Monthly Archives: January 2011

Packers fans go nuts for NFC merchandise

Green Bay Packers fans are snapping up NFC Championship merchandise faster than one area store can keep up, reports the AP. The Sports Authority in Greenfield says fans were coming in just minutes after the Packers won over the Bears … Continue reading

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Christina Aguilera to sing at Super Bowl

Christina Aguilera will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Texas on Feb. 6, reports the Associated Press. The five-time Grammy award winning singer will be making an encore at the NFL championship. She was part of the halftime … Continue reading

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Work begins on Red River Bridge

The state Department of Transportation and Development says work will begin Friday on the Fort Buhlow Bridge that will replace the O.K. Allen Bridge, reports the AP. Work on the $82.9 million project will involve replacing the existing two-lane O.K. Allen … Continue reading

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Webster Parish triples size of narcotics division

The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office has almost tripled the size of its narcotics division through restructuring and renewing relationships with two of the parish’s police departments, reports the Associated Press. Sheriff Gary Sexton tells The Times that the arrangement should … Continue reading

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Grant funds tax help for low-income filers

A $150,000 grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation will fund an expansion of a program that helps people with low incomes prepare their income tax returns, reports the Associated Press. The foundation said Monday the grant was awarded to Arkansas … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

In today’s edition of the Banner-News, you’ll learn what blow the Magnolia Police Department dealt to the local gang community last week by arresting the alleged leader of the West Ross Street Pirus, a gang with ties to the more … Continue reading

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Junction City man convicted of murder

A Union County jury has found a Junction City man guilty of capital murder in the December 2009 slaying of a man investigating a break-in at his stepson’s house, reports the Associated Press. The El Dorado News-Times reports that 21-year-old … Continue reading

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Health officials: Meningitis death isolated

The state Health Department says an Arkansan has died from meningococcal meningitis in what officials are calling an isolated incident, reports the AP. Fort Smith television station KFSM reported that the Health Department confirmed Monday that the death occurred last … Continue reading

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Planners eye new Mississippi River bridge

Transportation planners in the Memphis region have begun investigating a possible new bridge over the Mississippi River somewhere in the metropolitan area, reports the AP. The Commercial Appeal newspaper reports that highway and rail planners from three states — Tennessee, … Continue reading

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Chief: Fort Smith has 17 organized gangs

Fort Smith’s police chief says authorities in the western Arkansas town have identified 17 organized gangs with at least 222 confirmed members, the AP reports. The Southwest Times Record reports that Chief Kevin Lindsey told a meeting of the Fort … Continue reading

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