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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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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)
Irene Maglothin Adams (07/30/14)
KIMBERLING CITY, MO. - Irene Lee Adams, Kimberling City, Missouri, daughter of George Arthur and Carrie Irene (Pate) Maglothin, was born in Nettleton and departed this life July 10, 2014, at the age of 88. Mrs. Adams had lived in Trumann and St. Louis before moving to Kimberling City where she lived for the past 14 years. She was of the Baptist faith...
James Hill (07/30/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. James Allen Hill, died July 23, 2014 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 53. He was born in Finger, Tenn., to the late Bill and Idell Davis Hill and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Hill was a former employee of Arkansas Glass Inc., a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Hill and his parents...
James Frazier (07/30/14)
TRUMANN - James "Jim" Clifton Frazier, 73, of Trumann died July 26, 2014 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Mr. Frazier was born January 24, 1941 in Strayhorn, Miss. to Clifton and Jewell Frazier. Mr. Frazier graduated from Earle High School in Earle. ...
Aaron Dean Vaden (07/30/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Aaron Dean Vaden, 79, of Trumann died July 26, 2014 at the Flo & Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born in Trumann and had lived in Jonesboro for the past 24 years before moving back to Trumann one year ago and was formerly of Illinois. ...
Mayo Reeves (07/30/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Mayo Theodore Reeves, 91, of Trumann died July 28, 2014 at the family residence in Trumann. He was born in Trumann and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Reeves was a retired farmer, a veteran of U.S. Army serving in World War II and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Pipkin Reeves; one sister; three brothers; and his parents, Lonnie and Sarah Elizabeth Wienecke Reeves...
Volunteers work to save Trumann strays (07/28/14)
A group of volunteers is working to make sure stray dogs in Trumann find good homes. According to Dayna Gossett, the group Trumann Arkansas Pet Savers (TAPS) got started after a group of animal lovers in town got together over issues of overcrowding at the pound and the fact that people cannot go out to the pound because of its proximity to the police firing range...
Clean Line Energy representatives meet with Poinsett County residents (07/28/14)
Plains and Eastern Clean Line representatives were in Poinsett County last week to meet with locals and answer questions about the Clean Line project, an electric transmission which would connect clean energy from wind farms in the Oklahoma Panhandle to the Mid-South...
Fine Arts Council hosts successful dinner (07/28/14)
The Trumann Fine Arts Council hosted their Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner on Thursday, July 17, with several celebrities in attendance for a good cause. The Lions Club, Trumann School District, First Baptist Church, Crye-Leike and other businesses and organizations around Trumann sponsored tables at the event. ...
Carpino tabbed to coach Lady Hornet volleyball (07/25/14)
Chastan Carpino was recently named to take over the volleyball program for the Harrisburg School District. Carpino will replace the late Jennifer Jordan, who lost her life in a vehicle accident earlier this year. Carpino has mixed emotions about the new challenge...
Fireballs Extreme take third at World Series (07/25/14)
Fireballs Extreme take third at 12U World Series held in Collierville, TN.
Ricky Wheeler (07/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Ricky Gene Wheeler of Trumann died Monday, July 21, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 45. Mr. Wheeler was born in West Memphis and had lived his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Wheeler was self-employed working in heat and air and was of the Pentecostal faith. ...
Don Stracener (07/23/14)
CHARLESTON, MO. - Don W. Stracener, age 68, died July 15, 2014, at his residence in rural Charleston, MO. He was born in Tyronza to the late Charles and Pauline O'Dell Stracener. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #511 in Pleasant Plains, Ark., and had worked as Deputy Sheriff of Independence County, Arkansas prior to accepting a position as a truck driver for WalMart, retiring in 1995. ...
James O'Brien (07/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. James Carvin O'Brien, 82, went to be with his Father on July 20, 2014 at the family residence in Trumann. Mr. O'Brien was born September 17, 1931 in Oil Trough, Ark., to Ermel and Jennie Fike O'Brien and lived his lifetime in Trumann. He was retired from the City of Trumann Parks Department, former employee of the Singer Company and was a member of the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ of Trumann. ...
Billy Brooks (07/23/14)
PARAGOULD - Mr. Billy Frank Brooks, 57 of Paragould died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Trumann and lived most of his lifetime in the Paragould and Trumann area. He was a houseparent for the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home in Paragould and a member of the Finch Baptist Church near Paragould. Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by one brother, Eddie Lee Brooks, Sr., and his parents Bennie Ray and Viola Vance Brooks...
Paul Savage (07/23/14)
HARRISBURG - Mr. Paul Heath "Hee-Haw" Savage of Harrisburg died July 14, 2014 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 41 years. He was born Sunday, February 4, 1973 in and lived most of his lifetime in Harrisburg. Mr. Savage was an electrician and a member of McCormick Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Savage, Sr...
Tammy Monreal (07/23/14)
GREENBRIAR - Mrs. Tammy Stewart Monreal, 47, of Greenbrier, Ark., died Sunday morning at the family residence in Greenbrier. She was born in and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann before moving to Greenbrier, Ark., eight years ago. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janie Stewart...
G. T. Russell (07/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. G.T. Russell of Trumann died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the family residence at the age of 91. He was born October 26, 1922 in Swifton, and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Russell owned and operated Russell's Grocery Store for 20 years and was a former employee of the Singer Company and a farmer, World War II veteran of the U.S. ...
Lepanto City Council discusses unsightly property (07/19/14)
Several unsightly properties topped the agenda for the Lepanto City Council Tuesday night. The council condemned one property and received updates on two others. The council adopted an ordinance condemning a property at 100 Burton Street. The structure was destroyed by fire two years ago and is in close proximity to EPC High School, sitting across the street from the football field...
Fireworks ordinance changes discussed at Marked Tree council meeting (07/18/14)
Among agenda items which included meeting the city sports director and discussing regulations for renting out the armory, the Marked Tree City Council also discussed major changes to the city's fireworks ordinance. Mayor Mary Ann Arnold said the city received several complaints about the hours people are currently allowed to shoot fireworks...
Shinabery's granddaughter named ACH Ambassador (07/18/14)
Anna Shinabery of Jonesboro, the granddaughter of Becky and Randy Shinabery of Marked Tree, was recently named one of Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) Ambassadors of 2014. Born premature, it took seven weeks for doctors to find what was wrong with Shinabery, as she suffered numerous problems that showed no outward signs. She was eventually diagnosed with Kaposiform Hemaginoendotheliomam (KHE), a rare but serious non-cancerous vascular tumor that caused many life-threatening problems...
Blake's big hit! (07/17/14)
Xtra Innings Summer Showcase held at Tomlinson Stadium-Kell Field in Jonesboro.
Representing Poinsett County! (07/17/14)
Local players in action for Fat City baseball team.
Wells, Jr. wins modified event at NEA Speedway (07/17/14)
Trumann's Jeff Wells, Jr. started from the number one position and finished the same way to take home the winners trophy this past weekend at NEA Speedway in Harrisburg. Follwing Wells, Jr. across the finish line were: (2) Tyson Franks, Salado, (3) Wayne Brooks, Bald Knob and (4) Hunter Rasdon, Jonesboro...
Monster Catfish (07/17/14)
Large catfish caught in St. Francis River.
Marked Tree Chamber moving forward on mural (07/17/14)
Marked Tree will soon have a mural at the railroad underpass on Nathan Street. During the Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce's monthly meeting Tuesday, the chamber discussed ideas submitted for the mural. Chamber President Sandy Teague said the city fire department had sprayed and cleaned the underpass. Painting of the base coat for the underpass started Wednesday, and painting of the mural will start after that is finished...
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....