• 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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  • NRCS offers wildlife habitat incentives

    LITTLE ROCK — Farmers and landowners statewide have until June 14 to submit applications to receive cost-share assistance to implement conservation activities through the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program for the 2013 program year. In addition to statewide funding, WHIP funding is also available through the …

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  • Blanchard Springs Caverns

    Blanchard Springs Caverns Interpretive Guide Lauren M. Marshall hands off a chunk of calcium to a young visitor during a portion of the Dripstone Trail tour Sunday. Blanchard Springs began its “40 Days of Blanchard” 40th anniversary celebration Wednesday and continues through July 7, with special …

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  • Dassault Falcon Jet to expand at LR

    LITTLE ROCK — Dassault Falcon Jet will add $60 million in facilities at its Little Rock completion center, where it will perform finishing work on a new jet it plans to introduce, the company said Wednesday. After a competitive process for the facility that will …

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  • 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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