• ASU-MH digital photography contest under way

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University in Mountain Home has announced its amateur digital photography contest is under way. Photo categories include: black and white, celebrations, children, creative/abstract, landscape, mammals, non-mammals, people, pets, plants, sporting, still life/objects, structures, transportation and travel, and there is a …

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  • Father charged in tot’s death

    FONTAINE (AP) — A Greene County man has been arrested for second-degree murder in the shooting death of his 3-year-old son in Fontaine. Sheriff Dan Langston told reporters that 23-year-old Michael Jefferson Carter of Fontaine was arrested Friday for the Jan. 11 shooting death of …

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  • Lawmakers agree to fund some GED costs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of an Arkansas legislative committee have agreed to Gov. Mike Beebe’s plan to tap the state’s rainy-day fund to pay most of the cost of the General Educational Development high school equivalency exam, known as the GED. The Arkansas Legislative …

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  • ‘Rapid’ refunds come with high fee

    LITTLE ROCK — Consumers who expect to receive a federal income tax refund typically already have an idea about how they will use the refund, often long before the money actually arrives. Some may pay off bills. Others may set it aside for a vacation. …

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  • Legislators to consider private option change

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A legislative committee is to hear a budget presentation from the Arkansas Department of Human Services and questions about the state’s Medicaid expansion plan are likely to come up. The Joint Public Health Committee was to meet at 3 p.m. today. …

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  • 2 arrested in burglary at shelter

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Police have arrested two juveniles in connection with the theft of animals and supplies from a Texarkana animal shelter. Police Sgt. Nick Elrod says the two juveniles were arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary, breaking and entering and criminal mischief. Officials …

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  • Some closings on WMAs due to feral hog trapping

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says some areas of Wildlife Management Areas are being closed due to a program of trapping feral hogs. The commission says biologists are targeting entire groups of feral hogs for removal and that large traps are …

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  • Log A Load gives $500K to Children’s

    LITTLE ROCK — Log A Load For Kids of Arkansas, a group of volunteers from the timber and logging industry, recently donated $500,000 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The funds, raised through events held in communities throughout the state, will benefit the hospital’s new Emergency Department. …

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  • Beef cookoff announced

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas CattleWomen Association is seeking entries for the 2014 Arkansas Beef Cookoff to be held March 1 in Conway. More than $2500 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the best dish in the Adult Category (ages 18 and up) …

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  • Excavators dig up rare sword

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Crews doing excavation work in downtown Little Rock made an unusual find this week: a military sword possibly dating to the early 1800s. Workers are excavating ground on Markham Street downtown for the construction of a new parking deck. The site …

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  • Second arrest made in 11-year-old’s murder

    BLYTHEVILLE — A second arrest has been made in the case of an 11-year-old Gosnell girl murdered last year. Officers with the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department and the Arkansas State Police arrested Freddie Sharp III, 29, of Gosnell Monday for the rape of Jessica Williams. …

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  • Fishing for entries

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — The 16th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art season is now open to students in grades K-12 across the United States and abroad. Students have the opportunity to win prizes and national recognition while learning about state-fish species, behaviors, aquatic habitats, and …

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