• 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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  • Congressman’s son in custody

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — The son of an Arkansas congressman remains in the Benton County jail after he was arrested for allegedly violating his parole. A jailer said Wednesday James Womack was being held without bail, but jail records didn’t specify how he violated parole. Womack …

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  • Ellington: Money a factor in ‘West Memphis 3’ deal

    LITTLE ROCK — Prosecutor and congressional candidate Scott Ellington said Wednesday that future legal costs to the state and potential juror misconduct factored into his decision to agree to the deal that freed three men convicted in the murders of three Cub Scouts in 1993. …

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  • Counselors at Dover after student’s death

    DOVER (AP) — Grief counselors are on hand at Dover Middle School after a 14-year-old student died after hanging himself in a school restroom. Authorities say the student hanged himself on April 11 in a restroom at the middle school. The Dover Marshal’s Office says …

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  • AHPP offers free nomination training

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will offer a free training session April 28 for anyone interested in nominating a property to the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant sites, AHPP director Frances McSwain announced recently. The …

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  • Police warn ranchers to watch for rustlers

    HOPE (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas are warning ranchers to be alert for cattle rustlers. Last week, 145 head valued at $150,000 were stolen from Yellow Creek Ranch in Hempstead County and officials say the thefts are a growing problem. Howard County Chief Deputy …

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  • Workshops at Powhatan state park involve rugs, herbs, stringing pearls

    POWHATAN — Workshops involving rug making, herb gardening and pearl stringing are coming up at Powhatan Historic State Park in Lawrence County, said Kristyn Watts, park interpreter. A Hooked Rug Workshop will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28. The registration fee is $15 per …

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  • Condoleezza Rice to be in Searcy

    SEARCY — The 2011-12 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series will conclude at Harding University Thursday with Dr. Condolezza Rice, the United States’ 66th secretary of state. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. Tickets are free for Harding students, faculty and staff …

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  • 2 Waltons donate to alcohol fund

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — Financial reports filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission show that two grandsons of Walmart Stores founder Sam Walton have donated a total of $220,000 to a group that supports alcohol sales in Benton County. Brothers Tom and Steuart Walton each donated $80,000 …

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  • Arkansas Pioneers hold Centennial Luncheon

    The state association of Arkansas Pioneers held a Centennial Luncheon April 5 at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. Organized in 1912 by Harriet Woodruff Jabine, daughter of W.E. Woodruff, founder of the Arkansas Gazette, the objects of the association are to honor and …

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