• 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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  • 189,000 Entergy customers without power in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Entergy Arkansas says more than 189,000 customers are without power after a Christmas Day winter storm covered the state in snow and ice. The outages comprise more than a quarter of Entergy’s customers statewide. The utility says it’s called in …

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  • Beebe says National Guard helping ambulances

    LITTLE ROCK, (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe dispatched members of the National Guard to help ambulance companies and county officials deal with emergencies that popped up as snow and ice fell. Beebe said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that Humvees …

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  • 2 motorists killed in snow-related Ark. accident

    ENOLA (AP) — Two passengers in a car traveling on sleet-slickened highway in Faulkner County died when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck an SUV head-on. State police identified the dead as Cloe and Anastasia Meredith of Pangburn. Their ages weren’t known. Sleet …

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  • ASUMH releases honors lists

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home has announced those students who have been named to honors lists for the fall semester. Full-time students whose grade point average for the semester is 4.00 are named to the Chancellor’s List. Full-time students whose grade …

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  • Up to 6 inches of snow expected in Ark., Okla.

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service issued winter storm watches on Sunday for parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma ahead of a storm that could bring treacherous road conditions and up to 6 inches of snow to the region this Christmas. The National Weather …

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  • Jessieville woman creates tiny Christmas village

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — When it’s time to set out thousands of figures and build a Christmas village each year, Lila Norris lets her imagination guide her in creating the magical scenes in miniature. Norris, of Jessieville, works for about a week to assemble the …

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