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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
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  • Santa Takes Culinary Tour Around The World
    Leaving treats for Santa is a tradition around the world. TC Newman (@PurpleTCNewman) shows you the RotoRooter ad that chronicles his journey.
  • Obama calls James Franco "Flacco"
    Obama name-drops Hollywood stars. After identifying North Korea as the suspect in a cyber attack on Sony Pictures, President Barack Obama attempted to name-drop the two stars of the movie, "The Interview"
  • Albany Sheriff: Boy Found Dead Wasn't Abducted
    Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says a 19-year old New York woman killed a 5-year-old cousin in her care and then called in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home. (Dec. 19)
  • Obama: Sony decision to cancel 'The Interview' a 'mistake'
    President Barack Obama says he thinks Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" by canceling release of "The Interview" movie.
  • MDH: 2 Dead From Listeria In Caramel Apples
    The health department has a warning about caramel apples linked to a listeria outbreak, reports Liz Collin (0:34).WCCO 4 News At 10 – Dec.18, 2014
  • FBI to Link North Korean Government to Sony Hack Attack
    Dec. 19 -- The FBI is said to have made a direct link between the North Korean government and the hacking attack against Sony Pictures in relation to the film “The Interview.” Bloomberg’s Peter Cook reports on “Market Makers.”
  • Gas prices dip to under $2 a gallon
    Drivers across the country are doing a double take at the pump. SOUNDBITE: DAVID GRINTER, DRIVER, SAYING: "I kind of almost assumed that was the wrong price when I was pulling up." Gas prices have
  • Boy, 6, Fourth to Die in Redondo Beach Crash; Alleged DUI Driver Expected in Court
    Hours before an alleged DUI driver was expected to appear in court Friday, authorities said a 6-year-old boy died as a result of a collision outside a Redondo Beach church that had already claimed the lives of three people, including his own mother. Eric Spillman reports from Torrance for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 19, 2014.
  • 8 children dead in reported mass stabbing
    Police and emergency workers investigate a horrific scene in northern Australia after eight children were found stabbed to death inside a home Friday morning. Police say a 34 year old woman is being
  • Boston Marathon Suspect in Court
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement. (Dec. 18)
  • Raw: Lava on Track to Hit Hawaii Market
    Lava from an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island slowed slightly but stayed on track to hit a shopping center in the small town of Pahoa. (Dec. 19)
  • Stephen Colbert Retires His 'Report'
    Nine years of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' came ended Thursday night as host Stephen Colbert bade the audience farewell. Colbert is set to follow the retiring David Letterman and become the new host of the 'Late Show' on CBS. (Dec. 19)
Lady Hornets downed in conference clash (12/18/14)
What looked to be a battle at the beginning turned into a blowout at the end. Harrisburg's gritty play gave them a 11-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, a bad offensive second quarter followed by an even worse third quarter put the Lady Hornets in a hole they couldn't climb out of as Brookland took a 64-44 win in Harrisburg this past Tuesday night...
'Cats fall short against Brookland in Pre-Holiday Tourney semis (12/18/14)
In the battle of the cats, the Trumann Wildcats just could not get a stop on defense when it needed as the Brookland Bearcats posted a 46-41 win in the semi-finals of the Pre-Holiday tournament last Thursday at Ridgefield Christian School. Brookland jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Willie Moore and Kevonte Andrews made baskets around a Bearcat free throw to make it 5-4 with 3:24 left in the first quarter. ...
Warrior Wonder! (12/18/14)
EPC's Aaron Scales named finalist for Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year.
Ruby Robbins (12/18/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Ruby Alice Boling Robbins of Trumann, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at White River Medical Center in Batesville at the age of 95. She was born in Lake City and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. Robbins was retired from Singer Company, past Worthy Grand Matron of Eastern Star, a member of United Methodist Women and a member of First United Methodist Church in Trumann. ...
