• Man jailed for power line attacks

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Jacksonville man was arrested Saturday in connection with multiple acts of sabotage to a central Arkansas power grid, a federal prosecutor said. Jason Woodring, 27, was charged in the destruction of an energy facility after the Lonoke County Sheriff’s office …

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  • Donors chip in to assist programs hurt by shutdown

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — As the partial government shutdown rolls on, programs that rely on federal money are feeling the strain — and so are the people who depend on their services. For 16-year-old Alishe’ah Sockwell, federal money makes a big difference. It helps put …

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  • State using special districts to fund some local projects

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A critic of legislative spending claims the General Assembly has worked around a law that bans state tax money from going toward local projects by creating special development districts, through which the money is funneled. Mike Wilson, a Jacksonville attorney, sued …

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  • Yellville has turkey drop, from window, not plane

    YELLVILLE (AP) — Turkeys flew at this year’s edition of Yellville’s Turkey Trot Festival, but not from an airplane. The turkeys were dropped from a second-floor window of a building on the downtown square. The festival has drawn criticism from animal rights activists who objected …

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  • LawCo sheriff reappointed to security team

    LITTLE ROCK — Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson has been reappointed to the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Security and Emergency Preparedness, according to a news release. Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah notified Dotson of the reappointment on Oct. 3. Dotson was first …

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  • Antlerless deer hunt scheduled in some zones starting Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has scheduled an antlerless deer hunt on private lands in several zones, including Independence County, starting Saturday. The hunt is set for Saturday through Wednesday and hunters may use modern guns, muzzleloaders or archery equipment. …

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  • Tax schools planned around state

    LITTLE ROCK — Get up to speed on the latest tax code changes at one of 10 two-day Income Tax Schools being held around Arkansas from Oct. 28-Dec. 5. “These are open to professional tax preparers, small business owners or anyone who wants to learn …

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  • Pryor campaign asks Cotton to pull down TV ad

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor’s campaign on Thursday called on Republican rival and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton to pull down a TV ad that accuses Pryor of backing a congressional exemption from the health care law, but Cotton’s campaign said it was …

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  • ‘Walk Through History’ tour presented by AHP

    LITTLE ROCK — The next Arkansas Historic Preservation program “Walks Through History” tour will visit the Judsonia Bridge and downtown Judsonia in White County beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, AHPP director Frances McSwain has announced. The south half of modern-day Judsonia was initially called Prospect …

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  • Realtors hold convention

    Little Rock — The Arkansas Realtors Association held its 89th annual convention September 23-25, 2013 at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo. The theme this year was “Above & Beyond.” Bill Olson of Batesville is the immediate past president and was installed at the inaugural …

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  • Rally seeks teachers’ support

    LITTLE ROCK — Teachers and school staff from across the state will hold a S.O.S pep rally at the state Capitol in Little Rock Saturday to take a stand on health insurance reform. The “Save and Support Our Salaries, Staff and Schools” event will begin …

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  • Sentencing delayed for bank ex-employee in Beebe

    BEEBE (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a Beebe woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $350,000 from a local bank. Patricia Hill was due in federal court today, but U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker accepted a defense motion and delayed sentencing until …

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