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Top News Videos
  • Cosby arrives for change of venue hearing
    Comedian Bill Cosby returns to court as his lawyers argue for a change of venue in his sexual assault trial. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Jewish Cemetery Vandalized in Philadelphia
    More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri, authorities said. A man visiting the cemetery called police on Sunday to report that three of his relatives' headstones had been knocked over and damaged. (Feb. 27)
  • Good Times Roll At Mardi Gras Bacchus Parade
    New Orleans celebrated Mardi Gras with the Bacchus Parade on Sunday. The parade was held safely, one day after a car driven by a suspected drunk driver hit the crowd, injuring dozens. (Feb. 27)
  • Trump Welcomes Governors to the White House
    President Donald Trump is toasting the nation's governors at the White House, joking with them "it's such an easy job. Trump is welcoming 46 governors and their spouses for the annual black-tie ball at the White House. (Feb. 26)
  • 8-year-old fatally shot after car crash
    A mother is pleading for the person who shot her 8-year-old daughter after a car crash in Houston to surrender to police. "I just want her, the person who did this, to be brought to justice," she said. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Mexican activists paint U.S. border wall with message to Trump
    Mexican activists leave graffiti on the U.S. border wall, bearing a message of defiance against U.S. President Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
  • Solar eclipse wows onlookers in Latin America
    Latin Americans are treated to a special sight early on Sunday (February 26) as they witness the first solar eclipse of 2017.
  • Bernie Sanders on DNC loss: 'Democratic Party has been embarrassingly bad'
    Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters went hard after anyone who wouldn't back Keith Ellison in the run-up to the Democratic National Committee chair election. Sanders backed Keith Ellison during the DNC’s vote for a new chairman, though Perez defeated the Minnesota Congressman 235 votes to 200. “One of my goals as outreach chair of the Senate Democrats is to do everything I can to make the Democratic Party competitive in red states,” Sanders said in an interview this weekend. “I think the Democratic Party has been embarrassingly bad at that recently, and we need to expand our reach.”
  • Bill Paxton dies at 61 from surgery complications
    Emmy-award winning actor Bill Paxton died at age 61 after suffering from complications following his surgery. The "Titanic" star passed away on Saturday, PEOPLE confirmed. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a family representative said in a statement. Paxton is set to appear in his latest film which is currently in post-production, "The Circle," with Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. The actor leaves behind his two children He was married to his second wife, who he shared with Louise Newbury, at the time of his death.
  • R2-D2 Gets a Voice in Star Wars Mashup Video
    R2, the most misunderstood droid in history, finally gets a voice on the Auralnaut's Youtube channel.
  • VIDEO: Transgender rights rally
    VIDEO: Transgender rights rally
  • Perez Elected DNC Chairman on Second Ballot
    Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman on Saturday over Rep. Keith Ellison, a liberal Minnesota congressman, after a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures. (Feb. 25)
Special meeting held to address project
Rector Council Approves Fire Station Expansion (02/23/17)
Special meeting held to address project
Ryan Rogers Memorial Cook-Off Saturday (02/23/17)
Fundraiser for RCC held in memory of former CCTD reporter
Make-A-Wish Effort a Big Success (02/23/17)
Local volunteers aid regional effort
PHS Grad Present Project at Capitol (02/23/17)
Howell among 11 from ASU presenting at Little Rock
New Ambulance Now Serving Rector (02/23/17)
Sherland Hamilton driving force behind purchase
Piggott Chamber Names "Proudest Kid" Essay Winner (02/23/17)
Top essayists treated to traditional lunch with mayor
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
National Headlines
  • George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and didn't rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation....
  • Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, holding an incorrect envelope, wrongly presented the top prize to "La La Land" instead of "Moonlight."...
  • PwC's hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars mistake
    LONDON (AP) -- For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards....
  • Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim struggled to hold back her tears in the stifling and crowded feeding center in Somalia's capital. She waved a scrap of fabric over him to create a current of air....
  • AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense....
  • Iranians welcome Farhadi's Oscar for best foreign film
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranians on Monday cheered the choice of one of their own for the best foreign film Oscar, lauding director Asghar Farhadi's boycott of the Hollywood ceremony for his film "The Salesman" as an act of defiance against the Trump administration....
  • AP: VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press....
  • New anti-IS strategy may mean deeper US involvement in Syria
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new military strategy to meet President Donald Trump's demand to "obliterate" the Islamic State group is likely to deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops, even as the current U.S. approach in Iraq appears to be working and will require fewer changes....
  • Here's what happened onstage during the Oscars' mistake
    If it were in the screenplay of a Hollywood drama - or maybe farce - directors would surely reject it. But let's set the scene anyway for the Academy Awards drama over what film did, and didn't, win the Oscar for best picture on Sunday night....
  • AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse
    SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror - waged in the name of the Lord....
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