• Arkansas Children’s Hospital to open new wing

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Children’s Hospital is celebrating the largest construction project in the hospital’s 100-year history. The hospital plans an event Wednesday to unveil the new South Wing. The 258,000-square-foot expansion adds 54 inpatient beds, updates to the Heart Center and Neonatal Intensive …

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  • Animal lover enjoys work at shelter

    FORT SMITH (AP) — It didn’t take Carole Shelton long to discover she was embarking on what would become a career when she began working at the Sebastian County Humane Society almost 28 years ago. “After about the first week, I knew I didn’t want …

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  • Judge strikes down school choice

    LITTLE ROCK — A federal judge on Friday struck down an Arkansas school choice law, saying race couldn’t be the only factor considered in deciding whether students could transfer between districts. U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson said a provision of the law dealing with race …

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  • ‘West Memphis 3’ deal surfaces in race

    LITTLE ROCK — Months before he decided to run for an east Arkansas congressional seat, Scott Ellington agreed to a deal that allowed three men who were convicted of killing three Cub Scouts in 1993 to walk free. It was an agreement that the local …

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  • Northwest Arkansas organization assists low-income homeowners with repairs

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The first night Victoria Ford returned to sleep in her mother’s home, she placed buckets underneath the new roof. As irony would have it, a storm was on the way. She woke to empty buckets. “Hot damn, the roof doesn’t leak!” she …

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  • Freeman named chairman of Ark. Bankers Association

    John Freeman LITTLE ROCK — John Freeman was installed as the 2012-13 chairman of the Arkansas Bankers Association at the 122nd Annual ABA Convention on May 10 at the Peabody Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Freeman is president of Liberty Bank of …

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  • Ex-stray leaves city pound to sniff out narcotics

    JONESBORO (AP) — Every day for two months Bird, a young Labrador retriever, jumped up to greet visitors to the kennels at Jonesboro Animal Control. And every day she was bypassed for some other dog. Although healthy and beautiful, she just seemed too hyperactive for …

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  • United Auto retirees to gather

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Country Quilters Guild plan get-together

    SALEM — The Country Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, located at the corner of highways 9 and 62 in Salem. Following a brief business meeting, installation of several new officers and refreshments, a …

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  • Honor students recognized

    ARKADELPHIA — A total of 337 students at Ouachita Baptist University were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade point average and be classified as a …

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  • HU names Dean’s List

    SEARCY — More than 1,000 Harding University students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Area students include: Bradford — Kelsey  Whitener Mountain View — Keshi  Nordrum, Amber Smith. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with …

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  • West Plains holds old-time music, Ozark heritage festival

    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — “Cookin’ in These Ozark Hills” is the theme of this year’s “What’s Cookin’ Stage” at the 18th annual Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo. Organizer Judy Harden is inviting everyone to come and share their family’s best …

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