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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
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  • Royal baby: Kate Middleton and Prince William's child due in April
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed their baby is due in April next year, Kensington Palace has said. Kate, who is expecting her second child, has been suffering from another bout of the illness hyperemesis gravidarum which she experienced during the early stages of her first pregnancy.
  • Police: Indiana Suspect Hints at More Killings
    Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years. (Oct. 20)
  • Running juggler set for another marathon
    Thousands of runners come back to do the Baltimore Running Festival year after year, but there's one man who repeat runners look forward to seeing every time.
  • 12 Year Old Catches Record Breaker
    Matt Sampson has the details on this twelve year olds incredible catch
  • Middleton Ferrari Crash Kills 2
    Two men were killed in a one-car crash in Middleton on Sunday evening, officials said. WBZ-TV's Paul Burton reports.
  • Apple Pay goes live
    Apple's new ambitious mobile payment service, Apple Pay has gone live. The tech giant is gambling that Apple Pay's ease and added security will convince shoppers to ditch cash and traditional credit
  • Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter; Gains 17,000 Followers in Four Hours
    Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter Monday with her first tweet simply #herewego. She received more than 17,000 followers in just four hours. The infamous Bill Clinton intern largely stayed out of the public eye for 10 years, but has resurfaced in the past few months.
  • Woman Arrested After Becoming Trapped in Online Date's Chimney
    A woman accused of illegally entering the Thousand Oaks home of a man she went on multiple dates with was arrested Sunday after firefighters used jackhammers to partially dismantle a brick chimney she had become trapped inside.Dave Mecham reports from Thousand Oaks for the KTLA 5 News at 9 on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.
  • Quarantine expires for Ebola victim's Texas fiancée, family members
    The quarantine has ended for the fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas earlier this month. Louise Troh, her 13-year-old son and two other family members were
  • Riots break out during pumpkin festival
    The streets are quiet and trashed in Keene Sunday, after a night of unrest that lasted until the early hours of the morning.
  • Barack Obama's statement on ebola outbreak
    Barack Obama has addressed the nation on the ebola outbreak, discussing the realities of the disease and how the world needs to come together.
  • Nazi Suspects Paid Millions in Social Security
    A 2-year investigation by the Associated Press has found dozens of death camp guards and Nazi war criminals collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments despite having to leave the United States. (Oct. 19)
Officials talk recycling at intergovernmental meeting (10/20/14)
During the quarterly intergovernmental council meeting in Harrisburg Tuesday, County Judge Charles Nix and Jamie Wright with East Arkansas Planning and Development District (EAPDD) spoke at length about two recycling trailers available to the county through a grant from Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)...
Bradley talks scholarship fund at Lions Club (10/20/14)
Joshua Bradley, a Trumann native and candidate for Poinsett County Clerk, spoke to the Trumann Lions Club recently about the Poinsett County Single Parent Scholarship Fund (PCSPSF). Bradley became treasurer for the PCSPSF three years ago after being asked to join the board by County Clerk Fonda Condra. ...
Trumann council allows bucket brigade for memorial (10/20/14)
After being approached by a citizen about disallowing bucket brigades at the stoplights, the Trumann City Council came back with a decision to permit Make-a-Wish and the Fallen Heroes Memorial Park at this month's city council meeting. "They need to purchase a few monuments at the park for our fallen heroes, and Make-a-Wish has provided for multiple children in the city of Trumann," said Mayor Sheila Walters...
Feeling the sting! (10/16/14)
Lady Hornets win conference match against Cave City.
Lady Hornets take match from Cave City (10/16/14)
Harrisburg celebrated Senior Night with a victory over Cave City this past Tuesday night. The Lady Hornets won the first two sets 25-18 and 25-17. Cave City took set three 25-19 before Harrisburg won set four 25-16 to win the match. For the Lady Hornets, Abby Wallace finished with 14 kills, two assists, nine digs, three aces and three blocks. ...
