• Beebe plans to shorten sentence

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe’s office says he plans to shorten an inmate’s prison sentence from 240 years to 40 years. Beebe’s office said Friday the governor intends to grant a commutation of sentence to 52-year-old Larry Brothers. The governor’s office said Brothers …

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  • Dean’s List released

    RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University has announced its Dean’s List for undergraduate students on the main campus in Russellville for the fall 2012 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 semester hours to be named …

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  • Eagle Awareness event begins Friday

    LAKEVIEW — Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Lakeview will have its annual Eagle Awareness Event Friday and Saturday. Attendees will have an opportunity to see eagles, various other birds of prey and migratory birds in the wild as expert rangers, naturalists and park interpreters …

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  • AETN gives advance screening of ‘Soul Food Junkies’ Tuesday

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of “Soul Food Junkies” as part of Community Cinema at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the …

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  • BRTC diplomas awarded

    POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College in Pocahontas conferred degrees and certificates to 287 students on Dec. 13. Area students and their degrees or certificates include: Batesville — Aaron Keith Jewell Moody, certificate of proficiency, law enforcement Cave City — Jennifer Lynne Penn, certificate of …

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  • Man who murdered elderly woman gets life

    MAGNOLIA (AP) — A man who did plumbing work for a 74-year-old Magnolia woman has pleaded guilty to murdering her. A judge on Thursday sentenced 33-year-old Robert Harrison of Emerson to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the slaying of …

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  • Passion Play averts foreclosure

    EUREKA SPRINGS (AP) — The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs has raised the $75,000 it needed to avoid foreclosure and organizers say the performances will resume. The Gospel Station Network of Ada, Okla., was able to raise the money for an interest payment and …

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  • Man who killed elderly woman sentenced

    MAGNOLIA (AP) — A man who did plumbing work for a 74-year-old Magnolia woman has pleaded guilty to murdering her. A judge on Thursday sentenced 33-year-old Robert Harrison of Emerson to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the slaying of …

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  • Revenues up in December

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ revenues in December beat the previous year and expectations, fueled primarily by an increase in individual income tax collections, the state finance office said Thursday. The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said the state’s net available revenues in December …

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  • Charges filed in rape, death of abused girl

    LITTLE ROCK — A prosecutor filed formal charges this week against an Arkansas man accused of raping and killing his 6-year-old neighbor who had been a victim in a prior abuse case. Prosecutor Van Stone filed paperwork Wednesday charging Zachary Holly, 28, with capital murder, …

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  • Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson self-reports, receives fine

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson reported himself to the state Ethics Commission for giving $2,700 to his then-girlfriend and drew a $500 fine and a warning letter. The commission on Wednesday also cited Hutchinson for failing to accurately disclose the spending on …

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  • Jonesboro mall sells to New York firm for $96M

    JONESBORO (AP) — A New York-based real estate investment firm is buying the Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro for $96 million. Rouse Properties Inc. closed Wednesday on the purchase from a private partnership led by David Hocker. The purchase also includes an adjacent shopping …

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