Tag: Arkansas

In the Land of Self-Defeat

CLINTON, Ark. — Inside Washington, there’s a sense that this scandal really is different. Even the White House’s memorandum of the phone conversation President Trump had with the Ukrainian president in July makes it clear that Mr. Trump asked a foreign country to help him undermine a political rival. But while national polls show support […]

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Convicted Murderer Who Escaped From Prison in 2009 Is Missing Again

A decade after he donned a guard’s uniform and escaped from an Arkansas prison, a convicted murderer serving life without parole has managed to disappear yet again from another state prison. Officials at the East Arkansas Regional Unit, a 1,650-inmate prison about 110 miles east of Little Rock, realized at 4 a.m. Monday that the […]

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‘This Will Teach You Next Time,’ 911 Dispatcher Told Arkansas Woman Who Later Drowned

It was still dark out in Fort Smith, Ark., as Debbie Stevens tended to her newspaper delivery route as she had for more than 20 years. That’s when her gray Mazda S.U.V. was swept up by quickly rising floodwaters from heavy rainfall. She first called her mother-in-law, who was also driving a paper route, but […]

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Former V.A. Doctor Charged in Deaths of 3 Veterans

The federal authorities have charged a Department of Veterans Affairs pathologist in Arkansas with three counts of involuntary manslaughter, accusing him of intentionally botching diagnoses, falsifying records to cover his tracks and working under the influence of an intoxicating substance. The authorities said Tuesday that Robert Morris Levy, 53, was responsible for the deaths of […]

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#FundraisingWhileBlack: White Woman Pulls Gun on Black Teenagers Raising Money for Their Football Team

Photo: iStock Well, hello there! In today’s edition of #ExistingWhileBlack, we have a despicable human being named Jerri Kelly, who pulled a gun on a group of black teenagers whose only crime was raising money for their high school football team. ABC News has the scoop: The wife of an Arkansas jail administrator was arrested […]

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White Supremacist Leader Escapes From Arkansas Jail

The leader of a white supremacist gang in Arkansas who is facing charges of attempted murder and illegal drug distribution escaped from a county jail, the United States Marshals Service said on Wednesday. The leader, Wesley Gullett, fled the Jefferson County Detention Center in Pine Bluff, Ark., with another inmate, Christopher Sanderson, a felon who […]

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Trump Grants Clemency to 7 Men in Cases Dating Back Decades

President Trump granted clemency to seven men on Monday, including Ted Suhl, an Arkansas man convicted in 2016 of paying bribes to a state official. Mr. Trump commuted Mr. Suhl’s prison sentence and that of Ronen Nahmani, a Florida man convicted in 2015 of selling synthetic marijuana. The remaining men received pardons for convictions stretching […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Anti-Abortion Laws for Now

In an 11th-hour ruling, a federal judge temporarily blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect in Arkansas on Wednesday, including a law that bans the procedure after 18 weeks and another that could threaten to close the state’s only surgical abortion clinic. The decision, issued minutes before midnight on Tuesday by Judge Kristine G. […]

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Back-to-School Sales Tax ‘Holidays’ Lure Shoppers Despite Slim Savings

If you missed out on the blitz of deals offered early this week by many online retailers, don’t despair: There may be additional savings on the horizon, as more than a dozen states gear up for their annual summer sales tax “holidays.” This year, 16 states are offering back-to-school promotions, exempting many items, including clothing, […]

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leaving White House at the End of the Month

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Thursday that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, his loyal White House press secretary, will step down at the end of the month and he urged her to run for governor of Arkansas. The announcement, made on Twitter, ends a tumultuous stretch for Ms. Sanders, who fiercely defended Mr. Trump since his […]

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Paralysis on America’s Rivers: There’s Too Much Water

VAN BUREN, Ark. — Marty Shell just wanted the lights back on. Nineteen barges bound for nowhere were tied up along the swollen riverbank. Dark warehouses full of flooded fertilizer reeked with a sulfuric stench that made it painful to inhale. The river system, which for decades provided Mr. Shell a livelihood, now spreads only […]

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‘I Ain’t No Killer, Bro’: Derion Vence Proclaims Innocence in Death of Maleah Davis During Jailhouse Interview With Houston Reporter

Derion Vence in photo provided by Houston policePhoto: Associated Press The man jailed in connection to the death of 4-year-old Maleah Davis is protesting his innocence from the confines of his Texas jail cell. “I ain’t no killer, bro,” Derion Vence told KTRK ABC 13. “[…] I loved Maleah so much. I did for her […]

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Medical Examiner Confirms Remains Found in Arkansas Are Those of 4-Year-Old Maleah Davis

Derion Vance in photo provided by Houston policePhoto: Associated Press Decomposed remains found in Arkansas late last week have been confirmed to be those of 4-year-old Maleah Davis, the Houston child reported missing from Texas in early May by her mother’s then fiance who was subsequently arrested in connection to the case. As KTRK ABC […]

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Homeowners Hang Mannequin and Confederate Flag in Front Yard, Claim It’s a Leftover Halloween Decoration

Screenshot: KLRT An Arkansas woman showing obvious signs of being racist as fuck economic anxiety insisted that she decorated her front yard with a mannequin hanging from a tree next to a Confederate flag as a tribute to her favorite movie that she couldn’t quite remember, insisting that it had absolutely nothing to do with […]

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‘If I Would Have Complied, I Would Have Got Killed’: Man Narrowly Avoids Being Shot By Cop on Facebook Live

Screenshot: Facebook (Edrick Truitt) How does one “comply?” When confronted by a man armed with a badge, a gun, the full authority of the state and the immunity bestowed upon the thousands of law enforcement officers who have pumped police-issued bullets into black bodies with impunity, should one obey the words of a pistol-wielding police […]

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