Hornets tumble in conference clash (10/16/14)
Harrisburg (1-5, 0-3 4A-3) and Highland played to a 7-7 tie after one quarter of play in what looked like the makings of a tight contest. The Rebels took control in the second quarter outscoring the Hornets 26-0 on their way to a 53-27 win this past Friday in Harrisburg...
Junior Wildcats continue to roll (10/16/14)
Trumann's Junior Wildcats (6-0) continued to roll as they amassed 398 yards rushing in a 36-8 win over Harrisburg last Thursday in Harrisburg. Jon Dunman, Connor Barker, Jarred Carter, Chase Cook, Patrick Hill, Zac Burchfield, Matthew Whitlock and Gavin Dunahoo opened up holes all night for the Junior Wildcat rushing attack...
County football highlights (10/16/14)
EPC continued their winning ways as they rolled to a 42-0 win over Rector to go to 6-0, 3-0 2A-3 on the season. Aaron Scales threw for 155 yards and three touchdowns while adding eight tackles on defense. TJ Young rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown as Kyler Gordon added two rushing touchdowns and one touchdown receiving. Quin Young added 101 yards receiving on the night. Matt Ferguson led the defense with 11 tackles as Clay Malone finished with 10 tackles...
Anita Roberts (10/13/14)
Funeral services for Anita Roberts will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 14, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home.
Marked Tree Rotary gives dictionaries to third graders (10/13/14)
Last week marked the 12th year in a row the Marked Tree Rotary Club has handed out dictionaries to area third graders. Rotarians spent Thursday morning, Oct. 2, making the rounds at schools and passed out dictionaries to third graders in Marked Tree and at EPC in Lepanto and Tyronza. Dictionaries were presented to 96 students this year...
Trumann Chamber working with TIDC and Ritter to improve internet in Trumann Industrial Park (10/12/14)
During a Trumann Chamber of Commerce board meeting Tuesday, Chamber Director Barbara Lewallen said she has been in talks with Ritter Communications to improve internet access for businesses in Trumann Industrial Park. Lewallen said Bobby Southard, owner of Lectri-Flo, had asked her about the possibility of Ritter putting in fiber optics to improve internet access for businesses on that side of town. ...
Mayoral candidates answer questions at Trumann forum (10/11/14)
In a packed Community House on Tuesday, Oct. 7, four candidates running for mayor of Trumann met with members of the community for a question and answer session moderated by Corey Clairday, reporter for the Democrat Tribune. Ken Stockton, Sheila Walters, Barbara Lewallen, and Gary Hill discussed city services, economic development, and city beautification among other topics. Candidates absent from the debate were John Paul Goodman and Debbie Cook...
Fourth quarter collapse costs Wildcats (10/10/14)
Trumann (1-4, 0-2 4A-3) took their first lead of night at 16-15, after being down 15-0, with just over 10 minutes left in the game turning the momentum in their favor. That momentum didn't last long as Westside drove down the field and scored to retake the lead before adding a two more scores on their way to a 38-16 win over Trumann this past Friday night spoiling the Wildcats' Homecoming game...
Junior Wildcats take control of conference race at 3-0 (10/10/14)
Trumann (5-0, 3-0 4A-3) got another big night from Cade Gartman and their defense came up big with a huge stop on a two-point conversion play to down Gosnell 14-12 on Homecoming night in Trumann. Gartman finished with 179 yards and two touchdowns on the night...
County football results (10/10/14)
The EPC Warriors (5-0, 2-0 2A-3) continue to roll on the season as they downed Midland 43-14 this past Friday night in Lepanto. Aaron Scales continued to stay hot for the Warriors by throwing for 186 yards and three scores and adding a touchdown rushing. ...
Lady Hornets take conference match from Trumann (10/10/14)
Harrisburg won a four set match against Trumann in 4A-3 volleyball action this past Monday in Trumann. Harrisburg won the opening two sets 25-21 and 25-12 before Trumann came back and took the third set 25-21. The Lady Hornets won the fourth set 25-21 to win the match...
