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US: Arkansas (News/Activism)

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  • Suspect in murder-kidnapping dies in gunfight (he killed Mike Huckabee's cousin this morning)

    He kidnapped his ex-wife (who is married to Huckabee's cousin now) and their three children after killing her husband. Drove to his parents house close to here and left the kids. Cops chased him down and he shot & killed ex-wife before cops killed him. BTW, he killed his brother in 1991 because he asked him to turn tv down so he could sleep.
  • Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 5

    01/22/2012 4:44:17 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 194 replies
    NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center ^ | 1/22/12 | SPC office
    EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM 520 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER... THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF DYERSBURG TENNESSEE TO 25 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF GREENVILLE MISSISSIPPI. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5). REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND...
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • North Little Rock, Arkansas benefits from illegal immigration! (Another reason to thank Mexico)

    01/18/2012 11:08:30 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 2 replies
    Thanks to the efforts of Catholic Charities, Arkansas Advocates for Families & Children, the ACLU, and other "undocumented" immigrant groups, several private sector jobs were created and healthcare was provided for the poor! According to Cherith Beck, The Public Information Office for the US. Attorney's Office for East Arkansas, at least 5 of the people involved are here illegally or to use the politically correct term "undocumented immigrant". Only 1 has been mentioned by the media. Other members of this business are here on immigrant visas processed by the system that is supposed process millions of "undocumented people" if a...
  • "Stop the Violence" reacts to shooting on MLK Day (Dual shootings after MLK march on MLK Dr, LR, AR)

    01/17/2012 8:39:35 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 14 replies
    Fox 16 (Little Rock, AR) ^ | 17 JAN 12 | Written by Hubert Tate
    <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police in central Arkansas say an 18-year-old woman was shot and wounded when she was caught in the crossfire after she got into an argument at the city's Martin Luther King Day parade.</p> <p>"I called the police because I got scared you know," said witness Martha Fuentes.</p>
  • Southwestern Energy doesn't know how many Brown Dense wells will "tell the story"

    01/05/2012 5:39:52 PM PST · by Dysart · 8 replies
    Magnolia Reporter ^ | Mike McNeill
    Magnolia-area residents took a close look at Southwestern Energy's Fayetteville Shale operations in Faulkner County on Wednesday. *BREAK* The interest in SWN stems from the company's involvement with oil exploration in the Lower Smackover Brown Dense, a rock formation under South Arkansas and North Louisiana. Southwestern Energy has just begun drilling the second of a dozen test wells into the Brown Dense to learn if marketable amounts of oil can be produced. Southwestern Energy is the largest driller of natural gas wells in the Fayetteville Shale of North Central Arkansas. It plans to use the same rock fracturing and horizontal...
  • Officials Say Raining Arkansas Blackbirds Were Targets of a Crime

    01/02/2012 5:09:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/2/12 | NewCore
    BEEBE, Ark – Blackbirds raining from the sky for the second New Year running over the town of Beebe, Ark. was more likely a criminal rather than a supernatural phenomenon. The authorities in the small US town said Sunday the 200 or so dead birds littering the streets -- exactly a year after 4,000 plummeted to the ground sparking a media frenzy and apocalyptic prophesies -- were targeted. In a statement, Genny Porter from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said, "We know that there was evidence of fireworks set off in the middle of the roost, and it wasn't...
  • Newt Strikes Iowa Gold

    12/17/2011 11:26:45 AM PST · by Kfobbs · 92 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Now comes citizen Newt, clear of voice, deepened in his determination to tackle an issue that is basically his alone to tout; because unlike his leading rival Romney who can not get his arms around something that he can’t take two different positions on; Newt is the real solid constitutional deal. Iowa is not the only state where this should be stirring some turbulent political waters. Conservatives in states like South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan, as well as other GOP political king making states, should be taking careful notes. Core values issues like preserving life, a...
  • Dem (aka 'bipartisan') Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, Obama

    12/16/2011 9:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Dem Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, ObamaBy Alexander Bolton - 12/16/11 04:08 PM ET Republicans want to jam Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Keystone oil sands pipeline and the Democratic leader will have a tough time resisting, given support within his caucus for the project. GOP leaders have made clear to Reid that they will not approve an extension of the payroll tax holiday unless it includes language to speed up construction of the pipeline. Senate Republicans estimate as many as 14 Senate Democrats support the project. Labor unions have also voiced strong backing, complicating...
  • Murder conviction overturned after juror tweets about coffee

    12/12/2011 10:08:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 12, 2011 | Eric Pfeiffer
    An Arkansas man who was sentenced to death for the murder of a 17-year-old boy has had his conviction overturned after a juror tweeted about pending deliberations--and the poor quality of courthouse coffee.
  • Black Activists Sue Democrat Party For History of Racism & Abuse

    12/06/2011 9:01:32 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    gateway ^ | December 6, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    When the Civil War ended, and after Republican President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Democrats initiated Jim Crow laws to keep the black man down. Democrats didn’t much like blacks. In fact, the KKK, as you know, was founded as the the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party. Setting the Record Straight A group of black activists led by Wayne Perryman has filed a brief against the Democrat Party for its long history of racism and discrimination of the black community.
  • Rare November snowfall dusts Southeast

