Local & Regional News
3:29 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Missing Dog Found In California, Reunited With Family In Arkansas

Credit County of San Diego Department of Animal Services

 A family in Rogers will be reunited with their lost dog Tuesday night, after spending two months apart. The eight year old Pomeranian, Koda, is arriving in Arkansas from San Diego, California.

The dog was brought to the Department of Animal Service’s attention and scanned for identification. His microchip identified him as an Arkansas native and a San Diego-based non profit offered to pay for his trip home.

Daniel DeSoussa, County of San Diego Animal Services Deputy Director says preparing for situations like these are important.

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Local & Regional News
6:10 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

16 Defendants Charged In A Drug Trafficking Operation

Attorney General Chris Thyer announces arrests of drug cartel members at a press conference Tuesday.
Credit Maggie Carroll/KUAR

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday  that 16 people have been charged with conspiring to distribute hundreds of kilograms of cocaine throughout Arkansas. 

Idalia Ramos Rangel, better known as “Big Momma” or “La Tia”, is the highest ranking member indicted of leading the drug trafficking organization.

The Gulf Cartel is based out of Matamoros, Mexico but works in several U.S. areas, including inmates who were serving time in the federal prison in Forrest City.  

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Arkansas Foodbank
4:11 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

New CEO Announced For Arkansas Foodbank

The former head of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance has been named the new CEO of the Arkansas Foodbank. 

Rhonda Sanders said she’s excited about the opportunity. 

“I really fell in love with the food banking industry, the mixture of charitable organization, helping people get their life on track and get the food they need, while also operating in the business environment.”

Sanders said the Arkansas Foodbank aims to allocate 18 million lbs. of food this year.

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