• Mo. college extends tuition to include Ark.

    JOPLIN, Mo. — Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo., has announced an expansion of its in-state tuition program to include the states of Arkansas,  Kansas, Oklahoma and additional counties in Illinois. This program covers not only full-time students but also part-time students and distance …

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  • Flags at half-staff for sheriff

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe is ordering Arkansas flags to be flown at half-staff to honor a sheriff who died while attempting a water rescue during flash flooding last week. Beebe said Tuesday that flags will be flown at half-staff today to honor …

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  • Free Fishing Weekend starts Friday

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK — “The best things in life are free,” the old song tells us, and a strong example is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Free Fishing Weekend, which is from noon on Friday until midnight on Sunday. No licenses will be …

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  • Trial date set for teen in Harrisburg school threat

    HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge has set a trial date for a former student accused of issuing a threat against Harrisburg High School. The 18-year-old male is to be tried on Sept. 9 for first-degree terroristic threatening. The teenager was a senior when he was …

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  • Hope and Justice run to be hosted by CASA 20th district

    CLINTON — The Court Appointed Special Advocates 20th District Hope and Justice Dice Run will be Saturday beginning at 236 Factory Road in Clinton and running to Mountain View. Motorcycle riders, classic car owners and others will be coming from all over the state to …

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  • Spring Jubilee on again for Friday

    LITTLE PINEY FORK — The 2013 Spring Jubilee, originally scheduled in April, will be from 6-11 p.m. Friday at Little Piney Fork on Antioch Road east of Melbourne. This family-oriented event will offer performances by local entertainers such as Chelsea Savage Vanscoder, David Lynn Jones, …

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  • Sales tax collections boost Ark. revenue

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A boost in sales tax collections helped keep Arkansas revenue above expectations as the state nears the end of its fiscal year, finance officials said Tuesday. The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said the state’s net available revenue in May …

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  • 4 insurance companies interested in Ark. exchange

    LITTLE ROCK — Four insurance companies plan to sell their policies to more than 500,000 Arkansas residents through an online marketplace created under the federal health care law, the state Insurance Department announced Tuesday. The department said four companies sent letters by Monday’s deadline saying …

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  • 120K visitors pack exhibit

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — More than 120,000 people visited Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for a special 11-week exhibition of the works of Norman Rockwell. The Bentonville museum says attendance for the exhibition topped visitor numbers from 12 other cities where the exhibition has already …

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  • $1,000 white bass caught

    HOT SPRINGS — Anglers don’t need a ton of expensive fishing equipment to score big in this year’s $60,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. Hot Springs resident Tom Kimmerly landed a $1,000 white bass “money fish” while fishing on Lake Hamilton with a $1.96 shad lure …

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  • Historical marker approved

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Crittenden County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today. The historical marker will be located on Mound City Road in Marion and will commemorate …

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  • Missing man’s body found

    ERBIE (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a Texas man who died while swimming in the Buffalo National River over the weekend. Authorities say 27-year-old Stephen Carney of Austin had been missing since Friday afternoon when he dove off a 25-foot bluff into …

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