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May rice outlook from USDA

May 28, 2014 4:46pm

Expanded plantings have brought projections for the 2014/15 U.S. rice crop to 213 million cwt, a 12-percent increase from a year ago, the May 2014 Rice Outlook, from USDA/Economic Research Service...

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<p>Nancy Todd talks to reporters Thursday after the state Supreme Court heard oral arguments on her proposed constitutional amendment to allow casinos in four counties. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Petition process for casino proposal like ‘obstacle course,’ lawyer says

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:39pm

LITTLE ROCK — The ballot petition process has been turned into “an obstacle course” for a businesswoman seeking to place on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment to allow casinos in four...

Bill to punish those who lie about military service approved by House

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:39pm

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday approved a bill that seeks to punish people who lie about military service to gain benefits or a preferential job.

The Stolen Valor Act reworks a 2005 law...

Hearing set in PB mayoral election lawsuit

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:57pm

PINE BLUFF — A special judge will hear arguments next week in Mayor Carl A. Redus Jr.’s lawsuit seeking to halt the city’s Nov. 6 mayoral election.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Jay Moody set...

Court of Appeals overturns rape conviction

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:56pm

LITTLE ROCK — A man convicted of raping a child is entitled to a new trial because jurors were not allowed to hear testimony that the alleged victim was heard saying she lied on the stand, the...

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...