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Santa Claus and elves from Bravo Dance Centre entertain the crowd gathered for the annual Downtown Lighting Ceremony in the Union Square District. PJ's Holiday Express, horse and carriage rides and hay rides were also available during the holiday event. A mild evening, weather-wise, made for a large...
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Chamber chief gains blessing of city council to seek legal advice on forming redevelopment zones
The condition of some of El Dorado’s major commercial/shopping spaces has often been cited as one of the city’s weaknesses when it comes to economic development opportunities, the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce chief told city officials on Thursday.In response, the El Dorado City Council...
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In the second week of the state football playoffs, the 6A El Dorado High School Wildcats will play Greenwood at Greenwood, the 2A Junction City Dragons will play Bearden at Junction City and the 3A Smackover Buckaroos will play Lamar at Smackover. All playoff games will begin at 7 p.m.•  ...
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Picture: President Barack Obama speaks Thursday during a nationally televised address in which he unveiled expansive ex...
President Barack Obama speaks Thursday during a nationally televised address in which he unveiled expansive ex...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."The moves, affecting mostl...
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Caysen Fields, a student at Retta Brown Elementary School, enjoys Thanksgiving lunch with his mother, Dottie Hall, at the school on Thursday. The annual event was a way for the school to get parents more involved with their children during American Education Week.
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Fort Smith man sentenced to 70 years in deaths of former El Dorado resident, friend
FORT SMITH (AP) — A Sebastian County jury has sentenced a Fort Smith man to 70 years in prison for killing two men with a machete last summer.The Southwest Times Record reported that a jury made up of seven women and five men deliberated nearly two hours Thursday before returning with their se...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former veterans worker in Arkansas has been convicted for threats he made to kill his supervisor in calls to a crisis hotline.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports a federal jury convicted 60-year-old Alphonso Wynn of two charges on Wednesday. They are threatening retaliat...
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LITTLE ROCK(AP) — The Delta Regional Authority and its partners say they're investing more than $3.7 million in small business owners, entrepreneurs, families and communities to grow the economy and create jobs in the Arkansas Delta.Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill announced seven...
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Picture: Attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock. The ...
Attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock. The ...
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Supreme Court justices questioned Thursday whether banning gay marriage is constitutional just because voters overwhelmingly wanted to a decade ago, even if the restriction conflicts with other fundamental rights.Opponents and supporters of the 2004 constitutional a...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.A hearing Thursday before the Senate Commerce Committee...
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TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and their brother and their mother critically wounded, state police said Thursday.Officials said they were not prepared to say whether the shooting in Tabernacle was considered...
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Picture: The White House is seen as dusk falls in Washington, Thursday, hours before President Barack Obama was expecte...
The White House is seen as dusk falls in Washington, Thursday, hours before President Barack Obama was expecte...
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS and NBC decided against covering President Barack Obama’s speech on immigration live on Thursday, although the Spanish-language Univision network delayed its telecast of the Latin Grammy Awards to show the address.The news networks CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC...
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NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, who has been running the network’s news division along with “60 Minutes” for the past four years, said Thursday that he’s stepping down from the chief executive role to concentrate on the newsmagazine.His top deputy, CBS New...
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NEW YORK (AP) — “The Missing” is a thriller etched into a portrait of the parents of a 5-year-old boy who, with his family on holiday in a quiet French village, disappears without warning.During the series’ eight episodes, the action pingpongs between 2006 (in the immediate a...
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Picture: Nurse Therese Serignese, 57, discusses her experience with comedian Bill Cosby at her home on Thursday in Boca...
Nurse Therese Serignese, 57, discusses her experience with comedian Bill Cosby at her home on Thursday in Boca...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Boca Raton, said the television icon raped her in 1976 whe...
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday.Jeff Roorda, business manager...
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Picture: Karen McRae clears snow from her driveway Thursday in West Seneca, N.Y. A new blast of snow pounded Buffalo fo...
Karen McRae clears snow from her driveway Thursday in West Seneca, N.Y. A new blast of snow pounded Buffalo fo...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more.Gov. Andrew Cuomo begged drivers "pretty, pretty please" to stay...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 16-year-old boy driving his parents and siblings on a "dream trip" to Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the sport utility vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday.The teen, who h...
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