• UAMS opens sickle cell treatment clinic

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Adult sickle cell patients across the state will have better access to treatment under a new clinic launched Tuesday by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. About 1,300 adults and children in Arkansas suffer from the hereditary disease, which causes …

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  • Spring comes early with annual flower, garden show

    LITTLE ROCK — Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show Feb. 21-23 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The show, which benefits educational scholarships to Arkansas horticulture students and beautification programs across the state, features more than …

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  • Fire danger elevated

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says the danger of fire is elevated across much of Arkansas because of windy conditions and low humidity and burn bans remain in effect in three counties. The weather service said the danger of fire continued on …

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  • ADH issues influenza warning

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Health has issued a warning that influenza is causing severe illness and death in young adults and recommends that adults age 25 to 50 get vaccinated. Dr. Dirk Haselow, state epidemiologist and medical director for communicable disease at …

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  • ASU-MH digital photography contest under way

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University in Mountain Home has announced its amateur digital photography contest is under way. Photo categories include: black and white, celebrations, children, creative/abstract, landscape, mammals, non-mammals, people, pets, plants, sporting, still life/objects, structures, transportation and travel, and there is a …

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  • Father charged in tot’s death

    FONTAINE (AP) — A Greene County man has been arrested for second-degree murder in the shooting death of his 3-year-old son in Fontaine. Sheriff Dan Langston told reporters that 23-year-old Michael Jefferson Carter of Fontaine was arrested Friday for the Jan. 11 shooting death of …

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  • Lawmakers agree to fund some GED costs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of an Arkansas legislative committee have agreed to Gov. Mike Beebe’s plan to tap the state’s rainy-day fund to pay most of the cost of the General Educational Development high school equivalency exam, known as the GED. The Arkansas Legislative …

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  • ‘Rapid’ refunds come with high fee

    LITTLE ROCK — Consumers who expect to receive a federal income tax refund typically already have an idea about how they will use the refund, often long before the money actually arrives. Some may pay off bills. Others may set it aside for a vacation. …

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  • Legislators to consider private option change

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A legislative committee is to hear a budget presentation from the Arkansas Department of Human Services and questions about the state’s Medicaid expansion plan are likely to come up. The Joint Public Health Committee was to meet at 3 p.m. today. …

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  • 2 arrested in burglary at shelter

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Police have arrested two juveniles in connection with the theft of animals and supplies from a Texarkana animal shelter. Police Sgt. Nick Elrod says the two juveniles were arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary, breaking and entering and criminal mischief. Officials …

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  • Some closings on WMAs due to feral hog trapping

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says some areas of Wildlife Management Areas are being closed due to a program of trapping feral hogs. The commission says biologists are targeting entire groups of feral hogs for removal and that large traps are …

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  • Log A Load gives $500K to Children’s

    LITTLE ROCK — Log A Load For Kids of Arkansas, a group of volunteers from the timber and logging industry, recently donated $500,000 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The funds, raised through events held in communities throughout the state, will benefit the hospital’s new Emergency Department. …

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