• Special session highlights Arkansas’ old state Capitol

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The last time Arkansas lawmakers took up any substantial legislation in the Old State House building, wireless was something that had just been invented by Guglielmo Marconi and a tweet was something you heard from the birds outdoors. But with the …

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  • Hospital announces layoffs

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — CHI St. Vincent says it will cut 157 positions system-wide after its acquisition of a hospital and clinic in Hot Springs. The company announced Thursday that the job reductions include 91 layoffs, with the remainder of cuts occurring by leaving vacant …

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  • Barling ‘bug nut’ seeks out butterflies

    BARLING (AP) — With a camera close at hand, retired scientist and self-professed “bug nut” Clifford Ivy spends hours each day scouring the landscape for his latest passion — butterflies. “It takes a lot of patience,” the 72-year-old from Barling said. “They’re not very cooperative. …

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  • Reward offered in fatal shooting

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police are offering a reward for information in connection with a more than one-month-old shooting death. Police announced Wednesday a $3,000 reward for information leading to those involved in the shooting death of 47-year-old William Keith Gosney. Police say Gosney was …

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  • Dove season dates discussed

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission commissioners are discussing this year’s dove season dates in Arkansas. The commission recently discussed the dates for the mourning dove and the Eurasian collared dove season at its meeting in Texarkana. The dates under consideration are Sept. …

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  • GOP leader resigns after Clinton comment

    LITTLE ROCK  — A district chairman with the Republican Party of Arkansas resigned after he was quoted saying that Hillary Clinton “would probably get shot at the state line” if she ran for president in 2016, the GOP announced Wednesday. GOP Chairman Doyle Webb says …

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  • Crittenden voters OK tax hike

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Voters in Crittenden County have approved a 1 percent sales tax increase to support the county’s financially troubled hospital. The measure is expected to generate about $30 million over five years for Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis. According to complete …

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  • ADC: Escapee stole shotgun

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Arkansas prison officials say a convicted murderer who escaped custody stole a shotgun from a house on prison grounds. The search continues for Timothy Buffington, who’s been missing since Saturday. Buffington had trusty status at the Pine Bluff Unit that allowed …

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  • Search still on for inmate after escape from work detail

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Arkansas’ corrections system, which is looking for a murderer who walked away from a work detail, said Monday it isn’t unusual for a killer to enjoy a special status that lets convicts perform tasks on either side of the prison fence. …

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  • Holiday traffic to be focus for state police

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State Police have announced plans for a special crackdown on drunken drivers and speeders during the coming July 4 holiday travel period. State police say troopers along with other state and local law enforcement agencies will increase sobriety checkpoints and …

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  • Death investigated as suspicious according to police chief

    HOPE (AP) — Police in Hope say the death of a man who had trauma to his body is currently being investigated as suspicious pending an autopsy. Police Chief J.R. Wilson told reporters that 29-year-old Robert Brown died at a Texarkana hospital where he was …

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  • FBI: 2 children recovered from sex trafficking

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The FBI says two juveniles have been rescued from a child sex trafficking ring in Arkansas and dozens of people have been arrested. The FBI said in a Monday news release that six pimps and 36 adult prostitutes were arrested as …

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