• 1 booked for sex trafficking

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 22-year-old fugitive accused of trafficking at least two women and possibly others from out of state to Baton Rouge, allegedly forcing them into prostitution Investigators first learned of Emmanuel Bailey’s operation …

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  • High-speed chase yields arrest

    BERNIE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an Arkansas man who they say led officers from six law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through southeast Missouri. Fifty-year-old Wendall Coleman’s charges include driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and failure to drive on the right side …

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  • Moorefield council to meet

    Moorefield — The Moorefield Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 Thursday evening in the Moorefield Town Hall, said Paul Barrett, recorder/treasurer.  The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Civil War group to hear about CSA treasury secretary

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Lyon College assistant history professor Dr. Scott Lien will present a program entitled “Christoph Gustavus Memminger: A Forgotten Member of …

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  • Hearing set in case over Hot Springs water issue

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A judge has scheduled an emergency hearing for Monday on a complaint that seeks to force a local water issue onto the November ballot. Two identical petitions filed this week sought to have an ordinance placed on the ballot to direct …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 3, 1995.

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  • Guilty plea entered in fatal mall shooting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former pizza restaurant employee in Little Rock has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of his former supervisor during a robbery at Park Plaza Mall. Tristan Bryant pleaded guilty …

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  • Engineer says gators eroding sewer pond levees

    GARLAND CITY (AP) — A Texarkana engineer said alligators are causing sewer pond levees to erode in a southwestern Arkansas city. Engineer A.L. Franks suggested to the Garland City Council that it apply for a $450,000 federal grant to repair two sewer pond levees and …

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  • Boat launch closed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The boat launch area near Two Rivers Park Bridge on the south side of Little Maumelle River will be closed for most of this week. The closing is so the remains of a boat marina that was damaged during a flood …

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  • ‘He took control of my life that day, but I took it back’

    The man who forced Amy Murphree from her home and attacked her was not able to claim her spirit. Even with bleeding in the brain, broken places in her ankle and foot, a road rash with third-degree burns, Amy said she now feels more empowered …

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  • UACCB breaks ground

    Growing up in a home with beautician, Deborah Frazier came to appreciate entrepreneurship and opportunity. Now as chancellor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, she is in a position to help others achieve both. UACCB broke ground Monday on a new cosmetology …

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  • Murderer transported to ADC

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man convicted last March of murdering his nephew has been transported to the Arkansas Department of Correction, Sheriff Tate Lawrence has announced. Harvey Leon Loosey, 51, of Calico Rock was among five inmates in the Izard County jail who were …

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