• FS family finds young slave girl’s bill of sale

    FORT SMITH (AP) — History is often about putting pieces of a puzzle together. One Fort Smith family has a few more pieces to add to its ancestry puzzle thanks to an original copy of a bill of sale documenting the transaction of a family …

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  • Ag-Tech program draws students

    JONESBORO (AP) — There are more than 20 programmable computers on a tractor. It is a new aspect of mechanics for Westside senior Ryan Vickers. While he understands basic mechanic work, Vickers said he is ready to learn more about how to work with electronics …

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  • AETN studios host reunion for Phyllis Speer, John Philpot

    CONWAY — Phyllis Speer and John Philpot, co-hosts of “Arkansas Outdoors” and “Cooking on the Wild Side,” will make a special in-studio appearance at the Arkansas Educational Television Network for “Cooking on the Wild Side: A Phyllis & John Reunion” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The …

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  • New art gallery grand opening set for Tuesday

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The grand opening reception for the new art gallery located on the second floor of the Vada Sheid Community Development Center at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The opening exhibit will include …

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  • Shoffner painted as cranky, demanding

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal prosecutors drew testimony Thursday from current and former Arkansas treasurer’s office employees about how the state missed profit opportunities by selling bonds early and angry outbursts by former Treasurer Martha Shoffner, who is accused of illegally accepting $36,000 from a …

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  • Judge’s online comments investigated

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas judge has admitted that he posted a series of anonymous online comments that critics say are racist, sexist and otherwise inappropriate, including one in which he revealed alleged details of confidential proceedings involving actress Charlize Theron’s adoption of her …

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  • Beebe signs into law ‘private option’ plan

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law a measure reauthorizing Arkansas’ compromise Medicaid expansion for another year. Beebe today signed the budget bill for the “private option” plan that was approved last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the …

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  • Trespassers suspected in hotel fire

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Hot Springs’ fire chief says the fire that destroyed the Majestic Hotel was likely set by trespassers — but that the cause may never be determined because it wasn’t safe to send investigators inside the building before it was torn down. …

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  • Seniors sought to participate in Legislative Session

    Little Rock — The Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, in partnership with the Arkansas Area Agencies on Aging, is seeking Arkansans who are at least 60 years old to volunteer to serve as delegates to the 18th Biennial Silver Haired …

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  • Hearing set on Arkansas response to winter storm

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas legislators are set to discuss highway officials’ response to a winter storm that left drivers stranded on icy Arkansas interstates earlier this week. Sen. Bill Sample, chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, says the joint meetings are set for Tuesday …

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  • Woman’s body found in river

    FOUKE (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a woman’s body was found in the Sulphur River in southwest Arkansas. The Miller County Sheriff’s Office says fishermen found the body Wednesday afternoon in the river about 9 miles south of Fouke. Chief Deputy Dewayne White said …

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  • Awning collapse injures 3

    MARION (AP) — At least three people were injured when an awning collapsed onto some gas pumps at a convenience store in the town of Marion. One witness said he had just filled up his vehicle  at the J&P Market located near State Highway 77and …

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