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July 18th, 2014

Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

July 18, 2014

The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world's airlines.

Airlines might have to be more vigilant about avoiding trouble spots, making flights longer and causing them to burn more costly fuel, an extra expense that is often passed onto passengers through higher fares. They may even be forced to reconsider many international routes.

Farmer adds name to Bryant attorney pool

July 18, 2014

Bryant native Josh Farmer has announced his candidacy for Bryant city attorney.

Farmer said he has "big dreams" about what Bryant can become and hopes he can do his part to make the city a better place.

"It took decades for Bryant to build momentum of growth from an exit sign on the interstate to a bustling community," he said.

Arrest made after pursuit with officers

July 18, 2014

A Jacksonville man was arrested Wednesday night after being involved in a high-speed pursuit with a Benton police officer.

Brian Keith Scroggins, 31, allegedly was traveling recklessly on Interstate 30. When a Benton police officer tried to stop the vehicle, Scroggins continued to travel at a high rate of speed.

Scroggins eventually traveled onto U.S. 70, venturing into oncoming traffic, according to the police report.

 

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