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State Drug Director Thomas Fisher said opioids including fentanyl coming into the country illegally should be considered weapons of mass destruction.
Officials meet with residents on working together to reduce opioid overdose deaths
The University of Arkansas System’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) held an opioid overdose prevention community roundtable Thursday, June 27, at the Newton County Senior Activity and Wellness …
The Parthenon Volunteer Fire Department has secured a $15,000  grant to build an addition to its fire station. The grant was received from the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program to match community cash and/or in-kind donations to be applied to the project. From left to right: Becca Caldwell, Director Rural Services, James Myatt ARDC Commissioner, Robert Moery ARDC Commissioner, Clint O’Neal – Executive Director AEDC, Cassie Elliott – Visionary Milestones Inc, Lynn Hawkins ARDC Chair, Davis Bell ARDC Commissioner, Elizabeth Walker ARDC Vice-Chair and Mike Smith ARDC Commissioner.
Parthenon VFD awarded grant
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Rural Services Division recently awarded grants totaling $806,125 to 29 Arkansas cities and counties, including $15,000 to the …
rkansas State Trooper Austin Duncan was awarded the prestigious Arkansas State Trooper of the Year Award for 2023 at the annual Arkansas State Police awards ceremony
Arkansas state troopers and staff awarded honors at annual banquet
BENTON — Arkansas State Trooper Austin Duncan was awarded the prestigious Arkansas State Trooper of the Year Award for 2023 at the annual Arkansas State Police awards ceremony today hosted by …
Local News

Registered sex offender sentenced to 10 years

FORT SMITH – A Van Buren man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release on one count of Transportation of Child Pornography. The Honorable P.K. …

Pine Bluff man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for drug trafficking

LITTLE ROCK—Tristan Larandell Lee, a multi-convicted felon, will spend the next 15 years in federal prison for illegally possessing cocaine with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in …

Repeat sex offender from Michigan sentenced to 40 years

LITTLE ROCK—Jeremy Robert Ward, a registered sex offender from Michigan, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison on Thursday. Jonathan D. Ross, United States Attorney for the Eastern …

USDA invests $4.5 million to build nutrition hub network

WASHINGTON — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $4.5 million in funding to establish three additional USDA Nutrition Hubs in communities across the …

USDA awards $10 million to spark innovation in regional school food systems

WASHINGTON – USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service awarded a total of $10 million in grants through its partners – Full Plates Full Potential and the Illinois Public Health Institute …

Local Sports

Arkansas Office of Outdoor Recreation debuted at Outdoor Retailer Summer Convention

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Office of Outdoor Recreation (OOR) hosted its first-ever booth at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Convention. This was the first time Arkansas had a branded booth at …

Arkansas Wildlife Podcast explores hunting in velvet, spears and straight-walled cartridges

LITTLE ROCK — The 2024-25 hunting season will likely go down as a season of change for many Arkansas outdoorsmen and women. Although more than 130 regulations changed during the …

Fish, wildlife habitat falls from the sky at Nimrod Lake

PLAINVIEW — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planting the seeds of success for future fish and waterfowl habitat at Nimrod Lake in Perry and Yell counties, and it’s using an …

Fish kills natural summer phenomenon on small waters

LITTLE ROCK – Anyone who has ever had their breath taken away after sitting in a car that’s been parked in the summer sun will tell you that even a momentary drop in oxygen can turn …

Leftover WMA Deer Hunt Permit sale begins July 15

LITTLE ROCK — Nearly 700 permits to participate in special deer hunts at Arkansas wildlife management areas will be available for purchase beginning 9 a.m. Monday, July 15. These permits cover …

Tech Athletics partners with Mammoth Sports Construction on strategic athletic facilities master plan

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech University Department of Athletics is pleased to announce a partnership with industry-leading Mammoth Sports Construction on a strategic athletic facilities …

America is resilient

This week, we came together to celebrate the land we call home. Unfortunately, a dark cloud of failed economic policies gloomed overhead for many friends and families as they gathered to enjoy the …

It is going to be fun to hate you

There are two conferences in college athletics.

It is going to be fun to hate you

There are two conferences in college athletics.

‘Say Hey’ says goodbye: the life of Willie Mays

On June 18, the lights of Major League Baseball dimmed upon the news of the death of the luminary Wilie Mays at the age of 93. Ken Griffey Jr. referred to him as “the godfather of all center fielders”, and Mays had the talent and accolades to back that up. 
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