Federal officials say 250 Arkansans managed to enroll for health insurance last month by using the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services were even lower than recent estimates for the 36 states, including Arkansas, that are using the federal insurance exchange.
The statistics show nearly 7,300 Arkansans completed applications for health insurance policies on the site.
A 2-year-old boy has been rescued after falling into a hole in the ground in Wynne.
The Cross County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the child was playing with another child shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the boy fell into the narrow hole that was approximately 10 feet deep.
Deputy Josh Orman was later lowered head first by rope into the hole and was able to grasp the child's wrist and pull him to safety when Orman was pulled from the hole by Wynne firefighters.
Former Congressman and Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Ray Thornton is donating his personal and professional papers to the University of Arkansas Libraries.
Thornton is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law. He was elected Arkansas' attorney general in 1970, and later served three terms in the U.S. House representing the 4th Congressional District.
During his term, he served on the House Judiciary Committee that investigated the Watergate burglaries and drafted the articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon.
Members of the Arkansas Board of Corrections are scheduled to discuss the board's policy on parolees following the release of a report that outlines problems within the state's parole system.
The board will meet Wednesday in Little Rock.
The meeting comes after Gov. Mike Beebe this month released the findings of an investigation about the Department of Community Correction. The Arkansas State Police report found systemic problems with the parole system but no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by officials after a man who was on parole was charged with murder.
Fewer than 100 votes separated the top candidates from the also-rans after ballots were counted in the party primary runoffs for a state senate seat in northeastern Arkansas.
Jonesboro businessman Steve Rockwell led Valley View Schools Superintendent Radius Baker by 24 votes in the Democratic primary, while former AT&T manager John Cooper led Ascent Children's Services CEO Dan Sullivan by 67 votes among Republicans.
If the results stand, Rockwell and Cooper would face off Jan. 14 in a special election to replace former Sen. Paul Bookout, who resigned in August.
Geoffrey Robson explores the Viennese Waltz with Strauss's Overture to Die Fledermaus, the varied styles of Gulda's Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra and Beethoven's often overlooked Symphony No. 4.