- Hefei Risever Machinery, a heavy equipment parts manufacturer based in China, held a grand opening celebration for their new $20 million plant in Jonesboro.
- Steven Jones, the former deputy director of the State Department of Human Services and fresh out of prison for bribery charges has been picked as West Memphis’ new director of business and community relations; both of which seem to be what got him into trouble in the first place.
- Mark Zuckerberg appears in Congress, defending Facebook’s new cryptocurrency project against concerns that it may destabilize the global financial system.
- Roughly two dozen Republican members of Congress attempted to enter a secure-room impeachment inquiry with their cell phones, the prohibited devices creating security concerns that disrupted the House Intelligence Committee’s interview of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper for several hours.
Arts, Culture & Sports
- Tonight at 5:30, the Greater Little Rock Museums and Attractions Consortium presents the 24th annual Big Boo!Seum Bash, a free, family-friendly Halloween event held at 9 downtown museums and attractions. More information can be found here.
- Coming off their 51-10 loss to Auburn last Saturday, the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-5) look forward to losing again this weekend against the Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0).
Today in History
- October 24, 1901: 63-year old schoolteacher Annie Edison Taylor becomes the first person to survive falling down the Niagara Falls, doing so intentionally in a custom-made barrel.
- October 24, 1929: “Black Thursday,” a huge stock market crash marks the beginning of the Great Depression.
- October 24, 1973: The Yom Kippur War ends.