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Deputies at Fouke schools believed active shooter alert was real; sheriff not warned of test
A false “active shooter” alarm at Fouke, Ark., schools was sent to teachers and law enforcement Thursday. The alert led teachers to implement lockdown protocol, and two deputy sheriffs on...
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An Alabama man died Thursday night in a head-on collision with a diesel truck near Garland City, Ark., according to Arkansas State Police. Brian D. Tolliver, 42, of Fairhope, Ala., was killed while d...
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Millwood official expects to lose 18 months of tourism money as state park undergoes repairs
ASHDOWN, Ark.—Floodwaters have finally receded at Millwood State Park, but the work on repairing the damage could continue until the fall of 2016. “We are going to lose about a year and a...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Maintenance technician Darrel Saunders power washes a bath house at Millwood State Park as the cleanup and repair from this summer&rsquo;s flooding has begun. &ldquo;We took a lot of pride in how clean we kept everything here, and the flooding has just taken us a step back. We&rsquo;ll find our way back, though,&rdquo; said Milwood State Park Superintendent Mark Meyer.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">What are believed to be the shells of insect eggs have embedded themselves in most of the structures around the park and are having to be pressure washed off. &ldquo;Everything that was underwater has these marking on it, I wish I knew exactly what they were,&rdquo; Meyer said.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Appliances, electrical systems and lighting are a few of the things the park will need to replace in order to bring it back to its former glory.&nbsp;</span></p>

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NEW ORLEANS—With Hurricane Katrina headed for the Gulf Coast in late August 2005, The Associated Press deployed dozens of staffers to support its New Orleans and Mississippi bureaus. Here, thre...
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The number and actions of feral hogs in Arkansas have gone wild. In 1977, about 4 percent of the state had feral hogs. Today, feral hogs have been documented in all 75 counties, said Becky McPeake, e...
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COLLINSVILLE, Va.—Andy Parker’s resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, h...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Thursday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:41 a.m., assault, 5450 Farm to Market Road 1398, Hooks 12:32 a.m., large animal, 3...
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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the fifth annual Ark-La-Tex Comic Con, and it will land at Texarkana Convention Center this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-6. Adults’ tickets are $...
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The second annual dinner and auction fundraiser benefiting the Nick’s Mission Backpack Program takes from 5 to 8 p.m. place Sept. 12 at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church, DeKalb, Te...
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Associated Press Motorists purchase gas Wednesday at a station that dropped the unleaded fuel price to $1.99 per gallon in San Antonio. The price of oil fell back below $39 a barrel after a U.S. gove...
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The Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas are having a Back to Girl Scouting event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Splash Pad at Spring Lake Park. Girls from kindergarten thro...
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SHERWOOD, Ark.—A Sherwood man been sentenced to four months in jail for cutting off the ears of his 2-month-old puppy. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports 55-year-old Jose Reyes Navarette was...
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• A Fun Run benefit will be held at 7 a.m. today at on the Galleria Oaks trail from Robin Lane to CHRISTUS St. Michael Fitness Center. The cost to participate is $10 per person. All proceeds bene...
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Today is Saturday, August 29, the 241st day of 2015. There are 124 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, Lou...
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Darryl Dawkins, whose flamboyant personality and backboard-shattering dunks earned him the nickname “Chocolate Thunder” and forced the NBA to introduce breakaway rims, died Thursday mornin...
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Joel Fort, an iconoclastic psychiatrist who was an early advocate for decriminalizing marijuana and who gave expert testimony on drugs and brainwashing in the Patty Hearst case and more than 300 other...
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LITTLE ROCK—Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison on Friday following her conviction last year on federal bribery and extortion charges. The Demo...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas officials on Friday suspended a push to terminate coverage for thousands of people on Medicaid for the second time this month after the federal government told the state to...
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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The historic tugboat, USS Hoga, will soon head to its new home in North Little Rock from California after federal officials cleared the journey, according to the Arkansas...
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NEW ORLEANS—Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 yea...

Picture: <p class="p1">Former President Bush laughs with Doris Hicks, CEO/Principal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Science and Technology, during a roundtable discussion on education at Warren Easton Charter High School.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p1">Associated Press</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s3">Former President George W. Bush poses for a &lsquo;selfie&rsquo; with former first lady Laura Bush, marching band director Asia Muhaimin, right, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, far left, Friday at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p1">Associated Press</p>Picture: <p class="p1">Former President Bush poses for photos with students at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans.</p>
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BUNCH, Okla.—An Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation game warden won't face criminal charges after prosecutors determined that he was justified in the April fatal shooting of an Arkansas...
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WASHINGTON—Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge...
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HOUSTON—A suburban Houston man and a man from New Orleans each face a minimum of more than 100 years in federal prison after convicted of multiple robbery and firearms charges related to a serie...
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HICKMAN, Ark.—The Arkansas state medical examiner has identified human remains found earlier this month in the Mississippi River as those of a man who disappeared when a barge capsized in the wa...
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NEW SERVICES Mandeville Baptist Church will have a study series on Old Testament prophets at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The speakers will be Shaun King and James McDonough. Call 870-773-3520.   RE...
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TUPELO, Miss.—With a round of local elections freshly in the rear view and a presidential election ramping up, it is perhaps only a matter of time before discussions flare up over the religious...
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HAVANA—In the shadow of a giant image of Argentine Che Guevara, workmen are in the final stages of building the altar where Argentina-born Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in the Plaza de la Rev...
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CHICAGO—When a fire in 2006 nearly demolished Pilgrim Baptist Church, an architectural treasure by Louis Sullivan that is known as the birthplace of modern gospel music, many Chicagoans insisted...
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Waupun girl collects money to help people in need
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WAUPUN, Wis.—For Jaelle Weinberger, giving to less fortunate people has become commonplace. The 5-year-old from Waupun has learned the practice from her mother, Sarah.   “She and I...
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NEW DELHI—Harjeet Singh can usually be found riding around New Delhi on his Harley Davidson Superlow, or helping foreign companies set up operations in India. At home, the businessman has staff...
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BEIJING—With the Chinese stock market turmoil that incited global panic abated—at least for now—here are some questions and answers about it, as well as lessons to learn: WHY DID TH...
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NEW YORK—The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its...
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LOS ANGELES—The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. But don’t fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you’ve seen floating over sports events all your life will still be there...
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NEW YORK—Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween? Apparently everybody. The Halloween wars focused on pop culture costumes have heated up early this year. Petitions and social...
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VIENNA—Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 2...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama said Friday that he and other supporters of the Iran nuclear deal have received more rhetorical abuse than they’ve dished out in the debate over the agree...
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