• $768K collected during tax amnesty

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas collected more than $768,000 during a four-month amnesty period meant to encourage the payment of late franchise taxes, the secretary of state’s office said. The state forgave late fees and interest on delinquent tax accounts during the amnesty program late …

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  • Arkansas Water Plan public meetings announced

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Water Plan Update Statewide Issues and Recommendations workgroup will be meeting throughout the state; meetings are open to the public. Workgroup members from five Water Plan regions will prioritize the issues in their regions from the 1990 Water Plan as …

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  • Man rescued from fire, then arrested

    GOSNELL (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi County rescued a man from a burning home — then arrested him later on an outstanding warrant. Gosnell Fire Department Capt. Darryl Grissom says firefighters responded to a trailer fire Monday night. Grissom says flames were shooting out from …

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  • Entergy reports 38K outages from storm

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Tens of thousands of homes and businesses remain without electricity after wintry weather hit Arkansas. Entergy Arkansas says about 38,000 customers were without power this morning. Garland County had the highest number of outages at more than 5,800. Crittenden County reported …

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  • Search for pilot to resume

    MENA (AP) — After another day of foul weather slowing the search for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot and aircraft, search crews were planning to resume the effort. Numerous agencies have combined efforts to try to find Jake Harrell, who has been missing since …

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  • 50-year old man charged after spitting at cop

    HOPE (AP) — A 50-year-old Hope man is charged with battery for allegedly spitting in the face of a police officer during a traffic stop. Police say Printis Weston was pulled over on Monday night and arrested for driving while intoxicated and other charges, including …

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  • Are your social security benefits taxable?

    If you’ve recently begun receiving Social Security benefits or plan to apply in the near future, you may be wondering this tax season: are Social Security benefits taxable? The short answer is: sometimes. Some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security …

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  • Forecasters warn of ice storm

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Forecasters upgraded a winter weather advisory to an ice storm warning after sleet and freezing rain swept into much of central and northern Arkansas. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. tonight. The National Weather Service at North Little Rock …

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  • Fulton Co. woman tied up

    SALEM — A Fulton County woman said she was hit from behind and tied up before the suspect left her house. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Jan. 26 from Baxter County about a 911 call received from Amber Richardson in Fulton …

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  • ASUMH forms partnership for new course offerings

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home plans to grow its vocational/technical program offerings, according to a news release. On Aug. 1, ASUMH will enter into a lease on the Ultimate Buick GMC building at 4034 Highway 62 West in Mountain Home to house classes …

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  • Search continues for pilot

    MENA (AP) — An Arkansas Forestry Commission official says the search for a missing pilot and a commission airplane continues in western Arkansas. Commission spokeswoman Adriane Barnes said searchers would continue looking until near midnight Monday and would resume today for 34-year-old pilot Jake Harrell …

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  • Man dies in snowy wreck

    YELLVILLE (AP) — An 89-year-old man was killed after a head-on collision on a snow-covered road in north Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say the fatal crash happened Sunday afternoon on the Buffalo River bridge in Marion County. According to a preliminary report, Thomas Seay of …

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