• Sulphur Rock woman wins reserve world champ title

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Brenda Kay Jackson of Sulphur Rock captured the reserve world championship title in amateur stake racing at the American Quarter Horse Association’s recent 2013 Bank of America Amateur World Championship Show. Jackson showed her American quarter horse A Venturous Red Man. The …

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  • Officials: Speed a factor in deadly crash

    LOS ANGELES — Investigators sought to determine the cause of a fiery crash that killed “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker while the actor’s fans erected a makeshift memorial Sunday near where the Porsche he was riding in smashed into a light pole and tree. …

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  • Retired agent is last surviving passenger of presidential limo

    Three gunshots, splattered blood on pink Chanel, the president’s lifeless body falling onto his wife’s lap. As Jacqueline Kennedy climbed from the backseat of the president’s limousine and onto the trunk to try and salvage a piece of her husband’s head, Clint Hill jumped on …

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  • Disney’s daughter remembered for father’s legacy

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney’s daughter and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her northern California home. She was 79. Her death Tuesday in Napa was confirmed by The Walt Disney Co. The cause …

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  • Sylvia Browne, psychic and author, dies at age 77

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sylvia Celeste Browne, a well-known psychic and author, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose at the age of 77, according to an announcement on her website. Browne often assisted in missing persons cases, regularly appeared on television and …

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  • Health department shares Thanksgiving tips

    Little Rock — As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, cooking the traditional turkey dinner gives rise to anxieties and questions, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Health. A few simple steps will not only ease your holiday fears, but will ensure a delicious …

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  • Don’t let Black Friday lead to overspending

    Americans can be generous — to a fault — and never is that character trait more evident than during the holiday shopping season. At this time of year, millions of people put their financial common sense on the shelf, tucking it away into a winter …

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  • ‘Junie B. Jones’ author dies

    New York — Barbara Park, a former class clown who channeled her irreverence into the million-selling mishaps of grade schooler Junie B. Jones, has died. She was 66. Park died Friday after a long battle with ovarian cancer, according to a statement released Sunday by …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Giving thanks … for some wonderful recipes How can the holiday season be here already? Wasn’t it just New Year’s and we were making resolutions for the year? (Which reminds me, I still need to work on a few of mine …) I know each …

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  • Greenville water chief leaves

    GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The city of Greenville is looking for a director for its water department at the same it is trying to hire a new engineer. Wter department director Korey Adams resigned Friday to became director of the Little Rock (Ark.) Job Corps …

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  • Some rejoice, others decry stores’ opening as Black Friday creeps into Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via’s mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall. Now, Via says she’ll never host Thanksgiving dinner for her relatives again. “They barely finished,” says the 28-year-old who lives …

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  • Senator announces spring intern program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) has announced that his office is seeking full or part-time interns to help staff in his Washington, D.C. and state offices during the 2014 spring semester. “Working in a Senate office allows interns to experience what they’ve …

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