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Proposal to transfer money to Arkansas highways dropped An Arkansas lawmaker has dropped his proposal to transfer tax revenue from auto-related items to highways after Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he'd form a committee to study options for funding the state's road needs. Republican Rep. Dan Douglas of Bentonville on Thursday withdrew his legislation to gradually phase in the transfer from the state's general fund over a 10-year period. Finance officials said the proposal would ...

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Arkansas Senate backs expanding access to experimental drugs Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation that would give terminally ill patients access to experimental medications that are not yet on pharmacy shelves. The state Senate on Thursday approved by a 33-0 vote a bill to expand access to potentially life-saving medications years before terminally ill patients would normally be able to access them. Eligible medications have passed the first of multiple phases in an ...

Attorney General stops online payday lenders in Missouri Eight online payday lenders operated by one man from a South Dakota reservation will repay Missouri consumers who were charged excess fees under the terms of a settlement. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster's office announced Thursday that online payday lenders operated by Martin Webb would stop operating in Missouri, repay $270,000 in restitution to consumers and cancel all outstanding balances for Missouri residents. The settlement says Webb ...

Local agencies push preparedness during Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week The National Weather Service wants you to get ready for severe weather. Local and state emergency management agencies recognize the first week of March as Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week.   There's a state-wide tornado drill and a push to encourage families to develop an emergency plan. "We are right on the heels of what typically for our region of Missouri is filled with severe weather. We start ...

2 dead after crash in McDonald County Two people are dead following a two-vehicle crash in McDonald County on Thursday.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a 2006 Ford F150 failed to negotiate a curve on MO 59, two-miles north of Noel, and struck a 1998 Mercury Mystique head-on around 11:00 a.m.  The driver of the car, 28-year-old Ashley Tharp of Pineville, Missouri, and a passenger, 27-year-old Cody Blevins of Sebastian, Florida, were killed. ...

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Federal judge shot during robbery attempt to have surgery
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2009, file photo, U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Michigan Terrence Berg addresses the media in Detroit. Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt tells The Detroit News that Judge Terrence G. Berg was shot in the leg Thursday, March 5, 2015, near his house on the city's west side. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge who was shot in the leg outside his Detroit home during an apparent robbery attempt is scheduled for surgery and expected to make a full recovery.

Bank of Greece: need progress in talks with creditors
Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras arrives at Maximos Mansion to meet Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, Friday, March 6, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said the ECB "stood ready" to once again permit Greek banks to use junk-rated Greek government bonds as collateral to get credit from the ECB. That would happen as soon as the bank assesses that Greece is likely to successfully complete a creditor review of its progress. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The meeting of the eurozone's 19 finance ministers next week is very important for financially stricken Greece, the country's central bank governor said Friday.

Indians welcome Holi festival in riot of colour
The ancient Hindu festival of Holi, which heralds the end of winter and the victory of good over evil, is marked with a national public holiday and sees revellers pour onto the streetsMillions across India welcomed spring with their annual "festival of colours" on Friday, celebrating by covering each other in water and dazzling paint. The ancient Hindu festival of Holi, which heralds the end of winter and the victory of good over evil, is marked with a national public holiday and sees revellers pour onto the streets. May this festival of colours fill your lives with lots of joy," tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, the start of the two-day festivities.

Wisconsin Assembly moves toward vote on right-to-work bill
Rep. Ken Skowronski, R-Franklin, front, and Rep. Jim Ott, R-Mequon, back, react to an extended debate in the state Assembly on proposed right-to-work legislation at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly edged closer to making their state the 25th to pass a right-to-work law, moving within hours of a Friday morning deadline to vote on the union restrictions after enduring a night of speeches by Democrats opposing the measure.

Nissan recalls more Altimas for hood latch problem
DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling 625,000 more cars in the U.S. as part of a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are moving.