• Veterans Benefits Fair scheduled

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home will host its second annual Veterans Benefits Fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus. KTLO will broadcast live and host a treasure chest from 3 to …

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  • Ouachita County calls for election on hospital tax

    CAMDEN (AP) — The Ouachita County Quorum Court has approved several proposals asking voters to consider a sales tax increase to fund a county hospital. The court passed three ordinances this week calling for a special election on a sales tax increase that would support …

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  • Bear hit by truck, killed

    THAYER, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials say a 600-pound black bear has been struck and killed by a semitrailer near the Arkansas border. Paul Veatch with the Missouri Department of Conservation said the animal is being studied at a facility in Jefferson City. The semitrailer …

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  • Searchers find hunter

    HARTFORD (AP) — Authorities in western Arkansas say an Oklahoma man who disappeared while deer hunting has been found safe. Sebastian County Sheriff’s Lt. Philip Pevehouse said 22-year-old Wylie Peters was found on Poteau Mountain Tuesday afternoon by a search team that included members of …

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  • 1 arrested for prostitution

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith police have arrested a man who they say promoted prostitution. Sgt. Daniel Grubbs says the 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and faces a charge of human trafficking. Undercover officers responded to an online escort advertisement on Nov. 5. That …

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  • Toddler drowns in pond

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Garland County Sheriff’s Office says a 2-year-old boy has drowned after crawling through a doggy door and into a pond. Deputies say the toddler knocked down a baby gate on Monday before crawling outside. They say the boy’s father found …

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  • UAW 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.

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  • State braces for unseasonably cold temps

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Freezing weather is expected throughout much of Arkansas this week as a front brings temperatures that are much colder than normal for November. The National Weather Service says the cold front will move through the state Tuesday. On Wednesday, high temperatures …

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  • Askew to perform in Coffee House Concert Series

    JONESBORO — Grace Askew, a singer-songwriter best known for competing on NBC television’s “The Voice” during season four in 2013 under the guidance of country music singer Blake Shelton, will perform in the Coffee House Concert Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Arts @ …

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  • Beebe to pardon sex-crime offender

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — One of the 25 people that Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe plans to pardon is a convicted sex offender who has close ties to the Beebe family. Beebe is planning to pardon 34-year-old Michael Jackson, who is a friend of his son. …

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  • State owes more than $7M to counties

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials say the state owes counties more than $7 million to in reimbursements for housing state inmates over the past four months. Almost $2 million of new housing invoices are submitted monthly to the state. The state has about $980,000 each …

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  • Legislators more powerful after election

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters gave their legislators more power in last week’s balloting, whether they intended to or not. A generation ago, after several lawmakers were caught up in scandals, Arkansas was among a wave of states that imposed term limits to prevent …

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