• Robber shot

    DUMAS (AP) — Police in Dumas say a pharmacy owner shot and killed an apparent would-be robber. Police said Meador Pharmacy owner Bill Canada opened his store about 5:30 a.m. Friday and when he stepped outside that a man wearing a mask approached him with …

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  • LRR Audubon to meet

    CLINTON — Joy DeClark, river restoration program director for the Nature Conservancy, will speak at the meeting of the Little Red River Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Clinton. DeClark will present an update about the stream restoration plan for …

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  • National Park Radio, Cutthroat Trout to perform at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University in Mountain Home has announced its 2013-14 Arvest Concert Series to be held in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus. National Park Radio and Cutthroat Trout will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday. National Park Radio is …

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  • Hallums, Smith featured in Gaston Lecture Series

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The 2013-14 Gaston Lecture Series at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home will feature two authors with personal stories to tell. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Roy Hallums, author of “Buried Alive: The True Story of Kidnapping, Captivity and a Dramatic Rescue,” will …

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  • Ozarks town decries new ‘anti-white’ billboard

    HARRISON (AP) — Leaders in Harrison are decrying a new billboard in town that reads, “Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White.” The billboard went up Tuesday near the U.S. 62/65 bypass. Officials say a local radio station, which had a billboard right above the …

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  • Board delays vote on alcohol at NLR theater

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has delayed a vote on whether a movie theater in a North Little Rock mall should be able to serve beer and wine. The board voted Wednesday to defer action on an appeal from Regal …

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  • Hearing set on gay marriage ban

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A hearing has been set in a lawsuit brought by a group of same-sex couples challenging Arkansas’ ban on gay marriage. Online court records show that a hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12 in state court. A group of same-sex couples …

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  • Special session starts today

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are gathering at the state Capitol to begin a special session aimed at lowering insurance premium hikes expected to hit thousands of teachers next year. The House and Senate were scheduled to meet this afternoon for the start of …

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  • Competition to heat up at Rib Off

    LITTLE ROCK — The 6th annual B Street Rib Off will be Saturday at MacArthur Park in Little Rock. The event will feature a barbecue cooking competition that includes ribs, chicken and side dishes. Teams may enter up to the night before the event. Side …

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  • Arkansas delegation supports bill to reopen federal government

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation supported legislation Wednesday to reopen the federal government and avoid a threatened national default. Republican U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack had said beforehand that they would vote in favor of the measure. …

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  • Beebe calls special session

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe says he’ll call a special session for lawmakers to address health insurance increases set to take effect Jan. 1 for the state’s public school employees. Beebe says the session will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday. State officials have …

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  • Ghost Walks set for Friday

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host Ghost Walks from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Century-old buildings, the Black River and old cemeteries play host to a number of Powhatan’s ghost stories, folk tales and legends. Ghost Walk participants will be introduced to the …

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