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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

100 YEARS AGO July 3, 1917

PINE BLUFF — Char­lie McDon­ald, aged 17, was ar­rested at mid­night last night on a charge of en­ter­ing the store of W. A. Bobo and steal­ing $985 in gold from the cash reg­is­ter. Con­sta­ble C. C. Green, who made the ar­rest at the home of Mrs. A. H. Harris, where the young man roomed, to­day re­cov­ered all but $5 of the money. It was buried un­der the Baugh­man cabi­net shop, where McDon­ald was em- ployed. The young man told him it was buried there and the of­fi­cer soon re­cov­ered it.

50 YEARS AGO July 3, 1967

■ Divers search­ing Sun­day morn­ing for the bod­ies of two Lit­tle Rock busi­ness­men be­lieved to have drowned Thurs­day at Lake Maumelle, found a white yacht­ing cap of a type owned by one of the miss­ing men. How­ever, the divers still were un­able to find the bod­ies of Harry D. Allen Jr., 44, of 73 Robin­wood Drive, and John H. Hunt Jr., 47, of 5525 Grand­view Road, who dis­ap­peared about 9 p.m. Thurs­day from a speed­boat about a half-mile north of Maumelle Har­bor Land­ing. Sher­iff Frank Mackey said the cap was found in the same gen­eral area as a pair of ten­nis shoes and a cig­a­rette lighter, dis­cov­ered early Fri­day.

25 YEARS AGO July 3, 1992

■ Armed with 60 warrants, Lit­tle Rock Po­lice Depart­ment nar­cotics of­fi­cers fanned out in three tar­get ar­eas Thurs­day and ar­rested 23 peo­ple on drug charges as a month-long in­ves­ti­ga­tion drew to a close. Be­fore the high-pro­file ar­rests be­gan Thurs­day, 77 peo­ple al­ready had been ar­rested as part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into street drug deal­ing in two city hous­ing projects and two other ar­eas. Thirty-four peo­ple were be­ing sought on 60 charges Thurs­day. Ar­rests will con­tinue to­day, po­lice said.

10 YEARS AGO July 3, 2007

■ With light­ning flash­ing in the sky over the Arkansas River and an an­gry, flooded river surg­ing along Sun­day night, res­cuers called off the search for a Sher­wood woman who had called her parents to say she was about to jump off the In­ter­state 430 bridge. Given the nearly six-story fall from the bridge to the fast mov­ing river, Brandy Priest’s parents, Bing and Pa­tri­cia Priest, held lit­tle hope that she would be found alive. But, amaz­ingly, a game war­den found the 31-year-old woman cling­ing to the shore Mon­day morn­ing, about half­way be­tween the bridge and Mur­ray Lock and Dam.

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