Anxieties high as Ferguson waits on grand jury
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.More than 3½ months have passed...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.In Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, boys atte...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine.The Pine Tree State has a long history with cannabis — Maine...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Obama said it was impo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
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 Among those participating in the Boys and Girls Club/ Professional Firefighters Local 1074 were these dapper young women, mustaches included. The fun event, a 5K walk/run, was held Saturday morning in El Dorado.
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
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 The Salvation Army was ringing bells on Saturday in front of the Brookshires Stores for donations of turkeys for their annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The Army will be serving dinner for those in need beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
Marriages:James Womack and Winter Johnson, Nov. 14.Jason Deen and Sherry LaBorde, Nov. 17.Austin Fairris and Ashley Linder, Nov. 17.Eduardo Santana and Elvira Juarez, Nov. 18.Jimmy Newton and Cynthia Smith, Nov. 19.Kevin Healy and Jessica Bubois, Nov. 20.James White and Cynthia Bussey, Nov. 20.Harol...
Category: On the Record    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
If there's anything I've learned from my years of YouTube and my year at the News-Times, it's this – criticism doesn't really bother me all that much anymore.When you put yourself out there, you are virtually throwing yourself to the wolves, so to speak. You are at the complete mercy of people...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
PINE BLUFF — Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAB-GS: SFNC) announced recently that its shareholders approved the mergers of Community First Bancshares, Inc. (“Community First”) and Liberty Bancshares, Inc. (“Liberty”) into Simmons First National Corporation (&ldq...
Category: National Business    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
With fall in the air, now is the time to get started on your 2014 year-end tax planning as to your employee benefit needs. If you are an individual that participates in a 401(k) plan, the federal government allows you in 2014 to contribute up to $17,500 on a pre-tax basis to such a plan (subject to...
Category: National Business    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
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 Members of the 2014 First Financial Bank/SHARE Benefit Golf Tournament Committee and First Financial Bank Representatives gathered to present a check to Jill Temple, executive director of Interfaith Clinic.  The 2014 Golf Tournament raised $73,000 for Interfaith Clinic. Interfaith Clinic...
Category: Local Business    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
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Rob Robinson, right, president of Simmons Bank in El Dorado, is shown presenting the Simmons Bank Endowed Scholarship to Marcus Morris, a student at South Arkansas Community College. The scholarship is funded through the SouthArk Foundation. Marcus is a 2006 graduate of Strong High School where he w...
Category: Local Business    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
Picture: Merck scientist Janet Lineberger conducts research to discover new HIV drugs in West Point, Pa. The health car...
Merck scientist Janet Lineberger conducts research to discover new HIV drugs in West Point, Pa. The health car...
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.Large drugmakers are buying and selling businesses to control costs and deploy surplus cash. A rising stock market, tax strategies and low interest rates are also fueling the mergers and acquisitions.It’s all combining to ma...
Category: National Business    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.The CEOs who’ve decided to sell in the 10 biggest U.S. deals this year are set to rake i...
Category: National Business    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The construction services firm Jacobs Engineering says CEO Craig Martin will step down in late December because of health reasons.Former CEO and current board chairman Noel Watson will serve as executive chairman until a replacement for Martin is found, the company said...
Category: National Business    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
Total daily pumpage by the El Dorado Water Utilities in gallons.Nov. 14 …….………………………………………………..............................….………&hel...
Category: Local Business    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
Administrative Professionals to host food driveThe South Arkansas Administrative Professionals will hold a Christmas party and food drive from noon until 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at Murphy Oil, 200 E. Peach. Parallel parking is available in the circle drive.The party will be in the back dining room, and there...
Category: Local Business    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
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