Monthly Archives: December 2011

79-year old gets 5 years probation for killing husband as he slept

A judge has sentenced a 79-year-old Bentonville woman to five years of probation for killing her husband, reports the Associated Press. Prosecutors agreed to let Myrtle Walter plead guilty to manslaughter for having shot 74-year-old Paul Walter to death in … Continue reading

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Arson charges for teen are unrelated to theft of SAU horses

Our sister newspaper, the Texarkana Gazette, reports that the 19-year-old woman charged with stealing five horses from Southern Arkansas University now also faces an Oklahoma arson charge for allegedly helping burn her mother’s house. The Texarkana Gazette reported today that Jaci … Continue reading

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School in trouble for nativity scene on bulletin board

The superintendent of the Greene County Tech school system allowed a counselor to decorate a bulletin board with a scene depicting the birth of Jesus, saying if someone has to be offended, it shouldn’t be the town’s Christian majority, according … Continue reading

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Okla. father and son charged with animal cruelty after feeding horses to dogs

According to the Associated Press, authorities in LeFlore County, Okla., have arrested a man and his son on animal cruelty charges for allegedly feeding horses to their dogs. Fort Smith television station KHBS reports the dogs were chained to the … Continue reading

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Ross issues statement on post office closings

U.S. Congressman Mike Ross of Prescott, who has strongly opposed the closing of post offices as a cost-cutting measure, released the following statement after Tuesday’s announcement by the U.S. Postal Service that it will delay the closing or consolidation of … Continue reading

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SAU’s Cedric Thornton promoted to Philadelphia Eagles active roster

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Former Southern Arkansas All-America defensive tackle Cedric Thornton (Star City) has been promoted to the Philadelphia Eagles’ active 53-man roster, as announced Monday by the club. Thornton (6-4, 309) fills the roster void left after Philadelphia placed wide receiver Steve Smith on season-ending … Continue reading

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Santa brings four lucky local children new bicycles

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Trump backs out of moderating Republican presidential debate

Donald Trump says he is pulling out of a Republican presidential debate he had agreed to moderate in Iowa, according to the Associated Press. The real estate mogul announced Tuesday that he was stepping back in order to preserve the … Continue reading

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The Complete Compilation of Stories on the SAU Horse Theft Case

Editor’s Note: The theft of five champion rodeo horses, a horse trailer and several pieces of riding equipment from Southern Arkansas University in early November has inspired an outpouring of emotion from around the globe. Those who have followed the … Continue reading

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And in today’s ‘Odd News’ headlines . . .

In this week’s collection of Odd News headlines from the Associated Press, you’ll find the tale of two Florida women who stole several Christmas decorations (and put them up at a house less than a block away), a Pennsylvania woman … Continue reading

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