• Clinton joins volunteers at food bank

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton joined volunteers at a local food bank on Sunday to pack up and distribute boxes of sweet potatoes to those in need. The community service event was part of the 10th anniversary of the opening of Clinton’s …

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  • Record yields possible for 3 Arkansas crops

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Record yields are possible for the soybean, corn and cotton crops in Arkansas, the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Arkansas said, citing a recent forecast from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The NASS estimate is for a state average …

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  • Health care enrollment to open Sat.

    Tens of thousands of Arkansans are expected to take part in the open enrollment period under the federal Affordable Care Act that begins this weekend. Open enrollment begins Saturday and lasts until Feb. 15. Residents can enroll in the health marketplace, renew or change their …

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  • Mountain lion killed in Arkansas, first since 1975

    HERMITAGE (AP) — Game officials say a hunter has killed a mountain lion in Arkansas for the first time since 1975. The Game and Fish Commission said Thursday that 62-year-old Douglas Ramer of Bastrop, Louisiana, was deer hunting east of Hermitage in Bradley County when …

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  • LR Police to release new transgender policy

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Little Rock Police Department says it will release a new policy governing how officers should treat members of the city’s transgender community they make contact with. The department will release the new policy Wednesday at the Transgender Day of Remembrance …

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  • Hutchinson sets up website for transition

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says the public can apply for jobs and appointments in his administration in a new website he’s setting up as he prepares to take office next year. The incoming Republican governor told reporters Thursday that he …

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  • Former Clinton staffer Bowen dead at 91

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former First Commercial Bank chairman and tax lawyer William H. Bowen, who served as former President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff during Clinton’s run for president, has died. He was 91. Pulaski County Coroner Jerome Hobbs confirmed Bowen’s death Thursday. The …

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  • Gov. to pardon son over felony pot conviction

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he plans to pardon his son’s felony marijuana conviction, arguing he deserves the same second chance as hundreds of other nonviolent offenders. Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample said the two-term Democratic governor would pardon Kyle …

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  • Central Ark. sees surprise November snowfall

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Some areas of Arkansas awoke to a surprise dusting of snow Thursday morning. The National Weather Service says one-tenth of an inch of snow was recorded in Little Rock and less than a half-inch was recorded in North Little Rock. It’s …

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  • Body of missing LawCo man found

    ALICIA — The body of a missing Lawrence County man has been found. The body of Steven Liles was found by officers late Wednesday along the edge of a wooded area, according to published reports. Crews discovered the body while searching near Lawrence County Road …

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  • Sex crime sentence given

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A man from northwest Arkansas has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a female relative. The 38-year-old from Mulberry man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to 10 counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of incest. The …

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  • Teen arrested after test

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas police have arrested a teenager who they say led officers on a car chase after he drove to a state road test facility without a license. The 19-year-old was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony fleeing. The teen showed up to …

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