• 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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  • Judge rules adult charge for teen in slaying

    JONESBORO (AP) — A judge in Jonesboro found evidence that a 16-year-old boy planned a robbery in which he allegedly shot a man dead and ordered that he be tried as an adult on a first-degree murder charge. Circuit Judge Cindy Thyer conducted two days …

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  • Ark. state panel recommends $2.7M to crash victim estate

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A state panel says $2.7 million should be given to the estate of an Arkansas woman who was killed in a 2009 high-speed collision with a trooper. The award, recommended by the Arkansas Claims Commission on Thursday, has to be approved …

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  • Dog attack victim finds reasons to be thankful year after mauling

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Donny Moore is grateful this holiday season that he can actually eat Thanksgiving dinner. The Springdale florist was mauled by a pit bull on Fox Pass Road in Hot Springs on Nov. 23, 2011, the day before Thanksgiving. In the past …

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  • Troopers to be on roads

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas State Police says it’s joining a nationwide program to watch drivers on U.S. highways during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. ASP Col. Stan Witt says troopers statewide will be taking part in the national “Click It or Ticket, Day and …

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  • Web page tracks holiday lights

    The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism website has a special Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights page that tracks communities’ celebration of the holidays with light and sound. Go to Arkansas.com and click on Trail of Holiday Lights. The new interactive page promotes the annual …

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  • Pianist to close concert series

    PARAGOULD — Pianist and vocalist Rockin’ Luke Stroud of Cave City will close out KASU Radio’s Blue Monday concert series in Paragould at the Red Goose Restaurant at 7 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. His backup musicians will include members of the band …

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  • Arkansas House picks Cabot Republican as speaker

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House picked its first Republican speaker since Reconstruction on Thursday, but it took a coalition of Democrats to do it. Rep. Davy Carter, R-Cabot, beat Rep. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, by a secret-ballot vote of 52-45 and will lead the …

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  • Ice-skating rink opens Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arvest on Ice outdoor ice-skating rink, located in the River Market area of Little Rock, will open to the public Saturday and remain open through Jan. 6, 2013. Skating rink hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 …

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