• GOP drops candidates’ funding – Party stops short of asking Fuqua, Hubbard, Mauch to withdraw

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Republicans said Monday they will no longer financially help three state House candidates whose racially charged writings have come under fire, including one lawmaker who called slavery a “blessing in disguise” and another who labeled Abraham Lincoln a “war criminal.” …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. A representative from Blue Cross will attend. Gary Style and Walter Williams from United Auto Workers will not be at the …

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  • Immunizations provided for child care employees

    LITTLE ROCK — Free whooping cough and influenza immunizations will be given to uninsured child care employees at Better Beginnings facilities across the state. The immunizations will be provided by the Arkansas Pharmacists Association in partnership with Better Beginnings, a program of the Arkansas Department …

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  • Crawford seeks service academy applications

    JONESBORO — Congressman Rick Crawford has announced that he is seeking applications for nomination to U.S. Service Academies. As a member of Congress, Crawford is able to make nominations for the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant …

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  • Truck stuck in car wash; driver cited for DUI

    FORREST CITY (AP) — Forrest City police charged a Moro man with drunken driving after he got his truck stuck in a carwash. Officers were summoned to the Splash Carwash on Friday afternoon after getting a report that a truck and trailer were lodged inside …

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  • Property owners sue over gas drilling waste wells

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group of residents in Independence and Faulkner counties are suing three natural gas drilling companies, claiming that waste fluids are improperly being pumped underneath land the companies don’t own or lease. An amended version of the lawsuit was filed Thursday …

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  • Dardanelle music lover passionate about students

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — At a young age, Los Angeles-born Clay Hooten fell in love with music. Hooten, 43, grew up in Sheridan and began taking piano lessons at the age of 5, which he continued to take through college. He learned to play the guitar …

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  • Half-cent sales tax for highways on Ark. ballot

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas voters will be asked next month to raise the state’s sales tax by one half-cent in exchange for a $1.8 billion highway improvement program that backers say will create 40,000 jobs and build four-lane highways to link much of the state. …

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  • KTHV’s Matt Turner dies in I-30 crash

    BENTON (AP) — An anchor who worked for Little Rock television station KTHV was killed in a rainy traffic crash on Interstate 30, just weeks after he left his longtime job in northwest Arkansas at KNWA-TV. Matt Turner, 32, died Saturday in Saline County when …

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  • Gillett school may close

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education is considering a request to close the Gillett Elementary School. The board meets today and will consider the proposal from the DeWitt School District, which operates the school. Superintendent Gary Wayman says the DeWitt School Board …

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  • Prescott plant to expand

    PRESCOTT (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe is to be on hand when a Firestone Building Products Co. plant in Prescott cuts the ribbon on an expansion to the factory. Today’s event will also mark the addition of 100 new jobs. The company announced in January …

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  • Colder temps expected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says much cooler weather is predicted this weekend. Forecasters say a cold front is expected to move across the state today. After highs in the 80s on Thursday, temperatures are expected to dip into 30s and 40s …

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