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Gone but not forgotten: Disappearing Popeye back with new shine

posted: 08/30/2014 3:16 a.m. Discuss

A Springdale landmark disappeared this summer. For almost half a century, a 7-foot-tall statue of the cartoon character Popeye stood in front of the canning plant on U.S. 71B on the city's north side.

Lawmakers wait for power-line report

posted: 08/30/2014 2:52 a.m. Comment 1

OZARK -- Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation who were represented at a public meeting regarding plans for a power transmission line to send wind-generated power from Oklahoma to Tennessee have not taken a stand on the issue.

Disturbance call ends in standoff

posted: 08/30/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

VAN BUREN -- A Van Buren man was jailed Friday after withstanding seven tear gas canisters while barricaded in his bathroom and finally giving up when police used a bomb squad robot to talk to him.

Biomedical unit dedicated at UA

posted: 08/29/2014 4:30 a.m. Discuss

For a long time, engineers have made medical devices, said Ashok Saxena, head of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Lincoln woman dies in single-vehicle wreck

updated: 08/28/2014 5:04 p.m. Discuss

A single-vehicle crash on Arkansas 59 in Washington County on Wednesday evening left a woman dead and a man injured, the Arkansas State Police said.

Greenwood man gets 6 years for animal abuse

posted: 08/28/2014 7:05 a.m. Comments 11

GREENWOOD — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for animal abuse after authorities found emaciated dogs at his former home.

Newman retrial's prosecutor chosen

posted: 08/28/2014 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Former prosecutor Ron Fields was appointed Wednesday as special prosecutor for Ricky Dale Newman's capital murder retrial in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Online program for UA aims to reduce assaults

posted: 08/27/2014 6 a.m. Discuss

Just days into the academic year, Mary Wyandt-Hiebert’s team of peer educators has already been booked to give 24 anti-sexual-assault presentations to classes at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

UA says 72 students in temporary housing

posted: 08/27/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

On the first day of classes, 72 University of Arkansas at Fayetteville students living on campus had been assigned temporary living quarters.

Newton County jail opens after 5 years

posted: 08/27/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

With a new 30-bed jail in operation, Newton County deputies won't have to think carefully whether to take someone to jail on a warrant or for violating the law, Sheriff Keith Slape said.

2 focus on passenger pigeon

posted: 08/26/2014 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Two University of Arkansas at Fayetteville professors will give natural history lovers in Northwest Arkansas a chance to learn about the passenger pigeon, the bird that once darkened the skies in huge swaths of the state for days at a time before it was hunted to extinction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Texas firm progresses in transmission line project

posted: 08/25/2014 3:17 a.m. Comments 3

A Texas company announced progress in its effort to build a power transmission line through Arkansas as opponents to the project planned to meet this week.

Joplin High ready for 1st day

posted: 08/25/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

JOPLIN, Mo. -- French teacher Chris Young and a few volunteers unpacked boxes and filled bookshelves with French novels, textbooks and Disney children's books written in French inside his classroom in the recently constructed Joplin High School.

UA-Fayetteville endowment rebounds, tops $920 million

posted: 08/24/2014 3:20 a.m. Discuss

The endowment supporting the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has grown to $920.6 million, a record amount for the university and the first year it has surpassed its pre-recession total.

Fort Smith schools issue take-home laptops

posted: 08/24/2014 3:03 a.m. Comment 1

Just before the second day of school started Tuesday, Ramsey Junior High Principal Dennis Siebenmorgen saw a lot of students sitting on benches with their new school-issued laptops open.

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