Monthly Archives: January 2012

Job fair planned in Alexandria, La., for soldiers returning to civilian life

Fort Polk is holding a job fair Thursday for soldiers who are moving from military to civilian life, according to an AP report. It’s 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the England Airpark Army Processing Facility in Alexandria. Ninety-one employers … Continue reading

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Congressional campaign manager’s cat killed; corpse painted with word ‘liberal’

The campaign manager for a congressional hopeful in northwest Arkansas says he found his family’s cat slaughtered and the word “liberal” painted on its corpse, the Associated Press reports. Jacob Burris, who manages Democrat Ken Aden’s campaign, said Monday that … Continue reading

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Murder-suicides leave four dead in two Arkansas counties

Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Calhoun County, reports the Associated Press. The Calhoun County coroner says 40-year-old Rhonda Jean Tacker died after she was shot at least four times in the chest and torso. Authorities found Tacker’s body at … Continue reading

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Police: Alleged kidnapper/murderer is armed and dangerous

Authorities in Union and Clark Counties are seeking information on the whereabouts of Donald ‘Donnie’ Hux, age 36. Hux is believed to have shot and killed Sandy Huckabee, of Arkadelphia, and kidnapped Huckabee’s wife, Amy, who is Hux’s ex-wife, from … Continue reading

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Magnolia teen missing

The Magnolia Police Department has confirmed that Pagan Nicole Hankins, 16, is missing. She was last seen at 7 a.m. Friday, January 20, at Magnolia High School. She may have been spotted at 2 p.m. Friday in Springhill, La., in the … Continue reading

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Update: Lost kitten finds new home!

The kitten we found and posted a picture of earlier today has a brand new home, thanks to our Facebook friends! Emily Hinds and her children Gracie, 7, and Joseph, 6, just left our offices with the newest member of … Continue reading

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Shreveport, La., inmates mistakenly released, returned to jail

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office says four inmates who were released by mistake have returned to the parish jail. A fifth had been found earlier, the AP reports. All five were arraigned last week in federal court after the U.S. … Continue reading

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Convicted murderer stabs female guard to death in Ark. prison

A convicted murderer stabbed a female guard to death at an east Arkansas prison Friday when she went into his cell to investigate whether he had an unauthorized pair of shoes, a prison spokeswoman said. Sgt. Barbara Easter was stabbed … Continue reading

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In today’s ‘Odd News’ headlines….

In today’s collection of ‘Odd News,’ a Chicago man discovers a 3.5 inch nail in his head; a urinating cat sets off a fire alarm; a broken marijuana bong leads to an all-out brawl between brothers; a Wisconsin man is … Continue reading

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Wanted: Family for a furry feline friend!

Here at the Banner-News, we have a family of wild cats who live underneath our building, and every now and again, they leave us the gift of a furry kitten on our loading dock. And this morning, we discovered this … Continue reading

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