• ASU to host 24th annual Jonesboro Auto Show

    JONESBORO — The 24th annual Jonesboro Auto Show will be Friday through Sunday in the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Check-in time is from noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Show times are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. …

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  • Mountain Home slaying victim was shot to death

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County authorities say a man found dead in the trunk of a car was shot to death. Sheriff John Montgomery says the state medical examiner determined Wednesday that 24-year-old Raul Segura Turrieta died of gunshot wounds to the head and …

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  • Baxter Co. court OKs extra money for county jail

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County authorities are reinstalling jail beds after the county’s quorum court approved an additional $143,500 to pay for law enforcement. The Baxter County Quorum Court signed off on the additional appropriation Tuesday night and workers started putting the beds back …

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  • Panel OKs defunding Planned Parenthood

    LITTLE ROCK — A proposal aimed at eliminating public funding for Planned Parenthood won the support of an Arkansas Senate committee Wednesday, a move that the group warned could cut off money to doctors, domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers. The Senate State Agencies …

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  • House fails to pass school closure moratorium bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal for a two-year moratorium on the closure of Arkansas school districts that have low student populations has failed in the state House. Representatives on Wednesday voted 46-26 in favor of the measure with 51 votes needed for approval. Republican …

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  • State chamber backs in-state tuition proposal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ largest business lobbying organization on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to extend cheaper, in-state tuition rates to some students who have entered the United States illegally, saying the move was needed to guarantee a skilled workforce for the state. The head …

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  • Steel mill vote is today

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House is set to vote on a proposal to provide a company with $125 million in state financing to help build a new steel mill in northeastern Arkansas. Democratic state Rep. Monte Hodges of Blytheville sponsored the bill and …

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  • Arkansas revenues dip in March

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas finance officials say the state’s revenues in March dipped below last year’s figures and their expectations as tax collections lagged and income tax refunds rebounded. The Department of Finance and Administration said Tuesday that the state’s net available revenues last …

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  • Judge rejects claim of mother in WM3 lawsuit

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — A Crittenden County judge has turned down a request that evidence in the high-profile slayings of three 8-year-old West Memphis boys in 1993 be released to the boys’ parents under the state’s open records law. Pam Hicks and John Mark Byers …

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  • Scholars recognized

    CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean’s List and the Presidential Scholars List for the fall 2012 semester. Recognition on the Dean’s List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve …

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  • Arkansas elk harvest sets record in ’12; herd growing

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK – A record 44 elk were harvested during the 2012 hunting seasons, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologist Wes Wright noted during the last regular monthly meeting of the commission. During the 2012 seasons, 20 bull elk and 24 antlerless elk …

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  • Veteran recalls service with Elvis Presley

    PARIS, Ark. (AP) — Years before Elvis Presley left the building a final time, an area man captured a unique side of the King of Rock and Roll. Robert Mainer served alongside Presley in the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1958. …

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