• 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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  • Cold slightly helps Arkansas duck hunters

    STUTTGART (AP) — Cold and snowy weather since Christmas has helped Arkansas’ duck habitat only a little bit. Snowmelt has increased water levels slightly, making the state more attractive to ducks, but much of state remains drier than in recent seasons. Cold weather in the …

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  • Boyfriend arrested for woman’s death

    SALESVILLE (AP) — Baxter County authorities have arrested a Salesville man on suspicion of capital murder in the beating death of his live-in girlfriend on New Year’s Eve. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said deputies responded to a 911 call “an incident in Salesville, and …

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  • Power outages down to 279

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Entergy Arkansas says it’s restored power to all but 279 homes and businesses that lost electricity in the Christmas Day winter storm. As of Tuesday afternoon — a full week after the storm dropped ice and snow on the state — …

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  • Jazz night planned

    JONESBORO — New jazz night will feature NJHB and guests from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at TheArts@311, located at 311 South Church in Jonesboro. There is no charge for admittance. For more information check Events at facebook.com/TheArtsAt311 or call (870) 934-8710.

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  • Drought tops state agri stories of 2012

    LITTLE ROCK — Drought dominated agricultural news in Arkansas in 2012, causing grief for the state’s livestock industry, and prompting row crop farmers to dig more deeply into their wallets to keep their thirsty plants alive. Drought’s overall impact on Arkansas gained the highest number …

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  • New PB mayor fires police chief

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Pine Bluff will be getting a new police chief along with its new mayor. On her first day on the job Tuesday, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth fired Pine Bluff Police Chief Brenda Davis-Jones, but wouldn’t give a reason for the change, and …

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