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Two additional suspects have been arrested in connection to the weekend shooting death of Terry Lipsmeyer. Little Rock Police say 26-year-old Timothy Pemberton and 26-year-old Matthew York, both from North Little Rock, face capital murder charges for the death of the 52-year-old Lipsmeyer, who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. Twenty-three-year-old Wesley Wooley was arrested Tuesday and is also charged with capital murder. Police said the shooting happened at a home on Rice Street in Little Rock early Saturday morning when two white men dressed in black entered the home through a back door, robbed Lipsmeyer and other occupants of the home before firing a shot at him as they left. All three suspects are being held without bond at the Pulaski County Detention Center...

A week after a hospital in Clinton went on lockdown amid concerns over a patient who appeared to be showing signs of Ebola, the Arkansas Department of Health is taking extra steps to make sure health care workers know about the deadly virus. Dr. Gary Wheeler says more than 1,000 workers in the state participated in Ebola webinars this week to learn how to detect and treat Ebola, and they remain on high alert for the disease...

More than 200 guests attended the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation’s 12th annual Just Desserts fundraiser last Friday, and supporters helped raise more than $8,000, which directly benefit projects at the college.  The lavish “Let Them Eat Cake” themed event featured a dessert buffet, raffle, super raffle, and dessert auction. Along with the array of sweets and prizes were savory snacks courtesy of Petit Jean Meats; a wine bar sponsored by Allen and Phyllis Gordon, Arka Valley Liquor, and Petit Jean Liquor; and a gourmet coffee bar provided by Starbucks on Oak Street in Conway. The John Cotton Quartet set the mood for the event with smooth jazz throughout the evening. Just Desserts is made possible each year thanks to sponsors and donors in all of UACCM’s six-county service area. Organizers want to thank all the business and private sponsors and attendees who helped make the event a success...

Morrilton Elementary School students recently participated in auditions for the Mighty Pup Singers. In its tenth year, 147 of the 180 third graders and 148 of the 167 second graders waited for the results of the audition for the choir. Students must show musical aptitude in the areas of pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, intonation, and vocal quality. The auditions resulted in 21 third graders and 22 second graders becoming the 2014-2015 Morrilton Elementary School Mighty Pup Singers. This class is in addition to their regular music instruction and the students practice once a week during their recess time. The Mighty Pup Singers strive to promote music in the South Conway County School District, especially at Morrilton Elementary School, and throughout the community. The singers, under the direction of music teacher Vicky Ronk, will sing patriotic, seasonal, and holiday songs. The third graders recently visited and sang for the Morrilton Senior Adult Center and for the Federation of Women Clubs. The second graders will be performing at the Morrilton Senior Adult Center on Thursday, October 30th. The Mighty Pup Singers have also represented Morrilton Elementary and the South Conway County School District at the Christmas in the Capitol hosted by the Secretary of State and have performed the National Anthem for the Arkansas Travelers at Dickey-Stephens Park. If you are interested in having the Mighty Pup Singers perform for your daytime event or organization, contact Vicky Ronk at 354-9443...

Arkansas' highest court has agreed to move quickly on a case challenging the state's gay marriage ban. The state Supreme Court on Thursday granted a motion by a group of same-sex couples to expedite the appeal. The court has said it will hold oral arguments in the case, but has not scheduled a date. Lawyers for the state are appealing a Pulaski County judge's ruling in May that struck down a 2004 constitutional amendment and an earlier state law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's decision led to hundreds of gay couples being wed before the state Supreme Court suspended his ruling. The attorney general's office told the court it did not object to expediting the case...









































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The Morrilton High School volleyball team clinched third place in the 5A West with a five-game victory at Greenbrier Thursday night.  The Lady Devil Dogs came from behind to defeat the Lady Panthers by scores of 23-25, 25-12, 14-25, 25-18, 16-14. Senior Shamia Wright had a season-high 21 kills and ten blocks in the match. Senior Jordin Stinnett had her season high in kills with 16. Juniors Raemia Clemons and Lindsey Bird combined for 19 kills; Mashela Flakes added nine kills and senior setter Shelbi Collins had four kills in the match. Collins also led the team in assists and went 16-for-16 in serving. Senior libero Lyndsey Jones led the team in serving with 26-for-26 effort. Senior Morgan Mullins also had 100 percent serving. Flakes led the team on defense with Mullins, Jones, and Aleah Polk leading on serve reception. The Lady Devil Dogs will open play in the Class 5A State Tournament at Valley View at noon Tuesday against Magnolia... 

