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May 29th, 2014

Tyson makes rival $6.2B bid for Hillshire Brands

May 29, 2014

NEW YORK — Hillshire Brands has another suitor.

Two days after poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride made a $5.58 billion bid for the maker of Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean sausages, Tyson Foods Co. barged in with a $6.2 billion offer. The latest offer sent Hillshire shares up 14 percent in premarket trading.

Caped Crusader makes boy’s day; 4-year-old named honorary officer

May 29, 2014

Every child has a favorite super hero. For 4-year old Harper Marsh of Benton, that hero is Batman.

With the help of the Benton Police Department, Harper was able to meet Batman — also known as Detective Dustin Hamm.

Harper has been diagnosed with leukemia and has been receiving treatment since November.

Hurricane Lake closed due to E. coli threat

May 29, 2014

The swimming area at Hurricane Lake Estates has been closed due to an E. coli threat, Arkansas Health Department officials reported.
The Health Department also has closed the following other areas at this time: Beaverfork Lake in Conway, Cove Lake near Paris, Spring Lake in Yell County, Storm Creek in Phillips County and Camp Joshua in Benton.

 

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