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Arkansas flu deaths up by 15 since last week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas has received 15 more reports of flu fatalities in the past week, raising the death toll to 140 in what's already become the state's deadliest flu season in at least 17 years. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the 15 deaths were reported to the Health Department in a seven-day span ending Tuesday. Of those deaths, 10 were 65 years or older. State epidemiologist Dirk Haselow says that the rate of transmission remains high based on information from...

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Traveling Arkansas: A ‘STEM-ulating’ fun run in Jonesboro

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of February 16!

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Can The U.S. Combat Election Interference If Some Don't Believe It's Happening?

America's adversaries are circling like coyotes just beyond the light from the campfire, top intelligence officials warn — but that's not the scariest thing to some members of the Senate intelligence committee. What bothers them is the need to convince people the coyotes are there. "My problem is, I talk to people in Maine who say, 'the whole thing is a witch hunt and it's a hoax,' because that's what the president told me," said Sen. Angus King, I-Maine. The leaders of the U.S. intelligence...

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Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln discussed health care and more in her monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Jo Anne Emerson (R-MO) discusses the aftermath of the passage of the health care bill with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Jo Anne Emerson (R-MO) discusses the aftermath of the passage of the health care bill with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) discussed Health Care, Toyota, the annual visit to Washington from the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the changing political scene in Arkansas, in his monthly talk with KASU's Mark Smith. The entire interview can be heard in two parts. This is Part 2.

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) discussed Health Care, Toyota, the annual visit to Washington from the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the changing political scene in Arkansas, in his monthly talk with KASU's Mark Smith, on Thursday, March 4th. The entire interview can be heard in two parts. This is Part 1.

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Marion Berry discusses his impending retirement and current issues in Washington with KASU's Mark Smith.

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KASU's James Lepine talks to film historian Meir Z. Ribalow about his upcoming lecture.

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Death of Jonesboro businessman focus of Dateline NBC show

The 2011 shooting death of a Jonesboro businessman is the focus of a show that airs tomorrow night on “Dateline NBC”. The show is titled “The Root of All Evil”, and it will focus on the death of Marc Despain. The 34-year-old was found dead in his home from a gunshot wound on August 24, 2011. Marc’s wife, Michelle Despain, plead guilty August eighth to three counts of hindering apprehension in the death. She was originally charged with capital murder in the case. She was sentenced to 30-years...

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