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Lawmakers OK hiring consultants to study lottery, broadband

Sep 19, 2014 7:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — State lawmakers on Friday approved hiring consultants to conduct a performance audit of the state lottery and a study of broadband access at public schools.

In a single vote,...

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Cotton calls Pryor ‘weak and unsteady’ on national security

Sep 19, 2014 7:09pm

WASHINGTON — Republican Senate candidate Tom Cotton on Friday called Democrat Mark Pryor a “weak and unsteady voice” on national security, accusing the two-term Senator of flip-flopping on the...

Highway Department accepts bid to replace bridge between Little Rock, North Little Rock

Sep 19, 2014 7:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said Friday they have accepted the lowest of four bids to replace the Broadway Bridge spanning...

Felony charges filed

Sep 19, 2014 7:09pm

Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of...

Area Agency on Aging to kick off hunger action campaign

Sep 19, 2014 7:09pm

The Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas will begin a hunger action campaign across its 10 counties on Monday in an effort to help provide food to residents in need.

September is...

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Cash-only bond set in drug-related arrest

Sep 19, 2014 7:09pm

A $10,000 cash-only bond was set Thursday for a Jefferson County man who allegedly had a bag of drug paraphernalia in his vehicle when he was stopped by police.

Jefferson County District...

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Supporters of combined police, inspection department hope to fight blight

Sep 19, 2014 6:09pm

A proposed city ordinance that would move some code enforcement inspectors into the police department would help Pine Bluff to tackle areas of persistent blight, supporters say.

Pine Bluff...

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With 68 years as a logger, John Ballenger keeps working

Sep 19, 2014 6:09pm

John Ballenger does not consider retirement an option, as the 89-year-old Pine Bluff man is too busy running his lumber company to entertain such an idea.

A World War II veteran, Ballenger...

A-State hosts Utah State

Sep 19, 2014 5:09pm

JONESBORO — Arkansas State and Utah State are not mirror images. But they do share similar philosophies and resemble one another in a number of ways.

It’s those shared traits that make new...

Weevils seek road win in longest trip since 2010

Sep 19, 2014 5:09pm

MONTICELLO — Two teams desperate for a win square off Saturday in Alva, Oklahoma, as the Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils face Northwestern Oklahoma State at 1 p.m. at Ranger Field.

“They...

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