• Housing official cited in assault

    ARKADELPHIA (AP) — The director of the Arkadelphia Housing Authority is charged with the sexual assault of a man in the agency’s office. Police said Tuesday that 56-year-old Frederick Hatley was charged after DNA taken from the alleged victim matched a DNA sample that Hatley …

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  • Teacher coverage discussed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe spent 2½ hours Tuesday afternoon meeting with legislators about the cost of health insurance for public school teachers, which the state will need a special legislative session to address. House and Senate members who were in the meeting …

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  • Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival set

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park, located at 7953 Highway 166 South in Pocahontas, will have its annual Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday. From 4 to 7, carnival games such as the toilet paper toss, bean bag toss and lollipop …

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  • The Vines that Bind Ramble: Fall tour to focus on historic communities

    LITTLE ROCK — The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas will host “The Vines That Bind Ramble,” a journey to explore the rich history of the Arkansas River Valley with a motor coach departing at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 from Little Rock and returning that evening. …

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  • NEARA to recognize papers

    POWHATAN — The Arkansas Historical Association and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, a branch of the Arkansas History Commission, has announced the creation of the NEARA Award to recognize the best original unpublished research paper using archival materials from the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, particularly …

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  • GOP, Dems headed to runoff for Ark. Senate seat

    JONESBORO (AP) — A retired telephone company manager and a school district superintendent were the top vote-getters in a special election for an Arkansas Senate seat Tuesday, but neither candidate was able to exceed 50 percent of the total votes cast and will enter a …

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  • Insurance sign-up to end Nov. 20 for Ark. teachers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The enrollment period for Arkansas teachers to sign up for health insurance will end Nov. 20 — not Nov. 30, as was previously announced. The director of Arkansas Employee Benefits Division says the Nov. 20 cutoff is needed so identification cards …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Girl sickened by amoeba returns to park

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A 12-year-old girl who contracted a rare brain infection at a water park in Arkansas returned to the site on Monday — her first time back since her illness — to help owners announce a benefit fishing tournament for her later …

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  • 1 killed, 4 injured in White County car wreck

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — One man has died and four others have been injured in a one-vehicle crash in White County. The accident occurred at about 4:08 a.m. Sunday. Arkansas State Police report that 26-year-old Misael Castaneda of Kensett was traveling north on Arkansas 67 …

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  • Man accused of embezzlement

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former bookkeeper for the Arkansas Foodbank faces a federal embezzlement indictment that accuses him of stealing more than $100,000 from the organization. Arkansas Foodbank CEO Rhonda Sanders said insurance will cover the loss and that people won’t go hungry because …

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  • Art league seeking vendors for Quilt and Artisan Bazaar

    YELLVILLE — The Pallette Art League is looking for artists and artisans to become a part of the Quilt and Artisan Bazaar, to be held Nov. 4 through 30. Wanted are quilters, jewelry makers, potters, wood workers, carvers and artists from the Ozark Mountains and …

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