100 a long time in the past
Sept. 14, 1921
PARAGOULD — Sheriff Steppend and his deputies have been hectic during the previous few days wanting for wildcat stills and operators. Saturday afternoon Deputies R. W. Wilson and W. M. Newberry captured a nonetheless a number of miles north of Bertig, on the St. Francis river, destroying all the outfit besides the worm they introduced to this town. Invoice Goodman, Floyd Dickson, and Gus Beaver were arrested, billed with functioning the plant. Ot Perronne was also arrested, but escaped. A second raid was built late Sunday afternoon in the community of Hopkins Bridge, seven miles east of this metropolis, when a modernly equipped continue to of 50 gallons ability was wrecked.
50 decades ago
Sept. 14, 1971
• Four individuals had been shot early Sunday at the Wagon Wheel Club in Tie Plant, North Minimal Rock, by a gentleman who strolled by means of the tavern, Police Chief Reo Bowman stated Monday. A person was very seriously wounded. Moments after the taking pictures, Patrolmen Thomas Farley and Lynn Yielding, the nephew of Lynnville Yielding, a member of the Civil Assistance Commission, were being investigating the capturing when pictures apparently ended up fired at them by the passenger in a vehicle that was leaving the scene. Neither a person was hit. No arrests had been manufactured by Monday night time.
25 decades back
Sept. 14, 1996
• Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. need to fork out $329,000 to 5 previous West Memphis profits agents who explained they had been forced out after reporting incidents of fraud and sexual harassment, according to a courtroom purchase entered this week. The get, entered Wednesday, adopted a five-day jury demo prior to U.S. District Judge Henry Woods. The bulk of the award went to Constance A. Pritchett, who was awarded $50,000 in compensatory damages and $225,000 in punitive damages. Her 4 counterparts — Tomi Foust, Cheryl V. Miller, Becky C. Smith and Deborah D. Williams — have been awarded sums from $3,500 to $30,000. The 5 sued Achieved Lifestyle in 1994, proclaiming they were being improperly compelled from the organization. At the West Memphis workplace, which shut in 1994, the 5 stated they were instructed to forge customers’ signatures on coverage applications, according to courtroom paperwork.
10 yrs back
Sept. 14, 2011
VAN BUREN — A person armed with an assault rifle who needed to communicate to a Crawford County Circuit Court docket judge sprayed the courthouse with gunfire Tuesday afternoon and shot the judge’s secretary just before staying fatally wounded in a shootout with police outside, authorities mentioned. Vickie Jones, the secretary for Circuit Choose Gary Cottrell, was shot in the leg about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, but her damage was not life threatening, Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown claimed. The gunman, who was not identified Tuesday evening, died at St. Edward Mercy Healthcare Middle in Fort Smith about 6 p.m., Brown said. The gunman initially went into Cottrell’s office on the next flooring of the courthouse and claimed he wished to discuss to the choose, Brown claimed. The receptionist instructed the male the decide was not in, and he pulled out an assault rifle and began capturing.