Wise Pocket Products

Morning Mix: November 4, 2019

Jed Duggar, a member of the Duggar clan from 19 Kids and Counting, files his paperwork today to run for the Arkansas State Legislature, intending to represent District 89. He will face Megan Godfrey, the incumbent Democrat in 2020. The March of Dimes released a report this morning giving Arkansas an F-grade for having poor…

Wise Pocket Products

Morning Mix: November 1, 2019

The Yellville deer hunter who was apparently killed by one of his quarry was found to have suffered from other medical conditions that precipitated his death, officials says.  Arkansas Health Department announces first death of the 2019-2020 flu season Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott announces that the Little Rock School District will return to local…

Wise Pocket Products

Morning Mix: October 31, 2019

Around Arkansas Several raccoons have been spotted wandering around Arkansas State University’s campus library, mostly in the third floor reference section. 3,414 Little Rock School District students were absent Wednesday, many participating in a sick-out and demonstrating outside the Capitol in support of their teachers’ ability to unionize.   National News The US House of…

Wise Pocket Products

Morning Mix: October 30, 2019

Around Arkansas Little Rock civil rights attorney and lawmaker John Walker died earlier this week; his body will lie in state in the Arkansas Capitol tomorrow from 11 am to 2 pm. The city of Fayetteville announces plans to acquire easements and rights of way from property owners, the first step in building their planned…

Wise Pocket Products

Morning Mix: October 29, 2019

Around Arkansas Henderson State University’s board of trustees voted unanimously to merge with the Arkansas State University system. Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has purchased in-vehicle and body cameras for all deputies, the Dept. plans to install their new equipment this November. National News Murray Energy, the largest privately-held coal mining operation in the United States,…

Wise Pocket Products

Morning Mix: October 28, 2019

Around Arkansas A crypt has been discovered in a shallow grave beneath the Arkansas’ School for the Deaf campus. “It’s unclear how many students and teachers might be buried on campus,” signed J.R. Courtright, the school’s director, “But it’s a bigger number than we expected.”   National News In a nighttime raid, US forces in…

Wise Pocket Products

Morning Mix: October 25, 2019

Around Arkansas Federal task force shuts down three fentanyl trafficking rings, resulting in 50 arrests. A Yellville deer hunter was killed, apparently stabbed by a wounded deer.   National News Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in civil contempt by a federal judge after ignoring orders to stop collecting loans for a now-defunct for-profit college. FEMA…