• PBS to feature ASU grad’s role as agent during assassination

    JONESBORO — Most people in northeast Arkansas know the legendary Bill Carter as the man who brought the Johnny Cash Music Festival to Arkansas State University. But, Carter, an A-State graduate, has had several careers, and one of the first was to serve as a …

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  • Child falls into hole, rescued

    WYNNE (AP) — A 2-year-old boy has been rescued after falling into a hole in the ground in Wynne. The Cross County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the child was playing with another child shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the boy …

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  • Feds: 250 Arkansans get coverage through website

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal officials say 250 Arkansans managed to enroll for health insurance last month by using the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services were even …

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  • Arraignment delayed for Tulsa man charged in crash

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arraignment has been delayed for a University of Arkansas student charged with two counts of manslaughter over a boating accident in northeast Oklahoma. John Stuart Deselms of Tulsa was due in court this week in Delaware County but a delay was granted …

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  • Buffalo River increases campground fees

    HARRISON (AP) — The Buffalo National River is increasing the fees at five of its campgrounds in north Arkansas. Officials say it’s the first increase in fees in 10 years at the Buffalo National River. Superintendent Kevin Cheri says the Buffalo faces budget cuts like …

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  • NLR neighborhood lifts alcohol ban

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Voters have legalized alcohol sales in the Park Hill neighborhood in North Little Rock. The measure passed in a special election Tuesday in six precincts that had approved a ban on alcohol sales in 1966. The change allows the sale …

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  • Police: Brookland brawl leads to multiple arrests

    BROOKLAND (AP) — Authorities say 10 people were arrested after a fight broke out in the parking lot of a northeast Arkansas school. Craighead County authorities say the incident began early Sunday at a dance club in Jonesboro and the group met up again at …

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  • ASU concert to feature local musicians

    JONESBORO — The music department at Arkansas State University will present the A-State Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fowler Center, Riceland Hall. The A-State Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Timothy Oliver, associate professor of music …

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  • Arkansas Century Farms to be recognized

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Agriculture Department has announced that 102 farms will be designated as Arkansas Century Farms in 2013, and signs and certificates will be presented to the owners at five locations around the state next week. The Arkansas Century Farm program is …

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  • Senator announces spring intern program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) has announced that his office is seeking full or part-time interns to help staff in his Washington, D.C. and state offices during the 2014 spring semester. “Working in a Senate office allows interns to experience what they’ve …

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  • Freeze warning issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Forecasters say chilly weather is headed to Arkansas early this week, but the cold isn’t expected to stick around. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for much of Arkansas with a hard freeze warning in place for the …

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  • Veterans helping veterans defines Ark. food effort

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A new Arkansas program started by a veterans organization specifically to feed hungry military veterans has quickly expanded to include all in need of food. Ron Warnock, director of Feeding the Hungry and a veteran active with Disabled American Veterans Chapter …

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