Local reps surprised by GOP leader dropping out of Speaker's race
Local members of Congress were caught off guard by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrawing from the race to be speaker. McCarthy said he made the decision because Republicans are clearly divided and it's necessary to pick a candidate who can unite them.
GOP lawmakers say McCarthy told colleagues at the start of a closed meeting that he was not the right person for the job. ...
High court says it's not illegal for mom to pass drugs to unborn child
The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a woman sentenced to 20 years in prison after giving birth to a baby with methamphetamine in his system.
The court handed down the decision on Thursday for Melissa McCann-Arms, 39. She and her son tested positive for the drug after she gave birth in 2012.
McCann-Arms was convicted of a felony called "introduction of controlled substance into body ...
Black walnut caramel apples crumble
1 cup of Muesli oats cereal
½ cup of melted butter
½ cup flour
½ cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 cup of black walnuts
Combine the melted butter, flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and black walnuts until brown sugar has melted.
Fold in the Muesli cereal
Spread mixture on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper, in ...
Traveling flu clinic aims to reduce absences in Springfield School District
Nurses in a traveling clinic are working to keep school kids healthy during this flu season. The medical team visits several different Springfield schools every day for two and a half weeks to administer this year's flu vaccine.
When complete, the team will have seen some 7,000 students.
"It's a lot easier than making an appointment and going to the pediatrician," said LeeAnn Neill, the district's health ...
Judge grants extension for assessment of Arkansas hog farm
A judge is giving two federal agencies more time to assess the environmental impact of a northern Arkansas hog farm in the Buffalo National River watershed.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports a judge granted a three-month extension Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Services Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The agencies had asked for the extension, citing "an unexpectedly large" amount of public comments ...
Petitions filed to allow medical marijuana use in Missouri ...