• LR surgeon, ob-gyn operate on orangutan

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Chiquita the orangutan is on the mend at the Little Rock Zoo after undergoing abdominal surgery. But the procedure wasn’t done by a veterinarian. Instead, the zoo asked a Little Rock obstetrician and gynecologist to perform a less-invasive laproscopy procedure so …

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  • Court to hear arguments in Lard’s case

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case of a man who was sentenced to death for killing a police officer in northeast Arkansas. The high court was to hear oral arguments in Jerry Lard’s case this …

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  • Art/craft sale planned

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — A holiday art and craft sale will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse, 301 Main St., #102, North Little Rock. “A variety of artists from the greater Little Rock area will provide …

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  • LR Zoo to host Christmas event

    LITTLE ROCK — The Little Rock Zoo will present “Christmas in the Wild” at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14. Children may come meet Santa and enjoy treats, hot cocoa, arts and crafts, then join Santa as he presents gifts to the …

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  • Ark. Board of Corrections adopts parole changes

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Board of Corrections adopted several changes to the state’s parole system on Wednesday after an eight-time parole absconder allegedly killed a man in Little Rock earlier this year. The policy changes include tougher punishments for parole absconders and measures aimed …

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  • PBS to feature ASU grad’s role as agent during assassination

    JONESBORO — Most people in northeast Arkansas know the legendary Bill Carter as the man who brought the Johnny Cash Music Festival to Arkansas State University. But, Carter, an A-State graduate, has had several careers, and one of the first was to serve as a …

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  • Child falls into hole, rescued

    WYNNE (AP) — A 2-year-old boy has been rescued after falling into a hole in the ground in Wynne. The Cross County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the child was playing with another child shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the boy …

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  • Feds: 250 Arkansans get coverage through website

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal officials say 250 Arkansans managed to enroll for health insurance last month by using the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services were even …

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  • Arraignment delayed for Tulsa man charged in crash

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arraignment has been delayed for a University of Arkansas student charged with two counts of manslaughter over a boating accident in northeast Oklahoma. John Stuart Deselms of Tulsa was due in court this week in Delaware County but a delay was granted …

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  • Buffalo River increases campground fees

    HARRISON (AP) — The Buffalo National River is increasing the fees at five of its campgrounds in north Arkansas. Officials say it’s the first increase in fees in 10 years at the Buffalo National River. Superintendent Kevin Cheri says the Buffalo faces budget cuts like …

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  • NLR neighborhood lifts alcohol ban

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Voters have legalized alcohol sales in the Park Hill neighborhood in North Little Rock. The measure passed in a special election Tuesday in six precincts that had approved a ban on alcohol sales in 1966. The change allows the sale …

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  • Police: Brookland brawl leads to multiple arrests

    BROOKLAND (AP) — Authorities say 10 people were arrested after a fight broke out in the parking lot of a northeast Arkansas school. Craighead County authorities say the incident began early Sunday at a dance club in Jonesboro and the group met up again at …

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