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October 16th, 2014

Court: Voters will consider Arkansas liquor issue

October 16, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' highest court says voters will be able to consider whether alcohol sales should be legal statewide.

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously denied a bid to toss the item from the Nov. 4 ballot. The proposal's opponents said petition-gatherers didn't file paperwork on time and didn't fully explain what voters would be voting on.

5 critically hurt after trains collide in Arkansas

October 16, 2014

WINSLOW — Authorities say two trains have collided in rural northwest Arkansas, critically injuring about five people.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Rick Fahr (fayr) says a passenger train collided with another train Thursday near the town of Winslow, about 175 miles northwest of Little Rock.

Washington County Emergency Management Director John Luther says 37 people were able to walk away from the wreck. Officials say there were a combined 44 passengers and six crew members on both trains.

Connecticut man accused of 'mopping aggressively'

October 16, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn. — A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he grabbed a mop out of a hotel employee's hands and was "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes.

Police say 30-year-old John Thornton, of Southington, was arrested Monday night and charged with breach of peace and threatening.

 

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