• Committee of 100 to mark 40th anniversary

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike and first lady Ginger Beebe will host the Committee of One Hundred’s 40th anniversary celebration with a special event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Governor’s Mansion. Tickets are $50 per person and may be reserved through a …

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  • Study: Percent of uninsured kids in Ark. declines

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new study shows that the percentage of children without health insurance in Arkansas declined from 2008 to 2012. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report shows that the percentage of kids who were uninsured in the state dropped from 8.8 percent …

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  • Search persists for 2 missing in Mississippi River

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities carried on their search Wednesday for two men reported missing in the Mississippi River a day earlier after a barge carrying tons of steel coil flipped and sank while moored at a terminal in northeast Arkansas. The two fell into …

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  • Ethics complaint against Rep. Tom Cotton dismissed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A House ethics panel dismissed a complaint against Arkansas congressman and Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Cotton that accused him of illegally soliciting donations during a radio interview at the U.S. Capitol, according to a letter released by his campaign Wednesday. …

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  • Police chief arraigned on federal charges

    HARRISON (AP) — A northern Arkansas police chief was arraigned on federal charges Tuesday after being accused of using excessive force in the arrest of a Bull Shoals resident and falsifying a report on the incident. The U.S. Justice Department said Bull Shoals Police Chief …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Paragould family works to raise autism awareness

    PARAGOULD (AP) — When her daughter Lexi was diagnosed with autism at 2 1/2 years old, Paragould-native Ginnie Rudi said she was devastated. Lexi is both Ginnie and her husband, Eric’s first child, so they didn’t know what to expect. Eric’s sisters had suggested to …

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  • Storms bring huge hail, strong winds to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Massive hail fell in parts of north Arkansas while powerful winds pummeled the southern half of the state as severe weather struck late Thursday and early today. The National Weather Service says no tornadoes have been confirmed in the storms that …

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  • Texarkana awarded $7,700 grant to attract business

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Texarkana will receive a $7,700 grant from the state to develop sites in the Maxwell Industrial Park. The grant, awarded through the Arkansas General Improvement Fund, will support an environmental study and a wetlands assessment of a 37.5-acre tract in the Maxwell …

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  • Court upholds taxing medical records copies

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the collection of state sales taxes for copies of a patient’s medical records. Justices on Thursday upheld a Pope County judge’s decision against a Russellville woman who had argued she shouldn’t be charged sales tax …

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  • Judge: No Pine Bluff mayoral election until 2016

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — A circuit judge says Pine Bluff shouldn’t have its mayoral election until 2016, ruling in favor with the city’s mayor. Circuit Judge Ted Capehart granted a request by Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth to keep the city’s election in 2016. Hollingsworth …

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  • Court: Utility must disclose ratepayer info

    LITTLE ROCK — A publicly owned utility cannot withhold a ratepayer’s home address and is required to release the information under Arkansas’ open records law, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices reversed and remanded a Monroe County judge’s decision that the Brinkley Water and …

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