• Student receives diploma

    ABILENE, Texas — Sara Brooke Montgomery of Searcy recently graduated from Hardin-Simmons University during commencement ceremonies held in December in HSU’s Behrens Auditorium, according to a news release. Montgomery graduated with a doctor of physical therapy during one of two commencement ceremonies. She was one …

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  • Ed Koch, mayor who became a symbol of NYC, dies at 88

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Koch’s favorite moment as mayor of New York City, fittingly, involved yelling. Suddenly inspired to do something brash about the rare transit strike that crippled the city in 1980, he strode down to the Brooklyn Bridge to encourage commuters who …

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  • Patty Andrews of Andrews Sisters dies at 94

    LOS ANGELES — Patty Andrews never served in the military, but she and her singing sisters certainly supported the troops. During World War II, they hawked war bonds, entertained soldiers overseas and boosted morale on the home-front with tunes like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of …

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  • Storms down trees, cause outages

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A large storm system packing high winds, rain and some possible tornadoes tore across several states in the South and central U.S. during the night, blacking out power to thousands, downing trees and damaging homes. One death was reported when a …

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  • Entergy endows fund to honor retiring chairman

    New Orleans — Entergy Corporation has announced the creation of a $5 million endowment to honor retiring chairman and CEO J. Wayne Leonard. “Wayne has been a passionate advocate on each of these issues during his years at Entergy, so we could think of no …

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  • Graduates, honor rolls named

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State University has released its Dean’s List for the fall semester. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment in at least 12 credit hours and at least a 3.50 grade point average on a 4.00 scale. Area students making the list include …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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. …

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  • ‘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 …

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