• Settlement reached over $1M lotto ticket

    SEARCY (AP) — A lawsuit over who owns a $1 million scratch-off Arkansas lottery ticket that a woman pulled from a convenience store trash can was settled out of court, a defense attorney said Friday. Jury selection was set to begin Friday in White County …

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  • Worker pinned by cow, dies

    HOPE (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas say a Hope man was killed in an accident at the Hope Livestock Auction. Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton told reporters that 40-year-old Tracey Tyrone Harris died Thursday following the accident at the Hope Livestock Auction sales barn. …

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  • Vultures vex Corps

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — Bull Shoals Dam has some unwelcome visitors this fall. Officials say more than 1,000 vultures have made themselves at home atop the dam on Bull Shoals Lake in north Arkansas. Officials plan to fire a propane-powered cannon to scare off the …

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  • Oil Trough woman fights child abuse with program

    JONESBORO (AP) — At times it seems like mission impossible, but Loraine Brady refuses to give up her quest to shed light on child abuse — a problem that all too often gets swept under the carpet. “No one hears, no one sees, no one …

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  • Booneville police praise use of Facebook

    BOONEVILLE. (AP) — The Booneville Police Department’s initiative of broadcasting through Facebook the names of people who have warrants has proven successful, according to Lt. Steve Reid. “It’s basically a way to get the information out that we have these warrants,” Reid said. “A lot …

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  • Rep. Womack joins online sales tax call

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Congressman Steve Womack is backing a law that would allow states to levy sales tax on online and catalog purchases. A Dec. 5 event is planned in Washington to rally support for the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act, which is backed …

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  • Prairie Grove battle re-enactment planned for this weekend

    PRAIRIE GROVE — Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove with a re-enactment this weekend. Prairie Grove is recognized nationally as one of America’s most intact Civil War battlefields. Seeing the battle unfold on the ground …

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  • Capitol lighting is Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin announced the State Capitol will hold the 74th annual lighting ceremony at dusk Saturday. “I hope Arkansans will join us for this event,” Martin said. “This is a great tradition begun by Secretary of State Crip …

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  • Hunter mistakes walker for deer

    COAL HILL (AP) — The Johnson County sheriff says a 43-year-old man is dead after he was shot by a man who mistook him for a deer. Sheriff Jimmy Dorney says Thomas Edward Sears, who went by the name Eddie, was walking along a trail …

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  • Jury picked in lotto ticket case

    SEARCY (AP) — Jury selection is to get under way in a legal battle over a $1 million lottery ticket that one Arkansas woman threw away and another plucked out of the trash. Judge Craig Hannah scheduled jury selection for Friday ahead of a trial …

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  • 2 gun makers to expand, will add 70-120 jobs

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Two firearms companies owned by a German group said Thursday they would spend $7 million on manufacturing plants at a former military installation near Fort Smith and create from 70 to 120 jobs in the next five years. Umarex USA already …

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  • UALR gets NASA grant

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas-Little Rock has announced it will receive a $750,000 grant from NASA as part of the space agency’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The university said that it’s one of 17 research colleges and universities chosen to …

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