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100 years ago

May 17, 1919

MALVERN -- Extra southbound Missouri Pacific freight train No. 464, in charge of Conductor N. E. Bringle, while passing through Malvern at 8:20 this morning, collided with a string of box cars standing on the main line and the engine plowed half way through a box car, resulting in the destruction of the car and the derailment of the engine and six cars of the freight train. The fireman jumped and fell on the platform of the depot, but was only slightly injured. It is not known how the cars happened to be on the main track. The main track was considerably damaged.

50 years ago

May 17, 1969

PINE BLUFF -- Patrick Brinegar, 23, of Pine Bluff, won a $1 million jury verdict against his employer in federal District Court Friday night in connection with injuries received when a boat capsized at Lock and Dam No. 4 on the Arkansas River downstream from Pine Bluff October 29. The defendant was the lock and dam contractor, S. O. G. of Arkansas, a combine composed of the San Ore Construction Company of McPherson, Kan., and the Gardner Engineering Company of Houston, Texas. Brinegar, who was paralyzed from the neck down except for some motion in his arms, had sued for $1.75 million.

25 years ago

May 17, 1994

HOT SPRINGS -- Some bandit or bandits with a craving for chocolate struck again early Monday, robbing the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at the Hot Springs Factory Outlet Mall for the third time in less than a year. Someone smashed the front door between 4:30 and 6:30 a.m. and took 15 large tins of cocoa, 60 candy bars, 45 smaller tins of cocoa and three tins of peanut brittle, manager Amy Webb said. "I think it's the same people because they're stealing the exact same things," Webb said, noting that someone robbed the store last May and August. "They must have run out and needed a new supply," she said.

10 years ago

May 17, 2009

• A man shot once in the chest at Little Rock's Fletcher Park on Friday night was recovering Saturday and police were investigating the case. According to a Little Rock Police Department report, Steven Ray Lewis, 38, of 15 Old Glory Court, was shot about 9:31 p.m. at 901 Woodrow St. by a black man wearing a blue hat, blue shirt and dark pants. Lewis told police the man ran west on Maryland Avenue after the shooting. Lewis was taken to UAMS Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition late Friday. A call to his home early Saturday evening was answered by a woman who said "he's doing fine."

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