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JASPER — The Newton County Quorum Court met last week and passed an ordinance adopting a Newton County Employee Concealed Carry Plan. This plan states a county employee who is licensed to carry … more
It’s political season and campaign signs are starting to pop up all over, but the Arkansas Department of Transportation has a friendly warning. ARDOT reminds candidates for political office … more
April 2-8, 2022 From Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill celebrating the Annunciation preceding the celebration of Orthodox Easter in front of the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, to … more
Amazon is seeking to overturn the historic union victory at one of its New York City warehouses. The e-commerce giant listed 25 objections in a legal filing obtained by The Associated Press on Friday. The retailer said the federal labor board must order a re-do election. The company says the National Labor Relations Board acted in a way that tainted the results. It accused organizers with the nascent Amazon Labor Union of intimidating workers to vote for the union. An attorney representing the union has called the claim “patently absurd.” The company also accused the labor board of improper influence.  more
Prosecutors say they won’t seek to retry a Kansas City man after the Missouri Supreme Court overturned his conviction because the case is “tainted from all directions.” The Jackson County prosecutor’s office said in a statement Friday that there is insufficient evidence to prove that Keith Carnes fatally shot a rival drug dealer, 24-year-old Larry White, in 2003 in a Kansas City parking garage. The announcement came just three days after the Missouri Supreme Court set aside Carnes’ first-degree murder and armed criminal action convictions, ordering him to be released from prison within 30 days unless prosecutors move to retry him. more
Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up for select Arkansas stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP's complete coverage of Arkansas and the rest of the world, visit … more
West Central Avenue between South Spruce Street and South Oak Street will be closed from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. from Monday, April 14 through Thursday, April 14 for sewer line repairs. more
An extra-contagious version of the coronavirus has taken over the world. The omicron variant called BA.2 is now dominant in at least 68 countries, including the U.S. The World Health Organization says it makes up about 94% of sequenced omicron cases submitted to an international coronavirus database. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it was responsible for 72% of new U.S. infections last week. One reason it's gained ground: It’s about 30% more contagious than the original omicron. But it doesn’t seem to cause more severe disease. Vaccines appear just as effective against it, limiting hospitalizations and deaths. more
The intersection of West Central Avenue and South Spruce will be closed starting Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 14 each from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for sewer line repairs. more
1:15 a.m. — A caller reported the lights on inside a residence on Ruff Lane and the doors were open, but no one was around. An officer said nothing seemed to be out of place and the wind might … more
Ukrainian soccer club Shakhtar Donetsk will play a series of charity games on a government-backed “Global Tour for Peace” that will raise money for the country’s military in the war against Russia. The tour starts Saturday against Greek league leader Olympiakos. The club says its squad has gathered in Turkey. The tour will also raise money for refugees. Soccer clubs around Europe have been offering to play games against Ukrainian clubs and host youth players. Ukrainian soccer shut down when Russia invaded. Shakhtar played its last competitive game in December. Some of its Brazilian players have since signed short-term deals with other clubs. more
Nonprofits of all kinds are getting hit hard by inflation, experts say. Price and wage increases are hurting nonprofits in multiple ways, making it harder to keep up with their own basic operational expenses while also forcing them to curtail the services they provide. At the same time, there are early signs that the burst of generosity donors showed in the first year of the pandemic may be slowing considerably. “It’s not a pretty equation,” says Shannon McCracken, chief executive of the Nonprofit Alliance. Nonprofits that provide annual cost-of-living increases for their workers, as many do, are getting hit with higher payroll costs of about 6% even without any increase based on merit or seniority, McCracken says. more
On Friday, March 18, Rep. Jeff Wardlaw, R-Hermitage, visited the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) campus to view progress on renovations to the Agriculture Building, which began in February … more
Nick Simon and his family work a cow-calf operation and the herd appears to be looking forward to a taste of the delicious hay. more
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is now accepting scholarship applications from students majoring in agriculture or an agriculture-related field at one of the following … more
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod issued orders denying the export privileges of three Russian … more
The Arkansas Department of Transportation is inviting public comment on a proposed amendment to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan, or STIP, concerning electric vehicle … more
When the Harrison Board of Education met in April, it recognized some staff members for financial and professional accomplishments.  Superintendent Dr. Stewart Pratt introduced Jenny Cowling, … more
Students from the Harrison High School Art Club and EAST Initiative have been painting some windows in downtown Harrison in honor of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to the U.S. … more
APRIL 1 – 7, 2022 Russian troops left behind crushed buildings and residents in dire need of food and aid in the northern Ukrainian city of Bucha. Protests around the world condemned the … more
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