• State has 7 flu deaths

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says reports of influenza are growing more widespread throughout the state. The department says the state has recorded seven influenza deaths this season and that reports of infections and hospitalizations are coming in from all regions …

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  • Man dies in industrial accident

    ARMOREL (AP) — Company officials say a man has been killed in an industrial accident at a plant in northeast Arkansas. Officials say the accident happened Saturday at the Precoat Metals plant near Armorel. Company representative Andrew Farrant says the victim was a technician who …

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  • White River to be a Blueway

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal, state and local officials are to join in announcing the designation of the White River in Arkansas as the nation’s second National Blueway. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes will join Sen. Mark Pryor, Rep. Tim Griffin, Deputy Assistant …

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  • Rainy forecast prompts drawdown of 2 lakes

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Entergy Arkansas is lowering the water levels of lakes Hamilton and Catherine in anticipation of heavy rain over the next few days. Entergy’s Ted Smethers says crews plan to lower Lake Hamilton by 6 inches and Lake Catherine by a foot. …

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  • Gov. names Lyon alum to post

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has named a new director for the Arkansas Heritage Department. Beebe on Friday named Martha Miller of Little Rock and Lyon College class of ’73 alumnus the post. She replaces Cathie Matthews, who retired at the end of …

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  • Storm system predicted

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says a storm system moving through the state is expected to drop 2 to 4 inches of rain in parts of Arkansas. The weather service says the system will move into southern Arkansas this afternoon and will …

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  • 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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