• House eyes possible tie in speaker’s race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — After a campaign season that focused on which party would win Arkansas’ House, Democrats and Republicans in that chamber now face a new question: What happens if neither side is in control? Republicans claimed a majority in the state House last …

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  • Pilot lands on highway

    BARLING (AP) — A small plane that took off from the Fort Smith airport safely made an emergency landing in Crawford County. No one was hurt. Sheriff Ron Brown said Monday the plane had a mechanical problem. The aircraft landed on Arkansas 59 near Barling. …

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  • Lawmakers to look at Medicaid l

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are to take a look at the shortfall expected in the state’s Medicaid program as they prepare for next year’s legislative session. State Department of Human Services officials are to appear before the Joint Budget Committee today to detail …

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  • Salesville man shot to death

    NORFORK (AP) — Authorities in Baxter County are investigating the shooting death of a Salesville man. Sheriff John Montgomery says emergency crews responded to a call Monday night from a woman who said that a man had been shot accidentally. Authorities responded to a home …

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  • BHS graduate takes part in coronation

    POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Kendra Keyes of Ventress served as a candidate in the College of the Ozarks 2012 homecoming coronation, according to a news release. Keyes is a Batesville High School graduate. More than 40 C of O student clubs and organizations nominated candidates; …

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  • Experience life in ‘1862 Arkansas’

    LITTLE ROCK — The Old State House Museum will recreate life in Arkansas during the second year of the Civil War at a living history event on Saturday, said Amy Peck, publicist. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., living history interpreters will interpret the political …

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  • Civil War events

    A complete listing of November’s scheduled sanctioned sesquicentennial activities, including lectures, living history events and exhibits, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/. Among the events are: • “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be …

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  • West Memphis double shooting leaves one dead

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating a double shooting in West Memphis that left one man dead and another injured. Police say the shooting happened at about 10 a.m. Sunday outside of an apartment complex. Police found two people suffering from gunshot wounds when …

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  • Entergy workers to return Entergy workers to return

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Entergy Arkansas says its workers will soon be returning after helping restore power on the East Coast following Superstorm Sandy. Entergy says six crew members are scheduled to return later this week after helping in repair work following the storm that …

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  • 600,000 visitors later … Crystal Bridges turns 1

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Starting its second year, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is adapting to its place on the world art stage. Director Don Bacigalupi said the first-year attendance of 604,000 was more than double the anticipated number for a museum in a …

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  • Freeze predicted tonight

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Forecasters are predicting the first freeze of the season in much of central and southeast Arkansas late tonight into Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued a freeze warning that’s effective until 8 a.m. Tuesday. Forecasters say freezing temperatures are expected overnight, …

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  • Recounts to stretch to Thursday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A recount sought by a Democrat in a northeast Arkansas state representative race will stretch until Thursday. Democrat L.J. Bryant lost by 44 votes to Republican John K. Hutchison in District 52, which spans four counties. Clerks said Friday that the …

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