• Griffin wins lt. gov. race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin has been elected Arkansas’ new lieutenant governor. Griffin defeated Democrat John Burkhalter and Libertarian Chris Olson in Tuesday’s contest. The two-term congressman succeeds former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, who resigned earlier this year amid an ethics …

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  • Congressman gets 3rd term

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack has been elected to his third term representing northwest Arkansas in the U.S. House. Womack faced no Democratic opposition in Tuesday’s election. He defeated Libertarian Grant Brand, who did not raise any money in his campaign. …

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  • Martin beats Inman for Secretary of State

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ incumbent secretary of state has been elected to another four-year term. Mark Martin defeated longtime Pulaski County election official Susan Inman in balloting Tuesday. Martin had been elected during a Republican surge four years ago, after serving in the Legislature. …

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  • Milligan takes treasurer race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Dennis Milligan has been elected as Arkansas’ new state treasurer. Milligan now serves as Saline County circuit clerk and is a former chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party. He defeated Democrat Karen Sealy Garcia and Libertarian Chris Hayes in Tuesday’s …

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  • Thurston re-elected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Land Commissioner John Thurston has been re-elected to a second term in office. Thurston defeated Democrat Mark Robertson and Libertarian Elvis D. Presley in Tuesday’s contest. Thurston became the first Republican to serve as Arkansas’ land commissioner when he was …

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  • Lea wins auditor race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican state Rep. Andrea Lea has been elected Arkansas’ new state auditor. Lea defeated Democrat Regina Stewart Hampton and Libertarian Brian Leach in Tuesday’s contest. She takes over for Democrat Charlie Daniels, who didn’t seek re-election. Lea has served in the …

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  • GOP garners US House seat

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican businessman French Hill has been elected to a U.S. House seat representing the Little Rock area and other parts of central Arkansas. Hill defeated Democrat Pat Hays and Libertarian Debbie Standiford in Tuesday’s contest. The 2nd Congressional District was vacated …

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  • Family blessed with twins donates blankets to hospital

    This is the first in a series of stories about thankfulness this month     Tiffany and Andy Jones were going through the scariest and most uncertain times of their lives they were wrapped in the love of friends and family. Now, they are giving …

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  • Naked man tries to burn house down

    A naked man who was trying to burn the house down told officers things about little men and the devil before they could get him dressed and taken to jail. Independence County Sheriff’s officers were called to 115 Dennison Heights Sunday after the homeowner said …

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  • Woman gives fake name during traffic stop

    A woman who was a passenger in a car during a traffic stop was taken to jail after she gave a fake name and ran from authorities, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Bobby Woods said he stopped the …

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  • 2 killed in separate wrecks

    A Sharp County woman and an Izard County man were killed in separate accidents Thursday and Friday, according to Arkansas State Police. A five-vehicle accident less than a mile north of Black Rock shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday claimed the life of 24-year-old Natosha Brink …

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