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November 20th

Early voting continuing in mayoral runoff races

November 20, 2014

Early voting is continuing in a runoff election for three mayoral races in Saline County.

Early voting began Tuesday.

In the first two days, a total of 956 voters have cast ballots, according to information obtained from Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis' office.

Broken down by sites, 44 have voted at the "vote here" building in Benton and 912 have voted at Grace Church in Bryant. These are the only two early voting sites available for the runoff election.

'Marathon Boy': Striders pay tribute to fallen runner

November 20, 2014

Jacob Wells ran his first marathon in 2003 at the inaugural Little Rock Marathon. He has run well over 100 marathons and countless other races earning the nickname “Marathon Boy”.

On Nov. 1, 2014, Jacob collapsed at mile 19 during the Midsouth Championship Marathon in Wynne, Arkansas. He suffered from cardiac arrest and CPR was quickly administered as they prepared to medevac him to the ICU of the Methodist Hospital in Memphis.

He was treated there for several days, but on Nov. 7, he had finished his final race.

Boxer Jermain Taylor charged in Arkansas shooting 


November 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home.

The media reports the 36-year-old Little Rock native was charged Wednesday with first-degree battery and first-degree terroristic threatening. If convicted, he faces up to 26 years in prison.

Pulaski County sheriff's deputies say Taylor shot his 41-year-old cousin, Tyrone DaWayne Hinton of Jacksonville, at Taylor's home in Maumelle on August 26. Deputies say Hinton was wounded on his "lower extremities."

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