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An open line, including terror in the U.S. and crime from LR to Fort Smith

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A MOTHER'S MESSAGE: For son killed defending Muslim women.
  • A MOTHER'S MESSAGE: For son killed defending Muslim women.

Here's the steamy Saturday open line, with terrible news from Portland and elsewhere:

* U.S. TERRORISM: A terrorist fatally stabbed two people and wounded a third, all defending women on a commuter train in Portland, Ore. They were defending two young women, one wearing a hijab, from abuse including insults about religion. The attacker is a well-known white supremacist, allegedly dedicated to eradicating Muslims and Jews. Home-grown. Immigration ban wouldn't have helped.

* THREE DEAD IN FORT SMITH: KNWA reports three deaths in an apparent double-homicide-suicide in Fort Smith.

* LITTLE ROCK HOMICIDE 26 OF 2017: Police said this afternoon that the body of Tanisha Roby, 21, was found at the rear of a mobile home park at 8510 Scott Hamilton Drive about 9:40 a.m. today. Injuries were said to be "consistent" with homicide. Roby had been reported missing when she did not return hom from work Friday night. She was last seen leaving work about 9:30 p.m. She walked home every night from a grocery on Geyer Springs Road to an apartment on Auxor Road, her sister told police. The police have no suspects.

* LITTLE ROCK HOMICIDE 27 of 2017: Kendrick Scales, 19, was found critically wounded along Asher Avenue about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a person who helped take him to Baptist Medical Center for treatment, but he died of the wounds.  No suspects as yet.

* IN SEARCH OF ISIS: Also from Northwest Arkansas, KFMS reports an arrest in Huntsville of a man claiming to be a federal agent searching for ISIS camps in Madison County. He's apparently a felon from New York, now in residence in Arkansas, in possession of a cache of guns felons are not allowed to possess. He also appeared to be attempting to obtain items to identify himself as a Homeland Security officer. His gear included flashing lights, a siren and decals on his SUV.

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