• At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

    LITTLE ROCK — A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she’s now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said. Gertrude Weaver spent her birthday …

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  • Retired UAW to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • UAMS receives federal funding to train doctors

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received $900,000 in federal funding for its training program for new primary care physicians at its regional center in Fort Smith known as UAMS West. The grant from the Affordable Care Act was …

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  • Medical marijuana falls short on signatures

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group pushing for legalizing medical marijuana in Arkansas says it won’t have enough signatures to put its proposal before voters this fall. Arkansans for Compass-ionate Care said Monday it wouldn’t turn in signatures to place its proposed initiated act on …

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  • Petitions submitted for minimum wage hike

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group campaigning to gradually raise Arkansas’ minimum wage has turned in more than 77,000 signatures to put its proposal on the November ballot. Give Arkansas a Raise Now submitted its petitions Monday to put its proposed initiated act on the …

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  • State park to hold day camps

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will have an adventure day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 through 17. The camp is for children 8 through 14 years old. Activities will include games, crafts and hiking. The cost is $75 for all …

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  • Ex-Fort Smith officer sentenced

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A former Fort Smith police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a girl who was 16 at the time. Billy Rowe Jr., 31, of Bonanza was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty last month …

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  • Death row inmate dies in hospital

    MALVERN (AP) — Prison officials say an Arkansas death row inmate has died at a hospital after falling ill. Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says 61-year-old Joe Louis Dansby died Monday night at a Malvern hospital. Wilson says Dansby had been ill for much …

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  • Cool off in a show cave in Arkansas

    When the weather turns hot each summer, some travelers look for escapes from the heat and humidity. One way to survive sweltering temperatures is to seek shade in an Arkansas show cave. Eight properties around the state offer a chance to see the underside of …

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  • Group submits petitions for expanded alcohol sales

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group supporting expanded alcohol sales in Arkansas has submitted more than 84,000 signatures in an effort to get its proposal on the November ballot. Let Arkansas Decide turned in 84,969 signatures today to the secretary of state’s office to put …

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  • One dead in Fulton County crash

    A head-on crash around 5:30 p.m. Saturday claimed the life of a Caulfield, Missouri man, according to Arkansas State Police Trooper Britt Clements. Killed was David Stratton, 38, whose 2000 GMC Jimmy SUV crossed the center line and struck the 2003 Dodge pickup driven by …

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  • Rebates for storm shelters available

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management will soon begin accepting applications for its shelter rebate program. To be eligible for the program, the agency says people have to have installed an above-ground safe room or in-ground shelter after Jan. 21, …

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