• New Saline River natural area protects rare species

    Natural areas can be found across Arkansas and they protect the diverse ecosystems that are found in the state. The Longview Saline Natural Area in Ashley County is a new addition to the lineup. The area borders a stretch of the Saline River that harbors …

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  • 3-year-old dies in pool

    MORRILTON (AP) — Authorities in Conway County say a 3-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool at a home near Morrilton. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home Thursday afternoon after the boy, who was not identified, was found. Investigators said the boy’s mother and …

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  • Medicaid changes set for July

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State officials say they’re on track for a July launch of an effort to change the way Arkansas’ Medicaid program pays for services. Department of Human Services Director John Selig, state Medicaid Director Andy Allison and Surgeon General Joe Thompson on …

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  • Hillcrest sets registration

    LYNN — Hillcrest Elementary kindergarten registration will be held on the Lynn campus in the office building behind the gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 to attend kindergarten during the …

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  • BHS girls post soccer win

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Batesville Lady Pioneers defeated White Hall 9-0 in the opening round of the River City Rivalry high school soccer tournament at Burns Park in Little Rock yesterday afternoon. The Lady Pioneers were not previously scheduled to play in the tourney, …

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  • Yarnell’s to reopen

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe was scheduled to join Yarnell’s officials this morning to celebrate the return of the Arkansas-based ice cream company. The Searcy-based ice cream producer laid off 200 workers and halted production in June after nearly 80 years of business. …

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  • Voter registration deadline is Monday

    LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin today reminded the public that the deadline to register to vote in the May elections is Monday. “Arkansas law sets a deadline of 30 days before an election to apply to register to vote,” Martin said. “Since …

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  • LR Farmers Market to have ‘valet’ for veggies

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Little Rock Farmers Market is preparing for its opening next week and is introducing a new service to help shoppers get their purchases to their cars. The market opens on April 24 and will be open on Tuesdays and Saturdays …

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  • Dick Clark, television and New Year’s Eve icon, dies

    LOS ANGELES — Dick Clark stood as an avatar of rock ’n’ roll virtually from its birth and, until his death Wednesday at age 82, as a cultural touchstone for boomers and their grandkids alike. His identity as “the world’s oldest teenager” became strained in …

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  • Ticketmaster subject to state law, court says

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court says the state’s law on deceptive practices applies to Ticketmaster and its parent company — but the high court offered no opinion on whether the company’s fees violate the statute. The high court issued its ruling in …

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  • Father arrested for death

    FOREMAN (AP) — A 21-year-old Arkansas man is in jail after police arrested him on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old son. Marcus Ray Sims was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near Foreman. He’s accused in the death of his …

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  • Fish die in a Conway County lake

    MORRILTON (AP) — Officials say there is no threat to drinking water from the deaths of 240 fish in a Conway County lake. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Conway Corp. which owns Brewer lake, are collecting samples and looking into why dozens of …

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