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Arkadelphia Siftings Herald - Arkadelphia, AR
Updated at 3:01 PM

BOSTON — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.Within hours, Patrick shut down the region's public transportation system and made an extraordinary request of more than 1 million greater Boston residents:Shelter in place.

Updated at 1:37 PM

Much like the modern Boston Marathon, at its beginnings, the fledgling “American Marathon” was a race for the common man.

Updated at 1:34 PM

HOPKINTON – The massive Massachusetts State Police mobile incident command center played a pivotal role in the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev last year.

Posted at 12:00 PM

Local churches announce Sunrise Services.

Posted at 11:00 AM

University receives $30,000 general improvement grant.

Posted at 10:45 AM

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Posted at 11:55 AM

Michelle Obamais dusting off her cowboy boots and heading toNashville.

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