• Jonesboro class learns about budgeting

    JONESBORO (AP) — Paychecks quickly dwindle when paying bills, which surprises students as they learn how to properly budget their money in Rhonda Mashburn’s classroom at Jonesboro High School. “A thousand dollars may sound like a lot of money to students, but it doesn’t leave …

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  • ‘Stuart Little’ comes to ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Dallas Children’s Theater will present E.B. White’s classic story, “Stuart Little,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Sheid on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus. Meet the Littles. They’re a typical American family living in New York City. Their eldest son, George, …

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  • Court dates rescheduled in cyclist crash case

    AUGUSTA (AP) — Court dates have been rescheduled for a 21-year-old man accused of driving into and injuring a group of bicyclists traveling through Arkansas on a cross-country trip. Prosecutor John Bell said Tuesday that Teagan Ross Martin’s case has been reset for Jan. 7, …

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  • AG sues online payday lenders

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is suing companies that he says colluded to offer illegal payday loans online while claiming to be affiliated with a Native American tribe to avoid legal action. McDaniel on Tuesday announced that he filed suit in …

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  • Workshop set for educators

    JONESBORO — A schoolyard habitat workshop for educators will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 E. Lawson Road in Jonesboro. Participants will learn to take students outdoors to explore and …

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  • Autumn Color Tour offered

    RUSSELLVILLE — Forest visitors are invited to reserve space for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests’ 52nd annual Fall Color Tour scheduled for Oct. 18 in Jasper, according to a news release. The tour begins at the Newton County courthouse where buses will take the tour …

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  • Gospel group Casting Crowns to perform at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Gospel group Casting Crowns will present “The Acoustic Sessions Live” with special guest Dara Maclean at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Since its launch in 2003, the …

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  • Craighead Co. couple to be on HGTV

    JONESBORO (AP) — Dana and Steve Watkins hail from small Craighead County towns and never expected to be homeowners in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador. But they are, and “House Hunters International” will broadcast their story at 9:30 p.m. Thursday on HGTV. “We both grew up in …

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  • Shutdown could mean 2,000+ Ark. furloughs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The director of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration says a federal government shutdown could mean more than 2,000 state employees being furloughed starting Tuesday. Richard Weiss told state agency directors in a memo Friday that a shutdown would mean …

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  • The Marshall Plan collecting Tastykakes, donations for troops

    Lehigh Valley, Penn. — When Kaitlin Reinbold’s Marine boyfriend was stationed in Afghanistan in 2011, she sent care packages to remind him of home. Tastykakes were the most popular items with the Marines, particularly with one named Marshall Kennedy, who had never eaten them before. …

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  • Man accused of sex crimes

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas man faces 38 charges, including aggravated rape and aggravated incest charges, in connection with sex crimes in Louisiana. Zachary Scott Carraway, 25, of Springdale, Ark., has been booked with 19 counts of aggravated incest, 10 counts of …

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  • Free health screening announced

    LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy students will host free health screenings at Kroger pharmacies throughout the state Saturday, including the store in Batesville. The screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checks and will be held …

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