• Woman pleads guilty to faking nurse credentials

    LITTLE ROCK — A woman accused of posing as a nurse while working at a Searcy elementary school pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that could land her in prison for more than 20 years, though the government asked the judge to limit her prison …

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  • HP hiring 200

    CONWAY (AP) — Hewlett-Packard has begun interviewing candidates for 200 positions at its Conway location. HP is hiring people in software development and business analysis. The positions are in the government health care sector. HP account executive John Herzog says the company is the largest …

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  • Pen, watch show announced

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The 2014 Arkansas Pen and Watch Show will be from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. Vendors from around the country will have new and vintage …

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  • Suet bird feeder class offered

    JONESBORO — Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will demonstrate how to make a suet bird feeder from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday. A suet feeder provides an excellent energy source for birds and offers hours of bird watching enjoyment, a news release states. …

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  • Jonesboro teacher receives Milken Educator Award

    LITTLE ROCK — When Erin Hodges went to work Thursday, she had no idea she would go home with a $25,000 check and the honor of being named one of the best teachers in the state. Hodges, a seventh-grade English teacher at Douglas MacArthur Junior …

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  • Factory fire extinguished

    VAN BUREN (AP) — Van Buren firefighters have extinguished a fire inside a Simmons Foods plant in Van Buren. There were no injuries; the fire was reported about 9 a.m. Tuesday. Fire Department Officer Stanley Clark said it appears the fire was started by oil …

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  • Darr, 31 others seek UA lobbyist position

    LITTLE ROCK — More than 30 people have applied for a position as a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas, a job designed to influence policy to benefit the school’s flagship campus in Fayetteville. Many of the 32 people who applied are associated with government, …

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  • Income tax assistance available

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Volunteers for Income Tax Assistance project will provide assistance in preparing and electronically filing uncomplicated income tax returns for free to qualified persons. Assistance will be provided from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through March 15 on the third …

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  • Body found in river identified

    ATKINS (AP) — Authorities have identified a body that was found in the Arkansas River in Pope County as that of a man who disappeared after apparently trying to swim away from Arkansas State Police during a traffic stop. The Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s office …

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  • Arkansas House eyeing 5th vote on Medicaid bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are returning for the third week of this year’s legislative session, but it’s unclear when the House will try again to break an impasse over the future of the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion. The House and Senate convene Tuesday …

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  • Lt. gov. staff to resign in June

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — All of the staffers in the office of former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr will step down in June because of Darr’s resignation, a top Arkansas lawmaker said Monday. Senate President Michael Lamoureux, R-Russellville, said the four employees told him they would …

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  • Election fraud charge against FC councilor dropped

    FORREST CITY (AP) — Election fraud charges against a city council member in Forrest City have been dropped. St. Francis County Prosecutor Fletcher Long said he dismissed the charges against Louise Field after witnesses in the case failed to show up for court hearings. Field …

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