• El Dorado man recovers from traumatic head injury

    EL DORADO  (AP) — Billy Dennis is lucky to be alive. After suffering a traumatic work-related head injury in the field in 2008, the Magnolia native lay comatose in a Hot Springs hospital while doctors fought to keep brain swelling down. During work on a …

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  • 133K still without electricity

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 133,000 Entergy Arkansas customers remain without electricity two days after a Christmas Day storm dumped a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and more than a foot of snow in places. Gov. Mike Beebe has declared a statewide emergency. Entergy …

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  • 189,000 Entergy customers without power in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Entergy Arkansas says more than 189,000 customers are without power after a Christmas Day winter storm covered the state in snow and ice. The outages comprise more than a quarter of Entergy’s customers statewide. The utility says it’s called in …

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  • Beebe says National Guard helping ambulances

    LITTLE ROCK, (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe dispatched members of the National Guard to help ambulance companies and county officials deal with emergencies that popped up as snow and ice fell. Beebe said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that Humvees …

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  • 2 motorists killed in snow-related Ark. accident

    ENOLA (AP) — Two passengers in a car traveling on sleet-slickened highway in Faulkner County died when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck an SUV head-on. State police identified the dead as Cloe and Anastasia Meredith of Pangburn. Their ages weren’t known. Sleet …

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  • ASUMH releases honors lists

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home has announced those students who have been named to honors lists for the fall semester. Full-time students whose grade point average for the semester is 4.00 are named to the Chancellor’s List. Full-time students whose grade …

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  • Up to 6 inches of snow expected in Ark., Okla.

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service issued winter storm watches on Sunday for parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma ahead of a storm that could bring treacherous road conditions and up to 6 inches of snow to the region this Christmas. The National Weather …

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  • Jessieville woman creates tiny Christmas village

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — When it’s time to set out thousands of figures and build a Christmas village each year, Lila Norris lets her imagination guide her in creating the magical scenes in miniature. Norris, of Jessieville, works for about a week to assemble the …

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  • Ex-driver accused of stealing pills on route

    FORREST CITY (AP) — A former delivery driver is accused of stealing prescription narcotics from packages he was supposed to have delivered in St. Francis County. Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday arrested 44-year-old Michael Cole of Forrest City for fraudulent practices involving controlled substances The Times-Herald …

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  • High winds cause damage; 1 injury reported

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says high winds damaged homes and downed trees throughout Arkansas overnight, with one injury reported in Grant County. The weather service says teams will survey areas in Sebastian County and Grant County to see if weak tornadoes …

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  • Sex offender arrested in stabbing, rape in Searcy

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities in White County have arrested a registered sex offender accused of stabbing a woman, then raping her 12-year-old daughter in front of her. Authorities say deputies arrested 29-year-old Aaron Ray Rash of Bald Knob on Wednesday afternoon. Searcy Police Department spokeswoman …

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  • 2 cruisers totaled

    SEARCY (AP) — State police are investigating a crash in Searcy involving two troopers that totaled both of their patrol cars. No one was hurt in the Monday night accident, which Searcy police say occurred when the troopers were driving to assist Searcy police, who …

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