• Autumn Color Tour offered

    RUSSELLVILLE — Forest visitors are invited to reserve space for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests’ 52nd annual Fall Color Tour scheduled for Oct. 18 in Jasper, according to a news release. The tour begins at the Newton County courthouse where buses will take the tour …

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  • Gospel group Casting Crowns to perform at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Gospel group Casting Crowns will present “The Acoustic Sessions Live” with special guest Dara Maclean at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Since its launch in 2003, the …

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  • Craighead Co. couple to be on HGTV

    JONESBORO (AP) — Dana and Steve Watkins hail from small Craighead County towns and never expected to be homeowners in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador. But they are, and “House Hunters International” will broadcast their story at 9:30 p.m. Thursday on HGTV. “We both grew up in …

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  • Shutdown could mean 2,000+ Ark. furloughs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The director of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration says a federal government shutdown could mean more than 2,000 state employees being furloughed starting Tuesday. Richard Weiss told state agency directors in a memo Friday that a shutdown would mean …

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  • The Marshall Plan collecting Tastykakes, donations for troops

    Lehigh Valley, Penn. — When Kaitlin Reinbold’s Marine boyfriend was stationed in Afghanistan in 2011, she sent care packages to remind him of home. Tastykakes were the most popular items with the Marines, particularly with one named Marshall Kennedy, who had never eaten them before. …

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  • Man accused of sex crimes

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas man faces 38 charges, including aggravated rape and aggravated incest charges, in connection with sex crimes in Louisiana. Zachary Scott Carraway, 25, of Springdale, Ark., has been booked with 19 counts of aggravated incest, 10 counts of …

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  • Free health screening announced

    LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy students will host free health screenings at Kroger pharmacies throughout the state Saturday, including the store in Batesville. The screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checks and will be held …

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  • Preliminary pageants seek qualified candidates

    BLYTHEVILLE — Miss Northeast Arkansas and Miss River Delta, both preliminaries to the Miss Arkansas and Miss America pageants, and now seeking qualified candidates to participate in the pageants. The Northeast Arkansas area includes Mississippi, Crittenden, Poinsett, Greene, Clay, Cross, Independence, Randolph, Lawrence, Sharp, Jackson, …

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  • Medical professionals honored

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — In an emergency situation, when someone’s life is on the line, the doctors and nurses who step in to help become like a second family. This is especially true for Hot Springs residents Jerry and Debbie Brock. In October of last …

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  • Medal of Honor recipient to join veterans job fair

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation at a job fair for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses. More than 55 employers are expected to participate in Tuesday’s event at the Statehouse …

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  • Teen pleads not guilty in death of neighbor girl

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas teenager accused of killing an 11-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Seventeen-year-old Christopher Sowell pleaded not guilty to the charge on Thursday. He’s due back in court on Oct. 14, and his trial is set to begin …

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  • Alleged shooter found mentally fit

    HOPE (AP) — An Ozan man accused of shooting an Arkansas State Police trooper during a traffic stop has been found mentally fit to stand trial. Herman Lee White is charged with first-degree battery of a law enforcement officer for the March 2012 shooting of …

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