• UCA seeks tuition increase

    CONWAY (AP) — The University of Central Arkansas is proposing a 4 percent increase for tuition and mandatory fees next school year. School officials made the proposal Tuesday. The university’s board of trustees will vote on the proposal during a meeting Friday in Conway. Under …

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  • AG warns about phishing scams

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is reminding residents to be vigilant of criminal schemes used to gather information through email — commonly referred to as phishing. McDaniel issued a consumer alert Wednesday after online retailer eBay announced last week that personal …

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  • Ft. Smith 5th-grade class adopts Army soldiers

    FORT SMITH (AP) — It’s not always through a text book or an exam a student learns a lesson. Sometimes, the most remembered lessons are those are learned through the heart. That’s exactly what Karen Hitt’s fifth-grade homeroom class learned through Ballman Cares, a project …

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  • ‘Red Ladies’ volunteers help those caring for terminally ill

    JONESBORO (AP) — Opal Adkisson’s closest relatives are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “I’ve lost both sons and my husband,” Adkisson, 88, of Jonesboro, said. “In 1988, my son brought me over here to care for me, and I lost him in ’08.” Her loss has …

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  • Primary offers muddled verdict on Medicaid plan

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The future of Arkansas’ nationally heralded compromise Medicaid expansion remains hazy after voters delivered a mixed verdict in dozens of Republicans contests that had centered on the program in last week’s primary. Arkansas’ use of federal Medicaid funds to purchase private …

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  • Veteran gets new medal 60 years after loss

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A World War II Navy veteran has been presented with a new Victory Medal after his original one was lost six decades ago. Thomas “Jason” Hignight lost his medal at a dry cleaners a few years after serving in the Pacific …

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  • One dies in boating accident 

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities and family members have identified the man who died when boats collided over the weekend. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says 31-year-old Kurt Christian Busch of Hot Springs was in his small ski boat when he reportedly struck a …

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  • Radio station that launched legends returns

    LITTLE ROCK — Decades ago, unknown blues musicians paid $15 to appear on an east Arkansas radio station, hoping a few minutes of exposure would help them become the legends they now are: B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson and Ike Turner. KWEM-AM fell …

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  • Murderer loses appeal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A man convicted and sentenced to execution in the 1986 slayings of a man and woman in Ash Flat has lost an appeal before the Arkansas Supreme Court. The court on Thursday turned away arguments by 64-year-old Steven Victor Wertz that …

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  • Man recommended for pardon

    LITTLE ROCK — A man with a number of drug convictions has been recommended for pardon by the Arkansas Board of Parole. Robert Ketchum was convicted in Izard County for possession of a controlled substance-marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture a …

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  • Audubon Society meeting set

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 5. The program is titled “White-nose Syndrome in the Bat Population.” Speaker is Blake Sasse, the non-game mammal/furbearer program leader at …

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  • USS Razorback offers Memorial Day view

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The staff and volunteers at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum watch the downtown North Little Rock Memorial Day fireworks from the best spot on the Arkansas River every year. “You just grab a chair on the submarine’s deck and look straight …

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