• Former state treasurer pleads not guilty Thursday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner pleaded not guilty Thursday to mail fraud charges alleging that she misspent campaign funds — counts that won’t be part of her upcoming bribery and extortion trial. Shoffner, a Democrat, didn’t speak during her arraignment in …

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  • Fire burns landmark ‘majestic’ Hot Springs hotel

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Firefighters were battling a stubborn blaze Friday at an abandoned hotel in Hot Springs that has stood as a city landmark for more than 130 years. The fire broke out Thursday evening at the Majestic Hotel near Bathhouse Row downtown. The …

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  • Suze Orman’s financial show to air on AETN

    CONWAY — “Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You” will air at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Arkansas Educational Television Network. Orman focuses on helping individuals find financial solutions that fit their situations. Her advice is based not only on numbers but it is also grounded …

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  • Entries being accepted for PBS Kids’ writers contest

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network is accepting entries for the PBS KIDS Writers Contest now through April 4. The contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning, according to a news release. The …

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  • ‘The Fantasticks’ to be performed at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — “The Fantasticks” will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home. This musical is the world’s longest-running production of any kind. It is a tale of young lovers who become disillusioned only to discover a more mature, …

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  • Volunteers seeking members

    BULL SHOALS — The Bull Shoals-White River State Park Volunteer Group is seeking new members. Anyone interested in sharing with others their love of the Ozarks’ history, culture and natural resources is welcome. Volunteer opportunities include lake cruise captains, first mates, powerhouse tour guides and …

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  • Lawmakers weigh limits on Medicaid sign-up

    LITTLE ROCK — A proposal to limit the time when low-income Arkansans can sign up for coverage under the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion may be key to breaking a legislative deadlock over the future of the nationally-watched program, lawmakers said Thursday. Some opponents of Arkansas’ …

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  • 2 more rounds of wintry mix in forecast

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says a potentially “significant” winter weather event could occur late Sunday into Monday morning in parts of northern Arkansas. Forecasters say freezing rain and sleet are possible for “prolonged periods” in parts of northern Arkansas on Sunday …

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  • Ex-treasurer facing new charges

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner was due in federal court today for an arraignment on new mail fraud charges. She is already set to go to trial next week on federal extortion and bribery charges. Earlier this month, a grand jury …

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  • Rockabilly Boogiefest returns to ASU

    JONESBORO — The second Rockabilly Boogiefest, a benefit concert sponsored by Arkansas State University Museum, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Military Science Building, located at 1921 Aggie Road in Jonesboro. The talent lineup will be Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, Charlie …

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  • ASU Symphonic Winds, Concert Band to perform in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Symphonic Winds and Concert Band will perform in concert at 7:30 tonight in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall, located at 201 Olympic Drive in Jonesboro. The conductor for Symphonic Winds is Dr. Sarah Labovitz, assistant professor of music. Conductor for …

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  • Four national organizations team up for conservation

    MEMPHIS — Four of the nation’s largest wild bird conservation organizations have joined forces to ensure that wild bird habitat conservation and their shared hunting heritage remain strong for generations to come. Leaders of Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever and Quail …

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