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  • Frank Broyles, Arkansas icon, dies at 92

    08/14/2017 6:05:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 24 replies
    WholeHogSports ^ | August 14, 2017 | Matt Jones
    FAYETTEVILLE — Frank Broyles, who coached Arkansas to its only football national championship and later served as the Razorbacks’ athletics director for years, has died. He was 92. Broyles died Monday at a family home in Fayetteville. He had suffered from Alzheimer's, the neurological disease about which he spent countless hours raising awareness and from which his first wife, Barbara, died in 2004. Broyles devoted most of his adult life to the Razorbacks. After coaching one season as head coach at Missouri, he was hired by then-athletics director John Barnhill to lead Arkansas in December 1957 and spent the next...
  • ‘Lots of Pizza Fatalities’: Crash Spills Hundreds of Frozen Pizzas on Interstate

    08/12/2017 7:43:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    MyFox8 ^ | AUGUST 12, 2017
    Traffic was stalled for hours Wednesday afternoon after a tractor-trailer crash spilled hundreds of pizzas all over an Arkansas interstate. The crash happened around 1 p.m. on Interstate 430 when a tractor-trailer carrying Tombstone frozen pizzas hit an overpass, ripping open the side of the trailer and spilling them all over the interstate. "There's a lot of frozen pizzas laying out on the interstate right now,"
  • Simmons Foods facility creating new jobs in Siloam Springs (78 jobs in Arkansas)

    08/01/2017 6:14:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KATV-TV ^ | July 31, 2017 | Kristen Wilson|
    SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (KATV) — Simmons Feed Ingredients, an affiliate of Simmons Foods Inc., is opening a 72,000-square-foot ingredient facility in Siloam Springs, a move that represents a $30 million company investment. The site is expected to create 78 new jobs at the facility, where they will produce fresh and frozen meat ingredients for pet food manufacturers. “This wet ingredient facility is a model for the future of high-quality ingredient production for pet food manufacturers,” said Todd Simmons, CEO at Simmons Foods. “This new facility enables our team here to safely and reliably produce the highest quality, customizable ingredients for...
  • Little Rock Police: 17 Injured After Nightclub Shooting

    07/01/2017 7:07:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2017 | unknown
    Police said 17 people were hurt in a shooting early Saturday after a dispute at a downtown Little Rock nightclub. The city's police chief said officers suspect multiple people fired weapons but that the incident was not terror-related. The shooting happened at the Power Ultra Lounge, a club in a two-story building downtown about 1 mile (1.61 kilometer) east of the state Capitol. Police cordoned off the block as crime-scene technicians gathered evidence from inside and outside the club. Glass from the club's second story windows littered the ground, along with empty drink cups. "We do NOT believe this incident...
  • Nightclub shooting in Little Rock leaves 17 people injured

    07/01/2017 5:43:42 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 7/1/2017
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Little Rock police say they are investigating a shooting at an Arkansas nightclub that left at least 17 people injured. Little Rock police chief Kenton Buckner told KTHV that the shooting early Saturday at the Power Lounge appears to have happened after "some sort of dispute broke out between people inside." Police say via Twitter that all 17 victims, some of whom suffered injuries while fleeing, are alive and one victim who was previously listed in critical condition is now stable.
  • Why one man keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments statues on government property

    06/28/2017 6:29:19 PM PDT · by RightCenter · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 28 2017 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    In the video, the Arkansas Capitol dome can be seen lit against the night sky as the Dodge Dart accelerates to 10, then 20 mph. “Oh my goodness,” a man says as he flicks on the car’s lights. “Freedom!” The vehicle speeds up the hill, and the last thing that comes into view before a crash is a large, newly installed monument. Authorities say the man in the video is Michael Tate Reed, an alleged serial destroyer of Ten Commandments monuments. He was arrested by state capitol police officers at the scene early Wednesday, according to Chris Powell, a spokesman...
  • Hate Crime! Vile Thug Destroys Ten Commandments Monument

