• New Orleans man drowns in Buffalo National River

    WOOLUM (AP) — Authorities say a 49-year-old Louisiana man has drowned in the Buffalo National River while on a canoe trip with his son’s Boy Scout troop. Searcy County Sheriff Donald Ragland says David Donaldson of New Orleans drowned Monday afternoon in the Robinson Hole …

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  • UCA names scholarship recipients

    CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas recently announced that 1,064 students will receive academic scholarships starting fall 2014. UCA awards five different academic scholarships to first-time entering freshmen based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. The following scholarships are awarded for up to …

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  • Stroke survivor finishes race on walker

    Tears filled Cheryl Hissong’s eyes and sweat rolled off her face and onto her trembling hands. Each time she looked up, she could see the finish line inching closer. She didn’t care she was dead last in a field of more than 2,000; dozens of …

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  • Thousands turn out for Unity Fest – $162,000 raised

    It was another record year for the Unity Fest on the River, which was held Saturday at Riverside Park. The event raised $162,000 for John 3:16 Ministries. About 4,000 people took in the fish and chicken dinner, according to Dane Bawcom, head of the ministry’s …

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  • Man beats ex, flees police

    Leaping from a motel window with a large amount of narcotics and cash after he allegedly held his former girlfriend hostage has resulted in numerous misdemeanor charges for a Batesville man. Aaron Lee Kelly, 31, of Batesville had persuaded a 27-year-old woman to leave a …

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  • No bond set for federal fugitive

    No bond has been set for Brandon Ray Brokaw, who was arrested last week on a federal fugitive warrant. Brokaw is being charged with a felony possession of firearms by certain persons. The affidavit for arrest states Brokaw was convicted of a felony on or …

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  • Man ‘welcomed’ with trip to jail after wrecking car near Batesville sign

    DWI. Careless driving. Disorderly conduct. Resisting arrest. Michael James Robinson, 32, of Batesville faces these misdemeanor charges after he was found in a car wrecked near the Welcome to Batesville sign. Deputy Michael Moody said when he arrived Friday around 2:54 a.m. he stopped to …

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  • Relay for Life to include auction, entertainment, more

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Relay for Life will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Melbourne Walking Trail with the survivor lap, followed by the caregiver lap and team lap. A silent auction will begin at 7:30 and will include many items, including hunting trips, …

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  • Man wants to fight cops for ‘picking on him’

    A man with a pipe who was cursing and yelling in the middle of the road said he would fight anyone who called the cops was taken to jail shortly after one arrived. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Ben Keener said he was dispatched to 115 …

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  • Sharp Co. fair to be July 21-26; theme is ‘Fabulous 50’s’

    ASH FLAT —The Sharp County Fair will be July 21-26 at the fairgrounds just off U.S. Highway 167 about four miles south of Ash Flat, said Nancy Orr, fair board secretary. “The theme is ‘The Fabulous 50’s,’” she said. “The fair is rapidly approaching and …

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  • 4 killed in single-car crash on Greene Co. road

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Arkansas State Police say four people were killed in a single-vehicle wreck in northeastern Arkansas. State police say the wreck happened at about 4:30 a.m. Monday in Greene County. Authorities say a car driven by 20-year-old Michael Martin went airborne after cresting …

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  • 2 killed, 19 hurt in logging truck wreck

    CLINTON (AP) — Two people were killed and 19 others injured when a logging truck barreled out of control after its brakes failed, overturning and then dumping its cargo onto a crew of more than two dozen construction workers on a bridge, authorities said. Van …

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