• Yellville woman pleads guilty 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Marion County woman has been sentenced to probation, a fine and ordered to pay restitution after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud. Thirty-six-year-old Amanda Coker admitted in Pulaski County Circuit Court Thursday that she billed the state Medicaid program in 2011 …

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  • Golf course remains in red

    WYNNE (AP) — A state-run golf course in eastern Arkansas has lost about $1.5 million in operating costs since opening two years ago and is projected to keep losing money this year, according to a review of financial records. The Arkansas Department of Parks and …

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  • Alcohol sales measure moves closer to ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal to allow alcohol sales in all Arkansas counties has moved closer toward appearing on the ballot, after election officials said petitions for the measure passed an initial signature count. The secretary of state’s office on Wednesday said more than …

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  • ASU-Beebe’s Vet Tech program receives five-year accreditation

    The Arkansas State University-Beebe Veterinary Technology program has earned the distinction of a five-year full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA), effective March 2014. “The full accreditation allows graduates to be recognized as being from …

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  • State park to host camp

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will have an adventure camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 through 17. Children age 8 through 12 will learn more about the park and nature through activities such as crafts, games and hiking. The fee is …

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  • Shigellosis cases on the rise

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas has seen a big increase this year in the number of reported cases of shigellosis, a stomach illness that is typically spread at nursing homes and childcare facilities, the state Department of Health said. The health department said 568 cases …

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  • Rogers Police Department:  DWI enforcement still in effect

    ROGERS (AP) — The Rogers Police Department is cautioning motorists that its special DWI enforcement and speeding program is still in effect. Local police have been participating in both programs since June 28. The special enforcement program is designed to promote safe travel during the …

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  • Federal disaster aid sought

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for federal disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers affected by flooding. Tuesday’s letter seeks disaster aid for Cross, Lee, Prairie, Woodruff, Independence, Lonoke, St. Francis, Jackson, Monroe and White …

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  • At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

    LITTLE ROCK — A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she’s now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said. Gertrude Weaver spent her birthday …

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  • Retired UAW to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • UAMS receives federal funding to train doctors

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received $900,000 in federal funding for its training program for new primary care physicians at its regional center in Fort Smith known as UAMS West. The grant from the Affordable Care Act was …

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  • Medical marijuana falls short on signatures

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group pushing for legalizing medical marijuana in Arkansas says it won’t have enough signatures to put its proposal before voters this fall. Arkansans for Compass-ionate Care said Monday it wouldn’t turn in signatures to place its proposed initiated act on …

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