    06/29/2017 4:41:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Arkansas state capitol has been destroyed less than 24 hours after it was erected. Police say Michael Tate Reed was taken into custody after he plowed his vehicle into the $26,000 monument – toppling the historical and moral foundation of American law. Reed was also arrested 2014 in connection with a similar attack on a Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma. Reed allegedly posted video of the Little Rock attack on his Facebook page. On the video he yells "freedom" and then rams the monument. Watch the video below. “This was an...
  • Man Destroys Ten Commandments Statue in Arkansas Capitol--The Day After It Was Installed

    06/28/2017 6:37:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 28, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    On Tuesday, a statue of the Ten Commandments was installed at the Arkansas Capitol grounds. Less than a day later, it had been run over by a car and destroyed. Michael Reed, a 32-year-old from Van Buren, Arkansas with a history of mental illness, recorded himself ramming his car into the monument, shouting "freedom" shortly before impact. Reed has previously been accused of destroying a similar Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma.
  • Satanist Destroys 10 Commandments Statue Outside Arkansas State Capitol

    06/28/2017 1:24:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | June 28, 2017 | Staff
    Less than 24 hours after it was erected, a newly placed 10 Commandments monument at the Arkansas State Capitol was destroyed Wednesday by an unstable motorist who once claimed to be a Satanist. Michael Tate Reed Jr. drove through the stone structure, filming the destruction on his mobile phone and uploading the footage to Facebook. “Freedom!” Reed can be heard shouting in the early morning recording, right before slamming his Dodge Dart into the three-ton granite monument, The Washington Post reported. Before getting behind the wheel, Reed can be heard addressing the camera directly, saying that he planned to destroy...
  • Crosses for Life trailer stolen (Arkansas)

    06/21/2017 11:19:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    arkansasbaptist.org ^ | June 21, 2017 | staff
    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Right to Life is asking for the public’s assistance to locate its Crosses for Life Memorial Outreach trailer, which was stolen from 1515 South University Avenue in Little Rock Monday, June 19. “Please help us recover this important Pro-Life outreach,” wrote Rose Mimms, executive director of Arkansas Right to Life, in a press release. “Between 2:06 a.m. and 2:14 a.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017 this man (shown in surveillance photo) stole the Crosses for Life Memorial Outreach trailer containing almost 4,000 white crosses from the Life Center at 1515 South University Avenue in Little Rock....
  • Arkansas Expects $2 Billion Pulp Mill Build to Start in March '18 (2,000 const./250 jobs at $52k)

    06/20/2017 12:38:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Will require 2,000 construction workers for two year project buildThe Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce announced the planned $1 billion pulp mill to be located in southwest Arkansas is now in the pre-engineering stage with construction set to begin in March 2018. The plant, operated by Sun Bio Material Company, is expected to consumer 10K tons of southern pine chips a day with the end product eventually shipped and sold to makers of rayon clothing. Sun Bio is part of the giant Chinese firm Shandong Sun International Paper Company. Sun Paper Chairman and Founder Hongxin...
  • Global Company Opens Location in Morrilton, Brings Hundreds of New Jobs (350 jobs in Arkansas)

    06/19/2017 10:42:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KARK-TV ^ | June 19, 2017 | Ellen Lampe
    MORRILTON, Ark. (News release) - Rich Moellers, chairman of the board of the Conway County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) in Morrilton, announced Monday that at least 350 new jobs will be created in Morrilton this summer thanks to the opening of a customer experience center by TeleTech, a global company with over 48,000 employees worldwide. Moeller’s organization worked with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in attracting TeleTech, assisting in the company’s location decision, and facilitating the mechanics of opening the facility. TeleTech’s Morrilton location is 1535 E. Harding Avenue in the Riverland Shopping Center. TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), is...
  • 800 New Jobs Coming to Forrest City (Arkansas)

    05/10/2017 10:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    KARK-TV ^ | May 10, 2017
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release)- Chairman Yafu Qiu (pronounced “Chew”) and leaders of Shandong Ruyi Technology Group (Ruyi) today joined Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and local officials at the State Capitol to announce that the company will invest $410 million in the former Sanyo manufacturing facility in Forrest City, Arkansas. Ruyi, headquartered in Shandong Province, China, will create up to 800 new jobs at the facility, where Arkansas cotton will be spun into yarn for textile use. This is Ruyi’s first facility to locate in North America. “Ruyi Group, as the largest textile manufacturer in China, has been expanding globally,”...
  • Woman Charged for Pointing Gun at Teen Allegedly Raping Dog

