• Dean’s List released

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester, according to Dr. Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor. Area students include: Batesville — Tina Dodson, Margaret McDougal Cave City — Leroy Maupin Evening …

    Read More

  • ABF driver comes to aid of elderly couple – Ronnie Milner is named TCA’s latest Highway Angel

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Ronnie Milner of Valparaiso, Ind., a professional truck driver for Arkansas Best Freight System Inc. of Fort Smith, has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel. Milner is being recognized for helping an elderly couple in trouble on the highway. On …

    Read More

  • Linda Pugach, blinded by hired thugs, dies

    NEW YORK — Linda Pugach, who was blinded in 1959 when her lover hired hit men to throw lye in her face — and became a media sensation after later marrying him — has died, her husband said Thursday. She was 75. The infamous New …

    Read More

  • Boozman opens summer intern application period

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Boozman has announced that he is seeking summer interns for his Washington, D.C. and state offices. “This is an important time for our nation. This is an excellent opportunity for any Arkansas college students who have an interest in …

    Read More

  • Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial dies at age 92

    ST. LOUIS — No last name necessary. A slew of batting titles. Corkscrew stance. Humble. A gentleman. All-around good guy. Stan the Man. Stanley Frank Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star who was one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, died Saturday. …

    Read More

  • ‘Dear Abby’ advice columnist dies at 94

    MINNEAPOLIS — Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Dear Abby dispensed snappy, sometimes saucy advice on love, marriage and meddling mothers-in-law to millions of newspaper readers around the world and opened the way for the likes of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Phil and Oprah, has died. She …

    Read More

  • Conrad Bain of ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ dies at 89

    NEW YORK — Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and film actor who became a star in middle age as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” has died. Bain died Monday of natural causes in his …

    Read More

  • Man accused in 8 deaths gets second life sentence

    MORRISON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man accused of killing eight people from two states during a 2008 spree was given a second life sentence Wednesday, this time in the death of a 93-year-old man. A judge in Whiteside County also sentenced Nicholas T. Sheley …

    Read More

  • Zaxby’s warns customers of potential fraud

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud. Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. said in a statement that the suspicious files may have resulted in …

    Read More

  • IRS plans tax season opening for 1040 filers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the Internal Revenue Service announced it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30. The IRS will begin …

    Read More

  • Widow of poisoned lottery winner didn’t alert authorities

    CHICAGO (AP) — The widow of a Chicago lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning as he awaited a $425,000 check says she cannot believe her husband could have had enemies and that she has no idea who in their family asked that authorities take …

    Read More

  • Former AP fashion editor Anderson dies at 91

    AUSTIN, Texas — Former Associated Press fashion editor and foreign correspondent Nadeane Walker Anderson, who interviewed legendary designers including Coco Chanel and Christian Dior while working in Paris, has died in Texas. She was 91. Anderson, who used her maiden name Nadeane Walker as her …

    Read More