• Candidates file for office in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Monday marked the end of the one-week filing period for state and federal office in Arkansas. Here are candidates who filed for statewide and congressional office by Monday’s deadline. Candidates with an (i) next to their names are incumbents: U.S. SENATE …

    Read More

  • Early voting begins on Stuttgart hospital funding

    STUTTGART (AP) — Early voting is under way on a sales tax increase that would support Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart. If approved, the 1 percent tax increase would generate about $2.4 million annually for the Stuttgart hospital. Early voting began today at the Arkansas County …

    Read More

  • Shoffner trial delayed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The trial of former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner on 14 federal extortion and bribery charges has been delayed because potential jurors cannot travel to the courthouse safely. Jury selection was to begin this morning. The jury pool includes residents from throughout …

    Read More

  • Filing season ends today

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Would-be poltical candidates from Arkansas’ political parties had until noon today to declare they’re running for office. Candidates in non-partisan races had until 3 p.m. to make their intentions known. All seven of Arkansas’ constitutional offices will be on the ballot …

    Read More

  • Randolph County OKs bonds for poultry plant

    POCAHONTAS — Officials in Randolph County have signed an agreement with Peco Foods Inc. allowing up to $135 million in revenue bonds for a new poultry plant in northeast Arkansas. Randolph County Judge David Jansen signed the agreement at a public meeting Thursday. Peco Foods …

    Read More

  • Parole board denies request

    LITTLE ROCK — A man with convictions in Independence and White counties has been turned down by the state parole board. The Arkansas Parole Board met Tuesday and found the request of Johnny W. Russell for parole to be without merit. Russell has been convicted …

    Read More

  • ‘Presidential Pets’ exhibit displayed at Clinton Center

    LITTLE ROCK — The William J. Clinton Presidential Center’s newest temporary display, “Presidential Pets,” is dedicated to the rabbits, raccoons, bull dogs and bears (to name a few) that have all made the White House their home. A whimsical way to explore presidential history, the …

    Read More

  • Little Miss Central Arkansas pageant scheduled

    BENTON — The Little Miss Central Arkansas Pageant will be held Saturday at the Senior Adult Community Center in Benton. This is an official preliminary to the Little Miss Arkansas Pageant. The pageant is open to any Arkansas girl from birth through 17 years. The …

    Read More

  • ASU will open photography exhibit of Japanese-American relocation camp

    JONESBORO — As World War II was nearing an end in 1945, Japanese-American internees at Arkansas’ Rohwer relocation camp held an art exhibit featuring the work of camp residents. A photographer was invited to the event and approximately 200 black-and-white photographs were taken of camp …

    Read More

  • 29 accused of cockfighting

    KELSO (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says officers have discovered a suspected cockfighting operation in Desha County. The commission says 29 people were arrested Sunday in a rural area of Desha County near Kelso. The commission said in a statement today that …

    Read More

  • High court to look at inmate’s right to grow beard

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether an Arkansas prison inmate must be allowed to grow a short beard in accordance with his religious beliefs. The justices said today they will hear an appeal from inmate Gregory Holt, who says his …

    Read More

  • Animal breeding site raided

    JEFFERSON (AP) — Authorities in Jefferson County say they have confiscated 140 dogs, 20 horses and other animals from an animal breeding operation. Officials say the animals were living in filthy conditions. The Thursday raid also involved 11 exotic birds, 19 chickens and multiple cats, …

    Read More