• 59 years at laundry reflects intense interest

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — At 82 years old, Betty McDowell looks at her 59 years of business as something ordinary. Her love for work, which many would consider a hated household chore, is something she is very vocal about. McDowell has a passion for laundry and …

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  • 6 airports splitting grant

    BRINKLEY (AP) — Six airports in central and eastern Arkansas will split $1.4 million in U.S. Transportation Department grants to make improvements: —The Frank Federer Memorial Airport in Brinkley will receive $388,124 to fix its apron, which is at the end of its useful life; …

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  • Lawmakers to meet to discuss death penalty

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The head of Arkansas’ prison system is expected to meet with legislators to talk about executions after the state’s top lawyer said the current death penalty system is broken. Department of Correction Director Ray Hobbs is to appear before the House …

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  • Ark. AG rejects wording of medical marijuana plan

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposed initiated act that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. McDaniel rejected the proposal in an opinion on Monday that says the proposal by Arkansans for Responsible Medicine contains …

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  • Deputies find pipe bomb

    PEARCY (AP) — The Garland County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found a pipe bomb amid the wreckage of a pickup truck that a Pearcy teenager crashed. Authorities told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/12clHRz ) that the device was found in a toolbox that was thrown from …

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  • White Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating dead dogs

    SEARCY (AP) — The White County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of four dead dogs found dumped in a ditch along a county road. Chief Deputy Phillip Miller said investigators have tried to question Kensett Animal Control Officer George Edwards about the case — …

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  • Griffin proposes tax relief

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas congressman is proposing tax relief for people affected by the oil spill in Mayflower this year. Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said Monday that people affected the oil spill deserve to be compensated, and he says they shouldn’t have …

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  • Heavy rainfall predicted for northern Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says some parts of Arkansas could see heavy rainfall this week while other areas of the state will bake in temperatures approaching triple digits. Forecasters say parts of northern Arkansas will see isolated storms and thunderstorms on …

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  • Trooper arrested on drug charges

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former Arkansas State Police lieutenant is in jail after he was arrested on federal drug charges. FBI spokeswoman Kimberly Brunell says agents arrested Sedrick Reed on Thursday afternoon at state police headquarters. Court records show that Reed was arrested on …

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  • Judge recuses from gay marriage suit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge is recusing from a case challenging Arkansas’ ban on gay marriage, citing friendships with supporters of the amendment that voters approved banning same-sex unions. U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes on Thursday ordered that the lawsuit challenging the ban …

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  • Crawford Mobile Office to visit Salem, Melbourne

    JONESBORO — To meet the needs of his constituents, Congressman Rick Crawford’s Mobile Office will visit both the Fulton County Courthouse and the Izard County Courthouse on July 24. The Mobile Office visit will be at the Fulton County Courthouse in Salem from 10 a.m. …

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  • Small quakes hit near Trumann

    TRUMANN (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two small earthquakes near Trumann in northeast Arkansas. The USGS reports a 3.2 magnitude quake struck about 3:10 p.m. Wednesday three miles southwest of Trumann. The second quake was a 2.4 magnitude tremor recorded about 6:10 …

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