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 Labor Day
 Fourth of July
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Top News Videos
  • Black Friday: Five tips for getting the best deals online
    Black Friday has got everyone excited once again, as everyone races to stores to get the best deals on discount day. Here are five ways to shop smart from the comfort of your own home
  • Sister Hosts Thanksgiving for Men with Her Late Brother's Face and Heart
    Rebekah Brown is expecting some very special guests for an early Thanksgiving. Richard Norris received the first full face transplant in America. He underwent the transplant after a shotgun blast took off his face in 1997. His new face belonged to Rebekah's 21-year-old brother Joshua, who was killed in a car accident in 2012. Brown and her family also donated her brother's heart. The recipient, 56-year-old John Jenkins, was hours away from dying of heart failure.
  • Officer shot after fiery school bus crash
    Dramatic video shows the aftermath of a crash between a suspect's car and an empty school bus, following a car chase that ended with the shooting of a state trooper. Gavino Garay reports.
  • Millions of spiders infest Mid-South neighborhood
    Millions of spiders infest Mid-South neighborhood
  • Currency Controversy
    CBS2's John Elliott reports.
  • Raw: Turkey Says It Shot Down Russian Warplane
    Turkey confirmed that it shot down a Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored warnings. Russia confirms that the plane crashed but insists that it was only flying over Syria. (Nov. 24)
  • Police: Shooting Near 4th Precinct Leaves 5 Hospitalized
    Five protesters are hospitalized after a shooting at the 4th Precinct Monday night, according to police, Reg Chapman reports (2:57). WCCO This Morning Nov. 24, 2015
  • Fort Hood helicopter crash kills four
    Four soldiers were killed after their UH-60 helicopter crashed on Monday at the Fort Hood military post in Texas during a training mission. Gavino Garay reports.
  • The Billion-Dollar 'Star Wars' Boon in Toys
    Nov. 24 -- After "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" hit theaters in 2005, "Star Wars" toy sales jumped 385 percent from the year earlier. Since then the property has been among the top 10 selling toy properties, according to NPD Group. With Disney its backer, the newest "Star Wars" film is poised to knock toy sales out of this galaxy. Bloomberg's Ramy Inocencio digs in to the "Star Wars" toy invasion.
  • US issues wordwide travel alert
    The U.S. State Department's issued a global alert for Americans planning to travel for the national Thanksgiving holiday. Paul Chapman reports.
  • Babysitter to be Evaluated in Kidnapping Case
    A Massachusetts woman charged with kidnapping and injuring a 2-year-old she was babysitting was ordered Monday to undergo a mental competency evaluation before trial. (Nov. 23)
  • Chicago, LA, NYC named worst bottlenecks - report
    The American Highway Users Alliance identifies the top 50 worst bottlenecks across the United States, with Chicago, LA and NYC causing the most traffic headaches. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Annual observance held at veteran's memorial in Piggott
Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony Held (11/19/15)
Annual observance held at veteran's memorial in Piggott
Rector Craft Fair Saturday (11/19/15)
RCC to host annual fundraiser
Quorum Court Approves 2016 Budget (11/19/15)
JPs talk finances at November monthly meeting
Rector Fire Department Gains New Equipment (11/19/15)
Breathing units and thermal imagers purchased with grant funds
Christmas Fest Schedule Set for 2015 (11/19/15)
Vendors and parade entries sought for annual holiday festival
Storm System Leaves Widespread Flooding (11/18/15)
Rivers continue to rise from day of heavy rains
County Races Develop for March Primaries (11/12/15)
Miller draws opposition for sheriff, judge race contested
Rector High Music Department Benefits From HHF Donation (11/12/15)
Foundation reaches out to help students improve their musical educations
Piggott School Board Reviews Bond Sale (11/12/15)
Approves purchases, new soft drink vendor, at regular meeting
Main Street Arkansas Official Visits Rector (11/12/15)
Addresses meeting of RDC
Grave's Gin, a Staple in Clay County Agriculture (11/12/15)
Last gin standing of 17 which operated in the county
Veteran's Day (11/11/15)
Nation pauses to remember, annual ceremony set
Trip to Masters Gift For Local Young Golfer (11/05/15)
Former Mohawk makes trip possible for 2A state champ Cougar
CCAC Fashion Show a Success (11/05/15)
Annual event generates funds for scholarship effort
Filing Period Continues for March Primaries (11/05/15)
Filing continues through noon Monday at clerk's offices
RHS Student to Compete in National Pageant (11/05/15)
In the Arkansas division of Miss Teen of America pageant in Texas
Annual Rector Craft Show Draws Near (11/05/15)
Proceeds benefit improvements, upkeep of community center
Red Ribbon Week Continues at Rector and Piggott (10/29/15)
Annual observance runs through Friday, rally and parade today at RES
Primary Filing Period Begins Monday (10/29/15)
Earlier primary prompts earlier filing period in Arkansas
Law Enforcement Handles Several Calls (10/29/15)
Accidents, drug bust reported by local authorities
Local fred's Pharmacist Recognized (10/29/15)
Part of American Pharmacists Month observance
Piggott High FBLA Attends Conference (10/29/15)
Mid-level chapter once again re-activated
Marmaduke Schools Effort Receives National Attention (10/29/15)
Regional effort featured on national television
Sheriff's Department Reports Drug Arrests (10/28/15)
Local couple arrested in McDougal on drug and paraphernalia charges
National Headlines
  • Thanksgiving travel 2015: Cheap gas but fears of terrorism
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- That other Thanksgiving tradition - congested highways and jammed airports - is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high....
  • Group raised suspicions before 5 were shot at police protest
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police were settling in for their ninth night of demonstrations when something just didn't seem right....
  • The Latest: : Islamist jailed in France raid
    PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris and the heightened security in Europe. All times local:...
  • Chicago officer charged with murder in killing of black teen
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest....
  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace
    MOSCOW (AP) -- Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."...
  • Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president....
  • Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast kills 12
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia?s president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital after an explosion Tuesday struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others....
  • Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her....
  • Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S....
  • APNewsBreak: Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work....
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