• Arkansas native to star in NatGeo‘s ‘Die Trying’

    Arkansas native Jason Matthews will star in the new television show “Die Trying” on the National Geographic channel beginning in August. The show follows teams of scientists and adventurers on quests to some of the earth’s wildest locations while doing wildlife research. On the show, …

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  • Inmate dies in infirmary

    GRADY (AP) — Officials say an Arkansas inmate serving a life sentence on a murder conviction has died in prison. Arkansas Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says 55-year-old Robbin Ridling died Sunday morning in the infirmary of the Cummins Unit prison. Wilson says the …

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  • Ex-county judge pleads guilty to bribery charge

    EL DORADO (AP) — A former Ouachita County judge has pleaded guilty to a bribery charge involving a Federal Emergency Management Agency contract to clean up debris following October 2009 storms in the county. Court documents show that James Michael Hesterly entered the plea Wednesday …

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  • Train collision kills one

    GARNER (AP) — Authorities in White County say a teenager was killed when her car was struck by a train. White County Chief Deputy Phillip Miller says the collision happened Wednesday morning on railroad tracks near Garner. Miller says 16-year-old Logan Roper drove her vehicle …

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  • Rutledge wins runoff

    LITTLE ROCK — Former Republican National Committee lawyer Leslie Rutledge won the GOP nomination for Arkansas attorney general on Tuesday in a divisive primary runoff featuring attacks from an outside group that tried to portray her as allied with national Democratic figures. In another high …

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  • Highway bid approved

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements to roadways in Independence County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials. The purpose of the project is to resurface 2.8 miles of roadway in Batesville, 2 miles in Cushman, …

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  • New firm, 75 high-paying jobs headed to Osceola

    OSCEOLA (AP) — A business that recycles precious metals from junked electronics equipment broke ground Tuesday in Osceola, where the company promised to bring 75 high-paying jobs to work at the $35 million plant. The ceremony drew former Vice President Al Gore, who is a …

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  • Electronic waste recycle drive announced at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Stream Team at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home will hold a free two-day electronic waste recycling drive from 2 to 6 p.m. June 13 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 in front of Gotaas Hall, parking lot …

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  • GOP runoff election clouds Arkansas Medicaid plan’s future

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas “private option” expansion of Medicaid again faces an uncertain future after one of its key architects was defeated Tuesday in a state Senate race cast as a referendum on the program. Assisted living facility owner Scott Flippo defeated state Rep. …

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  • Flash flood risk continues

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The rain’s not over yet for most of Arkansas. The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms will affect most of the state today, particularly in the south. Forecasters say the risk of severe weather is low, but some severe thunderstorms …

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  • ADEQ holds slogan contest

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is holding a contest to find a slogan that can be used anywhere in Arkansas to encourage people to recycle. Slogans must contain five words or less and include a form of the word recycle. “We …

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  • NEA severe weather claims two lives

    LITTLE ROCK — Two people were killed by falling trees in northeast Arkansas on Thursday as a storm system ripped through the area, damaging homes and businesses and causing widespread power outages. Damage spanned the northeastern third of the state and was severe enough at …

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