States want alcoholic energy drink pulled

September 17, 2008 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Twenty-five states are asking beverage maker MillerCoors LLC to abandon plans for a new caffeine-infused alcoholic energy drink.

Ike’s U.S. toll climbs to 55

September 17, 2008 GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Hurricane Ike's death toll in the U.S. is up to 55 as authorities on the Texas coast are reporting six more fatalities from the storm.

EHC donates blankets

September 17, 2008 MELBOURNE - With 11 members, the Franklin Extension Homemakers Club in Izard County may be small, but it's making a big impact around the state, said Rose McKenzie, Izard County Extension agent wi

Stocks plummet after AIG bailout

September 17, 2008 NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street stumbled again today, with anxieties about the financial system still running high even after the government bailed out the insurer American International Group Inc.

Teen overdose spotlights growing heroin problem

September 17, 2008 MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) - When high school senior Natalie Ciappa nearly died of a heroin overdose Memorial Day weekend, she promised her parents she had learned her lesson and was going clean.

BIRTHS

September 17, 2008 Juan Pablo Amador

Family & Friends Briefs

September 17, 2008 Church to hold yard sale Faith Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church ladies ministry will have its fall yard sale/flea market inside the fellowship hall from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Pryor party celebrates release of new book

September 17, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - David Pryor says his newly released autobiography is as much about his home state as it is about his 40-year career in politics.

ASU student faces expulsion

September 17, 2008 JONESBORO (AP) - A student accused of shooting another student on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro faces an expulsion hearing this week, along with criminal charges.