• Grants awarded for upgrades at Izard, other airports

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Steve Womack have announced a total of more than $4.1 million in federal grants to eight Arkansas airports. The Federal Aviation Administration grants are to be used to support upgrades and expansions …

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  • AGFC joins violator compact

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact that tracks the suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses across state lines. As a member of the compact, Arkansas shares violator information with other member states. The …

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  • Missouri firm submits lowest bid on bridge project

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Missouri construction company has submitted the lowest bid to replace a bridge over the Arkansas River to Little Rock. The Broadway Bridge should be out of commission for no more than six months, if Arkansas highway officials accept the $98.4 …

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  • Roof collapse reroutes parade

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Pine Bluff police have rerouted an upcoming parade because of a partial roof collapse that happened earlier this summer. The Southeast Arkansas District Livestock and Rodeo Parade was rerouted after the partial collapse of the former Sahara Temple on Main Street. …

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  • Backers ask court to dismiss alcohol-sales lawsuit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Backers of a measure that would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties are asking the state’s highest court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to remove the proposal from the November ballot. Representatives from Let Arkansas Decide filed court papers …

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  • 1 arrested in fatal shooting

    CEDARVILLE (AP) — Crawford County deputies have arrested a Cedarville man on suspicion of second-degree murder in a shooting that was initially called an act of self-defense. The 31-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for the Aug. 2 shooting of 41-year-old Brian Fisher. The suspect is …

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  • AG released from hospital

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been released from a Little Rock hospital after he was admitted a day earlier for an adverse reaction to a new medication. McDaniel was released from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Tuesday. …

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  • Pulaski County voters approve new school district

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Jacksonville and north Pulaski County voters have overwhelmingly approved the creation of a new school district. Pulaski County officials say initial results of the vote Tuesday show that nearly 96 percent of voters supported separating from the Pulaski County Special School District. …

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  • Ingle to be featured guest at Arkansas Genealogical Society

    BENTON — The Arkansas Genealogical Society will host Cyndi Ingle, owner and webmaster of Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet (www.CyndisList.com), Saturday at the Benton Event Center, located at 17322 Interstate 30 North in Benton. Registration is open to the public. A syllabus …

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  • Chlorine spill contained at Ashdown-area facility

    ASHDOWN (AP) — Arkansas authorities say no injuries have been reported after 50 pounds of chlorine spilled at an Ashdown-area water treatment facility. Little River County Emergency Management Coordinator Don Hale Jr. said utility workers were replacing a valve at the Millwood Treatment Plant when …

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  • AG McDaniel hospitalized

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is hospitalized after a reaction to a new blood-pressure medication he is taking. Spokesman Aaron Sadler says McDaniel has been admitted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for observation after being taken to the …

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  • Nursing home, others receive quality awards

    LITTLE ROCK — Twenty-eight organizations from throughout the state were presented Arkansas Governor’s Quality Awards by Gov. Mike Beebe during the 20th Annual Awards Celebration for the Governor’s Quality Award Program recently at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock. Sixteen past Governor’s Award for …

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