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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
The Pope County Sheriff’s Department has requested the Arkansas State Police to investigate a shooting incident involving deputies and a local resident. At approximately 3:10 p.m. Thursday, sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an armed disturbance in the Dover community located at 2213 Morgan Road. On their arrival, the deputies were confronted by an armed man. The deputies say they made verbal commands for the individual to drop the gun, but he moved to cover and opened fire directed toward the deputies. At least one deputy returned fire and struck the man who was then transported to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville where he later died. No sheriff’s deputies were injured. Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are leading the investigation at the request of the sheriff’s department...

More than three dozen groups, businesses, churches and organizations and many more individuals in cars or on horses filled the streets of downtown Morrilton with Christmas cheer Thursday night in the city's annual Christmas parade.  Participating groups decorated their floats to the theme, "Peace on Earth," and the Petit Jean State Bank float won first place in the commercial division with CHI St. Vincent Morrilton in second. The Conway County Center for Exceptional Children took top honors in the school division followed by the Morrilton Intermediate School Beta Club. First place in the church, civic and individual category went to The City of Morrilton with Conway County Elected Officials coming in second. Bringing up the rear of the parade again this year was Santa Claus himself, who even took time after the parade to visit with children at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton's Night of Luminaries event...

Labels for medical marijuana products sold in Arkansas would have to include details on their laboratory analysis, dosage and warnings under a draft of rules being prepared for the launch of the first medical pot program in the Bible Belt. A draft of the rules by the state Department of Health released to The Associated Press on Wednesday details the process for patients to obtain registry cards for buying medical marijuana, the lab testing requirements for the drug and the process for adding new qualifying conditions. Arkansas voters on November 8th approved a constitutional amendment legalizing pot for patients with certain medical conditions. The department said it hoped to present the rules to the state Board of Health in January before it begins gathering public comment...

Arkansas' highest court on Thursday upheld a $122.5 million civil judgment against a former Pope County doctor who was convicted in a 2009 bombing that severely injured the state medical board's chairman, rejecting his argument that a judge should have allowed him to prove he wasn't responsible for the explosion. Justices upheld a lower court's 2013 summary judgment that Dr. Trent Pierce was entitled to damages from Randeep Mann in the bombing. Pierce was severely injured by a grenade that was hidden in a spare tire outside his West Memphis home. Mann is serving a life sentence for conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges in that attack. A jury awarded the compensatory and punitive damages last year. His attorney had argued that Mann should have been allowed to defend himself in the lawsuit, saying he would have had safeguards in civil court that weren't available to him in the criminal case...

The Rialto Theatre in downtown Morrilton on Saturday will host the first in a series of holiday movies it's showing free on the big screen in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Entertainment will start at 6:30 p.m. with the movie to begin at 7:00.  This week's featured film is Home Alone.  The other movies that will be shown at the Rialto are White Christmas on December 10th and The Polar Express on December 17th...










































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Morrilton's senior boys' basketball team went to Van Buren to take on Class 7A Fayetteville Thursday night in the Citizens Bank Classic and came up just short in a six-point loss to the Bulldogs. Morrilton’s senior girls and boys were scheduled to play at Russellville on Friday, though the Russellville boys aren't finished with their football season yet so only the girls will play a varsity game. The boys will play a junior varsity game. The action starts at 5:00...

Morrilton's junior high teams lost home games to Clarksville on Thursday. The ninth grade girls lost, 36-18. A'Myra Everett scored seven points for the Lady Devil Pups. In the boys' game, Joseph Pinion scored 17 points, but the Devil Pups lost, 38-31...

Sacred Heart’s teams return home for 1A 5-North conference games against Guy-Perkins Friday night.  The junior boys will play at 5:30 with the senior girls’ and boys' games to follow. We'll have the broadcast of the two senior high games live on 101.7 KVOM, starting around 6:30...

Also on Friday, Wonderview welcomes Bigelow for Homecoming games. The junior boys will play at 5:30, followed by the senior girls and senior boys; and Nemo Vista plays junior boys and senior high games at home against Mt. Vernon-Enola, also starting at 5:30...

The Arkansas men’s basketball team used a 78-62 victory over Stephen F. Austin Thursday evening in Bud Walton Arena to improve to 5-1 on the season. The Razorbacks were led by senior Dusty Hannahs who finished with 15 points. Senior Moses Kingsley added 12. The Hogs host Austin Peay on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Pregame coverage starts at 6:30 on 101.7 KVOM...

Morrilton's Andre Black scored two points for the Williams Baptist College men's team on Thursday, but the Eagles lost to Park University, 79-77...

The first of six state football champions will be crowned Friday night when North Little Rock battles Fayetteville at 7:00 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock for the Class 7A title. Two championship games will be played on Saturday. Wynne takes on Pulaski Academy at noon for the Class 5A title and Russellville plays Greenwood at 6:30 p.m. for the Class 6A crown. The other classifications play their semi-final games on Friday. In Class 4A, it’s Shiloh Christian at Pea Ridge and Warren at Prairie Grove. The Class 3A matchups are Glen Rose at Charleston and Newport at Prescott. In Class 2A, Camden Harmony Grove plays at Mount Ida and England plays at Hampton...

The Arkansas State football team wraps up its regular season and plays for a share of the Sun Belt Conference championship in a game at Texas State on Saturday...
Also on Saturday, UCA travels to Washington for a second round FCS Playoff game against Eastern Washington, and Harding goes on the road to take on Northwest Missouri in the third round of the Division II playoffs...