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  • World's first 3D printed jet engine unveiled
    Australian researchers unveil the world's first 3D printed jet engine that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets.
  • Missouri Investigates 9 Dead, Murder-suicide
    Authorities say seven people were shot to death and one was wounded in attacks in a small southeastern Missouri town, and the suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Another person died of natural causes. (Feb. 27)
  • Mexico Official: Top Drug Lord Captured
    Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords who terrorized the western state of Michoacan as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official. (Feb. 27)
  • 'Jihadi John' Reportedly Named
    The Washington Post has reportedly obtained the name of the Islamic State figurehead known as 'Jihadi John', who appeared in videos showing the executions of a number of I.S. captives. He is understood to be Mohammed Emwazi from West London.
  • Llamas on the loose in Arizona
    2 llamas sparked an entertaining chase in Sun City Thursday.
  • Sources: Fourth Suspect Questioned In Brooklyn ISIS Probe
    Sources: Fourth Suspect Questioned In Brooklyn ISIS Probe
  • FCC OKs 'Net Neutrality' Rules
    Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved by a divided Federal Communications Commission. (Feb. 26)
  • WH Celebrates African American History Month
    The president and the first lady hosted a reception Thursday at the White House in recognition of African American History Month. (Feb. 26)
  • Social Media Fueling Rise Of 'Selfie Art'
    First came the standard selfie. Then the "duck face". Even the "selfie stick" was introduced. But as CBS2's Stephanie Simmons reports, now there's a new way to step up your selfie skills - by stepp...
  • 'Next Top Model' Contestant, 2 Others Killed
    Charlotte, North Carolina police say drugs were behind the killings of a former 'America's Next Top Model contestant and two others. One man is charged with three counts of first-degree murder. (Feb. 26)
  • Video of Coalition Airstrikes in Iraq
    The US Defense Department released video of coalition airstrikes against Islamic State group locations in Iraq. The US says the airstrikes are helping to eliminate the threat posed by the Islamic State militants. (Feb. 27)
  • NY Employer: Man Accused in Plot About to Quit
    The employer of one of three men charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group says the suspect was about to quit his restaurant job. (Feb. 26)
Trumann Chamber holds annual banquet (03/01/15)
The Trumann Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to a packed crowd. The guest speaker was Josh Brown of Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development, the company involved in bringing an Orscheln Farm and Home store to Trumann on the property being developed beside Walmart...
Tyronza Fire Department improves safety rating (02/28/15)
Tyronza residents will start saving money on their homeowner's insurance this year thanks to the Tyronza Fire Department. For years, TFD has been working to update its equipment to improve the city's ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating. Insurance companies use a city's ISO rating to assess a city's Public Protection Classification and calculate insurance rates...
A Fond Farewell: remembering Charles Montgomery (02/26/15)
[Editor's note: This story ran in the Feb. 26 edition of the Democrat Tribune with a headline and cutline misidentifying Charles Montgomery. The staff of the Democrat Tribune apologizes for this error.] In 2005, a headline in the Trumann Democrat read "Local man has spent life working in community."...
Hubert C. Coke, Jr. (02/24/15)
HARRISBURG - Mr. Hubert C. "H.C." Coke, Jr., of Harrisburg died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree at the age of 94. Mr. Coke was born Thursday, Sept. 23, 1920 near Smithville, Ark. and had lived in Harrisburg since 1950. ...
Wilma Mae Madden (02/24/15)
TYRONZA - Mrs. Wilma Mae Madden of Tyronza died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 89. She was born Saturday, Jan. 23, 1926 in Ravenden Springs, Ark. to the late W. M. and Rosa Hughes Riddle. Mrs. Madden had lived in Tyronza for the past 45 years and was formerly of Trumann. ...
Jeffery Avery (02/24/15)
BLYTHEVILLE -- Jeffery Allen Avery, 49, of Blytheville passed away at home Feb. 19, 2015. He was born in Blytheville to Jimmy and Pat Stubbs Avery. He had been employed with American Greetings for several years. He was a Christian and attended Grace Life Church in Blytheville...
Nora Juanita Scott (02/18/15)
LEPANTO - Nora Juanita Scott, 85, of Lepanto passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in Paragould. She was born on Feb.11, 1930 to the late Emmitt and Tip Missouri Zills. She was a member of Church of Christ of Lepanto, and a retired employee from American Greetings. ...
Charles Thomas Montgomery (02/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Charles Thomas Montgomery, 93, of Trumann, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 in Trumann. Mr. Montgomery was born Feb.10, 1922 in Victoria, Ark., to the late Charles Minor and Ida Lorene Richardson Montgomery and had lived in Trumann since 1949. ...
Jimmy Dale Bullock (02/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Jimmy Dale Bullock of Trumann died Wednesday, Feb.11, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 69. Mr. Bullock was born Wednesday, July 4, 1945 in Booneville, Miss., and had lived most of his life in Trumann. He was a retired auto mechanic and of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Bullock Halfacre and his parents, Willard Cecil and Lucy Lee Sanderson Bullock...
Mary Julia Houston (02/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mary Julia Houston, age 89, of Trumann, died Feb. 12, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones' Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Trumann to the late J. F. and Virginia Lady. She was retired from the Trumann School District as high school guidance counselor. ...
Trumann Chamber banquet rescheduled for Feb. 24 (02/17/15)
The Trumann Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Banquet has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The banquet will now be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Trumann Intermediate School Cafeteria located at 221 Pine Avenue. The meal will be catered by Couch's...
