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Griffin beats Elliott for Ark. 2nd District seat

Griffin, a former interim U.S. attorney at Little Rock, served formerly in the Bush White House. Elliott is a state senator from Little Rock.

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GOP's Rick Crawford tops Dem Chad Causey in 1st District

With Crawford's victory, Republicans will now occupy three of the four Arkansas seats in the U.S. House, as well as one of the two Arkansas seats in the Senate. The 4-2 GOP majority in the state's total congressional delegation is the first such majority since Reconstruction.

Crawford owns a farm-news network for radio broadcasts, while Causey was formerly chief of staff for Democratic Congressman Marion Berry, who chose not to seek re-election this year.
Green Party nominee Ken Adler was a negligible factor in the 1st District race.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) 

Friday, kick off to weekend packed with Halloween activities

Here is a list of haunted houses in the area.

If you know of other haunted houses or fun activities going on this weekend, leave your comment with the necessary information so folks can attend.

17th Annual Haunted Cathedral - Little Rock
Open until October 31
Located: EMOBA's Cultural Center - 1208 Louisiana Street
Saturday $15 admission, Sunday $20 admission - there are group rates.
You will walk through kid friendly haunted mazes. Outside there are food vendors.
(501) 372-0018

Hola! Arkansas "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) at Magic Springs
Saturday: 4-8     Sunday 4-6
Located: 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 624-0100 

Update: Manhunt in Lonoke County, one arrested

The men allegedly tried to steal several items from a farm equipment store in England. They also fired two shots at one of the employees. Gene Kinsey, the parts manager the robbers shot at, caught the men in action.

He dodged the bullets unharmed. The business itself, however, needed a little more help to return to normal. Two trashed offices, several broken computers and a cash register area doused in gasoline. That's what Kinsey walked into after almost losing his life outside.

"That's where he fired twice at me," Kinsey said of the shooter. "I closed my door, rammed it in reverse and took off backwards."

Kinsey walked on to the property around 5:40 Friday morning for work. He says he found the front gate broken.

"And I noticed a bob truck and three forklifts out by the road which they aren't supposed to be there," Kinsey said.

Cabot gearing up for Christmas parade

The theme for this year's parade will be "An Old-Fashioned Christmas". Participants are asked to select an idea -or- image that best represents their favorite memory or interpretation of this Christmas theme & use it to design their entry/float. This year's parade is shaping up to be one of the best ever; including several marching bands, clowns, veterans groups and of course, Santa Claus!!

Entry forms, parade rules & route maps will soon be available at the Veterans Park Community Center, the Cabot Chamber of Commerce office & downloadable at www.cabotparks.net. Entry deadline is Saturday, December 4. Completed forms, along with $10 entry fee, should be sent to:

Cabot Christmas Parade P.O. Box 1101 Cabot, AR 72023