A house fire occurred Thursday around 9 p.m. at 4760 U.S. 278 West, as local volunteer fire departments fought the flames, including Buena Vista, Two Bayou and Chidester, and more were called to the scene. The home was completely destroyed, and another structure near the home also caught on fire.
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City of Camden Public Works Department workers pour concrete on Friday morning for Irva Clark Park’s Porter Bennett baseball field’s new bleachers.
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette WASHINGTON — Some members of the Arkansas delegation said last week that attaching a bill allowing states to collect sales taxes on online purchases to a more popular measure may be enough to get it approved this year after a decade of trying. Several members of Arkan...
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By JENNIFER SHERIDANStaff WriterOuachita County’s unemployment rate slightly increased from June to July, according to statistics released by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.The county’s unemployment rate was 8.0 percent for the month of June, and 8.1 for the month of July....
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By the Staff of the Democrat-GazetteBRUSSELS — The European Union warned Saturday that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. Ukrainian Pre...
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Judge denies lawsuit for Arkansas recordsLITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Pulaski County circuit judge rejected an effort by Arkansas Republicans to force Gov. Mike Beebe to disclose documents they say are public.Judge Mary McGowan tossed out the GOP’s Freedom of Information lawsuit earlier this wee...
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LITTLE ROCK – A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers are studying the potential of two drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in helping addicts overcome their dependence on methamphetamine.Michael Mancino, M.D., an associate profe...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Along the Gulf Coast on Friday, emotional ceremonies, memorials and speeches marked the ninth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, the catastrophic storm that killed more than 1,800 people.Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, the New Orleans coroner, recalled the horror that grip...
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County offices to be closed todayThe Ouachita County Courthouse and the Ouachita County Extension Office will be closed today, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The county's sanitation department will run on its regular schedule.City offices set tobe closed todayThe City of Camden offices will...
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Crocodile dies during capture in Florida canalCORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — An American crocodile that bit two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died.Wildlife officials say the croc named Pancho died Friday morning while fighting capture by two trappers.Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesman Jorg...
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BOSTON (AP) — The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.The pilot, Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr., joine...
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NEW YORK (AP) — A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called “poor door” is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday.The retooled plan for 1 West End Ave. still involves separate entrances...
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CAMDEN — As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T has activated a new mobile Internet cell site in Camden to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses.The new AT&T cell site provides improved coverage along U.S. 278 near Gree...
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The Associated PressAbout 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children who suffocated after they crawled inside the chairs. Other recalled products include convertible cribs with a defect that can create a hazardous gap.Here’s a more detailed look:BEAN BA...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.The rate of U.S. credit card payments at least 90 days overdue fell to 1.16 percent in the April-June quarter...
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The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 16 drilling permits and 5 well completions. By county of interest, they were:DRILLING PERMITSCOLUMBIA — Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC of Denver for Franks-Norwood No. 7 to TVD: 8,800 ft. and MD: 8,800 ft. in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorch...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.Because of complicated connections between the new health care law and income taxes, the Departmen...
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com I...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically shot four peo...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.What wasn’t written was understood — she meant billions, shocking figures fo...
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FAYETTEVILLE - Just like the Razorbacks’ fans, second-year Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema expressed pride last Saturday in his 19-point underdog Razorbacks battling from down 21-7 to tie 21-21 at half on the road against the nationally sixth-ranked reigning SEC champion/national runner-up Auburn...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice."It's really important to...
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VENICE, Italy (AP) — Movies - they don't make 'em like they used to. Well, Peter Bogdanovich does.The director, part of a generation that injected grit into American cinema in the 1970s, revives the froth and fun of classic screwball comedies with his latest film, "She's Funny That Way."The mo...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles and was sentenced to serve probation and community service.The Grammy-winning singer also entered a special plea in which he maintained his innocen...
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