• Forestry panel warns of wildfire danger

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Forestry Commission is asking property owners to take precautions to help prevent wildfires. Officials have classified the state as being moderate a moderate risk of wildfires. The agency says that with milder weather, many residents will be inclined to …

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  • Shoffner still has fraud 10 charges waiting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner is still in the middle of her journey through the legal system. A federal jury convicted Shoffner on 14 bribery and extortion counts. But the judge said after Tuesday’s verdict that he didn’t want to start …

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  • Fur handling seminar slated

    JONESBORO — A fur handling seminar at the Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro will offer insider tips and techniques to trappers, for improving the profit of their trap lines, said Lee Elkins, education program specialist. The seminar, which is free, will be at 6 …

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  • State Legislature gives final OK to budget bill

    LITTLE ROCK — Giving final approval to a $5 billion budget for the coming year, Arkansas lawmakers wrapped up a session Wednesday that focused on the fight to reauthorize a compromise Medicaid expansion that is extending health coverage to nearly 98,000 people. The House and …

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  • Man dies in fall from roof of industrial building

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Cabot man is dead after falling from the roof of an industrial building in Little Rock. Police identified the victim as 51-year-old James Taylor. He died Wednesday morning from a fall at a location on West 65th Street. Taylor and …

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  • Report: More Ark. children receiving immunizations

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new report says more Arkansas children are likely to receive immunizations, dental care and mental health services than they were seven years ago. But the report from several organizations also shows Arkansas children need better access to medical care, more …

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  • Shoffner convicted

    LITTLE ROCK — A jury convicted former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner of federal bribery and extortion charges Tuesday, saying her acceptance of $36,000 from a bond trader who did business with the state was a felony rather than just a lapse in ethical judgment. Shoffner …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

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

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  • Woman dead, son in custody in Springdale shooting

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — Police in Springdale say a woman is dead and her son was taken into custody in a shooting at a home in the northwest Arkansas city. Lt. Derek Hudson told reporters that officers investigating reports of a man threatening to kill himself …

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  • Ark. firm recalls 29,200 pounds of chicken product

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — An Arkansas firm is recalling about 29,200 pounds of seasoned raw, chicken breast strips due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday the recall involves George’s Inc. of Springdale. The products …

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  • Footprints in snow lead to arrest

    HARRISON (AP) — Boone County authorities say footprints left in the snow led them to arrest a burglary suspect. Sheriff Keith Slape said deputies followed the footprints from a home in Western Grove that had been burglarized to the home of 31-year-old Stephen McEntire. Slape …

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  • Tractor-trailer explodes in Monette, no injuries

    MONETTE (AP) — Police in Monette say there were no injuries when a tractor-trailer rig exploded near City Hall in the northeastern Arkansas town. Police officer Kevin Bond said there were two explosions from the rig shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say both fuel …

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