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News Minute: Here is the latest Arkansas news from The Associated Press

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SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Harding University is getting a new registrar. Tod Martin of York, Nebraska, will be registrar, effective in August. Martin replaces Janice Hurd, who is retiring from the position after serving as registrar for eight years. Martin comes to Harding from York College after seven years as the school's registrar. He was also an assistant professor in York's business program and taught classes in management and marketing.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas election officials say the state has delayed the deadline for submitting the petitions to the following workday for nearly 90 years, as they review a group claiming the state used the wrong deadline for an expanded alcohol sales measure. Officials were still researching the complaint from the group challenging the petitions that were submitted in favor of legalizing alcohol sales in all 75 counties.

LITLTE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Republican congressman from Arkansas who has advocated for legislation that would limit tax-free shopping online says he agrees with his party adopting an anti-Internet sales tax stance and argues the two stances aren't in conflict. U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said he agrees the with state GOP adopting as part of its platform opposition to any sales tax imposed by the federal government. Womack is co-sponsor of legislation that would empower states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases.

SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A Bald Knob man accused of shooting his father-in-law to death goes before a judge on Wednesday. Investigators say Robert Draft attacked his wife Kathie at their home and then fatally shot Douglas Cloyes at his home down the street. Draft was arrested in Michigan after the May shooting.

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