‘Cowboy challenge’ returns as series

August 13, 2008 CAVE CITY - The Ultimate Cowboy Challenge Series 2008 at Foothills Cowboy Church begins Sunday, with the other two legs scheduled for Sept. 21 and Oct. 19, pastor Lance Hames said.

U.S. still strongly backs Georgia leaders

August 13, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration today sought to document whether Russia was violating the cease-fire intended to end Moscow's punishing military attacks in the former Soviet republic of

Unabomber objects to cabin display

August 13, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski wrote a letter to a federal appeals court complaining about a museum exhibit of the tiny cabin where he plotted an 18-year bombing spree.

Woman who killed child may lose probation

August 13, 2008 BENTON (AP) - A woman who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for passing a stopped school bus and killing a 9-year-old Benton boy is accused of not meeting terms of her probation.

City to continue 24-hour curfew

August 13, 2008 HELENA-WEST HELENA (AP) - Police will expand their 24-hour curfew patrols beyond the 10 blocks now watched by officers armed with military rifles and night-vision goggles, stopping and questioning a

State News Briefs

August 13, 2008 Too much rain swamps gauge PORTLAND - It rained so much at Portland, Ark., Monday and Tuesday that the community's rain gauge overflowed.

Glaze says he’s leaving Ark. Supreme Court

August 13, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Tom Glaze said Tuesday that he's retiring from the court and has already told Gov. Mike Beebe of his plans to leave the bench.

World’s tallest woman dies at age 53

August 13, 2008 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A woman who grew to be 7 feet, 7 inches tall and was recognized as the world's tallest female died early today, a friend said. She was 53.