• Speed limits to change on some Ark. highways

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Highway Commission has approved raising the speed limit on some rural four- and five-lane highways. The agency said that the speed limit on about 265 miles of highways through the state will go from 55 mph to 60 mph …

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  • Court upholds prisoner’s $813K payment

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An appeals court has upheld an $813,000 damage award to a former federal prison inmate in Arkansas who sued the federal government after he had to wait a month for treatment for a broken ankle and fibula. The 8th U.S. Circuit …

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  • Woman sentenced for chaining girl to dresser

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — A northwest Arkansas woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after she admitted chaining a 5-year-old girl to a dresser. Jana Bridgeman previously pleaded guilty to permitting the abuse of a minor, endangering the welfare of a minor and false …

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  • Despite primary vote, Wolfe gets no delegates

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Democrats selected 55 delegates to send to the party’s national convention in September, but none for John Wolfe, who captured 42 percent of the vote against President Barack Obama in last month’s primary. Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Will Bond has maintained …

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  • Accident claims 2 lives

    SWIFTON — A Black Rock couple died and two small children were injured in a one-car crash shortly after noon Saturday near Swifton. Arkansas State Police Trooper Daniel Riley said Donna K. Moore, 66, was thrown from a 2007 Ford Expedition driven by Jerry L. …

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  • 2 small earthquakes reported in NE Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two small earthquakes have been recorded in northeastern Arkansas. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 1.8-magnitude quake occurred around 3:03 a.m. Friday about 4 miles northwest of Strawberry in Lawrence County. A 2.2-magnitude quake was recorded around 8:23 a.m. about …

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  • History found in black cemetery in NE Arkansas

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Enslaved during life, and neglected in death. Nestled in the woods just north of Pocahontas, Friendship Cemetery had fallen into a dilapidated state. Vegetation covered most of the graves. Trees sprung between buried bodies. In 2007 Pat Johnson and Cindy Robinett decided …

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  • Analysis: McDaniel tries to follow Gov. Beebe in bid

    LITTLE ROCK — Announcing his gubernatorial campaign nearly 2½ years before the 2014 election, Dustin McDaniel is doubling down on an approach that Gov. Mike Beebe used to win the state’s top office and keep it for two terms. But McDaniel is no Mike Beebe. …

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  • Sides want time to plan for school choice impact

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State education officials and families of more than 13,000 students were left in the dark Wednesday after a federal judge weighed a request to stay his decision to toss out Arkansas’ 1989 law on school choice. Without U.S. District Judge Robert …

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  • ASUMH to host benefits fair for vets

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University in Mountain Home will host a Veterans Benefits Fair from noon to 3 p.m. June 20 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center. More than 25 business representatives from around the state will provide information regarding benefits accessible to …

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  • Arkansas State Fair to stay in Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK — The board that oversees the Arkansas State Fair accepted a $3 million offer from Little Rock on Thursday to keep the event in the capital city, though board members said they would have preferred to move but just didn’t have the money. …

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  • Dems face challenges after runoff victories – Ellington wins by 1 in Izard

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A local prosecutor and a state senator who won their party’s nomination in runoffs Tuesday face vastly different challenges as Democrats try to prevent a Republican takeover of Arkansas’ four congressional districts this fall. That fight effectively began late Tuesday night, …

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