Monthly Archives: February 2012

Embalmer takes free speech case to Mass. high court

Troy Schoeller admits he could have chosen his words more carefully when he talked to a reporter about bodies he worked on as an embalmer at a funeral home, according to an Associated Press report. Among a litany of graphic … Continue reading

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Planning to go to Mexico? Be careful which state you’re traveling to, says state department

The U.S. State Department recommends Americans avoid travel to all or parts of 14 of 31 Mexican states in the widest travel advisory since Mexico stepped up its drug war in 2006, according to an AP report. The state department … Continue reading

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Okla. insurance dept. spokesman resigns after outrage over e-mail containing slang word for breasts

Glenn Craven says he’s resigned as the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s spokesman after sending an official email to hundreds of people containing an off-color term for breasts, the AP reports. Insurance Commissioner John Doak announced Friday morning that an employee had resigned … Continue reading

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Two Texas clinics, Illinois waste disposal company fined for fetus disposal

Texas environmental officials have fined two women’s health clinics and an Illinois waste disposal company they contracted for improperly disposing of fetuses in a landfill, the AP reports. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ordered fines Wednesday of $22,980 and $17,430 … Continue reading

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Okla. couple arraigned in Ark. murder, kidnapping

An Oklahoma couple has been arraigned on federal murder and kidnapping charges for the death of a man who was strangled by a noose and whose body was dumped at Texarkana Speedway, reports the Associated Press. U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge said … Continue reading

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More information on Brown Dense, Roberson Well

Our sister publication, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, shared with us their article in today’s edition about Southwestern Energy’s predictions of “big oil in the shale formation” in our region, and you’ll find that article (along with a photo of the Roberson … Continue reading

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Today’s Odd News Headlines: Judge reprimands man for forgetting wife’s birthday

A spat over forgetting to wish his wife a happy birthday landed a South Florida man in jail on domestic violence charges, reports the AP. When Judge “Jay” Hurley heard the circumstances that brought 47-year-old Joseph Bray to bond court Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Planning to partake in the Mardi Gras season? Make sure you have a designated driver!

Law enforcement agencies across the state are gearing up for a DWI crackdown over the Mardi Gras season, reports the Associated Press. Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Executive Director John LeBlanc says Mardi Gras is one of the deadliest seasons in Louisiana. … Continue reading

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SAU announces record spring enrollment, housing numbers

Records have been set at Southern Arkansas University during the spring 2012 semester. Not only are more students enrolled in spring semester classes than ever before, but there are also a record number of students living on campus. A total … Continue reading

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Minor accused of filing thousands of dollars in fraudulent income tax returns

Baton Rouge police say a 17-year-old accused of 159 counts of identity theft stole personal information from her classmates at a local school and used it to file tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of fraudulent income tax returns, the … Continue reading

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