• Veteran gets new medal 60 years after loss

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A World War II Navy veteran has been presented with a new Victory Medal after his original one was lost six decades ago. Thomas “Jason” Hignight lost his medal at a dry cleaners a few years after serving in the Pacific …

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  • One dies in boating accident 

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities and family members have identified the man who died when boats collided over the weekend. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says 31-year-old Kurt Christian Busch of Hot Springs was in his small ski boat when he reportedly struck a …

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  • Radio station that launched legends returns

    LITTLE ROCK — Decades ago, unknown blues musicians paid $15 to appear on an east Arkansas radio station, hoping a few minutes of exposure would help them become the legends they now are: B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson and Ike Turner. KWEM-AM fell …

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  • Murderer loses appeal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A man convicted and sentenced to execution in the 1986 slayings of a man and woman in Ash Flat has lost an appeal before the Arkansas Supreme Court. The court on Thursday turned away arguments by 64-year-old Steven Victor Wertz that …

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  • Man recommended for pardon

    LITTLE ROCK — A man with a number of drug convictions has been recommended for pardon by the Arkansas Board of Parole. Robert Ketchum was convicted in Izard County for possession of a controlled substance-marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture a …

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  • Audubon Society meeting set

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 5. The program is titled “White-nose Syndrome in the Bat Population.” Speaker is Blake Sasse, the non-game mammal/furbearer program leader at …

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  • USS Razorback offers Memorial Day view

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The staff and volunteers at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum watch the downtown North Little Rock Memorial Day fireworks from the best spot on the Arkansas River every year. “You just grab a chair on the submarine’s deck and look straight …

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  • Boys reported kidnapped found in Mo.

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Two boys allegedly taken in a parental kidnapping in Arkansas are being cared for by child welfare officials after being found in the back of a U-Haul truck in southeast Missouri. Cape Girardeau police say the boys were recovered Wednesday …

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  • Ross, Hutchinson win Arkansas governor primaries

    LITTLE ROCK — Solidifying a general election matchup they’ve effectively been running for nearly a year, Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson clinched their parties’ nominations for Arkansas governor in Tuesday’s primary. The two ex-congressmen easily dispatched lesser-known, underfunded rivals. With most of the …

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  • Griffin gets nom for lt. gov. 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin has won the Republican nomination for Arkansas lieutenant governor. Griffin defeated state Reps. Debra Hobbs and Andy Mayberry in Tuesday’s primary election. He’ll face Democrat John Burkhalter and Libertarian Christopher Olson in the November election. Griffin announced …

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  • Lea moves ahead in auditor race 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State Rep. Andrea Lea of Russellville has advanced to November’s general election as the Republican Party’s nominee for Arkansas auditor. Lea defeated Ken Yang of Benton in balloting Tuesday. Lea will face Democrat Regina Hampton Stewart and Libertarian Brian Leach on …

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  • Milligan is treasurer nominee 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former head of the Arkansas Republican Party will be the GOP nominee for Arkansas treasurer in the fall. Saline County Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan defeated state Rep. Duncan Baird on Tuesday. Milligan will face Democratic candidate Karen Sealy Garcia and …

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