• 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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  • Stormy weather predicted

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says severe weather is possible later in the week for much of Arkansas. Forecasters say heavy rainfall is possible Wednesday night through early Friday in Arkansas. Forecasters say many uncertainties remain with the storm system but strong …

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  • Flu death toll now stands at 57 according to health officials

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas health officials say 57 people in the state have now died due to the flu this flu season — the second-highest total on record. The record for the number of deaths blamed on influenza is the 61 that was recorded …

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  • Mountain Home shelter is helping the homeless

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — It could happen. You could work a lifetime in the cold, hard North and save enough cash to retire to the Ozarks. You could get settled in your Arkansas home and then become very ill. A daughter could put her life …

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  • 2,466 in Ark. surpass $100,000 in state pay

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The number of state employees in Arkansas who earn at least $100,000 has increased by 162 to 2,466, and the top two highest-paid are both coaches at the University of Arkansas. In fact, most of the state employees work at higher-education …

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  • Man claiming to be cop threatens woman

    WILTON (AP) — A southwest Arkansas woman says a man claiming to be a law enforcement officer threatened her unless she provided him with explicit photos of herself. The 21-year-old Wilton woman called Little River County authorities about 3 a.m. Thursday to report the threats …

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