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Arkansas Hospice seeking volunteers


A vital part of the hospice care team, Arkansas Hospice volunteers are caring, committed people from all walks of life who gain a sense of satisfaction from making a difference in the lives of others. These volunteers provide ongoing support wherever a ...

Woman diagnosed with brain tumor receives support from Newport community


The Newport community rallied together on Thursday at the Unity ...
for the amount of people who showed up to show their support for her mother and her family. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson says he supports reinstating a moratorium on issuing any ...

Local artists to participate in Newport art show


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of the artists who will participate in the seventh annual Delta Visual Arts Show on Saturday in Newport have ties to the region known as the Arkansas Delta. Some artists from the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area are among them. Amy Green of ...

Suspect in 45-year cold case fights extradition to Arkansas


NEWPORT (AP) — A Delaware man charged in the 1967 killing of a Newport man will fight extradition to Arkansas. Prosecuting attorney Henry Boyce will now seek a governor's warrant to have James Leon Clay, 67, returned to Arkansas. Clay was arrested in his ...

Delaware man charged in 1967 Arkansas slaying fighting extradition


Prosecutors allege that the brothers shot and wounded Ricks, handcuffed him and drove about 90 miles to a farm near Newport, Arkansas, where James Clay shot him in the head. According to Arkansas authorities, Clay and his brother were arrested in Elliott ...

Delaware man to be extradited to face Arkansas murder charge


NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - A Delaware man who was charged last month in Arkansas with the 1967 shooting death of a man at Newport will be extradited to Arkansas. Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Delaware's governor ...

EXTRADITED: Delaware Man to Arkansas to Face Murder Charge in 1967 Case


A Delaware man who was charged last month in Arkansas with the 1967 shooting death of a man at Newport will be extradited to Arkansas. Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Delaware's governor issued extradition papers ...

Delaware man charged in 1967 Arkansas slaying to be extradited back to state next week


NEWPORT, Arkansas — A Delaware man who was charged last month in Arkansas with the 1967 shooting death of a man at Newport will be extradited to Arkansas. Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1z62oo7 ...

Update: Delaware Suspect Arrested for 1967 Arkansas Murder Fighting Extradition


Update (March 16): NEWPORT, AR - The Prosecuting Attorney for the Third Judicial District of Arkansas has announced the filing of charges in a 1967 murder case and started the process to bring the suspect from out of state. Henry Boyce says via a news ...

Man Killed at Norandal Plant in Newport


The worker had been injured when an aluminum rolling mill cradle opened suddenly and pinned him against other machinery. NEWPORT, AR - A man has been killed in an industrial accident. It happened around 12:40 Tuesday afternoon at the Norandal plant.

TBT to That Time We Got Fancy in Newport, Rhode Island.


TBT to That Time We Got Fancy in Newport, Rhode Island. I say it all sort of in jest, because we actually just took a school trip here a few years ago. Stevie was in business school and his class had …

5 displaced after unattended candle starts fire in Newport News home


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News firefighters responded to a house fire in the 1100 block of 28th Street around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. When crews arrived at the home, flames could be seen from the…

Man hit, killed by train in Newport News


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police confirm a man was hit by a CSX train in Newport News Monday night and killed by the impact. Photo courtesy NNPD The incident happened around 8:45 p.m. just north of …

Shooting in Newport News leaves one dead and one hospitalized


UPDATE: Newport News police say medics were in an apartment for an unrelated call when they heard gunshots. They ran outside and found the two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. A 20-year-old Ham…

One dead, one hospitalized in Newport News shooting


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Two people were sent to the hospital Sunday after a shooting in Newport News, where one person succumbed to their injuries. Newport News Police said a call came in at 4 p.m…

Man hit, killed by car in Newport News


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News man is dead after a vehicle struck him early Sunday near Jefferson Avenue and Ellen Drive. Newport News police said the victim, 64-year-old Larry Douglas Cas…

Taco Catering Truck In Newport Beach Today


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Man dies after being hit by car in Newport News


Newport News, Va. (WTKR) – A man died after being hit by a car in Newport News early Sunday morning. Around 1:30 a.m., police and medics responded to a report of an auto/pedestrian traffic accident n…

Crash cleared, I-664 South reopens in Newport News


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Southbound I-664 was closed for about an hour in the downtown Newport News area Friday evening. Due to a vehicle crash, all southbound traffic was diverted onto 35th Street…

Photos: 2 injured in Newport News shooting


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Domestic violence in NEWPORT ARKANSAS

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in NEWPORT ARKANSAS?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]




Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in NEWPORT ARKANSAS ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]










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