• Stories shape lives

    My favorite memories are of my Dad telling my brother and me stories about his childhood. My Dad was a city boy from Washington, DC. Every summer he would head down to Walhalla, South Carolina to spend a month with his southern cousins who took …

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  • Budget woes continue in Hoxie

    HOXIE (AP) — Mayor Lanny Tinker made national news in 2011 when he donated $5,000 of his salary back to the city to help with clean-up efforts. Earlier this spring he went a step further, cutting the mayor’s pay by $2,500 a year, and city …

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  • Bond set at $100K for clown accused of child porn

    FORT SMITH — A judge has set a $100,000 bond for a professional clown in Fort Smith who is accused of having child pornography on his home computer. Circuit Judge James O. Cox ordered 47-year-old Thomas Harold Morgan on Wednesday to have no contact with …

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  • 2 people enter pleas in drug probe

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two people accused of being in a massive drug ring in eastern Arkansas have pleaded guilty to drug-related charges in federal court. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas announced Wednesday that Curtis Sharkey pleaded guilty to a …

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  • Roundup planned of feral cats near Heber Springs

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says it will trap a colony of feral cats at an access point to the Little Red River near Heber Springs. The commission said Wednesday that the cats prowling the Barnett Access are posing a …

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  • Website to be turned over to feds

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A California-based company accused of preying on veterans for their education benefits agreed Wednesday to pay $2.5 million to 20 states and turn over its website — GIBill.com — to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The consumer protection settlement between …

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  • Arkansas says it has a plan for health care law

    LITTLE ROCK — (AP) Arkansas is well-positioned to implement the federal health care overhaul if it’s upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court and would be able to regulate a health exchange set up by the federal government, state Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford said Tuesday. If …

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  • Northwest Arkansas actor making it in New York

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — By any aspiring actor’s standards, Esther Stilwell is “making it” in New York. Stilwell, a 1999 graduate of Fayetteville High School, portrayed Grizabella in the 25th anniversary tour of “Cats” and the Lady of the Lake in the national tour of “Spamalot” …

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  • Malzahn making changes since arriving at ASU

    JONESBORO — Gus Malzahn walked out of his office in the Arkansas State football complex, his eyes on the sheet of paper in his hands. The first-year Red Wolves coach walked past several ongoing meetings on his way down the hall, but his head stayed …

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  • Lewis donates $100,000 to UA women’s golf on eve of LPGA, NW Arkansas tournament

    ROGERS — Financially, Stacy Lewis needs to finish fourth just to break even at the  Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G, a Ladies Professional Golf Association tour event running Friday through Sunday at  the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. A fourth-place here would about …

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  • Djokovic defeats darkness, 2nd-round Wimbledon foe

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic holds one record at Wimbledon that he wasn’t in any mood to break on Wednesday. In fact, he seemed in quite a hurry to fall short. Djokovic had another late night underneath the Centre Court roof but made sure …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Swimming OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sending an emphatic message to his biggest rival, Michael Phelps stretched out to win a thrilling 200-meter freestyle over Ryan Lochte in the U.S. Olympic trials on Wednesday night, setting up a duel in London that just gets more tantalizing …

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