TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida parents charged with kidnapping their boys and fleeing to Cuba by sailboat after losing custody were ordered Thursday to remain in jail without bond and to have no contact with their two young sons.Joshua and Sharyn Hakken made their first court appearance Thursd...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
Lisa Pickett, director of the Public Library of Camden and Ouachita County, said the latest progress on the new library building is making the building energy efficient. Pickett was the speaker for the Camden Noon Lions Club on Wednesday afternoon.She told Lions Club members that the property for th...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
Picture: Camden Police Officers J.J. Plyler, left, and Matthew Schanzlin, right, escort suspect Kelan Lee, center, to a...
Camden Police Officers J.J. Plyler, left, and Matthew Schanzlin, right, escort suspect Kelan Lee, center, to a...
A Camden man was arrested today during a drug bust by the Camden Police Department.CPD officers had search and arrest warrants for Kelan Lee, 21, of Camden. He was wanted for allegedly being involved in the delivery of meth, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription drugs. The CPD has multiple counts for...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
Picture: Members of the local Relay for Life chapter meet to discuss ways to “Paint the Town Purple” in sup...
Members of the local Relay for Life chapter meet to discuss ways to “Paint the Town Purple” in sup...
To build up enthusiasm for the upcoming Ouachita County Relay for Life, a few of the event’s team leaders met Tuesday to plan for the RFL “Paint the Town Purple” day and discussed ways to drum up more support for the May event.A meeting was held at the Camden News, and LaDonna Fost...
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The Sigma Beta Omega Graduate Chapter will hold a Spring Dance for students in grades 6-8 from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Ivra Clark Park. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Proceeds will go to the group’s scholarship program. For more information, call Allison Parker a...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
(Items for What’s Happening may be submitted to the Camden News, P.O. Box 798, Camden, AR 71701, or by e-mail at camdennews@camdenarknews.com. ) Sigma Beta clubhas Spring DanceThe Sigma Beta Omega Graduate Chapter will hold a Spring Dance for students in grade 6-8 from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday...
Category: Announcements    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
• On April 7, Reginald Porchia, 50, of Camden, was arrested for public intoxication.Porchia was reportedly walking north along Lincoln Drive and appeared to be staggering when an officer approached him at Lincoln Drive and Johnson Street. Porchia’s language towards the officer was aggress...
Category: On the Record    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
• On Saturday, April 6, the Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man reporting that a vehicle had driven through his yard and was stuck near a power line on Ouachita 3. The man in the vehicle appeared to be intoxicated, according to the incident report. The individual w...
Category: On the Record    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
Bus overturns in Texas, helicopters respondingIRVING, Texas (AP) — A chartered bus has overturned on a highway in North Texas, prompting a large emergency response involving several ambulances and medical helicopters ready to airlift any injured to hospitals.It wasn’t immediately clear h...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
BaileyBrian and Candace Bailey announce the birth of a son, Declan Bryce Bailey, at 7:21 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Ouachita County Medical Center.He weighed 6 pounds, 14.4 ounces and was 21 inches long.His brothers are Reece and Ricky Bailey. His sister is Taylor Bailey.His grandparents...
Category: Announcements    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
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Air Force Airman Jacob T. Smith graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles...
Category: Announcements    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
Woman is accused of forging judge’s nameVAN BUREN (AP) — A Van Buren woman has pleaded not guilty to forgery charges after prosecutors accused her of using phony court orders to obtain thousands of dollars.Van Buren police say Candace Holmes was the guardian of a certificate of deposit f...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service doesn’t have legal authority to end Saturday mail delivery without authorization from Congress and must halt plans to take that step in August, its board said.The board’s action follows a Government Accountability Office opinion last month that...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 11th, 2013     comments
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