• Voter registration deadline is Monday

    LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin today reminded the public that the deadline to register to vote in the May elections is Monday. “Arkansas law sets a deadline of 30 days before an election to apply to register to vote,” Martin said. “Since …

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  • LR Farmers Market to have ‘valet’ for veggies

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Little Rock Farmers Market is preparing for its opening next week and is introducing a new service to help shoppers get their purchases to their cars. The market opens on April 24 and will be open on Tuesdays and Saturdays …

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  • Dick Clark, television and New Year’s Eve icon, dies

    LOS ANGELES — Dick Clark stood as an avatar of rock ’n’ roll virtually from its birth and, until his death Wednesday at age 82, as a cultural touchstone for boomers and their grandkids alike. His identity as “the world’s oldest teenager” became strained in …

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  • Ticketmaster subject to state law, court says

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court says the state’s law on deceptive practices applies to Ticketmaster and its parent company — but the high court offered no opinion on whether the company’s fees violate the statute. The high court issued its ruling in …

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  • Father arrested for death

    FOREMAN (AP) — A 21-year-old Arkansas man is in jail after police arrested him on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old son. Marcus Ray Sims was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near Foreman. He’s accused in the death of his …

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  • Fish die in a Conway County lake

    MORRILTON (AP) — Officials say there is no threat to drinking water from the deaths of 240 fish in a Conway County lake. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Conway Corp. which owns Brewer lake, are collecting samples and looking into why dozens of …

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  • Congressman’s son in custody

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — The son of an Arkansas congressman remains in the Benton County jail after he was arrested for allegedly violating his parole. A jailer said Wednesday James Womack was being held without bail, but jail records didn’t specify how he violated parole. Womack …

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  • Ellington: Money a factor in ‘West Memphis 3’ deal

    LITTLE ROCK — Prosecutor and congressional candidate Scott Ellington said Wednesday that future legal costs to the state and potential juror misconduct factored into his decision to agree to the deal that freed three men convicted in the murders of three Cub Scouts in 1993. …

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  • Counselors at Dover after student’s death

    DOVER (AP) — Grief counselors are on hand at Dover Middle School after a 14-year-old student died after hanging himself in a school restroom. Authorities say the student hanged himself on April 11 in a restroom at the middle school. The Dover Marshal’s Office says …

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  • AHPP offers free nomination training

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will offer a free training session April 28 for anyone interested in nominating a property to the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant sites, AHPP director Frances McSwain announced recently. The …

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  • Police warn ranchers to watch for rustlers

    HOPE (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas are warning ranchers to be alert for cattle rustlers. Last week, 145 head valued at $150,000 were stolen from Yellow Creek Ranch in Hempstead County and officials say the thefts are a growing problem. Howard County Chief Deputy …

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  • Workshops at Powhatan state park involve rugs, herbs, stringing pearls

    POWHATAN — Workshops involving rug making, herb gardening and pearl stringing are coming up at Powhatan Historic State Park in Lawrence County, said Kristyn Watts, park interpreter. A Hooked Rug Workshop will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28. The registration fee is $15 per …

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