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  • New Arrest Linked To Gun Used After Boston Attacks
    People with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt. Stephen Silva made an initial appearance in federal court on charges related to heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number. An attorney for Silva, Jonathan Shapiro, said Tuesday evening that he had received the case only a few hours earlier and was not in a position to comment.
  • Ukrainian Fighter Planes Reported Downed by Rebels
    July 23 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu reports that two Ukrainian fighter planes have been downed by rebels in the Eastern section of the nation. She speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
  • Critics Assail Obama Fundraising Trip
    Critics Assail Obama Fundraising Trip
  • NYPD searching for vandals who swapped American flags atop Brooklyn Bridge with white ones
    The NYPD is trying to find those responsible for switching the American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge with ones bleached white.
  • US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed
    Homeland Security officials discuss in a press conference Tuesday the dangers unaccompanied children take crossing the border through smugglers and how the U.S. government plans to deal with this growing issue. (July 22)
  • Raw: Secretary of State Kerry in Israel
    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel on Wednesday. He is trying to push for a ceasefire to end the fighting between Israel and Hamas. (July 23)
  • David Perdue Wins Georgia GOP Senate Runoff
    Businessman David Perdue defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn. (July 23)
  • Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion
    The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will be dedicated in Washington in early October. With time short, construction workers are putting all the pieces together. (July 23)
  • Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to "reverse course" and permit U.S. airlines to fly to Israel. Bloomberg boarded a flight to Tel Aviv on El Al Airlines Tuesday night. (July 23)
  • Target Debuts An Image-recognition Shopping App
    Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology. Starting this month, the app, called "In a Snap," will recognize images for Target's Room Essentials products in 10 home decor magazines including Architecture and Real Simple. A user can simply scan an image and when it is recognized by the app, the item gets added to a shopping cart for potential purchase.
  • CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era
    Sounding alarms about the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, CDC Director Tom Frieden warned Tuesday if the global community does not confront the problem soon, the world will be living in a devastating post-antibiotic era. (July 22)
  • Mystery white flags atop Brooklyn Bridge raises questions about security at historic landmark
    White flags, the international sign of surrender, were placed on the top of the Brooklyn Bridge by who some call vandals.
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Annual fundraiser for Hall and Gravel Hill Cemeteries held for 2014
Big Crowds Enjoy Annual St. Francis Picnic (07/22/14)
Annual fundraiser for Hall and Gravel Hill Cemeteries held for 2014
Pollard Picnic Draws Good Crowds (07/16/14)
Good turnout for annual New Hope Cemetery fundraiser, despite heat and humidity
Annual St. Francis Picnic is at Hand (07/16/14)
Full schedule awaits visitors on Saturday, July 19
County And Cities Benefit From Sales Tax Dollars (07/16/14)
First returns in from tax approved last October
Meeting Set to Focus On Downtown Rector (07/16/14)
Main Street Arkansas effort coming to Clay County
Magee Seeks Re-Election as Piggott City Clerk (07/16/14)
Announces candidacy for third term in office
Area Seniors Compete in Jonesboro Event (07/16/14)
Rector and Piggott teams take part in Wii bowling tourney at Turtle Creek Mall
Piggott Library Wraps Up Successful Summer Reading Effort (07/16/14)
Annual summer reading program a big success, record numbers of kids reached
Local Team Ropers Competing at NHSFR (07/15/14)
Haney and Murray set to rope at 66th annual event in Wyoming
Piggott Celebrates Fourth of July With Annual Picnic (07/10/14)
Large crowds and moderate weather spell success for annual fundraiser
Rector Museum Grows Through Donations (07/10/14)
Special donors to museum make expansion project possible
Annual Pollard Picnic at Hand (07/10/14)
Full schedule of pageants, activities set for Saturday
Summer Reading Program at Success at Rector Library (07/10/14)
Hundreds turn out for popular summer reading program
Ultimate Oldies Returns to Rector (07/10/14)
Tickets on sale for popular showcase of talent
Piggott Celebrates With Annual Picnic (07/05/14)
Fourth of July Picnic enjoys great weather, crowds
World War II Veterans to Lead Piggott Parade (07/03/14)
Tim Tanner and Norman Steward named Grand Marshals for Piggott Fourth of July parade
Piggott Mayor, Regional Leader, Gerald Morris Dies at Age 80 (07/03/14)
City and region continue to mourn sudden death of Morris
Dr. Clopton, Renowned Physician and RHS grad, Dead at 81 (07/03/14)
Considered the dean of physicians in Northeast Arkansas
4-H Sets Terrific Tuesday Schedule (07/03/14)
Variety of offerings on consecutive Tuesdays in July at fairgrounds
Piggott Mayor Morris Dies Suddenly (06/26/14)
City offices closed Thursday and Friday as community mourns loss of Gerald Morris
Wounded Warrior Project Benefit Held (06/26/14)
Redmon remembered at memorial roping event at fairgrounds in Piggott
Schedule Set for Piggott Fourth of July Picnic (06/26/14)
Full weekend of activities set for 87th event to benefit the Piggott Cemetery
Ride The Fault Line Bike Tour Visits Piggott (06/26/14)
Second annual bicycle tour makes rest stop at local museum
Food For Thought at Local Schools (06/26/14)
Summer feeding program benefits area kids, regardless of income or other guidelines
National Headlines
  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned....
  • Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands
    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) -- Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region....
  • Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life
    DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements Wednesday....
  • Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death....
  • Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead....
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis....
  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday....
  • House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard....
  • A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victims
    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"...
  • Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do....
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