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Gov. Hutchinson plans special session on income tax cuts

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to call a special session this fall for lawmakers to consider new income tax cut proposals. The Republican governor announced his decision Thursday as lawmakers neared the end of this year's regular session. Hutchinson did not...

HBO to begin production on season 3 of ‘True Detective’ in Fayetteville

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Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will play Arkansas State Police detective Wayne Hays The third installment of the HBO crime anthology True Detective created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be filmed and produced in northwest Arkansas, beginning in early 2018, according...

Rutledge: Scammers are phishing for personal information with text message click bait

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says the latest trend from scam artists comes as a text message telling Arkansans a package is being delivered to their home and they must click on the link in the message. In reality, there is no package, the text...

ASP: Officer in stable condition, kidnapping suspect dies in Lonoke confrontation

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UPDATE, Feb. 22, 2021 -- Click here. The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division is leading the investigation as it relates to the officer-involved shooting at 1834 Arkansas Highway 31 in Lonoke and a second crime scene south of Lonoke where a fugitive wanted in...

Hutchinson signs bills increasing median teacher pay

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor has signed legislation to raise the target median salary for teachers by $2,000. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday signed identical House and Senate bills that raise the target median pay to $51,822, starting with the 2021-2022 school year. Hutchinson...

Business leaders say area’s economy improving with gradual reopening

A new survey of business leaders from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota that was released Wednesday suggests the economy has started to recover as businesses reopened in the past month. But Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said the...

State Police investigate homicide victim found on exit ramp

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A 27-year-old Conyers, Georgia woman was found dead along a Fayetteville exit ramp off Interstate 49, Saturday, Dec. 26, according to a release from the Arkansas State Police. Arkansas State Police Special Agents have identified the victim as Shaletian Robin Zetta Larry. The case is...

ASU System announces intent for in-person fall classes

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas State University System’s six current institutions, as well as future member Henderson State University, intend to return to in-person classes on campuses this fall as part of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery, Chuck Welch, the system's president, announced today. Guidelines from the...

Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Races coming up this weekend in Mountain View

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A hint of autumn in the air means outhouse racers are being constructed and bean recipes are being perfected for the Bean Fest and Outhouse Races to be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27 in Mountain View. Now in its 36th year, the festival draws...

Arkansas Senate OKs alternate, scaled-back hate crimes bill

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved a stripped-down hate crimes bill derided by long-time supporters of such legislation who claim the measure is too vague. The Senate approved the measure Wednesday, sending it to the House. The bill requires offenders to...

ARKANSAS NEWS: Gov. Hutchinson tells Trump administration state will accept refugees

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson has informed the Trump administration that he has decided Arkansas will accept refugees and legal immigrants should they be placed in the state as part of any resettlement. In early September, President Trump signed an executive order giving governors the right to...