MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. Ozarka has partnered with Ed2Go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of “Introduction to Crystal Reports” and “Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring.”
Arrested for bootlegging beer and liquor from her home on Neeley Street June 24, a Batesville woman has been deported to Mexico after pleading guilty to the charge of possession of alcohol for sale or barter in a dry county.
Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning that when Juana Patricia Bamac Perez, 32, was arrested and taken to jail her finger prints were entered in the Automatic Fingerprint Identification System.
BENTONVILLE (AP) — Walmart Stores Inc. is cutting gas prices by 10 cents a gallon for three months to help consumers worried about their spending amid a sputtering economy and busy summer travel season.
CEO Stephen Quinn said Walmart is well aware that rising gas prices and other household costs are squeezing shoppers’ budgets, reporting at its annual shareholders meeting earlier this month that shoppers appear to be focusing on groceries and little else.
CLINTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has entered into a settlement agreement with Van Buren County regarding Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Justice officials said Tuesday the matter was initiated as a compliance review under Project Civic Access, which ensures greater access for persons with disabilities to state and local government programs, services, activities and facilities.
HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The first-degree murder trial of a Conway man who disappeared after calling 911 hours before a scheduled court hearing has been canceled.
The trial of 28-year-old Karon Mohammed was to start Thursday in Garland County. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Mohammed was due in court Monday for a preliminary hearing. He disappeared after calling 911 about 5:40 a.m. to report noises in his apartment before the call disconnected. Police later found blood in the apartment and say that Mohammed is considered a missing person.
MALVERN (AP) — The Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who disappeared from the jail within the past 24 hours.
Officials said Tuesday that 41-year-old Dwyane Lee Boykin may have escaped through the building’s duct work. Sheriff’s deputies say Boykin may have crawled into a vent that was found ripped open.
Boykin has been convicted for possession of cocaine and faces charges of theft from a Walmart.
SEARCY (AP) — The president of an elementary school Parent Teacher Organization in Searcy has been charged with stealing from the group.
The Daily Citizen reports that McRae Elementary School PTO President Tiffany Ann McClure is charged with felony theft of property for allegedly taking about $12,700 from the organization between December and May.
An affidavit says McClure was given checks to pay PTO bills and would make out the check for amounts larger than the bill — then keep the difference.
SPRINGDALE (AP) — One worker exposed to chlorine gas at a Tyson Foods Inc. chicken processing plant in Arkansas remains in intensive care and 13 others are still hospitalized.
Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson said in an email to The Associated Press today that the number of hospitalized workers is down from about 50 Tuesday.
The workers were injured and the plant in Springdale evacuated Monday when two chemicals were accidentally mixed, creating the gas as a byproduct of a chemical reaction. Company officials say human error played a role in the accident.
After allegedly admitting to police that he stole two cell phones while visiting at the county jail, a Newport man now has his own cell, but with bars.
In a court affidavit, Independ-ence County Sheriff’s Detective Robert Moser said that on June 25 Jessica Lowery and two other friends were visiting someone at the jail and while standing outside they were approached by William Cody Knight, 21, of Newport and Gidget Caswell who said their car wouldn’t start and asked if she had jumper cables.
Getting drunk Friday night and not remembering exactly what he did, spelled trouble for 32-year-old Robert Bailey Jr. of Deer Valley Drive in Batesville.
Sheriff’s criminal investigator Robert Moser said in a court affidavit that Deputy Bret Ward responded to residents on Hickory Street in reference to breaking and entering and theft of property in the neighborhood.
GALVESTON, Texas — Restoring the flow of sediment to Gulf Coast wetlands and barrier islands that are key wildlife habitats and provide crucial protection from storms is one of the biggest challenges officials face as they seek to restore a region whose long-time ecological problems came into focus after last year’s disastrous oil spill.
When it comes to illegal immigration, President Obama’s policy is clear: If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all.
Rather than having a meaningful national discussion about how over-immigration costs American workers jobs, crowds schools, and strains local and state budgets, the White House offers nebulous, unsupported banalities like we are a nation of immigrants or immigration is the lifeblood of our economy.