• Man who stabbed 6-year-old girl to serve life in prison

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — A man is to serve life in prison for the stabbing death of a 6-year-old girl in Johnson County. Jurors on Thursday convicted 22-year-old Kou Her of first-degree murder, attempted kidnapping and a number of other charges related to the May 16 …

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  • Mulberry woman convicted in rest stop slaying

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A jury found a woman guilty of second-degree murder for the slaying last year of a state highway worker at a highway rest area. Jurors on Thursday found 59-year-old Patricia Hajek-McClure of Mulberry guilty of killing 54-year-old Sharon Sue Richards, who …

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  • Powhatan Historic State Park to host Victorian Holiday Ball

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will have its annual Victorian Holiday Ball from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The event will include history, music and dancing, and participants will experience the vibrant Victorian social life. Dance instruction will be provided, and 19th-century costume is …

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  • 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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