• AG rejects medical pot wording

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana by a group that is trying to put the measure before voters in 2016. McDaniel’s office on Monday rejected the wording of the proposal by …

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  • Group seeks to block alcohol measure

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group opposed to a proposal expanding alcohol sales in Arkansas asked state election officials Monday to block the measure from the November ballot, claiming its petitions weren’t submitted by the right deadline. An attorney for the group, Let Local Communities …

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  • Groups searching for 6K eligible for degrees

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas higher education leaders are searching for about 6,000 people in the state who have earned or almost earned their associate degree and don’t know it. The Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges has launched a statewide campaign to locate nearly 6,000 …

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  • Panel approves leasing space for state prisoners

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A state panel finalized a deal Monday to move up to 250 inmates into an unused Pulaski County facility as part of a plan lawmakers approved earlier this month to ease overcrowding at local jails across Arkansas. The state Board of …

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  • Antique show rolls into Ark.

    EL DORADO (AP) — An antique dealers group in Arkansas is hoping to make the southern part of the state a top destination for enthusiasts of the vintage goods. The Union County Antique Dealers Association will host a sale that starts Friday and ends Saturday. …

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  • 2 men charged in shooting death

    RUDY (AP) — Two men have been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 19-year-old in western Arkansas. Jonathan Bridgewater, 27, and Nicholas Barrows, 19, are accused of fatally shooting 19-year-old Jamison Lee Plum in June. The men are half-brothers from Rudy. …

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  • Businesses have 3 weeks left to apply for loans

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas small businesses have three weeks left to apply for U. S. Small Business Administration loans because of the drought that began last July. The agency announced Monday that small, nonfarm businesses in 27 counties have until Aug. 11 to apply …

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  • 103 rabies cases reported 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 100 rabies cases have been reported in Arkansas through the end of June — a figure nearly double the norm of just 54 cases in a year. State health and animal science experts say that of the 103 cases, …

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  • Invasive beetle confirmed 

    HOPE (AP) — State agriculture officials say an insect native to Asia that kills ash trees has been confirmed in three Arkansas counties. The Arkansas State Plant Board and the Arkansas Department of Agriculture say the emerald ash borer has been found in Hot Spring, …

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  • Women’s Outdoor Weekend registration begins

    BULL SHOALS — Bull Shoals-White River State Park will host a Women’s Outdoor Weekend Oct. 3 through 5. Participants will attend workshop sessions about basic camping/backpacking skills, beginning bird watching, introduction to fly fishing, beginning kayaking, Dutch oven cooking and others. All gear and meals …

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  • Pregnant woman killed

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Arkansas police say they have arrested a man who confessed to stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death. Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department says 21-year-old Douglas True called 911 just before noon on Sunday. Grubbs says True told …

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  • 160-mile-long yard sale slated along U.S. 64

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A yard sale stretching 160 miles along U.S. 64 in Arkansas is planned for next month. Bargains Galore on 64 will Aug. 7-9 and stretch from Fort Smith to Beebe. It’ll be open to both shoppers and vendors. Event coordinator Linda …

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