• 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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  • WBC sets classes at Bradford

    BRADFORD — Williams Baptist College will offer classes in Bradford  for the 2012 fall semester, according to a news release from the college’s main campus at Walnut Ridge. Registration will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 7, at Bradford High School. The classes are held at …

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  • Editor, employee no longer with Ark. magazine

    CONWAY (AP) — The editor of The Oxford American literary magazine no longer works at the Arkansas-based publication. Publisher Warwick Sabin confirmed Monday that editor Marc Smirnoff and managing editor Carol Ann Fitzgerald were no longer employed at the magazine as of Sunday. Sabin cited …

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  • Dead teen was suspect in death at same home

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities in northeast Arkansas said Friday that an 18-year-old found fatally stabbed this week was a suspect in the shooting of another teen who died last week at the same home. Paragould Police Cpl. Brad Snyder told The Associated Press that …

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  • Trial to start for man in Trumann officer’s death

    LITTLE ROCK — A man charged with fatally shooting an Arkansas police officer last year is expected to go on trial for capital murder this week. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Jerry Lard, who they say killed Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt in …

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  • Two Baxter Co. inmates treated after drinking bleach

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Two women locked up in the Baxter County Jail have been treated for injuries after drinking bleach. The sheriff’s department said Friday that 26-year-old Haley Marie Sullivan of Salesville and 23-year-old Brandy Mae Qualls of Lone Rock were returned to custody …

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  • UCA receives $100K donation

    CONWAY (AP) — A company has pledged $100,000 to create an endowed professorship in the Insurance and Risk Management program at the University of Central Arkansas. Officials say the contribution by AMC/Fairmont will go toward the Dr. John Bratton Endowed Professorship. AMC/Fairmont president Stephen L. …

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