By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer Ouachita County Sheriff David Norwood is reporting that a teenager who escaped from a juvenile probation facility was found in Stephens on Wednesday. A 14-year-old boy escaped from the South Arkansas Youth Services center in Magnolia on Wednesday morning and was f...
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The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department makes routine maintenance repairs to the bridge over the Ouachita River near Sandy Beach Park on U.S. 79B. In the photo, beams are being welded. Some concrete patching will also be done. Highway bridges are inspected twice a year.
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Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), successfully conducted a fully autonomous resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance and target-acquisition demonstration using its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) unmanned gro...
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The Women’s Crisis Center of South Arkansas accepts a $500 donation from the Outstanding Women of Distinction group. Pictured from left are WCC Case Worker Shelly Sledge, WCC board member Charlotte Young, WCC Interim Executive Director Elizabeth Wesley, OWOD members Callie Langley and Josephin...
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Camden resident Henry Parham has announced that he will run for the position of mayor of Camden. Parham stated in a news release to the Camden News that he is a Ouachita County native who graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960. He attended Racine City College in Racine, Wis., majoring in busine...
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H.G. school board will meet today The Harmony Grove School Board will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. today. Election group set to meet on Friday The Ouachita County Election Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Friday in the employee's break room to draw positions for the general election.
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(Items for What's Happening may be submitted to the Camden News, P.O. Box 798, Camden, AR 71711, or by email to camdennews@camdenarknews.com.)   Fair board looks for items for fair The Ouachita County Fair Board is accepting bids for a quality sound system for the activities at the 2014 coun...
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Sen. Boozman to tour hospital in Jonesboro JONESBORO (AP) — Republican U.S. Senator John Boozman is scheduled to tour the new NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Boozman's office says the senator will tour the new six-story hospital today. The new hospital includes 181 beds with spa...
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People ‘pay it forward’ at Florida Starbucks ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida. She ordered an iced coffee around 7 a.m. Wednesday in St. Petersburg and asked to pay for the caramel macc...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said today that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week’s figures were revised up...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing today, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligence services. The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-st...
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NEW YORK (AP) — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. The carrier has been looking for ways to woo back some of its top fliers who defected to other carriers following a rocky merger with Continental Airlines. So, it’s upgradi...
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(AP) In the proverbial pantry of cheap, convenient eats, nothing beats ramen. You no longer even have to be a college student to indulge: The processed noodle has graduated from dorm room to restaurant, popping up on U.S. menus 18 percent more from 2013 to 2014, according to the food industry resear...
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ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — China and Mongolia pledged today to almost double their annual bilateral trade to $10 billion by 2020 as President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russi...
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new program that would have allowed taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools was ruled unconstitutional by a judge Thursday. The scholarship program for low-income families was supposed to start this week, but is now on hold, Wake County Superio...
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy began the process of clearing customs today at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard service said. Russia has been trying to send in over 200 trucks carrying what it says is humanitarian aid...
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Bowman Lanika Clayton and Cameon Bowman announce the birth of a daughter, A’Monie La’Shae Bowman, at 8:48 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at the Ouachita County Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Cameon Bowman Jr. Her grandparents ar...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mat...
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HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean’s newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air. What’s also a surprise is the vessel&rsqu...
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HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press Don’t just send the little girls and tweens in your life back to school. Send them back to the ’80s with a craft kit full of supplies to whip up three of the decade’s most iconic accessories: Ribbon barrettes, friendship bracelets and friendship pins....
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A lucrative contract to operate some of the most iconic lodging and food locations at the Grand Canyon has been reopened for bidding in a process that will bring changes affecting the millions of people who visit the landmark each year. The contract first went out for...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday. One of the officials, who spoke with...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments m...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it’s been providing through ultra-low interest rates. Minutes of the Fed’s discussion at...
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