• 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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  • Judge drops out of race

    CONWAY (AP) — A circuit judge in Conway has withdrawn from the race for an Arkansas Court of Appeals seat after an online report questioned comments that the judge made anonymously on a message board. Circuit Judge Mike Maggio acknowledged Wednesday that he made the …

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  • Near record number of deer taken in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reports a near record number of deer were taken during the 2013-14 deer hunting season. The commission says hunters checked 213,199 deer during the season, fewer than 300 short of the record of 213,487 deer …

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  • Motorists stranded on icy eastern Arkansas roads

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Motorists were stranded overnight and into Tuesday on icy eastern Arkansas interstates, and the state was bringing fuel to people stuck so long that they ran out of gas, slowing efforts to make the roads passable. The icy conditions have lingered …

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  • UALR names graduates

    LITTLE ROCK —The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced its graduating class of December 2013. More than 1,000 students participated in fall commencement ceremonies at UALR’s Jack Stephens Center, according to a news release. Local graduates include Judson Echols and Megan Millsap, both …

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