• Counties leery of Blueways title for White River

    STUTTGART (AP) — Several Arkansas counties are opposing a federal designation that names the White River and its watershed part of the National Blueways System The federal government announced earlier this year that the 700-mile river will be the second in the country to receive …

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  • Hot Spring Co. police seek missing woman

    CADDO VALLEY (AP) — Authorities in Hot Spring and Clark counties are searching for a 58-year-old woman who disappeared near DeGray Lake. The Hot Spring County sheriff’s office told reporters Monday that Deborah Cronn was last seen on Arkansas Highway 7 in Caddo Valley about …

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  • Ark. eyes other execution drugs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas plans to consider using different drugs in lethal injections after the state lost its account with a pharmaceutical company that supplied it with chemicals, a prisons official told The Associated Press on Monday. “The pharmaceutical company closed our account, and …

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  • Widow named sheriff

    WALDRON (AP) — The widow of Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter will serve out the remainder of her husband’s term in office. Carpenter died May 31 while trying to rescue two residents trapped by rising floodwaters. On Monday, the Scott County Quorum Court appointed Amie …

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  • Weather service predicts rain

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says Arkansas will get a break from the summer heat this week. Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for most of the state. Forecasters said northwest Arkansas should see rain beginning this morning, with the front moving to …

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  • Band director at Wynne accused

    WYNNE (AP) — The director of the Wynne High School band has been ordered to not have any contact with students after accusations that he kissed a teenage girl and exposed himself to her. Nicholas Wayne Wooster, 35, of Wynne, was arrested on suspicion of …

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  • Farmers picking up sesame growing

    JONESBORO (AP) — A new crop option for Arkansas farmers is exploding in the Delta — and maybe onto breads and salads. Sesame seeds acreage in the southeastern United States has risen from about 2,500 in 2012 to about 60,000 this year, according to farmer …

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  • Norfork Dam lane closure announced

    MOUNTAIN HOME — One lane of Highway 177 across Norfork Lake will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday for inspection of the dam. Officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mountain Home Project Office said they regret any inconvenience this may …

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  • State, feds seek cash penalty over spill

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — State and federal authorities want a judge to find ExxonMobil broke the law when a pipeline failed at Mayflower and spilled an estimated 150,000 gallons of crude oil in a neighborhood and adjacent waterway, authorities announced Thursday. Christopher Thyer, U.S. attorney …

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  • AETN holds Youth Academy

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network will host two new sessions of AETN Youth Academy this summer for children ages 7 to 10 and 11 to 15. Production Camp 2013, for ages 11 to 15, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. …

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  • Polio survivors meeting planned

    CONWAY — Central Arkansas Polio Survivors support group  will  meet  at  10  a.m.  Saturday  at  the  Faulkner County Library, located at 1900 Prince Street in Conway. This year is the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes, and the group will have March of Dimes …

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  • Jonesboro man part of original Army Air Force Band

    JONESBORO (AP) — Dr. Harold Copenhaver didn’t know what to expect when he auditioned for the Army Air Force Band. “I knew I’d be drafted, and music was what I loved. So I thought this may be a good opportunity,” said Copenhaver, who was 20 …

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