• Ark. man’s art collection moving to DC

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — For decades, Arkansan Jim Dyke has scoured galleries, studio sales and art auctions in Paris, New York and London on a dogged hunt for art that captivates him. Starting today, and running through May 26, 100 pieces from Dyke’s collection of …

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  • $155K jackpot won at Cushman

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery announced Saturday night that a player who bought a $1 Natural State Jackpot ticket at Cushman Country Store has won the $155,000 prize. As of press time, the winner’s name was not known and wouldn’t be until the …

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  • ‘Of Ebony Embers — Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance’ to perform

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A Black History Month celebration performance of the ensemble “Of Ebony Embers — Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance” will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus …

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  • ASU Museum celebrates Black History Month

    JONESBORO — As part of the Arkansas State University Museum’s cultural diversity series, the public is invited to the Black History Month celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 5. The museum is in the west wing of the Dean B. Ellis Library, located at …

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  • Monette man remembers World War II service

    JONESBORO (AP) — It was a long way from Buffalo Island to the islands of the Pacific, but country boy James Ball remembers the journey. The World War II veteran said he joined the military right out of high school, leaving his home in the …

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  • Athlete battles for life off the court

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — On the surface, Blytheville Chickasaw senior guard Shaquille Smith looks like your average teenager. Youthful, athletic and just trying to help his team pick up some wins. However, when Smith was in the sixth grade, a trip to the doctor’s office changed …

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  • House to take up 2 abortion restrictions

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House is considering legislation that would ban abortions at the 20th week of a pregnancy and a proposal to ban the procedure from being covered in the insurance exchange created under the federal health care law. The House today …

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  • ‘Superproject’ alters Ark. session agenda

    LITTLE ROCK — A veiled reference to a “superproject” took up only a couple of sentences when Gov. Mike Beebe laid out his legislative agenda for 2013 last month. Now that it’s been revealed as a $1.1 billion steel mill, it has altered the agenda …

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  • World War II vets receive medals

    LITTLE ROCK — Almost 70 years after France was liberated from Germany, two World War II veterans from Arkansas were recognized for their service. Gov. Mike Beebe hosted a French medal ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Conference Room, State Capitol. Beatrice Moore of …

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  • Walmart limiting ammo sales due to supply issues

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — The world’s largest retailer is limiting U.S. ammunition sales to three boxes of shells per day, per customer. Walmart said Thursday the restriction is in place because the supply of ammunition has become tight. Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman for the Bentonville-based company, …

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  • Tot drowns in swimming pool

    JONESBORO (AP) — Authorities say an 18-month-old girl has died after falling into her family’s swimming pool. Jonesboro police say the incident happened Tuesday night. Authorities say the mother was preparing dinner when she realized her daughter, Kinley Crews, was missing. The girl was found …

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  • Free tax preparation aid available

    LITTLE ROCK — Whether taxpayers find the 1040EZ to be not so easy after all, or they would prefer to have assistance in preparing and filing their tax returns, countless consumers will seek help from tax preparation services this year. There are a variety of …

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