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LITTLE ROCK — As Arkansans continue to recover from the recent historic flooding, some businesses may try to take advantage of consumers by raising prices beyond legal limits. Arkansas’s price-gouging law prohibits businesses from charging more than 10 percent above the pre-disaster price of…

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The Arkansas Municipal League at its 85th Convention presented a new slate of officers for the 2019-2020 year. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin was elected president. In his acceptance speech during today’s Awards and New Officers Luncheon, he said he’ll encourage cities and towns across the st…

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FAYETTEVILLE — Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Mike Bailey, age 49, of Rogers, Arkansas, was sentenced this week to 12 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release, and restitution in the amount of $123,1…

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FORT SMITH — Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Dylan Dempsey, age 26, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for one count of Conspiracy to Distribu…

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge welcomed a new class of law clerks during the first summer session to the Attorney General’s office. These law students work in various departments assisting with legal research, drafting memos and legal documents and accompanying lawye…

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William Dalph Martin, 88, of Hasty, died Friday, June 14 (2019). Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Coffman Funeral Home in Harrison. Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, June 17, at Coffman Funeral Home Chapel in Harrison with Pastor Derwin Martin and Pastor Arvin Adams officiating. …

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LITTLE ROCK — An increase in federal gun prosecutions resulted in an award for the Little Rock Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, recognized the Little Rock ATF office on J…

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The National Park Service today announced the designation of Buffalo National River as an International Dark Sky Park (IDSP). Buffalo National River, the 26th National Park Service site to receive this designation and the first in Arkansas, has some of the darkest skies in Arkansas, The Natu…

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Providing rural residents with the skills and tools needed to create and expand small businesses and engage in job creation activities are the goals of an upcoming regional business conference to be held in De Queen, Arkansas. Funded by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (ADWS), A…

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The Outdoor Writers Association of America will kick off its 92nd annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, by offering a free, half-day workshop titled “Becoming an Outdoors Communicator,” from 2 to 5 p.m., Friday, June 21, at the Robinson Center/DoubleTree by Hilton Little Rock.

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LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of former Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) employee Michelle Davis for Medicaid fraud related charges. This action comes after four previous PFH employees were arrested and charged with unrelated crimes.

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Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler said his office received a call shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday night that a man had been shot near a residence south of Jasper and the suspect had driven away in the victim’s van.

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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service (USFS) released proposed changes to modernize how the agency complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed updates would not only give the Forest Service the tools and flexibility to mana…

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), encouraged support for the Trump administration’s definition of water rules that will provide certainty for Arkansas agriculture producers.

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LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday afternoon that the state has entered into an agreement with C&H Hog Farm to shut down the concentrated animal feeding operation in the Buffalo National River watershed.

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has revised the Arkansas Beneficiary Mitigation Plan, which summarizes how the state intends to use funds from the Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust to reduce nitrogen oxides. Consistent with comme…

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WASHINGTON — As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) commitment to provide excellent health care for Veterans, the department will implement a new policy restricting smoking by patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors at its health care facilities by October.

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Incumbent candidate Clayton Heffley won the runoff election for the Deer/Mt. Judea Board of Education held Tuesday, June 11. The results were unofficial. Heffley captured 48 votes while his opponent, Richard Jeremiah Denniston, received 20 votes.

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The Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District board has approved a tentative settlement agreement that could see the end of a lawsuit filed against the district by Methvin Sanitation.

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK—The Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee (BBRAC) will hold its next meeting at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) on June 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the ADEQ Headquarters Commission Room located at 5301 Northshore Drive in…

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Buffalo National River, Ponca, Ark. – For the fourth consecutive year, Buffalo National River will host a free concert by National Park Radio this Saturday, June 15, at Steel Creek Campground. National Park Radio, a modern folk band from Harrison, is widely known for its hopeful, heartfelt l…

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Arkansas Tourism and The University of Arkansas are partnering to launch Arkansas Soul, a new summer media program for minority high school students. On June 16-30, a free two-week residential program will bring 10 students to the Fayetteville campus to participate in interactive college wor…

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Hello everyone. I write maybe once a month. There's so much happening and going on. We're so sad we lost our pastor, David Edgmon to cancer. His funeral is Monday. He would come to church even when he wasn't able. We'll miss him and his family singing specials.

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The Arkansas Extension Homemakers Annual State Meeting took place this year June 4 - 6 at the Hot Springs Convention Center Approximately 400 members from throughout the state were in attendance. The theme this year was "Better Together". Key note speaker was Phyllis Bell, Child Welfare Seni…

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This week I thought I would share some information about horn flies and their impact on cattle. Economically, the horn fly is the most important arthropod pest of pastured cattle in the United States. Losses in the U.S. have been estimated at about $800 million annually.

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A hands-on food preservation workshop will be taught in Harrison on June 27th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm by the University Of Arkansas Division Of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. Agents from Boone, Carroll and Newton will team up to provide some great information. This workshop will incl…

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The Newton County Farmers Market open Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. until noon in front of the County Extension Office, 504 Court Street, in Jasper; Fridays, at the courthouse square from 9 a.m. until noon.