• Madison Co. to vote on tax

    HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Voters in Madison County will vote a 1-cent tax increase to pay for county operations and savings for a new jail. The quorum court set a Sept. 10 election for the proposal to increase the county sales tax rate from 2 percent …

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  • Waterfowl season dates approved

    LITTLE ROCK – For the 17th consecutive year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved a 60-day hunting season for waterfowl, said Keith Stephens, assistant director of communications. The vote came last week during the commission’s monthly meeting. AGFC Waterfowl Program Coordinator Luke Naylor presented …

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  • ‘Open carry’ march planned

    LITTLE ROCK — A dozen gun rights supporters plan to march in a western Arkansas city this weekend with their firearms on display to highlight a law that they argue allows the open carry of handguns, despite an attorney general’s opinion saying otherwise. Arkansas Carry, …

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  • Shooting victim ID’d

    ROMANCE (AP) — Authorities in White County have released the name of a man found shot to death in the town of Romance. Sheriff’s officials said 20-year-old Donald Fletcher Rouse was found dead early Wednesday from a gunshot wound to the head. The body was …

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  • Officials work to keep chronic wasting out of Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists have put new rules in place in an effort to keep what’s known as chronic wasting disease out of the state. The disease has no known cure and has affected deer in other states. It …

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  • Power line is cut in Cabot

    CABOT (AP) — The FBI is investigating after someone intentionally cut down a power line in Cabot, sending the line crashing to the ground and shutting down traffic for several hours. Entergy Arkansas reported the downed transmission line Wednesday on Arkansas 321 east of Cabot. …

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  • Walmart holding meeting to build on ‘made-in-America’ commitment

    Walmart Stores Inc. is hoping for a groundswell “made-in-America” movement. The world’s largest retailer is hosting its first two-day summit starting today bringing together retailers, suppliers and government officials that it hopes will build on its recent commitment to drive more manufacturing in the U.S. …

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  • Teachers’ health insurance rate to rise

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Most Arkansas public school teachers are looking at a 50 percent increase in what they pay for health insurance but the governor says some of the price hike could be offset. A state board on Tuesday voted to increase monthly premiums …

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  • Walk Across Arkansas seeks participants

    LITTLE ROCK — From Bella Vista to Lake Village, hundreds of Arkansans will be donning their running shoes and racking up as many walking minutes as they can between Sept. 30 and Nov. 24 for the fall edition of Walk Across Arkansas. “For almost a …

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  • Red Cross requests blood donations during National Preparedness Month

    LITTLE ROCK — September is National Preparedness Month, a time for Americans to prepare for emergencies of all types, including ones that require blood transfusions. By giving blood through the American Red Cross, donors help ensure an adequate supply is available. It can take up …

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  • Starting today: Motorists must change lanes for tow trucks

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — In addition to changing lanes while approaching police cars, fire trucks and ambulances, Arkansas motorists will have to slow down or try to go around tow trucks and utility company vehicles. Under a law that takes effect today, motorists must exercise …

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  • HUD awards $16M to provide housing for families, seniors

    LITTLE ROCK — Two cities in Independence County will each receive more than $60,000 for their public housing authorities, according to a news release from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. The money is to be used to make major large-scale …

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