• Deadline nears for elk hunt permit applications

    LITTLE ROCK — Time is running short, but it’s not too late to apply for a free 2014 Arkansas elk hunting permit.  Yes, it’s the most coveted ticket in the state’s outdoors, and all you have to do is to go to the Internet and …

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  • Big Bass Bonanza fees going up beginning June 11

    LITTLE ROCK — If you are hesitating about entering this year’s Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza, here’s a factor to help with your decision. Entering by June 11 will mean paying $80 for each of the three days you choose to fish. After June 11, the …

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  • Mirror Lake to be site of derby June 8

    SYLAMORE — The Sylamore Ranger District will host its annual Fish Derby Day at Mirror Lake on June 8. “This is a free event for children 4 through 12,” said Ton Guinn of  the USDA Forest Service. Registration is at 8 a.m. at the accessible …

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  • Officials host event to identify missing people

    LITTLE ROCK  — Arkansas authorities are collecting DNA samples from family members of missing residents this week to see if unidentified remains at crime labs are a match for their loved ones. The “Never Forgotten-Arkansas Takes Action” event will be Thursday in Little Rock. It …

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  • Lonoke deputies arrest mother in baby’s death

    LONOKE (AP) — Authorities in Lonoke County have arrested a 28-year-old woman on suspicion of manslaughter in the reported starvation death of her 3-month old baby boy. The Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department says Lindsey Colbert was arrested Wednesday. Authorities say deputies were called to a …

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  • UCA seeks tuition increase

    CONWAY (AP) — The University of Central Arkansas is proposing a 4 percent increase for tuition and mandatory fees next school year. School officials made the proposal Tuesday. The university’s board of trustees will vote on the proposal during a meeting Friday in Conway. Under …

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  • AG warns about phishing scams

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is reminding residents to be vigilant of criminal schemes used to gather information through email — commonly referred to as phishing. McDaniel issued a consumer alert Wednesday after online retailer eBay announced last week that personal …

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  • Ft. Smith 5th-grade class adopts Army soldiers

    FORT SMITH (AP) — It’s not always through a text book or an exam a student learns a lesson. Sometimes, the most remembered lessons are those are learned through the heart. That’s exactly what Karen Hitt’s fifth-grade homeroom class learned through Ballman Cares, a project …

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  • ‘Red Ladies’ volunteers help those caring for terminally ill

    JONESBORO (AP) — Opal Adkisson’s closest relatives are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “I’ve lost both sons and my husband,” Adkisson, 88, of Jonesboro, said. “In 1988, my son brought me over here to care for me, and I lost him in ’08.” Her loss has …

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  • Primary offers muddled verdict on Medicaid plan

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The future of Arkansas’ nationally heralded compromise Medicaid expansion remains hazy after voters delivered a mixed verdict in dozens of Republicans contests that had centered on the program in last week’s primary. Arkansas’ use of federal Medicaid funds to purchase private …

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  • Veteran gets new medal 60 years after loss

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A World War II Navy veteran has been presented with a new Victory Medal after his original one was lost six decades ago. Thomas “Jason” Hignight lost his medal at a dry cleaners a few years after serving in the Pacific …

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  • One dies in boating accident 

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities and family members have identified the man who died when boats collided over the weekend. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says 31-year-old Kurt Christian Busch of Hot Springs was in his small ski boat when he reportedly struck a …

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