• French Hill wins 2nd District 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Banking executive French Hill has won the Republican Party’s nomination for a congressional seat representing central Arkansas. Hill defeated state Rep. Ann Clemmer and retired Army Col. Conrad Reynolds in Tuesday’s primary election. He will face former North Little Rock Mayor …

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  • Police tight-lipped about shooting in Jonesboro 

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Jonesboro are saying little about the May 12 shooting death of a man on the city’s west side. Police have declined to release information about the shooting death of 47-year-old William Keith Gosney — saying the information is part of …

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  • Crawford County voters OK tax hike for new jail 

    VAN BUREN (AP) — Voters in Crawford County have approved a sales tax increase to pay for a new $20 million jail. In Tuesday’s election, voters approved a half-percent sales tax increase to pay for construction of the jail and a 0.25 percent increase to …

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  • Threat against federal wildlife agent draws arrest 

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A Texarkana man cited for a hunting violation is accused of threatening to kill a federal wildlife officer. Richard Allen Harris was cited in February for hunting hogs during a closed season at the Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge and allegedly skipped …

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  • Investigators mull cause of SW Ark. railcar fire 

    GILLHAM (AP) — Fire investigators say spontaneous combustion may be the cause of a railcar fire in southwestern Arkansas. De Queen and Gillham fire departments responded Sunday to a fire on a Kansas City Southern Railway train. The railcar was moved to a siding, where …

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  • University changes decision on gay health benefits 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas System has reversed its decision to include same-sex couples in the health benefits that is offered to spouses. UA attorney Fred Harrison on Tuesday cited a ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court that stays a lower court’s …

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  • AG certifies language for alcohol sales proposal 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has cleared the way for supporters to begin gathering signatures for a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize alcohol sales in every Arkansas county. On Monday, McDaniel approved the text and ballot title of the proposal that …

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  • ASU-MH hosts ‘The Combat Paper Project’ May 27

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Combat Paper Project, a two-day therapeutic art workshop for veterans and others, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. May 27 and 28 at the Sheid on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Founder Drew Cameron will …

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  • Top races take back seat in primary

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ expensive and nationally watched campaigns for governor and the U.S. Senate will take a back seat to dozens of congressional, statewide and legislative matchups today as voters head to the polls to decide the state’s various primary races. Neither Democratic …

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  • West Memphis hospital faces $30M debt

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — A hospital in West Memphis facing $30 million in debt is asking voters to approve a 1 percent sales tax to prevent the facility from closing. An increase in uninsured patients, cutbacks in federal programs such as Medicaid and doctors relocating …

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  • Psychic medium John Edward coming to Little Rock

    Little Rock — Psychic medium John Edward will be coming to the Embassy Suites Little Rock at 8 p.m. July 10 for a one-night only event. Edward, the former host of “Crossing Over with John Edward,” will begin the evening with an interactive question-and-answer session. …

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  • Clerks won’t issue new gay marriage licenses — for now

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gay couples in Arkansas will not be able to get wedding licenses, even though the state Supreme Court upheld a ruling that struck down the ban on same-sex marriage, because a separate law that prevents clerks issuing the licenses to same-sex …

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