Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ark. school seeks merger with larger district

Leaders in the Lead Hill School District will ask the state Board of Education to annex their school into the Ozark Mountain School District, the AP reports. The school board is seeking the annexation because the district’s population fell below 350 … Continue reading

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Shreveport takes first step in fight against blight

In a fight against blight, members of a Shreveport task force fanned out in a city neighborhood this week to crack down on owners of debris-filled property and unsecured vacant buildings, according to an AP report. The Property Standards Task … Continue reading

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Traffic fatality in Shreveport, La., still under investigation

A traffic accident that killed a young woman is still under investigation by Shreveport police, the AP reports. It happened Wednesday afternoon. Police say a 23-year-old woman driving a Chevy Blazer southbound on a Shreveport street apparently crossed into the northbound … Continue reading

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Ark. Corps of Engineers plans to reduce operations at 29 parks, close 13 campgrounds

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Little Rock district has announced plans to reduce operations at 29 parks — including the closure of 13 campgrounds — to save $1.9 million a year, the Associated Press reports. The Corps says it … Continue reading

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Pierce sworn in as election commissioner

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Chicago, Ill., company completes purchase of Yarnell’s Ice Cream Co.

A Chicago snack food supplier has completed acquisition of an Arkansas ice cream maker and plans to make its products available to retailers across the state, according to an AP report. In a statement released Monday, Schulze & Burch Biscuit Co. … Continue reading

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Standoff in Shreveport, La., ends peacefully

An armed Shreveport, man who held police at bay for almost six-hours. ended the standoff by surrendering peacefully to officers, the AP reports. Police say they received a call Monday afternoon that an unnamed man was armed and threatening to do … Continue reading

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Garth Brooks’ lawsuit against Okla. hospital goes to trial

A trial is scheduled to begin in a lawsuit by country music star Garth Brooks against an Oklahoma hospital, according to an AP report. Brooks sued Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in 2009, alleging the Yukon hospital reneged on a promise … Continue reading

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New movie theater to bring 20-30 jobs to Ruston, La.

A second movie theater is coming to Ruston, reports the AP. St. Cloud, Minn., based United Entertainment Corp. is buying 7.8 acres of land to develop a new nine-screen, all-digital movie theater, The Daily Leader reported. Work could begin by the end … Continue reading

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Video appears to show ‘Bama fans abusing LSU fan at BCS game

A video that’s gone viral on the Internet and purports to show Alabama fans abusing an unconscious LSU fan after the BCS football championship game has caught the attention of Louisiana authorities, reports the Associated Press. In one segment, a … Continue reading

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