Snowballing sell-off drives Dow down 679 points

October 10, 2008 NEW YORK (AP) - A stampede of selling that began in the waning minutes of trading on Wall Street spread to Asia today, deepening a financial crisis that has defied all efforts to stop it.

Tumors on rise near NW Mo. town

October 10, 2008 CAMERON, Mo. (AP) - A state investigation into a rise in brain tumor cases around Cameron found no central cause, a state epidemiologist said Thursday.

Red Cross ex-director accused of embezzling

October 10, 2008 HOT SPRINGS (AP) - The former executive director of the Garland County chapter of the American Red Cross was arrested Thursday on suspicion of embezzling nearly $100,000 from the organization.

Students get lesson in hand washing

October 10, 2008 Beverly Fountain, Independence County Cooperative Extension agent-family and consumer sciences, recently visited Karen McShane's Family and Consumer Science classes at Batesville Junior High School

Economic potential to be topic of seminar

October 10, 2008 MOUNTAIN HOME - Turning economic potential into a positive economic reality can happen in northcentral Arkansas, and elected officials and other community leaders are invited to a meeting Tuesday to