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  • Chinese rocket debris lights up sky
    Chinese rocket debris lights up sky
  • Supercut: DNC Day 3 in 3 Minutes
    July 28 -- At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia formally accepted the party’s nomination for vice president. President Obama was the star of the show, making his most forceful case yet for Hillary Clinton’s White House bid. At the conclusion of the president’s speech, Clinton joined him on stage to loud applause.
  • Raw: Pope Francis Trips and Falls During Mass
    Pope Francis tripped and fell while celebrating mass in Poland. The Pope continued Mass after other clergy members helped him to his feet. (July 28)
  • VIDEO: Suspect speaks out on hot pavement arrest
    Marc LeBeau spoke to ABC15 from his Mesa home Tuesday afternoon. He claims that he never resisted arrest. The only thing that he says he did was bounce up and down on his feet on the hot pavement, since he was barefoot.
  • Bill Clinton makes the case for 'best friend' Hillary in personal speech
    Former president Bill Clinton makes a personal speech about his wife Hillary Clinton, as she becomes the first woman nominated for president. Bill describes his wife as an impassioned "change-maker" as he makes the case for her to become the first female US president.
  • Charges dropped against officers in Freddie Gray case
    All charges have been dropped against Officer Garrett Miller, Officer William Porter and Sgt. Alicia White, the three officers still facing charges in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.
  • Supercut: DNC Day 2 in 3 Minutes
    July 27 -- Hillary Clinton made history at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. The former secretary of state was formally nominated by the Democrats, becoming the first woman to run as the presidential candidate of a major U.S. political party. Former President Bill Clinton was the evening’s headliner. He praised his wife, saying, “she’s the best darn change-maker I’ve ever met in my entire life.”
  • Police Release Football Player Search Video
    Iowa City police released video of officers searching University of Iowa football player Faith Ekakitie while seeking a robbery suspect. Ekakitie told police he was in the park playing Pokemon Go. An officer thanked Ekakitie for his cooperation. (July 27)
  • Ice bucket challenge leads to ALS breakthrough
    ALS research hopes to go viral, again
  • 46 rescued off Alaska's Aleutian Islands
  • Powerball Jackpot on the rise
    It's at $422 million.
  • Watch Michelle Obama call out Donald Trump in moving speech
    Michelle Obama calls out Donald Trump in her remarks at the Democratic National Convention.
Courtney Roberts crowned Miss St. Francis 2016
Annual St. Francis Picnic is Held (07/21/16)
Courtney Roberts crowned Miss St. Francis 2016
Rector Drug and Medical Supply Awarded Grant (07/21/16)
AHPP presents check to business, and RDC
QC Approves FEMA Flood Plan, Approves Hiring Investigator (07/21/16)
Authorizes purchase of "panic button" system for employees
CCAC Announces Upcoming Schedule (07/21/16)
New fall show to be held in October
CCSD Investigates Fatal Crash, Discovery of Body (07/21/16)
Arrests also reported during busy week for local law enforcement
Heat Advisory Posted for Region (07/19/16)
Tips on dealing with extreme heat offered by health officials
Piggott High FBLA Completes Record Setting Year (07/14/16)
Post first-ever national win in competition
Rector Council Discusses Armory (07/14/16)
School board president presents letter to council members
Pollard Picnic Held, St. Francis Picnic is Saturday (07/14/16)
Pollard wrap-up, St. Francis preview
Logging Truck Accident at Boydsville (07/14/16)
Driver escapes serious injury
Filing Period Ends for School Election (07/14/16)
Piggott race only contested one in county
Piggott Picnic Wrap-Up, Pollard and St. Francis Preview (07/07/16)
Local picnic season now in full swing
Lavern "Mac" Manchester Dies at 92 (07/07/16)
Community mourns long-time Rector elected official and civic leader
Kinders Wrap-Up Summer Reading Program Series (07/07/16)
Popular duo performs at Rector and Piggott
Rector Street Projects Set to Begin (07/07/16)
Upgrades funded by grant from AHTD
CCSD Reports Multiple Arrests (07/07/16)
Suspects face variety of charges according to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller
Annual Piggott Fourth of July Picnic a Success (07/03/16)
Local picnic held, enjoys good crowds and weather
Longtime Rector Public Servant, Manchester, Dead at Age 92 (07/01/16)
Former alderman, JP and political activist to be remembered with Celebration of Life
Piggott Fourth of July Picnic is Set (06/30/16)
Activities, carnival, Saturday evening and Monday as Duckworth serves as Grand Marshal
Piggott City Council Meets (06/30/16)
Approves flood plain ordinance, hears updates on projects
School Election Filing Period to Begin (06/30/16)
Starts at noon on Tuesday, July 5
Piggott Native New Extension Agent (06/30/16)
Allison (Gurley) Howell replaces longtime agent Andy Vangilder
Marmaduke Celebrates Independence Day (06/30/16)
Whitakers serve as co-grand marshals
National Headlines
  • Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton's missing emails. But Democrats aren't likely to let the Republican presidential nominee's extraordinary comments simply fade away....
  • Merkel: Germany 'will manage' challenge after attacks
    BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Thursday to do "everything humanly possible" to keep Germany safe following a string of attacks - including two carried out by asylum-seekers and claimed by the Islamic State group that she said mocked the country that took in the assailants....
  • Obama passes baton to Clinton, imploring nation to elect her
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hours of testimonials, urgent pleas and persuasion have led to this. Now, it's time to hear from Hillary Clinton....
  • Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore's police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, authorities abandoned efforts to punish the officers involved....
  • Pope Francis misses step, falls down before Mass in Poland
    CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) -- Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground Thursday as he walked on an open-air platform to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gora....
  • French ID 2nd church attacker; police had warning about him
    PARIS (AP) -- French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he's a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria - but who returned to France instead....
  • Warren Sapp bitten by shark during Florida Keys lobster trip
    MARATHON, Fla. (AP) -- Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is OK after being bitten on the arm by a shark while catching lobster off the Florida Keys....
  • N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month....
  • AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process....
  • He's a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit....
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