• Near record number of deer taken in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reports a near record number of deer were taken during the 2013-14 deer hunting season. The commission says hunters checked 213,199 deer during the season, fewer than 300 short of the record of 213,487 deer …

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  • Motorists stranded on icy eastern Arkansas roads

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Motorists were stranded overnight and into Tuesday on icy eastern Arkansas interstates, and the state was bringing fuel to people stuck so long that they ran out of gas, slowing efforts to make the roads passable. The icy conditions have lingered …

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  • ADEQ to host free ‘green-bag’ lunch

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will host a free “green-bag” meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at 5301 Northshore Drive in North Little Rock. Attendees should bring their own lunches. The event is for those with green thumbs …

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  • UALR names graduates

    LITTLE ROCK —The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced its graduating class of December 2013. More than 1,000 students participated in fall commencement ceremonies at UALR’s Jack Stephens Center, according to a news release. Local graduates include Judson Echols and Megan Millsap, both …

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  • Regard is key to co-existing with wildlife

    LITTLE ROCK — Interactions between people and deer, raccoons, opossums, coyotes, bears and other wildlife can sometimes turn into problems. “Wildlife live closer to our homes and families than we realize,” said Dr. Becky McPeake, extension wildlife expert for the University of Arkansas System Division …

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  • Ark. Medicaid opponents hit pause on fight

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Ending a budget standoff reminiscent of the fight that shuttered the federal government last year, Arkansas lawmakers have spared the state’s first-in-the nation plan to use Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for the poor. But opponents said they’re merely hitting …

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  • Candidate legally changes name to ‘Colonel’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A retired Army colonel running for Congress in Arkansas has found a simple way around a state law that prohibits him from displaying the designation as a candidate. He legally changed his name to Colonel, and now Conrad Reynolds, one of …

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  • Candidates file for office in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Monday marked the end of the one-week filing period for state and federal office in Arkansas. Here are candidates who filed for statewide and congressional office by Monday’s deadline. Candidates with an (i) next to their names are incumbents: U.S. SENATE …

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  • Early voting begins on Stuttgart hospital funding

    STUTTGART (AP) — Early voting is under way on a sales tax increase that would support Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart. If approved, the 1 percent tax increase would generate about $2.4 million annually for the Stuttgart hospital. Early voting began today at the Arkansas County …

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  • Shoffner trial delayed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The trial of former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner on 14 federal extortion and bribery charges has been delayed because potential jurors cannot travel to the courthouse safely. Jury selection was to begin this morning. The jury pool includes residents from throughout …

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  • Filing season ends today

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Would-be poltical candidates from Arkansas’ political parties had until noon today to declare they’re running for office. Candidates in non-partisan races had until 3 p.m. to make their intentions known. All seven of Arkansas’ constitutional offices will be on the ballot …

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  • Randolph County OKs bonds for poultry plant

    POCAHONTAS — Officials in Randolph County have signed an agreement with Peco Foods Inc. allowing up to $135 million in revenue bonds for a new poultry plant in northeast Arkansas. Randolph County Judge David Jansen signed the agreement at a public meeting Thursday. Peco Foods …

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