• I-40 toll being considered

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas highway officials are exploring the possibility of adding tolls on Interstate 40 between Little Rock and the Tennessee border as a way to pay for widening the congested highway. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has posted an online survey …

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  • Intruder caught at Gov. Mansion

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities are questioning a man accused of climbing over the fence around the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and entering the grounds. Arkansas State Police say the man scaled the fence at about 5:30 this morning and was quickly arrested by the governor’s …

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  • UA, ASU boards voting on new campus guns law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ two largest university systems are considering proposals to opt out of a new state law allowing faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus. The boards of trustees for the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University systems are …

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  • Beebe working quickly to pick new treasurer

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he hopes to name a replacement in the next several days for the state treasurer, who resigned over accusations she took cash bribes from a bond broker. Beebe said he already has spoken with some candidates …

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  • Pineville Cumberland holds 100th anniversary celebration

    PINEVILLE — Pineville Cumberland Presbyterian Church held its 100th anniversary celebration May 5. Bob Benbrook was hired as chief carpenter to build a two-story church building in Pineville in 1913. Benbrook’s great-great-grandson, Chad, built an exact replica of the present church building as a cake …

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  • WBC releases lists

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2013 spring semester.  The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of …

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  • SAU sets honor rolls

    MAGNOLIA — A total of 227 students were named to the President’s List at Southern Arkansas University following the spring 2013 semester. To be qualified for the President’s List, a student must earn all As for the semester. Local students named to the President’s List …

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  • Fort Smith to crack down on red-light runners

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith police say the streets are about to become safer and some bad drivers are going to have to come up with some fine money. The agency is starting a campaign on Monday called “Operation Seeing Red,” in which officers …

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  • Music industry figure to lecture

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Longtime music industry figure and Arkansas native Bill Carter is set for a speaking engagement in Little Rock. Carter is to speak June 5 as part of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies’ Legacies and Lunch series. Carter grew up in …

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  • 2 sentenced in election fraud

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two men who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in an election fraud case involving a former east Arkansas lawmaker have been sentenced to home confinement and probation. Federal court records show that Phillip Wayne Carter was sentenced Wednesday to five …

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  • Boyfriend arrested after fatally burning woman

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police in North Little Rock say a woman has died after a man allegedly covered her with gasoline and set her on fire. Officials on Tuesday identified the victim as 38-year-old Jessie McFadden and said she suffered burns to 90 …

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  • Man gets 12 years for striking joggers

    JACKSON, Mo. (AP) — An Arkansas man who admitted driving into a group of joggers in southeast Missouri has been given a 12-year prison term. Vincent Anderson, 19, of Little Rock, was sentenced Tuesday in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court. Anderson pleaded guilty last month …

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