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  • 6 hrs ago | via NWAonline 

    Grant County Museum covers lots of history

    Its cabinet is not locked, but a sign warns that the contents might be offensive or shocking. To view them, instructs the sign, visitors can open the latch.

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  • Monday | via NWAonline 

    Widow sues funeral home

    A widow who entrusted her husband's body to Arkansas Funeral Care was left with "overwhelming and devastating emotional distress and mental anguish" after opening his casket to the "horrendous, gruesome and appalling sight of her husband's desecrated body," according a lawsuit filed Monday in Pulaski County Circuit Court. The body of Kenny Alton Smith was clearly decomposing, embalming fluid was present, and a "revolting and obnoxious" odor escaped when an employee of the Jacksonville funeral home allowed Cheryl Cross-Smith to open her husband's casket on the day of his November funeral, according to the lawsuit.

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  • Monday Jan 26 | via Daily Record 

    Are We There Yet?One of the things (well, two) I enj...

    One of the things I enjoy on Facebook are "Remembering Little Rock" and "Remembering North Little Rock." But the other day, I was in one of my un-electronic moods, and found myself looking through an old oak trunk of mom's in which she kept mementos - not all of them, but some of them.

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  • Monday Jan 26 | via KAIT-TV Jonesboro 

    Cleburne Co. sheriff dead after being admitted to ho...

    CLEBURNE COUNTY, AR - A Region 8 sheriff died early Sunday morning from natural causes. According to the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Richard Swain died at a hospital in Little Rock, he was 68. A local newspaper reported Swain had been hospitalized for a week prior to his death.

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  • Sunday Jan 25 | via FOX16 

    Cleburne County Sheriff Dies From Natural Causes

    Cleburne County Sheriff Richard Swain passed away early Sunday morning at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He was hospitalized a week before his death because of natural causes.

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  • Friday Jan 23 | via NWAonline 

    Fined $10,000, funeral home, boss lose licenses

    The state Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors approved the voluntary surrender of licenses belonging to a funeral director and his Jacksonville funeral home on Friday afternoon, days after an inspection at the business found several violations regarding the storage of bodies. Arkansas Funeral Care and its founder and funeral director, LeRoy Wood, were also fined a total of $10,000 by the board during a meeting in Little Rock and forced to surrender the funeral home's crematory license, effectively closing the facility that opened in 2006.

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  • Friday Jan 23 | via WTOP-FM Washington 

    Decomposing body seeping fluids at funeral home

    In this photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, officials from the Pulaski County Coroner's Office, assisted by officials from the Arkansas State Crime Lab, remove bodies from Arkansas Funeral Care in Jacksonville, Ark. An inspector reported this month finding bodies stacked atop each other in a cooler at at the funeral home, while other bodies decomposed outside the cooler.

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  • Friday Jan 23 | via KAIT-TV Jonesboro 

    Report: Decomposing body found at Arkansas funeral home

    LITTLE ROCK, AR - A state inspector says she found an obviously decomposing body seeping fluids at a funeral home in suburban Little Rock. Leslie Stokes represents the Arkansas Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

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  • Wednesday Jan 21 | via USA Today 

    Ark. mortuary allegedly left bodies outside cooler

    Ark. mortuary allegedly left bodies outside cooler A complaint alleges bodies were "stacked on top of each other." Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1BI1VxS LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

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  • Monday Jan 19 | via Missourian 

    Lois "Pauline" Richey, 82

    Lois "Pauline" Richey of Columbia, and formerly of Fayette, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at The Bluffs in Columbia. She was 82. Pauline was born July 17, 1932, in Kingdom City, the daughter of Clarence and Winifred Rentschler.

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  • Friday Jan 16 | via The Courier 

    Obituary: Bertha Taylor

    Bertha Jean "Bert" Taylor, 65, of Russellville went home to be with her Lord, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. The daughter of Lee Roy and Edna Mae Callahan, she was born Aug. 4, 1949, in Mulberry.

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  • Friday Jan 16 | via NWAonline 

    Two state inmates die in custody

    The Arkansas Department of Correction says two of its inmates have died in recent days, including one who was convicted of murder more than 40 years ago. Floyd Summerville, 64, died shortly before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday from cardiopulmonary arrest, agency spokesman Cathy Frye said in an email.

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  • Wednesday Jan 14 | via The Beebe News 

    John Everett Owens, Jr.

    John Everett Owens, Jr., 93, of Beebe, Arkansas, was born September 3, 1921, in Harrisburg, Arkansas, and died January 11, 2015, in Little Rock.

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  • Monday Jan 12 | via The City Wire 

    Arkansas Senate opens for business, Hutchinson makes...

    Sen. President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, opened the 2015 legislative session by urging his colleagues to have faith in each other the way he has had faith in his sons. Also, Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson made a pair of announcements Monday for key positions in his administration a day ahead of his swearing-in as the 46th Governor of Arkansas.

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  • Monday Jan 12 | via The Countywide 

    Contributed photo The Dodge work truck can be seen o...

    A Little Rock, Arkansas, man burned to death in a two-vehicle collision 1.9 miles south of Refugio on Friday night, Jan. 9. At 6:56 p.m., Ronald Brown, 42, was driving his 2006 tractor-trailer rig when it began to hydroplane in the falling rain, crossed over the median from the northbound lanes and entered the southbound lanes, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Cpl. Charlie Ramirez.

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  • Friday Jan 9 | via FOX16 

    Hundreds Attend Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Eve...

    There is still a lot of tension between law enforcement and the public around the country following killings of unarmed men in New York and Ferguson, Missouri. On Friday night hundreds in the central Arkansas community supported an event to show many people still acknowledge and appreciate law enforcement.

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  • Friday Jan 9 | via KATV Little Rock 

    Manslaughter charges filed in death of Lakechia Clark

    Rashad Williams' charge of second degree murder has been changed to manslaughter in connection with the January 5 shooting of Lakechia Clark. Williams appeared in Jefferson County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a probable cause hearing.

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  • Thursday Jan 8 | via Greenwich Citizen 

    In reality, does a wrestling mortuary owner make goo...

    This Nov. 8, 2014, photo provided by WGN America shows, from left, "Wrestling with Death" cast Tonya Smith, Jerry Smith, LaFonce "Bubby" Latham, II, LaFonce Latham, Sandra Latham, Derrick King, Jaime Taylor, Max Clapp and Harry Clapp. The reality show debuting on cable television on Jan. 13, 2015, goes beyond showing a day in the life of a Southern wrestling league.

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  • Dec 22, 2014 | via Arkansas Times 

    Ruth Coker Burks, the cemetery angel

    It's hard to convince people these days that one lonely person can budge the vast stone wheel of apathy. The truth, though, is the same as it ever was: One pair of willing hands might inspire thousands or millions to push.

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  • Dec 18, 2014 | via Arkansas Times 

    Hickey vs. lottery

    State Sen. Jimmy Hickey Jr. is systematically destroying the Arkansas education lottery for some unknown reason. ... Perhaps his motives should be investigated by the proper federal authorities as there doesn't seem to be any agency within the state of Arkansas that either has the mandate or integrity to investigate.

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