Category Archives: BREAKING NEWS

19 warrants issued for drug trafficking in El Dorado

Find out tomorrow who was arrested and charged today with federal and state crimes related to trafficking methamphetamine in El Dorado and surrounding areas. The investigation involved local, state and federal law enforcement officers participating in the FBI Safe Streets … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, By Sherelle Black, Crime, News | 1 Comment

Gunshots fired at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday while putting the entire complex on lockdown. “There are reports of injuries,” said Terrance Gainer, the Senate’s Sergeant at Arms. FBI agents … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS | Leave a comment

Senate panel votes to authorize force in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. The vote Wednesday was 10-7, with one senator voting present. The … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS | Leave a comment

Residents lose power

At approximately 7:41 a.m. on Tuesday, around 3,507 Entergy users located on the west side of El Dorado just below the intersection of College and Timberlane and south of Mount Holly lost power. Bill Luther, customer service manager of El … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, By Sherelle Black, News | 2 Comments

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional. “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, By Sherelle Black, Court, News | Leave a comment

Garland County Deputy held in County Jail

Garland County Sheriff Deputy Neil Parliment, 39, was booked into the Union County Jail Thursday where he is on hold for the U.S. Marshals Service. According to a press release from United States Attorney Conner Eldridge, Parliment was arrested for … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, By Sherelle Black | 2 Comments

Tax cut deal likely around the corner

State legislators are likely days away from brokering an agreement on approximately $100 million in tax cuts, according to breaking coverage from Arkansas News. Senate President Pro Tem Michael Lamoureux said today the deal is expected within “a day or … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, By Allison Gatlin, Money, Politics | Leave a comment

BREAKING: Fire at Clean Harbors, avoid the area

Evacuations and road closures are currently taking place surrounding Clean Harbors where a chlorine fire reportedly broke out moments ago, according to scanner traffic. In addition, exits along U.S. 167 South have reportedly been blocked to prevent cars from traveling … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, By Allison Gatlin | 2 Comments

Three arrested for criminal attempt first-degree murder

Bonds of $1 million cash-only have been set for three young men arrested Wednesday for criminal attempt first-degree murder after they allegedly shot a 30-year-old El Dorado man late last month. Roshune Glosson, 18, of 620 S. College and 322 … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, By Allison Gatlin, Crime | Leave a comment

Razorbacks anticipated to make head coach hire

Many, many Arkansas publications are abuzz this afternoon with the news that the University of Arkansas is expected to tap Bret Bielema as the Razorbacks head coach. Bielema, who has been with the Wisconsin program since 2004, is expected to … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, Business, By Allison Gatlin, Education, Sports | Leave a comment

Rice ousts incumbent Thompson

With 78 percent reporting in Union County, it appears Mike Rice may have ousted incumbent John Thompson for the El Dorado Ward 1, Position 1 race. According to unofficial results, Rice took 59.3 percent to Thompson’s 40.6 percent. Tom Cotton … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, By Allison Gatlin, Politics | Leave a comment

Early voting results announced

Early voting has resulted in several close races here in Union County, according to unofficial election results. For Justice of the Peace District 1, Steve Ward and Mike Dumas are neck and neck at 506 to 510, respectively. In District … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, By Allison Gatlin, Politics | Leave a comment

Murphy to separate oil and retail sides of company

Murphy Oil Corporation announced today its intention to separate itself into two distinct companies which will allow Murphy Oil to focus primarily on independent exploration and production and Murphy USA to work exclusively on the retail side. According to a … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, Business, By Allison Gatlin, Money | Leave a comment

Cut line knocks out power for nearly 2,000

Nearly 2,000 Union County residents are currently without power due to an electrical line accidentally cut during work by county employees, said Entergy Representative Bill Luther. The numbers continue to fluctuate on the Entergy Storm Center website, however, as of … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, Business, By Allison Gatlin, News | Leave a comment

Bomb threat called into Walmart

A bomb threat has allegedly been called into Walmart. The El Dorado Police Department is on the scene and shoppers have been shuffled from the store to the former Ryan’s parking lot. Approximately 150 shoppers and employees are gathered in … Continue reading

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, Business, By Allison Gatlin, Crime | 1 Comment