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Boozman wants Cuba travel ban lifted

Jan 29, 2015 1:01pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., joined a bipartisan group of senators Thursday to introduce a bill that would lift all travel restrictions on Americans visiting Cuba as tourists....

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Bond set in alleged shooting incident

Jan 29, 2015 1:01pm

A $100,000 bond was set Thursday for a man who allegedly shot another man on Jan. 17.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to...

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Alleged shoplifting results in drug arrest

Jan 29, 2015 1:01pm

A report of a possible shoplifting in progress Tuesday night at Wal-Mart resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly had drugs in his possession.

Jeffery Robinson, 31, of Jonesboro...

Watson Chapel junior, senior high locked down temporarily

Jan 29, 2015 12:01pm

Both the Watson Chapel junior and senior high school campuses were locked down for a brief period Thursday morning, according to Superintendent Danny Hazelwood.

Hazelwood said the campuses...

Digest for 01-29-15

Jan 28, 2015 11:01pm

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Sanders’ 39 leads Dollarway to win

HAMBURG — Dollarway sophomore Jayana Sanders poured in 39 points to help the Lady Cardinals stay tied with Warren for fourth place in the 8-...

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State Education Board votes to take over Little Rock School District

Jan 28, 2015 8:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — A sharply divided state Board of Education voted 5-4 Wednesday to take immediate control of the Little Rock School District.

The move disbands the school board and places...

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Pine Bluff School Board hires contract attorney, limits superintendent’s spending

Jan 28, 2015 8:01pm

The Pine Bluff School District Board of Directors hired a contract attorney Wednesday night and reduced the amount of money the superintendent may spend without their prior approval.

These...

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Governor’s health care plan clears panel; funding for private option advances

Jan 28, 2015 7:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill containing Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposal to end the private option at the end of 2016 and create a task force to recommend alternative approaches to health-care reform...

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Sheridan wrestling growing up

Jan 28, 2015 9:01pm

Sheridan wrestling, oddly enough, can thank social media for the stepping stone of its creation.

“They had a football coach basically showing YouTube videos,” first-year head coach Pete...

Bill to end joint celebration of King, Lee holidays fails in committee

Jan 28, 2015 7:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to end Arkansas’ joint celebration of the birthdays of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee failed to clear a House committee Wednesday.

As originally...

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