• Snow — again — in forecast

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Yet another round of wintry weather is headed to parts of Arkansas. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of central, western and southeast Arkansas from 6 p.m. today until noon Tuesday. Forecasters say areas could …

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  • Schools to seek waiver on days

    WEST FORK (AP) — A number of Arkansas school districts intend to ask the state Department of Education for permission to shorten the school year because they’ve had so many snow days. The state requires schools to be in session for 178 days. Once they …

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  • Hearing planned about streams

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. Tuesday to receive comments on the agency’s proposed 2014 Impaired Waterbodies List (commonly called the 303(d) List). The hearing will be held in the Commission Room at the …

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  • Orchestra to perform at Vada Sheid Center

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. The orchestra will present a wide array of classic American music ranging from The Rat Pack, Michael Bublé and Andy Williams to …

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  • National forests to conduct prescribed burns

    HOT SPRINGS — The Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests will be conducting prescribed burns in Arkansas and Oklahoma for the next several months. The purposes of these burns are to reestablish fire’s natural role in the forest ecosystem, improve forest health and reduce the …

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  • Triplets born in Baxter County mark 70th birthday

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Three baby girls, weighing about three pounds each, were born in Baxter County on Feb. 7, 1944, and soon became known as “the Grant triplets” — Joan, Janie and Judy. Their parents were the late Daniel Lee Grant and Ruby Sammons …

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  • Police, sociologists note drop in icy accidents

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police and social scientists believe that while Arkansas residents are obtaining plenty of experience on icy roads this winter, a drop in the number of traffic accidents is likely due to motorists simply choosing to park their cars and wait for …

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  • Legislature gathers for session

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas legislators enter their 2014 session with the state’s private-option Medicaid plan at the top of their agenda. Their third fiscal session opens Monday in Little Rock. Legislators meeting last year approved using federal dollars to buy private insurance for poorer …

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  • Person jumps into river to avoid truck, missing

    FULTON (AP) — Authorities will resume their search today for a person who jumped from an icy interstate bridge into a river to avoid a skidding tractor-trailer in southwestern Arkansas. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Keith Stephens says teams in boats with sonar were …

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  • Man dies working in warehouse

    JONESBORO (AP) — Craighead County authorities say a 71-year-old man has died while helping clean an empty warehouse in south Jonesboro. Sheriff’s Investigator Rusty Grigsby said James Luther Johnson was one of four men working in the building owned by Fowler Foods when he became …

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  • Motorcyclist dies in crash

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a 23-year-old Fayetteville man was killed when his motorcycle rear-ended a car and he was thrown from the vehicle. A state police report says Robert Robinson was eastbound on a city street about 1:30 p.m. Saturday when he …

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  • Snow in forecast for much of state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A winter weather advisory has been issued for much of Arkansas as more snow heads into The Natural State. The National Weather Service says the advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. today until 2 a.m. Saturday. Forecasters say snowfall amounts …

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