• Some areas could see freezing rain, sleet

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says parts of Arkansas may be in for some more bad weather. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Little Rock say a mixture of light rain, freezing rain and sleet is expected to fall across northern …

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  • People to access old land records

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — People in Arkansas soon will be able to access thousands of historical land records as renovations are completed at the land commissioner’s office. Commissioner John Thurston’s office will unveil its nearly two-year renovation at an open house Jan. 24. The renovation …

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  • Town known for dead birds bans fireworks

    BEEBE (AP) — A town issued a fireworks ban after loud pyrotechnics likely spooked a number of blackbirds and sent them falling from the sky on the last two New Year’s Eves. The Beebe City Council approved an ordinance this year banning fireworks in areas …

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  • Crosses built, given away by Russellville couple

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The crosses stand in a row along the edge of the yard where grass meets curb, knee-high and painted white. A passerby might be confused by the display, before seeing the sign placed behind them reading “Please take a cross.” This is …

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  • Fireworks dealers hope to see a brighter 2013

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — In late June and early July, fireworks stands stood on the sides of roads throughout Pope County, their parking lots empty, their clearance sales — as high as 85 percent discounts — forgotten in the midst of blistering 100-degree-plus heat that incurred …

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  • Bears sent to Conn.

    JONESBORO (AP) — Michael Stutman’s three children have gone to sleep with teddy bears the past four nights. They were among guests at a Newtown, Conn., town hall toy give-away Dec. 23, where rows of tables held toys donated from manufacturers and communities across the …

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  • Former Supreme Court justice among ’12 Arkansas deaths

    A longtime Arkansas Supreme Court justice who, as a trial attorney, fought election fraud during the 1960s, was among the notable Arkansans who died during 2012. Retired Justice Tom Glaze died March 30 at his home in North Little Rock at age 74. Others who …

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  • Many still in the dark

    LITTLE ROCK — As the muted ends of a powerful winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people plodded through the Northeast, many in Arkansas sought warmth and shelter against the cold prospect of life without electricity into the new year. A Christmas …

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  • Sanctioned January events announced

    LITTLE ROCK — A commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the battle of Arkansas Post, lectures and exhibits are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for January 2013, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial …

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  • Sandy Hook stirs memories for Westside survivors

    JONESBORO — Jana Berry sat in the teachers’ lounge at the Westside Middle School when the fire alarm sounded. The third-year educator gathered herself and walked out of the building. She thought it was a drill. Outside she met a football coach, and the two …

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  • El Dorado man recovers from traumatic head injury

    EL DORADO  (AP) — Billy Dennis is lucky to be alive. After suffering a traumatic work-related head injury in the field in 2008, the Magnolia native lay comatose in a Hot Springs hospital while doctors fought to keep brain swelling down. During work on a …

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  • 133K still without electricity

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 133,000 Entergy Arkansas customers remain without electricity two days after a Christmas Day storm dumped a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and more than a foot of snow in places. Gov. Mike Beebe has declared a statewide emergency. Entergy …

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