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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.

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.

Nativity scene at courthouse gone for good

posted: 11/26/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 25

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.

Rains easing drought across much of state

posted: 11/20/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' drought continues to quickly improve. A fall weather pattern has brought cyclical rain into the state.

Firm dropped from hospital suit

posted: 11/13/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge has dismissed Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare from a class-action lawsuit arguing that an association that oversaw operations at the former Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis failed to pay employees' insurance premiums for 2014.

Fire-scene search discovers remains

posted: 11/11/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Human remains have been found in the debris of a burned Midway home belonging to two Baxter County residents who have been missing since the house was set ablaze Saturday, the sheriff's office said.

Ex-wife jailed in man's slaying

posted: 11/11/2015 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Authorities on Tuesday arrested a Pocahontas woman in the slaying of her former husband.

Storm risk lowered to slight

posted: 11/11/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Although the storm prediction center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has lowered Arkansas' chances of severe storms today, forecasters still are urging residents to be prepared in case of volatile weather.

Jonesboro voters reject 2 taxes

posted: 11/11/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Voters in Jonesboro turned down two sales tax issues that would have funded several road improvement projects and created an economic development recruitment committee while residents in the neighboring town of Brookland supported a tax that will help pay for water system repairs during special elections Tuesday.

County OKs tax to pay for new jail

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

Lawrence County residents supported in a special election Tuesday two sales-tax issues totaling half a percent that will fund the construction and operation of a 100-bed county jail.



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