• College test scores show increase

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas students’ overall Advanced Placement scores increased in 2014, according to a new report from the Arkansas Department of Education. The number of AP exams with a score of 3 or higher (14,146) out of a possible 5 increased 6.4 percent, as …

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  • Storms sweep across South, blamed for 2 deaths

    ATLANTA (AP) — A severe storm system roughed up much of the South for a second day today, knocking out power to tens of thousands as it snarled morning commutes and kept many under a tornado watch. The vast system, which claimed two lives Monday …

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  • Women learn self-defense techniques

    She is called a hero and a survivor. Kidnapping victim Amy Murphree shared her story of survival during the Ladies Self-Awareness and Basic Self-Defense event held at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville on Thursday. The free event gave more than 168 women …

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  • Suspect caught asleep at wheel

    When a branch of Lifeplus of Batesville was burglarized on Oct. 5, police investigators immediately turned to surveillance cameras for help. Those cameras reportedly showed a man, later identified as 38-year-old Kevin Ward of Batesville, using a hammer to break a window in the front …

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  • On the campaign trail – Ross visits plant on ‘Jobs First’ tour

    Mike Ross sees creating more economic opportunities in Arkansas as a two–way street. The state needs a highly skilled workforce to attract the jobs of the future, but also the jobs of the future to keep a highly skilled workforce here. If elected governor, Ross, …

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  • Child hurt at zoo improves

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A 3-year-old who was critically injured after falling into a Little Rock Zoo exhibit and being bitten by jaguars was improving Saturday, hospital officials said. “The child’s condition has been upgraded to stable and is expected to improve,” Arkansas Children’s Hospital …

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  • Juvenile centers asked to stop using ‘The Wrap’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ Division of Youth Services has asked that juvenile detention centers in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties stop using a device known as “The Wrap” that handcuffs disruptive children and immobilizes their legs. The requests, in letters sent Friday, come after …

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  • EAST Night Out planned

    Eagle Mountain Magnet will host EAST Night Out from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event is open to the public. EAST stands for Environmental And Spatial Technology. This is the program’s first year at Eagle Mountain Health Wellness and Medical Sciences Magnet School. Julie …

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  • Storms may bring high winds, twisters to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says isolated strong tornadoes are possible today as a large storm system moves through Arkansas. Forecasters say areas east of Little Rock are at the greatest risk of tornadoes today, including eastern Arkansas, northwestern Mississippi and far …

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  • Breast health to be topic

    White River Medical Center is hosting a free Community Education Presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at WRMC. Dr. Steve Alexander, surgeon, will present a seminar about breast health. The …

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  • The Compassionate Friends to meet Tuesday

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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  • Waits to speak on expansion

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon Tuesday with a meal beginning at 11. Lyndal Waits, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department district engineer, will speak on the progress of the expansion of Hwy. 167 North. …

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