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Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Friday, March 21

Mar 20, 2014 8:09pm

The Morning Line

Oaklawn Park Friday, March 21, 2014

Handicapper Charlie Cooper

Sunday Meet

Winners on Top 2/9 75/336

Winners in Top 4 Selections 6/9 243/336

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Envoy to Egypt, Arkansas native, out of harm’s way

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:55pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson, an Arkansas native, was not in danger when a group of protesters scaled the wall of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and tried to burn the American...

Opponents claim medical-marijuana proposal flawed

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:54pm

LITTLE ROCK — A ballot question on medical marijuana should be declared legally insufficient for the November general election because its language does not adequately inform voters about the...

Lawmaker in vote-buying scheme formally resigns House seat

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:53pm

LITTLE ROCK — An eastern Arkansas legislator who pleaded guilty to a vote fraud charge last week formally resigned his state House seat Wednesday.

Former Rep. Hudson Hallum, a Democrat from...

30 indicted in alleged Jonesboro meth ring

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:52pm

LITTLE ROCK — Thirty people in the Jonesboro area are named in a 64-count federal indictment alleging they were involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, the U.S. attorney’s office...

Searchers find missing toddler

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:50pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW — A toddler who was missing for more than 24 hours in northern Arkansas was found alive Wednesday.

A U.S. Forest Service team located 3-year-old Landen Trammell during a...

Former Little Rock banker sentenced for fraud

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:58pm

LITTLE ROCK — A former Little Rock Banker was sentenced Wednesday to two years and six months in prison for bank fraud, money laundering and a Social Security violation, the U.S. attorney’s office...

More than half of USA Drug stores in state to close

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:15pm

LITTLE ROCK — Walgreens plans to close more than half of the USA Drug stores in Arkansas when the Deerfield, Ill.-based pharmacy chain completes a $438-million purchase of its former rival later...

Lawmakers eye changing school transportation funding formula

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:15pm

LITTLE ROCK — A new proposed formula for distributing transportation funding to Arkansas school districts would better address the varying needs of different districts, a legislative panel heard...

Lawmaker wants harsher penalty for texting while driving

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:16pm

LITTLE ROCK — The possibility of a $100 fine for texting and driving is not a deterrent and the penalty should be much harsher, a southern Arkansas lawmaker said Tuesday.

Rep. David Fielding...

<p>Gov. Mike Beebe talks to reporters Tuesday at the state Capitol. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Beebe says he fully supports Medicaid expansion

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:16pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe told reporters Tuesday he now fully supports expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act and will seek legislative support for it, though Republicans in...