• Jury picked in lotto ticket case

    SEARCY (AP) — Jury selection is to get under way in a legal battle over a $1 million lottery ticket that one Arkansas woman threw away and another plucked out of the trash. Judge Craig Hannah scheduled jury selection for Friday ahead of a trial …

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  • 2 gun makers to expand, will add 70-120 jobs

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Two firearms companies owned by a German group said Thursday they would spend $7 million on manufacturing plants at a former military installation near Fort Smith and create from 70 to 120 jobs in the next five years. Umarex USA already …

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  • UALR gets NASA grant

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas-Little Rock has announced it will receive a $750,000 grant from NASA as part of the space agency’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The university said that it’s one of 17 research colleges and universities chosen to …

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  • Driver jailed after missing pork turns up

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas health officials are disposing of $42,000 worth of meat after a Little Rock truck driver was accused of not delivering the hams and hot dogs and selling them himself from a refrigerated trailer. Police Sgt. Cassandra Davis says Robert Lee …

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  • Heifer HQ to show animals

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Heifer International is inviting people to its headquarters to learn about the animals it places with poor families around the world so they can become self-sufficient. The charity will have animals from its Perryville ranch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. …

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  • 6-year-old was raped before she was suffocated to death

    BENTONVILLE — A 6-year-old girl who was the victim in an abuse case last year and was found dead this past week in a vacant house in her neighborhood was suffocated and apparently raped, authorities said in a court document released Wednesday. Jersey Bridgeman died …

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  • HU nursing professor re-appointed

    SEARCY— Dr. Cathleen Shultz, dean of the Harding University Carr College of Nursing, recently was sworn in to the Arkansas State Board of Nursing by White County Judge Michael Lincoln, according to a newsr release. Previously, Shultz was appointed to the board from 1989 to …

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  • Fla. man unearths 1.95 ct. diamond

    MURFREESBORO (AP) — A Florida man found a 1.95-carat brown diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State park, the second-largest diamond found there this year. Park officials said Wednesday that 40-year-old Doug Lay of Hernando, Fla., found a coffee-colored gem about the size of a …

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  • Todd sued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A lawsuit filed in Pulaski County claims that Nancy Todd’s Poker Palace owes nearly $30,000 to the employment agency that provided signature-gatherers for her failed ballot measure to legalize casinos. The lawsuit was filed this month by Oklahoma City-based PeopleSource of …

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  • Inmate attacks man accused of killing girl

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas say a fellow inmate attacked a man accused of killing a 6-year-old girl whose body was found in a vacant home days before Thanksgiving. Benton County Jail Capt. Chris Sparks said today that a jail trusty was helping …

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  • Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to perform Friday in M-Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will deliver a special holiday performance at 7 p.m. Friday at The Sheid on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus. Philip Mann will serve as music director. The program will feature holiday classics including “Have Yourself a Merry …

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  • Horse Tales literacy program to be held in Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE — Horse Tales Literacy Project will present “Horses — Encouraging Children to Love Reading” at 10 a.m. and noon Thursday at the Pauline Whittaker Arena, located at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The show will include Fred Woehl and Wild Mustangs, an Arabian …

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