• Scam targets bank customers

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel warns consumers about a widespread scam in which con artists are posing as representatives of financial institutions in order to obtain credit card information. The scammers use automated telephone calls and text messages in attempts to mislead consumers …

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  • Steel mill appeal set tentatively for March

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An administrative law judge has tentatively scheduled a March 28 hearing on the appeal of an air permit issued for a planned $1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County. Nucor Steel, which has two steel plants in Mississippi County, is appealing …

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  • Green Party cleared for Ark. ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State election officials say the Green Party has turned in enough signatures to appear on the Arkansas ballot next year. Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office on Wednesday told the party that it had verified that 11,166 signatures submitted were from …

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  • Hearing set for ex-lotto official

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A sentencing hearing is scheduled for a former Arkansas lottery security official charged with stealing and cashing almost half a million dollars’ worth of scratch-off tickets. The hearing for former deputy security director Remmele Mazyck began today in Little Rock. Mazyck …

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  • Sheriff: 4 dead after car hits tree

    YELLVILLE (AP) — Authorities in northern Arkansas say four young people are dead after a car struck a tree in Marion County. Sheriff Roger Vickers says 21-year-old Kayla Willis was driving home from a basketball game on Monday evening with her stepbrothers, 14-year-old Nolan Andrews …

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  • SOS notes business scam

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Secretary of State has been alerted that some customers have received a mailing from an entity calling itself “Compliance Services” requesting a fee of $125 to prepare documents concerning records or minutes of an annual meeting of shareholders or board …

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  • Wildlife refuge accepting applications for youth hunt

    AUGUSTA — Cache River National Wildlife Refuge is now accepting applications for the Youth Only Waterfowl Hunt. In 2009, the refuge acquired 1,180 acres along Bayou DeView in Woodruff County and designated this area as a Special Youth Only Waterfowl Hunt Area. Youth ages 15 …

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  • Eagle awareness weekend slated

    BULL SHOALS — The annual Eagle Awareness Weekend at Bull Shoals-White River State Park will be Jan. 10-11, said Julie Lovett, park interpreter. “Make your plans now,” she said. “They say the sight of a bald eagle can touch your soul — join us during …

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  • Scooter rider dies in I-40 crash

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old Maumelle man is dead after he lost control of his scooter on Interstate 40. Arkansas State Police say Dylan Poff was driving his scooter east on I-40 near the Levy exit in North Little Rock when …

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  • Police say child shot dad

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Police in Russellville are investigating the accidental shooting of a father by his child. Police said officers were called to a Walmart store parking lot on Main Street at 11 a.m. Saturday regarding a possible shooting. Once there, police found a man …

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  • Coroner: County jail inmate died of natural causes

    CONWAY (AP) — Faulkner County Coroner Pat Moore says the recent death of a county jail inmate was due to natural causes. David Mitchell Dollar of Greenbrier died of ruptured esophageal varices resulting from cirrhosis of the liver. The condition occurs when blood flowing through …

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  • Preliminary NTSB report on plane crash released

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A preliminary report on a plane crash in southeastern Oklahoma that killed an Arkansas man says the plane was seen flying low shortly before it apparently crashed. The National Transportation Safety Board report dated Friday says the last known witness to …

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