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A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST: Sweet potatoes family's fare

posted: 11/26/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Many Americans have a once-a-year encounter with sweet potatoes, sampling them every year at Thanksgiving, after the turkey is carved, but before partaking of the pumpkin pie.

Drought-free state faces fresh deluge; forecast dampens Yule-sales hopes

posted: 11/26/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

For the first time since late July, Arkansas is drought-free. But while some are thankful for the rains that have soaked the state this month, businesses that rely on Christmas shoppers are concerned that yet another round of heavy precipitation will hinder sales.

Thanksgiving Day closings

posted: 11/26/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The following state, federal and local government offices' schedules may be affected by the Thanksgiving holiday today.

Cash Christmas parade elf takes yearly chaos in stride

posted: 11/26/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

As the organizer for each of Cash's past 10 Christmas parades, Will Keedy has seen plenty of holiday havoc in the days leading up to the event.

Victim found in car was shot, police say

posted: 11/26/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

A 31-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a vehicle in Little Rock Wednesday morning, according to police.

Parents' bail set at $100,000 in death

posted: 11/26/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

A Saline County judge Wednesday set bail at $100,000 each for the parents charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of their 2-year-old child.

Nativity scene at courthouse gone for good

posted: 11/26/2015 3:03 a.m. Comment 1

Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass will no longer allow a Nativity scene on the courthouse lawn, saying Wednesday the county will not appeal a federal judge's recent decision that the scene violated the First Amendment.

Junior makes Rogers high school's first perfect score on ACT

posted: 11/26/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Heritage High School can now celebrate its first perfect ACT score.

Food trucks stir fans and foes

posted: 11/26/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Along the main thoroughfare in downtown Eureka Springs, the hungry can find everything from fine dining to funnel cakes.

Injunction bid denied in dispute on Rx law

posted: 11/26/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge refused Wednesday to halt the enforcement of Act 900 of 2015, a law that governs how pharmacists in Arkansas are reimbursed for dispensing generic drugs, saying challengers haven't demonstrated the need for an "extraordinary remedy" in the form of a preliminary injunction.

Suspect sought in Texarkana case wanted in Texas

posted: 11/26/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

A man sought by Texarkana police in a shooting last week that left two people dead was already wanted by Texas authorities.

Cycle found 3 years after owner vanished

posted: 11/26/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

A motorcycle found Tuesday morning in the brush off Garber Street and Old Buchanan Road was registered to a man missing since March 2012, and cadaver dogs scoured the area, Texas police said.

Huckabee recuperating after surgery on knee

posted: 11/26/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is recovering after undergoing knee surgery Wednesday, a spokesman said.

DWI, other charges filed after man drives onto roof

posted: 11/26/2015 2:55 a.m. Gallery Discuss

A Mayflower man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after a car ended up on the roof of a Benton warehouse Wednesday morning.

State inmate found hanging from vent

posted: 11/26/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

An inmate in the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys was found hanging from a vent in his cell Wednesday morning, an Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman said.




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