LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock police are searching for the gunman who shot a man outside a convenience store. The man later died at a hospital.
Lt. Terry Hastings says 23-year-old Jarrod Gatewood died of gunshot wounds to the upper body following the Wednesday morning shooting.
Hastings says Gatewood was shot following an argument with the unknown gunman — then drove about four blocks to his father’s house. Gatewood was then taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.
POUGHKEEPSIE — Christopher Wayne Boyd, 51, of Poughkeepsie died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
Born June 23, 1960, at Casa Grande, Ariz., he was the son of Wayne Guy Boyd and Florence Mae Goodson Boyd McCallister. He was a carpenter and enjoyed drawing, fishing and hunting. He was of the Baptist faith.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Betty L. Huddleston Wyant, 70, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Sparta, Tenn., died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, in Knoxville.
Born Feb. 4, 1941, in Zion, she was the daughter of Thad and Edith Duren Huddleston. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sparta.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Wyant; two sons, Greg Wyant and Mike Wyant; a daughter, Jennifer Wyant Johnson; eight grandchildren; a brother, Terry Huddleston; and three sisters, Toni Carver, Janice Huddleston and Thadise Hoffman.
NORFORK — If it wasn’t for a fatal accident in Mountain Home nine years ago involving a Norfork resident, Cave City resident Dale Schultz might not be alive today.
Eddie Baker, a soft-spoken single father raising two daughters, was on his way home from work at Baxter Healthcare on a cloudy day in May 2002.
Baker was driving south on state Highway 201 North when a car pulled into his path. The collision killed the other driver instantly. Baker’s head slammed into the roof of his vehicle while his knee broke when it smashed into the dashboard.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves football program plans to hold its fan appreciation day Saturday at ASU Stadium in Jonesboro, according to a report by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Refreshments will be served to the first 1,000 people attending the event starting at 10 a.m. Practice starts at 10:15 a.m. followed by a scrimmage at 10:40 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Friends and family members are remembering an Arkansas high school football player who collapsed and died after football practice.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that more than 1,500 people attended Wednesday’s funeral at a Gurdon High School auditorium for 15-year-old Montel Jaymel Williams.
According to an autopsy report, Williams died Aug. 9 of a pre-existing heart condition.
Members of the Gurdon High School football team attended the service in their jerseys, and football team members from nearby Prescott also attended.
Ten months after some big happenings in the Batesville High volleyball program, Coach Tanya Haigwood emphasized first steps when asked what the current Lady Pioneers must do to become the best they can be.
“I’m sure lots of other coaches are saying the same things, but, for us it’s about serving. We’ve got to serve it over, in and hard,” Haigwood said. “We need to do that, and we need to know where the weak players are in the serve receiving area.
“We’ve also got to get better at receiving serve,” the coach added. “If we progress in those two areas, we can do well.”
A body found this weekend has been positively identified as a man missing from Batesville since July 19, police say.
The remains of Barry Treadway, 27, were located after a weeks-long search in Van Buren County. Skeletal remains were found Saturday three miles from Highway 16 west and seven miles from where Treadway’s car was found July 25 with a flat tire on Highway 27 near Tilly, according to Van Buren County Sheriff Scott Bradley.
The body had been sent to the state crime lab to get a positive identification.
ASH FLAT — During a regular meeting last week, the Sharp County Quorum Court authorized County Judge Larry Brown to apply for a $4,000 Arkansas Department of Rural Services grant on behalf of the county fair association.
Fair board member James Mack Street said the grant, if obtained, will be used to build another pavilion at the fairgrounds south of Ash Flat.
Brown said the justices also approved a resolution setting out the process for the interim filling of a vacancy for county sheriff should that become necessary during times of emergency.
FORT SMITH (AP) — LeFlore County authorities are investigating the death of an Oklahoma jail inmate who was found in a holding cell.
A jailer discovered 41-year-old Duane Sweeten unresponsive Monday afternoon.
Sweeten was arrested earlier in the day on a complaint of suspicion of public intoxication. Officials say later in the morning, he went to lie down.
A jailer went to his cell about 4 p.m., and when Sweeten didn’t respond the jailer went inside to check on him.
FORT SMITH (AP) — Much of an old Fort Smith church that once served as a hospital for blacks during segregation will be demolished.
The city’s board of directors voted 6-1 Tuesday to begin the demolition process at the Mallalieu Church, which was built in 1921. The church’s facade will be preserved so that the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith can turn it into an academic excellence center.
Fort Smith Director of Development Services Wally Bailey says a broken ridge in the roof is causing the building’s center to cave in.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas secretary of state’s office has paid a Little Rock law firm $3,000 for advice on complying with the Freedom of Information Act and on a personnel issue.
The firm was hired in April after an employee resigned and said she was told to delete an email to avoid releasing it to the media. A spokesman for Secretary of State Mark Martin denied the allegation.