Monthly Archives: December 2011

Gimme a doughnut . . . oh, and all your money, too!

A man robbing an Arkansas doughnut shop asked for a pastry before he demanded all the money in the cash register, according to an AP report. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Friday that the man went into a Little Rock doughnut … Continue reading

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Theft leads to ‘incredible Christmas miracle’ in La. town

Salvation Army Maj. LeeAnn Nelson calls it an incredible Christmas miracle, reports the Associated Press. The Town Talk reports that after people in Alexandria learned that thieves had stolen 10 bicycles the agency meant to give poor kids, they gave the … Continue reading

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Beebe backs health exchange partnership idea

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is supporting a partnership with the federal government to implement the insurance exchange required under the health care law after efforts for a state-run exchange failed, reports the Associated Press. Beebe announced Thursday that that he … Continue reading

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New police chief speaks to Magnolia Rotary Club

Soon-to-be Magnolia Police Chief Glenn Maxwell regaled the Magnolia Rotary Club today with his philosophies on law enforcement (professional, but strict), his plans for the department after Jan. 1, 2012 (lots of community involvement, including an MPD-sponsored Little League team) … Continue reading

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Mistake sets Ark. inmate free 33 years early

A mistake by a clerk set an habitual offender free from prison 33 years early and the man is accused of taking part in a home invasion during the time he was supposed to have been locked up, reports the … Continue reading

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Monroe, La., to get 400 new jobs in 2012

JPMorgan Chase & Co. says it will add about 400 new jobs in Monroe, La., during the first half of 2012, according to an AP report. The News-Star reports that the jobs will be added to the company’s national mortgage records … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart pulls formula after death of Missouri infant

The Associated Press reports that Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 of its stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy who was fed the formula died from what preliminary tests indicate was a … Continue reading

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SWEPCO reaches settlement with environmental groups on coal plant

An electric utility can finish building a $2.1 billion dollar coal-fired power plant in southwest Arkansas after announcing a settlement Thursday with environmental groups that have long been opposed to the plant. The Audubon Society and Sierra Club said Southwestern … Continue reading

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ABC denies expansion of beer, alcohol sales at Magic Springs

Magic Springs & Crystal Falls amusement park in Hot Springs has been denied in its request to expand the sites at which it can sell beer and wine, the AP reports. The Arkansas Beverage Control Division said Tuesday the director denied … Continue reading

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And you think YOUR mail is slow . . . .

An Arkansas woman finally has proof that she bought her mother a Christmas gift last year, the Associated Press reports. The package Mary Beth Mauldin sent via the United States Postal Service last December finally arrived in Florida on Dec. 16 … Continue reading

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