• Floral woman to get pardon from Gov. Beebe

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has announced his intent to grant seven pardons. Beebe’s office said Tuesday that each of the seven have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. Among them are: • Sarah …

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  • Ark. still socked in by wintry storm

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Tuesday’s sun helped melt some of the ice that has kept schools and businesses in northern Arkansas closed for days. But conditions were still bad enough that number of school districts, including Fayetteville and Rogers, announced they’ll be closed again today. …

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  • Book signing set for Gaston photography

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home will host a book signing for a new photography book titled “An Ozark Perspective” by Jim Gaston from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus. Gaston, an avid …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Giving thanks … for some wonderful recipes At this time of the year, I always find myself looking back fondly about the “good ole days.” Sitting around campfires, or maybe relaxing in the cool breeze of a special summer evening. And who doesn’t remember going …

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  • Heavy snow damaging docks on lakes

    HENDERSON (AP) — A dock that collapsed under the weight of heavy snow and ice does not pose an immediate contamination risk to Lake Norfork, authorities said Monday. Henderson Fire Chief Rodney May said the roof of a boat dock collapsed on top of a …

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  • Freezing precipitation hard on cattle

    PINE BLUFF — Arkansas tends to get a lot of freezing rain, sleet, ice and wintry mix, and these wet, cold conditions are hard on animals if they do not have good feed, clean water and shelter, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock …

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  • Trooper hurt while checking icy wreck

    HAZEN (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a trooper was injured while investigating a crash on icy Interstate 40 near the White River. Corporal Damon Dodson was taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the accident Friday morning. State police said Dodson was in …

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  • Truck drivers help deliver baby at Texarkana diner

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Denny’s does take-out, but they don’t usually deliver. With that in mind, a recent bill of fare at the local eatery inside the Pilot Flying J Truck Stop couldn’t have been cooked up in Kaycee Triana’s wildest imagination. Visiting for the Thanksgiving …

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  • Firefighters memorial completion nears

    LITTLE ROCK — A Little Rock architect who was pulled from a fiery head-on collision by firefighters in Oklahoma more than 25 years ago has donated his firm’s time and services to help build a memorial to Arkansas firefighters on the grounds of the State …

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  • Powhatan Historic State Park announces open house

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will have a holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Admission is free. The park will be decked out in its Victorian Christmas finery during this family-oriented day of crafts, tours, activities and refreshments. Tours …

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  • Forecast upgraded to winter warning

    LITTLE ROCK — The threat of winter weather forced an untold number of postponements and cancellations throughout Arkansas on Wednesday, with high school football championships pushed back by a week and communities delaying the start of their holiday festivities. Forecasters issued ice storm and winter …

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  • Ice storm warning in place for Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for the Interstate 40 corridor and other areas in Arkansas. The warning is in effect from 6 p.m. today until 6 p.m. Friday and stretches from the Oklahoma border in the …

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