• Homes evacuated after Ark. oil pipeline ruptures

    by  • March 29, 2013

    Authorities are evacuating at least 50 homes after a crude oil pipeline ruptured in central Arkansas and spilled oil into a nearby lake. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Brandon Morris says an Exxon pipeline ruptured Friday afternoon near Mayflower, a small city about 20 miles northwest of Little Rock. Morris says authorities have...

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    Feds want $18 million back from timber counties

    by  • March 29, 2013

    Members of Congress from both parties say they’re outraged that the U.S. Forest Service has demanded the return of millions of dollars in federal subsidies from rural timber counties. Thirty members of the U.S. House sent a letter to the Obama administration demanding to know the authority for the move. The Forest Service has...

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    Three dozen Atlanta educators indicted in cheating scandal

    by  • March 29, 2013

    A grand jury has indicted about three dozen educators in a standardized test cheating scandal that rocked Atlanta’s public school system. The indictment was released Friday afternoon. The cheating scandal was one of the largest in the nation. A state investigation in 2011 found cheating on standardized tests by nearly 180 educators in 44...

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    Trial stalls for man accused of burning girlfriend

    by  • March 29, 2013

    The southern Illinois trial for a man accused of dousing his girlfriend with chemicals and setting her on fire has been delayed over a switch in defense attorneys. The Southern Illinoisan reports that a judge in Franklin County postponed Christopher Rollins’ trial after accepting a request by his attorney to withdraw from the case. The...

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    Dam West Campground opens Saturday

    by  • March 29, 2013

    Just in time for warmer temperatures, Dam West Campground at Carlyle Lake, which was scheduled to open at noon Monday, will now be opening at noon, Saturday. McNair sites 1-32 and Area “C” will open on at noon Saturday on a first come first serve basis, but will be available for reservations as of...

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