• IRS denies college’s penalty waiver request

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service says NorthWest Arkansas Community College had a history of late penalties when the agency denied an appeal from the college last month. The Northwest Arkansas Times reports the college was penalized $5,533 by the IRS for late payments …

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  • 100 guardsmen headed to Afghanistan

    JONESBORO (AP) — About 100 members of the Arkansas National Guard will soon deploy to Afghanistan on a mission to clear bombs from roads. The soldiers are from the Guard’s 875th Engineer Battalion, 1039th Engineer Company. The Jonesboro Sun reports (http://is.gd/fDww0h ) that it’s the …

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  • Arkansas director comes home with a new mission

    FORT SMITH (AP) — There are those who say you can’t go home again. There are also those like T. Ray Grandstaff, who would disagree. Grandstaff grew up in Greenwood, the son of Carl and Darlene Grandstaff, and achieved some recognition in high school football, …

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  • Lottery hires new auditor

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Lottery Commission has chosen the finance director at a Little Rock-based company to be the commission’s new internal auditor, a position left vacant after the predecessor questioned the validity of a vendor’s contract. Commissioners voted Friday to hire Donald …

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  • Another WM3 suit filed – Mother wants to see sealed evidence

    MARION –— Now that the men accused of killing three Cub Scouts in 1993 in West Memphis have been freed, additional pressure is being put on law enforcement from one mother to let her see evidence taken in the case. The lawsuit was filed today …

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  • Court strikes down execution law

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state’s execution law today, calling it unconstitutional. In a split decision, the high court sided with 10 death row inmates who argued that, under Arkansas’ constitution, only the Legislature can set execution policy. Legislators in …

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  • Boyce appointed to third term

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe recently reappointed Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry H. Boyce to the Arkansas Sentencing Commission, according to a news release. “The commission is composed of two elected prosecuting attorneys, two elected circuit judges, two criminal defense attorneys and …

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  • Childhood at a sanatorium – Preservation official recalls days at institution

    BOONEVILLE (AP) — For Jim Biggs Jr., growing up at the Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium provided everything for an “ideal” childhood. With a mortality rate at 80 percent for tuberculosis in Arkansas in the early 20th century, the General Assembly in 1909 approved legislation to …

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  • Legal Aid board to meet

    SPRINGDALE — The Legal Aid of Arkansas board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1200 Henryetta St. in Springdale. The meeting is open to the public. Legal Aid of Arkansas is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services …

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  • Beebe urges civility in government

    HOT SPRINGS — Gov. Mike Beebe told members of the Arkansas Municipal League on Thursday that the state needs a spirit of cooperation, saying that partisanship has “attacked our country from within.” In a passionate and unusually campaign-oriented speech, Beebe criticized the gridlock in Washington …

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  • Sculpture weaves together art, architecture

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Robert Lemming always wanted to construct a large-scale public art project, but he never thought he’d be able to coordinate one. Adam Crosson always had an interest in art, but his background is in architecture, and he didn’t know how to go …

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  • Clown arrested for child porn

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Authorities in western Arkansas arrested a clown Wednesday on a child porn charge. Police in Fort Smith arrested Thomas Harold Morgan, who also goes by “Sondance the Clown,” after investigators seized computers and hard drives from his home, spokesman Cpl. Steven …

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