• Site uncovers remains of American Indians, slaves

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An American Indian tribe that was historically based in Arkansas but now calls Oklahoma home is teaming with descendants of African-American slaves to research and preserve an archaeological site that contains the remains of their ancestors. The burial sites were discovered …

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  • Lawmakers plan special session

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are spreading out across two different parts of downtown as they gather for a special legislative session focused on teacher insurance, the lottery and prison overcrowding. The House and Senate were convening today for the session, which legislative leaders …

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  • Floods force evacuations

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials say water is beginning to recede in eastern Arkansas after flash floods closed several highways and caused families to leave their homes. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Yvette Smith said U.S. 70, Arkansas 86, and U.S. 49 in Monroe …

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  • Remains found near Camden

    CAMDEN (AP) — Authorities are investigating after skeletal remains were discovered near an abandoned home in Camden. Camden Police Chief Bo Woody says the bones were found Wednesday night. Authorities determined that the remains were human, and they’ve been sent to the Arkansas State Crime …

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  • Special session highlights Arkansas’ old state Capitol

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The last time Arkansas lawmakers took up any substantial legislation in the Old State House building, wireless was something that had just been invented by Guglielmo Marconi and a tweet was something you heard from the birds outdoors. But with the …

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  • Hospital announces layoffs

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — CHI St. Vincent says it will cut 157 positions system-wide after its acquisition of a hospital and clinic in Hot Springs. The company announced Thursday that the job reductions include 91 layoffs, with the remainder of cuts occurring by leaving vacant …

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  • Barling ‘bug nut’ seeks out butterflies

    BARLING (AP) — With a camera close at hand, retired scientist and self-professed “bug nut” Clifford Ivy spends hours each day scouring the landscape for his latest passion — butterflies. “It takes a lot of patience,” the 72-year-old from Barling said. “They’re not very cooperative. …

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  • Reward offered in fatal shooting

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police are offering a reward for information in connection with a more than one-month-old shooting death. Police announced Wednesday a $3,000 reward for information leading to those involved in the shooting death of 47-year-old William Keith Gosney. Police say Gosney was …

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  • Dove season dates discussed

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission commissioners are discussing this year’s dove season dates in Arkansas. The commission recently discussed the dates for the mourning dove and the Eurasian collared dove season at its meeting in Texarkana. The dates under consideration are Sept. …

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  • GOP leader resigns after Clinton comment

    LITTLE ROCK  — A district chairman with the Republican Party of Arkansas resigned after he was quoted saying that Hillary Clinton “would probably get shot at the state line” if she ran for president in 2016, the GOP announced Wednesday. GOP Chairman Doyle Webb says …

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  • Crittenden voters OK tax hike

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Voters in Crittenden County have approved a 1 percent sales tax increase to support the county’s financially troubled hospital. The measure is expected to generate about $30 million over five years for Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis. According to complete …

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  • ADC: Escapee stole shotgun

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Arkansas prison officials say a convicted murderer who escaped custody stole a shotgun from a house on prison grounds. The search continues for Timothy Buffington, who’s been missing since Saturday. Buffington had trusty status at the Pine Bluff Unit that allowed …

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