Category Archives: BREAKING NEWS

Verdict reached in Anthony trial

After deliberating for 10 hours over two days, the jury in the Casey Anthony murder trial has finally reached a verdict, which the judge will read at 1:15 p.m. central time. On the plate for Anthony, 25, who is accused … Continue reading

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Palin emails now available online

Three years and an entire vice presidential run later, and the Alaska Legislature has finally fulfilled a Freedom of Information request put forth by The Associated Press in 2008 for all of former Gov. Sarah Palin’s emails. Only three pages … Continue reading

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Two arrests in Cross investigation

Union County Sheriff’s Office investigators have made two arrests in the investigation into Mary Cross’ death. Cross, 65, whose body was discovered within her vehicle submerged in a creek in Norphlet, had been missing for approximately a month before she … Continue reading

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Gingrich to announce bid Wednesday

One of the many “celebrity” candidates, Newt Gingrich, is set to announce his presidential bid via Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday. According to The Associated Press, he will later give his first interview to (surprise, surprise) Fox News, and will … Continue reading

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Hope everyone’s got their eyes on TV

President Obama is minutes away from making a last-minute national security announcement. Political pundits persist in calling the Sunday night emergency announcement “extraordinary,” and though I regularly disagree with the talking heads, in this case, I think “extraordinary” is most … Continue reading

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Batten down: Tornado warning issued

A tornado warning has been issued for El Dorado, Smackover, Magnolia and Norphlet. Reports coming over the scanner warn of a 60 mph tornado in Waldo headed this direction. Quarter-sized hail and high winds are expected. UPDATE: Reports on the … Continue reading

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Oil companies petition for conference center destruction

Southern oil mongers have cooked up a new one with a petition to tear down the El Dorado Conference Center after the discovery of oil wells beneath the facility was made early this morning. The $18 million firmly planted in … Continue reading

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Libyan government releases 4 Times journalists

While fighting continues between the rebels and Qaddafi forces in Libya, good news comes to the home front from the war-torn nation in the release of the four New York Times journalists who were captured and held for six days. … Continue reading

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Sold!

Big news on the Lion Oil front where the rumors have finally come to fruition with a new Israeli-based company taking the majority shareholder position out of Ergon Inc.’s hands. See tomorrow’s News-Times for more information.

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US, UK, France and Arab militaries ready to enter Libya

The nation is set on the brink of entering Libya following a statement by President Obama this afternoon ordering a complete ceasefire on Libyan citizens by Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi. Obama said his demands were not negotiable and he is prepared, … Continue reading

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Fire causes electrical outage

A vault fire in downtown El Dorado knocked out power for 56 customers for a little more than three hours this morning. For more information see tomorrow’s News Times.

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Tornado watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for a multitude of Arkansas counties, including Union, until 6 p.m. tonight.

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Mubarak steps down, cedes control to VP, military

Celebration broke out following a historical 18-day protest, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and handed his reins over to the vice president and the military, according to recent reports from the New York Times, CNN and Forbes, among … Continue reading

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Mistrial in Vance rape trail

A Lee County judge declared a mistrial in the rape case against Curtis Vance when jurors discovered they couldn’t reach a conclusion as to his guilt or innocence. Vance, who has already been convicted in the capital murder of Little … Continue reading

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FBI gains entrance to Loughner home

After erecting a blockade to keep the FBI at bay, attempts by the family of Jared Lee Loughner to keep law enforcement from entering the premises were foiled earlier this afternoon. Loughner, who was arrested Saturday after shooting 18 people … Continue reading

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