• UA mourns deaths of 3 students

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas community is mourning after the deaths of three students this week. Two students were killed in a boating accident in northeast Oklahoma while another student died in a traffic crash in Missouri on Wednesday. Dean of Students Danny …

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  • Lawmakers formally adjourn

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislature has formally ended this year’s legislative session. The House and Senate met briefly today and adjourned the session that wrapped up last month with the approval of the state’s $4.9 billion budget. The sponsor of three bills vetoed …

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  • Honors list announced

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The following students have been named to the honors list for spring semester at Arkansas State University–Mountain Home. Area students on the Chancellor’s List include: Calico Rock — Brittany Fountain, Brooke McCurley Horseshoe Bend — Cindy Lindstrom Area students on the Vice …

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  • State agency warn taxpayers of email scam

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration is warning state taxpayers of an email scam that seeks personal information. The department says the sender of the email claims that the recipient’s tax return is being reviewed by Arkansas Revenue Services and …

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  • Specialty crop grants offered Application deadline is June 3

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications for proposals to enhance the competitiveness of Arkansas specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, floriculture and nuts. Applications will be considered for inclusion in Arkansas’ grant proposal for funds provided by the Specialty Crop Block …

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  • 2-year school in east Ark. opts out of gun law

    FORREST CITY (AP) — Another Arkansas college has opted out of a new state law that allows faculty and staff members to carry concealed guns on campus. East Arkansas Community College’s board of trustees voted last week to opt out of the law, approved this …

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  • Youth arrested in bomb threat at J’boro store

    JONESBORO (AP) — A juvenile has been arrested for calling in a phony bomb threat to a Walmart in Jonesboro. Authorities say the store on Parker Road was cleared Saturday afternoon. The suspect was arrested and kept overnight at the Craighead County juvenile lockup. The …

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  • Older woman charged over drinking minors

    CABOT (AP) — Authorities say a 74-year-old woman in Lonoke County has been arrested after minors were found drinking in her presence. The Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a noise complaint at a home near Cabot, where they cited 74-year old Martha Dubois. Dubois …

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  • Johnson Co. sheriff killed in 1902 to be honored

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — A Johnson County sheriff who was killed in the line of duty in 1902 will be among fallen law enforcement officers honored at a vigil in Washington, D.C. John Hall Powers has been sheriff since 1890 when he was fatally shot when …

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  • Suspect, victim ID’d in apparent road rage killing

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Detectives are trying to determine what led to an apparent road rage attack in downtown Little Rock in which one motorist allegedly shot and killed another after they both pulled off of Interstate 30. The attack happened Saturday near a hotel …

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  • Body of missing boater found

    CONWAY (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says the body of a missing boater has been recovered in the Arkansas River. Officials say 43-year-old Mark Russell’s body was found Sunday afternoon and was identified by a family member. Russell had gone fishing on …

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  • Voters to consider tax extension

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Voters in Sebastian County will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to continue a 1-cent sales tax that’s been in place for 20 years. Last year, the tax brought in nearly $22 million. The tax is allocated to the …

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