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U.S. 71 overlay set near Mena

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Polk County. According to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.The purpose of the project is to overlay 5.3 miles of U.S. 71 extending southward from Mena.


Arkansas Women Charged With Elaborate Credit Card Theft Scheme

The Oxford Police Department arrested two women from Arkansas this week for allegedly being involved in an elaborate credit card theft scheme and any additional victims are being encouraged to come forward.


Couch Wins Debut Boxing Match

Parker Couch, 15, of Mena, Arkansas made his amateur boxing debut on Saturday, March 16th, at the "Donnybrook in the Delta" boxing show, held in at the Laura Connor Gym in Augusta, Arkansas. Couch boxed in the 201lb and above division, and faced a "very strong opponent" from the Azeez Boxing Club in


Woman dies after being shot during domestic fight, Arkansas sheriff says

A 21-year-old woman died after being shot during an apparent domestic fight with a man near Pine Bluff, authorities said Thursday. Jefferson County deputies responded just after 10 p.m. Wednesday to the 3000 block of Mae Drive following reports of a domestic disturbance, according to the sheriff’s o


The Lassis Inn: A landmark for Arkansas catfish lovers

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — It might have the best catfish in Arkansas -- but it remains something of a secret. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Columnist Rex Nelson joined Channel 7's Elicia Dover for a meal eat at the Lassis Inn.


Crews search for man missing in Arkansas lake

FAYETTEVILLE -- Rescue workers put in a full day Wednesday searching for a man missing in Beaver Lake, with the search teams readying to work again today. "The divers in now will likely be the last for today," Kelly Cantrell, spokesman for the Washington County sheriff's office, said in a text messa


Mena Basscats on Lake Ouachita

The Mena Basscats competed at the Trader Bills Tournament on Lake Ouachita on Saturday, March 9. In the Senior Division, Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon of Mena High School placed 5th overall, while Austin Rose and Evan Graves finished 7th in the Junior Division.


Josh and Anna Duggar Spark Breakup Speculation After Arkansas Home Goes on Sale

Is there trouble in Josh and Anna Duggar's marriage? Counting On fans are theorizing the former TLC couple is heading for a split after the couple put their Arkansas house up for sale.


2019 Session: Arkansas House green lights discount for certain used car customers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - When shopping for a used car, the price on the window isn't a buyer's bottom line. The vehicle also comes with a sales tax. However, some Arkansans in the market may not have to pay it for long.


Mena Jr. Girls Win Rich Mountain Jr. Bearcat Relays

On Tuesday, March 12, Mena High School hosted the Rich Mountain Jr. Bearcat Relays at Bearcat Stadium, in which the local Acorn and Mena teams competed in. In the Girls Division, the Mena Jr. Girls finished 1st overall, while Acorn placed 6th.


Softball: Waldron posts shutout win

Ashton Young tossed a one-hit shutout over four innings as Waldron defeated West Fork, 10-0, in 3A-1 West softball action Thursday. Young walked one batter and struck out two. The Lady Bulldogs (6-3, 2-0) scored runs in all four innings, including five in the third to build an 8-0 lead.


Spring break activities planned at Creekmore Park

Fort Smith Parks and Recreation will host a variety of free spring break activities Monday-Friday. Activities will be 10 a.m. to noon each day at Creekmore Park in Fort Smith. Supplies will be available for at least the first 150 participants.


Van Buren trail park rounding into shape

Work is progressing on a new trail park project in Van Buren. The Van Buren Parks and Recreation Commission received an update from Brannon Pack, executive director of the nonprofit organization Ozark Off Road Cyclists, on the Chad Colley Trail Park project.