• Road work set over holiday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas highway officials say 48 miles of major state roads will be under construction and have lane closures during the Fourth of July weekend. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department warns that delays may be possible along Interstates 30, 40, 55 …

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  • National Forest caves closed; forest managers hopeful a cure can be found for deadly bat disease

    RUSSELLVILLE — The U.S. Forest Service has extended the closure order for all caves and mines on National Forest system lands until 2019 to help prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome, a disease fatal for many species of bats. “Scientists are working on potential solutions …

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  • Fort Smith airport traffic up in first part of ’14

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Officials say passenger traffic at Fort Smith Regional Airport is up by more than 7 percent in the first five months of this year. Airport operations director Michael Griffin says a large percentage of the airport’s traffic comes from business travelers. …

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  • Dual sport riding gains ground in Arkansas

    Part of the appeal of riding motorcycles is the adventure found on the open road. On a dual sport motorcycle, one suited for both on- and off-road riding, bikers can also venture off paved roads and highways to explore backcountry terrain like dirt roads, gravel …

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  • Site uncovers remains of American Indians, slaves

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An American Indian tribe that was historically based in Arkansas but now calls Oklahoma home is teaming with descendants of African-American slaves to research and preserve an archaeological site that contains the remains of their ancestors. The burial sites were discovered …

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  • Lawmakers plan special session

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are spreading out across two different parts of downtown as they gather for a special legislative session focused on teacher insurance, the lottery and prison overcrowding. The House and Senate were convening today for the session, which legislative leaders …

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  • Floods force evacuations

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials say water is beginning to recede in eastern Arkansas after flash floods closed several highways and caused families to leave their homes. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Yvette Smith said U.S. 70, Arkansas 86, and U.S. 49 in Monroe …

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  • Remains found near Camden

    CAMDEN (AP) — Authorities are investigating after skeletal remains were discovered near an abandoned home in Camden. Camden Police Chief Bo Woody says the bones were found Wednesday night. Authorities determined that the remains were human, and they’ve been sent to the Arkansas State Crime …

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  • Special session highlights Arkansas’ old state Capitol

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The last time Arkansas lawmakers took up any substantial legislation in the Old State House building, wireless was something that had just been invented by Guglielmo Marconi and a tweet was something you heard from the birds outdoors. But with the …

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  • Hospital announces layoffs

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — CHI St. Vincent says it will cut 157 positions system-wide after its acquisition of a hospital and clinic in Hot Springs. The company announced Thursday that the job reductions include 91 layoffs, with the remainder of cuts occurring by leaving vacant …

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  • Barling ‘bug nut’ seeks out butterflies

    BARLING (AP) — With a camera close at hand, retired scientist and self-professed “bug nut” Clifford Ivy spends hours each day scouring the landscape for his latest passion — butterflies. “It takes a lot of patience,” the 72-year-old from Barling said. “They’re not very cooperative. …

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  • Reward offered in fatal shooting

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police are offering a reward for information in connection with a more than one-month-old shooting death. Police announced Wednesday a $3,000 reward for information leading to those involved in the shooting death of 47-year-old William Keith Gosney. Police say Gosney was …

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