• Honor students named

    HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts at Hot Springs has announced its 2012-13 first quarter honor roll, according to a news release. Area students making the A and B general honor roll include: Batesville — Megan Brazier, junior; Hardy …

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  • Local man wins drama award

    ARKADELPHIA — The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith theatre program received top awards and regional nominations from presenting “Dromnium” at the Arkansas State Festival of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival in Arkadelphia and one Batesville resident was one of the winners. The play, which was …

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  • Escaped inmate found in cave

    LITTLE ROCK — A convicted murderer who escaped from a prison this week was found Thursday hiding in a cave about 85 miles away. Authorities wouldn’t say exactly how Curtis Reese Jr., 33, made it to the cave near Pangburn from the Tucker Unit where …

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  • Man who fled cops captured in Blytheville

    HIGHLAND — Authorities say a Jonesboro man wanted for allegedly leading Highland police on a car chase, driving erratically and recklessly and reaching speeds of 140 miles an hour at times and ending with both cars colliding and the police cruiser overturning in Mountain Home …

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  • 1 dead after truck hits church van

    PINDALL (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead after a three-vehicle collision involving a van carrying 20 people from a Hot Springs church. Arkansas State Police say the crash happened Thursday afternoon on U.S. 65 one mile south of Pindall in Searcy County. Authorities …

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  • AHPP to host free cemetery preservation information fair

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will host a Cemetery Preservation Information Fair from noon to 4  p.m. Nov. 17 in Morrison Hall at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral at 310 W. 17th St. in Little Rock, said Director Frances McSwain. “Attendees can obtain cemetery-related …

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  • Bill Dees, co-writer of ‘Oh, Pretty Woman,’ dies

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his career was his work with Roy Orbison, including co-writing the classic …

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  • Marijuana proposal may start local fights

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — If Arkansas voters approve a ballot issue to make the state the first in the South to legalize medical marijuana, the move could set off a new series of fights in cities and counties over how to deal with the measure’s …

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  • Judge: Physical evidence not public record in WM3

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Evidence collected in the high-profile 1993 murders of three Cub Scouts in northeast Arkansas cannot be released to their parents under the state’s open records law, though they may be able to pursue other legal avenues, a judge ruled this week. …

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  • Co-ops send workers to East

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Repair crews with Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. are on the nation’s East Coast to help restore power following a strong storm that hit the region. AECI Vice President Pat McClafferty says 34 workers left Saturday to help restore power in the …

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  • Fake officer uses blue light

    BAY (AP) — Authorities in Craighead County say a motorist in an unmarked white car used a flashing blue light to pull over a female motorist from Trumann. Sheriff’s investigators say the incident happened over the weekend when the woman turned south from U.S. Highway …

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  • No fees at rec sites during veterans holiday

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend Nov. 10-12. The fee waivers — the fourth this year — are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal …

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