Dogs Found in Deplorable Condition in Trumann (10/10/14)
Following the discovery of dogs that were found in a deplorable situation, Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson released the following statement: On October 9, 2014 at 8:47am, Officers with the Trumann Police Department conducted a search warrant at the residence of 421 Olive Street in Trumann in regards to animal cruelty. Officers had received several tips from citizens living near the residence of a strong odor of feces emitting from the residence, also they had witnessed pit pulls running in and out of the residence...
Former President Bill Clinton speaks at Arkansas State University (10/10/14)
Non-partisan cooperation and the importance of young people voting were two themes former president Bill Clinton kept coming back to as he spoke during a rally at Arkansas State University Monday. The 42nd president shared the stage with Governor Mike Beebe and several Democratic candidates--including Senator Mark Pryor, Mike Ross, Jackie McPherson, and John Burkhalter--when he addressed the crowd at Heritage Plaza Lawn...
Georgia Carson (10/07/14)
LEPANTO -- Georgia Ann Carson, of Lepanto, died September 27, 2014 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 92. She was born in Wynne to Jim Anders and Mary Mosier Anders. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Carson was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Vickie Roberts and Allie Swan; and her brothers William Anders, Eddie Anders, Oliver Anders, Shorty Anders and Andy Anders. ...
James Ford (10/07/14)
MARKED TREE -- James Harold Ford, of Marked Tree, passed away September 20, 2014 at the age of 37. Mr. Ford was born in Jonesboro to George "Joe" Ford and Jane Ford. He was a brick layer and a member of the Church of God. He was preceded in death by his father. ...
Clyde "Pete" Ross (10/07/14)
JONESBORO - Mr. Clyde "Pete" Ross of Jonesboro died Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the Jonesboro Health and Rehab in Jonesboro at the age of 84. He was born in McCormick and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Ross was a retired welder, and a Korea War Army veteran and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters and his parents, Lewis Albert and Lula Jane Christy Ross...
Four candidates confirm participation at Trumann Mayoral Q and A Forum (10/07/14)
Four of the six candidates running for Trumann mayor have confirmed they will participate in the Mayoral Q and A Forum being hosted by the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune on Oct. 7. Current Trumann Mayor Sheila Walters, Gary Hill, Barbara Lewallen, and Ken Stockton have all agreed to participate in the forum...
Work progressing on memorial park in Trumann (10/06/14)
Work on Trumann's Fallen Heroes Memorial Park is nearing completion. David Woods, who is chairman for the project and a former law enforcement officer, estimated the memorial should be complete before the end of the year. Ground was broken on the memorial park in March following the passing Trumann Fire Chief Rick Winkles. ...
Sunken Lands Chamber to look into working with volunteer group handling Dyess tourists (10/06/14)
During the Sunken Lands Chamber of Commerce's monthly September meeting, chamber members discussed the idea of heading up a group of volunteers that works with tourists visiting the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess. Dyess Mayor Larry Sims said a group of volunteers were handling food and entertainment for tourist groups who request it ahead of time, but the city is not allowed legally to be part of the project. ...
Hendrix talks landfill and recycling at Trumann Lions (10/06/14)
Robert Hendrix has been executive director for the Craighead County Solid Waste Disposal Authority for three years. Last week, he spoke to the Trumann Lions Club about recycling and the Craighead County Landfill. According to Hendrix, landfills today are much more complicated compared to the city dumps of years past. ...
National Headlines
  • Politicians join protest outside Met over opera
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on the death of a Jewish man that critics say glorifies his Palestinian killers....
  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients....
  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday
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  • GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away....
  • White House opposes Nazi benefit payments
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Nazis should not be getting the Social Security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to war-crimes suspects and former SS guards who left the U.S. for Europe....
  • Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats
    DENVER (AP) -- Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public....
  • Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
    GARY, Ind. (AP) -- Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years....
  • Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there - why would anyone sign up now for cable?...
  • Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria
    SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway....
  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free; `spectacular success'
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff....