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CHARLOTTE — When Vickie Gann sees her special-needs grandson off to school, she doesn’t have to worry if the third-grader’s needs will be met. She knows they will. To her, it’s what makes a small school worth attending. As she sees it, Cord-Charlotte Elementary may be small, but it’s big in heart. Gann has four […]…
02.22 / 17:42
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On Feb. 16, officers with the Batesville Police Department, the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Independence County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of 36-year-old Anna Camille Bailey at 704 Broad St. in Batesville. In a court affidavit, BPD Investigator Bobby Woods said that as officers entered the residence […
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MELBOURNE — A Paragould man and Pocahontas woman were both arrested on Valentine’s Day for various drug charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Charles Allen Tharp, 29, was booked into jail for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance-hydrocodone, possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to ingest meth and possession of [&#…
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Steve “Wild Man” Wilson will share stories about his former career with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and give his testimony of faith when the Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church hosts its annual wild game supper on Saturday. This year’s event will start with a youth expo featuring outdoor activities from 3-5 p.m. [R…
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When Brianna Wright graduated high school in Oakland, California, she said everyone encouraged her to become a nurse. “I was pregnant with my daughter my senior year of high school. Everyone told me to go into nursing because it was a stable profession that paid well,” Wright said. She enrolled in courses to earn her [&#…
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The Arkansas Highway Department has announced that the Broadway Bridge will reopen to traffic next week, about a month earlier than expected thanks in part to an unseasonably mild winter. The precise time is not set, but it will produce a big bonus for Massman Construction, contractor on the project — $80,000 per day for each day cut off the 180-day work period. Said a release: Work on the structure has progressed so well throughout the unseasonably warm winter months that the…
02.22 / 17:38
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Earlier this month, a combine of Walmart and county line liquor stores introduced legislation to allow sales of all wines in grocery stores, not just Arkansas and small producer wines. The county line liquor stores — huge operations that draw on big business from neighboring dry counties — entered the deal in return for Walmart and others agreeing to cease for a time the aggressive effort to call local option alcohol elections in dry counties. They've claimed Gov. Asa…
02.22 / 17:38
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Here's a question posed in Little Rock about the college campus carry bill that sponsor Rep. Charlie Collins so far has not answered. State law still prohibits weapons on K-12 school campuses. UALR, which will be covered by the campus carry bill (now expanded to let anyone over 25 — staff, student, public at large — carry concealed weapons on campus with the proper permit). Does this bill override the prohibition on K-12 campuses, such as the eStem charter school that will…
02.22 / 17:38
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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — You could soon own a piece of Southside High School memorabilia. Since the school switched its mascot from the Rebels to the Mavericks, there are approximately 5,000 items with the Rebel logo that will soon be auctioned, school leaders said. The auction will take place on Wednesday (March 1) at the Southside Activity Center. No time has been set as of yet for the auction. Items to be auctioned include apparel, turf with the Rebel logo…
02.22 / 17:15
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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A Springdale man was arrested after another man was shot in the face on Saturday (Feb. 18). Hector Martinez, 20, is facing a charge of attempted murder, according to a probable cause statement. On Saturday, police went to a home in the 700 block of Suffolk to investigate a report of shots fired, the report states. There they found a man who had a gunshot wound in the left eyebrow. The victim told police that Martinez and several others […
02.22 / 17:15
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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State University has suspended all fraternity and sorority social events until April 1 after a student was accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party.               &#…
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According to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials, the new Broadway Bridge is set to open next…
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The official Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival lineup was released on…
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This year, the Paris museum that looks like a jumble of giant, colored pipes with an escalator in a clear plastic tube zigzagging up its side turns 40. Nowadays, that museum — the Pompidou Center — has a secure place in the heart of Paris and in Parisians' hearts. But it wasn't always the case. "When it was first built, the reaction was one of horror," said Serge Lasvignes, president of the Pompidou Center, who recounted the museum's beginnings at a recent meeting with the Anglo-American Pr…
02.22 / 16:49
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As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair the Affordable Care Act, many suggest that shrinking the list of services that insurers are required to offer in individual and small group plans would reduce costs and increase flexibility. That option came to the forefront last week when Seema Verma , who is slated to run the Centers for…
02.22 / 16:49
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Dozens of not-for-profit organizations have formed in the past decade to promote free or low-cost heart screenings for teens. The groups often claim such tests save lives by finding abnormalities that might pose a risk of sudden cardiac death. But the efforts are raising concerns. There's no evidence that screening adolescents with electrocardiograms prevents deaths. Sudden cardiac death is rare in young people, and some physicians worry screening kids with no symptoms or family history of…
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccU416_mu7I Filmmaker Seijun Suzuki, whose blend of pop-art, noir crime and peculiar cool is credited with inspiring directors from John Woo and Quentin Tarantino to Jim Jarmusch, has died. These days, Suzuki's Branded to Kill is widely seen as a masterpiece; when he made the absurdist thriller in 1967, he was fired from Nikkatsu studios. That firing has become legendary in art-film circles, as the studio reportedly cited the "incomprehensibility" of Branded…
02.22 / 16:49
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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House. Now a pair of enforcement memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly lay bare just exactly what […
02.22 / 16:33
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