• 2 girls kidnapped, bound

    LINCOLN (AP) — Police have arrested a western Arkansas man charged with kidnapping two girls and binding them with duct tape. The Lincoln Police Department charged 22-year-old Damian Kelley with kidnapping, second-degree battery and third-degree battery on Tuesday. Police say Kelley pulled a 15-year-old girl …

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  • Secretary of state defends extending ballot deadline

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas election officials on Tuesday defended the July 7 deadline they used for ballot measure petitions, saying it’s a longtime practice to push back the date for submitting signatures if it falls on a holiday. A spokeswoman for Secretary of State …

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  • Grandson shot during argument in Garland County

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Garland County police say a man was shot by his grandfather this week after an argument inside a home. The Garland County Sheriff’s Department says the 26-year-old grandson was airlifted to a hospital after he was shot once in his abdomen …

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  • Man reunited with missing class ring

    CONWAY (AP) — An Arkansas couple has reunited a man with his high school class ring that had been missing for more than 40 years. Brooks Smith inherited a stranger’s 1967 class ring after his father died. Smith says his father had unsuccessfully tried to …

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  • AG rejects medical pot wording

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana by a group that is trying to put the measure before voters in 2016. McDaniel’s office on Monday rejected the wording of the proposal by …

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  • Group seeks to block alcohol measure

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group opposed to a proposal expanding alcohol sales in Arkansas asked state election officials Monday to block the measure from the November ballot, claiming its petitions weren’t submitted by the right deadline. An attorney for the group, Let Local Communities …

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  • Groups searching for 6K eligible for degrees

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas higher education leaders are searching for about 6,000 people in the state who have earned or almost earned their associate degree and don’t know it. The Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges has launched a statewide campaign to locate nearly 6,000 …

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  • Panel approves leasing space for state prisoners

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A state panel finalized a deal Monday to move up to 250 inmates into an unused Pulaski County facility as part of a plan lawmakers approved earlier this month to ease overcrowding at local jails across Arkansas. The state Board of …

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  • Antique show rolls into Ark.

    EL DORADO (AP) — An antique dealers group in Arkansas is hoping to make the southern part of the state a top destination for enthusiasts of the vintage goods. The Union County Antique Dealers Association will host a sale that starts Friday and ends Saturday. …

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  • 2 men charged in shooting death

    RUDY (AP) — Two men have been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 19-year-old in western Arkansas. Jonathan Bridgewater, 27, and Nicholas Barrows, 19, are accused of fatally shooting 19-year-old Jamison Lee Plum in June. The men are half-brothers from Rudy. …

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  • Businesses have 3 weeks left to apply for loans

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas small businesses have three weeks left to apply for U. S. Small Business Administration loans because of the drought that began last July. The agency announced Monday that small, nonfarm businesses in 27 counties have until Aug. 11 to apply …

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  • 103 rabies cases reported 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 100 rabies cases have been reported in Arkansas through the end of June — a figure nearly double the norm of just 54 cases in a year. State health and animal science experts say that of the 103 cases, …

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