• 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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  • Texarkana prison escapee surrenders

    TEXARKANA (AP) — An escapee from the Texarkana Regional Correctional Center in southwestern Arkansas is back in custody. Arkansas Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says 41-year-old Daniel Malin returned to his work site Sunday morning after disappearing from the site on Saturday. Malin was …

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  • Plane crashes into river

    FORT SMTIH (AP) — Police in Fort Smith say the pilot of a small airplane escaped injury when the aircraft crashed into the Arkansas River. Police Sgt. Don Cobb says pilot Tim Hazelwood was attempting “touch and go” landings and takeoffs when the aircraft flipped …

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  • Grandfather, grandson compete together in race

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Sawyer Stone and his grandfather, Dave Reeder, have given an all new meaning to “family road trip,” having competed together in the Hemmings Motor News Great Race since 2002. The race is a timed endurance race of vintage automobiles that takes …

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  • Deadline to report crop acreage is Tuesday

    LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Department of Agriculture  Arkansas Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Newkirk reminds agricultural producers that Tuesday is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops. Planted acres must be reported to FSA by then. The Agricultural Act …

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  • Man killed in fall at grain bin

    BLACK OAK (AP) — Authorities say a Paragould man was killed after he fell into an empty grain bin near Black Oak. Police say 54-year-old Garth Johns was working with two other men to repair storm damage to the grain bin Thursday. Johns had been …

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