Family & Friends Briefs

September 23, 2008 Brain injury conference slated LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas: State of the State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Conference will be Nov. 7 at the Hilton Little Rock Metro Center in Little Rock.

Penny will get design changes

September 23, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - Next year, the penny will be getting not just one new look but four of them, the first changes to the 1-cent coin in 50 years.

Area Briefs

September 23, 2008 Ken James to speak at Lyon Arkansas' commissioner of education, Dr. Ken James, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lyon College's Nucor Auditorium.

Oxford man arrested on drug charges

September 23, 2008 MELBOURNE - A traffic stop during the late night hours Wednesday has resulted in the driver's arrest on drug-related charges.

Defendant testifies in hijacking, killings

September 23, 2008 MIAMI (AP) - A man accused of helping hijack a charter fishing boat named "Joe Cool" and murdering the four people aboard says he was tricked into the crime and lied to authorities because he wa

Police: Kidnapping faked to get husband

September 23, 2008 The alleged kidnapping of a Pleasant Plains woman who said she was taken to a cemetery and dumped by her abductors has been ruled a hoax by Independence County authorities.

Metal detectors in place on second day

September 23, 2008 ASH FLAT - When a Cave City woman threatened to return to the courtroom with a gun, authorities saw it as "no real threat" but this morning metal detectors were in place to the entrance of the S

Companies pushing music on memory cards

September 22, 2008 NEW YORK (AP) - Just as vinyl once gave way to compact discs as the main physical medium for music, could CDs be replaced now by a fingernail-sized memory card?