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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
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  • NASA announces 7 Earth-size worlds orbiting star nearby could hold life
    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star, TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are on the habitable zone, where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water, which sets a new record for number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system.
  • Off-duty LAPD officer fires gun during fight with juveniles
    Authorities are investigating a shooting in which an off-duty Los Angeles police officer fired a gun during a fight with several juveniles in Anaheim, but no one was struck.
  • Pence Lauds Small Business During Missouri Visit
    Vice President Mike Pence has told a Missouri crowd that small business is the "beating heart that creates prosperity and growth." (Feb. 22)
  • Runaway bull leads NYPD on two hour chase
    A bull, who mounted a daring escape from a suburban New York City slaughterhouse before leading police on a two hour chase, has died after being captured and tranquilised. There were no reports of any injuries during the chase, however the runaway bull did rip the door from a car.
  • Tom Watson performs 'dab' during PMQs
    Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, appears to sneak a dab dance move in during Prime Minister's Questions.
  • NASA: Major Discovery Outside Solar System
    NASA To Unveil Planetary News.
  • Training plane crashes in East Haven, killing 1, critically injuring another
    One person was dead and another was critically injured after a plane crash in East Haven not far from Tweed New Haven Airport.
  • Kim Jong Nam assassination: Two more North Koreans sought
    Authorities are searching for two more North Korean nationals, a diplomat and airline employee, who they say were involved in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam. Eight North Koreans are now suspected to have been involved in the death of Kim Jong Un's half-brother. An attempted break-in was reported at the hospital Jong Nam’s body is being held. Malaysian police claimed they have gathered more evidence that North Korea is behind the attack that took place at Kuala Lumpur airport.
  • Candice Wiggins: I Was Bullied In The WNBA For Being Straight
    Candice Wiggins said her experience playing in the WNBA was "toxic" and was a major reason why she retired last season. In an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune , Wiggins said the culture in the league was "very, very harmful" and that she was targeted throughout her career for being heterosexual and popular. Wiggins said that she was treated poorly because she was straight. The 30-year-old Stanford graduate said she was bullied from the time she was drafted by Minnesota.
  • Video reveals Harrison Ford plane mishap
    Newly released video shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford mistakenly flying low over an airliner that was taxiing at a Southern California airport. (Feb. 22)
  • Raw: Jewish Cemetery Vandalized Near St. Louis
    Authorities in Missouri are investigating after dozens of headstones were damaged at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis. Police say investigators are looking at surveillance video to determine who pushed over the headstones. (Feb. 21)
  • Widespread Floods as Rainstorms Soak California
    Creeks and rivers are topping their banks and hundreds of homes were evacuated as heavy rains from a winter storm soak much of California (Feb. 21)
Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser a hit, roadblocks Friday for annual Wish-A-Thon
Daddy Daughter Dance a Big Success, Roadblock Set (02/16/17)
Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser a hit, roadblocks Friday for annual Wish-A-Thon
Piggott Principals Re-Hired, Projects Reviewed by Board (02/16/17)
Long agenda addressed at marathon meeting
Rector School Board Meets (02/16/17)
Resignations accepted, principal's contracts extended at gathering
Ryan Rogers Chili Cook-Off Draws Near (02/16/17)
Entries sought for Feb. 25 event
HPMEC to Host Special Hunt at Liberty Hill (02/16/17)
Fundraiser being held for local museum
FFA Week Activities Set (02/16/17)
Piggott chapter announces schedule for observance
Patterson Hosts Meeting of Mayors (02/09/17)
County mayors gather with judge, EAPDD officials
Daddy-Daughter Dance to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation (02/09/17)
Second annual fundraiser Saturday at PCC
Long-time Local Businessman Charles Hinkle Dies at 80 (02/09/17)
Long-time local businessman, gospel singer and community leader Charles Hinkle of Piggott died Thursday, Feb. 2, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was 80 years old. Hinkle enjoyed a lengthy career in the grocery business in Piggott, first starting at Taylor's Grocery as just a teenager. Later in life he was part-owner, and manager, of the Rebel Market and then the Stewart-Hinkle Value Market of Piggott...
Riddle Takes Top Honors at HPMEC Art Show (02/09/17)
PHS student wins 15th annual competition
Rector Community Museum Project Underway (02/09/17)
Effort to repair roof continues
City Market Hosting HPMEC Art Display (02/02/17)
Works of area high school students on display this week only
Rector Elementary School LEGO Team Competes at State (02/02/17)
Takes top prize in Robot Mechanical Design division
Blake Wins County Spelling Bee, Haywood Second (02/02/17)
PES student wins second county bee in a row, set for state
Piggott State Bank to Open Rector Location (02/02/17)
Set to open in former Region's Bank building
Crash Near Marmaduke Claims Two Lives (02/02/17)
Local man among those killed in mishap
RHS Students Enjoy Trip of a Lifetime (01/26/17)
Visit N.Y.C. and attend inauguration in D.C.
QC Holds First Meeting Under New County Judge (01/26/17)
Also welcomes new JP from western district
Rector High School Homecoming Friday (01/26/17)
Royalty assembly at 1:45 p.m., festivities at 5:30 at RHS
Piggott Council Handles Lengthy Agenda (01/26/17)
Good news shared on electric rates
Local Students to Attend 4-H Summit (01/26/17)
First group from Arkansas to participate in national event
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