Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Authorities say an SUV driven by a man who was fatally shot by Little Rock police wasn't actually stolen, although officers thought it may have been stolen shortly before the driver was killed.
Little Rock Police said Monday that an SUV driven by 26-year-old Deon Williams appeared to match the description of a stolen vehicle.
However, Little Rock Police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said Tuesday that the vehicle wasn't actually stolen.
Authorities say Williams fled from police and produced a gun before an officer shot and killed him.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Pulaski County authorities have arrested a man for the strangling death of a woman whose body was found in a wooded area.
Officials say 36-year-old James Clyde Martin is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Robbin Gore.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Martin confessed to striking Gore and fatally strangling her with a belt.
Officials say the body was dumped in woods near the Dixon Manor Mobile Home Park.
A fisherman found the body on Friday. Relatives told authorities that Gore hadn't been heard from since July 4.
JONES MILL â€” A disturbance was reported to the Hot Spring County Sheriffâ€™s Office Friday afternoon at the Remmel Dam Landing in the Jones Mill area.
Deputies on the scene said a fight between two men had heated to the point that one hit the other with a baseball bat.
The men apparently didnâ€™t know each other but got into a confrontation near the pier on Lake Catherine
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Drought conditions are returning to Arkansas as hot, dry weather settles into the state.
Data released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 18 percent of the state is now in a moderate drought and more than 75 percent of the state is considered abnormally dry. A week ago, only 13 percent of the state was considered abnormally dry, with the rest of the state reporting no drought conditions at all.
The areas covered in the moderate drought classification include Madison, Newton, Searcy, Johnson, Pope and Van Buren counties in the north.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Weather forecasters say Arkansas is showing signs of a developing drought and the state Forestry Commission is warning of a heightened fire danger.
After ample rainfall in the cooler months, precipitation levels have fallen below normal in recent weeks. The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued an advisory that moisture levels in vegetation have dropped to the point that the danger of wildfires is heightened.
The Forestry Commission lists all of the state except northeast Arkansas at a moderate danger of wildfires.
It might not be everyday, but somewhere somebody is looking over Hot Spring County and thinking about all the good reasons to live here.
Editorial writers across this country more often than not throw out a few lines to get people fired up about something.
Thatâ€™s so easy to do. Write something about a neighborhood that needs to be cleaned up or an area of town that could use a bucket of paint here and there and a lot of people will jump on board.
Thatâ€™s all well-and-fine. In fact, itâ€™s good. People care about the appearance of the place they call home, as they rightfully should.
A resolution declaring two structures in Malvern as unfit and unsafe was presented to the Malvern City Council Monday night.
The properties called â€śunsafe, unsanitary and unfit for human habitationâ€ť were 1528 East Mill Street and 1625 Harper Street.
The fate of the properties could be decided at the full Malvern City Council meeting Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
The meetings are held in the Malvern City Hall in the courthouse.
Itâ€™s easy to kickoff the July 4th holiday early this year at Oaklawnâ€™s Spa Blast presented by Coco Beverage Inc. Oaklawn is opening its infield today, July 3 at 5:30 p.m. for the event featuring a concert by country music icon Lee Greenwood and fireworks display.
Spa Blast will include a Kids Zone with inflatable rides, concessions, misting tent and live music earlier in the evening by up and coming local country group Downday.
Guests are encouraged to park in the North Lot for easier access to the infield. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. No coolers will be allowed.Â
The Malvern Daily Record is always looking to offer new features. Right now on the drawing board is a project to spotlight the people in our community that make a difference â€” a difference in a positive way.
Those people could be volunteers or anyone having a positive impact toward helping the community and the people who live here in our readership area.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Four work zones will greet Arkansas motorists on major state highways during the holiday weekend, but state highway officials say Interstate 40 between Little Rock and Memphis will have all lanes open.
The state Highway and Transportation Department on Tuesday urged drivers to be careful while in the construction areas.
Traffic on I-40 near Hazen has been snarled for months because of construction around the White River bridge, but Highway Department Director Scott Bennett said work is nearly complete and all lanes will be open.