• Delay sought in fraud trial of Ouachita Co. judge

    CAMDEN (AP) — Attorneys for Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly are asking a federal judge to delay his upcoming fraud trial currently set for next month. Hesterly’s attorneys filed a request this week to push back the judge’s trial, based on issues related to Hesterly’s …

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  • Electric grid company to break ground at LR site

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A company that manages part of the nation’s electric grid is to break ground on a regional headquarters in Little Rock, where about 50 employees will earn an average annual salary of $85,000. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, known as MISO, was …

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  • Forestry panel warns of wildfire danger

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Forestry Commission is asking property owners to take precautions to help prevent wildfires. Officials have classified the state as being moderate a moderate risk of wildfires. The agency says that with milder weather, many residents will be inclined to …

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  • Shoffner still has fraud 10 charges waiting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner is still in the middle of her journey through the legal system. A federal jury convicted Shoffner on 14 bribery and extortion counts. But the judge said after Tuesday’s verdict that he didn’t want to start …

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  • Fur handling seminar slated

    JONESBORO — A fur handling seminar at the Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro will offer insider tips and techniques to trappers, for improving the profit of their trap lines, said Lee Elkins, education program specialist. The seminar, which is free, will be at 6 …

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  • State Legislature gives final OK to budget bill

    LITTLE ROCK — Giving final approval to a $5 billion budget for the coming year, Arkansas lawmakers wrapped up a session Wednesday that focused on the fight to reauthorize a compromise Medicaid expansion that is extending health coverage to nearly 98,000 people. The House and …

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  • Man dies in fall from roof of industrial building

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Cabot man is dead after falling from the roof of an industrial building in Little Rock. Police identified the victim as 51-year-old James Taylor. He died Wednesday morning from a fall at a location on West 65th Street. Taylor and …

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  • Report: More Ark. children receiving immunizations

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new report says more Arkansas children are likely to receive immunizations, dental care and mental health services than they were seven years ago. But the report from several organizations also shows Arkansas children need better access to medical care, more …

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  • Shoffner convicted

    LITTLE ROCK — A jury convicted former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner of federal bribery and extortion charges Tuesday, saying her acceptance of $36,000 from a bond trader who did business with the state was a felony rather than just a lapse in ethical judgment. Shoffner …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Woman dead, son in custody in Springdale shooting

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — Police in Springdale say a woman is dead and her son was taken into custody in a shooting at a home in the northwest Arkansas city. Lt. Derek Hudson told reporters that officers investigating reports of a man threatening to kill himself …

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  • Ark. firm recalls 29,200 pounds of chicken product

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — An Arkansas firm is recalling about 29,200 pounds of seasoned raw, chicken breast strips due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday the recall involves George’s Inc. of Springdale. The products …

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