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  • Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker
    The story of Bat Kid moved a nation, giving a 5-year-old boy cancer patient the chance to be his favorite superhero, and his story will continue to touch lives in an inspiring documentary film. Krystin Goodwin has the trailer that was just released and is going viral.
  • Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
    Employees of Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee were outraged after the company offered to provide them with a southern accent reduction course to help with their speech. (July 30)
  • Snapchat May See $10B Valuation in Alibaba Talks
    July 30 (Bloomberg) -- Alec Ross, senior fellow at Columbia University, and Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson examine talks between Snapchat and Alibaba Group Holdings that could value the mobile messaging application at $10 billion. They speak on “Market Makers.”
  • Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit
    Speaking at a rally in Kansas City, Missouri, President Barack Obama said, "Stop hating all the time," and called the lawsuit accusing him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law a "political stunt." (July 30)
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  • Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers
    Six Philadelphia narcotics officers have been indicted on charges they spent years shaking down drug dealers, using gangland tactics to rob them of cash and drugs, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. (July 30)
  • Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
    British officials said on Wednesday that driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program set to begin in January. Officials said the tests will last up to three years. (July 30)
  • Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car
    Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car
  • Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
    A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water. (July 30)
  • ADP July Report Falls Short as U.S. Adds 218K Jobs
    July 30 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Michael McKee breaks down the ADP jobs report as U.S. firms added 218,000 jobs in the month of July. He speaks on “In The Loop.”
  • Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train
    A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks. (July 30)
  • In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast
    Every summer, tourists make the pilgrimage to Chincoteague Island, Va. to see wild ponies cross the Assateague Channel. But, it's the rockets sending supplies to the International Space Station that are making this a year-round destination. (July 30)
Summer storm on Wednesday results in damage reports
Storm System Brings Wind Damage to Region (07/24/14)
Summer storm on Wednesday results in damage reports
Big Crowds Enjoy Annual St. Francis Picnic (07/24/14)
Great weather for annual fundraiser for Hall and Gravel Hill cemeteries.
Revitalizing Downtown Rector a Team Effort (07/24/14)
Funding and guidance being offered to aid with organizing project
Stuff the Box School Supply Drive Underway (07/24/14)
Donations to effort will benefit local students
Local Minister, Author Meets Van Impes (07/24/14)
Shelton invited to visit at ministry headquarters in Michigan
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
National Headlines
  • Ukraine parliament to vote on PM
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament is meeting in special session to decide whether to accept Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision to resign....
  • Landslide buries Indian village; at least 30 dead
    MALIN, India (AP) -- Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 30 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said....
  • Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud....
  • Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory's Hamas rulers in a war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis....
  • GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails....
  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document....
  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast doubt on any resolution to the surge of immigrants at the border....
  • Argentina slides into default as debt talks fail
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy....
  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters....
  • Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war against Hamas....
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