• Wrongful death lawsuit filed

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The mother of a man who was killed while working at Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville has filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the incident. Susan Allen, the mother of 24-year-old Wade Walters, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Pope County Circuit Court. …

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  • Haughenbury named to Dean’s List

    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Sarah Haughenbury of Clinton, a student at Cornell College, has been named to the Dean’s list, earning highest honors, according to a news release. Cornell named 214 students to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. A grade point average of …

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  • Shoffner seeks delay

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner is asking a federal judge to delay her trial over charges she steered state investments to a bond broker who paid her more than $36,000 in cash. Shoffner on Tuesday asked for a continuance in her …

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  • Apartment moratorium OK’d

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro city leaders  have approved a six-month moratorium on new apartment complexes in the city. The city council narrowly passed the moratorium Tuesday on a 6-5 vote. Mayor Harold Perrin cast the deciding vote. The resolution expires Jan. 16, 2014. It’s a …

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  • New laws in effect around U.S.; here’s Ark. changes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — This part of summer is a time for patriotism. It’s also the time new state laws go into effect across the nation. Fiscal years begin July 1 on most financial calendars, and a slew of state government spending regulations kick in …

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  • George Washington focus of 2 exhibits in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two exhibitions about George Washington are open in Arkansas, one at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock and one at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The Clinton Center exhibit is open until July 12 and features Washington’s …

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  • Legal Aid board to meet

    JONESBORO — The Legal Aid of Arkansas board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. June 29 at the Craighead County Law Library, located at 321 S. Church St. in Jonesboro. The meeting is open to the public. Legal Aid of Arkansas …

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  • Folk center marks 40th anniversary

    LITTLE ROCK — The Committee of One Hundred for the Ozark Folk Center State Park celebrated the folk center’s 40th anniversary on June 18 at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock. Members of the statewide organization were greeted with a live performance of traditional …

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  • $700K worth of drugs seized

    MAYFLOWER (AP) — Faulkner County sheriff’s deputies seized 21 pounds of methamphetamine and two pounds of brown-powder heroin in a traffic stop. Investigators revealed the bust on Wednesday, saying the drugs had a street value of $700,000. The traffic stop occurred May 24, but law …

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  • 90-year-old won’t be retried on murder charge

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A judge says a 90-year-old Arkansas man who killed his wife by nearly decapitating her in 2007 during what was once believed to be a murder-suicide attempt will not be tried again for first-degree murder. Autry Thrift Basham of Mansfield was …

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  • 2 killed in Fort Smith by man wielding machete

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A man with a machete hacked two people to death in Fort Smith and police arrested the suspect at his mother’s home. Authorities say the victims were outside a house on North D Street when the suspect, 20-year-old Gregory Aaron Kinsey …

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  • $200K made available for electronic waste management

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality plans to make about $200,000 available through its Electronic Waste Grants Program this year. The grants facilitate and support the proper management of electronic waste. The following entities in Arkansas are eligible to apply for funding …

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