July 4 parades, picnics to bring candidates out

Politicians to stop by events

Posted: July 4, 2014 at 2:38 a.m.

Independence Day is a national holiday, but it'll be a workday for candidates across Arkansas.

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Boy dies, 3 injured after car, train hit

 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --7/3/14-- Emergency personnel carry one of three people injured in an accident involving a car and a train to a waiting ambulance Thursday morning near Sweet Home. One person died in the accident Pulaski County sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Carl Minden said.

A young boy died and three other people were injured after the boy's father drove into the path of a train ear... Read »

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Rescue of veteran and dog

Rocky, a Labrador retriever, enjoys a day at the park Wednesday with James Blanford of Searcy. The dog is trained to help Blanford cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

When James Blanford hooks a leash to his dog's collar, he's not just preparing for a walk. The 35-year-old for... Read »