• 2 killed, 19 hurt in Ark. logging truck wreck

    CLINTON (AP) — A blown tire caused a logging truck to lose control and spill its cargo onto a group of construction workers, killing two and injuring 19, state police said Tuesday. The wreck occurred Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 65 in Clinton, where workers …

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  • Majestic owner given 60 days to clean up rubble

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — State environmental regulators have given the owner of the Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs 60 days to clean up the rubble from a fire that destroyed a large part of the hotel complex in February. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality …

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  • Report: Arkansas revenue dips

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An expected drop in corporate income tax collections last month pushed Arkansas’ revenue below what was forecast, and it also was lower than the state’s revenue for May of last year, the state’s Department of Finance and Administration said Tuesday. With …

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  • New Ozark-St. Francis forests supervisor announced

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The new supervisor for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests has been announced. Reggie Blackwell will take over as supervisor of the forests starting June 8. Blackwell will supervise about 200 employees who work on the more than 1.2 million acres of the …

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  • Hot Springs group to release downtown plan

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A task force that has developed a plan for Hot Springs’ downtown area is to release its findings. The Downtown Game Plan Task Force started work in March and is to detail its proposals at an event at 2 p.m. Wednesday …

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  • UCA names scholarship recipients

    CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas recently announced that 1,064 students will receive academic scholarships starting fall 2014. UCA awards five different academic scholarships to first-time entering freshmen based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. The following scholarships are awarded for up to …

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  • New Orleans man drowns in Buffalo National River

    WOOLUM (AP) — Authorities say a 49-year-old Louisiana man has drowned in the Buffalo National River while on a canoe trip with his son’s Boy Scout troop. Searcy County Sheriff Donald Ragland says David Donaldson of New Orleans drowned Monday afternoon in the Robinson Hole …

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  • 4 killed in single-car crash on Greene Co. road

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Arkansas State Police say four people were killed in a single-vehicle wreck in northeastern Arkansas. State police say the wreck happened at about 4:30 a.m. Monday in Greene County. Authorities say a car driven by 20-year-old Michael Martin went airborne after cresting …

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  • 2 killed, 19 hurt in logging truck wreck

    CLINTON (AP) — Two people were killed and 19 others injured when a logging truck barreled out of control after its brakes failed, overturning and then dumping its cargo onto a crew of more than two dozen construction workers on a bridge, authorities said. Van …

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  • PB to get new rice mill

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Economic development officials say a new rice mill is headed to Pine Bluff. The state announced Monday that Southwind Milling Co. LLC will build a rice mill at the Port of Pine Bluff. The corporation is part of Optimum Group, which …

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  • Text4baby looking for participants

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Health has announced its participation in the 2014 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest, a national competition to provide pregnant and new mothers with important information they need for their health and that of their babies. The contest was established …

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  • Ancestor fair details released

    LESLIE — The 25th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair will be held Friday and Saturday in Leslie and Marshall. Speakers will be available in two sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center, located on Oak Street in Leslie. Mark …

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