• Wildlife officers uncover poaching operation in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK — An illegal deer poaching operation has been uncovered near the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line. Thirteen people, from rural Sevier County in Arkansas and rural McCurtain County in Oklahoma, have been issued 32 citations and 26 warnings for various game violations. Oklahoma Department of …

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  • 24 arrested in gambling house raids in Pine Bluff

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Two dozen people were arrested after police raided several suspected gambling houses this week. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says nearly a half-million dollars was seized in the raids Wednesday at 13 locations, most of which were in Pine Bluff. Authorities …

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  • Madison Co. to vote on tax

    HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Voters in Madison County will vote a 1-cent tax increase to pay for county operations and savings for a new jail. The quorum court set a Sept. 10 election for the proposal to increase the county sales tax rate from 2 percent …

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  • Waterfowl season dates approved

    LITTLE ROCK – For the 17th consecutive year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved a 60-day hunting season for waterfowl, said Keith Stephens, assistant director of communications. The vote came last week during the commission’s monthly meeting. AGFC Waterfowl Program Coordinator Luke Naylor presented …

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  • Obama says Syria attack is ‘big event of grave concern’

    AUBURN, N.Y. — President Barack Obama says a possible chemical weapons attack in Syria this week is a “big event of grave concern” that has hastened the timeframe for determining a U.S. response. “This is something that is going to require America’s attention,” Obama said …

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  • Teens attack WWII vet

    SPOKANE (AP) — An 88-year-old veteran of World War II was beaten to death outside the Eagles Lodge in Spokane, and police are looking for two young men who may be responsible for the attack. Friends identified the victim as Delbert Belton, and say he …

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  • Drug arrests made in Hoxie

    Walnut Ridge — An undercover drug operation has resulted in the arrests of two people on multiple drug charges, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. He said his department and the Hoxie and Black Rock police departments gathered information that led to the issuance …

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  • Area volleyball teams planning state tournament routes

    The Southside Lady Southerners were the only team in the circulation area to qualify for a state volleyball tournament last fall, and it was a return engagement. The Lady Southerners qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament for the second straight season last fall. Next …

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  • Toddler drowns

    MULDROW, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an 18-month-old girl has died after being found face down in a swimming pool near Muldrow. The OHP says Lakelyn Thornell died Wednesday after being found in the pool at a home west of Muldrow in …

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  • Here come the ‘big city cousins’

    My daughter, Shay, made it home safe and sound from Florida with her two dogs, Ambro and Delilah, and her newest baby, Naomi, a Persian kitten. Let me just say, these animals are probably the most pampered animals I know. They are all indoor animals, …

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  • Some folks are killing themselves with exercise

    You’ve probably never heard of bigorexia; but according to CBS New York, it’s a growing health hazard, affecting as many as 45 percent of men at some point in their lives. Bigorexia (or muscle dysmorphia or Adonis syndrome) occurs in men who possess an unshakable …

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  • Movie should just be called ‘The Butler from Another Planet’

    There you go again, Hollywood. You’ve taken a great story about a real person and real events and twisted it into a bunch of lies. You took the true story of Eugene Allen, the White House butler who served eight presidents from 1952 to 1986, …

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