• Shoffner seeks separate trial on new charges

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ former treasurer asked a federal judge Monday to hold separate trials on charges that she took improper payments from a broker who did business with the state and accusations that she committed mail fraud while tapping money from a campaign …

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  • Bill filed to keep post empty

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The top party leaders of the Arkansas Senate filed a bill Monday aimed at avoiding a special election to fill the lieutenant governor’s office after Mark Darr resigned over ethics violations. Senate Majority Leader Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot, and Senate Minority …

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  • Wreck victim in river not yet found

    FULTON (AP) — A woman who went into the Little Red River from an Interstate 30 bridge in southwestern Arkansas as a skidding 18-wheeler slid toward her remained missing Monday as search teams with a net and sonar equipment failed to locate her. The search …

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  • Weather aids search for missing forestry pilot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than a week has passed since a forestry pilot vanished while searching for wildfires in western Arkansas and persistent foul weather has hampered the search, but family members remain hopeful it won’t have a tragic end. Jake Harrell, 34, filled …

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  • Fatal fire is ruled accidental

    BERRYVILLE (AP) — Authorities say no foul play was involved in a house fire that killed two people near Berryville last month. Carroll County Sheriff Bob Grudek says the Jan. 27 fire that killed 26-year-old Daniel Cody Middleton and 31-year-old Jackie Lee Aday has been …

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  • Snow — again — in forecast

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Yet another round of wintry weather is headed to parts of Arkansas. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of central, western and southeast Arkansas from 6 p.m. today until noon Tuesday. Forecasters say areas could …

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  • Schools to seek waiver on days

    WEST FORK (AP) — A number of Arkansas school districts intend to ask the state Department of Education for permission to shorten the school year because they’ve had so many snow days. The state requires schools to be in session for 178 days. Once they …

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  • Hearing planned about streams

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. Tuesday to receive comments on the agency’s proposed 2014 Impaired Waterbodies List (commonly called the 303(d) List). The hearing will be held in the Commission Room at the …

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  • Orchestra to perform at Vada Sheid Center

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. The orchestra will present a wide array of classic American music ranging from The Rat Pack, Michael Bublé and Andy Williams to …

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  • National forests to conduct prescribed burns

    HOT SPRINGS — The Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests will be conducting prescribed burns in Arkansas and Oklahoma for the next several months. The purposes of these burns are to reestablish fire’s natural role in the forest ecosystem, improve forest health and reduce the …

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  • Triplets born in Baxter County mark 70th birthday

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Three baby girls, weighing about three pounds each, were born in Baxter County on Feb. 7, 1944, and soon became known as “the Grant triplets” — Joan, Janie and Judy. Their parents were the late Daniel Lee Grant and Ruby Sammons …

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  • Police, sociologists note drop in icy accidents

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police and social scientists believe that while Arkansas residents are obtaining plenty of experience on icy roads this winter, a drop in the number of traffic accidents is likely due to motorists simply choosing to park their cars and wait for …

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