Jeramie Berger (12/18/14)
CARAWAY -- Jeramie Eugene Berger of Caraway passed away at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro Dec. 12, 2014 at the age of 34. He was born in West Memphis, was a roofer and of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Berger was preceded in death by his father Larry Eugene Berger; and one sister LaDonna Faye Plunk. ...
Lowell Brooks (12/18/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Lowell Lee Brooks of Trumann died Dec. 10, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 94. He was born November 9, 1920 in Trumann where he had lived most of his lifetime. Mr. Brooks was a shining example of The Great Depression, served selflessly during WWII, a retired farmer, and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. ...
Shannon Byerly (12/18/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Shannon Lynell Henderson Byerly 43, of Trumann, died Dec. 9, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Jonesboro and was a lifelong resident of Trumann. She was a cosmetologist and a member of the Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro...
Carla Jo Correa (12/18/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Carla Jo Coin Correa of Trumann, age 50, died Dec. 9, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mrs. Correa was born in Trumann, was a lifetime resident of Trumann and was a housewife. Mrs. Correa was preceded in death by one sister and her parents, Carl and Francis Kimberland Coin...
Mayor honored at last council meeting (12/17/14)
Trumann Mayor Sheila Walters was honored for her service to the community since 2007 with a plaque at her last monthly council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "I have been honored to serve everyone," Walters said. "I have enjoyed my time here, and I appreciate Barbara [Lewallen]. I am looking forward to our city growing and prospering. We are on the road, let's just stay on it."...
Trumann Police patrols to increase during holidays (12/17/14)
Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson announced recently that police patrols are being tripled on second and third shifts due to a recent rash of burglaries. "Special units from the day shift will move to the night shifts for the next several weeks. Citizens will see a lot more police cars and uniforms, including foot patrol, especially at night," Chief Henson said...
State trooper talks escaping from submerged vehicle (12/17/14)
When Dwight Griffin first became an Arkansas State Trooper five years ago, he was sent to work Helena/West Helena. It was there while in pursuit of a Jeep that he lost control of his squad car and nosed into a ditch filled with eight feet of water. Griffin, who currently works with the state police in Poinsett County, shared his story last week with the Trumann Lions Club...
Marked Tree council finishes old business at December meeting (12/17/14)
For their last regular meeting of the year, the Marked Tree City Council finished up some old business. Among the items on Monday's agenda, the council approved a contract with Joey McCorkle for use of the rail spur for a future grain shipping business...
Trumann advances to semi-finals of Pre-Holiday Tournament (12/11/14)
Trumann got 26 points from Tre Simmons as the Wildcats down Piggott 67-49 this past Tuesday to advance to the semi-finals of the Pre-Holiday tournament being held at Ridgefield Christian School. Trumann will play Brookland Thursday night at 6:30. Trumann jumped out a 7-2 lead as Kyle Collins opened the scoring with a three-pointer before getting baskets from Willie Moore and Levanders Jones around a Piggott basket. ...
Harrisburg tumbles in Pre-Holiday tourney (12/11/14)
Harrisburg was outscored 21-11 in the third quarter and couldn't recover as host Ridgefield Christian School (RCS) posted a 66-57 win in a consolation game of the Pre-Holiday tournament this past Tuesday. The Hornets lost to Nettleton 58-22 in their opening round game on Monday...
Wildcats win conference opener (12/11/14)
Trumann gave new head coach Dion Real his first conference win in their first try as the Wildcats downed Cave City 69-58 in their 4A-3 conference opener this past Friday night at Wildcat Gym. Cave City took the early 2-0 lead before Grayson Dye and Levanders Jones hit back to back buckets for the Wildcats to go up 4-2. ...
Harrisburg falls to Highland in 4A-3 play (12/11/14)
Highland jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never looked back as they cruised to a 55-38 win over Harrisburg in 4A-3 basketball action this past Friday in Harrisburg. Harrisburg got a jumper from Nathan Neal with 2:56 left in the opening period for the Hornets only points. The Rebels added five more points after the Hornets basket to lead 17-2 after one...
