• Hendrix to host visiting artist Dustyn Bork

    CONWAY — The Hendrix College Department of Art will host “The plan keeps coming up again,” a solo painting and printmaking exhibition by visiting artist Dustyn Bork. Bork, an assistant professor of art at Lyon College, earned his master’s degree in printmaking from Indiana University …

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  • Distinctive live music venue: Frontporch Stage in Mt. Ida sets melodic scene

    MOUNT IDA — Mount Ida is home to a memorable and melodic scene at the Frontporch Stage. This outdoor, family-friendly live music venue hosts free performances of bluegrass, gospel, country and more every Saturday night May through October. The aim is to feature bands that …

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  • New pest in Arkansas attacks Bermuda grass

    LITTLE ROCK — Scientists have confirmed the presence of a new insect pest in Arkansas, one that feeds on Bermuda grass, but isn’t expected to be too problematic for ranchers or hay producers. Entomologists from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture confirmed a …

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  • Baby’s skull fractured

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Jonesboro say a man faces a felony battery charge after a 4-month-old baby was treated for a fractured skull. Authorities say 28-year-old Paul Martin Suchey of Jonesboro was arrested Monday night after a detective was summoned to St. Bernards Medical …

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  • Man found shot dead in LR park

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities in Little Rock are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found in a park. The body was discovered by joggers about 7 a.m. Tuesday in a ditch in Little Rock’s MacArthur Park. The man appeared to …

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  • Study to look at osteopathic medical school at ASU

    JONESBORO (AP) — A healthcare consulting firm will conduct a feasibility study of an osteopathic medical school at Arkansas State University. The school says Tripp Umbach has been selected to conduct the study. It will begin in September examining the practicality and financial impact of …

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  • Japanese American confinement sites grant program allowed $3M

    The National Park Service is now accepting applications for grants to preserve and interpret the U.S. confinement sites and other locations where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. This year’s deadline for applications is Nov. 1. “With these grants, the …

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  • Man accused of bleach assault

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock man is facing an aggravated assault charge after allegedly pouring bleach on a companion. Lontrell Johnson, 23, is facing a charge of aggravated assault on a family or household member. Authorities say Johnson got angry and poured a …

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  • Sheriff reverses course on retirement

    BENTON (AP) — The sheriff in Saline County, who was convicted of public drunkenness, has changed his mind about retiring. Sheriff Bruce Pennington said last week he would retire Oct. 1. Now he says he wants to serve out his term and leave office in …

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  • Body pulled from lake after apparent drowning

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Authorities in Baxter County say the body of a 45-year-old woman has been recovered in Lake Norfork. Sheriff John Montgomery said Sunday that the body of Penny Jane Hellums of Jonesboro was recovered at 12:30 a.m. in about 30 feet of …

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  • 2 Arkansas State researchers work to record graves in northeast Ark.

    JONESBORO (AP) — Two women are eager to record every cemetery grave site in a 17-county region of northeast Arkansas. Dr. Julie Morrow, an archaeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey at the Jonesboro Research Station, and Debbie Sterbinsky, historic cemetery research consultant and genealogist, held …

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  • Woman recounts time as Marine

    FORT SMITH — Fort Smith’s Laurel Kidd is among a group of pioneering women who ushered in a new era for the Marine Corps during World War II. Kidd, who turns 90 this month, was one of the first females to enlist in the Marine …

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