• Fishing hobby becomes business for teen

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Barling teenager with an affection for fishing is turning his favorite pastime into a future. Garret McMahan, a sophomore at Northside High School, sells hand-painted bass lures with aspirations of one day owning a bait and tackle store. “If I’m …

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  • A ‘cool’ concept: Arkansas natives teaching in Alaska

    JONESBORO (AP) — For many, the first year of marriage is an adjustment — new address, new phone number, new name and new experiences associated with shared life. Understanding the culture shock that accompanies the feelings of the honeymoon phase, imagine adding the variable of …

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  • Jonesboro call center to close in May

    JONESBORO (AP) — A call center in Jonesboro is again closing its doors and laying off employees. StarTek said Tuesday that 125 people will lose their jobs as the facility shuts down completely on May 12. Company marketing director Rosemary Hanratty says the Jonesboro call …

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  • Tour of Davidsonville town site to be given

    POCAHONTAS — A tour of the Davidsonville Town Site will be given from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday by Davidsonville Historic State Park staff. The town of Davidsonville was established in 1815 and was the earliest platted town in Arkansas. It was also the home …

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  • Exam results reflect continued growth in schools

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas students continue to make improvements on Advanced Placement exams. According to College Board, which released its 10th Annual AP Report to the Nation today, Arkansas public and private high school students took 13,933 exams in May 2013 that resulted in scores …

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  • Judges, prosecutors get pay raise

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House has passed a bill to fund salaries for the state’s elected officials, including a 1 percent raise for judges, prosecutors and constitutional officers. The raise does not extend to the lawmakers themselves. On a 78-12 vote Wednesday, the …

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  • Motorcycle swap meet and show scheduled for this weekend

    LITTLE ROCK — The 29th annual ABATE District One Motorcycle Swap Meet and Ride In Bike Show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds Hall of Industry, located at 2600 Howard St. in Little Rock. Items …

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  • Retired auto workers to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. It will be a “white shirt” day. The tri-annual election for executive board officers will be conducted.

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  • Missing pilot found 20 miles from last known position

    LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot who went missing with his plane last month while patrolling for wildfires was found dead Tuesday in the wreckage of the aircraft that may have clipped the trees or a rugged mountain itself, the agency said. The …

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  • AR lawmaker calls for Common Core delay

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) – A Republican lawmaker is proposing that Arkansas delay its implementation of a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and mathematics that have been fully adopted in most states. Sen. Gary Stubblefield, a Republican from Branch, filed legislation Monday that would …

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  • New Café Roulant provides revolutionary dining experience

    Eureka Springs — Everybody gets a coveted window seat at the new Café Roulant in Eureka Springs, along with a view that changes every minute and a menu that changes every day. Roulant, pronounced “roo-lon” with a silent “t,” is French for “equipped with wheels.” …

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  • Search to resume for bridge jumper

    FULTON (AP) — Authorities have temporarily suspended the search for a woman on the Red River who has been missing since she and another person went over a highway bridge railing on Saturday during a crash on an icy bridge. The search for 42-year-old Janice …

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