• HUD appropriates $170K to HRA for homeless program

    LITTE ROCK — U.S. Housing and Urban Development has awarded $652,977 to five organizations, one of which is in Batesville, to help with to support local homeless housing and service programs, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Thursday. Based in Batesville, Health Resources of Arkansas/Delta Hills …

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  • Local, area shooting squads do well

    LONOKE — Hundreds of shooters competed in last week’s Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program regional tournament. The Clay Commanders from Batesville won the Senior Division and the Highland Junior High 2 team won the Junior Division. The regional tournament was held at the Remington range …

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  • Public land elk permit applications open

    LITTLE ROCK — If you have a hankering to hunt elk in Arkansas, this is the time to apply, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The application period is the month of May, and both the applications and the 25 available elk permits …

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  • Home invasion victim dies

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A man shot during a Hot Springs home invasion has died and police are looking for two suspects. Police said Thursday that 34-year-old Michael Spinks of Hot Springs died from gunshot wounds sustained in the robbery the night before. Police released …

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  • Ark. tampon maker sues recycler, says product sold

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Kimberly-Clark Corp. claims in a lawsuit that a recycler sold defective feminine hygiene products made at its Conway factory instead of destroying them as agreed. A spokesman for Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark said Thursday that it found improperly made tampons for sale on …

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  • Storms to bring May chill back to state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service in Little Rock says a strong cold front has arrived and is expected to bring precipitation and cold temperatures to the state. The front moved across the region today, but meteorologists say no severe storms are in …

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  • Blind man shot in face, left in road

    DALTON (AP) — Authorities in Randolph County say a blind man was shot in the face while walking on a gravel road near Dalton. Officials say 38-year-old Timothy King, who was blinded by a gunshot 10 years ago, is in a Memphis hospital, where his …

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  • Baxter Co. sheriff warns of scam

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam they believe is intended to obtain credit card information from residents. Sheriff John Montgomery says officials with North Arkansas Electric Cooperative contacted the sheriff’s office Wednesday about the scam. Montgomery …

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  • Individual income tax growth boosts state revenue

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas finance office says higher than expected growth in individual income tax collections boosted the state’s revenue above expectation and above last year’s numbers in April. The Department of Finance and Administration said today the state’s net available revenues for …

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  • Rutherford leaving AG office

    LITTLE ROCK — Blake Rutherford has announced his departure as Chief of Staff for Attorney General Dustin McDaniel “Blake’s energy and professionalism brought my administration unprecedented levels of success,” McDaniel said a statement issued upon the announcement. “I will be forever grateful for the thoughtful …

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  • Arkansas History Commission debuts an index of Arkansas deaths from 1819-1920

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas History Commission has announced the launch of In Remembrance, an online database of Arkansas deaths from 1819 to 1920. Designed to supplement Arkansas’ vital records service which began in 1914, In Remembrance provides researchers with the location of death records …

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  • Not getting all shook up: Ark. Elvis impersonator readies for competition

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Although the King of Rock ’n’ Roll died in August 1977, Elvis Presley’s music and persona’s influence remain to thrill and motivate millions of listeners, said Michael Cullipher, a Sallisaw, Okla.-based Elvis Presley tribute artist. “Elvis is so much bigger now …

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