• Hotel evacuated after carbon monoxide leak

    SILOAM SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say four people were taken to the hospital after a carbon monoxide leak at a Siloam Springs hotel. Authorities say a Hampton Inn near U.S. 412 was evacuated late Monday after several guests complained of symptoms consistent with high carbon …

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  • Jackson Co. seeks jail tax

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Jackson County officials are proposing two sales tax plans to pay for the construction and operation of a new county jail. A special election is set for Feb. 12 on proposals that call for two three-eighths percent sales tax increases that …

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  • Counterfeit $20s passed

    BONANZA (AP) — Authorities in Sebastian County are investigating an influx of counterfeit money that has been passed in stores in Bonanza and Hackett. Deputies on Monday said fake $20 bills were found in the tills at at the Mitchell Country Store in Bonanza. In …

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  • Hot Springs ad tax reaches $5M for first time

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A 3 percent tax on hotels rooms and restaurant meals in Hot Springs has generated $5 million for the first time in its 48-year history. Revenue from December 2011 through November 2012 brought in $5.02 million. Even though that’s a record …

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  • Arrest made in LR robberies

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock police have arrested a suspect in a series of weekend gas station robberies. Police announced the arrest Monday and planned an evening news conference. On Saturday, three gas stations were robbed in succession by a man who threatened clerks …

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  • 1 teenager dies, 2 injured Friday in train collision near Tuckerman

    TUCKERMAN — A teenage boy died while two others are in Arkansas hospitals after their truck was hit by a train south of Tuckerman Friday afternoon. When the call about the accident came in around 4:49 p.m. Jackson County authorities arrived to find the three …

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  • Burge reappointed to state board

    LITTLE ROCK — Justin Burge of Batesville has been reappointed to the Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee. He represents Judicial District 16. His term will expire Jan. 14, 2017. Gov. Mike Beebe announced the appointment along with several others on Friday. Cecil Alexander of Heber …

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day events set in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — Several events are planned in Jonesboro to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Activities begin with the Community MLK Youth Explosion at 7 p.m. Sunday at City Youth Ministries. This event will be an opportunity for young people to celebrate Dr. King through …

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  • Museum plans battle commemoration

    GILLETT — The Friends of Arkansas Post Museum are hosting a 150th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Arkansas Post Saturday and Sunday at Arkansas Post Museum State Park near Gillett. The event will include an encampment, battle reenactments, school day, period dance and non-denominational …

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  • Little Rock Central to screen ‘Beyond Galilee’

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is partnering with Philander Smith College and Pictergy Entertainment to present a screening of the civil rights documentary “Beyond Galilee” and a conversation with the filmmaker Tim DeWayne. The film will be screened at …

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  • Lawmakers consider allowing guns in church, on campus

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday proposed allowing concealed handguns in churches and on college campuses, the first of several bills expected in the Republican controlled Legislature aimed at loosening the state’s gun restrictions. Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, filed legislation that would …

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  • Arkansas ranks fifth in education poll

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ public schools are fifth in the country in Education Week’s annual rankings. The publication released its 2013 “Quality Counts” rankings Thursday. Arkansas’ overall grade was a B minus. Arkansas received an A grade for its standards, assessments and accountability. It …

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