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I-40 east shut as medical helicopter lands

updated: 07/28/2014 8:47 a.m. Discuss

Eastbound Interstate 40 was shut down Monday morning at mile marker 131 so a medical helicopter could land at the scene of a wreck, authorities said.

Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion stock deal

posted: 07/28/2014 8:43 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.

Oklahoma owl death prompts oil field investigation

posted: 07/28/2014 8:31 a.m. Comments 20

FAIRVIEW, Okla. — Oklahoma Wildlife and Corporation Commission officials are investigating a neglected oil field where two owls were found coated in the liquid and others were found dead in an uncovered tank.

Polk County moves forward with jail tax plan

posted: 07/28/2014 8:26 a.m. Discuss

MENA — Polk County officials are moving forward with a sheriff's sales tax proposal to pay for a new jail.

Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10

posted: 07/28/2014 8:01 a.m. Comments 2

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.

I-630 cleared after wreck under I-430 bridge

updated: 07/28/2014 7:34 a.m. Discuss

A six-vehicle wreck that blocked eastbound Interstate 630 for a time has been cleared and traffic is flowing through the area.

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

posted: 07/28/2014 7:31 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

posted: 07/28/2014 7:30 a.m. Comments 17

NEW YORK — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

Tyson sells Mexico, Brazil units, posts 4.4% profit rise in 3rd quarter

posted: 07/28/2014 6:49 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods on Monday said it was selling its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil in an all-cash deal valued at $575 million.

Dardanelle woman killed after vehicle hits culvert

posted: 07/28/2014 6:22 a.m. Discuss

A 43-year-old Dardanelle woman was killed Sunday, after her vehicle ran off a Yell County highway and hit a culvert.

Israel, Hamas renew attacks across border

posted: 07/28/2014 4:42 a.m. Discuss

Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza conflict, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

U.S. exports of coal stir climate worries

posted: 07/28/2014 4:40 a.m. Comments 11

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

Teachers, principals gear up for new evaluation systems

posted: 07/28/2014 4:34 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas public schools are moving forward with new statewide teacher and administrator evaluation systems in the coming 2014-15 school year, after piloting the systems this past year with at least one teacher and one administrator per school.

Traffic engineers in LR, NLR plan for bridge closure

posted: 07/28/2014 4:32 a.m. Comments 7

As many as half of the 24,000 vehicles now using the Broadway Bridge daily are projected to use the nearby Main Street Bridge as an alternative when the Arkansas River crossing is closed for up to two years while a new one is built.

Teen offenders leave cells behind

posted: 07/28/2014 4:28 a.m. Comments 4

The thin teenager leans against the cool cinder-block wall of a hallway separating a classroom from a jail cell.

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