• Man raises buffalo to train horses

    MARMADUKE (AP) — While driving along Greene 835 Road one can spot on a single property eight buffalo, four horses, a dog named Beth, a large shop, and a training arena, all of which belongs to Frankie Blankenship, 65, of Marmaduke. Blankenship, who resides only …

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  • Ark. AG rejects wording of marijuana ballot item

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana in the state. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Friday said the measure by Arkansans for Medical Cannabis contains ambiguities in its text. …

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  • Couple impersonates DHS workers

    WALDRON (AP) — Authorities are investigating an attempted scam in western Arkansas in which two people tried to impersonate Department of Human Services employees. DHS said Wednesday that a man and a woman identified themselves as DHS adult protective services employees and tried to gain …

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  • Jonesboro school shooter loses appeal attempt

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — One of two people convicted in the 1998 Jonesboro school shootings has been turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court in an appeal of drug and gun convictions out of Fayetteville. Mitchell Johnson was arrested during a 2007 traffic stop for illegally …

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  • Arkansas is now National Coordinating state for EMAC

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas became the National Coordinating State for the Emergency Management Assistance Compact — the national state-to-state mutual aid system — on March 10, according to a news release. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is now responsible for monitoring nationwide events …

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  • UA System trustees approve online initiative

    FORT SMITH (AP) — University of Arkansas System trustees on Thursday approved formation of an online university that will draw on campuses within the system and compete with for-profit schools that are popular with older, working students. System President Donald Bobbitt and his staff developed …

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  • LRRAS to discuss broad-leaf defoliators

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will present a program about insect defoliators of broad-leaf trees at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Clinton. Dr. Jim Solomon will be the speaker. A Dutch-treat dinner will be at 5. Door prizes will be …

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  • ‘The Benge Detachment,’ Trail of Tears to be topics

    POCAHONTAS — “The Benge Detachment: A Different Trail of Tears,” a day of programs exploring the history of the Trail of Tears in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri, is set for March 29 at the 1872 Randolph County Courthouse in downtown Pocahontas. The program schedule …

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  • Arkansas court tosses $1.2B judgment against J&J

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court tossed out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson on Thursday, reversing a lower court verdict that found the drug maker engaged in fraudulent tactics when marketing the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. The high court ruled the …

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  • Judge affirms air permit for steel mill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An administrative law judge has affirmed an air permit issued for the planned $1 billion Big River Steel project in northeast Arkansas. Administrative Law Judge Charles Moulton sided with Big River Steel on Thursday in an appeal that was filed by …

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  • Real estate busy after plant news

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Real estate agents in northeast Arkansas say they’re seeing more business after last week’s announcement that a $165 million poultry operation is headed to the area. Peco Foods plans to build a poultry plant, hatchery and feed mill in Randolph and Clay …

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  • World Services for the Blind CEO to retire

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The chief executive officer for Little Rock-based World Services for the Blind has announced his retirement. Larry Dickerson said Thursday he plans to leave effective Aug. 15. Board chairman Tom Duke says an executive search committee has been formed and that …

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