• Police: Dad left toddler, went drinking at bar

    CONWAY (AP) — A Conway man is charged with endangering a minor for allegedly leaving his 13-month-old son home alone so he could drink at a bar in Little Rock. Police said Monday that the child’s mother told authorities Friday night that she believed the …

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  • Ark. Senate approves guns in church bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate voted Monday to allow concealed handguns in churches and other places of worship, rejecting complaints from a handful of Democratic lawmakers that it undermines the idea of the institutions being sanctuaries from violence. By a 28-4 vote, the …

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  • Abortion restriction proposed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected under a bill introduced by a Republican senator Monday, a proposal that would prohibit the medical procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Sen. Jason Rapert filed legislation requiring …

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  • Obama’s comment stimulates talk, concerns about future of football

    Super Bowl week is beginning to resemble one of those family reunions where your crazy uncle says something outrageous, but just true enough to spark a discussion worth having. Two years ago, it was Steelers linebacker James Harrison ripping the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell …

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  • Diggins fires Irish by Vols on special night for Summitt

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — One of the best performances of Skylar Diggins’ brilliant career spoiled a night when Tennessee was honoring former coach Pat Summitt. Diggins scored a career-high 33 points Monday as Notre Dame built a 19-point lead and withstood a late Tennessee rally in …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is a winner again at Torrey Pines, and the only question Monday was how long it would take him to finish. Woods stretched his lead to eight shots in the Farmers Insurance Open before losing his focus and …

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  • Animal Planet crew seeking bigfoot in Ark.

    FOUKE (AP) — Bigfoot remains elusive, but a crew from the Animal Planet television show “Finding Bigfoot” is seeing what they can find in Fouke, where the legend Fouke Monster still lives. The television crew has been filming in the Fouke area since early January …

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  • UACCB mandatory orientation showing success

    Students who have entered courses at University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville this year have participated in new student orientation during the first week of the semester. UACCB implemented its mandatory orientation policy last fall for new college students. Brian Berry, vice chancellor for …

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  • James Evans

    James L. Evans, 73, of Batesville died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Aug. 16, 1939, in Conran, Mo., he was the son of Mander and Mary Stubblefield Evans. He resided in Lawrence County until 1986, when he moved to Batesville. He …

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  • Owen Jack “Folksy” Laman – Paid Obituary

    Owen Jack “Folksy” Laman, 86, of Cave City, Arkansas, died Saturday, January 26, 2013, in Batesville. Born in Maxville, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Thomas Edner Laman and Jennie Ruth Snow Laman. After graduating from Cave City High School, Folksy served in …

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  • Winter X Games snowmobiler remains critical

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Snowmobiler Caleb Moore remains in critical condition after a dramatic crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen. The 25-year-old was performing a flip Thursday when he clipped the top of a jump and went over the handlebars. He walked …

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  • Pharmacy heist… a growing trend

    In recent months, two local pharmacies have been the target of thieves looking to get their hands on prescription drugs — a sign of a larger epidemic that is sweeping across America. “It’s an emerging threat here in Arkansas,” William Bryant, assistant special agent in …

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