Monthly Archives: September 2010

Caution: Road work ahead

According to a press release from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, workers will be sealing the roadway on State Highway 79 to State Highway 371 between Waldo and McNeil within the next few days.

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Actor Tony Curtis passes away at age 85

The Associated Press reports that Oscar-nominated actor Tony Curtis  died Wednesday evening of cardiac arrest at home in the Las Vegas-area city of Henderson, Nevada. He acted in the films “Sweet Smell of Success,” “The Defiant Ones” and “Some Like … Continue reading

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Ready to go to the theater?

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So that’s where I left that . . .

The Arkansas Court of Appeals has thrown out a jury verdict in a medical malpractice suit against Hot Springs surgeon Dr. Marc Rogers, reports the Associated Press. It seems Rogers operated on Alan Sargent not long ago, and in the … Continue reading

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Taking littering to a whole new level

In today’s edition of ‘Weird News,’ workers at a grocery store in a strip mall in San Francisco were surprised to find a 300-pound dead bear in the parking lot when they arrived to work Monday morning, reports the Associated … Continue reading

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Court: Sex offender can work at school

The Arkansas Court of Appeals has overturned the decision of a judge who revoked the probation of a violent sex offender because the man performed carpentry work at a daycare center, reports the Associated Press. The court ruled that Newman … Continue reading

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SWEPCO hearing ends

A hearing to determine whether or not construction of a $1.7 billion coal-fired electric plant in Texarakana should be halted ended today, but no ruling has yet been issued, reports the Associated Press. Opponents to the plant claim it will … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

In today’s Banner-News, find out what kind of problem was encountered during a murder trial in Columbia County Circuit Court yesterday, and see why prison officials are asking for $184 million. You’ll also find out who’s on the criminal case … Continue reading

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McDaniel files brief defending adoption ban

The Associated Press reports that Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed today a court brief asking the state Supreme Court to overturn Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza’s ruling that overturned Initiated Act I, which bans unmarried couples (and … Continue reading

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The man who started it all wants improvements

Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, the man who was the driving force behind Arkansas’ movement into lottery territory, now wants to see changes made to both the lottery and to its scholarship fund. According to the Associated Press, Halter told reporters … Continue reading

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