Five Generations of Jones Men (12/10/14)
Five generations of Jones men The Jones family of Trumann celebrated Thanksgiving by sitting for a photo of five generations of Jones men. Seated is Elbert Jones holding Bronson Krosse Jones, from L Elbert Louis Jones, Jr., Blake Westan Jones, and Elbert Louis Jones, Sr...
Donald McCoy (12/10/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Donald Jack McCoy, 79, of Trumann, died Thursday, December 4, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. McCoy was born and lived his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired boilermaker, building over 100 elevated water towers. ...
Mary Watson (12/10/14)
TOKA, TENN. - Mary Lou Watson, 88, entered into rest Dec. 6, 2014 at her home in Atoka, Tenn., after a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 6, 1926 in Sharky, Miss., she was a member of Gateway Baptist Church and was retired from Donruss Co. Mrs. Watson was a good Christian, good neighbor, mother and wife who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. ...
Glenda Parsley (12/10/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Glenda Lydale Parsley of Trumann, died December 3, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, at the age of 65. Mrs. Parsley was born in Jonesboro, had lived in Trumann since 1969 and was formerly of Kansas City, Mo. She was a sales clerk with Wal-Mart and a member of the Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bennie Lee and Illa Dean McCarty Pipes and one daughter, Judy Simpson...
Natalie Taylor Stuckey (12/10/14)
LITTLE ROCK - Natalie Cecile Taylor Stuckey of Little Rock passed away November 30, 2014 at the age of 84. She was born in Jonesboro to the late Robert Henry Taylor and Mae Beatrice Priestly Taylor of Trumann. Natalie was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, J C "Jake" Stuckey of Trumann and her eldest son, Robert Taylor Stuckey of Atlanta, Georgia. ...
Maxine Qualls (12/10/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Maxine Virginia Qualls, 92, of Trumann died Monday, December 8, 2014, at Arlington Cove Nursing Center in Trumann. She was born Sept. 14, 1922 in Oil Trough and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a housewife and a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. ...
"Be a Santa to a Senior" trees set up (12/09/14)
For 8 years, Home Instead Senior Care of Jonesboro has taken a different approach to the traditional Angel Tree program by setting up trees for seniors who are without family and financially challenged. "We try to give all seniors residents in nursing homes something to look forward to during Christmas," said Vera Dungan, volunteer with the organization. "A lot of them do not have any family, or they have distant family, so this is all they have during the holidays."...
Stafford serves as grand marshal in Marked Tree Christmas parade (12/08/14)
C.P. Stafford served as grand marshal in Marked Tree's Christmas parade this year. C.P. Stafford's Marked Tree story started in 1958. Stafford and his wife of 16 years, Glada, were living near Old Weona sharing property with Glada's parents and grandmother. ...
Trumann Police patrols to increase (12/04/14)
Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson announced that starting Dec. 4 police patrols will be tripled on second and third shifts due to the recent rash of breaking and entering and burglaries. "Special units from the day shift will move to the night shifts for the next several weeks. Citizens will see a lot more police cars and uniforms including foot patrol especially at night," Chief Henson said...
National Headlines
  • Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front lines he and several friends returned home because they had run out of food....
  • Tour agents: North Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions
    TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon....
  • New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punch
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator....
  • Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown
    CAIRO (AP) -- Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. They dragged out dozens of nearly naked men, who covered their faces as they struggled to hold up towels, and loaded them into police trucks....
  • Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal
    HAVANA (AP) -- To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty....
  • Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete....
  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government....
  • Driver pleads not guilty in pedestrian deaths
    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) -- A woman accused of killing four people, including a 6-year-old boy, while running her car into pedestrians outside a California church appeared in court Friday cuffed to a gurney and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges....
  • No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
    HAVANA (AP) -- Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro....
  • More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon, producers say....