• Ark. to monitor quake swarm near Greers Ferry

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State earthquake experts will place more monitors around Greers Ferry Lake after a recent jump in the number of temblors. While many of the 60 quakes in the past year were too light to be felt by people, the Arkansas Geological …

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  • Republican scholar apps ready

    LITTLE ROCK — The Republican Party of Arkansas is currently accepting applications for the Elizabeth G. Redman Scholarship. The scholarship holds a value of $1,000 and is open to College Republicans attending any Arkansas college or university. Deadline to apply is April 1. Requirements include …

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  • LR police now photographing license plates

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock may not be a likely terrorism target or a gang crime hotspot, but the Arkansas capital has decided to follow the example of high-security cities by expanding electronic surveillance of its streets. A police car with a device that photographs …

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  • AHA focuses on pulse oximetry

    The American Heart Association (AHA) in Arkansas is focused on saving the lives on newborn babies. Barbara Kumpe, government relations director for the AHA, believes that HB1468 will do just that. HB1468, currently in the process of being amended, will require that all babies born …

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  • Ark. House to vote on pawn shop data legislation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas House lawmakers are set to vote on a measure to require pawn shops to electronically upload their records to law enforcement in order to assist in criminal investigations. The House was scheduled to vote on the measure today. The bill …

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  • Lawmakers could expand school breakfast program

    LITTLE ROCK — About $1 million would buy a lot of meals from a school cafeteria, and that’s exactly what a bill in the Arkansas Senate aims to do. The measure would make money available for grants to prompt more schools in the state to …

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  • Celebrate Arbor Day

    Arkansas celebrates Arbor Day the third Monday in March, which this year falls on March 18, said Patti Erwin, the state’s Urban Forestry coordinator. She said Arbor Day began in 1855 when J. Sterling Morton moved to Nebraska and missed the lush forest back East …

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  • Cirque de Soleil performance begins tonight

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The production “Quidam” will open tonight and run through Sunday at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters. The show had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in …

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  • Whistleblower reward bill OK’d

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislature has approved a bill allowing state employees to receive a cash award if they expose waste and inefficiencies that lead to savings for the state. The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the bill and sent it to Gov. …

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  • Ark. House overrides veto

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House voted 53-28 Wednesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of a bill that would outlaw most abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy, hours after a state Senate committee approved a package of even tighter abortion restrictions. …

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  • Essay finalists named

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics, the character education initiative of the Better Business Bureau, has announced the finalists in the 2013 Statewide Laws of Life Essay Contest. The statewide contest is open to winners of local Laws of …

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  • Student accused of threatening school

    HARRISBURG (AP) — Authorities have arrested a student at Harrisburg High School for allegedly threatening to “shoot up” the school. Poinsett County Sheriff Larry Mills says the 18-year-old student was arrested last week on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening. Mills said a witness heard the …

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