• Area students inducted into Arkansas Alpha Chi

    RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Kappa Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society at Arkansas Tech University welcomed 119 new members during its spring 2014 induction ceremony. Membership in Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior and graduate …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 20, 1994.

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  • Man claiming to be cop threatens woman

    WILTON (AP) — A southwest Arkansas woman says a man claiming to be a law enforcement officer threatened her unless she provided him with explicit photos of herself. The 21-year-old Wilton woman called Little River County authorities about 3 a.m. Thursday to report the threats …

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  • Frogs are croaking in Arkansas hill country

    HARRISON (AP) — Arkansas frogs don’t say “ribbit.” That sound is made only by Pacific tree frogs, which live on the West Coast. But thanks to Hollywood, a recording of Pacific tree frogs “ribbiting” has been used in movies for almost a century to depict …

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  • Students build wheelchairs for dogs

    JONESBORO (AP) — Patches of missing fur mark Lila’s hind legs, a result of her struggle anytime she tries to stand. But once up, the small Chihuahua mix is quick to make her presence known. Lila, who experienced a brief period of paralysis in her …

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  • Dems face hard road to U.S. House wins

    LITTLE ROCK — While Democrats mapped out the districts Arkansas is using to send people to Congress through the current decade, they face a tough time winning any of the seats because of the state’s shift toward Republicans and the dislike of President Barack Obama, …

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  • Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER

    WASHINGTON  — A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients. A large study in Sweden found that the blood test plus …

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  • Politicians, experts split over fair minimum wage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal minimum wage has left three-person families below the poverty level since 1980. It’s also well shy of the peak of its buying power almost half a century ago. Is the current $7.25 hourly minimum fair? Is now the time to …

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  • Schools increasingly check students for obesity

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran’s second-grader, it also measures her son’s body fat. Every two years, Antonio Beltran, like his classmates, steps on a scale. Trained district personnel also measure his …

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  • Festival offers something for all

    The pipes are calling. Lyon College will present the 35th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival April 11-13 on the campus. “We invite everyone to come join us. This should be the biggest and best festival we’ve held yet,” said James Bell, director of the Scottish Heritage …

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  • Woman jailed, concocted story about kidnapping

    A woman who claimed she had been kidnapped ended up in jail after she told the officer she had used methamphetamine earlier in the day. Officer John Carroll was called to 3240 White Drive Wednesday in reference to the suspicious woman, later identified as 22-year-old …

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  • Man found going out window charged as habitual offender

    Keith Eugene White has a habit of getting into trouble. This time, Prosecutor Don McSpadden is charging him as a habitual criminal since he has already been convicted on four or more felonies. The latest charges for the 37-year-old involve residential burglary with bond set …

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