• Frankie Williams Sr.

    Frankie Williams DES ARC — Frankie Lee Williams Sr., 70, of Des Arc died March 16, 2012, in a Little Rock hospice. Born Nov. 14, 1941, in Cotton Plant, he was the son of Frank and Odessa Coleman Williams. Survivors include his wife, Janice Williams …

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  • Edith Nash

    LITTLE ROCK — Edith Marie Berryhill Nash, 85, of Little Rock died Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Born March 25, 1926, in the Mount Olive community of Saline County, she was the daughter of Otis and Mary Emily Berryhill. She was a homemaker and a member …

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  • Lula Vance

    CAVE CITY — Lula Mae Dixon Vance, 70, of Cave City died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at her home. Born March 16, 1942, at Elaine, she was the daughter of Sam and Zella Wee Dixon. She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing and gardening. She …

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  • USGS investigates booms near Wis. city

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A minor earthquake occurred this week near the eastern Wisconsin city where researchers have been investigating a series of unexplained booming sounds, federal geologists said Thursday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 1.5-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday just after midnight in Clintonville, a …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    PICTURED AT ALDERBROOK SCHOOL at Desha in 1912 are (seated, front row from left) Howell Searcy, Harris Dunlap, Malcom Logans, Robert Simmons, unknown, Lee Harmon, Robert Lee Bell, Hurmon Simmons, Oather Fuller, unknown, Manuel Davis, unknown; (second row) Lillie Pearl Davis, Stella Hunter, Homer Davis, …

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  • Audit: Gas lines tied to fracking lack oversight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government auditors say federal officials know nothing about thousands of miles of pipelines that carry natural gas released through the drilling method known as fracking, and need to step up oversight to make sure they are running safely. Amid the gas-drilling …

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  • Broken water line floods Blytheville ER

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — The emergency room at a Blytheville hospital is open again after a broken water line flooded the ER this week. Clinical Services Director Connie Ash says only one patient was in the ER when the water line broke at about 10:20 p.m. …

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  • McDaniel again rejects wording of tax amendment

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has again rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Arkansas citizens to vote on any new tax increase. McDaniel’s opinion issued Thursday says the proposed amendment’s popular name and ballot title includes …

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  • Flags lowered to honor firefighter killed on duty

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State flags in Arkansas will be flown at half-staff in honor of a Jacksonville firefighter who died in the line of duty. Governor Mike Beebe has ordered that state flags be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of Captain Donald …

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  • Pastor accused of assault appears in court

    JONESBORO (AP) — A northeast Arkansas pastor says he’s prepared to face his criminal charges after he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Charles Hughes appeared in court Thursday for a first appearance after he was arrested on suspicion of first-degree …

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  • 5 found dead in duplex

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — The director of a central Arkansas public housing duplex where a mother and her four children have been found dead says a maintenance man discovered them in their bedrooms and that extensive smoke damage was visible in the kitchen. Police and fire …

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  • Judge puts man in chokehold

    HONOLULU (AP) — It got personal for a judge in Honolulu when he put a man in a chokehold for jumping onto his bench and breaking a flagpole bearing the state flag, authorities said. District Judge Lono Lee knocked down Steven Michael Hauge and restrained …

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