The pigskin open line
Arkansas Times

The pigskin open line

Max Brantley Jan 1, 2018 17:00 PM
NOT SO PEACHY: Auburn's Gus Malzahn, once sought as the next coach at Arkansas, was among the SEC's losers today — to Central Florida in the Peach Bow.
The open line includes an update on the early morning shooting on Dickson Street.

From 40/29:

Officers found Trenton Coney with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Police say detectives learned Christopher Rankin, 25, of Sherwood was walking a female to her vehicle, when Coney, who was a friend of the victim approached. They say "the victim (Coney) checked on her which reportedly upset Rankin."

That's when they say Rankin removed a handgun from his jacket pocket and pointed it at the victim. They say they exchanged words, Rankin put the gun back in his pocket, and the two began to fight. They say Coney fell to the ground, and Rankin stood over him, and fired one shot, striking Coney in the chest.

ALSO: KARK reports a double homicide is under investigation in White County. A man and a woman are dead. A man is a suspect. It happened near, yes, Romance.

UPDATE: Reports say the suspect was fatally shot when he came out with a gun when surrounded by deputies.

ALSO: If it makes you feel any better, the cold this morning WAS a record at the North Little Rock weather station. 9 squeaked under the 10 low in 1977. When the weather station was in Little Rock, it dipped to 5 on New Year's Day in 1928. The 24-degree high hear today was the second coldest high on record, against 18 in 1928.

Otherwise, nothing but football. SEC stands at 2-6 going into games featuring Georgia and Alabama.