Category Archives: BREAKING NEWS
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
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
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.
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
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.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for a multitude of Arkansas counties, including Union, until 6 p.m. tonight.
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
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
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
Representative Charles Rangel just joined the ranks of only 23 other members in history to be censured by the U.S. House. A 333 to 79 vote heavily-favored censure for the 80-year old Harlem Democrat who has been accused of 11 … Continue reading
Union County is currently in a tornado watch until 9 p.m. tonight.
The News-Times received unconfirmed reports at 4:45 p.m. that a house fire started in the neighborhood behind The Cozy Kitchen at 276 Union Rd. this afternoon around 4 p.m. Owners John and Penny Day, of El Dorado, were not in … Continue reading
After eluding officials following a Thursday crime spree that spanned several states from Louisiana to Oklahoma, it’s been confirmed that Stephen Lane Salsbury, 26, shot and killed himself outside a Bass Pro Shop in Oklahoma City today at 11:10 a.m. … Continue reading
A gravel truck overturned at 11:24 a.m. instantly killing the driver who had been traveling west on U.S. 167 B and had difficulty in maneuvering through the tri-pointed intersection at North West Avenue, El Dorado Police said. According to several … Continue reading
The Union County Election Commission is holding an emergency meeting at the county clerk’s office this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. to address an error recently discovered with the ballots which will affect those who have already voted early. For more … Continue reading