• AgDiscovery deadline extended

    PINE BLUFF — The application deadline for AgDiscovery has been extended to Monday. AgDiscovery is a two-week residential program held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The program allows students to learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, …

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  • Representatives introduce species legislation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. House delegation from Arkansas introduced legislation requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider social and economic impacts on land owners before designating a habitat as critical. The bill, known as the Common Sense in Species Protection Act, …

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  • Ark., Okla. delegations support Three Rivers Study

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas and Oklahoma congressional delegations have announced support for the so-called “Three Rivers Study” of the area at the confluence of the Arkansas, Mississippi, and White Rivers. The area is the starting point of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas …

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  • AFC offers safe outdoor burning pointers

    LITTLE ROCK — Wildfire activity during the spring of the year is often high, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission, so homeowners are urged to use safe burning practices as they take advantage of the spring burning season. “Landowners should use fire as safely as …

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  • LR man arrested for child porn

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has arrested a Little Rock man for possession of child pornography. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Tuesday that 52-year-old Christopher L. Boyd is charged with 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing child pornography. Boyd was …

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  • AG nixes wording for proposed ethics measure

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a ballot proposal that would institute tougher ethics laws for state public officials. The group Regnat Populus was told Tuesday that the phrasing of its ballot proposal contains ambiguities and can’t …

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  • Jackpot sets monthly sales record

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas lottery says gamblers set a sales record of $1.25 million in March for the Natural State Jackpot game. The game’s jackpot grew steadily through the month and was at $350,000 for Tuesday night’s drawing. The game started in August …

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  • Civil rights figure Lewis to speak at literary festival

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Literary Festival scheduled for the end of the month will feature a talk by civil rights figure Rep. John Lewis, who is to discuss his graphic novel memoir. The festival is to run April 24-27 in Little Rock, and …

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  • 2 ASU students honored for Distinguished Service

    JONESBORO — One of seven outstanding students graduating from Arkansas State University in May 2014 will be the newest Wilson Award recipient. The winner will come from the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) winners and was to be announced today at Cooper Alumni Center Student Honors …

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  • 2 injured in shooting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police say two people are expected to recover after they were shot early Monday at a Waffle House in west Little Rock. Little Rock police Lt. Sidney Allen says the shooting occurred after an argument between two patrons at the restaurant. …

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  • Skull, remains found near jail

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A human skull and other remains have been found just south of the Pulaski County jail. A Little Rock police report on the discovery says officers were called shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday by a man who said his dogs and …

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  • Forests to open recreation areas

    RUSSELLVILLE — While it seemed like winter might never end, one sure sign of it being on the way out is the opening of the seasonal recreation areas in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. With more than 60 developed areas to choose from, shaking off …

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