• DHS services for the blind give Consumer of the Year awards

    LITTLE ROCK — Ethel Fowler of Blytheville has been named an area Consumer of the Year by the Department of Human Services Division of Services for the Blind for her determination to overcome adversity, succeed in her career and serve others, according to a news …

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  • AHPP offers grant-writing workshop

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will hold a grant-writing workshop at 10 a.m. Jan. 8, 2013, at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, located at 501 West 9th St. in Little Rock for people interested in applying for the agency’s County Courthouse Restoration …

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  • NEA pageants call for contestants

    Blytheville — The Miss Northeast Arkansas pageant, a preliminary to the Miss Arkansas and Miss America pageants, is now seeking qualified candidates. Contestants must live in, work full time in or attend school in one of the following counties: Mississippi, Crittenden, Poinsett, Greene, Clay, Cross, …

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  • Polio survivors to meet

    CONWAY — Central Arkansas Polio Survivors will have a holiday gathering at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fish House, located at 116 South Harkrider in Conway. The group is working on the history of polio in Arkansas.

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  • Arrest made after shooter claims gun’s discharge was accident

    NORFORK (AP) — Baxter County authorities say a man is in custody for the slaying of a 65-year-old man killed last month in Norfork. Sheriff John Montgomery said Thursday that 47-year-old Johnnie Carl Baker of Salesville shot Dennis Franklin Chapman in the face with a …

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  • Conviction made in toddler’s death

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — The great-grandparents of a 2-year-old boy who died in a hot car in August at a Springdale Walmart have been convicted of misdemeanor negligent homicide and are to serve a year in jail. The sentence issued Thursday is the maximum allowed for …

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  • 2 teens arrested in death of Blytheville student

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Authorities in Blytheville say a teenager is dead after he was shot while walking home from school. Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson says 18-year-old Miguel Estrada was shot while walking home on Holly Street at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Thompson says Estrada …

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  • Man charged in double murder due in court

    HARRISBURG (AP) — A 28-year-old man accused of killing two people who were found dead in a mobile home in northeast Arkansas is due in court today for a pre-trial hearing. John Anthony Arnoult of Jonesboro has pleaded not guilty to two counts of capital …

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  • UofA to host gingerbread competition

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas is offering students a sweet study break: a gingerbread competition. The Honors College will provide students with graham crackers, icing, candy canes and other goodies to fuel their creativity during the event on Friday. The school says about …

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  • Baxter Co. man, 20, found dead

    MIDWAY (AP) — Authorities in Baxter County are investigating after a 20-year-old man was found dead at a home near Midway. Sheriff John Montgomery says authorities received a call at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday about a death at a home off Arkansas Highway 178 northwest …

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  • Pearl Harbor commemoration set

    LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin invites the public to join him in honoring survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, according to a news release. “Each year we remember the attack that brought America into World War II by honoring the …

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  • 2 arrested in Jackson Co. following stabbing

    NEWPORT — Two White County residents are being held on felony charges at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office following two separate incidents that resulted in a Jackson County man being stabbed and property damaged. Officers first responded to the home of Melvin Allgood, 40, of …

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