• 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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  • 2 shot at practice for LR high school graduation

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say two people have been wounded in a shooting during graduation practice for a Little Rock high school. North Little Rock police said they were called at about 11 a.m. Tuesday to Verizon Arena, where a male and a …

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  • Former youth coach to be sentenced for sex

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A former youth baseball coach who pleaded guilty to a sex charge is due in court for sentencing. Walter Richard Roberts of Texarkana, Ark., was to be sentenced today in federal court in Texarkana. Prosecutors say Roberts was a youth baseball …

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  • Treasurer bows to calls to resign

    LITTLE ROCK  — Arkansas’ state treasurer resigned Tuesday after being accused of accepting at least $36,000 cash in exchange for steering business to an investment broker, bowing to bipartisan calls to step down or face removal from office. Democrat Martha Shoffner held the office since …

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  • Arrested treasurer says she won’t resign

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner says she doesn’t intend to resign after a criminal complaint accused her of accepting cash from a broker who managed state funds. Shoffner appeared in federal court Monday after she was arrested Saturday at her home in …

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  • Treasurer due in U.S. court

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was arrested on federal extortion charges over the weekend and is to make an appearance in federal court. Shoffner is set for a hearing before a U.S. magistrate judge in Little Rock today, though the timing of …

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  • Severe weather forecast for Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service in North Little Rock says severe weather is possible in north and western parts of the state. Forecasters say a weather system that brought devastating tornadoes to the Plains on Sunday was pushing toward northwest Arkansas on …

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  • Floating season in full swing on Buffalo

    Despite cooler than normal temperatures, the floating season is off to a strong start at Buffalo National River, according to a news release. After the drought conditions in 2012, the rise in the river level is welcome, and the number of canoes and kayaks on …

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  • Atkins celebrates 50th anniversary of fried pickle

    ATKINS (AP) — Bernell Austin wanted to create something new. It was the summer of 1963 and Austin, known more affectionately by the moniker of “Fatman,” had opened a restaurant called The Duchess three years prior across the street from the Atkins Pickle Plant. That …

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