Archive - 2013
BOSTON â€” Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing will watch as the young man who could face the death penalty for the attack appears in court for the first time since he was found bleeding and hiding in a boat in a suburb days after the April 15 explosion.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's arraignment was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in federal court in Boston. He has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260.
Saline Courier note: There have been several wildfires in the area in recent weeks, and Saline County is still under a burn ban. Here is the AP story on the issue.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Weather forecasters say Arkansas is showing signs of a developing drought and the state Forestry Commission is warning of a heightened fire danger.
It is not that big of a surprise that the St. Louis Cardinals are near the top for best record in baseball at the halfway point. A force to be reckoned with over the past decade, the Cardinals have been in and out of the playoffs and on both the positive and negative side of the World Series trophy.
CLEVELAND â€” Three women who police say were held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade have issued a video in which they thanked the public for the encouragement and financial support that are allowing them to restart their lives.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight broke their public silence in the 3-minute, 30-second video posted Monday night on YouTube. They said the support and prayers of family, friends and the public are allowing them to rebuild their lives after what Berry called "this entire ordeal."
The Saline County Library will host a lock-in for teens as part of the Summer Reading program from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
The Summer Reading Program is themed "Dig Into Reading."
Contracts to confirm attendance may be picked up at either library location and are due back Friday, July 5. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
Household hazardous waste is now being accepted for Saline County residents every Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Saline County maintenance building in Benton, located at 205 S. East St.Â
No businesses may drop off at this location, according to the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District office.
In addition, no drop offs are to be made after hours. The area is monitored by surveillance, and violators will be prosecuted, according to the office.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. 40 KILLED, HUNDREDS WOUNDED IN CAIRO ATTACK
A ministry official says gunmen targeted supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi holding a sit-in outside a military building.
2. CRASH PILOT HAD LITTLE EXPERIENCE WITH BOEING PLANE
The pilot was guiding a 777 into the San Francisco airport for the first time, and tried unsuccessfully to abort the landing after coming in too slow.
3. RECORDS ON BIN LADEN RAID PURGED
A burn ban has been issued for Saline County.
The Keetch-Byram Drought Index was at 621 on Sunday, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission. A KBDI of 600 and above indicates an extremely high fire danger level.
James Timothy â€śTimâ€ť Collins, age 57, passed away in his home in Hot Springs, Arkansas July 4, 2013.Â He was born January 30, 1956 in Little Rock, Arkansas to George and Doris Collins.Â Tim was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.Â He established Wendyâ€™s in Southern Texas and was a previous owner of Backyard Burgers.Â Tim also worked for Harley Davidson and loved selling and riding motorcycles.Â He was preceded in death by his father, George Collins and his grandmother, Thomasene Caple.Â
Thomas Allen Baxley, 77, a lifelong resident of the Sardis community, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, with his family by his side.
He was born in Sardis on Oct. 20, 1935, to the late Milton and Eula Pruett Baxley.Â He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1954 and then began a lifelong career in the furniture manufacturing business.
He was a member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Sardis.