• Woman accused as posing as singer to dupe man

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas have arrested a woman accused of posing as bluegrass performer Allison Krauss as part of a scheme to dupe an elderly man out of thousands of dollars. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday that they started investigating …

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  • Couple pleads in tax scheme

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A husband and wife in western Arkansas have pleaded guilty to charges they filed federal tax returns in the names of other people and kept refunds of $132,000 for themselves. U.S. Attorney Connor Eldridge said Wednesday that 37-year-old Owen Wheeler and …

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  • New fishing pier serves special needs residents

    ASHDOWN (AP) — Jim Stanton understands the needs of the disabled. His son, Paul, 49, is physically and mentally handicapped. “He was small and was physically and mentally handicapped. Other children didn’t want to play with him,” Stanton said after the dedication of Yarborough Landing …

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  • Mo. college extends tuition to include Ark.

    JOPLIN, Mo. — Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo., has announced an expansion of its in-state tuition program to include the states of Arkansas,  Kansas, Oklahoma and additional counties in Illinois. This program covers not only full-time students but also part-time students and distance …

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  • Flags at half-staff for sheriff

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe is ordering Arkansas flags to be flown at half-staff to honor a sheriff who died while attempting a water rescue during flash flooding last week. Beebe said Tuesday that flags will be flown at half-staff today to honor …

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  • Free Fishing Weekend starts Friday

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK — “The best things in life are free,” the old song tells us, and a strong example is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Free Fishing Weekend, which is from noon on Friday until midnight on Sunday. No licenses will be …

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  • Trial date set for teen in Harrisburg school threat

    HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge has set a trial date for a former student accused of issuing a threat against Harrisburg High School. The 18-year-old male is to be tried on Sept. 9 for first-degree terroristic threatening. The teenager was a senior when he was …

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  • Hope and Justice run to be hosted by CASA 20th district

    CLINTON — The Court Appointed Special Advocates 20th District Hope and Justice Dice Run will be Saturday beginning at 236 Factory Road in Clinton and running to Mountain View. Motorcycle riders, classic car owners and others will be coming from all over the state to …

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  • Spring Jubilee on again for Friday

    LITTLE PINEY FORK — The 2013 Spring Jubilee, originally scheduled in April, will be from 6-11 p.m. Friday at Little Piney Fork on Antioch Road east of Melbourne. This family-oriented event will offer performances by local entertainers such as Chelsea Savage Vanscoder, David Lynn Jones, …

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  • 4 insurance companies interested in Ark. exchange

    LITTLE ROCK — Four insurance companies plan to sell their policies to more than 500,000 Arkansas residents through an online marketplace created under the federal health care law, the state Insurance Department announced Tuesday. The department said four companies sent letters by Monday’s deadline saying …

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  • Sales tax collections boost Ark. revenue

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A boost in sales tax collections helped keep Arkansas revenue above expectations as the state nears the end of its fiscal year, finance officials said Tuesday. The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said the state’s net available revenue in May …

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  • 120K visitors pack exhibit

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — More than 120,000 people visited Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for a special 11-week exhibition of the works of Norman Rockwell. The Bentonville museum says attendance for the exhibition topped visitor numbers from 12 other cities where the exhibition has already …

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