A threat to kill police officer leads to felony charges against a Mountain View man

A threat to kill led to felony charges against a Stone County man. The subject, identified in court information as Larry Dean Gaffney 2nd (pictured), 46, was at a residence in the 400 block of Persimmon Lane in Mountain View on Saturday, Nov. 2, without invitation or permission to be there, according to authorities. Sgt. […]

U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes Bill To Make Animal Cruelty A Felony

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony. The Senate unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, which criminalizes certain acts of animal cruelty.

The bipartisan bill will now be sent to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. If the president signs it, it will become a federal law. The bill is an expansion on the 2010 Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act, which made the creation and distribution of “animal crushing” videos illegal. The underlying acts, which were not included in the 2010 bill, are part of the PACT Act.

It would make it a federal crime for “any person to intentionally engage in animal crushing if the animals or animal crushing is in, substantially affects, or uses a means or facility of, interstate or foreign commerce,” according to a fact sheet of the bill.

Bill Making Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime Headed to President Trump’s Desk

Via www.nytimes.com
 

Kentucky Republican Matt Bevin’s Asks For A Recanvass In Close Gubernatorial Race

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, the Republican incumbent, requested the secretary of state’s office to recanvass the vote totals after Tuesday’s night election ended with Democratic rival Andy Beshear being announced as the winner.

Bevin’s campaign manager Davis Paine continued to push Bevin’s claim that there were “irregularities” in the gubernatorial election, saying “The people of Kentucky deserve a fair and honest election. With reports of irregularities, we are exercising the right to ensure that every lawful vote was counted.” He accompanied the statement with a letter requesting the recanvass. Secretary of State Alison Grimes responded to the request on Twitter, announcing a recanvass would be conducted Nov. 14 at 9 a.m.

Beshear’s campaign manager Eric Hyers responded to Bevin’s request for a recanvass Wednesday, saying, “Last night, the people of Kentucky elected Andy Beshear as their next governor. Today, Governor-Elect Beshear is already working on his transition so that he can best serve the people of Kentucky on day one. We hope that Matt Bevin honors the results of the recanvass, which will show he received fewer votes than Andy Beshear. As has been reported, a ‘recanvassing has never changed the result of a Kentucky election.'”

Kentucky Republican Asks for Vote Recanvass As Democrats Claim Mandate

Via www.nytimes.com
 

Editorial credit: The Old Major / Shutterstock.com

Warriors’ D’Angelo Russell Sits Out Against Rockets; Draymond Green To Miss Next 3 Games

The Golden State Warriors sat D’Angelo Russell out for Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets, while Draymond Green has been ruled out for the entire three-game road trip. 

Coach Steve Kerr told reporters Russell will miss his third straight game since suffering a sprained right ankle Friday against the San Antonio Spurs. Kerr said Russell could return for Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kerr said that Green, who suffered a torn ligament in his left index finger Friday, is not traveling with the team and was ruled out for the next three games.

Draymond Green to miss Warriors road trip; D’Angelo Russell out vs. Rockets

Via www.nbcsports.com
 

Editorial credit: Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com

LA Chargers Owner Denies Rumors Of Team Relocating To London

The L.A. Chargers moved to Los Angeles from San Diego before the 2017 NFL season, but the owner reportedly is dismissing a story that they might be on the move again — to London.

Team owner Dean Spanos told a Los Angeles Times reporter the report is “a lot of crap,” adding, “we’re playing in LA. This is our home, and this where we’re planning to be for a long (expletive) time. Period. OK? If you want me to say it again, I’ll say it again. (expletive) (expletive) that story. OK? Thank you.”

It had been reported “through NFL sources that the possibility of the Chargers moving to London has been broached among league personnel.” The story says NFL owners would support a move to London if the Chargers, the less popular of the two NFL teams in the city, want to relocate.

Chargers owner vehemently denies reported possibility of team moving to London

Via www.washingtonpost.com
 

Editorial credit: LunaseeStudios / Shutterstock.com

Independence County Law Enforcement Committee discusses 2020 budgets Tuesday night

Article by Teisha Bagwell, White River Now Tuesday night, the Independence County Law Enforcement Committee met at the county courthouse to discuss projected budgets for 2020. The committee irons out details and assists in preparing the budgets for the sheriff’s department, the jail, juvenile detention, Office of Emergency Management, emergency dispatch, and much more. Most […]

Wyatt receives Distinguished Alumni Recognition

Featured image: Christie Wyatt (left), director of laboratory services at White River Medical Center, was recently recognized as the 2019 Distinguished Alumni from the Arkansas State University’s (ASU) College of Nursing and Health Professions.  Stacy Walz (right), CLS program director at ASU, presented Christie with the award during the ceremony. Gary Paxson, president & CEO […]

WATCH: Micah Beard and Gary B talk about #GivingTuesday

The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch is partnering with Citizens Bank and the White River Now media family this #GivingTuesday to raise funds for the day-to-day operating costs of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch in Bethesda. Citizens Bank Market President Micah Beard recently sat down with Gary B. to chat about the upcoming event. Join us at The […]

The Alpha Center’s ‘Cherish Life Gala’ coming Thursday, Nov. 14

Danielle Adams (pictured), executive director of the Alpha Center, stopped by the White River Now family of radio stations to talk about the Cherish Life Gala, coming to The Compass Church, 4440 Harrison St., in Batesville, on Thursday, Nov. 14. (Click here for more information on the gala.) Listen below to her conversation with White […]