Friday, January 27, 2006
A former Razorback basketball star who was part of the Hogs’ Final Four team in 1990 will be spending a year in prison for fleeing from police at more than 100 mph. Ron Lee Huery, 38, of Fayetteville pleaded guilty to felony fleeing by a vehicle in Crawford County Circuit Court.
Little Rock has recorded homicide number 8 for the new year.
Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 26-year-old man on a manslaughter charge after they said he was found intoxicated and asleep in a recliner on top of a 3-month-old child who died. According to the Democrat-Gazette, Chris Johnson, was arrested at in northern Pulaski County after deputies were sent to the mobile home to investigate a report of a child who was discovered not breathing.
The Russellville Courier reports that the trial of Larry Lee Holt, accused of contributing to his daughter’s 2003 fire-related death by chaining her to a bed, is scheduled to begin in Johnson County Circuit Court in Clarksville.
The wife of professional golfer John Daly has reported to federal prison to begin serving a five-month sentence for money laundering in a case also involving her parents.The Arkansas Times blog has an item about the Golf Channel’s new reality show which follows the life of John Daily.
Jonesboro Mayor Doug Formon expects a 1-cent city sales tax proposal to go before the Jonesboro City Council in a couple of weeks for the construction of a proposed convention center, which would be located adjacent to a John Q. Hammons Courtyard by Marriott hotel on Fair Park Boulevard at Race Street.
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is urging Congress to close a regulatory provision that lets companies own a certain breed of banks, including a bank Wal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to operate in Utah.
From the Democrat-Gazette. Whatever breached security at Pine Bluff Arsenal late Tuesday night wasn’t human, officials said Thursday.