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Hutchinson speaks at Black History Month ceremony

LITTLE ROCK — A pioneering female surgeon and a successful publisher are among the Arkansas natives who have contributed to black history and “helped shape the world,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday during a Black History Month ceremony at the state Capitol.

Deer video leads to charges

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Thursday that charges have been filed against three Georgia men, and a warning issued to an Arkansas woman, in connection with a video showing a deer being beaten with a textbook.

Trump slams Cruz at Little Rock rally

LITTLE ROCK — Two days after coming in second to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Iowa Republican caucus, presidential candidate Donald Trump took several swipes at Cruz during a campaign rally Wednesday evening in Arkansas’ capital city.

Army Corps lifts small craft advisory

LITTLE ROCK — The Army Corps of Engineers has lifted the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second. Even though flows have receded below that threshold, Corps officials urge boaters to always use caution when on the river.