• AG: Order limits online payday lender

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says his office has obtained a court order barring the operator of multiple payday lending websites from offering illegal loans to Arkansas consumers. McDaniel’s office said a consent judgment was filed Tuesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court …

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  • Springdale police seize $160k worth of meth

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — Authorities in Springdale say they’ve arrested two people after seizing more than $160,000 worth of methamphetamine from a hotel room. Police were called to the Extended Stay America on Sunday after a maintenance worker investigating a fire alarm discovered the drugs. Springdale …

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  • Two small earthquakes recorded in central Ark.

    GREENBRIER (AP) — Two small earthquakes have been reported in central Arkansas. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 3.3-magnitude quake was recorded about 3:24 a.m. Sunday one mile northeast of Greenbrier in Faulkner County. The geological survey reported a 2.5-magnitude tremor about 5:56 a.m. …

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  • West Nile rising in Ark.; Health Dept. sends alert

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas has the most cases of West Nile virus since 2007 and the state Health Department said Thursday that the number of people sickened by the mosquito-borne illness is expected to grow. Ten cases have been confirmed so far, and August is …

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  • State Capitol Week in Review

    Arkansas companies that export products to foreign countries saw a 36-percent increase in business for the first half of 2012, according to a government agency that keeps track of international commerce. The value of Arkansas exports increased from $2.8 billion in the first half of …

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  • Sen. Boozman seeks fall semester interns

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Boozman has announced that his office is seeking full- or part-time interns to help staff in his Washington, D.C., and state offices during the fall semester. “As summer draws to a close and young Arkansans return to campus, I …

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  • Electric cooperatives name $50k winners

    LITTLE ROCK — Henry Lee and Berthella Thomas of Palestine, members of Woodruff Electric Cooperative, are the winners of the 2012 Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas $50,000 Energy Efficiency Makeover Contest. The 1,800-square-foot home will receive comprehensive pre- and post-diagnostic energy audits, including a blower door …

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  • State nominates 9 historic properties

    LITTLE ROCK — The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program nominated nine Arkansas properties to the National Register of Historic Places when it met Aug. 1, AHPP director Frances McSwain has announced. Properties nominated to the National Register are: • South Main …

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  • Man injured when hit by train

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hit by a train in North Little Rock. Union Pacific Railroad spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza said a man was walking between the tracks with his back to the train around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday. The crew …

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  • Drought affecting Arkansas markets

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — Before the drought, Marquita Den Herder’s family had planned to use a bountiful home-garden harvest to put pesticide-free vegetables on the dinner table and sell the surplus at the area farmers markets. A need for earlier-than usual irrigation this season has drained …

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  • State review board nominates nine properties

    LITTLE ROCK — The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program nominated nine Arkansas properties to the National Register of Historic Places when it met Aug. 1, AHPP director Frances McSwain has announced. Properties nominated to the National Register are: • South Main …

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  • Corps of Engineers approve permit modification

    LITTLE ROCK — The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District has approved the permit modification request needed by two central Arkansas water systems to supply water to more than 100,000 customers. The modified permit allows the water systems to install an inclined intake pipe …

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