Homicide defendant could face life in prison without parole or death by lethal injection
The El Dorado man accused of gunning down a man with an assault rifle as his 6-year-old daughter watched was arraigned on a capital murder charge Thursday in Union County Circuit Court.Todd Moody, 22, listened with his head bowed as he was told he faces life in prison without parole or death by leth...
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Olympic gold medalist likens successful living to gymnastics
Picture: Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller speaks at the Healthy Woman’s Girl’s Night Out Party at the E...
Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller speaks at the Healthy Woman’s Girl’s Night Out Party at the E...
Real life quickly gets in the way of healthy choices without a concerted effort to prioritize taking care of oneself. Setting goals, writing down the steps needed to reach those goals and following through ensure a goal is reached, according to Shannon Miller, the most decorated gymnast in American...
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A man who was arrested last week for severely wounding another man by stabbing him in the throat remains jailed on a $75,000 bond as the El Dorado Police Department continues to try and sort out the details of the incident.Johnny L. Wright, 54, of 1305 Bock, Lot C, appeared in the 35th Judicial Dist...
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 A honey bee searches for nectar in the flowers of a wisteria vine along Parnell Road on Thursday. Although the blooming of wisteria makes for a beautiful landscape, it is known as an extremely hardy plant that is considered to be an invasive species due to its ability to overtake and choke out...
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The Union County Quorum Court on Thursday voted in approval of a court order to accept a portion of Arkansas 335, beginning at its junction with U.S. 82 and continuing north to its junction with Arkansas 7; he stretch of highway will become part of the Union County road system.The court order states...
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The El Dorado Police Department-Criminal Investigations Division is searching for Scottie Juan Hall in connection with battery-first degree. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hall is ured to contact Sgt. Scott Harwell of the El Dorado Police Department-Criminal investigations Division at...
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LITTLE ROCK — Student loan debt can be overwhelming to some consumers already riddled with debt from mortgages and credit card bills, and Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a consumer alert this week to encourage consumers with outstanding student loan debt to do research and be...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Advocates of ending Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing that he expected to issue a ruling within two weeks.Arguing for the plaintiffs, attorney Jack Wagoner, said t...
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“They still can’t bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working. The longer we see the law benefiting millions of people, the more we see accusations that the law is hurting people being completely debunked.”— President Barack Obama WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash...
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Picture: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other Democrats criticize Republican opposition as they urge ap...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other Democrats criticize Republican opposition as they urge ap...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.The nonpartisan budget office&r...
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Picture: This April 15, 2013, file photo shows medical workers aiding injured people following an explosion at the fini...
This April 15, 2013, file photo shows medical workers aiding injured people following an explosion at the fini...
BOSTON (AP) — A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.“There was a great d...
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Top diplomats forge agreement after marathon talks Thursday
Picture: Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media after attending a quadrilateral meeting between representati...
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media after attending a quadrilateral meeting between representati...
GENEVA (AP) — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.Reached after seven hours of negotiation, the agreement does not set out specific directions for Ukraine&rsquo...
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Picture: South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the waters off the so...
South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the waters off the so...
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.By the time the order came, however, he said it had become impossible to help many of...
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 Local celebrity extraordinaire Jeremy Owens will be celebrating his birthday all weekend long beginning tonight with Young Dro at the Brick House. Saturday will be just as big a party with Jay-O’s ‘All-White’ party at the Balcony on the Square over the Laredo Grill. This man...
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Richard Rominger was honored as the Athlete of the Year at the Area 15 Special Olympics, which were held in Magnolia on April 12. Rominger competed in the softball throw and 50-meter dash, finishing second in both events.
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Asher Coley, 6, killed his first turkey on April 13 in Mount Holly. It had a 10 1/2-inch beard with 3/4-inch spurs.
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Jackson Cole, 8, killed his first turkey on April 12. It had a 10-inch beard with one-inch spurs, and was killed in Three Creeks.
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