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LITTLE ROCK — Four Texas men were arrested today on federal charges of transporting stolen money as well as conspiring to transport stolen money. The defendants, all of Dallas—Antonio Denard Few, 34; Christopher Landelle Burns, 31; James Darron Miller, Jr., 32; and Steven Jadon Williams, 39—…

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson addressed the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, giving an update on the important issues facing the state and urging support for a hate crimes law and for refugees being taken into the state.

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson made a trip to Harrison on Wednesday, and he made a special stop at Hillcrest Nursing Home for a chance to meet with Ruby Kate Chitsey to honor her work on behalf of senior citizens.

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LITTLE ROCK – Scam artists are using trusted names and companies to ask for “favors,” and in turn steal victims’ money. While some scams use fear and threaten arrest or cancelation of services if not paid, others convince people that they will be paid back whatever monies they spend on gift …

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EUREKA SPRINGS — A new $10+ million resort planned in the heart of this Ozark mountain tourist mecca promises to create a new playground in the backyard of burgeoning Northwest Arkansas and a regional draw for mountain bikers, motorcyclists, foodies and sightseers.

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PINE BLUFF — January is National Soup Month and is the perfect time to prepare delicious, hearty soups, Teresa Henson, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Extension specialist – nutrition outreach coordinator, said. Regardless of whether the family favorite is chicken noodle or tomat…

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This time of year, many of us make a resolution to relax and recharge. Travel is a great way to achieve that resolution. Travel can have a positive impact on your emotional and physical health. Plus, it’s an effective way to reconnect with friends, family or even yourself. Yet, more than hal…

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LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Rutledge, together with 23 state Attorneys General and Secretaries of State, announced an agreement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund, Inc. (PPGF) to ensure donors receive adequate information and disclosures when making charitable contributions through the Pa…

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PINE BLUFF — January is National Blood Donor Month, Teresa Henson, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Extension specialist – nutrition outreach coordinator, said. Arkansans can kick-off the new year by helping to save lives through donating blood.

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During flu season, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) produces a Weekly Influenza Report for clinicians. The report provides information on flu activity in the state. The report also compares influenza- like-illness (ILI) in Arkansas to activity in the U.S. ADH receives reports of only …

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FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston is opening a new satellite location in Northwest Arkansas this month to better serve the growing business community of Northwest Arkansas. Approximately 40 percent of business transactions handled by the Secretary of State come from th…

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Members of the Newton County EHC Quilter’s recently took 33 baby quilts to the Children's Hospital in Springdale. The project chair, pictured above, Karen Durham along with club president, Laura Dobbs and Secretary, Rose Szabrowicz, made the trip to Springdale just before the holidays so tha…

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As we begin the New Year and decade, let’s look to be more educated on situations that want to take advantage of us. The New Year is giving scammers an easy way to forge documents and possibly defraud you. There are many articles that are pointing out just how easy it is and here is an example.

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LITTLE ROCK — The new year is an election year, and thanks to legislation approved during the regular session earlier this year, the primaries in Arkansas will take place on Tuesday, March 3. 

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The Ponca Elk Education Center will host an Outdoor Gear Swap N Shop on March 14, 2020 beginning at 9 a.m. To reserve a free vendor table or for more information, call 870-861-2432 or e-mail Lauren.Cannon@agfc.ar.gov.

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MT. JUDEA — The Deer/Mt. Judea School District Board of Education has a vacancy for position 1.

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The Newton County 4-H Clubs were busy during the month of December. Clubs throughout the county worked on ways to make the holidays better for their communities and those that live in it. These young people gave of their time and talents as well as their money to make these activities happen.

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FORT SMITH – United States Attorney Duane (DAK) Kees, of Bentonville, Arkansas, has announced his resignation effective midnight January 17, 2020. After his resignation, Mr. Kees will enter the private sector in Arkansas.

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The number of influenza-related deaths in Arkansas continues to climb with the Arkansas Department of Health reporting 15 deaths this flu season. That’s up from 13 the previous week.

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The Arkansas Department of Health lifted boil orders for the last subsequent customers of the Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority about 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9.

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LITTLE ROCK — If it is time to renew your driver’s license, consider making the transition to the “REAL ID” now. Beginning October 1, 2020, the REAL ID driver’s license or identification card will be required to board a domestic flight or enter a federal building or facility, including milit…

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas officials announced Monday, Jan. 6, that the closure of a hog farm near the Buffalo River has been completed, months after striking a deal with the facility's owners.

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ST. JOE — The Ozark Mountain School District has begun transitioning to a 4-day school week that will begin at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The rural consolidated school district has campuses at St. Joe, Searcy County; Western Grove, Newton County and Bruno-Pratt, Marion County.

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Highway Commission has scheduled a series of regional public meetings in the first quarter of 2020. One of the meetings will be held in Harrison High School – Performing Arts Center, 925 Goblin Drive, Harrison, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28.

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LITTLE ROCK—A doctor and a medical sales representative have been charged in a scheme to pay and receive kickbacks to generate expensive prescriptions for compounded drugs. TRICARE, the military’s health insurer, paid over $12 million for the prescriptions, which the indictment alleges were …

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JASPER — Newton County Justice of the Peace Arlis Jones was given the go-ahead by his colleagues on the quorum court Monday night, Jan. 6, to seek a circuit court stay of action preventing demolition of the historic bridge crossing the Buffalo National River at Pruitt until it is proven that…

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LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Hutchinson has issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 26-Feb. 1 Arkansas School Choice Week. Dozens of other governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide have issued similar proclamations to coincide with the tenth annual National School Choice Week.

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PINE BLUFF — Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are studying the potential of biochar – a charcoal made from biomass – to reduce the ecological risks associated with common agricultural waste. According to Dr. Hao Chen, assistant professor for the UAPB Department of Agri…

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FAYETTEVILLE — Labor and employment laws in the United States can be difficult to navigate under the best of circumstances. With exemptions and exceptions for agricultural labor, however, these laws become even more complicated for employers. 

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In recognition of January 2020 as National Biotechnology Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a Unified Website for Biotechnology Regulation. The Website streamlines information about …

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Arkansas State Police Corporal Chase Melder was promoted today to the rank of sergeant. The Arkansas State Police Commission received and approved the recommendation for promotion from Colonel Bill Bryant, director of the state police, a division of the Arkansas Department of Public Safety.

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FAYETTEVILLE —Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas announced today that, James Blair, age 59, was sentenced today to 103 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and on…

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The number of influenza-related deaths in Arkansas continues to climb with the Arkansas Department of Health reporting 15 deaths this flu season. That’s up from 13 the previous week.

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The 42nd annual March for Life, sponsored by Arkansas Right to Life, will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Little Rock at 2:00 p.m. 

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LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education’s Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Computer Science Initiative report “Cracking the Code: How Arkansas Became a National Leader in Computer Science & Computing.”