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The Good Stuff: Life-saving catch

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Professional fishing guide Bryce Archey, 46, of McCurtain County, Okla., has one heck of a fishing story. It's not about the one that got away, but the one his fishing buddy caught that saved his life.


“It was a disaster from day one,” Inside the growing problems at the Oklahoma County Jail

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma County sheriff is now speaking out about repeated allegations of mismanagement at the county jail. “It's a horrific problem to try to operate this jail,” Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor said.


Oklahoma woman found wandering roads in Arkansas

JONESBORO, Ark. – Jonesboro Police Department Officer Tanner Huff tried not to arrest Amber Melina Rose West, 22, of Vinita, Oklahoma on Monday. It was around 6 AM Monday morning in Jonesboro he responded to Nettleton and Broadmoor in reference to a “welfare check.” He arrived and made contact with


Oklahoma Attorney Gen. to Announce Settlement in Opioids Case

Oklahoma's attorney general will announce a settlement Tuesday with one of 13 drug manufacturers named in a state lawsuit that accuses them of fueling the opioid epidemic, but the other companies still face what's expected to be the first of numerous state lawsuits to go to trial.


OxyContin manufacturer reaches $270M settlement with Oklahoma: Report

Purdue Pharma and the family that owns it have reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over claims its products drove the opioid crisis, according to The Wall Street Journal.


Historic Oklahoma bank tied to Pretty Boy Floyd to be restored

BOLEY — A building tied to one of the most notorious bank robbers of the 20th century in the U.S. could soon be saved for generations thanks to the work of a non-profit and a grant from the National Park Service. On Nov. 23, 1932, members of Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s gang set their minds on robbi


County decisions on medical marijuana differ in Oklahoma

Anyone on probation in Oklahoma and using medical marijuana needs to check with their district attorney’s office beforehand or they could be facing jail time. The confusing interpretation of the law is causing issues for many who thought medical marijuana could help them.


Blue Bar shooter pleads guilty to charge of assault and battery with dangerous weapon with prior felony

A De Queen man who was scheduled for a jury trial last week, instead waived his right to a jury trial and reached a plea agreement with the state. Under the agreement, Juan Garcia, 64, will plead guilty to a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after one previous felony conviction (


DQ Battle of the Books team takes 3rd

The De Queen Battle of the Books team finished 3rd at the competition held Tuesday, March 12 at the De Queen/Mena Education System Cooperative. Pictured are Antonette Worthy, Anthony Sanchez, and Alexis Phillips.


No arrests in McCurtain County homicide

MCCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla - Investigators are following leads on the murder of a woman found in a rural creek in McCurtain County, Oklahoma on Monday night. The body of 56-year-old Roxie Faizy was found wrapped in a chain in a greek off Water Mill Rd. near Valiant.


Missing McCurtain co. woman's body found

MCCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - The body of an Oklahoma woman missing since January has been found. Officials say two people found the body of 56-year-old Roxie Faizy while walking by a creek near Valliant.


Exhibit features masters working with wood

BROKEN BOW, Okla.—This area's connection to the forest is strong with Ouachitas to the north and Piney Woods to the south, so woodworking has a real tradition in the region. To that end, the Master Woodworking Artist of the Year Exhibit now up at Beavers Bend State Park's Forest Heritage Center show


Horatio High School baseball coach Lance Spigner speaks to the De Queen Rotary Club

Horatio High School baseball coach Lance Spigner spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club on March 11. Spigner has been coaching for 28 years and has lead Horatio to five state baseball championships. He has had loved baseball since he was 6 years old. In 2008, he had the opportunity to visit England as a


Tom Hanks sings 'Happy Birthday'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—A New Mexico woman celebrating her birthday at an Albuquerque restaurant was treated to a special "Happy Birthday" song from actor Tom Hanks. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports the Oscar winner surprised Samantha Aragon this weekend while she was feasting with friends at Ruth's Chris S


The Cecil ‘Birddog’ Harris Memorial Early Files

Our Methodist friends at Nathan now have a preacher in the person of Rev. Allgood. The boys call him Halfgood. A Russian scientist has traced all of man’s disease to the fact that he wears clothes.


DQ girls win big over Hope, 17-0

HOPE — De Queen hammered Hope 17-0 in softball March 11. After scoring twice in the top of the first, the Lady Leopards picked up seven runs in the second. They added four in both the third and fifth innings.


Senator Tom Cotton seeks summer interns

Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) announced he is seeking summer interns in his state offices in Little Rock and Springdale. Internships will be offered in two sessions: May 13 - June 28 and July 8 – August 23.


Angels look to raise funds to purchase ‘Freedom Chairs’ so disabled can participate in community events

With a mission to provide inclusion to children and adults that would otherwise be sidelined by their disabilities, the national non-profit, Ainsley Angels, is hoping to bring to the local area the benefits of their program that have brought joy to many across the country.


Sevier County Sheriff's January 2019 report

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department had 76 total inmates booked into the county jail for January 2019. Community Service picked up at South Park, Piney, Metcalf, Rink, Red Bridge, Mt. Pleasant and Craig roads. They also provided workers for the Salvation Army and sheriff’s department.


Local American Legion Post joins in organization’s 100th birthday celebration

Members of American Legion Charles E Brown Post 54 gathered Friday afternoon for an open house and celebration at the De Queen Legion Hut. The Legionaries celebrated the 100th birthday of America’s oldest and largest veterans’ organization and the local post’s involvement in the community since 1919