Tory Criswell threw a touchdown pass to Collin Gongre as time expired, giving Morrilton's ninth grade Devil Pup football team a thrilling 34-28 win over Beebe on the road Thursday night. Criswell also threw touchdown passes of 50 and 61 yards to Laken Dillard and ran for two scores in a back-and-forth game that saw Beebe tie the score on a touchdown with 40 seconds remaining, setting up the Pups' last-second heroics. Morrilton will play at Searcy next week...

Nemo Vista's senior girls’ basketball team picked up its second win in as many games, knocking off Tuckerman, 57-25, Thursday night in the Bad Boy Mowers Classic at Izard County. Sophomore Sade Harrison led the Lady Red Hawks with 18 points. Junior Jacie Andrews had 14 and sophomore Maggie Mahan added nine. Nemo Vista's boys lost their game to Tuckerman, 47-45, despite 19 points from Ty Virden and nine from Seth Long. Nemo Vista plays its home opener Tuesday night against West Side Greers Ferry...

The Morrilton High School football team has the chance to shake things up in the 5A West conference race when unbeaten Maumelle visits Devil Dog Stadium Friday night. The Hornets are 4-0 in league play and have all but wrapped up a playoff berth. After beating Farmington last week to improve to 2-2 in the conference, the Devil Dogs are very much alive for one of the three remaining spots and a win Friday night would certainly help their chances.  That 2-2 conference mark has the Devil Dogs currently in a four-way tie for third place in the 5A West with Greenbrier, Vilonia and next week's opponent, Little Rock Christian. Kickoff from Devil Dog Stadium is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and we'll have all the action for you live on 101.7 KVOM, beginning at 6:00 with the RARN Arkansas Gameday Show. The Devil Dog Coach's Show with Head Coach Cody McNabb will follow at 6:30 and we'll be live for the play-by-play around 6:45...

Elsewhere in the 5A West, Vilonia plays at Farmington, Little Rock Christian goes to Clarksville, and Greenbrier plays at Harrison...

Perryville goes for its second consecutive win when the Mustangs travel to Marianna. Bigelow hopes to bounce back from last week's loss to Poyen when the Panthers play at Magnet Cove...

In games inolving other area teams, Atkins plays at Mayflower, Hector plays host to Decatur, Pottsville is at home against Subiaco Academy, Russellville travels to Alma, Dover is at Ozark, Dardanelle goes to Pulaski Robinson, Danville is at Lamar, Two Rivers hosts Paris, Conway plays host to Little Rock Catholic, Conway Christian travels to Cutter Morning Star, and Clinton hosts Arkansas Baptist...

In area basketball action on Friday, Sacred Heart plays junior boys, senior girls and senior boys’ games at West Side Greers Ferry, starting at 5:30, and Wonderview plays junior boys and senior high games at Shirley, starting at 5:30...

The Arkansas Razorbacks actually get to play a home game in Fayetteville on Saturday instead of having to travel three hours from campus to do so like they did last weekend. The Razorbacks host Alabama-Birmingham for Homecoming on the Hill. It's an 11:00 a.m. kickoff and we'll have all the action for you live on 101.7 KVOM. Our pregame coverage will start at 9:00 in the morning...

Also on Saturday, UCA welcomes Northwestern State for Homecoming in Conway for a 6:00 p.m. game at Estes Stadium and Arkansas Tech plays at Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia. Arkansas State is off this weekend after playing last Tuesday...
















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