Lady Hornets swarm Westside (02/13/15)
Harrisburg closed the first quarter with a 10-3 run to lead by six and never looked back on thier way to a 62-37 over the Lady Warriors in 4A-3 confrence action this past Monday in Harrisburg. Emily Armstrong opened the scoring with a steal and layup to make it 2-0 Harrisburg. ...
Wildcats down Harrisburg in conference action (02/13/15)
Trumann turned a four point halftime lead into a 24 point lead at the end of three quarters as the Wildcats offense heated up and Harrisburg got aggravated and were tagged with three technicals as Trumann went on to a 74-44 win in 4A-3 conference action this past Friday in Harrisburg...
Maxine Branch Rye (02/11/15)
BLACK OAK -- Maxine Branch Rye, 85, of the Black Oak community went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. She was born March 5, 1929, to Ernie and Armetha Branch. She and Johnny Rye were married Aug. 6, 1946. They owned Johnny Rye Grocery Store in Black Oak for 51 years. She was of the Christian faith and was a member of the Church of God in Marked Tree...
Defense, big fourth quarter carries Lady Hornets to win (02/05/15)
Harrisburg used solid defense and a big offensive fourth quarter to break open a tie on their way to a 57-43 4A-3 conference win over Trumann this past Monday in Harrisburg. Lady Wildcat Taelor Gartman opened the scoring with a basket off an offensive rebound to give Trumann the early 2-0 lead. ...
Lady Yellowjackets roll by Ridgefield Christian School (02/05/15)
Katie Ferguson and Sydney Higgins combined for 46 as Bay (6-1) rolled past the Lady Warriors 54-37 this past Friday in Bay. The first quarter saw RCS get out to a 6-2 lead with Ferguson scoring Bay's only basket over the first four and half minutes of the game. Serena Brown scored off an offensive rebound to make it 6-4 before Ferguson canned a three-pointer to make it 7-6 Bay after one quarter of play...
Mary Lou Taylor (02/04/15)
MARION - Mary Lou Taylor, 79, of Marion died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at her home in Marion. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Hwy 64 Church of Christ and a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Freddie Taylor of Marion; a daughter, Diane Ballard (Mac) of Center Town, Tenn.; Sister Charlene Simmons of Ft. Smith; four grandchildren, Natasha Duck, Kayla Ballard, Emily Ballard and Joshua Ballard; and Nine Great Grandchildren...
Lisa Ivy (02/04/15)
TRUMANN - Ms. Lisa Gale Ivy, age 53, of Trumann passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at her daughter's residence in Lakeland, Fla. She was born September 27, 1961 in Harrisburg and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann and was formerly of Florida. She was an Insurance Agent and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Guthrie and her parents, Lloyd and Juanita Clem Guthrie...
Batton - Miles Wedding (02/04/15)
Brenda Batten, of Rector, and Jeff Miles, of Lepanto are pleased to announce their wedding to be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 14, 2015 at the Etowah Pentecostal Church of God. The bride is the daughter of the late Logan and Gladys Nelson who were from Lafe, Ark. The groom is the son of James and Carol Miles of Marked Tree and Ginger Miles of Lepanto. All friends and family are invited to attend their celebration...
Doctor prescribes dog for Cooper (02/04/15)
At three years old, Cooper Mason was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a high functioning form of Autism that can lead to difficulties in everyday life events. With his diagnosis causing sudden outbursts in crowds and everyday anxiety around loud noises and new surroundings, his doctor gave him an unusual prescription: an assistance dog. ...
Fox designing school for Wilson, Arkansas (02/04/15)
When Jennifer Fox was offered the chance of a lifetime, the opportunity to design a school from ground up with the freedom to do whatever she wanted, she took it. Fox told the Trumann Lions Club recently her career had taken her on a long road that led from Milwaukee, Wis., where she was born, around the country and around the world until she ended up in Wilson, Ark...
Trumann Chamber banquet is Feb. 17 (02/04/15)
The Trumann Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 2015 Banquet and General Membership Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in the Trumann Intermediate School Cafeteria located at 221 Pine Avenue. The meal will be catered by Couch's Log Cabin Restaurant...
Marked Tree chamber plans banquet, next project (02/04/15)
After receiving a grant of $2,500 from Farm Credit Midsouth for their mural project at the Nathan Street underpass, the Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce is looking to put the finishing touches on that project and focus on others. Mike Williams, V.P. Branch Manager for Farm Credit Midsouth, presented chamber members with the check for the grant last week. ...
Lepanto mayor welcomes questions from council (02/04/15)
Lepanto Mayor Dale Dunlap presided over his first city council meeting in eight years Tuesday night. Business on the agenda was brief with council members passing the proposed 2015 operating budget for the city and accepting a five year contract with Riverside Ambulance for ambulance service...
National Headlines
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to warn of the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran, the prime minister arrived in Washington for the speech the White House didn't want him to give....
  • Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass....
  • Israeli PM in US for controversial speech
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington to deliver the speech to Congress that the Obama administration did not want him to give....
  • AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked
    LONDON (AP) -- As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate....
  • 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
    MOSCOW (AP) -- For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans....
  • Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the extremists....
  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA....
  • New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
    SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday....
  • High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries....
  • Joint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years
    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) -- A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays - and their combined ages will be 212....