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Community observes Juneteenth

Kicking off at 2 p.m. was The On-Call Band followed by Karen Wolfe at 3 p.m., Heather Gillis at 4 p.m., Dexter Allen at 5 p.m., B.B. King Blues Band …

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City to honor Juneteenth with festivals

The Juneteenth celebration will kick off Friday at 7 p.m. at Saracen Landing as Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation presents Glow In The City, a festival for students in grades nine-12. "We wanted to

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State worker pay tweak backed

The finance board also called for increasing the state's monthly funding per employee by $50, from $450 to $500, and suggested the increase become effective Aug. 1 …

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1st incentives given out for vaccinations

Scratch-off lottery tickets or gift certificates for hunting and fishing licenses -- offered as incentives to Arkansans who get covid-19 vaccinations -- were handed out to just over 140 people on

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NC State evens super regional at Arkansas

Tatum walks to lead off the third. Torres follows the walk with a pop up foul right in front of the Wolfpack dugout on the first base side. Slavens catches the pop up for the first out.

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Chinese crew blasts off to space outpost

Chinese crew blasts off to space outpost. by SAM McNEIL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Today at 3:58 a.m. “The task is very arduous, and there are many challenges,” said Chinese mission commander Nie

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NC State stuns Arkansas, advances to College World Series

NC State shortstop Jose Torres hit a solo home run to lead off the ninth inning against Arkansas ace Kevin Kopps, who made his first start of the …

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Alligator spotted on Lake Hamilton near RV park

The Garland County Sheriff's Department contacted the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Tuesday after residents reported seeing an alligator in the area of Lake Hamilton RV Resort off Highway

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Southern Baptists vote to debate sex abuse investigation

Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to have a floor debate on a proposed investigation into the …

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6 days, 6 homicides; unease on rise in Pine Bluff area

The number is staggering -- and frustrating -- for Pine Bluff-area residents. Counting a killing that occurred just outside the city limits, six homicides have happened in the area within a six

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Yanks end game with third triple play of season

2 days ago · Yanks end game with third triple play of season. New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) smiles as he and catcher Gary Sanchez walk out to …

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I-30 off-ramp in North Little Rock set to close next week

I-30 off-ramp in NLR set to close next week. Broadway exit to be shut until end of ’22 by Noel Oman | Today at 4:00 a.m. A car passes through the …

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Off the wire

Off the wire. Inter Milan's Christian Eriksen controls the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, April 11, 2021. (AP

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Couple raising awareness of hunger with fundraiser

Husband and wife duo Greg Hale and Mica Strother are the co-chairmen of STILL Serving Up Solutions, a June 17 virtual fundraising event benefiting the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

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Little Rock crackdown on violent crime nets 61 arrests

Little Rock residents fed up with a recent surge in violent crime got a message Monday from local, state and federal authorities: "We hear you." …

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Fordyce on the Cotton Belt back for 40th year after

2 days ago · At 4:30 p.m., a magic show by Dean Steelman drew kids of all ages to the courthouse square just before Clarksdale, Miss., bluesman Jesse Cotton Stone kicked-off

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UCA leader: Preparation pays off

2 days ago · Tuition and mandatory fees for UCA undergraduates will rise by 2.41%, going from $9,338 to $9,563 for 15 hours per semester for two semesters. Graduate student tuition will rise by 2.18%, going

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Off the Wire

Off the Wire. May 19, 2021 at 3:04 a.m. Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout (27) walks back to first base during the first inning of a baseball game against the …

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OPINION DRIVETIME MAHATMA: I-430 work sure raises questions

But not on a second lane off I-430 to I-40 toward North Little Rock. Alas, David Nilles, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, reported no …

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Flooding continues over state; emergency ruled in Desha County

An employee at a used auto dealership in Lexington, Miss., treads water as he checks on vehicles Thursday, June 10, 2021. The dealership was moving cars …

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Arkansas sets record leading off

Arkansas sets record leading off. by Bob Holt | June 6, 2021 at 2:18 a.m. Arkansas infielder Matt Goodheart (10) and Cayden Wallace (7) embrace after a …

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Reporters' records put off-limits in leaks cases

FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, a police officer stands outside The New York Times building in New York. The Trump Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records of …

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Bland proof event really an Open

Bland proof event really an Open. by The Associated Press | Today at 2:43 a.m. England’s Richard Bland shot a 4-under 67 on Friday at Torrey …

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Off the wire

Off the wire by The Associated Press | June 7, 2021 at 2:02 a.m. Sergio Pérez de Red Bull celebra en el podio su victoria en Gran Premio de Azerbaiyán, el …

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Google offers U.K. role in changes

Google is offering U.K. regulators a role overseeing its phasing out of ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser, in a package of commitments the tech …