    11/29/2011 1:13:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/29/11 | David Beasley - Reuters
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A rare November snowfall powdered parts of the U.S. Southeast late Monday and early Tuesday, with as much as eight inches falling on one Arkansas town and some schools closed in Tennessee. Snowfall extended through the mid-Mississippi and Tennessee valleys and as far south as Haleyville, Alabama, said AccuWeather.com meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. Parts of Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi reported between one and three inches of snow, and more flurries were forecast on Tuesday. "It was a surprise to see it this early." said Lesley Hobbs, membership director for the Chamber of Commerce in Paragould,...
  • Mike Huckabee tells conservatives to prepare to back Mitt Romney

    11/28/2011 9:42:28 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 89 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 21, 201 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Sunday became the latest pundit to concede that while Mitt Romney may not be the perfect candidate, conservatives should prepare to support him as their nominee. As Ben Smith reported, when Huckabee was asked Sunday by 77WABC New York "Investigative Radio" host Aaron Klein to comment on whether the tea party will sit out the 2012 election if former Massachusetts Gov. Romney is the Republican nominee, Huckabee responded with the following: It would be real tragic if they stayed out because Mitt Romney may not be their first choice, but...
  • Black Friday Update: Watch a Walmart Riot Over $2 Dollar Waffle Iron

    11/25/2011 2:00:53 PM PST · by beaversmom · 63 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | November 25, 2011 | unknown
    Remember in 2008 when Barack Obama promised to restore the perception of America abroad? On hand at a Walmart near Little Rock, Arkansas today were throngs of Black Friday shoppers hell-bent on keeping that image tarnished, thank you very much. Walmart put a mini waffle maker on sale for 2 dollars. As WBTV news notes, the mini waffle iron makes only 2 waffles at a time, but the store carries a larger 4-at-a-time version at a much higher price per waffle. With supply limited and demand for said waffle iron apparently sky-high, the crowd launched headlong into that great American...
  • Occupiers Protest $1.4 Billion Free Art Museum to Bash Wal-Mart

    11/22/2011 12:46:20 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/22/11 | By Julia Seymour
    In their zeal to bash Wal-Mart, Occupy Wall Street protesters are even complaining about the company giving $1.4 billion to found a free art museum in Arkansas. Alice Walton, Wal-Mart heiress, is being criticized by Occupy Wall Street for giving $1.4 billion to found an Arkansas art museum. The incoherent and absurd messaging of the Occupy Wall Street movement continues. Recently, the OWS crowd joined forces with Wal-Mart workers to protest Crystal Bridges, an American art museum that opened on Nov. 11 in Bentonville, Ark. Art snobs are outraged by the notion of a major art collection in Arkansas, but...
  • Democrat criticizes Obama for '4,200 pages' of pending regulations

    11/22/2011 10:17:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 2+ views
    Democrat criticizes Obama for '4,200 pages' of pending regulations By Joshua Altman - 11/22/11 12:29 PM ET Former Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.) attacked the Obama administration Tuesday for proposing a litany of new regulations she says are hurting the economy. "You’ve got 4,200 pages of pending, new regulations to be put on the books that just create huge uncertainty,” Lincoln said. Lincoln lost her reelection bid last year to Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and is now chairwoman of the Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations campaign at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The former two-term senator said in...
  • Arkansas candidates stick to their guns

    11/21/2011 11:10:49 AM PST · by marktwain
    arkansasnews.com ^ | 20 November, 2011 | John Lyon
    LITTLE ROCK — As election season gears up in Arkansas, candidates are bringing out their big guns — literally, in some cases. The one campaign issue in Arkansas that tends to unite even the fiercest political rivals is support for gun rights, which is seen as a key credentialing tool for office-seekers at all levels in the Natural State. Tom Cotton Last week, 4th District congressional candidate Beth Ann Rankin announced on a radio show and in a campaign news release that she was “a proud gun owner” and the new holder of a permit to carry a concealed weapon....
  • Arkansas football player found dead in room

    (CNN) -- University of Arkansas authorities say they see no "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the death of a 19-year-old football player who was was found dead in his room Sunday. Garrett Uekman, a sophomore tight end for the Razorbacks, was found unconscious and unresponsive in his room about 11:15 a.m., the university said in a written statement Sunday afternoon. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital shortly after noon. A roommate last saw Uekman playing video games about an hour earlier, "and he appeared to be in good health," the university said. An...
  • Anger at Walmart heiress's $1.4bn gallery as art market becomes focus for protests

    11/19/2011 10:37:02 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 29 replies · 1+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 19 November 2011 | edward helmore
    The long-awaited opening of the Crystal Bridges Museum for American Art in Walton's home town of Bentonville, Arkansas, has provoked mixed reactions. Some have celebrated the unveiling of a significant new private art institution, but many have criticised the decision to spend $1.4bn of company and family foundation money as the retail colossus cuts back its workers' benefits. Protesters at the museum have informally joined forces with the Occupy Wall Street camps across the US and point to growing ties between the Occupy movement and established trade unions.Walton, at 62 the youngest of Walmart founder Sam Walton's four children, started...
  • Authorities Investigate Plane Crash That Killed OSU Women's Basketball Coaches

    11/18/2011 6:40:18 PM PST · by PilotDave · 10 replies
    News9.com ^ | Nov 18, 2011 | LaShauna Sewell
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has investigators at the scene of a plane crash that killed OSU women's basketball coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Serna and OSU alumni and boosters Olin and Paula Branstetter. An OSU spokesperson says it appears Olin Branstetter was piloting the plane when it crashed Thursday around 4 p.m. in Perry County, Arkansas, about 30 miles northwest of Little Rock. A hunter spotted the single-engine, four-seat Piper PA-28 Cherokee as it went down and called 911. It's not known yet what caused the plane to crash. The plane involved in Thursday's deadly Oklahoma State...