• Schools ask court not to reconsider ruling

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — School districts involved in a lawsuit over school funding are asking the state Supreme Court not to reconsider its ruling that allows districts to keep excess property tax revenue if they raise more money than what is set under Arkansas’ funding …

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  • Power out for fewer than 5K

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Fewer than 4,500 homes and businesses remain without power several days after a snowstorm blanketed central Arkansas with 10 inches of snow on Christmas Day. Entergy Arkansas had 4,463 customers still dark as evening approached on Monday. The utility says it …

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  • 39 computers given to area residents

    LITTLE ROCK — Connect Arkansas, a project of Arkansas Capital Corporation, has announced the donation of 39 Internet-ready computers to families who completed the Computers 4 Kids program held at First Missionary Baptist Church in Newport. Computers 4 Kids is a three-day digital literacy program …

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  • ASU-Jonesboro confers degrees

    JONESBORO — Students from 39 states and eight countries graduated from Arkansas State University during fall graduation ceremonies Dec. 15 at the Convocation Center. Chancellor Tim Hudson conferred diplomas to graduates from ASU’s 11 colleges during a morning and afternoon ceremony. State Rep. Homer Lenderman …

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  • GOP, Patrino named top state stories, followed by Medicaid, severe drought

    LITTLE ROCK — Four years ago, Arkansas Democrats held every constitutional office, all but one seat in the state’s congressional delegation and a seemingly untouchable majority in the Legislature. How things have changed. The state GOP party built on major gains in 2010, when Republican …

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  • 2012 marked turning point for Ark.’s political scene

    LITTLE ROCK — The very bad year for Arkansas Democrats ended on an equally gloomy note. Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Dustin McDaniel’s admission of an extramarital relationship with a Hot Springs attorney marked another low point in 2012 for a party that saw its …

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  • Some areas could see freezing rain, sleet

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says parts of Arkansas may be in for some more bad weather. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Little Rock say a mixture of light rain, freezing rain and sleet is expected to fall across northern …

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  • People to access old land records

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — People in Arkansas soon will be able to access thousands of historical land records as renovations are completed at the land commissioner’s office. Commissioner John Thurston’s office will unveil its nearly two-year renovation at an open house Jan. 24. The renovation …

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  • Town known for dead birds bans fireworks

    BEEBE (AP) — A town issued a fireworks ban after loud pyrotechnics likely spooked a number of blackbirds and sent them falling from the sky on the last two New Year’s Eves. The Beebe City Council approved an ordinance this year banning fireworks in areas …

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  • Crosses built, given away by Russellville couple

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The crosses stand in a row along the edge of the yard where grass meets curb, knee-high and painted white. A passerby might be confused by the display, before seeing the sign placed behind them reading “Please take a cross.” This is …

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  • Fireworks dealers hope to see a brighter 2013

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — In late June and early July, fireworks stands stood on the sides of roads throughout Pope County, their parking lots empty, their clearance sales — as high as 85 percent discounts — forgotten in the midst of blistering 100-degree-plus heat that incurred …

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  • Bears sent to Conn.

    JONESBORO (AP) — Michael Stutman’s three children have gone to sleep with teddy bears the past four nights. They were among guests at a Newtown, Conn., town hall toy give-away Dec. 23, where rows of tables held toys donated from manufacturers and communities across the …

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