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Little Rock police have made an arrest in connection to the shooting death of a Perry County native. Twenty-three-year-old Wesley Woosley of North Little Rock was arrested Tuesday for capital murder for the shooting death of 52-year-old Terry Lipsmeyer. Lipsmeyer was the son of Jerome and Carolyn Lipsmeyer of Bigelow and the brother of Morrilton attorney Dale Lipsmeyer and Dr. Keith Lipsmeyer. Police say Terry Lipsmeyer was killed when two men entered the back door of his home on Rice Street in Little Rock early Saturday morning and shot him...

A Pope County woman has been sentenced to ten years in prison for fatally shooting her boyfriend at a home they shared with his ex-wife. Thirty-seven-year-old April Derrick pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter. She was originally charged with first-degree murder in the March shooting death of 40-year-old Josh Garner at their Dover home. Authorities say Derrick and her children lived at the home with Garner, his ex-wife and her children. They say the children weren't home at the time of the shooting. Derrick says she tried to kick Garner out of the home and shot him after he threatened to kill her...

The Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual awards to be presented during the 2014 banquet on Monday, November 3rd, at Sacred Heart Catholic School. The Citizen of the Year is Bruce Hawkins. Bruce has been a tremendous asset to the community for over 35 years. Whether helping individuals or companies with employment or working for children within the school district, Bruce has gone above and beyond in his commitment as a citizen of Conway County. The Youth Citizen of the Year is Ciera Newsome. Ciera is a senior at Morrilton High School where she is currently on the honor roll and has been a “straight-A” student since kindergarten. She is involved in numerous clubs and organizations at MHS and in the community and loves to volunteer whenever she’s needed. Ciera is the daughter of Jeff and Mary Newsome. The Educator of the Year is Kori Kimes from Nemo Vista School. Mister Kimes teaches high school Agricultural classes and is the sponsor of the Future Farmers of America. He goes above and beyond to make sure the students have everything they need and to make sure they have the best opportunity to learn valuable real-life skills. The Educational Project of the Year is a co-winner which includes the “Puppies to Dogs” and “Leader in Me” projects. Both of these programs are encompassed by the South Conway County School District. The Community Project of the Year is The Harvest of Hope Food Drive in part with the Conway County Care Center. The food drive is a collaborative effort of over 300 entities working to serve over 2,000 households to ensure that no one in Conway County goes hungry. The Business Site of the Year is Action Shredding and Recycling workshop, which provides adults with disabilities an opportunity to be a part of the local workforce while providing a beneficial service to the community. Membership and Events Diretor Cody Hill says the banquet should be an exciting event and he invites all Chamber members to attend.  Individual tickets are $30 and various sponsorship levels are also available. For more information about the awards ceremony or if you would like to purchase tickets, call the Chamber office at 354-2393...

Arkansas election officials say more than 24,000 residents cast a ballot on the first day of early voting, surpassing the number who voted early on the first day for the last mid-term election. Secretary of State Mark Martin's office said 24,508 people voted Monday, the beginning of the two-week early voting period for the November 4th election. That surpasses the 21,575 voters who cast a ballot on the first day of early voting for the 2010 election. It's short of the 35,403 who cast a ballot on the first day of early voting for the 2012 general election. In Conway County, 151 voters went to the polls on the first day of early voting and more than that voted on Tuesday, bringing the total number in the county to well over 300 the first two days. In Perry County, there were 129 ballots cast on the first day of voting. Martin's office has predicted 51 percent of the state's 1.7 million registered voters will cast a ballot in this year's election.  Hours for early voting are weekdays from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3rd. In Conway County, early voting is being held in the fourth floor courtroom at the courthouse in Morrilton. In Perry County, early voting is at the Diane Wilson Senior Adult Center in Perryville...

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has announced the launch of a new school safety training initiative for school districts and law enforcement agencies to help teachers and emergency responders better prepare for active threats on campuses. Agents with the Attorney General's Special Investigations Division will offer specialized training courses - all at no cost to school employees and law enforcement officials. McDaniel announced the plan Tuesday. School employees are taught how to react in active-shooter situations and law enforcement officers are trained how to deal with active shooters and teaching first responders how to treat victims in the critical time before additional medical help arrives...




































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There's a shakeup in the Associated Press Class 5A High School football rankings this week after No. 1 Wynne's loss to Batesville Friday night. Pulaski Academy is the new No. 1 team followed by Batesville at No. 2 and Sylvan Hills at No. 3. Wynne dropped to No. 4 and Morrilton's next opponent, Maumelle, is ranked fifth. The Hornets are 6-0-1 this season, 4-0 in the 5A West. The top five in the Hootens.com rankings are Pulaski Academy, Batesville, Wynne, Sylvan Hills and Maumelle. The Devil Dogs are ranked No. 16 in the Hootens poll. Kickoff between the Devil Dogs and Maumelle is set for 7:00 p.m. Friday from Devil Dog Stadium. We'll have all the action for you live on 101.7 KVOM...

The Morrilton High School volleyball team battled conference frontrunner Harrison point-for-point Tuesday night on Senior Night at MHS, but the Lady Devil Dogs came up short, losing by a score of 24-26, 25-23, 22-25, 25-27. Jordin Stinnett and Raemia Clemons led in kills with 14 each. Shamia Wright added 13 kills and led in blocking. Shelbi Collins led in assists and had 100 percent serving. Also having perfect serving for the night were Wright and Aleah Polk. Morgan Mullins and Mashela Flakes led in passing and serve reception. The Lady Devil Dogs will travel to Greenbrier on Thursday for their last conference match of the season. A win on Thursday will place Morrilton in the third position in the 5A West Conference and advance the team to the Class 5A State Tournament next week in Valley View...

Senior Hunter Andrews scored 13 points and senior Joe Beck had 12 as Sacred Heart's senior boys' basketball team opened the season with a 58-24 victory over Mulberry Tuesday night. In senior girls' action, junior Chloe Andrews had nine points and junior Taylor Usery had eight, but the Lady Rebels lost, 45-34. Sacred Heart won the junior girls' game, 28-19, behind 12 points from Madeline Bottoms. Sacred Heart plays seventh grade and junior high games against Scranton on Thursday...

Senior John Beck scored 26 points to lead Wonderview's senior boys to a 63-52 season-opening victory over County Line Tuesday night. Senior Brady Paladino added 18 and junior M.J. Griffin had 14 for the Dare Devils. Senior Bailey Zimmerman scored 25 points to lead the Lady Dare Devils to a 58-21 victory. Junior Raegen Jones added ten. Wonderview won the junior girls' game, 47-9, with Shelby Reynolds putting in 15 points, Brooke Zimmerman 14 and Bailey Wright 11. County Line won the junior boys' game, 50-30. Zane Haney led Wonderview with 16 points. Hunter Brown added 12. Wonderview will play junior boys' and senior high games at Shirley on Friday...

Nemo Vista's senior high teams both won their first game in the Bad Boy Mowers Classic at Izard County Tuesday night. The Lady Red Hawks beat the host school, ICC, 39-25, behind 14 points from sophomore Maggie Mahan. Junior Jacie Andrews added nine and sophomore Adrianna Munoz put in eight for the Lady Red Hawks. The boys beat Viola, 46-30, with senior Ty Virden leading the way with 16 points. Senior John Baugh and junior Ethan Roberts each added nine for the Red Hawks. The girls and boys will both face Tuckerman Thursday night at Izard County...














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