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Coroner’s office to ask panel for basics

posted: 01/16/2017 2:29 a.m. Discuss

St. Francis County Coroner Stanley Hurst and his five deputies, who took office Jan. 2, don’t have the money to buy gloves, disinfectants, cameras, body bags and other supplies essential to do their jobs, Deputy Coroner Effie Clay said.

Frog-call recognition seminars stretch well beyond 'ribbit'

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The Southern leopard frog sounds like it's laughing when making its calls, and the spring peeper imitates the clucking of a chicken.

Free seminars to offer Arkansans chance to learn about frog, toad calls, become 'frog watchers'

updated: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Southern leopard frog sounds like it's laughing when making its calls, and the spring peeper imitates the clucking of a chicken.

Jonesboro reactivates Street Crimes Unit

posted: 01/14/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

A specialized police patrol unit activated in 2005 but discontinued two years ago because of a lack of personnel has been reactivated in Jonesboro, said Lt. Jim Chambers, who will oversee the program.

Protest fear keeps Arkansas pupils home; official was told rally over blackface canceled, NAACP says

posted: 01/11/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

More than 70 percent of the Blevins School District's students missed classes Monday and Tuesday, fearing protests by groups opposed to the actions of a School Board member who posed on social media in blackface, according to the superintendent.

Library to celebrate 100th anniversary all year

posted: 01/09/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- It began as a "rest room," a downtown Jonesboro reading room that served as a place for women and children to sit and wait for their husbands and fathers to finish work in 1917.

Turning 100, Arkansas library to celebrate all year

posted: 01/08/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

It began as a "rest room," a downtown Jonesboro reading room that served as a place for women and children to sit and wait for their husbands and fathers to finish work in 1917.

2 killed in aircraft crash in Arkansas; pilot radioed about trouble, then 4-seater fell off radar

posted: 01/06/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Two people died Thursday afternoon when their single-engine aircraft crashed near the Gurdon airport in Clark County, emergency officials said.

Light snow in forecast for state, primarily south of I-40

posted: 01/05/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Most of Arkansas has a chance of seeing light snow tonight and Friday as a cold front pushes through, but forecasters don't expect much accumulation.

Jonesboro veterinarian marks 25 years as wildlife rehabilitator

posted: 01/03/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO — Jonesboro veterinarian Archie Ryan has removed shotgun pellets from bald eagles, repaired broken wings of red-tailed hawks and driven Mississippi kites to Louisiana so the birds could catch up with their migrating flock after they’ve recuperated.

Arkansas man rehabilitates wildlife; career has included reuniting healed, migratory birds with flocks

posted: 01/02/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

JONESBORO — Jonesboro veterinarian Archie Ryan has removed shotgun pellets from bald eagles, repaired broken wings of red-tailed hawks and driven Mississippi kites to Louisiana so the birds could catch up with their migrating flock after they’ve recuperated.

ARKANSAS WEATHER RECAP: '16 saw floods, drought in state; La Nina looms as El Nino exits

posted: 12/31/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The year began with an abundance of water as flooding deluged the state's rivers, and it ended with a need for more rainfall because of a worsening drought.

Arkansas man accused of firing at brother of slain man

updated: 12/30/2016 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Police arrested a Blytheville man on accusations that he shot at the brother of a man who was killed the day before, authorities said.

In 3 cities in county, chiefs out

posted: 12/29/2016 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Mayors in Lonoke and Austin recently fired their police chiefs, and the police chief of England will retire Saturday, marking the third chief in the past two months to leave his position in Lonoke County towns.

William Leake Terry: WWII gunner was humble storyteller

posted: 12/28/2016 2:30 a.m. Discuss

William Leake Terry's mother demanded he keep a journal of his military career while serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

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