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by Ky3 News | July 24, 2011
ARKANSAS -- Unemployment rose in Arkansas for the month of June. The state's Department of Workforce Services released the Arkansas' unemployment figures for June. Unemployment in that state rose three-tenths of point to 8.1% from 7.8 % in May. That increase triples the national increase for the same time. Nationally, unemployment increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 9.2% from 9.1% in May. Statewide, government jobs accounted for almost 93% of increase in people unemployed.
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by Ky3 News | February 20, 2011
Arkansas officials say it will cost around $10-million to clean up all of the snow from the last round of winter weather. Last year, the highway department spent nearly $12-million--an amount they say could easily be surpassed if another storm rolls through. The budget only allots $5 million for road clearance.   Any more than that and they have to pull money from their road repair fund.
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Chad Plein, KY3 News | June 10, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The ground shook in Arkansas this weekend. Federal officials have verified a small earthquake struck Rose Bud Saturday afternoon.  The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 2.2 quake was registered. So far, there have been no reports of damage or injuries. Geologists say earthquakes with magnitudes between 2.5 and 3.0 are the smallest felt by humans.
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Chad Plein, KY3 News | May 6, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Early voting in Arkansas is set to begin Monday. The ballots are for the May 22 primary and non-partisan judicial elections.  With a handful of heated legislative primaries included across Arkansas, the secretary of state Mark Martin believes about 30% of Arkansas' 1.5 million voters will take part in this month's primary.
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by KY3 News staff | July 28, 2013
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. --  Police in Arkansas are investigating an accidental shooting at a Lions Club Gun Show in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Authorities say when Charles Pike picked-up a gun off the table, the weapon fired, hitting him in the hand. The bullet then ricocheted off the floor and grazed another man. Organizers say gun shows follow strict safety measures for both visitors and vendors, and they're unsure how exactly the shooting happened. "And for some reason, we don't know, this particular weapon had a round in it and had an accidental discharge," explained Larry Loudon, the gun show chairman.
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KY3 News | February 22, 2011
The U.S. Geological Survey is installing two more seismic monitors in north-central Arkansas to measure a swarm of earthquakes.  There have been more than 750 earthquakes in the past 6 months, including at least 8 small quakes on Monday.  Scientists aren't sure if the earthquakes are occurring naturally or are a result of fluid injections by oil and gas drilling companies.
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by Paula Morehouse, Ky3 News | August 7, 2011
MARBLE FALLS, Ark., --  The 50 people left homeless by the fire that destroyed the Overlook Apartments complex in Marble Falls, Arkansas, Wednesday night need help. While the Red Cross and donations have met their shelter and clothing needs, the victims could still use incidentals such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, denture tablets, and shampoo are welcome, according to the apartment complex owner.        If you would like to donate, please call 870-743-4062.
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by Ky3 News | May 21, 2011
BOONE COUNTY, Ark., -- A scary ride home for some school kids in Boone County, Arkansas on Friday. Troopers say the driver of a school bus pulled into the path of another vehicle, causing that driver to smash into the back of the bus. The car was badly damaged; there was minor damage to the bus. There were 20 kids onboard at the time, but no one was hurt.
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by Brett Onstott, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | January 2, 2012
MARSHALL, Ark. -- Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire at a restaurant erly Monday.  The 911 call came in just before 4 a.m. at the Sunset Restaurant.  The building is a total loss.
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By KY3 News | November 11, 2011
Nearly 45 percent of Arkansas' public schools are not making the grade for the minimum achievement requirements on state exams. Education officials say 480 individual schools must hire tutors, offer transfers, or fire under-performing teachers to bring up student scores. The tough part is academically challenged schools must increase the number of students who can do math and read proficiently every year. Read about the Common Core State Standards Initiative
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by KY3 News | September 28, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- An Arkansas man is in the record books thanks to a huge catch. It was only his second alligator hunt ever, but Drew Baker landed this 13-foot, nine-inch long monster. Weighing in at an unbelievable 11-hundred pounds, the alligator beat the original record by six inches. Baker used a harpoon to do the job. Unable to pull it into his boat, Baker dragged it to shore. He estimates he'll get around 400 pounds of meat from the catch. Baker says he doesn't believe the record will last long-- he thinks there is probably a 14-footer out there somewhere.
