McFarlin can serve time at home

July 28, 2008 NEWPORT (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled today that allowing a former Newport alderman to serve his sentence on a federal drug conviction at home "was not unreasonable," as he suffers from a

Area Briefs

July 28, 2008 Mountain Home woman dies after police pursuit MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) - Authorities say a Mountain Home woman died in a car crash after a brief police pursuit.

Stroke victim suing jail staff

July 28, 2008 An Independence County man is suing Sheriff Keith Bowers and other county employees, alleging they kept him from taking his medication causing him to have a stroke while in jail.

Judge sets $1M bond

July 28, 2008 An 8-year-old Batesville girl is at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock following her alleged abduction Friday evening by a man with a history of sexual assault.

Golf Briefs

July 25, 2008 PGA OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Mike Weir, Anthony Kim and Eric Axley shot 6-under-par 65s on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the rain-plagued Canadian Open.

News of other days

July 25, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 7, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Lawyer: Infant to be removed from over-40 couple

July 25, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A federal judge ruled Thursday that a couple should pursue in state court their challenge of a rule that would prohibit them from adopting an infant because they are older than 40