From the River Valley Leader, details on police response to shots fired Saturday in the parking lot of a Walmart in Russellville:
he officers discovered that while the child was attempting to enter the vehicle, the child accidentally grabbed a hold of a loaded shotgun that had not been secured to help pull himself into the vehicle (truck).
THV reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has entered the investigation of what police say was a road rage incident in which a handgun and an unspecified number of automatic rifles were later found in the suspect's truck following his arrest..
The Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies is meeting this morning to hear appeals from Clarksville, Lake Hamilton and other school districts that they continue to be allowed to have employees licensed as security guards for the purpose of having a gun on campus.
A legislative committee today will discuss the law on guns in school, an outgrowth of the determination that the law doesn't currently allow school districts to license their own employees as security guards for the purpose of carrying weapons.
Stephens Media reports on a planned legislative committee meeting to air Clarksville School Superintendent David Hopkins' unhappiness that an attorney general's opinion and resulting private security board vote has stymied his plan to put two dozen staff members, including a kindergarten teacher, carrying concealed weapons in schools this year.
The upcoming special session of the Arkansas General Assembly, the latest on the bid to overturn the state's voter ID law, a split emerging among Arkansas Supreme Court justices and the politics surrounding a proposal to build a Mapco on 3rd and Broadway in downtown Little Rock — all covered on this week's edition.
Gov. Mike Beebe today appointed a former aide and current lobbyist for the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to a seat on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He continues a historic pattern of white male appointments to the commission, which oversees fishing and hunting in the state.
The tween-pop Elvis is coming to Verizon for what is guaranteed to be the most frenzied concert Little Rock sees all year. Now, the Biebs has gotten more than his fair share of criticism since his astronomical ascent from YouTube scrubbery to international megafame, but we're not interested in calling out the omnipresent young pup for his fortunes, deserved or otherwise.
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."
Pam Hobbs, mother of Steve Branch, one of three eight-year-olds killed in the 1993 West Memphis slayings that became the West Memphis 3 case, says new information unearthed in a new documentary, "West of Memphis," has persuaded her to call for the state of Arkansas to reopen the case.