• Man who escaped Calif. prison arrested in Ark.

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a California prison in 1977 has been captured in Arkansas, where he was living under an alias. The Garland County Sheriff’s Office says 69-year-old Michael Ray Morrow was arrested without incident Monday in Jessieville. …

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  • AG seeks e-cigarette regulation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is among 40 attorneys general urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products. In a letter sent to the FDA …

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  • Law change sought

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal wildlife protection law passed in 1900 has put modern-day fish farmers at risk of being fined or jailed if they accidentally ship an undocumented fish across state line. A congressman in Arkansas, third in the nation for aquaculture production, …

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  • Trial under way in Little Rock for ex-cop

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A prosecutor says former Little Rock police officer Josh Hastings acted with “reckless disregard” when he shot and killed a teenager suspected in a string of vehicle break-ins. Chief deputy prosecutor John Johnson made the comment Tuesday during opening statements in …

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  • Lee Brice to perform at downtown Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The fifth annual Downtown Jonesboro BBQ and Music Fest will be held Saturday in Jonesboro. The free event will include music throughout the day, a barbecue contest, food and giveaways, according to event chairman and Jonesboro Alderman Tim McCall. Music begins downtown at …

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  • Arkansas Library Association to hold conference

    HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Library Association will hold its annual conference and trade show Oct. 5 through 8 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The conference is expected to draw more than 300 attendees from public, school, academic and special libraries throughout Arkansas and …

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  • Democrats donate contribution

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Democratic Party of Arkansas says it will donate the $4,000 given to the state party by former Sen. Paul Bookout of Jonesboro. Last week, the Arkansas Ethics Commission released documents detailing campaign spending by Bookout, who resigned last month after …

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  • Legislators to get update on steel mill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Legislators are to gather in West Memphis to get an update from the top executive behind an effort to put a $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County. The Insurance and Commerce Committee is to meet at 10 a.m. at …

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  • Ark. to delay signup for teacher insurance

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced Monday that the signup period for teacher health insurance will be delayed a month as he and lawmakers look at ways to prevent premium hikes of up to 50 percent that are to begin in January. …

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  • 2 men killed changing tire on highway

    HARRISON (AP) — Arkansas State Police say two men were struck and killed by a truck while changing their vehicle’s tire on the side of the road near Harrison. State police say the collision happened Sunday night on Arkansas 7 north of Harrison. A preliminary …

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  • Joplin man sentenced for helping girl run away

    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for helping a 13-year-old Arkansas girl run away from home. Thirty-four-year-old James A. Morey was sentenced Monday for kidnapping under a plea agreement he entered in July that limited his prison …

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  • Bi-fueling station lauded

    CONWAY (AP) — State and local officials held a celebration today of the opening of Arkansas’ first bi-fueling station offering both compressed natural gas and gasoline. Gov. Mike Beebe joined Conway Mayor Tab Townsell and Conway Area Chamber of Commerce President Brad Lacy to mark …

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