Wheelchair-bound defendant issued unsecured bond during first appearance in courtroom
A wheelchair-bound defendant was issued an unsecured bond Friday when he made his first appearance in 35th Judicial District Court on a felony battery charge.Due to a previous leg injury that was aggravated during a fight Wednesday night, 25-year-old Kerwin R. Johnson faced Judge George Van Hook Jr....
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The 2014 El Dorado Christmas Parade this year will be presented by Entegra – Union Power Partners and will celebrate “A Movie Time Christmas” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11.The El Dorado parade annually draws thousands of spectators, according to a news release from the El Dorado Chamber of...
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Picture: Aaron Murry, left, and Ryan Stell, employees with the City of El Dorado, help Paxton Sound out of Bossier City...
Aaron Murry, left, and Ryan Stell, employees with the City of El Dorado, help Paxton Sound out of Bossier City...
The wait is over for those who have been anticipating seeing Clint Black Live at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, and for fans who haven’t gotten their tickets yet, there are still a few left and time to purchase them, according to Mark Givens, executive director of Main Street El Dorado, w...
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Shaunderic Bean helps voters at the voting machines in the Union County Courthouse. As of 3:05 p.m. on Friday, 4,219 votes had been cast. Early voting will continue at the Union County Clerk's Office from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. today. Monday, Nov. 3, will be the last day for Union County voters to cas...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stak...
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Name: David James CollinsDate of Birth: Sept. 27, 1963Age: 51How long have you lived in the area you hope to represent? Five yearsOccupation: General manager of technical services for Martin Operating Partnership LPFamily: Wife and three childrenEducation: Engineering and marketingWork Experience: S...

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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge issued an arrest warrant for a housing agency's executive director over claims he didn't provide documents requested by an Arkansas newspaper.District Judge Alice Lightle signed the warrant Thursday for Rodney Forte, the executive director of the Metropolitan Housing...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The wife of a man charged with kidnapping and killing an Arkansas real estate agent has pleaded not guilty to the same charges.Crystal Lowery of Jacksonville was ordered held without bail during a video appearance Friday in Pulaski County District Court.The 41-year-old Lower...
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Picture: Nurse Kaci Hickox is accompanied by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur as she speaks to reporters outside their home in ...
Nurse Kaci Hickox is accompanied by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur as she speaks to reporters outside their home in ...
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled that Hickox mus...
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general says two waste disposal companies have agreed not to bring ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings into Louisiana.Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said on Friday that Veolia Environmental Services and Chemical Waste Man...
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Picture: In this April 16, 2005, file photo, the Sistine Chapel is shown before the start of the Conclave that elected ...
In this April 16, 2005, file photo, the Sistine Chapel is shown before the start of the Conclave that elected ...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day to marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece.Officials first noticed the whitening p...
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.Small groups of Palestinian w...
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• El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church (Three Creeks): The eighth pastoral appreciation celebration honoring Pastor and Mrs. Charles R. Henry will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Special guests will be the Rev. W.T. Ward and the congregation of First Baptist Church of Huttig, and the...

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BOSTON (AP) — The Dalai Lama made two public appearances in the Boston area Friday that drew protests from a group accusing him of human rights abuses and discrimination.The Tibetan spiritual leader spoke Friday morning at the Boston Marriott Copley Place hotel at a symposium organized by the...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.For the first time, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering free shipping on what it considers the season's top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney's hit film "Frozen" i...
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Clean Harbors presented the Union County Animal Protection Society (UCAPS) with a $1,500 supply of pet food and provisions. According to Christy Gunter, Clean Harbors public relations officer, 'UCAPS relies solely on the contributions of others. Our donation is Clean Harbors' way of saying thank you...
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers...
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Picture: In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, British entrepreneur Richard Branson poses with SpaceShipTwo at a Virgin G...
In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, British entrepreneur Richard Branson poses with SpaceShipTwo at a Virgin G...
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo ble...
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Man shot by Searcy Co. deputy in shootout has diedLESLIE (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a man shot during a gun battle with a Searcy County deputy sheriff and a state trooper has died.State police say the agency was notified Friday that 75-year-old John Kolata died at a Little Rock hospital...
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