• Board recommends commutation

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board is recommending a sentence commutation for a man with multiple convictions in three counties. The board announced its recommendations, which are non-binding and will be forwarded to Gov. Mike Beebe’s office for a final decision. The board is …

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  • House OKs changes to local elections

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a plan to restrict when cities and counties can hold special elections, after the bill’s sponsor said he would amend it to provide flexibility for school-related elections. The House passed the measure 68-22, a day …

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  • Senate OKs pawn shop data bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has given final approval to a bill requiring all pawn shops in the state to electronically send law enforcement their records of who is selling property. By a 34-0 vote, the Senate approved the bill requiring pawn shops …

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  • Ark. Senate approves FOI exemption for accident reports

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The identities of minors involved in motor vehicle accidents could not be released to the public under an exemption to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act that the state Senate unanimously approved Tuesday. By a 35-0 vote, the Senate approved legislation …

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  • Lawmakers seek UA-ASU game

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — It may take a state law for the Arkansas Razorbacks and Arkansas State Red Wolves to meet up on the football field. A pair of Arkansas lawmakers has filed legislation that would require the two football teams to meet up for …

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  • Youth Conservation Institute scheduled for July 11-18

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK – Looking for a way to spend part of your summer and learn something about conservation in The Natural State? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Youth Conservation Institute just may be the answer. According to AGFC Regional Education Coordinator Laura …

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  • How to nail a state fish record

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK – The weather is warming, official spring is approaching, and many Arkansans are getting into fishing mode. This is a time when state record fish are often landed, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Catching such a fish is …

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  • Crop assistance program discussed

    LITTLE ROCK — The Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster, according to a news release. Eligible producers must apply …

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  • Minority businesses offered training classes

    LITTLE ROCK — Training classes for minority businesses will be offered by the Small and Minority Business Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the Office of State Procurement. Minority business will receive help in learning the process and details of doing business with …

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  • Teen still missing; stepfather dead

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 14-year-old girl after her stepfather was found dead along a county road in northeast Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say Sidney Nicole Randell hasn’t been seen since about 10 p.m. Saturday. Walnut Ridge Police Chief Ricky Thatcher …

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  • Lawmaker files in-state tuition proposal

    LITTLE ROCK — Some illegal immigrants would be able to pay in-state tuition rates at Arkansas colleges and universities under a proposal a state lawmaker introduced Monday that aims to provide more education opportunities for students who entered the country as children. Sen. Joyce Elliott’s …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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