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  • Alabama, LSU Back at 1,2 in AP Poll

    (CBS Sports) NEW YORK — Alabama and LSU are back atop the Associated Press college football poll, holding down Nos. 1 and 2 the way they did most of last season. The Crimson Tide is No. 1 for the third straight week, and it was almost unanimous. Alabama received 58 of 60 first-place votes. LSU got the other two. The Southeastern Conference rivals were ranked first and second for eight weeks during last season before eventually meeting in the BCS […]

  • Rev. Moon Dies in South Korea

    (CNN) — The Rev. Sun Myung Moon — founder of the church whose followers are colloquially known as the Moonies — died early Monday in South Korea, a newspaper he founded reported, citing church leaders. The Washington Times reported on its website that Unification Church leaders said Moon died around 2 a.m. Monday (1 p.m. ET Sunday) due to complications related to pneumonia. He was 92. “Words cannot convey my heart at this time,” said Thomas P. McDevitt, president of […]

  • Mayor Candidates Disagree On Chief Of Staff Position

    A two-time challenger for the Fayetteville mayor’s post criticized the incumbent mayor  and how he runs the city; and the mayor was eager to respond. Mayoral challenger Dan Coody, who was Fayetteville mayor from 2001 -2008, criticized Mayor Lioneld Jordan at a news conference Thursday. Coody said Jordan, who took office 2009 after out-seating Coody, is relying too heavily on his Chief of Staff Don Marr, and that Marr is making too many decisions about the city that should be […]

  • One Dead in Crash Near Clarksville

    A Clarksville man is dead after an accident in Johnson County on Sunday. Harry Wayne Beckstead, 59, died when his motorcycle ran into another vehicle at 5081 Highway 103 about 3 p.m., the Arkansas State police said. Beckstead was traveling behind a pickup hauling a boat, when the pickup slowed to turn right into a driveway, according to a police report. Beckstead was unable to stop in time and collided with the boat’s motor. He was pronounced dead at the […]

  • Beyonce, Aid Groups Try to Reach 1 Billion for Humanitarian Day

    (CNN) — Singer Beyonce, the United Nations and dozens of global aid groups have one message for the world Sunday: Perform a good deed, no matter how big or small, to help another person. Sunday marks World Humanitarian Day, which honors those who face danger in helping others and also encourages people to volunteer or help someone in need. Beyonce and aid organizations are trying to reach 1 billion people through social media for this year’s campaign, called “I Was […]

  • Speaker, Author, Blogger Visits Bentonville Schools

    The author of a leading blog for educators was in Bentonville on Thursday taking about his brand of school reform. Will Richardson is the author of the highly ranked Weblogg-ed. He spoke to teachers at Bentonville High School on Thursday about the importance of incorporating technology into learning.  He said the Internet is helping us communicate in ways we wouldn’t have dreamed of ten or 15 years ago. “That really has implications for our own kids,” Richardson said. “I have […]

  • Olympic Wrestler Lifts Michelle Obama

    First lady Michelle Obama was in London this weekend to give the U.S. Olympic team a boost, and one of the athletes returned the favor. When wrestler Elena Pirozhkova met Obama on Friday, she asked, “Can I pick you up?” The first lady responded “um, yes,” according to an account of the moment posted to the USA Wrestling website. A fellow U.S. wrestler — Clarissa Chun — captured the moment and tweeted a picture. The 5-foot-5 Pirozhkova competes in the […]

  • Police Said Two Men Caught With Stolen Bank Card at Mall

    Two Springdale men were arrested after a shopping spree with a stolen debit card. Fayetteville police said Reginald Griggs, 51, and David Jenkins, 32, each face a felony charge of fraudulently using a debit card. A woman reported losing her debit card on May 5 while shopping in Springdale. Within hours, the card was being used around town The men bought $1,398 worth of clothes, shoes and gift cards, police said. A jail photo of Griggs wasn’t immediately available Friday.

  • Gunn Hopes Emmy Win Will Boost Show’s Popularity

    A former Fayetteville judge is now a Daytime Emmy Award winner. The 2012 Emmy for outstanding legal/court program went to “Last Shot With Judge Gunn.” Mary Ann Gunn and the whole crew were on-hand in Beverly Hills at Saturday night’s ceremony to accept the award. Gunn became famous for taking her tough love approach for convicted drug offenders to TV in her show called “Last Shot With Judge Gunn”. It’s produced in a courtroom in the Old Washington County Courthouse. […]

  • Alonso Nets Brace as Spain Coast Past France

    (CNN) — Spain remain on course to retain their European Championship crown after seeing off a lackluster France 2-0 in the Euro 2012 quarterfinal at the Donbass Arena, Donetsk on Saturday. Xabi Alonso celebrated his 100th appearance for his country with two goals in either half to seal a convincing win for the world champions. Vicente del Bosque’s team now turn their attentions to a semifinal matchup against arch rivals Portugal next Wednesday. With Del Bosque once again opting to […]

  • Jury Finds Jerry Sandusky Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

    BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on Friday night on 45 of 48 counts related to sexual abuse of boys over a 15-year period. Jurors delivered the verdict around 10 p.m. after deliberating for about 21 hours. Sandusky’s case gripped the nation and led to the dismissal of a legendary coach and one of America’s highest-paid university presidents, while his trial included gripping and at times graphic testimony from his victims. […]

  • Police: LeFlore Co. Murder Suspect Bragged Killing Wouldn’t Be Solved

    The man charged with killing pregnant Kaloni Flynn told a witness that if the 20-year-old woman didn’t end the pregnancy, he would “get rid of it for her,” a police affidavit states. LeFlore County sheriff’s officials arrested Christopher Kenyon Simpson, 26, on Thursday on two counts of first-degree murder. “He was believed to be the father of her unborn child,” said LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt. Her body was found in April in her parked car on McGinnis Lane in […]

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