• Beebe proposes $6.3M for prison beds

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe’s office says it has found $6.3 million in the budget to fund up to 600 additional prison beds. Beebe’s office said Thursday that the additional funding will relieve some backup of state prisoners in county jails, assuming it …

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  • Six-day overnight camp

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas youths ages 13-17 are invited to broaden their knowledge about government structure, develop leadership skills and become engaged citizens through a free six-day camp held Sunday through June 27 at Arkansas 4-H Center, located at 1 Four H Way in Little …

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  • ‘Arkansas Youth in Bluegrass Night’ set

    PARAGOULD — KASU-FM, the broadcasting service of Arkansas State University, will present “Arkansas Youth in Bluegrass Night” for its next Bluegrass Monday concert at 7 p.m. Monday at Collins Theatre, located at 120 W. Emerson St. in downtown Paragould. The Clark Family Trio and Clancey …

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  • Murder suspect found in Chicago

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal investigators say a suspect in a 2013 killing at Little Rock was found this week in a Chicago emergency room after seeking treatment for wounds suffered in a street fight. Cornelius Pittman, 25, was returned to Little Rock late Wednesday. …

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  • State unemployment rate dips

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Unemployment in Arkansas has dropped for the eighth consecutive month, falling two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.4 in May. The Department of Workforce Services on Friday said the state unemployment rate was down more than a full percentage point from …

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  • Hit-and-run kills 1

    BOONEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas State Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that killed a Booneville woman. State police say 50-year-old Joy Duvall was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night as she walked along the shoulder of Arkansas 23 in Booneville. She was pronounced …

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  • Faulkner Co. to request temporary circuit judge

    CONWAY (AP) — Leaders in Faulkner County say they’ll ask the Arkansas Supreme Court to appoint a temporary judge to handle the caseload left by the vacancy of Circuit Judge Mike Maggio. Earlier this year, the high court removed cases from Maggio’s docket and assigned …

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  • CASA receives grants

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Court Appointed Special Advocates organization is the recipient of two National CASA grant renewals totaling $70,000 to help serve children in rural counties of northeast Arkansas and older children statewide who have been taken into the foster care system. The …

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  • Open primary bill still a no-go

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot item that would allow top vote getters in primary elections, regardless of party affiliation, to advance to the general election. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office wrote Wednesday that …

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  • District farm family named

    LITTLE ROCK — District winners for the 68th Annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected, and among them are Roy and Suzanne Runsick of Melbourne in the North Central District. The Runsicks farm cattle and have forage on 150 acres. They …

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  • Ark. lawmakers eye teacher insurance fixes

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas House and Senate leaders began counting votes Tuesday on a pair of bills aimed to reducing premium hikes set to hit thousands of teachers and public school employees this fall, as they tried to gauge whether there’s support to address the …

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  • Police investigate slaying

    CONWAY (AP) — Police in Conway are investigating the slaying of a man whose wife found him bleeding outside their home. Authorities identified the victim as 42-year-old Francesco Trujillo, who was discovered early Tuesday. Trujillo’s wife told investigators her husband was outside with family members …

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