• Snow in forecast for much of state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A winter weather advisory has been issued for much of Arkansas as more snow heads into The Natural State. The National Weather Service says the advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. today until 2 a.m. Saturday. Forecasters say snowfall amounts …

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  • Ex-treasurer indicted over campaign cash

    LITTLE ROCK — A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted former Treasurer Martha Shoffner, already facing trial next month over accusations she accepted cash payments from a broker to whom she steered investments, on new charges that she spent thousands in campaign funds on personal …

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  • Beebe declares emergency

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe says damage to private and public property during this week’s winter weather was bad enough to qualify as an emergency. The governor issued a proclamation Thursday suspending some purchasing laws so state agencies can aid local governments impacted …

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  • Flu death toll rises to 36 in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Eight people have died from the flu in Arkansas during the past week, bringing the total for the season to 36, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. As of Wednesday, 36 people have died from influenza in Arkansas this flu …

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  • Cyber-crimes unit arrests Grant Co. man

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials at the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office have arrested a Grant County man for possession of child pornography. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that 27-year-old Bryan Mitchell Baker of Sheridan was arrested on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing …

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  • Search resumes for pilot

    MENA (AP) — The search resumed today for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot who disappeared with his aircraft a week ago. Aggressive search efforts in the air and on land Thursday produced no leads in the search for missing AFC pilot Jake Harrell. Harrell …

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  • Traveling exhibit to be on display at Powhatan

    POWHATAN — A free traveling exhibit, “Arkansas African-American Legislators, 1868-1893,” will be displayed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 15 at Powhatan Historic State Park, located at 4414 Highway 25 in Powhatan. The exhibit was produced by the Arkansas History Commission and …

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  • 4-year-old clings to life after van crashes into water

    Four-year-old Jeanie Kenney, of Yellville, was in critical condition Wednesday at Children’s Hospital in Little Rock after being under water for an undetermined length of time Tuesday afternoon. Citizens at the scene of the one-vehicle accident near Yellville performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including mouth-to-mouth breathing assistance …

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  • Valentine craft offered

    JONESBORO — Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro will host a “Valentines for the Birds” event from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants will make a valentine bird feeder for the wintering birds in their yard and learn that having a feeder …

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  • Nominations sought for preservation properties

    LITTLE ROCK — Nominations of properties to the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas’ 2014 list are being accepted from the public now through March 21. Since 1999, the alliance has annually requested nominations to its “Most Endangered Places” list. The MEP program is a statewide …

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  • $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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