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Travs deal with grind of the road

Travs deal with grind of the road. by Eli Lederman | Today at 3:05 a.m. Reliever Darren Gillies (above) and the Arkansas Travelers are scheduled to play …

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Health insurance costs' uptick OK'd

A projected 8,219 post-65 retirees in the plan will have their monthly contributions increase from $183.92 to $193.12, or 5%, next year, while …

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Off the wire

Off the wire. by Compiled from Democrat-Gazette Press Services | June 3, 2021 at 2:03 a.m. Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, center, talks …

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Fort Smith approves $5 million for runway extension for F

2 days ago · Fort Smith approves $5 million for runway extension for F-16s, F-35s. A General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon from Colorado Air National Guard's 140th Wing takes off

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Travelers lose no-hitter in the 9th

2 days ago · Travelers lose no-hitter in the 9th. Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock will welcome fans on Thursday as the Arkansas Travelers open the 2017 season. Arkansas Travelers reliever Darin

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Group warns of aid loss in Syria if route cut off

A leading rights group warned Thursday that millions of Syrians risk losing access to lifesaving aid, including food and covid-19 vaccines, if Russia manages to …

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Tampa Bay walks off with 10th consecutive win

Tampa Bay walks off with 10th consecutive win. DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Austin Meadows, Manuel Margot and Mike Brosseau drew consecutive bases-loaded walks with two outs in the ninth inning and the Tampa

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In the news

In the news. by Compiled Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports | Today at 4:04 a.m. • Troy Littleton, a biology lab professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who helped one of

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Phillies walk off for third consecutive game

PHILADELPHIA -- Jean Segura drove in Ronald Torreyes with an infield single in the 10th inning for his second consecutive game-ending hit as the Philadelphia Phillies got a third consecutive

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OPINION HENRY OLSEN: Fed plays off inflation fears

OPINION | HENRY OLSEN: Fed plays off inflation fears. by Henry Olsen The Washington Post | June 11, 2021 at 2:37 a.m. Inflation continues to gather strength, rising to 5% in …

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Eubanks making strides off court

Eubanks making strides off court. by Mitchell Gladstone | June 4, 2021 at 2:20 a.m. Chris Eubanks bounced behind the baseline as the sun beat down …

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Rahm's time right

2 days ago · SAN DIEGO -- Two career-changing putts for Jon Rahm brought two trophies Sunday. He cradled his 3-month-old son, Kepa, as he walked off the 18th …

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Bad flier behavior takes off

11 hours ago · FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, a passenger wears a face mask she travels on a Delta Air Lines flight after taking off from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

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Bucks' confidence continues to soar

1 day ago · He capped it off by becoming the first player in NBA history with at least 40 points, 10 boards and 5 assists in a Game 7 victory. The Bucks had the best record in the league last season but

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Hawks beat 76ers, history to advance

2 days ago · Young shook off an otherwise off night from the floor -- 5 for 23 -- and kept shooting until he hit that three-pointer for a 93-87 lead with 2:31 left. Kevin Huerter sealed the win with three free

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Fan earns discounton car, feels good

10 hours ago · Bring in two box fans and get a thousand dollars off the down payment on a car. Brilliant! And it worked. Car-Mart in Pine Bluff has a promotion every …

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Off the Wire

11 hours ago · "Because of tomorrow's day off, we can let him get looked at first. But I think we're prepared that he's going to miss some time." Civale had a 3 …

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Rahm finds perspective to go with his passion

1 day ago · SAN DIEGO -- Jon Rahm's road to becoming a U.S. Open champion might have started with a pair of bogeys. It ended with a pair of birdies at Torrey Pines that will be far more memorable. In the

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Australia opposes downgrade of reef

9 hours ago · CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia announced Tuesday that it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status because of climate change, while environmentalists

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Bottom of Travs' lineup gives Naturals fits

11 hours ago · Rudy Martin beat out a tap single in front of the plate and scored when Clay Dungan tripled off the wall in right-center, then Bobby Witt Jr. added an RBI single to make it a 4-2 game.

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Medicaid swells amid pandemic

1 day ago · The number of Americans relying on Medicaid swelled to an apparent record high during the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 74 million Americans covered through the safety-net …

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Settlers' bid to evict Palestinians sets off brawl in

9 hours ago · Settlers' bid to evict Palestinians sets off brawl in Jerusalem by The Associated Press | Today at 3:41 a.m. FILE - In this June 18, 2021, file photo, Israeli security forces take positions during

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DeGrom dominates as Mets, Braves split DH

1 day ago · Jeff McNeil came off the injured list and singled as a pinch-hitter for deGrom (7-2) during New York's three-run fifth inning. He scored on Dominic Smith's three-run double.

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