• Griffin wins lt. gov. race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin has been elected Arkansas’ new lieutenant governor. Griffin defeated Democrat John Burkhalter and Libertarian Chris Olson in Tuesday’s contest. The two-term congressman succeeds former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, who resigned earlier this year amid an ethics …

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  • Congressman gets 3rd term

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack has been elected to his third term representing northwest Arkansas in the U.S. House. Womack faced no Democratic opposition in Tuesday’s election. He defeated Libertarian Grant Brand, who did not raise any money in his campaign. …

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  • Martin beats Inman for Secretary of State

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ incumbent secretary of state has been elected to another four-year term. Mark Martin defeated longtime Pulaski County election official Susan Inman in balloting Tuesday. Martin had been elected during a Republican surge four years ago, after serving in the Legislature. …

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  • Milligan takes treasurer race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Dennis Milligan has been elected as Arkansas’ new state treasurer. Milligan now serves as Saline County circuit clerk and is a former chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party. He defeated Democrat Karen Sealy Garcia and Libertarian Chris Hayes in Tuesday’s …

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  • Thurston re-elected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Land Commissioner John Thurston has been re-elected to a second term in office. Thurston defeated Democrat Mark Robertson and Libertarian Elvis D. Presley in Tuesday’s contest. Thurston became the first Republican to serve as Arkansas’ land commissioner when he was …

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  • Lea wins auditor race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican state Rep. Andrea Lea has been elected Arkansas’ new state auditor. Lea defeated Democrat Regina Stewart Hampton and Libertarian Brian Leach in Tuesday’s contest. She takes over for Democrat Charlie Daniels, who didn’t seek re-election. Lea has served in the …

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  • GOP garners US House seat

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican businessman French Hill has been elected to a U.S. House seat representing the Little Rock area and other parts of central Arkansas. Hill defeated Democrat Pat Hays and Libertarian Debbie Standiford in Tuesday’s contest. The 2nd Congressional District was vacated …

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  • Flu shot clinic offered

    JONESBORO — Northeast Arkansas Baptist will host a free community flu shot clinic from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher Street First United Methodist Church, located at 301 N. Fisher St. in Jonesboro. Shots are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be …

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  • Baptist meeting set

    RUSSELLVILLE — The 113th annual meeting of the State Association of Missionary Baptist Churches of Arkansas will be Thursday and Friday at Victory Missionary Baptist Church, located at 517 Reasoner Lane in Russellville. The event is open to the public. All messengers and their guests …

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  • Ark. man punches two deputies

    COTTER (AP) — A northern Arkansas man has been arrested after authorities say he punched two deputies in the face. The 29-year-old Cotter man is facing two counts of second-degree battery, resisting arrest and violating probation. He hasn’t been charged. Sheriff John Montgomery says the …

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  • Arrest warrant issued for housing chief

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a housing agency’s executive director over claims he didn’t provide documents requested by an Arkansas newspaper. District Judge Alice Lightle signed the warrant Thursday for Rodney Forte, the executive director of the Metropolitan …

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  • 1st freeze of season likely

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Trick-or-treating may get a little chilly in much of Arkansas this week as the coldest temperatures of the season settle in over the state. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties in …

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