in ethical judgment. Shoffner …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Woman dead, son in custody in Springdale shooting

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — Police in Springdale say a woman is dead and her son was taken into custody in a shooting at a home in the northwest Arkansas city. Lt. Derek Hudson told reporters that officers investigating reports of a man threatening to kill himself …

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  • Ark. firm recalls 29,200 pounds of chicken product

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — An Arkansas firm is recalling about 29,200 pounds of seasoned raw, chicken breast strips due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday the recall involves George’s Inc. of Springdale. The products …

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  • Footprints in snow lead to arrest

    HARRISON (AP) — Boone County authorities say footprints left in the snow led them to arrest a burglary suspect. Sheriff Keith Slape said deputies followed the footprints from a home in Western Grove that had been burglarized to the home of 31-year-old Stephen McEntire. Slape …

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  • Tractor-trailer explodes in Monette, no injuries

    MONETTE (AP) — Police in Monette say there were no injuries when a tractor-trailer rig exploded near City Hall in the northeastern Arkansas town. Police officer Kevin Bond said there were two explosions from the rig shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say both fuel …

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  • Johnny Cash fest to include Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn

    JONESBORO — Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn will perform at this year’s Johnny Cash Music Festival, according to an announcement made by concert producer and festival founder Bill Carter. Singer and comedian Mark Lowry will host the fourth-annual event for 7 p.m. Aug. …

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  • Family Leadership project accepting training applicants

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Governor’s Developmental Disability Council is accepting participants to attend Family Leadership Project training to be held April 11-12, May 2-3 and June 13-14 in Little Rock. The free training sessions are for parents of children with a developmental disability and …

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  • FS family finds young slave girl’s bill of sale

    FORT SMITH (AP) — History is often about putting pieces of a puzzle together. One Fort Smith family has a few more pieces to add to its ancestry puzzle thanks to an original copy of a bill of sale documenting the transaction of a family …

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  • Ag-Tech program draws students

    JONESBORO (AP) — There are more than 20 programmable computers on a tractor. It is a new aspect of mechanics for Westside senior Ryan Vickers. While he understands basic mechanic work, Vickers said he is ready to learn more about how to work with electronics …

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  • AETN studios host reunion for Phyllis Speer, John Philpot

    CONWAY — Phyllis Speer and John Philpot, co-hosts of “Arkansas Outdoors” and “Cooking on the Wild Side,” will make a special in-studio appearance at the Arkansas Educational Television Network for “Cooking on the Wild Side: A Phyllis & John Reunion” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The …

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