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Top News Videos
  • 15 People Shot, 1 Killed At Cincinnati Nightclub
    CINCINNATI (AP) ? At least two people opened fire inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday morning, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a chaotic scene. Kim Williams said. Several officers were working security detail at the club and performed first aid and tried to revive the person that died, Williams said. Authorities are interviewing several witnesses, but Williams said a lot of the club goers had left. "The biggest problem when you have a large crowd like this and the shots ring out, a lot of the witnesses disappear," she said.
  • Raw: Thousands Protest 2nd Anniversary of War
    Tens of thousands of Yemeni citizens converged on al-Sabin Square in the capital, Sanaa, on Sunday to protest against the second anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition's aerial campaign against Houthi rebels. (March 26)
  • Ryan: We got close but ‘came up short’ on healthcare bill
    Ryan: We got close but ‘came up short’ on healthcare bill
  • Trump Touts Charter's Plans to Hire 20,000 Workers
    Mar.24 -- President Donald Trump comments on Charter Communications' plan to hire 20,000 workers over the next four years during a metting with Charter CEO Thomas Rutledge and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
  • Spicer stands by Ryan, says press is being ‘so negative’ about health care bill
    At his press briefing on Friday before the health care vote, White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended House Speaker Paul Ryan’s efforts to get the AHCA bill passed and joked that the press was being “negative” about the legislation’s fate.
  • Trump on Keystone: 'Great Day for American Jobs'
    President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed. (March 24)
  • Disney CEO Robert Iger extends his stay at the Magic Kingdom
    Disney’s CEO Robert A. Iger will extend his stay at The Walt Disney Company for one more year. He will remain as the chief executive and chairman until July 2019, when the company will hopefully find a successor. Iger has been the CEO since 2005 and has expanded the company with partnerships with Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. “It is obvious that the company and its shareholders will be best served by his continued leadership as the board conducts the robust process of identifying a successor and ensuring a smooth transition,” Orin C. Smith, Disney’s lead independent director,
  • House delays vote on Obamacare repeal
    Multiple GOP sources are reporting that Thursday's expected vote to repeal Obamacare has been delayed. The delay seemed likely once itbecame clear there were not enough votes in the House to pass the legislation. The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump failed to get a deal with a bloc of conservatives. Thedelay is a significant setback for President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan in the first major legislative test of the administration.Thursday was the 7-year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act into law.
  • AT&T and Verizon pull ads from YouTube over hate videos
    AT&T and Verizon are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns that their ads appear in videos promoting terrorism and hate speech. 'The Times' published an article on how the Google owned video company doesn’t accurately prevent ads from appearing in front of controversial videos. AT&T wrote in a statement that they will remove their ads from YouTube until Google can ensure it will not happen again. In a similar statement, Verizon said that they are launching an investigation to understand the weak links in where their advertisements appear. In response to the pull, Google promised the brands that they will have more control over where their advertisements appear in the future.
  • London Police: Two Significant Arrests Overnight
    London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack. Nine people are currently in custody. One is out on bail. (March 24)
  • Raw: Fast-Moving Wildfire in Texas Panhandle
    A fast-moving wildfire is burning in the far northeastern corner of the Texas panhandle. Late Thursday night, state fire officials reported that the fire had burned 40,000 and that it was 10 percent contained. (March 24)
  • Markets on alert for 'Trump tantrum'
    Markets wait with baited breath ahead of a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill. As Ivor Bennett reports, it's being seen as a key test for the new administration - with some seeing stock markets as ready for a pullback if it fails.
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Judge Patterson updates JPs at regular meeting
QC Handles Light Agenda, Passes Ordinance (03/23/17)
Judge Patterson updates JPs at regular meeting
Grand Opening Held for PSB Rector Branch (03/23/17)
Chamber holds ribbon cutting for new location
Lifelong Rector Resident Demetra Shultz Dies at 95 (03/23/17)
Spent decades supporting local efforts
Cougars Are Bad Join Together for Effort (03/23/17)
RHS students take part in clean-up project
Former Globetrotter Visits Piggott Schools (03/23/17)
Valentino "Captain Magic" Willis brings positive message to local students
Alleged Rapist Arrested, Facing Variety of Charges (03/23/17)
Miller subject of manhunt in Missouri
CCAC Sponsors Annual Youth Art Show (03/16/17)
Clay County's young artists celebrated at annual reception
Piggott Board Approves Concession Stand Plans, New Website (03/16/17)
Majority of licensed personnel re-hired at meeting
New Minerals on Display at MKPM (03/16/17)
Three new specimens acquired at Tucson show
Rector FFA Dinner Auction a Success (03/16/17)
Fundraiser for RHS chapter held at RCC
Personnel Matters Dominate Rector Board Meeting (03/16/17)
Resignations accepted, positions filled, at monthly meeting
Personnel, Renovation Contracts Discussed by Marmaduke Board (03/16/17)
Certified staff re-hired, calendar approved at meeting
PHS Hosts Area One Special Olympics (03/09/17)
Over 300 athletes take part in basketball skills competition
Piggott State Bank Rector Branch Grand Opening Set (03/09/17)
Official grand opening is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21
Rector High FFA Fish Fry, Auction Saturday (03/09/17)
Annual fundraiser set at Rector Community Center
Piggott Car Show Registration Underway (03/09/17)
Early registration ends April 15 for annual May show
Ryan Rogers Cook-Off a Big Success (03/02/17)
Fundraiser held for RCC in memory of former CCTD reporter
Piggott Council Meets, Honors Wellman at Meeting (03/02/17)
Cable company representatives update aldermen on sale of company
Rector Fifth Grader's Project Helps Hungry Kids (03/02/17)
Students in UNICEF Kid Power Band program
Piggott School Board Weighs Options at Meeting (03/02/17)
Reviews ongoing improvement, repair projects
Rector Native Promoted in Jefferson County (03/02/17)
Hoots promoted by sheriff's department
National Headlines
  • 1 dead, 15 injured in Cincinnati nightclub gunfight
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- A gunfight broke out inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday, leaving one man dead and 15 other people wounded after a dispute among several patrons escalated into a shootout, authorities said....
  • 46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered for human consumption, animal advocates said Sunday....
  • Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets
    MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with dozens of protest across the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic....
  • Carolina (North) your tour guide for this year's Final Four
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Consider North Carolina the tour guide at this year's Final Four. The Tar Heels will be making their record 20th trip, and most of the players on this year's roster were on hand last season to find out all about the agony of coming oh-so close to winning it all....
  • Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care....
  • Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, forecasters said....
  • US-backed forces capture Syrian air base from IS
    BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria on Sunday in the first major victory for the group since the U.S. airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago....
  • Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solution
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people, a prominent settler leader said Sunday, presenting new population figures that he said put to rest the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians....
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' dances off with top box-office spot
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Not all reboots are created equal....
  • Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstacles
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own....
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