• May 31 deadline to assess

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas lands commissioner is reminding residents that they have until May 31 to assess their personal property. Lands Commissioner John Thurston says people who don’t have their property assessed by the deadline are subject to penalties. The taxes are important …

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  • Ark. court: Sheriff with conviction can’t serve

    LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas sheriff who was convicted in 1979 for possessing stolen hens is ineligible to serve in office, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday. The state Supreme Court said that Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell’s misdemeanor conviction for knowingly possessing stolen Cornish …

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  • Arts council offers workshops for teachers, teaching artists

    LITTLE ROCK — This summer, the Arkansas Arts Council is offering a professional development program for teachers of second- through fifth-grade students, special education teachers and teaching artists, said Shelby Brewer, media and communications manager. “‘Building Community Through Drama’ is a one-day professional development workshop …

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  • LRR Audubon to meet

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 5:30. Dr. Don Culwall will be the guest speaker. Culwall is a retired University of Central Arkansas botany professor. He …

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  • Collectibles show set

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Coin, Stamp, Sports Card, Collectible and Hobby Show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1 in the Educational Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds, located at 1507 Fairgrounds Drive …

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  • Pryor to host sportsmen town hall meeting

    LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor will host a “Sportsmen Town Hall” on June 1 in Little Rock. The 10 a.m. meeting will be held at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in the River Market District. As vice chair of the …

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  • Registration open now through July 1 for urban archery deer hunts

    LITTLE ROCK — The first step in a unique but demanding form of Arkansas hunting — urban deer hunts — is now open through July 1. Potential hunters can register online at www.agfc.com. The hunts will be held from Sept. 7 through Jan. 31 in …

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  • Ex-coach sentenced to 10 years in sex abuse case

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A former Texarkana-area youth baseball coach who crossed state lines to sexually abuse young children was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Arkansas said Walter Richard Roberts’ sentence was the …

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  • I-40 toll being considered

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas highway officials are exploring the possibility of adding tolls on Interstate 40 between Little Rock and the Tennessee border as a way to pay for widening the congested highway. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has posted an online survey …

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  • Intruder caught at Gov. Mansion

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities are questioning a man accused of climbing over the fence around the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and entering the grounds. Arkansas State Police say the man scaled the fence at about 5:30 this morning and was quickly arrested by the governor’s …

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  • UA, ASU boards voting on new campus guns law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ two largest university systems are considering proposals to opt out of a new state law allowing faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus. The boards of trustees for the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University systems are …

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  • Beebe working quickly to pick new treasurer

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he hopes to name a replacement in the next several days for the state treasurer, who resigned over accusations she took cash bribes from a bond broker. Beebe said he already has spoken with some candidates …

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