• Minimum wage plan meets initial signature count

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal to gradually raise Arkansas’ minimum wage is one step closer to appearing on the November ballot after petitions for the measure passed an initial signature count. Secretary of State Mark Martin said Wednesday an initial count found that 64,000 …

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  • U.S. judge asked to strike Arkansas gay marriage ban

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorneys for two same-sex couples asked a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Arkansas’ gay marriage ban, as they tried to speed up the case while the ban’s constitutionality is being argued before the state Supreme Court. The attorneys filed a motion …

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  • Jury gives former death row inmate life sentence

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A former death row inmate has been sentenced to life in prison after the Arkansas Supreme Court overturned his death sentence more than two years ago. The jury of nine women and three men decided Wednesday to give Frank Williams Jr. a …

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  • Flash flooding expected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A flash flood watch has been issued in western and central Arkansas as a large storm system heads into the state. The watch is in effect in western Arkansas this morning and will go into effect in central Arkansas, including the …

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  • Bull Shoals police chief on trial

    HARRISON (AP) — A trial has begun for the chief of the Bull Shoals Police Department, who is accused of using excessive force against a suspect. Prosecutors allege Daniel Sutterfield kicked and beat a domestic abuse suspect with a shotgun and threw him into a …

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  • Scammers impersonate officers

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office says there have been several reports in recent days of residents receiving phone calls from someone impersonating a law enforcement officer. The department said Tuesday that the impersonators say they are representing the sheriff’s office and …

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  • 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — One man is injured and another is dead after a shooting in North Little Rock. Police say the shooting happened Tuesday night. They say one of the men ran down a nearby alley where he died from his injuries. The …

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  • Post office to be renamed

    PERRYVILLE (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a resolution renaming a Perryville post office in honor of the first American prisoner of war executed during the Vietnam War. The House passed the measure Monday to name the facility the Harold George Bennett …

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  • Highway officials seek to pave last gravel road

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas highway officials say they want to pave the state’s last gravel highway. Highway department spokesman Randy Ort said there’s about 8 miles of gravel road from Crawford County into Washington County. He says the road, which is called Arkansas 220, …

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  • ASU-MH to hold beginner computer classes for seniors

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A six-week beginner computer class for seniors will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 15 at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Course topics include “What is this machine and what will it do,” “How do I …

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  • Courthouse shut down by fleas reopens

    ASHDOWN (AP) — A Southwest Arkansas courthouse has reopened after it was closed for flea fumigation. Little River County officials closed the historic county courthouse on Friday and employees got a half day off with pay. County Judge Clayton Castleman said the courthouse was besieged …

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  • Ark. attorney general settles with charity

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has announced the settlement of a lawsuit he filed against the New Jersey-based National Police Defense Foundation. McDaniel said Tuesday that the NPDF agreed to pay $120,000 restitution to consumers and to stop professional fundraising activities …

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