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Statewide Speed Enforcement Patrols

(LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas law enforcement officers will launch a concentrated week-long speed enforcement plan next week.  The operation will More »

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Summer Utility Assistance Program Now Open

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas and Northcentral Arkansas Development Council summer utility assistance program opened on July 2nd. More »

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Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in More »

Farm Family Of The Year

District Farm Families Of The Year Named

The eight district winners in the 71st annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected, representing the More »

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Give The Gift Of Life

The American Red Cross has a critical need for O Negative Blood Donors. O negative blood is used when there More »

Escaped Inmate Captured

Randall Sledge

A third inmate who escaped from the Sharp County Jail last Wednesday is back in custody.

31-year old Randall Paul Sledge, of Conway, was arrested Friday by Kansas State Troopers.

7,000 Fail Arkansas Works Requirement

Arkansas Works

More than 7,000 of the 279,602 Arkansans benefiting from the state’s Arkansas Works program did not satisfy its work requirement in June. They face losing coverage if they continue to fail to satisfy the requirement during the next two months.

State Chamber Chief Trusting Trump Tariff

Randy Zook

One of Arkansas’ top business leaders says he’s sticking with President Trump’s trade wars on faith, for now, and he hopes the ultimate outcome is fairer trade practices that benefit the U.S.

Appearing on this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas CEO Randy Zook said trade policies need correction, but there will be pain for some of the state’s business interests.

Independence County Fair

Independence County Fair

It’s Opening Day of the Independence County Fair.

The 98th annual event runs through Saturday at the Independence County Fairgrounds, 55 White Drive in Batesville.

Burn Bans For Area Counties

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Three area counties are now included in the state’s burn bans.

On Friday, Cleburne, Faulkner and White Counties all issued burn bans until further notice. They join Carrol, Garland and Saline Counties as having burn bans.

Missing Person Now Murder Investigation

Elvia Fragstein

Faulkner County Sheriff’s Officials announced Friday a body found Wednesday July 11th along a rural Jefferson County Road has been identified as 71-year old Elvia Fragstein of Wooster.

Fragstein’ s husband reported her missing to the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department July 7th after she didn’t return from a shopping trip.

I-630 Construction Begins In Little Rock

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Construction and overnight lane closures are set to begin to widen 2.2 miles of Interstate 630 to four lanes in each direction in Little Rock, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.

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