Archive - 2013 - News Article
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) â€” The FBI saw enough merit in a reputed Mafia captain's tip to once again break out the digging equipment to search for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, last seen alive before a lunch meeting with two mobsters nearly 40 years ago.
Tony Zerilli told his lawyer that Hoffa was buried beneath a concrete slab in a barn in a field in suburban Detroit in 1975. The barn no longer exists, and a full day of digging Monday turned up no sign of Hoffa. Federal agents resumed the search Tuesday morning.
LITTLE ROCK â€” The National Weather Service says Arkansas will get a break from the summer heat this week.
Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for most of the state. Forecasters say northwest Arkansas should see rain beginning Monday morning, with the front moving to the central and southern parts of the state Monday afternoon and evening.
Forecasters say some isolated storms could be severe, but a widespread outbreak isn't expected. The strongest storms could bring heavy rainfall locally to some areas.
The Big Movers Construction storytime party is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at Boswell Library in Bryant and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at Herzfeld Library in Benton. Children are invited to listen to construction themed stories and enjoy games, snacks, and crafts. No registration required. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
This event is one of many that make up the Summer Reading program.
ATLANTA â€” Far from reversing course, Senate Democrats who backed President Barack Obama's health care law and now face re-election in GOP-leaning states are firming up their support for the overhaul even as Republican criticism intensifies.
Haskell Historical Society will meet 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, at Haskell City Hall.
Steve Perdue will be doing a Powerpoint presentationÂ about â€śSaline County Properties on the National Historic Register." The meeting is open to the public. The society now is gathering information on any person who served in any branch of the armed services, National Guard, or any other reserve group.Â Bring photos, items, articles to the meeting to be copied, loaned, or donated for display at the museum.Â For more information contact Emaline Stroud at 501-303-0384, or Darlene Emmons at 501-315-2913.
LITTLE ROCK â€” A gun control group is holding a rally in Little Rock to urge U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor to take another look at a measure expanding background checks for firearm sales.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group co-founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is holding the rally Friday at Allsopp Park. The event comes as the group is airing ads in Arkansas criticizing Pryor for voting against the background checks measure.
The rally will feature survivors of gun violence.
The Book-to-Movie Club will meet Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Herzfeld Library. The event includes a movie viewing, followed by a discussion of the book "Holes," by Louis Sachar. Light refreshments will be provided. Call 501-778-4766 for more information. It is free and open to all ages.
LITTLE ROCKâ€” The FBI and police in three states are searching for a bank robber they call the "Loan Ranger Bandit."
The man is suspected of robbing at least 10 banks at gunpoint in Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi from January 2009 to October 2012. The FBI says he walks into the bank undisguised and demands 20, 50, and 100-dollar bills.
No one has been injured â€” but the man is considered armed and dangerous.
A fundraiser for the Lake Norrell fireworks celebration will be 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Norrell Community Center.
The Lake Norrell Area Association will host the annual event, which includes dinner and a quilt raffle. Barbecue dinner will be $10 for adults. Hot dogs for the kids is $5 (for ages 5-10), kids plates for 4 and under are free. The association is selling raffle tickets for a queen size quilt, tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be held during the event. For more information contact Barbara Howell 681-7577.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK â€” State and federal prosecutors in Arkansas are seeking civil penalties from ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. over the company's oil spill in a central Arkansas neighborhood.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer announced Thursday that state and federal prosecutors filed a joint enforcement action against Exxon, alleging violations of environmental laws.
Exxon's Pegasus pipeline ruptured on March 29 in Mayflower, spilling an estimated 5,000 barrels of oil and causing the evacuation of more than 20 homes. Some nearby residents have sued the company.