• Ark., Okla. delegations support Three Rivers Study

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas and Oklahoma congressional delegations have announced support for the so-called “Three Rivers Study” of the area at the confluence of the Arkansas, Mississippi, and White Rivers. The area is the starting point of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas …

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  • AFC offers safe outdoor burning pointers

    LITTLE ROCK — Wildfire activity during the spring of the year is often high, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission, so homeowners are urged to use safe burning practices as they take advantage of the spring burning season. “Landowners should use fire as safely as …

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  • Recreational hog hunting popularity soaring in southern states

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A quick tap on the roof of the electric hunting cart and the pop of two rifle shots and Jody Greene and Jeff Goeggle have taken down their first hog of the night. It’s one of hundreds they will kill this …

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  • Food supplier recalling 8,700 lbs of chicken

    ENID, Okla. (AP) — A food supplier with operations in Oklahoma is recalling more than 8,700 pounds of frozen chicken products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the products from AdvancePierre Foods were formulated with milk and soy, which …

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  • LR man arrested for child porn

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has arrested a Little Rock man for possession of child pornography. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Tuesday that 52-year-old Christopher L. Boyd is charged with 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing child pornography. Boyd was …

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  • AG nixes wording for proposed ethics measure

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a ballot proposal that would institute tougher ethics laws for state public officials. The group Regnat Populus was told Tuesday that the phrasing of its ballot proposal contains ambiguities and can’t …

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  • Jackpot sets monthly sales record

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas lottery says gamblers set a sales record of $1.25 million in March for the Natural State Jackpot game. The game’s jackpot grew steadily through the month and was at $350,000 for Tuesday night’s drawing. The game started in August …

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  • Civil rights figure Lewis to speak at literary festival

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Literary Festival scheduled for the end of the month will feature a talk by civil rights figure Rep. John Lewis, who is to discuss his graphic novel memoir. The festival is to run April 24-27 in Little Rock, and …

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  • 2 ASU students honored for Distinguished Service

    JONESBORO — One of seven outstanding students graduating from Arkansas State University in May 2014 will be the newest Wilson Award recipient. The winner will come from the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) winners and was to be announced today at Cooper Alumni Center Student Honors …

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  • Field of Dreams – ICED debates how to spend last of tax money

    Finish the business parks or give grants to local businesses? That was the decision to be made at the Independence County Economic Development Commission (ICEDC) meeting Monday evening where commissioners must decide to invest the money into jobs or into a field of dreams. As …

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  • Criminal suing sheriff, others in federal court

    Rusty Mero has a lengthy criminal history. And while he may not have been good at following the law, it isn’t stopping him from suing authorities, claiming they failed to protect him while he was in custody in Independence County. The federal case is set …

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  • Longtime banker Linda Creighton to retire

    After 46 years in banking and serving the Batesville community, Linda Creighton has announced her intent to retire, according to Kevin Rose, market president for Centennial Bank in Batesville. Creighton began her banking career with Citizens Bank of Batesville in 1968 as a bookkeeper. During …

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