• 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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  • Phillips named Main Street Arkansas director

    LITTLE ROCK — Greg Phillips, a 15-year veteran of the Main Street Arkansas downtown development program, has been named the new director of Main Street Arkansas, according to Frances McSwain, Arkansas Historic Preservation program director. Phillips has been assistant director of the Main Street Arkansas …

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  • 2 juveniles arrested in Harrison school threats

    HARRISON (AP) — Harrison police have arrested two juveniles for threatening to blow up two schools there. Police on Tuesday said a person at Harrison Junior High found a note that contained a bomb threat after dismissal on Monday. Police watched surveillance video and developed …

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  • Ark. mom collecting teddy bears for Connecticut school

    JONESBORO (AP) — The mother of an Arkansas school shooting victim is collecting teddy bears to send to survivors and family of victims of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Pamela Herring said teddy bears she received brought comfort after her 12-year-old daughter Paige …

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  • 2 killed in truck crash

    MORRILTON (AP) — Arkansas State Police say two people are dead when their vehicles were struck by a trailer that detached from a truck. State police say the accident happened Monday on Arkansas 95 in Conway County two miles north of Interstate 40. A preliminary …

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  • 6 LR stores robbed over weekend

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police in Little Rock are investigating six robberies that have occurred since Saturday in the city’s west side. Reports released by police on Monday show that two of the robberies occurred at fast food restaurants, one at a Kroger supermarket on …

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  • Clinton Center debuts new exhibit from the ‘Picasso of LEGO Bricks’

    LITTLE ROCK — The William J. Clinton Presidential Center opened its newest exhibit, “In Pieces,” a mixed medium collaboration with New York artist Nathan Sawaya and Australian photographer Dean West, on Dec. 12. Sawaya’s “The Art of the Brick” was one of the center’s most …

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  • LR cop charged with battery

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock police say an officer has been suspended with pay after being charged with third-degree domestic battery. Police said Monday that Officer James Youngblood has been suspended after being arrested in Saline County on Sunday. Sgt. Cassandra Davis says an …

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