• Freeze warning issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Forecasters say chilly weather is headed to Arkansas early this week, but the cold isn’t expected to stick around. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for much of Arkansas with a hard freeze warning in place for the …

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  • Veterans helping veterans defines Ark. food effort

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A new Arkansas program started by a veterans organization specifically to feed hungry military veterans has quickly expanded to include all in need of food. Ron Warnock, director of Feeding the Hungry and a veteran active with Disabled American Veterans Chapter …

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  • Man still haunted by mass killings

    JONESBORO (AP) — Henry Burnett didn’t think much of the fire in the distance. He had stepped into the frigid night to move his car when he saw the flames, but he thought it was probably someone burning brush. Burnett went back inside and ushered …

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  • 2014 Arkansas Beef Cookoff slated

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas CattleWomen Association is seeking entries for the 2014 Arkansas Beef Cookoff to be held on March 1 in Conway. More than $2,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the best dish in the Adult Category and the best …

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  • Scam targets bank customers

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel warns consumers about a widespread scam in which con artists are posing as representatives of financial institutions in order to obtain credit card information. The scammers use automated telephone calls and text messages in attempts to mislead consumers …

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  • Steel mill appeal set tentatively for March

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An administrative law judge has tentatively scheduled a March 28 hearing on the appeal of an air permit issued for a planned $1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County. Nucor Steel, which has two steel plants in Mississippi County, is appealing …

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  • Green Party cleared for Ark. ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State election officials say the Green Party has turned in enough signatures to appear on the Arkansas ballot next year. Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office on Wednesday told the party that it had verified that 11,166 signatures submitted were from …

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  • Hearing set for ex-lotto official

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A sentencing hearing is scheduled for a former Arkansas lottery security official charged with stealing and cashing almost half a million dollars’ worth of scratch-off tickets. The hearing for former deputy security director Remmele Mazyck began today in Little Rock. Mazyck …

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  • Sheriff: 4 dead after car hits tree

    YELLVILLE (AP) — Authorities in northern Arkansas say four young people are dead after a car struck a tree in Marion County. Sheriff Roger Vickers says 21-year-old Kayla Willis was driving home from a basketball game on Monday evening with her stepbrothers, 14-year-old Nolan Andrews …

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  • SOS notes business scam

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Secretary of State has been alerted that some customers have received a mailing from an entity calling itself “Compliance Services” requesting a fee of $125 to prepare documents concerning records or minutes of an annual meeting of shareholders or board …

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  • Wildlife refuge accepting applications for youth hunt

    AUGUSTA — Cache River National Wildlife Refuge is now accepting applications for the Youth Only Waterfowl Hunt. In 2009, the refuge acquired 1,180 acres along Bayou DeView in Woodruff County and designated this area as a Special Youth Only Waterfowl Hunt Area. Youth ages 15 …

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  • Eagle awareness weekend slated

    BULL SHOALS — The annual Eagle Awareness Weekend at Bull Shoals-White River State Park will be Jan. 10-11, said Julie Lovett, park interpreter. “Make your plans now,” she said. “They say the sight of a bald eagle can touch your soul — join us during …

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