June 19th, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Highway officials say final paving on the westbound outside lane of Interstate 40 on both sides of the White River bridge will require a detour.
The detour will be Thursday between 3:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Officials say westbound traffic will be detoured at Exit 202 at Biscoe to Highway 70. Motorists will be routed back onto I-40 at Hazen, Exit 193. Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
Traffic will be controlled using warning signs and cones.
Steve Riffle II, 36, of Bismarck, passed away Saturday June 15, 2013, at Baptist Medical Center in Arkadelphia.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says a routine bridge inspection will mean that a lane of Highway 67 at Donaldson will be closed this week.
The department says crews will inspect the Union Pacific Railroad overpass on Highway 67 on Wednesday â€” weather permitting. The work will mean the closing of the northbound lane of the highway in Hot Spring County from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
CADDO VALLEY, Ark. (AP) â€” Authorities in Hot Spring and Clark counties are searching for a 58-year-old woman who disappeared near DeGray Lake.
Deborah Cronn was last seen on Arkansas Highway 7 in Caddo Valley about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The area is on the southern end of the lake near the Hot Spring and Clark county lines.
Hot Spring County authorities say the search was turned over to Clark County.
John Draper, 65, of the Draper Community, passed away on Monday June 17, 2013, at Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs.
William Jason Sprague, age 30, of Texarkana, Texas died June 15, 2013, in a local hospital.
The 2nd Annual Malvern Senior Adult Center Benefit Golf & Card Tournament will be held Saturday, June 22 and will be hosted by Malvern Country Club (437 Country Club Lane).
The golf tournament, sponsored by Paragon Tax, Insurance & Investments, Inc., will be a two-man scramble will be flighted if there are enough teams. The registration fee is $60 per two-man team and the first tee off of the event will be at 8 a.m.
Golf carts will be available, but there are a limited number. Golfers must register for a cart if they will be in need of one.
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) â€” A service will be held Wednesday for a Texas police officer who died after being hit by a truck during a disturbance at a park.
Texarkana police say a suspect was being held Sunday over the death of Officer William Sprague.
Sprague was hurt early Friday responding to a call about fights that broke out as about 100 people were at Grady T. Wallace Park. Police later arrested a man on a charge of aggravated assault of a public servant. The charge could be upgraded due to Saturday's death of Sprague.
Celebration services for Wanda J. Mauldin age 64 of Benton, Arkansas
There will still be music, food and entertainment, but due to high waters the Remmel to Rockport RegattaÂ float downstream has been called off.
The event is a fundraiser presented by Sykes to benefit the First Step Foundation.
The event will still begin Saturday, June 15, but instead of noon, it will start at 4 p.m. in Rockport whereÂ Smokinâ€™ in Style will serve BBQ at the Whitewater Park along the banks of the Ouachita River and then Tragikly White takes the stage.