By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer A breaker box explosion sent a Camden man to the burn unit in Little Rock on Wednesday. The Camden Fire Department had little details on the incident, but CFD Assistant Chief Robert Medford confirmed to the Camden News that a breaker box was blown, and the incide...
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A two-vehicle accident occurred on Washington Street near Cleveland Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle on the left of the photo was struck along the front driver's side before both vehicles exited the roadway. One vehicle struck a concrete wall in a resident's yard, while the second vehicle...
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Picture: Camden Fire Department Operator Chad Adams, right, demonstrates the use of a pet mask on Rocky, a pet attendin...
Camden Fire Department Operator Chad Adams, right, demonstrates the use of a pet mask on Rocky, a pet attendin...
By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer The Camden Fire Department now has oxygen masks to provide assistance to animals that are involved with fires. CFD's Assistant Chief Robert Medford told the Camden News that he requested the masks for the fire department to use. He said the department does not de...
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Students at Victory Christian School wait outside the building Wednesday as members of the Camden Fire Department inspect a melted breaker box. Smoke was reportedly seen coming from the box, and the electricity to the building was turned off as firefighters checked the facility. No injuries were rep...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750...
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(Items for What’s Happening may be submitted to the Camden News, P.O. Box 798, Camden, AR 71701, or by email at camdennews@camdenarknews.com.) ‘Hootie’ the Owl  to be in Camden   Hootie the BPW Barn Sale owl will be in town for the next few days, and families are invit...
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LR has formal ceremony for its new police chief LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The city of Little Rock plans a formal investiture ceremony and reception for its new police chief, who took over the department about two months ago. The ceremony is planned for 6 p.m. today for Police Chief Kenton Buckner....
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Driver accused of bus punishment resigns LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment. Lebanon school officials had placed driver Benjamin Spaulding on administrative l...
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected today in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast. The biggest surf was expected at south-facing beaches in...
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BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24 hours in the latest mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists said today....
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WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world’s most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.The World Heal...
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Carroll and Brenda Rast celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren in Branson, Mo. recently.The couple was married on Aug. 22, 1964. She is the former Brenda Lyon.After living most of their married life in Little Rock, they moved to Camden after his retirement fr...
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EvansSummer Evans announces the birth of a son, Jayce Braxton Evans, at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the Ouachita County Medical Center.He weighed 6 pounds, 15.9 ounces and was 20 inches.His grandparents are Tammy Smith, Stacy Smith, Kelly Labeff, and John Labeff.HaynieMary and Jonathan...
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Ouachita-Calhoun Genealogical SocietyThe Ouachita-Calhoun Genealogical Society met at 2 p.m. on July 27at the Great Hall of the First United Methodist Church with 34 members and guests present. President Gerald Keith gave the opening prayer and welcomed our guests. Keith gave a special welcome to tw...
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(AP) Homeland security officials will not use threats and intimidation against immigrants facing possible deportation, and will allow some - perhaps thousands - with ties to Southern California to return under an agreement announced Wednesday. The government admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement...
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GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said today. A new plan released by the U.N. health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-h...
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The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people - especially those outside the U.S. - indoo...
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