• High court dismisses lottery name lawsuit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state Supreme Court says the Arkansas Lottery Commission can’t be sued by a businessman who said he owns the name of the lottery. Justices today reversed a lower court’s ruling that said the lawsuit against the lottery commission isn’t barred …

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  • Mena chemical details not up-to-date, manager says

    MENA (AP) — The chemical involved in the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, is stored at dozens of facilities throughout the country, but records on where ammonium nitrate is kept are often incomplete or inaccurate. That’s according to a monthlong effort by The …

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  • Shooting by deputy ruled justified

    GREENWOOD (AP) — A prosecutor says a Sebastian County deputy was justified when he shot a knife-wielding man earlier this month. Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Shue ruled Wednesday that Deputy Richard Rivera acted appropriately when he shot 29-year-old Randall English of Greenwood on May …

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  • Writers Conference scheduled

    LITTLE ROCK — The 69th Annual Arkansas Writers’ Conference will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Presidential, located at 600 Interstate 30 in Little Rock. The conference will include presentations from …

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  • New state treasurer named

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former legislative audit chief Charles Robinson has been named the new state treasurer. Gov. Mike Beebe made the announcement this morning. Robinson worked for 34 years in the Division of Legislative Audit, serving 28 years as the legislative auditor before retiring …

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  • Honor roll announced

    RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University has announced its Dean’s List for undergraduate students on the main campus in Russellville for the spring 2013 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 semester hours to be named …

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  • OBU announces graduates

    ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University officials recognized a total of 296 graduates at the university’s May 11 commencement ceremony, including 240 bachelor of arts degrees, 39 bachelor of science degrees, 10 bachelor of music degrees and seven bachelor of music education degrees. The ceremony honored …

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  • Honor roll released

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester, according to a news release. Area students include: Batesville — Lisa Lewis and Margaret McDougal (4.0 grade point average). Sidney — Marilyn Hall (4.0).

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  • More earthquakes recorded in Morrilton area

    MORRILTION (AP) — The US Geological Survey says small earthquakes continue to occur in an area near Morrilton, about 50 miles west of Little Rock. The USGS reports two, 2.3 magnitude quakes in the area about nine miles northeast of Morrilton. One was recorded at …

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  • Fisherman finds body in St. Francis River

    LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a fisherman who was running trout lines discovered a body Sunday night in the St. Francis River. Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd says the fisherman called authorities at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday after finding the body. Deputies and police …

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  • Boy dies in accidental shooting

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Police in Texarkana say a 14-year-old boy was killed over the weekend in an apparent accidental shooting. Police say the shooting was reported Saturday afternoon at a home on Park Place Street in Texarkana. Once there, officers discovered the teen suffering …

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  • Car wraps around tree, killing 3

    SCOTT (AP) — Three people died when a sport-utility vehicle veered off a two-lane road near Scott and collided with a tree. State police identified the dead as the driver, 35-year-old James Freeman, his 16-year-old daughter Hannah Freeman and 35-year-old Elizabeth Noe. Six-year-old Trinity Craig …

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