• Welcome center gives visitors waypoints

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — The first day of summer is quickly approaching, and with it comes a boost in through-traffic for Blytheville, with many families loading up and heading out on those yearly vacations. And each year, the season provides a surge in guests at the …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. Barbara Larken from Blue Cross will be present to answer insurance concerns.

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  • Eureka Springs vacation rentals under scrutiny

    EUREKA SPRINGS (AP) — The vacation rental business in Eureka Springs is booming — but some say that makes it harder for locals to find a place to live. Alderman James DeVito says the city risks losing its quirky identity if residents can’t find anywhere …

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  • Batesville man among 7 to be pardoned

    LITTLE ROCK — A Batesville man is among seven people Gov. Mike Beebe announced Thursday he intends to pardon next month. An additional 61 clemency requests were denied and 22 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. The …

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  • Billboards seek help in case of missing girl

    ALMA (AP) — Two new billboards along Interstate 40 are calling attention to the case of a missing Arkansas girl who disappeared 18 years ago. Morgan Nick was 6 when she disappeared from a ballpark in Alma near the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line in 1995. She …

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  • Shoffner indicted

    LITTLE ROCK — A federal grand jury indicted a former Arkansas state treasurer on extortion and other charges Wednesday after prosecutors allege she accepted more than $36,000 cash from a bond broker to whom she steered state investments. The indictment comes less than a week …

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  • AG warns of telephone scam

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is issuing a warning about scammers posing as vendors of medical-alert equipment and monitoring services who he says are targeting older residents. McDaniel said Wednesday that his office has received several complaints in recent weeks about …

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  • Cleburne added to disaster list

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has added three more counties to the list of state disaster areas affected by last week’s tornadoes, storms and flooding. On Wednesday, Beebe added Cleburne, Garland and Stone counties to the disaster list. Previously, the governor declared Cross, …

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  • More than 1,000 mourn sheriff

    WALDRON (AP) — More than 1,000 people turned out to mourn an Arkansas sheriff who died while attempting a water rescue during flash flooding last week. About 300 law enforcement officers attended Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter’s funeral on Wednesday. Carpenter and Arkansas Game and …

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  • 6 indicted for armed robberies

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted six defendants that prosecutors say are responsible for 7 percent of the armed robberies in the Little Rock metropolitan area last year. U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer on Wednesday announced the 27-count indictment against the crew, …

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  • Bridge over I-30 closed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — For safety reasons, Arkansas highway officials have closed an overpass that crosses Interstate 30 in Little Rock. The highway department said Wednesday that a truck hauling a backhoe hit support beams of the Stanton Road bridge over the highway and damaged …

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  • Pocahontas to decide tax for pool

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Voters in Pocahontas will decide next week on a sales tax increase to pay for a new aquatic center. An election is set for Tuesday, when voters will consider two half-cent sales taxes for the proposal. The first tax would pay for …

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