• Condemned inmate to have appeal heard

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A man convicted of a 1993 killing at a Little Rock laundromat is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to allow him to be resentenced on grounds that he’s not the one who pulled the trigger. State appeals have already run their …

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  • ‘Private option’ bill tried again

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are trying again with legislation to keep the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion alive, despite previous defeats in the state House. The Senate and House voting today on identical measures funding the “private option” that was approved last year as …

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  • Ark. AG rejects wording of marijuana ballot item

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a proposal for the November ballot that would legalize marijuana in the state. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Wednesday said the measure by Arkansans for Medical Cannabis contains ambiguities in …

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  • Judge excludes some evidence from trial

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday granted a request by former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner to exclude some evidence in her corruption trial next month. Shoffner is to be tried starting March 3 on a 14-count bribery and extortion indictment. U.S. District …

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  • Deadline nears for assistance applications in Fulton Co.

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says the deadline for public assistance is Friday for certain entities in Fulton County as a result of a severe winter storm in December. The agency says the public assistance is for governmental and …

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  • Mock trial contest set

    LITTLE ROCK — Hundreds of high school students from across the state will meet in Little Rock Friday and Saturday for the annual Arkansas High School Mock Trial Competition. Students will have the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated trials before actual …

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  • Woman accused of stealing nursing home drugs

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Arkansas’ attorney general says a Baxter County woman was sentenced to three years’ probation for stealing pain medication prescribed to nursing home patients. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday that 23-year-old Courtney Lynn Goodwin of Mountain Home had pleaded guilty to …

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  • Legislators to vote on Medicaid bill again

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ compromise Medicaid expansion is up for a vote in both legislative chambers a day after it failed to win enough support to pass the House. The House and Senate are expected to vote Wednesday on identical bills to continue the …

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  • Hot Springs hotel boarded up

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs is now boarded up. The hotel complex closed in 2006 after operating for 124 years. City officials say the structure isn’t habitable in its current condition and needed to be secured to keep people …

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  • Missing boy’s body found

    EL DORADO (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy who didn’t return after he went squirrel hunting in the south Arkansas woods has been found dead. Union County Sheriff Mike McGough says the body of Hank Bollen of Magnolia was found late Tuesday morning near …

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  • Court appearance set over death

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — A man accused of a slaying in Mississippi County in which the victim’s body was found in the yard of a church is to have a court appearance. Authorities arrested 43-year-old Jimmy Northern of Blytheville for first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting …

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  • 10-year-old Missouri girl found dead

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —A missing 10-year-old Missouri girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found dead, her parents said to KMBC. Springfield police gave a news conference this morning and released an update in the case. Hailey M. Owens went missing at …

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