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Fayetteville candidates disclose final campaign finance reports

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Final campaign finance reports for the city's elections show it may not take money to get votes but it sure does take money to win.

Pause in annual review of schools keeps some from receiving cash prizes

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Some of the state's top schools were excluded from $7 million the Arkansas Department of Education recently awarded to more than 150 campuses.

Records

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Angela Kay Randolph, 44, of 405 N. 35th St. Apt. 60 in Rogers was arrested Saturday in connection with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Randolph was being held Sunday at the Benton County Jail with no bond set.

Frog-call recognition seminars stretch well beyond 'ribbit'

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The Southern leopard frog sounds like it's laughing when making its calls, and the spring peeper imitates the clucking of a chicken.

600 mix, mingle, eat raccoon in political rite

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

GILLETT -- Eating raccoon is a bipartisan affair in this Arkansas town of about 650.

Ex-officer gets five years in sex case

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

A former police officer convicted of sexually assaulting a minor was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday.

Money loss puts city museum in a pinch

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Progress stalled last year at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History after the slashing of a third of its budget.

Ex-Arts Center director, 81, dies

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Townsend Durant Wolfe III -- a wry-humored, cigarette-smoking artist who is credited with launching a renaissance in the state during his 34 years as director of the Arkansas Arts Center -- died from end-stage heart failure Saturday at his Little Rock home. He was 81.

Little Rock apartment fire injures two

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

An early morning blaze at a Little Rock apartment complex Saturday left two people injured and displaced 15.

Public Meetings

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Today 5:30 p.m. Springdale City Council Committees -- City Administration Building, 201 Spring St.

In week Cotton, Hill give floor speeches

posted: 01/15/2017 5:33 a.m. Discuss

At least two members of the Arkansas congressional delegation gave floor speeches last week. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton paid tribute to former state Sen. Stanley Russ, who died earlier this month.

Tim Hutchinson touts 3 ex-aides

posted: 01/15/2017 5:33 a.m. Discuss

With Clint Reed serving as chief of staff for Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former Arkansas U.S. Sen. Tim Hutchinson says there are now three of his former aides who have risen to that level.

U.S. Rep. French Hill’s waste award boos Obama team

updated: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Rep. French Hill periodically singles out a government program or agency that he believes is wasting taxpayer money and gives it what he calls a “Golden Fleece Award.”

Puppy joins Arkansas congressman's staff

updated: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton has the second-cutest canine on Capitol Hill, according to a list compiled last year by the Independent Journal Review. But Cowboy, the Republican’s Bichon Frise, will face new competition when the 2017 list is released later this year.

Black caucus picks Flowers as leader

posted: 01/15/2017 5:30 a.m. Discuss

Rep. Vivian Flowers, D-Pine Bluff, was elected as chairman of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus last week for this year and next year. She succeeds Sen. Linda Chesterfield, D-Little Rock.

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