Law experts: Conviction is possible without body

October 16, 2008 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors have DNA tests and hair samples. They have testimony about "the smell of death" in the trunk of the suspect's car. What they do not have is a body.

Helicopter crash kills 4 on board

October 16, 2008 AURORA, Ill. (AP) - A medical helicopter crashed in a Chicago suburb, killing three crew members and a 13-month-old patient, authorities said early today.

Alamo arraignment set

October 16, 2008 TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Evangelist Tony Alamo, who is charged with transporting minors across state lines for sex, is to be arraigned Friday in Texarkana.

Lottery opponents see nearly 2-1 cash edge

October 16, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Four groups campaigning against a state-run lottery have nearly twice as much cash in the bank as the committee promoting the lottery amendment, reports filed with the state Ethic

Informant is charged in Jacksonville death

October 16, 2008 JACKSONVILLE (AP) - A man who tipped police off to the location of a woman's decomposed body found last month in Jacksonville has become the second person charged in her death.

Arkansas drug use among youth falls slightly

October 16, 2008 By Peggy Harris Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Drug use among Arkansas' young people has declined over the last six years, research released Wednesday shows.

News of other days

October 16, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 27, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Social Security benefits going up

October 16, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security benefits for 50 million people will be go up 5.8 percent next year, the largest increase in more than a quarter century.