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Farm Bureau leaders to meet

Jul 14, 2015 5:35pm

Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 67th annual Officers and Leaders Conference is set for July 20-21 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The conference theme is #BeVocal, and it will feature speakers such...

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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...

Griffin decries looming defense cuts

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 5:17pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, injected a dose of politics into what otherwise was a day of somber reflection as lawmakers recognized the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11th...

State Library solar panels activated

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 5:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Solar panels installed in 2009 outside the State Library with $550,000 in federal stimulus money and featured in an anti-government ad were finally turned on Tuesday.

“They...