• Lt. Gov. flip flops on campaign pledge, backs sales tax for roads

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he supports increasing Arkansas’ sales tax to pay for highway improvements. Darr announced Tuesday that he supports a proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot that would raise the state’s sales tax a half-cent …

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  • Judge sets hearing in case over WM3 evidence

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing in a lawsuit filed by the mother of one of three Cub Scouts killed in 1993 in West Memphis. Pam Hicks filed the civil suit in hopes of viewing evidence in the slaying of her …

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  • Festival to be held in Mount Ida

    MOUNT IDA — The Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival will be Friday through Sunday at the fairgrounds, located on Fairgrounds Road in Mount Ida. The event will include a gem and mineral show with crystals, jewelry, rocks and gems found worldwide; a quilt show with …

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  • Intern program is announced

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. John Boozman has announced that his office is seeking full- or part-time interns for his Washington, D.C., and state offices during the 2013 spring semester. “As Congress plans to tackle the biggest issues facing the future of our nation, I want …

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  • 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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