Thursday, July 2, 2015

The holiday weekend open line. Also, the passing of Buddy Sutton; police chief catches thief; Hot Springs to buy Majestic Hotel site

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 2:13 PM

Here's your holiday weeekend open line, plus today's news roundup by video. (You'll want to watch to find out where to get a shirt like mine, if nothing else.)


click to enlarge WILLIAM H. "BUDDY" SUTTON
Talk Business notes the death of William H. "Buddy" Sutton, retired managing partner of the Friday Law Firm, whose lengthy resume included numerous professional and civic achievements.

* Gavin Lesnick of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner collared a suspected cell phone thief after a woman shouted about the theft while Buckner was sitting in a car downtown.

* KARK reports that Hot Springs is prepared to buy the Majestic Hotel property, now a pile of rubble following a huge fire. It would pay $680,000 and the owner would have to agree to enter a no-contest plea to code violations and pay resulting fines. The city would also be responsible for completing the cleanup of rubble from the 2014 fire.


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