Monthly Archives: April 2012

Meth lab explodes in Okla. man’s pants

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a portable methamphetamine lab exploded in a man’s pants as he tried to run away from a state trooper during a traffic stop, reports the AP. Tulsa television station KOTV reports the incident happened shortly … Continue reading

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La. inmate sentenced for threatening letter to Obama

U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi has sentenced a federal prison inmate to five years for writing a threatening letter to President Barack Obama, the AP reports. Federal court documents say Carlton Neil Norah was incarcerated at the Oakdale Correctional Complex … Continue reading

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Wanna meet the ‘Swamp People’ and hear the Kentucky Headhunters??

Main Street El Dorado, Murphy USA and El Dorado Festivals & Events are proud to present its annual Bugs, Bands & Bikes Weekend Friday and Saturday, May 11th & 12th in the Union Square Entertainment District in historic, Downtown El Dorado. Over the … Continue reading

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Do you know a victim of domestic abuse?

Dozens of women stand on the lawn of the Columbia County Courthouse. They are silent, these cutouts representing those who have fallen victim to domestic violence, but today, they have been given a voice. On each cutout are plaques that share … Continue reading

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New rabies cases reported in Garland County

New cases of rabies have Garland County officials warning residents to beware of wildlife, reports the AP. According to the Arkansas State Department of Health, more than 50 animals have tested positive for rabies so far this year, just 10 … Continue reading

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Shreveport woman in jail after throwing baby from car window

A 30-year-old Shreveport woman is behind bars after allegedly throwing her baby from a car window, according to an AP report. Police say Carmen L. Paul was booked Saturday night with second degree cruelty to a juvenile. Investigators tell The Times … Continue reading

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Ouachita River traffic hits a red light; Hearings set for Camden, El Dorado, Crossett

The Army Corps of Engineers wants to end 24-hour operation of the Ouachita River’s four locks this summer. Shippers and others see it as the first step in abandoning a navigation project dating to the 1920s, reports the Associated Press. … Continue reading

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SAU presents forum Tuesday: ‘Are the Arts Necessary in a Depressed Economy?’

ASHLEY WHITELAW Banner-News The Southern Arkansas University Art Department will host an event, ‘Are the Arts Necessary in a Depressed Economy,’ 2-4 p.m., Tues., April 3, in the Foundation Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Center. 

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