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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
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  • Astronaut and Sen. John Glenn Dead at 95
    John Glenn, 1st US astronaut to orbit Earth who later spent 24 years representing Ohio in the Senate, has died at 95. (Dec. 8)
  • 2 killed in 30-vehicle pileup on slick Michigan interstate
    Authorities say at least two people have died and others are hurt following a 30-vehicle pileup on a snowy, icy Michigan interstate near the state capital of Lansing.
  • D.C. pizzeria gunman speaks out
    Edgar Maddison Welch, the gunman who opened fire at a Washington, D.C., pizzeria Sunday, expressed regret in an interview with the New York Times. Welch went to Washington to self-investigate a false story known as “Pizzagate,” a conspiracy theory claiming that the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria was the center of a child sex ring involving Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta.
  • Tennessee residents return, 'horrified' by arson charges
    As residents return home to their damaged property, some say they are "horrified" that two juveniles are charged with arson in connection with the deadly eastern Tennessee wildfires that broke out last month. Jillian Kitchener reports.
  • Trump's Expected EPA Pick Faces Opposition
    A source says President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental groups denounced Pruitt, who is a frequent supporter of the fossil fuel industry. (Dec. 8)
  • Feds: Sandy Hook Hoaxer Threatens Parent Of Dead Child
    CBS Miami's Walter Makaula reports.
  • Pearl Harbor survivors honored at gala
    Pearl Harbor survivors were honored on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the attacks.
  • Man Caught With Gas Can, Matches at Rockefeller Center Tree Arrested
    A man who the NYPD say was carrying a gas can and matches and acting erratically near the Rockefeller Center tree has been charged with making terroristic threats.
  • Hundreds Protest White Nationalist at Texas A&M
    Hundreds of people protested a white nationalist's speaking engagement at the Texas A&M University campus. Some protesters also protested Richard Spencer during his speech. (Dec. 7)
  • Time Gives Trump Man Of The Year
    On Wednesday, Time magazine named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year. In a telephone interview with the Today Show, the President elect said "It's a great honor. It means a lot." Nancy Gibbs, the magazine's managing editor, said Democrat Hillary Clinton was the No. 2 finalist. Gibbs said the decision to give the honor to Trump was "straightforward."
  • Report: 36.5 million Americans smoke
    According to Centers for Disease Control, only 36.5 million Americans smoke. That doesn't sound like a low number, but it's the first time the number of smokers has dropped below 40 million since record keeping began 50 years ago. The reason - young
  • Man who killed ex-Jets player in road rage incident charged
    The Louisiana driver accused of killing former Jets player Joe McKnight has been booked for manslaughter — days after he dodged charges immediately after the road rage shooting.
EPC holds on to beat rival Marked Tree (12/08/16)
EPC withstood an early fourth quarter charge from Marked Tree and then hit enough free throws down the stretch to claim a 72-63 conference win over the Indians this past Tuesday in Lepanto. J'Sebian Brown got inside for EPC basket to open the scoring as Marked Tree responded with Tray Brown jumper and a three-pointer from Colby Malone making the score 5-2 Indians. ...
Area sports roundup (12/08/16)
Harrisburg got down early and never recovered as they fell to Rivercrest 72-54 this past Tuesday in Harrisburg. Gatlin Greeno led the Hornets in scoring with 13 points as Tommy Maloney added 10 points. Bay held on for 55-46 win over BIC this past Tuesday in conference action in Bay. Taylor Layne led the Yellowjackets with 18 points as Dustin Utley finished with 11 points. Bay lost the junior high game 50-34...
Junior Warriors take win over Marked Tree (12/08/16)
EPC built a double digit lead after three quarters of play before withstanding a fourth quarter fury from Marked Tree to post a 42-36 conference win in junior high basketball action this past Tuesday in Lepanto. Jaylin Pearson gave EPC a 1-0 lead after hitting one of two free throws before B.J. ...
Lady Warriors hold on to beat rival Marked Tree (12/08/16)
In a game that was close all night, EPC survived a last second game tying shot from Tullia Tull to hang on for a 37-35 conference win over Marked Tree this past Monday in Lepanto. Tull gave the Lady Indians the early 2-0 lead with a jumper before Bre Ward got the Lady Warriors on the board by hitting one of two free throws to make 2-1. ...
