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Updated Oct 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Not so many years ago I recall Joyce and I taking our daughter Christina and one of her friends to the movie, “Twister.” After the flick, we picked up the girls and they began to tell us just how exciting the movie was. At this point, I asked, “What was the best part of the movie?”Christina's friend quickly responded, “The end.”

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 3:39 PM

I read it and I still don't believe it. However, it came from the one media source that I still consider the most reliable and unbiased – The Associated Press.

Posted Oct 17, 2014 at 1:01 AM

The U.S. Department of Justice has made it possible for local law enforcement agencies to fund some of their policing practices through collaborative civil asset forfeitures. The process known as Equitable Sharing drives revenue to local crime...

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

It's been 50 years since I was in the 6th grade. I say that because that was probably the best school year I recall as a young boy growing up in the Arkansas Delta.

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that he and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the fight against Ebola.

Updated Oct 10, 2014 at 1:09 PM

The search for justice in America’s criminal courtrooms can be a tortured journey. Everyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty — guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Those fundamental rights are well known, but are they well...

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

If you picked your profession solely for personal gain, then you probably selected it for the entirely wrong reason.

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Not all of us have lost faith in law enforcement.But it should be noted that this is a convoluted issue that will most likely be argued for as long as America remains a nation that protects the right to free speech.

Updated Oct 7, 2014 at 8:38 AM

All hope is lost.An Iranian exile who received asylum in the United States was trying his best to restore that hope and raise money for children in need, but he failed.

Posted Oct 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

There are more than 400,000 untested rape kits sitting on the shelves of evidence rooms and crime labs across the country.

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Just when I think politics can't stoop any lower or get any dirtier, another two years comes around and the politicians roll up their sleeves, put the boxing gloves back on and start fighting again. Of course, in Helena-West Helena and Phillips...

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