• Police: Brookland brawl leads to multiple arrests

    BROOKLAND (AP) — Authorities say 10 people were arrested after a fight broke out in the parking lot of a northeast Arkansas school. Craighead County authorities say the incident began early Sunday at a dance club in Jonesboro and the group met up again at …

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  • ASU concert to feature local musicians

    JONESBORO — The music department at Arkansas State University will present the A-State Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fowler Center, Riceland Hall. The A-State Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Timothy Oliver, associate professor of music …

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  • Arkansas Century Farms to be recognized

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Agriculture Department has announced that 102 farms will be designated as Arkansas Century Farms in 2013, and signs and certificates will be presented to the owners at five locations around the state next week. The Arkansas Century Farm program is …

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  • Senator announces spring intern program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) has announced that his office is seeking full or part-time interns to help staff in his Washington, D.C. and state offices during the 2014 spring semester. “Working in a Senate office allows interns to experience what they’ve …

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  • Freeze warning issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Forecasters say chilly weather is headed to Arkansas early this week, but the cold isn’t expected to stick around. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for much of Arkansas with a hard freeze warning in place for the …

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  • Veterans helping veterans defines Ark. food effort

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A new Arkansas program started by a veterans organization specifically to feed hungry military veterans has quickly expanded to include all in need of food. Ron Warnock, director of Feeding the Hungry and a veteran active with Disabled American Veterans Chapter …

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  • Man still haunted by mass killings

    JONESBORO (AP) — Henry Burnett didn’t think much of the fire in the distance. He had stepped into the frigid night to move his car when he saw the flames, but he thought it was probably someone burning brush. Burnett went back inside and ushered …

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  • 2014 Arkansas Beef Cookoff slated

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas CattleWomen Association is seeking entries for the 2014 Arkansas Beef Cookoff to be held on March 1 in Conway. More than $2,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the best dish in the Adult Category and the best …

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  • Scam targets bank customers

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel warns consumers about a widespread scam in which con artists are posing as representatives of financial institutions in order to obtain credit card information. The scammers use automated telephone calls and text messages in attempts to mislead consumers …

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  • Steel mill appeal set tentatively for March

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An administrative law judge has tentatively scheduled a March 28 hearing on the appeal of an air permit issued for a planned $1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County. Nucor Steel, which has two steel plants in Mississippi County, is appealing …

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  • Green Party cleared for Ark. ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State election officials say the Green Party has turned in enough signatures to appear on the Arkansas ballot next year. Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office on Wednesday told the party that it had verified that 11,166 signatures submitted were from …

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  • Hearing set for ex-lotto official

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A sentencing hearing is scheduled for a former Arkansas lottery security official charged with stealing and cashing almost half a million dollars’ worth of scratch-off tickets. The hearing for former deputy security director Remmele Mazyck began today in Little Rock. Mazyck …

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