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Three Face Murder Charge

Updated: Jul 26, 2014 5:53pm

First-degree murder charges have been filed against three men in connection with the beating death of a 40-year old man in Booneville Tuesday afternoon..

William L. Strickland, 32, of Branch...

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County Unemployment Drops To 5.6 Percent

Jun 25, 2014 9:06am

The jobless rate in Logan County dropped almost a full percentage point in April to 5.6 percent, the lowest rate in six years, according to statistics released last week by the Arkansas Department...

<p><strong>Chief Retiring</strong></p><p>Magazine Fire Chief Don Dickens (right) is retiring after more than 30 years. Ruben Johnson of the Magazine Rural Fire Association is shown presenting Dickens with a plaque recognizing his service to both the Magazine Fire Department and Magazine Rural Fire Department. During his service the departments grew from one truck and seven firemen to six trucks and 23 firemen. Dickens was also active in promoting educational activities with school children about fire prevention and survival.</p>

Fire Department Retirement

Jun 25, 2014 9:03am

Chief Retiring

Magazine Fire Chief Don Dickens (right) is retiring after more than 30 years. Ruben Johnson of the Magazine Rural Fire Association is shown presenting Dickens with a plaque...

<p>Buffington</p>

Man Convicted Of Murder In Logan County Escapes Custody

Jun 23, 2014 9:31am

A Booneville man convicted in 1999 of first-degree murder in Logan County escaped Saturday from the Arkansas Department of Correction in Pine Bluff.

In 1998, Timothy “Bo” Buffington, then 31...

Unhappy With Ruling On Gay Marriage, Some Want Ability To Recall Judges

Jun 23, 2014 7:21am

LITTLE ROCK — After a state legislative panel adopted a resolution Friday blasting a judge for striking down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage, the resolution’s sponsor said more backlash against...

Fact Checkers Say Anti-Ross Ad Distorts Voting Record

Jun 23, 2014 7:19am

LITTLE ROCK — A television ad accusing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross of voting “against taxpayers” more than 80 times as a congressman distorts his voting record, an independent...

Legislators Adopt Resolution Opposing Judge’s Ruling On Gay Marriage

Jun 21, 2014 5:10am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday voted to urge the Arkansas Supreme Court to overturn a circuit judge’s ruling striking down Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban.

The non-...

Interstate 49 Dedication Set Wednesday In Alma

Jun 21, 2014 5:05am

FORT SMITH — It was announced Thursday that a dedication ceremony for Interstate 49, “the future for the next generation,” will be held next week in Alma.

The ceremony will celebrate the U.S...

Washington Digest/House Declines To Put Its Foot Down On Iraq

Jun 21, 2014 5:00am

WASHINGTON – The House debating a major defense spending bill last week declined to put its foot down against returning to combat in Iraq.

Lawmakers killed an amendment by Rep. Barbara Lee,...

Arkansas Unemployment Rate At 6.4 Percent For May

Jun 21, 2014 4:58am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.4 percent in May, according to labor statistics released Friday.

“The rate has decreased for eight...

<p>Rhodes</p>

Local Man Arrested In Connection With Hit And Run Death

Updated: Jun 20, 2014 5:29pm

A 36-year old Booneville man was charged Friday with leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injuries and negligent homicide in connection with a Tuesday night hit-and-run...

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