• Man indicted for kidnapping

    EL DORADO (AP) — A man accused in the death and kidnapping of an Arkansas woman whose body was found in North Carolina faces a federal charge that could carry the death penalty if he’s convicted. U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge said Wednesday that 38-year-old Kevin …

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  • Severe weather possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Forecasters say parts of eastern Arkansas could see severe weather today from a storm system moving through the state. The National Weather Service says severe weather is most likely this afternoon in the eastern part of the state, particularly in areas …

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  • Lottery revenue continues slump

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — According to new revenue projections, the amount of money to be paid out in Arkansas Lottery scholarships is expected to drop by more than $6 million this year. The Arkansas Lottery Commission amended its revenue projections Wednesday from $89.5 million to …

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  • Ark. AG rejects wording of ethics ballot item

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group seeking approval for a ballot item that would tighten Arkansas’ ethics rules for campaign finance and lobbying is being told by the Arkansas attorney general’s office that the proposal still needs more work. The group Regnat Populus has combined …

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  • 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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