• UAW retirees 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. Service representatives from UAW Retiree Medical Benefit Trust, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and United Health Care will be in attendance and will speak …

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  • Questions persist about standoff

    PINE BLUFF — When the time came to move 107-year-old Monroe Isadore to a new home, police say he resisted and barricaded himself inside. Authorities tried using a camera to monitor him, along with negotiating tactics, and finally gas to get him to come out. …

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  • Mayor says D.C. trip needed

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro’s mayor says that while he and some of his employees will spend $2,500 to travel to Washington, D.C., next week, the city will eventually receive far more in return. Mayor Harold Perrin says Jonesboro has needs that cannot be supported by …

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  • Special prosecutor sought for sheriff

    BENTON (AP) — An Arkansas prosecutor has asked a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to explore the possibility of removing the sheriff of Saline County following his guilty plea to a public drunkenness charge. Prosecuting Attorney Ken Casady made the request in a letter …

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  • Court date set for man charged in cyclist’s death

    AUGUSTA (AP) — A 21-year-old man accused of driving into and injuring a group of bicyclists traveling through Arkansas on a cross-country trip has been released on his own recognizance. Prosecutors filed paperwork last week charging Teagan Ross Martin of Newport with negligent homicide after …

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  • Arvest intends offer for Metropolitan Bank

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A second bank says it will make an offer for Metropolitan Bank when it goes on the auction block next Monday. Arvest Bank said in a legal notice published Thursday that it intends to bid on Metropolitan, which has about $1 …

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  • 1 killed in shooting at nightclub

    STUTTGART (AP) — Stuttgart police say they have had trouble obtaining information from people who may have witnessed holiday weekend violence that left one person dead and five others injured. The violence erupted early Sunday at Casey’s Warehouse, where police say Albert Goodloe, 32, died …

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  • Burned body found in SUV

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Authorities in Miller County are trying to identify a person whose body was found in a burning sport-utility vehicle. Arkansas State Police said Thursday that they were called at 4:30 a.m. about the car burning in a dry creek bed on U.S. …

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  • Expedited screening coming to Clinton National Airport

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration plans to install an expedited passenger screening program at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock by the end of the year. Frequent travelers selected by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways are eligible …

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  • Hendrix to host visiting artist Dustyn Bork

    CONWAY — The Hendrix College Department of Art will host “The plan keeps coming up again,” a solo painting and printmaking exhibition by visiting artist Dustyn Bork. Bork, an assistant professor of art at Lyon College, earned his master’s degree in printmaking from Indiana University …

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  • Distinctive live music venue: Frontporch Stage in Mt. Ida sets melodic scene

    MOUNT IDA — Mount Ida is home to a memorable and melodic scene at the Frontporch Stage. This outdoor, family-friendly live music venue hosts free performances of bluegrass, gospel, country and more every Saturday night May through October. The aim is to feature bands that …

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  • New pest in Arkansas attacks Bermuda grass

    LITTLE ROCK — Scientists have confirmed the presence of a new insect pest in Arkansas, one that feeds on Bermuda grass, but isn’t expected to be too problematic for ranchers or hay producers. Entomologists from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture confirmed a …

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