• Ark. flowers grace D.C. tree

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A little piece of Arkansas is spending the holiday season in Washington. Arkansas wildflowers have been placed inside plastic ornaments and hang on one of the trees lining a walkway surrounding the National Christmas Tree. The other 49 states, the District …

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  • Survey: Duck numbers drop

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Waterfowl hunters are likely seeing an increased number of ducks in recent weeks. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists conducted aerial waterfowl surveys in the state’s Delta region, the Arkansas River Valley and southwestern Arkansas. The duck population index in the …

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  • UCA prof explores state’s monster lore

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The creatures are stirring. Mark Spitzer investigates some of the most incredible monsters of Arkansas myth, folklore and possibly fact in his new book, “Crypto-Arkansas” (Spuyten Duyvil, $12). Spitzer, associate professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, …

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  • U.S. Farm Bill conservation program seeks participation – Applications due Jan. 17

    LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program for new enrollments for fiscal year 2014. Producers in any Arkansas county interested in participating in the program can submit applications to NRCS through Jan. 17. “Through …

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  • Caves in national forests remain closed to protect bats

    RUSSELLVILLE — Since 2009, employees in Arkansas’ national forests and other conservation leaders have taken precautions and necessary measures in an effort to prevent the arrival of the deadly White Nose Syndrome disease into the state. This deadly disease could be a precursor to an …

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  • Winter fishing series set on Lake Norfork

    SALEM — The Salem High School Beta Club is hosting the Greyhound Winter Super Series, an opportunity for anglers to fish throughout the winter and possibly earn some money while enjoying their favorite pastime, said publicist Cody Faulkner. “The series will take place at Panther …

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  • Beebe seeks disaster declaration for winter storm

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe is requesting a federal disaster declaration for 15 Arkansas counties affected by wintry weather earlier this month. Beebe announced Monday that he was seeking a major disaster declaration for Crawford, Franklin, Independence, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Newton, …

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  • Birders flock to look at visiting snowy owl

    LITTLE ROCK — A single snowy owl, most unusual in Arkansas, is drawing birders to the Port of Little Rock area. Karen Rowe, nongame migratory bird coordinator with the Arkansas Game and Fish commission, said, “About two weeks ago, Lenord Vaughn, an employee at LM …

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  • Ark. prison system sends seized phones to charity

    LITTLE ROCK — Inmates aren’t allowed to have cellphones in Arkansas’ prisons, but that doesn’t stop them from trying. The state Department of Correction has seized more than 1,000 cellphones since 2008. As those phones piled up, prison officials searched for a way to put …

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  • Christmas trees to be used as fish cover

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Many local anglers sink old Christmas trees to improve fish habitat, and this year old Christmas trees may be taken to any Corps of Engineers boat ramp on Norfork or Bull Shoals lakes for fish cover. Trees should be deposited to the …

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  • Daughter accused of fatally shooting mother in Searcy

    SEARCY — A Searcy woman accused of murdering her mother early this morning is in jail as police investigate why. According to published reports, officers with the Searcy Police Department responded to shots fired at the parking lot of Big Lots just after midnight to …

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  • Montgomery reappointed

    LITTLE ROCK — Andy Montgomery of Batesville has been reappointed to the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, announced Gov. Mike Beebe. Montgomery’s appointment expires Sept. 1, 2017.

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