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Nikki Wentling

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Family to bury GI after 45 years

posted: 08/29/2015 4:56 a.m. Discuss

Forty-five years after he was declared missing, the remains of a soldier killed in the Vietnam War will be buried today in Mountain View, not far from his family's old homestead in rural Stone County.

LR-area VA units tout health care strides

posted: 08/28/2015 4:25 a.m. Discuss

Administrators at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System said Thursday that adding staff and offering more services in rural communities have led to improvements in providing timely health care to veterans.

Berryville's veterans say goodbye to 1959 armory

posted: 08/26/2015 4:50 a.m. Discuss

Standing outside the entrance to an Arkansas National Guard armory Tuesday, two former soldiers reminisced about their time spent there -- about the lack of air conditioning, their deployment during the Persian Gulf War and the reprimands they received for ignoring the U.S. Army's mustache policy.

Judge faces domestic battery count

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Comment 1

A Cabot District Court judge was arrested Friday night and charged with assaulting his girlfriend at a home in Lonoke, grabbing her by the throat and throwing her onto a table, according to Lonoke Police Department reports.

POLICE BEAT: Fight at parking lot ends in LR stabbing

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock police were investigating Sunday after a man was stabbed with a pocketknife at a convenience store parking lot, according to a police report.

Park honors crashed B-17 crew

posted: 08/24/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

SHERIDAN -- When a member of Sheridan's American Legion chapter decided in 2011 to spearhead the construction of a memorial park at the site where a World War II bomber crashed more than 70 years earlier, he knew little about the nine men who died there.

Tired 1853 home gets some love

posted: 08/23/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

In an industrial pocket of Little Rock between Hanger Hill Historic District and Heifer Village, an imposing, 2½-story antebellum home peeks out from behind the bare, gnarled branches of a 50-foot-tall oak.

Park honors crashed B-17 crew

posted: 08/23/2015 3:25 a.m. Comment 1

SHERIDAN -- When a member of Sheridan's American Legion chapter decided in 2011 to spearhead the construction of a memorial park at the site where a World War II bomber crashed more than 70 years earlier, he knew little about the nine men who died there.

Walkway made from military grave markers under investigation

posted: 08/19/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

The National Cemetery Administration is investigating after a Mountain Home man revealed that a resident in Ozark County, Mo., built a walkway using military grave markers.

Minor infractions found in vets' home inspection

posted: 08/19/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

A recent annual inspection of the state's only veterans home revealed several violations, but the home's administrator said they were minor and that the facility is still undergoing improvements after being cited for major violations in 2012 and 2013.

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