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Park offers tips for visiting Crater of Diamonds

MURFREESBORO -- Spring break is right around the corner, and Crater of Diamonds State Park is offering a few tips for people who plan to visit the park in March and April. First, plan to arrive early. The park opens at 8 a.m. and gets busy quickly during spring break. "The earlier you arrive, the le


Another Major Drug Bust in the River Valley by Arkansas State Police

RIVER VALLEY, Ark. (KNWA) - Over the past few weeks, the 12th / 21st District Drug Task Force (DTF) partnered with the Arkansas State Police and arrested 16 individuals allegedly transporting drugs through the area to other parts of the United States.


2020 Census kicks off in area

LOCAL LEADERS ATTEND CENSUS MEETING … A Complete County Committee meeting was held in Pike County last week by the U.S. Census Bureau in order to help foster participation in the upcoming 2020 Census. Those regionally elected and civic leaders attending include: (seated, L to R) Mona Swihart, Marlen


Proposed bill would remove Confederate commemoration from Arkansas flag

A proposed bill would change the language in state law that commemorates the Confederate States of America when describing the design of the Arkansas flag. House Bill 1487, filed Friday by Rep. Charles Blake (D-Little Rock), would not alter the design of the flag, but would change the designation of


Down in the dumps: How to find rabbits in Arkansas

When I first saw the cottontail, its head was sticking out of the burner on the kitchen stove. But almost as soon as it appeared, it withdrew into the stove again, disappearing like a rabbit in a magician’s hat trick.


160 knife-makers from around the world compete at 26th Annual Arkansas Knife Show

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Around 160 knife-makers from around the world shared space at the convention center. Awide array of blades -- from swords to daggers, hunting knives, and even kitchen knives -- were on display during the 26th Annual Arkansas Knife Show.


'Will U Marry Me?': Arkansas couple gets engaged at construction site

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but love is still very much in the air in central Arkansas. Clayton Bowers works for Baldwin & Shell Construction Company. When he told his co-workers he was ready to propose to his girlfriend Peyton Weaver, they came up with an idea to use Clayton’s love for const


Arkansas man accused of sexually assaulting woman at Bryant hotel, police say

A central Arkansas man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel was arrested by police in Bryant on Thursday, authorities said. Joseph Grabanski, 37, faces rape and second-degree battery charges, according to the Bryant Police Department.


TexARKana man dies in single-car wreck near Fulton

Alex David Walker, 44, of TexARKana, was killed about 10:30 p.m. Friday in a one-vehicle wreck on U.S. 67 near Fulton in Miller County. According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, Walker was driving a 2010 model Chevrolet Camero south on the highway when the vehicle veered off the right


Traveling Arkansas: Dog Show in Camden

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of February 22!. East Arkansas Community College presents an evening of classic hits with The Platters, The Drifters, and The Coasters.


Capitol Preview: Funding for Arkansas Highways and Trump's Border Wall

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - On this week's Capitol View, the author of the casino amendment and the state director of Americans for Prosperity join Jessi Turnure to break down the governor's highway funding plan and what proposed constitutional amendments lawmakers could refer to voters.


Ozan man accused of stalking child via internet

A 22-year-old Ozan, Ark., man was arrested on Valentine's Day on a charge of internet stalking of a child, according to Hempstead, Ark., County Sheriff James Singleton. The arrest of Adam Walker was part of an undercover investigation that started Jan. 6.


Frontier Days invites students to experience pioneer living

WASHINGTON, Ark. - A local park is bringing history to life for students. Historic Washington State Park is giving students a living history lesson, showing what life was like as an Arkansas pioneer.


Lions lose final home games of season

The home season ended on a low note for Horatio Feb. 6. The Lions lost both make-up games that were cancelled on the original Jan. 29 date due to a flu outbreak at Horatio. The first five minutes of the second half were crucial in the foul saturated girls game where Murfreesboro held on for a 61-56


Fort Smith insuring more assets, spending less through Arkansas Municipal League program

The Board of Directors last week discussed insurance policies for the upcoming year to cover the city’s vehicles, equipment and property. Fort Smith is a participant in the Arkansas Municipal League insurance program, which is “substantially cheaper” than private insurance policies, Finance Director


Two plow drivers threatened in Washington state snow-rage confrontations

SPOKANE, Wash.—Unusually heavy snow in the Spokane area has caused snow plow rage: Two plow drivers clearing streets this week were threatened by people infuriated when their driveways ended up blocked with mounds of snow.


Collins Road bridge over Mine Creek deteriorating, now closed

Once before, the city of Nashville considered not replacing the Collins Road bridge over Mine Creek after it was washed out by heavy rains. But the outcry from persons who regularly used that route cause the city to reconsider.


Campbell Foundation Concert set for April 20 in Delight

DELIGHT — The Delight Council was apprised on Monday night of the official creation of the Campbell Memorial Foundation and the resulting benefit concert that will be held in Delight.


Fight investigation leads to arrest of Blevins subjects

The investigation into a fight reportedly between a large group of Mineral Springs and Blevins adults and juveniles has so far resulted only in the arrests of Blevins residents, according to Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton.


The Cecil ‘Birddog’ Harris Memorial Early Files

About 70 of our people went to Hope last night to witness a performance of Barlow’s Minstrels. The show was good and the crowd enjoyed the trip, though many of them felt a little sleepy when they got back home at 1 a.m.