• AG&FC license plates most popular in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Game and Fish rules the roost when it comes to specialty license plates issued in Arkansas. Arkansas Game & Fish Commission conservation plates account for more than 45,000 of the state’s specialty license plates, according to data from the state. Arkansas …

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  • 2 killed by train in Paragould

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Two people are dead after being struck by a train in Paragould. Officials say the victims died early Saturday and appear to have been struck at Northend Avenue. Police did not name the victims. Paragould police are still investigating and say more …

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  • Group resubmits proposal to legalize pot in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana in Arkansas have submitted a revised plan to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. The proposal was revised and submitted Friday by Arkansans For Medical Cannabis after McDaniel in July rejected the wording …

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  • Meeting set on veterans home

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A legislative task force is scheduled to meet to discuss the location of a proposed home for Arkansas veterans. The panel is to make recommendations on the size, location, design and funding for a new facility. The 22-member group is looking …

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  • Jonesboro factory to add workers

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Jonesboro City Council is considering a plan this week to authorize up to $41 million in revenue bonds to help Unilever complete an expansion at its plant, which makes hair-care products. The council is set to vote Tuesday night on the …

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  • Effort under way on health care expansion

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Officials have begun making presentations to inform businesses and individuals about how expanded availability of health care insurance coverage will affect people in Arkansas. Instead of expanding the Medicaid program, the Legislature opted to use federal money to enable poorer residents …

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  • 2 boys safe after spending night along river

    GILLHAM (AP) — Two boys say they used lessons learned in Boy Scouts to survive overnight after being swept away by the Cossatot River in southwest Arkansas. Eleven-year Preston Pierce of Queen City, Texas, and 10-year-old Joseph Clark of Ashdown were wearing life jackets when …

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  • Man, 84, gears up for horse show

    JONESBORO (AP) — GW Edgar of Brookland has been working with horses since before World War II. Edgar, now 84, was just 8 years old when he first acquired his love for horses. His father logged and farmed with a team of horses on the …

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  • Parsons wins Best in Show

    CONWAY — Artist Sheila Boylan Parsons of Conway, formerly of Batesville, won the Best in Show award at the annual Conway League of Artists Spring Show and Competition, held in April at the Faulkner County Library in Conway. “St. Mark’s Square,” a watercolor of the …

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  • Underwater Treasure Hunt scheduled on Norfork Lake

    JORDAN — The Norfork Lake Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Underwater Treasure Hunt on Aug. 17 at Sand Island on Norfork Lake. The event is for the whole family. Certified scuba divers will search for tokens underwater (no deeper than 40 feet) and …

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  • State’s AG says schools can’t arm teachers, staff

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas school districts can’t use a little-known state law to employ teachers and staff as guards who can carry guns on campus, the state’s attorney general said Thursday in an opinion that likely ends a district’s plan to arm more than 20 …

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  • Recent rain decreases drought area

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Recent rainfall has reduced the area covered by drought in Arkansas from about 91 percent to 71 percent in just one week. Large drought-free swaths swept across parts of counties bordering Missouri, the northeastern part of the state and areas of …

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