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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas panel has approved a rule that would allow it to hire an outside consultant to help review and score hundreds of applications the state has received from businesses that want to sell medical marijuana.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials have denied a request by some farmers to lift the state's ban on in-crop dicamba use.

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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — A preliminary report finds that an eastern Arkansas police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who led police on a chase on Interstate 40.

WMC-TV says the report Monday by prosecutor Scott Ellington notes that Ronald Coleman of Memphis, Tennessee, refused to stop for police and was driving the wrong way on I-40 when he was shot by West Memphis officer Matt Presley.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Eighteen condemned inmates say in new court filings that the executions of four men in Arkansas last year exposed problems that should render the state's lethal injection procedure unconstitutional.

The prisoners late Monday asked a federal judge to let them amend a lawsuit filed after Arkansas scheduled eight executions in an 11-day period last year. Four inmates from the original lawsuit were put to death, three received stays and Gov. Asa Hutchinson granted clemency to one.

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FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) — At least one person has been hurt as strong storms have pounded areas of eastern Arkansas.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' fastest-growing cities are mostly suburbs while more rural, smaller cities are shrinking, according to recent census figures.

The U.S. Census Bureau released data Thursday including the state's population changes between 2010 and 2017, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

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KENNETT, Mo. (AP) — The sudden closure of a hospital has left some expectant mothers in the Missouri Bootheel region scrambling for care in an area that already has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the U.S.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas congressman has deactivated his office Facebook page after expressing concern over the social media platform's recent involvement in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.

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HICKMAN, Ark. (AP) - A North Carolina-based steel company is furthering its expansion in northeast Arkansas with a planned $240 million sheet metal production line.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Forecasters are predicting a wild swing in temperatures for parts of Arkansas on Tuesday, with some areas at risk for severe thunderstorms and others under a freeze warning.

According to the Storm Prediction Center, the greatest risk Tuesday for tornadoes and severe weather is along the Mississippi River, including portions of eastern Arkansas, and extending north into the Ohio Valley region.

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