• Accident claims 2 lives

    SWIFTON — A Black Rock couple died and two small children were injured in a one-car crash shortly after noon Saturday near Swifton. Arkansas State Police Trooper Daniel Riley said Donna K. Moore, 66, was thrown from a 2007 Ford Expedition driven by Jerry L. …

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  • 2 small earthquakes reported in NE Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two small earthquakes have been recorded in northeastern Arkansas. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 1.8-magnitude quake occurred around 3:03 a.m. Friday about 4 miles northwest of Strawberry in Lawrence County. A 2.2-magnitude quake was recorded around 8:23 a.m. about …

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  • History found in black cemetery in NE Arkansas

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Enslaved during life, and neglected in death. Nestled in the woods just north of Pocahontas, Friendship Cemetery had fallen into a dilapidated state. Vegetation covered most of the graves. Trees sprung between buried bodies. In 2007 Pat Johnson and Cindy Robinett decided …

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  • Analysis: McDaniel tries to follow Gov. Beebe in bid

    LITTLE ROCK — Announcing his gubernatorial campaign nearly 2½ years before the 2014 election, Dustin McDaniel is doubling down on an approach that Gov. Mike Beebe used to win the state’s top office and keep it for two terms. But McDaniel is no Mike Beebe. …

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  • Sides want time to plan for school choice impact

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State education officials and families of more than 13,000 students were left in the dark Wednesday after a federal judge weighed a request to stay his decision to toss out Arkansas’ 1989 law on school choice. Without U.S. District Judge Robert …

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  • ASUMH to host benefits fair for vets

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University in Mountain Home will host a Veterans Benefits Fair from noon to 3 p.m. June 20 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center. More than 25 business representatives from around the state will provide information regarding benefits accessible to …

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  • Arkansas State Fair to stay in Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK — The board that oversees the Arkansas State Fair accepted a $3 million offer from Little Rock on Thursday to keep the event in the capital city, though board members said they would have preferred to move but just didn’t have the money. …

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  • Dems face challenges after runoff victories – Ellington wins by 1 in Izard

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A local prosecutor and a state senator who won their party’s nomination in runoffs Tuesday face vastly different challenges as Democrats try to prevent a Republican takeover of Arkansas’ four congressional districts this fall. That fight effectively began late Tuesday night, …

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  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital to open new wing

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Children’s Hospital is celebrating the largest construction project in the hospital’s 100-year history. The hospital plans an event Wednesday to unveil the new South Wing. The 258,000-square-foot expansion adds 54 inpatient beds, updates to the Heart Center and Neonatal Intensive …

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  • Animal lover enjoys work at shelter

    FORT SMITH (AP) — It didn’t take Carole Shelton long to discover she was embarking on what would become a career when she began working at the Sebastian County Humane Society almost 28 years ago. “After about the first week, I knew I didn’t want …

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  • Judge strikes down school choice

    LITTLE ROCK — A federal judge on Friday struck down an Arkansas school choice law, saying race couldn’t be the only factor considered in deciding whether students could transfer between districts. U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson said a provision of the law dealing with race …

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  • ‘West Memphis 3’ deal surfaces in race

    LITTLE ROCK — Months before he decided to run for an east Arkansas congressional seat, Scott Ellington agreed to a deal that allowed three men who were convicted of killing three Cub Scouts in 1993 to walk free. It was an agreement that the local …

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