If you’ve been following the local news about this situation, here’s an update from Andrew DeMillo with the Associated Press, who reports that Chicot County Judge Sam Pope “has dismissed former lawmaker and Harlem Globetrotter Fred Smith’s felony theft conviction while state Democrats are suing to keep the ex-legislator off the May primary ballot for his old House seat.” Click here to read more.
“Although the National Guard says an Arkansas serviceman died ‘in the line of duty,’ his widow and four children have been denied death benefits on a technicality,” reports the Arkansas News Bureau.
“‘This is a classic example of being pencil whipped by the government,’ Pryor said today on the Senate floor.” Read the rest of the story here.
“Family, friends, teammates and coaches gathered outside Christ the King Catholic Church on Monday, released red and white helium-filled balloons, raised their hands and Called the Hogs,” reports Robbie Neiswanger with the Arkansas News Bureau. “It was a fitting tribute to Arkansas tight end Garrett Uekman, who was remembered during a funeral service in West Little Rock.” Click here to read the rest of the story.
Our prayers continue to go out to Uekman’s family, friends, and teammates during this difficult time.