• Scholars recognized

    CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean’s List and the Presidential Scholars List for the fall 2012 semester. Recognition on the Dean’s List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve …

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  • Arkansas elk harvest sets record in ’12; herd growing

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK – A record 44 elk were harvested during the 2012 hunting seasons, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologist Wes Wright noted during the last regular monthly meeting of the commission. During the 2012 seasons, 20 bull elk and 24 antlerless elk …

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  • Veteran recalls service with Elvis Presley

    PARIS, Ark. (AP) — Years before Elvis Presley left the building a final time, an area man captured a unique side of the King of Rock and Roll. Robert Mainer served alongside Presley in the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1958. …

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  • Gov. Beebe: U.S. govt. will help with private insurance

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe’s office says it has received a letter from the federal government expressing “conceptual support” for his plan to use Medicaid dollars to buy private health insurance for the state’s poorer residents. According to Beebe, the Health and Human …

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  • One arrested in Mtn. Home death

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County authorities say they’ve arrested a woman for the death of a Mountain Home man. Sheriff John Montgomery said in a news release that the woman was arrested Tuesday after taking the body of 24-year-old Raul Segura Turrieta to a …

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  • Fire breaks out at Oaklawn barn

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Oaklawn Park says no people or horses were injured when a fire broke out Tuesday in a barn at the racetrack. Oaklawn officials say the fire broke out Tuesday morning in one of the upstairs sleeping rooms of a barn. Assistant …

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  • Cop involved in fatal shooting

    BRYANT (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a Bryant police officer shot and killed a man while investigating a burglary alarm. State police say two officers responded to the burglary call late Tuesday at Fred’s Store on Arkansas 5 in Bryant. Authorities say gunfire erupted …

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  • Ark. House panel OKs tax cut

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas House panel has endorsed a proposal to cut taxes on manufacturers in the state. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee on Tuesday voted to approve the measure, sending it to the full House for consideration. The bill would reduce …

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  • Feds send corrective order to Exxon after oil leak

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal pipeline safety officials on Tuesday issued a corrective action order to ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. after one of its pipelines ruptured last week in central Arkansas. The order from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration comes after ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline …

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  • Murder trial ends with plea

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The capital murder trial for a man charged in the 2006 killing of a Mountain Home doctor ended abruptly when the defendant pleaded no contest to first-degree murder. Gary Wayne Parks entered the plea Monday in what would have been the …

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  • Panel eyes Equal Rights Amendment

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas Senate panel is considering a proposal to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution more than three decades after the deadline to pass the amendment. The Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee was expected today to …

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  • Legislative leaders endorse insurance expansion

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Republican leaders of the Arkansas House and Senate on Monday endorsed a proposal to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income workers using federal funds, an idea lawmakers are considering as an alternative to expanding Medicaid’s enrollment under the federal …

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