• Small quakes hit near Trumann

    TRUMANN (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two small earthquakes near Trumann in northeast Arkansas. The USGS reports a 3.2 magnitude quake struck about 3:10 p.m. Wednesday three miles southwest of Trumann. The second quake was a 2.4 magnitude tremor recorded about 6:10 …

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  • Drought conditions worsening

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Drought conditions are worsening in Arkansas as summer starts to heat up. New U.S. Drought Monitor data released today show that severe drought has cropped up in a small section of northwest Arkansas and southwest Arkansas. Nearly all the state is …

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  • Searcy gun shop burglarized

    SEARCY (AP) — Searcy police are investigating after someone broke into a gun shop and stole 20 handguns. Police say the burglary happened early Wednesday at Ultimate Outdoors on Main Street. According to police, officers responded to a burglary alarm and noticed a window had …

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  • Jeffery family reunion set

    MOUNT OLIVE — The Jeffery family reunion will be Saturday through Monday at Ruby’s Landing Cabin at Mount Olive, near the old Jehoiada Homestead and Jeffery Cemetery. Family members are coming from Virginia, Michigan, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Florida, Illinois, Arkansas and Missouri. Attendees will be …

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  • Talk with boy leads to patch of marijuana

    JONESBORO (AP) — Two Craighead County sheriff’s deputies keeping an eye on a marijuana patch got some inadvertent help from the suspect’s son. The sheriff’s office says that a man and his 4-year-old son rode up on an ATV as deputies watched the area on …

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  • Nominations sought

    LITTLE ROCK — Nominations are now being taken for the 2013 Arkansas Preservation Awards. Nomination deadline is Sept. 2. Each year the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas recognizes and honors individuals and organizations for outstanding achievement in historic preservation in Arkansas with the Arkansas Preservation …

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  • Saving an American treasure

    BENTONVILLE — Sharp eyes, gloves and a GPS unit can turn a walk in the woods into a species-saver for the Ozark Chinquapin. The Ozark chinquapin, once a dominant forest tree whose range extended from the Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri south to Texas and …

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  • Cleburne Co. landfill expansion proposed

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will hold an informal public meeting July 30 at Heber Springs to discuss the proposed expansion of the Cleburne County Class 4 landfill. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cleburne County Courthouse, 300 …

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  • Stopped car wasn’t stolen

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say an SUV driven by a man who was fatally shot by Little Rock police wasn’t actually stolen, although officers thought it may have been stolen shortly before the driver was killed. Little Rock Police said Monday that an SUV …

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  • Gov. Beebe announces Dept. of Arkansas Heritage grant recipients

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has announced that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,009,349 in grants for projects in 41 Arkansas counties, including Independence County, through its County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant, Historic Preservation Restoration …

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  • ‘Angels & Tomboys,’ ‘Surveying George Washington’ now on exhibit at Crystal Bridges

    BENTONVILLE — Summertime visitors to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art have a chance to enjoy two new exhibitions. Angels & Tomboys focuses on the view of females in America through different eras, while Surveying George Washington sheds light on the nation’s Revolutionary period. …

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  • Farmers seeking bounty now poised for drought

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas hay farmers once hopeful they could make three cuttings in 2013 are now worried that a developing drought will stunt growth in their fields and leave them facing a shortfall when fall and winter arrive. The state has already produced more …

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