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Parents, are your kids involved in more youth sports than you were at the same age?
 Yes, a lot more
 Yes, about the same
 Yes, but not as much
 Not at all close
 They don't participate in youth sports

Top News Videos
  • Tim Peake drives ExoMars rover from space in pioneering experiment
    Tim Peake has successfully taken control of a UK-based robot while orbiting the Earth from space in a pioneering experiment. The British astronaut began remotely driving the explorer this afternoon through a simulated Martian landscape - the first time such an experiment has been done in darkness. Working from aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Major Peake took control of the ExoMars rover, guiding it around the fake rocky landscape in the hangar at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage. The ExoMars rover is slated for launch in 2018 and will take nine months to reach Mars, using parachutes to land safely on the surface.
  • Raw: Iraqi Protesters Storm Parliament
    Iraqi forces are tightening security in Baghdad after anti-government protesters breached the Green Zone and stormed parliament. (April 30)
  • Donald Trump Supporters, Protesters Clash at California Appearances
    Backers and critics of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump clashed at two events in California late this week. Erin Myers reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 30, 2016.
  • That Time Obama Let Loose On Trump At Correspondence Dinner
    This year's White House Correspondents' Dinner marks the five-year anniversary of the night President Barack Obama and comedian Seth Meyers made Donald Trump a laughingstock. It was the spring of 2011, Trump showed up to the famed dinner as a potential Republican presidential candidate furiously pushing the conspiracy that Obama's birth certificate was a fake. Trump reportedly left the dinner humiliated after a string of stinging jokes mocking his hair, his taste, his reality show, and his fixation on the "birther" movement.
  • Prince's 'Purple Rain' jacket to fetch $100,000
    A jacket worn by the late pop star Prince in his 1984 film "Purple Rain" will go to auction, expected to fetch more than $100,000. Yiming Woo reports.
  • How to cross the road while on your phone
    Additional flashing lights have been installed at a busy tram crossing in Augsburg, Germany - mostly used by students who are distracted by their smartphones, in a bid to improve safety.
  • Woman Shares 'Horrifying' Prison Letter from Jared Fogle
    A woman who says former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle wrote her from prison is sharing the letter with the public.
  • Laremy Tunsil's NFL Draft Controversy Recap
    It was a suspenseful night for new Miami Dolphins' OT Laremy Tunsil. Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak recaps the controversy surrounding the former Ole Miss offensive tackle in the first round in the NFL Draft and what the allegations could mean for the Rebels football team moving forward.
  • US: Kunduz Hospital Airstrike Unintentional
    Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander of the US Central Command, said that the U.S. airstrike on a hospital run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz was not a war crime because it was unintentional. (April 29)
  • Violence Erupts Outside Trump Rally in Southern California
    A crowd of several hundred people flooded into the streets outside a rally for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in southern California Thursday night.
  • Exxon Mobil Reports Weakest Profit Since 1999
    April 29 -- Exxon Mobil Corp. reported its lowest profit since 1999 as the global slump in oil prices took its toll on income, sending the company to its sixth-straight drop in quarterly earnings. Bloomberg's Matt Miller reports on "Bloomberg ‹GO›."
  • San Bernardino Terrorist's Brother, 2 Women Arrested In Marriage-Fraud Scheme
    The three face charges of conspiracy, marriage fraud and making false statement. Erica Nochlin reports.
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After 35 years will begin new career as agronomist
Vangilder Set to Retire From Extension Office (04/28/16)
After 35 years will begin new career as agronomist
Piggott Council Meets (04/28/16)
Alderman address a variety of issues at monthly gahering
Charlie Crow Guest Speaker at History Luncheon (04/28/16)
Former Rector resident shares growing up in the 50s
Are You a Face in This Crowd? (04/28/16)
Organizers of upcoming celebration seek info on photo
RDC Hosts Business Seminar (04/28/16)
MainStreet Arkansas consultant speaks
QC Approve Equipment Lease (04/21/16)
Plan approved for six road graders to be leased
Rector Council Meets (04/21/16)
Hires engineer for water tower paint project
PD Offers Motorists Reminder on Cell Phone Ban (04/21/16)
Handheld phone use prohibited in all school zones
RDC to Host Business Seminar (04/21/16)
Main Street Arkansas consultant to be featured
Rector Pastor and Wife Enjoy Trip of a Lifetime (04/21/16)
Take journey into the Bible
Movie Manuscript Donated for Observance (04/14/16)
Part of A Face in the Crowd anniversary celebration
Giant Puppet Show Coming to Rector (04/14/16)
Performances are Monday and Tuesday at RCC
Piggott Native Takes Over Command (04/14/16)
Cluck participates in change of command at NLR
Area School Boards Meet (04/14/16)
Rector re-sets last day, Piggott fires food service provider and Marmaduke approves calendar
Piggott High FBLA Attends State Convention (04/14/16)
Qualify nine students for national competition
Injury Accident Investigated Monday (04/07/16)
One airlifted following afternoon accident at two-mile-turn
Piggott Chamber Effort Benefits FFA Chapter (04/07/16)
Check presentation made on bid card fundraiser at annual auction
Rector Council Approves Acceptance of State Funding (04/07/16)
Monies to go toward special street project, working meeting on armory set
Early Entry Deadline Approaches for Local Car Show (04/07/16)
Deadline is Friday, April 15
Herrington Makes Donation to Rector Library (04/07/16)
Items rich in local history
National Headlines
  • CSX train derails in Washington, DC; possible hazardous leak
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning, sending about 10 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material from one of them, emergency officials and the railroad company said....
  • Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago....
  • Thousands march in Moscow's Red Square for May Day rally
    Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events:...
  • North Korea party congress to show unity around Kim Jong Un
    TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea is preparing to hold a once-in-a-generation congress of its ruling party that is intended to rally the nation behind leader Kim Jong Un and could provide an important glimpse into Kim's plans for the country's economy and military....
  • US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome....
  • From new to old, some of the gun safety features over time
    Daytona Beach, Florida-based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a "smart gun," a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send a signal to a circuit board embedded in the firearm so that only an authorized user can fire the gun....
  • James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path....
  • CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina
    BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) -- When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it was a brief homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate....
  • Watchdog looks to counter new chemical weapons threats
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria....
  • Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time - wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered....
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