• Inmate attacks man accused of killing girl

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas say a fellow inmate attacked a man accused of killing a 6-year-old girl whose body was found in a vacant home days before Thanksgiving. Benton County Jail Capt. Chris Sparks said today that a jail trusty was helping …

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  • Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to perform Friday in M-Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will deliver a special holiday performance at 7 p.m. Friday at The Sheid on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus. Philip Mann will serve as music director. The program will feature holiday classics including “Have Yourself a Merry …

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  • Horse Tales literacy program to be held in Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE — Horse Tales Literacy Project will present “Horses — Encouraging Children to Love Reading” at 10 a.m. and noon Thursday at the Pauline Whittaker Arena, located at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The show will include Fred Woehl and Wild Mustangs, an Arabian …

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  • Herman’s Hermits special to air on AETN Thursday – Program features 22 complete songs filmed from ’64-’69

    CONWAY — “Herman’s Hermits: Listen People 1964-1969” will be aired at 7 p.m. Thursday on the Arkansas Educational Television Network. The program repeats at 10 p.m. Monday. Herman’s Hermits were second only to The Beatles in record sales in the 1960s, according to a news …

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  • Unclaimed property auction set

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas auditor’s office has scheduled its monthly online auction of unclaimed property. The auction on eBay is to start at 10 a.m. Friday and will be open for seven days, and bidding is open to anyone except auditor’s office employees. …

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  • An Arkansas holiday tradition, Festival of Trees returns Thursday

    LITTLE ROCK — Ticket sales are under way for the 36th annual CARTI Auxiliary Festival of Trees, a three-day holiday celebration and fundraiser benefitting CARTI cancer patients set for Thursday-Saturday at the Statehouse Convention Center Ballroom in downtown Little Rock. The CARTI Auxiliary Festival of …

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  • December Civil War events announced

    LITTLE ROCK — A re-enactment on the 150th anniversary of the battle of Prairie Grove, lectures and exhibits are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for December 2012, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial …

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  • Bill to axe rapists’ parental rights

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that the state prohibit convicted rapists from having any custody or visitation rights of children conceived during rape. Democratic Rep. John Edwards of Little Rock filed legislation Monday that would remove all parental rights to the …

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  • UAMS tells patients of records breach

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says medical records involving about 1,500 patients have been improperly disclosed, but no financial records were released. The medical school in Little Rock said Monday the breach occurred in 2010 and involved documents that …

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  • Neighbor arrested for killing abused girl

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — A neighbor has been arrested as a suspect in the killing of a 6-year-old Arkansas girl whose high-profile child abuse case last year sent her father and stepmother to prison, police said. Jersey Bridgeman was reported missing the morning of Nov. 20. …

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  • Election may boost pro-life agenda in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK — Abortion opponents in Arkansas see an opportunity to enact new restrictions, including a ban on the use of telemedicine to make the abortion pill available, with Republicans controlling both sides of the Legislature in next year’s session. Fresh off an election where …

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  • Pedestrian hit, killed by car

    SALEM — A 55-year-old pedestrian died about 4:39 p.m. Friday when he was struck by a vehicle near U.S. Highway 62 in Fulton County about one-half mile east of the Fulton-Baxter county line, said Cpl. David A. Small of the Arkansas State Police. The body …

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