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A freshly painted ...

J.T. WamplerA freshly painted fiberglass statue of cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man stands on a pedestal Friday in front of its new home at the Sager Creek Vegetable Co. in Siloam Springs.

Disappearing Popeye back with new shine

Springdale’s statue now Siloam Springs’ icon

Subscriber onlyA Springdale landmark disappeared this summer. For almost half a century, a 7-foot-tall statue of the cartoon character Popeye stood in front of the canning plant on U.S. 71B on the city's north side. Continue reading...

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From: 2 found slain in LR home ...

8/28/14 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN ...

Stephen B. Thornton8/28/14 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Two people were found dead in this home in the 2600 block of S. Spring Street Friday morning in Little Rock. The Little Rock Police Department have ruled them as homicides.

Alcohol measure certified for ballot

Subscriber onlyArkansas voters will be asked in November whether they want to allow the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol throughout the state, after a constitutional amendment was certified to appear on the ballot by the secretary of state's office late Friday. Continue reading...

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A pro-Russia rebel ...

SERGEI GRITSA pro-Russia rebel patrols at the Novoazovsk border crossing Friday in eastern Ukraine. Rebel fi ghters looked to be in control of the area, where at least a half-dozen tanks were seen on roads around the town.

Russians aid rebels' drive to seize port

Subscriber onlyBacked by Russian troops and weaponry, hundreds of Ukrainian rebel militiamen mobilized Friday in the southeastern town of Novoazovsk, vacated by the Ukrainian military two days ago, and began to push toward the seaport of Mariupol 27 miles away. Continue reading...

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A pro-Russia rebel ...

SERGEI GRITSA pro-Russia rebel patrols at the Novoazovsk border crossing Friday in eastern Ukraine. Rebel fi ghters looked to be in control of the area, where at least a half-dozen tanks were seen on roads around the town.

Russians aid rebels' drive to seize port

Subscriber onlyBacked by Russian troops and weaponry, hundreds of Ukrainian rebel militiamen mobilized Friday in the southeastern town of Novoazovsk, vacated by the Ukrainian military two days ago, and began to push toward the seaport of Mariupol 27 miles away. Continue reading...