Category Archives: BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING: Fire at Lion Oil, inmate dead at UCJ

A fire at Lion Oil is consuming the top of one of the buildings, according to the scanner and a caller who described the flames as “a-blazing.” Details are still slim, but we’ve sent a photographer and have made a … Continue reading

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Missing fisherman located, 7-year-old still MIA

Scanner traffic puts Union County Sheriff’s Office deputies in Calion where they’ve been searching for a missing fisherman and trying to amass enough investigators to head to Strong where a 7-year-old boy has also been reported missing. Union County Chief … Continue reading

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PERDUE PLEADS

During the first day of his trial, Jeremy Perdue, 24, pleaded guilty to a reduced sentence of first-degree murder and aggravated residential burglary. In accepting the plea, the state took the capital murder charge and the potential death penalty off … Continue reading

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Obama: “All troops in Iraq will be home for the holidays”

After nearly nine years and more than 4,400 American troop lives lost, President Obama announced today that all remaining troops in Iraq would be home in time for Christmas. Following a private video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, … Continue reading

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Drug arrests, federal indictments conference at 3 p.m.

Law enforcement professionals from across Arkansas will hold a press conference today at 3 p.m. on the steps of the Union County Courthouse United States Courthouse in regards to more than 35 arrests and 10 federal indictments connected to drug … Continue reading

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Semi confusion on North West, avoid if possible

A semi-truck 11 inches too tall to travel under the walkway between two churches at Main Street and North West Avenue has currently backed up traffic while El Dorado police and fire departments try to figure out how to back … Continue reading

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Rankin to announce 4th district intentions Monday

Beth Anne Rankin, who led an unsuccessful run for the Fourth District congressional seat last year against incumbent Rep. Mike Ross, will take another bite at the apple in 2012. The official announcement will be made Monday during tours of … Continue reading

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Severe thunderstorm heading our way

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 3:15 p.m. for southern Union County, according to reports issued over the scanner. Nasty weather has been located in Mt. Holly and is moving south/southeast at 5 m.p.h. and … Continue reading

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Quake felt along eastern coast

Twitter just exploded with reports of an earthquake felt in New York City, Washington D.C., Virginia and Pennsylvania. Some reports put it at a 5.8 magnitude in northern Virginia. The Pentagon was reportedly evacuated when the first tremors were felt … Continue reading

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El Dorado man arrested for kidnapping a prostitute

After realizing that the El Dorado Police Department had been notified of the possible kidnapping, Nicholas Burris, 26, of El Dorado, untied the young woman within the trunk of his vehicle and attempted to let her go. According to the … Continue reading

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BREAKING: EPD make arrest in infant death

The El Dorado Police Department arrested 21-year-old Desmond Evans on capital murder charges for the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter Tuesday. The girl reportedly stopped breathing at her residence while Evans and another male were watching her. She was … Continue reading

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FLDS leader convicted on two counts sexual assault

More than three years after the raid on a west Texas compound that resulted in the arrests of 12 men for bigomy and sexual assault, Warren Jeffs, a leader in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, … Continue reading

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Ross announces he won’t seek a seventh term, hints at a gubernatorial run

It appears that Rep. Mike Ross might be making his move for the governorship after his announcement this morning that he won’t run for a seventh congressional term after his current term expires at the end of 2012. He hints … Continue reading

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Blown fuse sparks outage

A wire down on Peach and Hill caused several blocks to momentarily lose power just minutes ago, according to Entergy Representative Bill Luther. “Everybody’s lights blinked on that circuit, but it resets automatically,” he said. “That boom was the fuse … Continue reading

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NOW hacking whistle-blower found dead

The reporter who first blew the whistle on the News of the World hacking scandal was just found dead in his UK residence, according to various news reports. Police responded to a welfare call this morning and discovered the body … Continue reading

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