• Search for missing plane to resume

    The search for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot and airplane was set to resume today following a winter storm that hampered Sunday’s search efforts, a commission spokeswoman sad. “We’re frustrated. We’re mad at the weather, we’re just mad,” spokeswoman Adriane Barnes said Sunday. “We …

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  • Red Cross reminds donors of importance of blood supply

    LITTLE ROCK — The American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors of the importance of a diverse blood supply. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with the same ethnicity. Prior to transfusion, blood type and Rh factor are matched. …

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  • ASU to host 76th Annual Communications Day

    JONESBORO — Communication savvy high school students will showcase their individual talents in print, radio, television, social media, speech, advertising and public relations at the 76th Annual Communications Day, March 1, at Arkansas State University. The College of Media and Communication will feature more than …

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  • ‘School nurse’ arrested

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A woman accused of working as a nurse at an elementary school in Searcy while not holding a nursing license made a first appearance in federal court on Thursday after more than a year of eluding authorities. Susan Elaine Boyce, 59, …

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  • Stone County to get CW markers

    LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved applications for two Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers in Stone County. One historical marker will be located at the Stone County Courthouse in Mountain View and will commemorate Stone County in the Civil War. The …

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  • Library to hold free screening of ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — A free public screening of “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the William F. Laman Library auditorium, located at 2801 Orange St. in North Little Rock. The film explores the life of Ali outside …

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  • AG responds to concern over propane prices

    LITTLE ROCK — Propane prices have risen dramatically in recent weeks, causing concern among Arkansas consumers who rely on the liquefied gas to heat their homes. Many rural Arkansans use propane as a heating source, and they are being hit especially hard this year because …

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  • Authorities investigate death of 2-month-old boy

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Authorities in Sequoyah County are investigating the death of a 2-month-old boy. Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart said that officers responded to a call about an infant who had died at a home in Vian on Thursday evening. Lockhart declined to …

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  • AARP to provide free tax assistance, preparation

    LITTLE ROCK — This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, …

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  • Park to hold scavenger hunt

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will host a scavenger hunt from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is for adults and children. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Teams of two will follow clues and see who gets to the …

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  • Interactive program offered

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host an interactive program at 2 p.m. on most Saturdays. People of all ages are invited to discover the history that can be found in their own back yard. The programs are free. On Saturday, the program “Lego …

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  • Crawford seeks submissions for student app competition

    JONESBORO — Congressman Rick Crawford is inviting Arkansas’ 1st Congressional District high school students to participate in the “2014 Congressional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Competition: House App Contest” that starts Saturday and ends April 30. The contest, open to all high school students …

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