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Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Friday, March 21

Mar 20, 2014 8:09pm

The Morning Line

Oaklawn Park Friday, March 21, 2014

Handicapper Charlie Cooper

Sunday Meet

Winners on Top 2/9 75/336

Winners in Top 4 Selections 6/9 243/336

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Rx drug abuse: Congress, FDA study solutions to ‘growing problem’

Apr 18, 2013 6:00am

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. The entire series will be published online at www.lonokedemocrat.com.

An estimated 20...

Severe weather possible Thursday

Apr 17, 2013 6:36pm

Severe weather is possible Thursday across Arkansas, according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain, large hail in excess of 1 inch in diameter, wind gusts in excess of...

Arkansans unharmed in Boston Marathon blasts

Apr 15, 2013 9:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas runners who participated in Monday’s Boston Marathon all apparently escaped unharmed when bombs exploded during the event.

Thirty-seven Arkansans were registered to...

Wife of Dillard’s Inc. founder dies

Feb 20, 2013 6:32pm

LITTLE ROCK — The widow of Dillard’s Inc. founder William T. Dillard has died.

Alexa Latimer Dillard of Little Rock died Tuesday. She was 96.

She was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Nashville,...

Obama declares Christmas storm disaster

Jan 29, 2013 7:32pm

WASHINGTON – President Obama on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for seven Arkansas counties affected by the Christmas Day storm that brought ice and record snowfall.

Federal funding is...

McDaniel out of governor’s race

Updated: Jan 25, 2013 4:50pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel dropped out of the governor’s race Friday.

McDaniel announced the decision two and a half weeks after he said in a news conference that he was...

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Beebe: Charges against Game and Fish commissioner ‘serious’

Updated: Jan 23, 2013 7:23pm

LITTLE ROCK — Charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct against a member of the state Game and Fish Commission who reportedly was drunk and fired a weapon in public are “pretty serious...

Attorney: Religious music, art at state-funded preschools can be OK

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — A proposed rule that would ban state-funded religious activities at Arkansas preschools would not ban religious songs and art if they are not presented in a way that amounts to...

Arkansas up to seventh in obesity ranking

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is the seventh most obese state in the nation, according to a national report released Tuesday.

The state ranked ninth last year in the annual report by Trust for...

Group backed by racetrack files lawsuit over casino amendment

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — A ballot committee backed by Oaklawn Park thoroughbred track on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow casinos in four counties....