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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
Pre-trial motion reviews were heard Monday in Pope County Circuit Court in the case of a Russellville man accused in the shooting death of two men at a salvage yard in September 2016. Tyler Barefield is facing first degree murder charges in the death of Aaron Brock and Beau Dewitt, both 22 at the time of their death. Barefield is accused of shooting the two at the U-Pull-It Salvage Yard in Russellville and attempting the crush their bodies in a vehicle. Barefield and his defense attorney, Patrick Benca, along with Fifth Judicial District Prosecutor David Gibbons, were present for the hearing, in which a defense motion to suppress evidence collected in the murder investigation was denied by the judge. Jury selection in the trial is scheduled to begin next Monday. The defendant is currently free on $850,000 bond...

Morrilton will soon have its first emergency medical flight company, according to Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer. The mayor says Air Evac is relocating from Vilonia and plans to build a helipad next to Med-Tech EMS...
Air Evac is one of a few new business developments coming to Morrilton. The mayor says Tractor Supply Company is bringing finals plans for its proposed site next to Magie Ford to the city's Planning and Zoning Commission this month. Pizza Pro is under new ownership and plans to relocate to a lot on Harding Street across from Morrilton High School. And the mayor says work has begun to renovate the old donut shop building downtown for retail and residential use...
Mayor Lipsmeyer stated he's happy with the growth taking place and he hopes the city can maintain a pace of at least three to four new businesses a year...

​Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has named Cory Cox of Perryville as Chief of Staff at the Attorney General’s office following the departure of Carl Vogelpohl, who has served in that role since the beginning of Rutledge’s term. Cox, who has been serving as Legislative Director at the Attorney General’s office since 2015, began his career as Assistant Legal Counsel to Governor Mike Huckabee before being promoted to Deputy Chief Counsel. He's also previously served as Director of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Arkansas Insurance Department, Chairman of the Education and Training Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Anti-Fraud Task Force and as Staff Attorney and Legislative Affairs Liaison for Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston. A graduate of Arkansas Tech University, Cox obtained his juris doctor from the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School Of Law. Cox is also a member of the Perryville School Board...

​Arkansas' governor says he'll "vigorously oppose" any highway funding ballot initiative that calls for tapping into general revenue for road needs. Governor Asa Hutchinson told reporters Tuesday he opposes any attempt to divert tax revenue from new and used car sales, auto parts or other car-related items to raise additional money for the state's highways. Hutchinson said diverting such money would create a hole in the state's budget that would take away from other needs such as education and public safety. The state Highway Commission in June voted to pursue putting a highway funding measure on next year's ballot, but has not voted on a specific plan yet. The panel planned to discuss the possible highway funding initiative on Wednesday...


















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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The Morrilton High School volleyball team ended its 2017 season with a loss to Alma in the first round of the 5A West Conference Tournament in Greenbrier on Tuesday. The teams qualifying for the state tournament from the 5A West are Alma, Vilonia, Greenbrier and Harrison...

The Wonderview senior girls' basketball team opened its season with a 70-34 victory on the road over County Line on Tuesday. Wonderview's boys lost their game to the Indians, 71-46. Wonderview's senior high teams are back in action Friday night when they take on Jasper at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville...

Nemo Vista's senior girls and boys both lost to Jasper in their season opener on Tuesday in games played at Norfork High School. The teams will play Norfork on Saturday in Norfork...

The Morrilton High School football team goes on the road for the final time this season on Friday when the Devil Dogs travel to Vilonia. The Devil Dogs are looking for their third consecutive win while the Eagles are searching for their first conference win of the season. The game kicks off at 7:00 p.m., and we'll have all the action for you live on 101.7 KVOM and online at www.kvom.com...





































































































































































































































































































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