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  • 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...
  • The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to block the first of two scheduled Arkansas lethal injections

    04/24/2017 6:05:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/24/17 | ap
    Full title................... The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to block the first of two scheduled Arkansas lethal injections in one night............
  • Highlights of the Anti Death Penalty Rally in Arkansas with Damien Echols & Johnny Depp

    04/21/2017 10:15:29 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 12 replies
    my video footage | me
    A coalition of several groups opposed to the death penalty protested against 7 executions scheduled in the State of Arkansas. The rally was held at the Arkansas State Capitol on Friday April 14th. The 2 main guest speakers were West Memphis 3 suspect Damien Nichols and Movie Star Johnny Depp. Due to multiple lawsuits regarding the Death Penalty, executions by the state have been restricted to lethal injection and only with certain government approved drugs. Opponents of the death penalty claim that 1 and 10 criminals executed are innocent. Many activists also advocate for therapy of those on death row....
  • With Gorsuch’s Vote, Supreme Court Allows Arkansas to Execute Ledell Lee

    04/21/2017 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    Slate ^ | April 21, 2017 | Mark Joseph Stern
    On Thursday night, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee—the state’s first execution in 12 years. Lee is one of eight men whom Arkansas originally planned to kill over 11 days before one drug in the three-drug lethal injection cocktail expires. Four of these men have received stays of execution, but Lee’s final plea to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected by a 5–4 vote. Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote allowing Lee to die. It was his first vote cast as a justice of the court.
  • Arkansas executes death row inmate Ledell Lee

    04/21/2017 7:54:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    cnn ^ | April 21, 2017 | Dakin Andone and Faith Karimi, CNN
    (CNN)Arkansas executed convicted murderer Ledell Lee, the state's first inmate put to death in more than a decade. Lee, 51, was administered the lethal injection at 11:44 p.m. local time on Thursday (12:44 a.m. ET). He was pronounced dead 12 minutes later.
  • Death Row Inmate Lee's Execution ON HOLD (1 of 8 AR death in APR)

    04/20/2017 6:17:28 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 16 replies
    Fox 16 news ^ | 20 APR 17 | dcbryan1
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The latest ruling from the 8th Circuit Court has postponed Lee's execution -- originally scheduled for 7 p.m. -- to 8:15 p.m. There are no other legal barriers at this time hindering his execution from moving forward. Thursday afternoon, the Arkansas Supreme Court denied Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's request for reconsideration on the stay that was granted for Stacey Johnson. Johnson's stay will not be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, meaning his scheduled execution will not happen.
  • Chinese pet food company to bring 70 jobs to Arkansas

    04/20/2017 6:06:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KTHV-TV ^ | April 18, 2017 | Staff and The Associated Press
    DANVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A Chinese company that makes food for pets has announced plans to open in Arkansas and bring 70 jobs to the state. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced Monday that Pet Won Pet Products will locate in Danville in a plant formerly occupied by Petit Jean Poultry....
  • The World Watches

    04/19/2017 8:47:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    It is a plea for mercy -- not out of the Arkansas statutes but from an older and more venerable legal code: Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do. But it's a plea that cannot be made today on behalf of the people of this sovereign state. For we still have the death penalty, still tell pollsters we like it and insist that our politicians bow to it before sending them to Little Rock. We know exactly what we do. And the whole world is watching. Vengeance is mine, sayeth the almighty State of Arkansas -- because...
  • Two Arkansas inmates set to die Thursday in double execution both claim they are innocent

    04/19/2017 8:14:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 19, 2017 | Associated Press and Jordan Gass-Poore for Dailymail.com
    Lawyers for Arkansas inmates condemned to die Thursday in a planned double execution are claiming they are innocent and one of them says advanced DNA techniques could show he didn't kill a woman in 1993. Their strategy to win stays of execution is in marked contrast to the first two inmates who faced the death chamber in Arkansas and were spared Monday by arguing they should not be put to death because of mental health issues. Arkansas officials are vowing to press ahead with the Thursday executions despite the setback to plans to resume capital punishment after a 12-year hiatus.
  • Arkansas Supreme Court blocks planned executions, prompting state challenge

    04/17/2017 8:50:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    washington post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Mark Berman
    On the eve of what Arkansas officials hoped would be the state’s first executions in more than a decade, they faced off with death-row inmates in multiple legal battles over whether some or any of the lethal injections would take place as scheduled. At the heart of the fight is an unprecedented flurry of executions that have pushed Arkansas to the forefront of the American death penalty at a time when states are increasingly retreating from the practice. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) scheduled eight lethal injections to take place over an 11-day window, a pace unmatched in the modern...