Second half surge send Junior Lady Indians to victory (12/08/16)
The Marked Tree Junior Lady Indians outscored EPC 29-15 in the second half to break open a close game as they took a 47-33 win over the Junior Lady Warriors this past Monday night in Lepanto. Keragan Gordon opened the scoring for EPC with a three-pointer making it 3-0 EPC before Marked Tree got a jumper from Taylor McCuiston to make it 3-2. ...
Lady 'Jackets ousted in tourney opener (12/08/16)
Bay did not get a chance to defend their title from last year as the Lady Yellowjackets lost a 38-37 nail-biter to Marmaduke this past Friday at the 58th annual Williams Baptist College tournament held in Walnut Ridge. Mallory Hartley got Bay on the board with a basket off an offensive rebound as Marmaduke canned a three-ball to make it 3-2 Lady Greyhounds. ...
Junior Lady Hornets get win over Westside (12/08/16)
Harrisburg used a big second half to take a 29-20 win over the Junior Lady Warriors this past Thursday night in junior high basketball action in Harrisburg. The Junior Lady Hornets got on the board first as Gretchen Morgan netted a three-pointer to make it 3-0 Harrisburg. Kloey Harlson hit a jumper for Harrisburg to make the score 5-0 Junior Lady Hornets with 2:16 and Harlson added another jumper with nine seconds left to make it 7-0 Harrisburg after one quarter of play...
Lady Hornets pick up conference win over Westside (12/08/16)
Harrisburg had four players in double digits as the Lady Hornets beat Westside 63-38 in senior girls basketball action this past Thursday in Harrisburg. Kylie DeVries got the scoring going for Harrisburg with a three-pointer from the left wing to make it 3-0 as Westside answered with a bucket inside to make it 3-2. ...
Connie Jones (12/07/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Connie Sue Jones departed this life Thursday, December 1, 2016 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 64. She was born Saturday, May 17, 1952 in Lepanto and had lived in Trumann since 1994 and was formerly of Marked Tree. She was a retired nurse and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one great grandson, Zane May; two brothers, Billy Jo Smith and Jackie Smith and her parents, A.C. and Opal Irene Birdno Smith...
Patsy Payton (12/07/16)
MARKED TREE - Mrs. Patsy Darlene Payton departed this life Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the age of 61. Mrs. Payton was born February 24, 1955 in Tyronza to Carter and Clara Payton. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Payton is survived by one sister, Judy Payton of Virginia Beach, Va.; four brothers, James Payton, Benny Payton, David Payton all of Marked Tree and Terry Payton of Gaston, Ala. ...
Rachel Pate (12/07/16)
LEPANTO - Mrs. Rachel Lee Pate departed this life Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Jonesboro at the age of 86. Mrs. Pate was born May 23, 1930 in Newport to John and Ruth Morrison. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Pate is survived by two daughters, Barbara Gossage of Mulberry and Linda Gossage of Lepanto; three sons, Johnny Pate, Curtis Pate and Kenneth Pate all of Lepanto; one sister, Gracie Davis of Harrisburg; ten grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. ...
Charles Gill (12/07/16)
TYRONZA - Mr. Charles Uriah Gill departed this life Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the age of 78. Mr. Gill was born July 13, 1938 in Tyronza to Hardin and Hester Gill. He was a baker for Wonder Bread in Memphis and manager for the Tyronza Cemetery. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tyronza...
Janice Jones (12/07/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Janice Lavon Jones departed this life Tuesday, November 29, 2016, in Jonesboro at the age of 59. Mrs. Jones was born September 8, 1957 in Marked Tree to Amos Lord and Rebecca Mitchell. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Trumann...
Several Christmas parades this week after rescheduling (12/05/16)
Due to rainy weather last Saturday, Marked Tree and Harrisburg's Christmas parades were rescheduled for this week, making for a total of four parades. Two parades are happening Thursday, and two are happening Saturday. On Thursday, Dec. 8, Marked Tree and Trumann will be having their parades. ...
EPC downs Bay 101-94 in overtime (12/01/16)
EPC (4-0) outscored Bay (4-5) 20-13 in overtime to post a 101-94 win over the Yellowjackets this past Monday in Lepanto. EPC jumped out to a 13-0 lead as Xzavier Reed opened the game with a jumper in the lane followed by Isaiah Taylor hitting a jumper. ...
First hunt (12/01/16)
Trumann teacher kills deer on her first ever hunt.
