Statewide Headlines for October 31, 2019

Statewide Headlines for October 31, 2019


Today” ((MALLORY)) GOOD AFTERNOON, I’M MALLORY BROOKS. THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR ARKANSAS TODAY. ((MALLORY)) IN WASHINGTON TODAY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTES ON THE NEXT PHASE OF THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. IT IS AN ESCALATION OF THE PROCESS á THE “FIRST FORMAL VOTE” IN THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE PRESIDENT’S DEALINGS WITH UKRAINE AND SETS THE STAGE FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS. NBC’S CRAIG BOSWELL IS LIVE ON CAPITOL HILL. ats Speaker Pelosi reads vote FOR ONLY THE FOURTH TIME IN HISTORY… CONGRESS IS MOVING FORWARD WITH A FORMAL IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION OF A PRESIDENT. Sot/ Rep. Nancy Pelosi/ (DáCA) House Speaker: 18á:23 “what is at stake in all of this is nothing less than our Democracy” á TODAY THE HOUSE VOTING TO TAKE THE INVESTIGATION INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP INTO A PUBLIC PHASE. Sot/ Rep. Kevin McCarthy/ (RáCA) House Minority Leader:29á:34 “Democrats are trying to impeach the President because theyrescared they caot defe him at the ballot box” Sot/ Rep. James Clyburn (D) South Carolina:35á:43 “we are here today because brave dedicated public servants and patriots are standing up for their county” Sot/ Jim Jordan (R) Ohio: 44á:48 “trying to put a ribbon on a sham process doesn’t make it any less of a sham” TODAY’S RESOLUTION… áá WOULD PERMIT PUBLIC HEARINGS áá ALLOW STAFF ATTORNEYS TO QUESTION WITNESSES áá and ENABLE THE PRESIDENT OR (HIS COUNSEL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEEDINGS. REPUBLICANS AND THE PRESIDENT HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT A PROCESS THAT HAS SO FAR PLAYED OUT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Sot/ Kellyanne Conway/ Counselor to the President 1:03á1:07 “there’s one single obsession on Capitol Hill and it’s getting rid of Donald Trump” THESE PROCEEDINGS FOCUSED ON THE CONTROVERSIAL CALL BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE á AND QUESTIONS OF WHETHER THERE WAS AN ABUSE OF POWER WHEN IN PRESSURING A FOREIGN COUNTRY TO DIG UP DIRT ON A POLITICAL RIVAL IN EXCHANGE FOR MILITARY AID. WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TIMOTHY MORRISON WAS ON THAT CALL….HE’S THE LATEST OF SEVERAL WITNESSES WHO HAVE TESTIFIED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. MORRISON A TOP ADVISOR ON RUSSIA AND EUROPE STEPPED DOWN FROM HIS WHITE HOUSE POST ON WEDNESDAY á AND IS TESTIFYING AGAINST THE WISHES OF THE WHITE HOUSE. (insert ends) (two second pause) Audio outcue: Craig Boswell, NBC News, Washington. ((MALLORY)) THANK YOU CRAIG áá AFTER THE HOUSE VOTED TO FORMALIZE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY PROCEDURES, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED: “THE GREATEST WITCH HUNT IN AMERICAN HISTORY!” ((MALLORY)) A DOUBLE HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY IN BENTON AFTER POLICE SAY A HUSBAND AND WIFE WERE FOUND SHOT DEAD OVERNIGHT. áá AND THE BROTHER OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS áá IS NOW FACING MURDER CHARGES. WE’RE TOLD 26áYEARá OLD MARK TALBERT AND HIS 29áYEARáOLD WIFE MEGAN WERE FOUND DEAD INSIDE A HOME ON FREEMAN STREET. 29áYEARáOLD LUCAS TALBERT WAS ON SCENE WHEN OFFICERS GOT THERE áá AND HE WAS ARRESTED FOR BOTH MURDERS. IT ALL UNFOLDED JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT. POLICE HAVE YET TO RELEASE ANY POSSIBLE MOTIVE. IT’S THE FIRST DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN THAT CITY SINCE 2005. ((MALLORY)) AN ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY CORNERBACK IS SET TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY AFTER BEING ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DOMESTIC BATTERY. ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE ARRESTED NATHAN PAGE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. PAGE FACES A FELONY CHARGE AND HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FROM THE FOOTBALL TEAM PENDING FURTHER INFORMATION. PAGE IS BEING HELD IN THE CRAIGHEAD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER. ((MALLORY)) HALLOWEEN IS TODAY! AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHILDREN ARE SAFE FROM SEX OFFENDERS WHILE TRICK OR TREATING. ACCORDING TO JENNIFER DEAN JORDAN áá WITH THE DIVISION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION áá THE FIRST RECOMMENDATION SHE WOULD GIVE TO PARENTS.. IS TO CHECK THE ARKANSAS CRIME INFORMATION CENTER’S WEBSITE FOR THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY. BY DOING THIS.. YOU CAN SEE IF SEX OFFENDERS LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE YOU PLAN TO TRICK OR TREAT. SHE SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND TO NEVER TAKE EYES OFF YOUR CHILDREN. Jennifer Dean Jordan “Knowledge is power and that equates to community safety when it comes to knowing where sex offenders are in your community, being able to recognize them, and leaning on your local law enforcement communities to keep you safe” ALSO, IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO GO TO A CHURCH EVENT…LIKE A TRUNK OR TREAT… DEAN JORDAN SAYS TO BE AWARE OF THE CHURCH’S SEX OFFENDER POLICIES. SHE SAID, IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE IS THERE WHO SHOULDN’T BE, YOU CAN REPORT IT TO POLICE. ((MALLORY)) IN SEVIER COUNTY, ARKANSAS á THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS THERE’S BEEN A TENáPERCENT INCREASE IN FLU REPORTS THE DEPARTMENT ADDS THERE’S BEEN ONE FLU RELATED DEATH IN THE STATE SO FAR THIS YEAR. SEVIER COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY’RE SEEING COMMON STRAINS OF THE FLU AT THIS POINT, AND THE STRAINS (ARE COVERED IN THIS YEAR’S VACCINE. (Sheree McKinnon/ Communicable Disease Nurse Specialist) We are seeing an uptick in people geing flu sho this year, and that’s great, and one of the things we’ve noticed is that people are.. understand that they’re also getting them to protect the people around them who maybe can’t get vaccinated.” FREE FLU SHOTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SEVIER COUNTY HEALTH UNIT á THEY’RE LOCATED ON NORTH 4’TH STREET IN DE QUEEN. IF YOU HAVE INSURANCE, YOU ARE ASKED TO BRING YOUR CARD WITH YOU. ((MALLORY)) TWO FAYETTEVILLE SCHOOLS WILL HAVE NEW MASCOTS. COMMITTEES FOR BOTH RAMAY AND WOODLAND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE NARROWED DOWN THEIR CHOICES TO FROM THREE TO TWO MASCOTS, ACCORDING TO PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER ALLEN WILBOURN. RAMAY WILL BE VOTING ON THE RED WOLVES, RAMS OR BISONS AND WOODLAND WILL EITHER BE THE COLTS OR WOLVERINES. Alan Wilbourn, Public Information Officer, Fayetteville Public Schools “Over thxt two weeks the will be a student and stafvote that each will log in and take the vote online and then on December 1st, we’ll announce what the new mascots will be for next year” THE FAYETTEVILLE SCHOOL BOARD VOTED LAST YEAR TO APPOINT A MASCOT TASK FORCE TO REVIEW CHANGING THE MASCOTS OF THE RAMAY INDIANS AND WOODLAND COWBOYS IN RESPONSE TO CONCERNS THAT THE MASCOTS DID NOT ALIGN WITH THE DISTRICT’S MISSION STATEMENT TO MAINTAIN AN INCLUSIVE AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT.

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