• NWS confirms tornado in western Arkansas

    LITLE ROCK (AP) — A storm that caused damage as it moved through northwestern Arkansas on Monday was a small tornado. The National Weather Service confirmed the twister and assigned it a preliminary rating of EF1. The weather service estimates the tornado touched down about …

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  • ABC board to consider park’s alcohol permit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will consider expanding alcohol permits for an amusement park in Hot Springs. Board members will hold a hearing today on whether Magic Springs & Crystal Falls amusement should be allowed to sell beer and wine …

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  • Boy hurt after fall off balcony

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock police say a toddler’s fall from a hotel balcony appears to have been an accident. Officers say 1-year-old Braylon Halton was hurt while he was at the Super 7 Motel on Interstate 30 Monday night. Investigators say Braylon and …

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  • Little Rock airport renamed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Travelers flying into Little Rock will now be reminded of Arkansas’ most famous political couple after officials voted Tuesday to rename the city’s airport after Bill and Hillary Clinton. The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission unanimously agreed to change the name …

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  • Tennille named economic development head

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday named his former deputy chief of staff to head the Economic Development Commission, permanently giving him a job he had been working on a temporary basis since last fall. Beebe announced that Grant Tennille would …

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  • Indiana company to open plant

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — An Indiana company plans to open a new plant in western Arkansas and create 25 jobs. Precision Surveillance Corp. will move into a 40,000-square foot building at an industrial park in Russellville. Precision Surveillance has worked with more than 24 nuclear power …

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  • Genealogical, historical spring workshop slated at Rivermarket

    LITTLE ROCK — Central Arkansas Genealogical and Historical Society will have its spring workshop Saturday in the Darrah Center in the Rivermarket area of downtown Little Rock. The workshop is open to anyone interested in genealogical research and family history, whether at the beginning or …

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  • Whitfield recognized by Angus Association

    PINEVILLE — Rex and Carol Whitfield of Pineville have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association. Their operation, RC Angus, has two registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder Report. Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented …

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  • Campsites close as storms arrive

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing a number of campsites in Arkansas and Oklahoma as storms are expected to bring heavy rain and possibly cause flooding in the region. Forest Service spokeswoman C.J. Norvell says park rangers are going around …

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  • Firefighter killed while responding to crash

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a man allegedly drove around barriers and struck three emergency responders working an accident scene, killing a firefighter and critically injuring a police officer and another firefighter. Authorities say the crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. Monday along U.S. 161 …

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  • Lotto contractor offers state $2.2M

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery was recently offered $2.2 million and 400 LCD screens by its two largest contractors. Director Bishop Woosley presented the offers to the Arkansas Lottery Commission on Monday. He said he met with the companies last week to …

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  • Autopsy: Baxter Co. man died of natural causes

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Authorities say a man who was found dead by family members at his home in Jordan died of natural causes. The Baxter County Sheriff’s office says the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office made the conclusion in the case of 54-year-old Randy …

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