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By: Chris Replogle and creplogle@schurz.com | September 28, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Like him or not, Johnny Manziel proved again just how good of a college football player he is. The Heisman Trophy winner led his Texas A&M Aggies (4-1, 1-1) on three second-half scoring drives, leading to a 45-33 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-2, 0-1).  Manziel finished 23-30, throwing for 261 yards and two touchdowns. His elusiveness added another 66 yards on the ground.  He often bought time in the pocket to find receivers in the Aggies' explosive offense.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | September 26, 2013
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - He tried to fake his way through a court-ordered drug test, but all a man from Midway, Ark., received was a trip to jail and a court date for his efforts. Shawn E. Austin, 36, of Midway, Ark., was arrested on suspicion of obstructing governmental operations after authorities say he tried to substitute bottled urine for his own during the drug screening Wednesday. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said Austin was in court on a contempt of court proceeding when he and another person were ordered to give a urine sample.
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by Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and Email Dustin | September 24, 2013
VALLEY SPRINGS, Ark. - A student at a small northern Arkansas high school made quite the discovery that will put his name in the state record books. Tyler Campbell was taking the introduction to horticulture class as a junior at Valley Springs High School when teacher Tim Moore was approached by the National Park Service at the Buffalo River about helping them restore the Chinquapin population. Students went out and collected acorns from the tree and germinated them in the school's greenhouse before planting them back in the wild.
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via the Harrison Daily Times | September 23, 2013
HARRISON, Ark. - Two men from northern Arkansas are dead after state police say a tractor-trailer hit them as they were trying to change a flat tire on a state highway. The Harrison Daily Times reports that Gregory L. Ward, 40, of Harrison, and Richard J. Foster, 19, of Lead Hill, were trying to change a flat tire along Arkansas Highway 7 when they were struck by a 1999 Peterbilt that was trying to round a curve. The crash happened near the intersection with James Phifer Lane, the report said.
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by the Accociated Press | September 21, 2013
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A planned march in downtown Jonesboro that organizers say is intended to educate people about openly carrying firearms in Arkansas has been postponed because of the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy.   Arkansas Carry planned the march for Sunday - but postponed it until Oct. 6 after police said Jonathon Bell accidentally shot himself to death outside a local restaurant.   Arkansas Carry member Scott Vaughn told The Jonesboro Sun that the march is being postponed "out of respect for the family.
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Emily Wood and ewood@ky3.com | September 19, 2013
Lead Hill, Ar. -- Administrators at several school districts in Boone County, Arkansas, are considering the possiblity of arming some teachers and staff.  Deputies with the sheriff's department are visiting all the rural schools to assess their strengths and weaknesses. Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore said is is part of an effort to make the schools more secure. That means coming up new systems for locking the doors, better communication, and putting emergency plans in place. Moore said his department is also offering to train teachers and staff in the county's deputy reserve program.  The program would require more than 100 hours of law enforcement training to arm teachers in the classroom.
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by Steve Grant and videographer Tim Leimkuhler, KY3 News and sgrant@ky3.com | September 18, 2013
HARRISON, Ark. -- Canoeists and vacationers know Harrison as the gateway to the astounding beauty that is the Buffalo National River.  Those merely passing through, however, may miss some of the bustling economy. Harrison is the area's hub for manufacturing, transportation and healthcare.  Thousands of workers from Boone and four surrounding counties commute here every weekday.   Home-grown businesses remain the mainstay of the economy.  Lots of visitors love those businesses, like Shelbie's on the square.  It's a serious shoppers' paradise.
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by Lindsey Henry, KY3 News and lhenry@ky3.com | September 18, 2013
PONCA, Ark. -- If you're looking for an adventurous hike, a lot of trails are around the Ponca Wilderness Area, about a 30-minute drive southwest of Harrison.  People at the Buffalo Outdoor Center will direct you to one of the most scenic trails in Arkansas. Whether the weather is sunny or the leaves are falling, the trails near Ponca are worth a hike.  That's what Carrie Marry and her husband, David, did recently.                              "Beautiful plants, more things going than I imagined, a forest trail where little water riplets are; it's beautiful,” she said.
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by Paula Dowler, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | September 17, 2013
Here are the contested races and issues on the ballots in Arkansas Tuesday. Polls will be open Tuesday night until 7:30 pm. Updated results will be posted here Tuesday evening as received by KY3.
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