• National Guard to open new center at Fort Chaffee

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for the Arkansas National Guard’s new training facility at Fort Chaffee. The $26 million Combined Arms Collective Training Facility will allow the military and law enforcement the opportunity to train in real-life situations. The new training …

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  • Pecan producers can sharpen their skills at April 24 workshop

    ATKINS — Producers can sharpen their skills at the April 24 Pecan Growing and Grafting Workshop: Years 1-5. The workshop, which runs 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. will be held at the Point Remove Wetlands Reclamation and Irrigation District Office at 65 McLaren Loop in Atkins. Lunch …

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  • Zip lines across the state provide riders rush of adrenaline

    HOT SPRINGS — A new aerial attraction has opened at Catherine’s Landing near Hot Springs. A set of zip lines called Adventureworks Hot Springs opened its 12 lines in mid-March. The activity involves soaring through the air by a cable suspended above an incline, to …

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  • Medevac unit practices rescues on mountain

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An LUH-72 Lakota Black Hawk helicopter swooped down on the west summit of Pinnacle Mountain on a recent Saturday morning, eventually hovering over the north side. The wind from the rotors blew leaves off the bushes, and the two dozen or …

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  • Police officer fired after arrest

    GUY (AP) — The Guy Police Department has fired a part-time police officer after he was arrested last week on suspicion of Internet stalking of a child. Chief Dave Martini says the department terminated Josh George’s employment. Martini says he will ask the Arkansas Commission …

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  • State working to reduce wet-weather crashes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — About two dozen highways in Arkansas are set to receive a new pavement treatment that’s aimed at reducing crashes during wet weather. The pavement treatment is now used on some Arkansas interstates and is being expanded to other roadways in the …

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  • Cotton, Pryor to schedule debates

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton on Sunday called for a series of five debates with Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, the incumbent Cotton is challenging in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race. Cotton said that he wants the debates to be held in five …

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  • Police chief ordered to live with mayor

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — A north Arkansas police chief arrested on federal charges of using excessive force is free from jail — as long as he lives with the town’s mayor, a federal magistrate has ordered. U.S. Magistrate James Marschewski on Wednesday released Dan Sutterfield, …

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  • Park to hold Dutch oven class

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will have a Dutch oven cooking class from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Participants will cook authentic German recipes and learn more about the German pioneers who settled in Arkansas. The class is for all levels of Dutch oven …

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  • ‘Elvis’ comes to ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — “An Evening with Elvis” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the McClure Convention Center inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, located on the campus of Arkansas State University at Mountain Home. Argo, the disc jockey for Elvis Radio, will …

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  • Committee of 100 to mark 40th anniversary

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike and first lady Ginger Beebe will host the Committee of One Hundred’s 40th anniversary celebration with a special event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Governor’s Mansion. Tickets are $50 per person and may be reserved through a …

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  • Study: Percent of uninsured kids in Ark. declines

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new study shows that the percentage of children without health insurance in Arkansas declined from 2008 to 2012. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report shows that the percentage of kids who were uninsured in the state dropped from 8.8 percent …

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