• 4 insurance companies interested in Ark. exchange

    LITTLE ROCK — Four insurance companies plan to sell their policies to more than 500,000 Arkansas residents through an online marketplace created under the federal health care law, the state Insurance Department announced Tuesday. The department said four companies sent letters by Monday’s deadline saying …

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  • 120K visitors pack exhibit

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — More than 120,000 people visited Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for a special 11-week exhibition of the works of Norman Rockwell. The Bentonville museum says attendance for the exhibition topped visitor numbers from 12 other cities where the exhibition has already …

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  • $1,000 white bass caught

    HOT SPRINGS — Anglers don’t need a ton of expensive fishing equipment to score big in this year’s $60,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. Hot Springs resident Tom Kimmerly landed a $1,000 white bass “money fish” while fishing on Lake Hamilton with a $1.96 shad lure …

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  • Historical marker approved

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Crittenden County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today. The historical marker will be located on Mound City Road in Marion and will commemorate …

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  • Missing man’s body found

    ERBIE (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a Texas man who died while swimming in the Buffalo National River over the weekend. Authorities say 27-year-old Stephen Carney of Austin had been missing since Friday afternoon when he dove off a 25-foot bluff into …

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  • Order filed removing sheriff

    MARSHALL (AP) — A circuit judge has filed an order removing Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell from office after the Arkansas Supreme Court found Cassell was ineligible for the post. The order from Circuit Judge David Clinger says Cassell should be removed immediately from office. …

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  • The Great Outdoors of the northcentral Ozarks

    If warm weather is calling you to the outdoors, there is a plethora of options to keep you busy all summer, and most of these activities can also be enjoyed year round. In particular, the northcentral Ozarks are a great place to test your adventure …

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  • Jonesboro panel eyes deal

    JONESBORO (AP) — City officials in Jonesboro are considering a plan to buy a 38-acre property to build a new convention center and hotel. The city’s Advertising and Promotion Commission meets Tuesday afternoon to consider a proposal to buy a property on McClellan Drive. Mayor …

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  • More heavy storms on tap for the Midwest; 1 dead

    TULL (AP) — Authorities say a driver died when strong winds knocked a tree onto his car in rural Arkansas as thunder storms and several tornadoes swept through the Midwest. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the man was killed late Thursday in Tull, 30 …

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  • Entergy reports 31K outages after storms

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Entergy Arkansas said more than 31,000 homes and businesses were without power this morning after severe storms swept through the state. Nearly 10,000 outages were reported in Pulaski County, which was beset by thunderstorms throughout Thursday night. According to the …

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  • Police: ‘Confirmed fatalities’ in Arkansas floods

    WALDRON (AP) — Arkansas State Police say there are “confirmed fatalities” in western Arkansas where a county sheriff and game warden went missing in floodwaters overnight. State police spokesman Bill Sadler would not say how many deaths were confirmed from the flooding or whether they …

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  • The 21st National Trails Day will be Saturday

    “National Trails Day is an opportunity for everyone to get out and have some fun on Arkansas’ trails while celebrating the unmatched system of trails we are so fortunate to have here in the Natural State,” Greg Butts, Arkansas State Parks director, said. “Arkansas’ trails …

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