    05/09/2017 7:54:02 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 73 replies
    An Arkansas woman is facing a felony charge after pointing a gun at a teenage boy who she says was sexually assaulting her neighbor’s dog. Kerrie Lenkerd told police in Centerton, a northwest Arkansas town, that she looked out a window and saw the teen with "the dog he raped last time." "I got my gun out of my safe and went out my back door," Lenkerd told police, according to a court filing. "I told him to get on the f---ing ground and pointed my gun at him."
  • Flashback: Arkansas Mom Condemns Common Core With Speech To School Board

    04/28/2017 2:32:53 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 5 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4.28.17 | WJ Staff
    In this clip dating back to a 2013 meeting of the Arkansas State Board of Education, concerned mother Karen Lamoreaux used a specific math problem to make an impassioned argument against Common Core. [Video at link]
  • Killer who murdered a cheerleader and two others APOLOGIZES for his 'senseless' crimes....

    04/28/2017 8:34:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 28, 2017 | Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Killer who murdered a cheerleader and two others APOLOGIZES for his 'senseless' crimes and convulses on the execution gurney - as he becomes the last Arkansas inmate to be put to death before drug expires A man put to death in Arkansas over the murder of a cheerleader and two others was left lurching and convulsing on the execution gurney before he died. Kenneth Williams, 38, was given the lethal injection on Thursday after legal motions delayed the procedure for more than two hours. The executed murderer was the fourth and final inmate to be put to death...
  • Arkansas Executes Kenneth Williams, 4th Lethal Injection in a Week

    04/27/2017 11:09:01 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 28, 2017 | Phil McCausland
    LITTLE ROCK —Arkansas put convicted killer Kenneth Williams to death Thursday night— the last of a controversial series of executions carried out as the state moved to carry out the sentences before its supply of a lethal injection drug expired. Arkansas Department of Correction Spokesman Solomon Graves said that the lethal injection was administered at 10:52 p.m. local time (11:52 p.m. ET) and Williams was declared dead at 11:05 p.m. Williams, 38, was scheduled to die at 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET) via lethal injection at the Cummins Unit, where the state's death chamber is housed, about 75...
  • Neil Gorsuch and the State’s Power to Kill (BARF)

    04/25/2017 10:28:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 04/21/2017 | Times Editorial Board
    It’s not entirely fair to judge a Supreme Court justice based on his first vote. Urgent matters arise unexpectedly, and the court must sometimes act quickly. Still, it’s worth paying special attention to Justice Neil Gorsuch’s vote late Thursday night to deny a stay of execution for Ledell Lee, an Arkansas man who was sentenced to death in 1995 for murdering a woman named Debra Reese with a tire thumper. After Justice Gorsuch, along with the four other conservative justices, denied his final appeal without explanation, Mr. Lee, who maintained his innocence until the end, was executed by lethal injection....
  • Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

    04/24/2017 11:29:58 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 25, 2017 | ANDREW DEMILLO AND KELLY P. KISSEL
    Two inmates received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the nation's first double execution since 2000, just days after the state ended a nearly 12-year hiatus on administering capital punishment. While the first inmate, Jack Jones, 52, was executed on schedule, shortly after 7 p.m., attorneys for the second, Marcel Williams, 46, convinced a federal judge minutes later to briefly delay his execution over concerns about how the earlier one was carried out. They claimed Jones "was moving his lips and gulping for air," an account the state's attorney general denied,...
  • I'm not a monster': Killer tells the woman who saw him rape and murder her mother 22 years ago....

    04/24/2017 9:12:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 24, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: I'm not a monster': Killer tells the woman who saw him rape and murder her mother 22 years ago 'I'm sorry' in sickening plea for forgiveness as he is put to death in America's first double execution in 17 years Arkansas executed two death row inmates on Monday night in America’s first double execution in 17 years. The first inmate to be put to death was Jack H. Jones, Jr, 52, who received a lethal injection after delivering a two-minute final statement - during which he told his victim's daughter 'I'm sorry' 22 years after she watched him...