Area sports roundup (12/01/16)
Marked Tree fell 72-63 this past Tuesday to the Earle Bulldogs in overtime. Colby Malone had 18 points to lead the Indians as Nick Andrews tossed in 16 points and 11 rebounds as Tray Brown tossed in 11 points. Markel Perry-Washington had 11 rebounds for Marked Tree...
Junior Yellowjackets get road win over EPC (12/01/16)
Bay led at the end of each quarter as they posted a 38-33 win over the EPC Junior Warriors this past Tuesday in Lepanto. Preston Rains put EPC on the board first with two free throws less than a minute into the game to make 2-0. Bay got a three-ball from Paiton Hartley followed by a jumper from Aaron Jolly to make it 5-2 Junior Yellowjackets. ...
Trumann rolls in hope opener over Hoxie (12/01/16)
Trumann jumped out a 22-0 lead over Hoxie before cruising to an 83-33 win in the Wildcats home opener at Wildcat Gym this past Monday. Cody Roland opened the scoring for Trumann with a basket inside as Kelon Booker followed with one of two free throws and a three-pointer from the left wing to make it 6-0 Wildcats. ...
Trumann tumbles against Lady Mustangs (12/01/16)
Trumann found themselves down 8-0 less than two minutes into the game and never could catch up as Hoxie posted a 57-48 win over the Lady Wildcats this past Monday at Wildcat Gym. Hoxie opened the game with an 8-0 run before Starlasia Simmons drilled a three-pointer for Trumann to make it 8-3 Lady Mustangs with 5:56 left. ...
Junior Wildcats take win over Hoxie (12/01/16)
Trumann and Hoxie traded scores for most of the first quarter until Trumann took the lead for good with just over two minutes left in the quarter and never trailed again on their way to a 48-38 win in junior high basketball action this past Monday. Azani Smith hit one of two free throws for Trumann to open the scoring make it 1-0 Junior Wildcats. ...
Junior Lady Wildcats fall short against Hoxie (12/01/16)
Trumann's game tying shot came up short as Hoxie held on for a 29-26 win over the Junior Lady Wildcat in basketball action this past Monday night in Trumann. Hoxie opened the game with a three-pointer before Trumann got on the board with two free throws from Haley Mathis to make it 3-2 Junior Lady Mustangs. ...
Northeast Arkansas waterfowl report (12/01/16)
Earl Buss Bayou DeView WMA says boaters should use caution while using the Thompson Tract boat run. At the South Oliver GTR, mast production has been good. The water level is currently five percent flooded with water present within the natural slough on the north end of this GTR and south end of the North Oliver Tract. ...
NE Arkansas fishing report (12/01/16)
Ome Coleman at Lake Poinsett said the cold weather has affected the fishing. While cricket sales are down minnows, redworms and nightcrawlers are still in good demand. With the lake still very low, the dam is the best place to launch a boat or fish off the dock...
Dennis Warner Jr. (11/28/16)
TYRONZA - Mr. Dennis Wayne Warner, Jr. departed this life Friday, November 25, 2016 in McLeansboro, Ill. at the age of 43. Mr. Warner was born October 11, 1973 in West Memphis to Dennis and Phyllis Warner. Mr. Warner was a truck driver for Empire Express and of the Pentecostal faith...
National Headlines
  • John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at age 95
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95....
  • The Latest: Trump spent far less than Clinton in final weeks
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):...
  • Supreme Court pauses Alabama execution of convicted murderer
    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday temporarily paused Alabama's plans to execute a man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk, after defense lawyers argued that a judge unfairly imposed the death penalty after a jury recommended life in prison....
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
  • Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: The tribal chairman tells demonstrators that it's time to leave their camp and go home. Another leader implores them to stay through the bitter North Dakota winter....
  • Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all too familiar to his predecessor....
  • S. Korean president faces possible last day in power
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye entered what could be her last day in power Friday, as lawmakers geared up for what's widely expected to be a successful impeachment vote amid a corruption scandal that has left her isolated and loathed....
  • Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-up
    BEIRUT (AP) -- Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents and fighters reported no let-up in the bombing and shelling campaign on the opposition's ever-shrinking enclave....
  • Trump picks fast food executive Andrew Puzder for Labor
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump plans to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, saying he would nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary....
  • Attorney: Dylann Roof's mom had heart attack during trial
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Dylann Roof's mother suffered a heart attack not long after prosecutors described how her son planned a cold and calculated killing of nine black church members in a racially motivated attack, the white man's attorney said in court documents Thursday....