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White Christmas not in the cards

posted: 12/21/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Arkansans are more apt to catch a glimpse of Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Day this year than they are to see any falling snow, weather forecasters said.

Batesville decides to create own police force

posted: 12/21/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

After 33 years of relying on Independence County sheriff's deputies to patrol their city, Batesville leaders will soon form their own police department.

2 suits ordered combined to cut courtroom cast

posted: 12/13/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- A federal judge during a three-hour hearing Friday ordered two civil lawsuits against administrators of the closed Crittenden Regional Hospital and an insurance company to be consolidated into one action and urged the myriad lawyers representing plaintiffs to work together toward resolving the case.

Voters repeal tax for hospital

posted: 12/10/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Crittenden County voters in a special election Tuesday repealed a 1 percent sales tax they overwhelmingly approved in June to save the financially troubled Crittenden Regional Hospital.

Blaze leaves pantry in cold

posted: 12/09/2014 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Volunteers at a Luxora food pantry are looking for a new location in the Mississippi County town after their building burned.

County raises property tax

posted: 12/08/2014 3:34 a.m. Discuss

Randolph County property owners will pay a 2-mill increase on taxes next year to help fund its budget, which officials say is nearly $400,000 short.

As temperatures drop, snow, sleet fall in northern counties

posted: 12/02/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

A mixture of sleet and freezing rain glazed roads in Northwest Arkansas on Monday morning, and areas along the Missouri border reported seeing light snow as an arctic cold front crossed the state.

Jonesboro Miracle League park built so all children get to play

posted: 11/27/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Sharron Turman had envisioned a Field of Dreams-style opening for the Miracle League of Jonesboro's baseball field and playground, complete with help from Kevin Costner.

46-year-old church destroyed in blaze south of Batesville

posted: 11/25/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Fire destroyed a 46-year-old church early Monday morning in the Southside community just south of Batesville.

Officials warn of deer on roadways

posted: 11/24/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas motorists are expected to hit nearly 25,000 deer this season, with a majority of the crashes occurring in November and December, an insurance company and officials around the state said.

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