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Subscriber only100 YEARS AGO April 22, 1914 NASHVILLE — E.J. Burton of Murfreesboro has a cat which is rearing a young rat with her litter of kittens. The young rat has been with its foster mother for the last three weeks and seems perfectly at home with its natural enemies. The mother cat shows no difference in her attitude toward it and the remaining members of her family. Continue reading...

Conway boy killed by train identified

Subscriber onlyCONWAY — Police have identified a teenager who was struck and killed by a train while he was walking along the railroad tracks Sunday. Continue reading...

First section of Bella Vista Bypass to open

Highway officials say the first section of the long-awaited Bella Vista Bypass will open to traffic in northern Arkansas this week. Continue reading...

5 women seek top police job

2 from LR ranks combine 54 years

Subscriber onlyOnly a sliver of the 15,000 licensed and sworn officers in the state call a woman “chief.” But a handful of candidates seeking to replace Little Rock’s outgoing chief of police wants to change that. Continue reading...

Obama wants to cut Fulbright program

Alumni mobilize worldwide to avert trimming exchanges created by Arkansan

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has proposed cutting 13 percent of funding from an international education exchange program named for a former U.S. senator from Arkansas, and alumni around the world are raising objections. Continue reading...

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Subscriber only100 YEARS AGO April 21, 1914 C.E. Perkins, alias Richard Harmon, who says he is a mining promoter from Prescott, Ariz., but who was unable to pay his fine, was yesterday morning fined $25 and costs and sentenced to serve 30 days on the county farm for annoying a young woman on the street. Continue reading...

Running through tears, fears

Arkansans on quest to help Boston Marathon heal

Subscriber onlySitting cross-legged on a bench high above the black asphalt and white stripes of the Forest Heights Middle School track, Cortney Allison swiped at the flurry of long, blond ringlets blown into her face by a sudden breeze. Continue reading...

Agency: 4 candidates have back-taxes liens

State files reviewed on 400 hopefuls

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration had active liens last week for unpaid income taxes against at least four judicial candidates and one state representative who is running for re-election. Continue reading...

Science fair names winners, taps one to vie in LA

Subscriber onlyYeongwoo Hwang of Jonesboro, a senior at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science and the Arts in Hot Springs, is the top individual winner in the Southwestern Energy Arkansas Science and Engineering Fair and will advance next month to an international competition in Los Angeles. Continue reading...

Education notebook

Subscriber onlyDistrict challenges dismantling decree The Stephens School District is challenging in federal court the Arkansas Board of Education’s April 10 order to split the legally undersize district among the Camden-Fairview, Magnolia and Nevada school districts, effective July 1. Continue reading...

Higher education notebook

Subscriber onlyTech trustees OK meal-plan prices RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University students will have higher meal-plan rates during the next academic year. Continue reading...

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Subscriber only100 YEARS AGO April 20, 1914 “Someone started a rumor on the streets that I had dropped dead, and we have done nothing this evening but receive telephone messages of condolence,” said P.A. Byrd, 1514 Booker St., last night. Continue reading...

A big Hispanic heart

Radiothon raises money for Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Subscriber onlyThe tiny radio booth of La Zeta 95.7 FM in Springdale is used to holding three, maybe four, people maximum at a time. On April 28, 2013, though, at least two dozen people cram themselves in, eager to hear the amount the Spanish-speaking community has raised during the fourth Radiothon to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Couple shares love of art in life, at ACO

Subscriber onlyThey bonded over their mutual love of contemporary art, a mutual friend’s birthday and a common childhood experience that surprised them both. Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY

Grieving daughter anticipates each Mother’s Day with dread

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: It has been a year since my mother passed away. The month of February was especially tough because it was the month of her birthday and also the month in which she died. Continue reading...