• ‘A Christmas Carol’ to be performed

    MOUNTAIN HOME — “A Christmas Carol” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home. A classic version of Charles Dickens’ Yuletide fable, the play weaves traditional Christmas carols throughout the narrative. The production remains one of the most power …

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  • Economic announcement planned at Morrilton plant

    MORRILTON (AP) — Arkansas economic officials are to gather at a former factory in Morrilton to make a jobs-related announcement. Gov. Mike Beebe is to be on hand for the event at 11 a.m. today. The new business is to use the former Bosch factory, …

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  • Court reverses order in custody case

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has reversed a judge’s decision barring a man’s same-sex partner from staying overnight when his son visits. In a split decision today, the Supreme Court didn’t address the issue of constitutionality but sent the case back to …

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  • Dad pleads to killing sons

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A judge says a northwest Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the separate deaths of his two infant sons. Washington County Circuit Court Judge William Storey sentenced Travis Fox of West Fork to two terms of life in prison …

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  • Friend arrested in man’s death

    YELLVILLE (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Lead Hill man on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Marion County man. Sheriff Roger Vickers says officers arrested 30-year-old Joseph Saylors early Monday after a six-hour standoff. Vickers says Saylors was arrested after …

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  • Arkansas unveils new travel information website

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has announced its new travel and construction information website, Idrivearkansas.com. The website will enable the public to locate construction work zones on the state highway system and determine if current traffic conditions require an adjustment …

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  • Thanksgiving effort has seat belt focus for police

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas State Police say they will be cracking down on seat belt violators during the Thanksgiving holiday period. Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 28 this year, and the holiday is regularly the busiest travel period of the year. State troopers plan …

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  • Brittney Wiggs named scholar

    LITTLE ROCK — Brittney Wiggs of Bradford, a graduate of Bradford High School, has been chosen to receive an art scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named 12 students for the honor, chosen from a competitive pool …

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  • Razorback Roundup horse auction comes to an end

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The director of the Razorback Roundup says the annual horse and tack auction is ending. Nancy Jack, director of the Dorothy E. King Equine Program at the University of Arkansas, announced Saturday’s auction was the last. Jack said she intends to establish …

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  • Retiree gets surprise visitor

    BUFFALO CITY — John Mullen was looking out the window of his Buffalo City home late Wednesday morning when he saw something walk across the lawn. “I thought it might have been a deer at first,” Mullen said. “Then, I thought, no, that wasn’t a …

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  • ‘Cooking on the Wild Side: A Phyllis & John Reunion’ premieres on AETN Dec. 7

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network will bring together Phyllis Speer and John Philpot, cohosts of “Arkansas Outdoors” and “Cooking on the Wild Side,” for “Cooking on the Wild Side: A Phyllis & John Reunion” at 9 a.m. Dec. 7. The special will repeat …

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  • Judge rejects injunction on Ark. sex offender law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A doctor convicted of child pornography failed in his attempt Thursday to get a judge to issue a temporary injunction that would allow him to receive Medicaid funds. Dr. Lonnie Joseph Parker sued after the Arkansas Legislature passed a law this …

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