DNA Match Heats Up an Arkansas Cold Case

2005 Sees a Major Breakthrough in the Kristin Laurite Murder And a Narrowing of the Funding Gap at the Arkansas State Crime Lab By Letha Mills Photos Courtesy of Kristin Laurite’s Family   Last July, five years after the murder of 25-year-old Kristin Laurite, a suspect was finally identified through a national DNA database. Laurite…

Excursion: Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Make your vote the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Top Photo: Homemade apple pies were served to celebrate announcement of the Arkansas Hall of Fame in the Governor Mansion’ kitchen. (left to right) Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson, Stacy Hurst, Executive Director of the Arkansas Department of Heritage; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Montine McNulty,…

Excursion: Arkansas Goodies

You may be surprised to learn that many food products you enjoy for breakfast, snacking and at gatherings are made in Arkansas. Research by Grace Heflin :: Illustrations by Chad Maupin   Take a look through this sampling of some of the state’s delicious goods. Take a drive to shop in person or go online…

Murder Mystery: Gunfight at Alma

In 1933, the notorious Barrow Gang terrorized northwest Arkansas and shot down a town marshal. Photography courtesy of Dallas Municipal Archive, City of Dallas. Originally appeared in AY‘s March 2013 issue.   On May 1, 1933, Henry D. Humphrey pinned on a shiny marshal’s badge and swore to protect and serve the more than 700…