• 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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  • LRR Audubon to meet Tuesday

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 5:30. The speaker will be Abigail Darrah, who has spent the past three winters at a remote field station in …

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  • Winter Wonderland is open

    JONESBORO (AP) — A holiday display called Winter Wonderland is set to reopen in northeast Arkansas. The walkthrough display opened Saturday in Jonesboro for the 2012 season and will remain open through Dec. 22. Mayor Harold Perrin says the city is going to run the …

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  • A-State mulls opening campus in Mexico

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State University officials are expected to travel to Mexico this month to explore opening a new campus there. Chancellor Tim Hudson said that under the plan, ASU Jonesboro would form a public-private partnership with businesses to teach 3,000 to 5,000 Mexicans …

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  • City sues over fire insurance money

    BEEBE (AP) — The city of Beebe has filed suit against White County over how the county distributes some funding to area fire departments. The suit was filed by Beebe Mayor Mike Robertson and the Beebe City Council after the county decided to distribute funding …

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  • State lottery revenues down; scholarship levels may drop

    LITTLE ROCK — Legislators were told Tuesday that lottery-funded scholarship amounts could take a dive for future recipients as the state-run gambling operation isn’t pulling in as much money as expected. Higher Education Department Interim Director Shane Broadway explained that if scholarships are kept at …

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  • Missing girl found dead

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — Police in Bentonville say a 6-year-old girl reported missing early Tuesday has been found dead. Authorities have released few details about the case but say they’re investigating the girl’s death as a homicide. Police Chief Jon Simpson said the girl was reported …

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  • Alexander juvenile center found in compliance

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state and federal government are in agreement that the Arkansas juvenile lockup at Alexander has complied with a settlement that required a number of reforms. The state and the Justice Department said Tuesday that they filed a joint motion to …

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  • 2 dead in Searcy crash

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed in a car crash in White County. The Searcy Police Department says Kimberly Langley and Betty Grisham died in the accident Tuesday afternoon in Searcy. Both women were from Romance. Langley was pulling out of a …

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  • Sorority row construction continues

    JONESBORO  — Five new homes where members of Arkansas State University’s Greek sororities will reside are well under construction and progressing toward the target completion date of August 2013. Students are expected to occupy the homes in the fall of 2013. “The opening of the …

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  • Little Rock 9 adviser dies

    FAYETTEVILLE — Christopher C. Mercer, one of the six students who integrated the University of Arkansas School of Law, died Tuesday in Little Rock at the age of 88. Born in Pine Bluff in 1924, Mercer was one of the law school’s “Six Pioneers,” the …

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  • Former AD loses appeal on abuse reporting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge has thrown out a challenge to a state law that requires people to report knowledge of suspected child sexual abuse. The Friday ruling in Pulaski County opens the way for a former high school athletic director at a Little …

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