• National Guardsmen take hit from tuition suspension

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The recent suspension of federal tuition assistance across the armed services directly impacts approximately 1,000 Arkansas National Guardsmen who take advantage of the benefit annually, according to a news release. The Secretary of the Army approved suspension of the benefit across …

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  • Turkey hunting for women seminar set

    LITTLE ROCK — For women who have considered becoming a turkey hunter but did not have someone in their lives to help them learn or do not know where to start, a free Discover Turkey Hunting workshop will be Tuesday in the Witt Stephens Jr. …

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  • Farm Bureau applauds House vote on tax cut

    Reps. Jody Dickinson of Newport, John Hutchison of Harrisburg, James McLean of Batesville and Tommy Wren of Melbourne drew praise Monday from Independence County Farm Bureau for their votes on HB 1039, the bill that would create a sales tax exemption for utilities used in …

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  • Winter storm warning issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A winter storm warning is in place for northeastern Arkansas, where a springtime storm system is predicted to bring 3 to 5 inches of snow. The National Weather Service issued the warning for Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Poinsett and Randolph counties. …

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  • Man sentenced for child pornography

    Fort Smith — A Baxter County man has been sentenced to almost 10 years in prison for knowingly receiving child pornography, according to Conner Eldridge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Troy Rowlette, 46, of Lake View was sentenced to 115 months imprisonment …

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  • Artist fellowships to be awarded

    LITTLE ROCK — Up to nine Individual Artist Fellowships worth $4,000 each will be awarded this year to Arkansas artists in the following categories: literary art — playwriting; performing arts — directing of narrative and documentary films; and visual arts — creating contemporary and traditional …

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  • ASU-MH announces graduates

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home recently held a ceremony honoring graduates of the certified nursing assistant program. Graduates completed 99 hours of course work and passed a skills and knowledge test to graduate. Students finished their course work in three weeks. …

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  • Late snow predicted

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Although spring has sprung, it won’t feel like it in some parts of Arkansas. The National Weather Service says 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible later this week in northern Arkansas. A winter storm watch is in effect until …

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  • Yard sale hosted at state park

    POWHATAN — Lake Charles State Park will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Visitor Center. Hundreds of items from the gift shop will be on sale, including adult’s and children’s T-shirts, jewelry, books, toys, mugs, fishing tackle, wind …

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  • Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial groundbreaking to be Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — Ground will be broken at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial, located on the west side of the Arkansas State Capitol grounds in Little Rock. The memorial, which is the result of 25 years of fundraising and work by …

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  • House Speaker wants Medicaid bill this week

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter says he wants lawmakers to develop by Friday a draft of legislation to expand health insurance coverage for low-income residents. Carter told reporters Tuesday that he wanted to see a bill that allows the state to …

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  • Board recommends pardon

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has issued recommendations regarding clemency and pardon applications. Among them are Laure Shankle Drummond, who was convicted in Independence County of two counts of theft and was sentenced to probation. The recommendation for a pardon was made “with …

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