• Arkansas prepares for blast of wintry storm

    An icy storm that started in the West and is blamed in at least 10 fatal accidents was bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas today as it trudged eastward in the run-up to Thanksgiving. The …

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  • IDriveArkansas.com offers holiday travel info for drivers

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department reminds drivers to visit IDriveArkansas.com before hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday. Extensive highway improvements are under way in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in holiday travel, AHTD has been …

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  • Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights under way

    LITTLE ROCK — Now that the gorgeous fall foliage we had this year is just about gone, we have a different kind of color season taking its place. The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights is now available. Although a few early events have already occurred, …

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  • Man recommended for pardon

    LITTLE ROCK — A man convicted of drug charges in Izard County has been recommended for a pardon, according to the Arkansas Parole Board. Last Thursday, the Arkansas Parole Board issued several recommendations regarding clemency and pardons. Among them are Steven Estabrook, who was convicted …

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  • LRR Audubon to meet

    CLINTON — Carolyn Goettsch, chapter member, will speak at the meeting of the Little Red River Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bayside Art Studio and Gallery, located at the corner of Highway 330 and Greenwood. Goettsch will show a photographic presentation about …

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  • 13 percent of babies’ samples hit goal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Only 13 percent of the more than 36,000 blood samples collected from newborn babies in Arkansas made it to the state Department of Health’s laboratory within the department’s target time span of 48 hours. Health Department spokesman Ed Barham said the …

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  • Scholarship deadline nears

    FAYETTEVILLE — The deadline for turning in applications for the University of Arkansas Alumni Scholarship is nearing, according to a news release. Applications are due Dec. 1 for priority consideration, with a postmark of Feb. 1. All students applying for admission to the Fayetteville campus …

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  • ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ to be performed in Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK — Tickets are on sale for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated “Great Russian Nutcracker,” to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Robinson Center Music Hall. The company of 40, comprised of award-winning principals and corps de ballet, perform Olympic-worthy leaps, lifts and pirouettes …

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  • Man dies in rest stop crash; second fatality in one week

    SOCIAL HILL (AP) — For the second time in a week, a person has died in a traffic crash at an Interstate 30 rest stop in Hot Spring County. Arkansas State Police say the latest crash happened Wednesday morning at the interstate rest stop at …

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  • Riceland Foods worker hurt in industrial accident

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police say a worker at Riceland Foods was critically injured after he was run over by a railcar. Jonesboro police spokesman Sgt. Doug Formon says the worker was walking Wednesday on train tracks that run through the Riceland Foods property. He …

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  • ‘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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