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Crews to limit traffic on Interstate 49

posted: 09/30/2014 8:21 a.m. Discuss

LOWELL — Arkansas highway crews will reduce traffic to one lane along Interstate 49 in Benton County this coming weekend to accommodate the future widening of the roadway.

Account of Paris slaying sees trial

posted: 09/30/2014 2:51 a.m. Discuss

PARIS -- Harry Bodine admitted he shot Joe Stapleton seven times and killed him outside Stapleton's father's house north of Paris in May 2013 but told investigators who questioned him the day after the shooting that he had no involvement in Stapleton's death.

Missouri woman killed in Newton County motorcycle crash

posted: 09/29/2014 7:12 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas State Police say a Missouri woman was killed in a Saturday motorcycle accident in Newton County.

Deficit disappears at Garvan Gardens

posted: 09/29/2014 4:37 a.m. Discuss

Bob Bledsoe described it as a godsend.

State 15th on CDC list of U.S. flu-shot takers

posted: 09/29/2014 4:10 a.m. Discuss

Programs that encourage Arkansans to get annual flu shots are paying off.

Barling officials push for tax OK

posted: 09/29/2014 4:07 a.m. Discuss

Passage of a 1 percent sales tax in Barling on Nov. 4 would double the amount of money available for street repairs, the city's administrator said.

Bikers prove to be blue-ribbon campers

posted: 09/28/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Jim Bober looked over a road map of Arkansas while his brother-in-law washed dishes at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Saturday morning.

Waldron to vote on tax to fix water, sewer leaks

posted: 09/28/2014 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Waldron voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to enact a 0.5 percent sales tax to pay for water and sewer improvements in an attempt to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows and replace old, leaking water pipes.

State 15th in flu-shot recipients

posted: 09/28/2014 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Programs that encourage Arkansans to get annual flu shots are paying off.

Petition signatures certified anti-bias law going to a vote

posted: 09/27/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE — It’s up to voters to decide whether to uphold or repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance the City Council approved Aug. 20.

At murder trial, self-defense cited

posted: 09/27/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

PARIS -- Attorneys in the first-degree murder trial in Logan County Circuit Court of Harry Bodine did not dispute in opening statements Friday that Bodine shot and killed Joseph Allen Stapleton last year.

UA receives grant for trauma studies

posted: 09/27/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

A $395,722 federal grant will help biomedical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville mimic the effects of physical trauma on brain cells.

Beaver Lake due for updated plan

posted: 09/27/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

A goal to update Beaver Lake’s master plan by the end of 2016 was announced by the Army Corps of Engineers during the annual Beaver Lake Watershed Symposium on Friday.

The state/region in brief

posted: 09/26/2014 4:31 a.m. Comment 1

Woman’s body sent to lab for ID

Justices find school district illegally fired teacher in '11

posted: 09/26/2014 4:28 a.m. Discuss

The Supreme Court sided with a fired Oark school administrator and found that the Jasper School District ran afoul of state law in its 2011 decision to fire her.

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