• AG alerts businesses to deceptive practices by calendar ad salesmen

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a consumer alert Wednesday to inform business owners about state law regarding those who solicit advertisements for school calendars or schedules, and to encourage advertisers to research the solicitor’s sales pitch before buying an ad. “Sometimes, business …

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  • Baxter Co. church hit by graffiti

    ARKANA (AP) — Authorities are investigating vandalism at a Baxter County church where racist graffiti was spray-painted on the walls and fire extinguishers were sprayed into the heating and cooling vents. The damage was discovered Wednesday morning at Arkana Baptist Church in Arkana. According to …

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  • One pleads guilty to voyeurism

    SEARCY (AP) — A man accused of surreptitiously filming employees at the White County Medical Center has pleaded guilty to four counts of video voyeurism. Kyle Carpenter was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the felony charges. Prosecutors accused the 28-year-old of using his …

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  • Young entrepreneur demonstrates endurance

    PARAGOULD (AP) — On many street corners and vacant parking lots, during the summer months, there are a large number of entrepreneurs selling their homegrown produce. People often visit their favorite produce stands enjoying each gardeners prize of vegetables or fruit. Krystin Walden, 13, not …

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  • Batesville among 11 record highs set Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Eleven high-temperature records fell in Arkansas on Saturday including Batesville, the National Weather Service said Sunday, and three others were tied. Nimrod Dam bested its record high of 107 in 1943 with 108 on Saturday. Other cities recording record highs Saturday …

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  • Reservists bring new life to museum

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE — On an overcast Sunday morning, about 120 Air Force reservists descended on the Jacksonville Museum of Military History to give back to the community surrounding the Little Rock Air Force Base and honor their heritage. Detachment 1 of the …

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  • Beebe builds case for Medicaid expansion

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe says he hasn’t made up his mind on whether Arkansas should expand its Medicaid eligibility to cover 250,000 more people, but he’s gradually making the case for going forward with the plan well before next year’s legislative session. …

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  • Historic program solicits comments

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, will conduct a listening session at Batesville to solicit comments about regional historic preservation issues, AHPP director Frances McSwain said. The meeting, which is one of a series being …

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  • Beginners’ knitting workshop scheduled

    DES ARC — A Beginners’ Knitting Workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc. Participants will learn how to cast on and off and how to knit the basic knit stitch. Those …

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  • Officials: Congressional candidate too young

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Green Party’s nominee for a U.S. House seat in east Arkansas is too young to serve in Congress, but state election officials said Wednesday that they can’t remove him from the ballot without a court order. The secretary of state’s …

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  • Ark. man’s tattoos express his religious beliefs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Colorful tattoos cover almost every inch of Trevor Sarver’s arms. Even the tops of his hands, his knuckles and palms are tattooed, not to mention his entire torso. His left arm is emblazoned with a design featuring the words “Rock ’n’ …

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  • Theft nets 2 arrests

    MOUNTAIN HOME — One adult and one juvenile from Sharp County were arrested Sunday evening in Baxter County for stealing a boat-trolling motor and battery charger from a grounded boat. The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office received a report at about 5:15 from a caller who …

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