Monthly Archives: August 2011

500 attend vigil for beheaded La. boy

Some 500 people raised their hands in prayer during a vigil Sunday night for a 7-year-old disabled boy who was beheaded a week earlier, allegedly by his father, according to a report by the Associated Press. They also heard Jori … Continue reading

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Record enrollment predicted at University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas Chancellor David Gearhart says fall enrollment at the Fayetteville campus is expected to top 23,000 and set a record, according to an AP report. Gearhart told Fayetteville television station KHBS that about 4,400 freshmen are joining the … Continue reading

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Ouachita Parish candidates report missing campaign signs

Drive around Ouachita Parish, and you will see many a sign requesting a vote for the various candidates running for public office, such as state representative or clerk of court, the AP reports. However, officials say missing signs from five candidates … Continue reading

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Monroe, La., woman arrested for illegal water meter

Monroe police have arrested a woman accused of using an illegal water meter, according to the AP. The News-Star reports 44-year-old Adrien Hamilton of Monroe was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center Friday on a charge of theft of utilities. According to … Continue reading

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Former police officers sue for alleged unpaid overtime

A former assistant police chief in Alexander who was found to have racially profiled Hispanics is now one of two former officers suing the city for what they say is unpaid overtime, reports the AP. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Tommy … Continue reading

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La. man booked on charges of rape in restroom

Police have booked a 51-year-old man on charges that he raped a 12-year-old boy inside the restroom of a fast food restaurant in Thibodaux, the Associated Press reports. Police tell WWL TV the incident occurred Friday night. Police say Terry Joseph … Continue reading

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Red & White game: The Photo Album

The Annual Magnolia Panthers Red & White Game was tonight at Panther Stadium, and we had a great time watching our Cubs and Panthers on the field! You’ll find the full write-up by Banner-News Sports Editor Chris Gilliam in this … Continue reading

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Police: Woman tried to drown 3-year old niece in pool

A 22-year-old Little Rock woman has been arrested for attempted capital murder after police say she tried to drown her 3-year-old niece in a swimming pool, the AP reports. Police say the child is in good condition at Arkansas Children’s Hospital … Continue reading

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“I’m rich” post on Facebook leads to bank robber’s capture

A Houston bank robbery suspect caught after the words “IM RICH” appeared on his Facebook page has pleaded guilty, reports the AP. Prosecutors say 19-year-old Ricky Gonzalez pleaded guilty Thursday to bank robbery and embezzlement of bank funds. International Bank of Commerce … Continue reading

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Shreveport preps for Bassmaster Classic, which is projected to bring $24M to area

Caddo Parish is getting ready to host the Bassmaster Classic next February, reports the AP. On Thursday, Caddo Parish board of commissioners passed an ordinance to fund the major bass fishing tournament. The Times reports that the board appropriated $45,000 for … Continue reading

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