Monday, August 27, 2007
Joe Adams plans to play football with the University of Southern California. Adams, a Central Arkansas Christian student, is the top high school football player in the state and one of the best in the nation. ESPN has ranked Adams #24 in its ESPN 150 high school football prospects list for the class of 2008. Former Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain left the University of Arkansas to play at USC after his freshman year.
Unless “substantial” electric-grid upgrades occur in southwest Arkansas, a coalfired power plant planned for Hempstead County would likely have to be downsized, state regulators learned Friday.
The Morrilton Municipal Airport Commission extended an official invitation to Conway and Faulkner County to join together with it to share airport facilities, in an open letter to city and county officials and the Federal Aviation Administration on Aug. 15. It's an offer the city might consider, Mayor Tab Townsell said, if plans for an airport in the Lollie Bottoms area fall through.
Sewer charges would go up 9 percent this fall in North Little Rock in the first phase of a rise in rates over five years under a proposal on course for City Council approval. The only public hearing regarding the increase is scheduled for the North Little Rock City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The meeting has been moved from tonight to avoid a conflict with the final Arkansas Travelers baseball game at Dickey-Stephens Park.
A federal appeals panel has ordered a new hearing on death row inmate Terrick Terrell Nooner's request for a mental health evaluation. The reversal of a U.S. district court judge's decision comes less than a month before Nooner's scheduled Sept. 18 execution. The decision does not postpone the execution, but allows for Nooner's attorney to request a stay of the execution so a hearing in U.S. district court on the latest appeal can be held.
The father of a 12-year-old boy slain by a West Memphis police officer wants action in a $225 million damage suit filed in federal court to be suspended until a Crittenden County court names an administrator of the boy’s estate. Robin Perkins, father of DeAuntae Farrow filed a motion Friday to intervene in a wrongful-death suit filed by the boy’s mother, Debra Farrow.
Two Little Rock men were found shot to death on the front porch of local residence early Saturday, becoming the 30th and 31st homicides of the year.. There was no sign of a struggle, police said. Both had been shot in the head.
A woman police say shot a man in the face and shoulder surrendered after an hour-long standoff with Springdale police.
Police officers negotiated with Regina McClellan of Tontitown for a few minutes because she didn't want to give up. McClellan kept police at bay by holding a gun to her head before surrendering. After surrendering, McClellan lost consciousness and was taken by Springdale emergency personnel to Northwest Medical Center-Springdale.
A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed by a man who told police the teenager broke into his home and started shooting. Winston Walls Jr. was found wounded in the abdomen inside the home of Jimmy Shaw near Dollarway High School. Police said the teenager kicked in the door of Shaw’s home and entered it, armed with a handgun.
A Jonesboro couple faces charges after leaving a 1-year-old child strapped inside a vehicle where temperatures reached 120 degrees. Penny Louise Towell and Willis D. Brewer were arrested for three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and possession of an instrument of a crime.
The father of a 7-year-old was arrested after police said he bit his son's toes. Todd Wayne Hall of Rogers was arrested on a warrant for felony second-degree battery. Hall was convicted in 2000 for the same crime involving his 11-month-old daughter while they lived in Bentonville. In February, the Department of Human Services placed the boy in the custody of his grandparents.
A Fayetteville man accused of raping and videotaping a 14-year-old girl pleaded not guilty in Washington County Circuit Court. Daniel Chappell is charged with rape, computer exploitation of a child, distributing, possession or viewing sexually explicit conduct involving a child and possession of methamphetamine.
A Texas man who police say attempted to rob a White Hall bank Wednesday with his wife admitted to robbing at least three other banks since March. Alan Glazier told authorities that he and his wife Tracy Estabrooks both of Corpus Christi, netted $91,000 in three bank robberies in Louisiana and Oklahoma before attempting to rob the White Hall Financial Center on Wednesday.
Bentonville police obtained an arrest warrant for a woman they believe stole about $23,000 from the Sugar Creek Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Organization. Officers think Heather Jennings, former treasurer for the parent-teacher organization, is in Bentonville after she reportedly moved to Colorado.
The Fayetteville School District will require a password to access its new online bus-routing system after parents complained that the system could be misused to harm children. Randy Willison, Fayetteville’s associate superintendent, says that officials will limit access to the site to parents when it’s launched next week. The system posts school bus pickup and drop-off times on the Web.
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