Favorite

Good week for a big screen 

It was a good week for...

A BIG SCREEN. The Razorback football team is getting a $4.6 million new video screen (and related sign upgrades) for Razorback stadium, described as "one of the biggest in college football." It's 38 feet by 167 feet. One of? One of? Why not THE biggest?

A SMEAR CAMPAIGN. A flyer created surreptitiously has begun circulating in the Arkansas business community to encourage people not to sign petitions to improve Arkansas ethics law. The flyer falsely claims that the Campaign Finance and Lobbying Reform Act is aimed at limiting the influence of small business on Arkansas politics. See more in The Insider (page 10).

It was a bad week for...

JERMAIN TAYLOR. The boxer was named in a sexual assault claim. According to Maumelle police, officers responded to a reported disturbance at a Maumelle hotel on Friday, where they made contact with a 27-year-old woman who said she and Taylor fought after she arrived at the hotel to have sex with him for money. After she was taken to a hospital to treat an ankle injury she said she sustained in the altercation, she claimed she was raped by Taylor. The investigation was ongoing at press time and no charges had been filed against Taylor.

CIRCUIT JUDGE SAM POPE. The Hamburg judge faces review by the state Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission for a physical altercation with his ex-wife and a male friend April 5 in the Crossett Walmart. A Crossett police report indicated that Pope, 58, greeted Bill Murray, 57, of Crossett, with the words "Hello, ass" when he saw him with Pope's ex-wife Gale Zimmerman at Walmart. Murray replied "Hello, ass" and the two began fighting. Pope complained that his ex-wife had struck him three times and he wanted to press charges. Walmart security separated Pope and Murray, the police report said, and when police arrived, Pope reportedly "kept trying to get to Bill Murray," who "had blood on both sides of his face." Police arrested both men at the store, but released them shortly after when both agreed to not press charges. No citations were issued.

THE ARKANSAS TIMES. Our weekly edition went to press on Tuesday afternoon, hours before primary and judicial elections polls closed. As usual, our daily news operation, arktimes.com, will have complete post-election coverage.

Favorite

From the ArkTimes store

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Eligible voters removed from rolls

    Arkansas Times reporters contacted election officials around the state to see how they had handled flawed felon data from the secretary of state. Responses varied dramatically.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Real Republicans don't do pre-K

    Also, drifting away from trump, Hudson's downfall at ASU and more.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Asa on pre-K

    • Aug 17, 2016

Most Shared

  • Judge Griffen writes about morality, Christian values and executions

    Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, who blogs at Justice is a verb!, sends along a new post this morning.
  • The Ledell Lee execution thread

    Arkansas Times contributor Jacob Rosenberg is at the Cummins Unit in Grady filing dispatches tonight in advance of the expected execution of Ledell Lee, who was sentenced to death for the Feb. 9, 1993, murder of Debra Reese, 26, who was beaten to death in the bedroom of her home in Jacksonville.
  • Former state board of education chair Sam Ledbetter weighs in on Little Rock millage vote

    Ledbetter, the former state Board of Education chair who cast the decisive vote in 2015 to take over the LRSD, writes that Education Commissioner Johnny Key "has shown time and again that he is out of touch with our community and the needs of the district." However, Ledbetter supports the May 9 vote as a positive for the district's students and staff.

Latest in The Week That Was

Visit Arkansas

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Event Calendar

« »

April

S M T W T F S
  1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30  

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation