• Court upholds taxing medical records copies

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the collection of state sales taxes for copies of a patient’s medical records. Justices on Thursday upheld a Pope County judge’s decision against a Russellville woman who had argued she shouldn’t be charged sales tax …

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  • Judge: No Pine Bluff mayoral election until 2016

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — A circuit judge says Pine Bluff shouldn’t have its mayoral election until 2016, ruling in favor with the city’s mayor. Circuit Judge Ted Capehart granted a request by Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth to keep the city’s election in 2016. Hollingsworth …

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  • Court: Utility must disclose ratepayer info

    LITTLE ROCK — A publicly owned utility cannot withhold a ratepayer’s home address and is required to release the information under Arkansas’ open records law, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices reversed and remanded a Monroe County judge’s decision that the Brinkley Water and …

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  • Another lawsuit challenges judge’s eligibility

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the eligibility of a candidate running for a circuit judgeship in Arkansas. The latest suit was filed against 6th Judicial Circuit Judge Tim Fox, who serves Pulaski and Perry counties and is seeking re-election. The …

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  • Hasbro picks 5 ‘house rules’ for Monopoly

    NEW YORK (AP) — No rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there are among five made-up Monopoly rules Facebook fans voted in for future editions of the board game. …

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  • Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies

    Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world’s greatest dangers and had one of the world’s loudest laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with …

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  • ‘Uncle Gene and the Time Machine’: Stewart documented more than just news

    In his 50-plus years in the news, communications and police fields, Gene Stewart may have interviewed the likes of Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, rubbed elbows with famous country music stars and flew over Little Rock to give the daily traffic report. But to his …

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  • ICEDC OKs two grants

    Although no one came out and said it — it was obvious Independence County Economic Development Commissioners are debating on whether to keep Director Larry Jones now that the quarter-cent economic development tax has ended. Commissioners met again Wednesday night to continue working toward a …

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  • Entergy holds ‘wire cutting’

    Cutting a ribbon for the opening of Entergy Arkansas Inc.’s newest facility just wasn’t going to cut it — instead, employees and company leaders cut an actual wire. Entergy held a “wire cutting” ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of its new facility located …

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  • Lyon students see works of master artists

    Lyon College students had the opportunity to get up close with works from master artists such as Picasso, Degas, van Gogh and famous contemporary artists such as Trenton Doyle Hancock and Damien Hirst during the Art in Context trip over spring break. Morgan Page, assistant …

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  • Cattle rustling case closed

    ASH FLAT — Case closed. Jeremy Pierce is a free man as long as he pays restitution and stays out of any more legal woes, according to the plea agreement entered Wednesday in Sharp County Circuit Court. Pierce, along with Ron Shepard with Brookfield Cattle …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • Sulphur Rock Fire Department Auxiliary chili supper, Sulphur Rock City Hall, $5 adults, children 10 and under $3. • Family dance, Desha VFW, 7-9:30 …

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