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Abandoned animals found in Mississippi County

Abandoned animals found in Mississippi County


GOSNELL — The Mississippi County Sheriff’s office has launched an investigation after three dead dogs were discovered dumped along highway 150 and North County Road 631 in the Gosnell and Yarbro areas. One puppy was found alive, sleeping with the deceased animals.

A driver passing by noticed the pup and went to pick up the dog. It was then that the driver noticed the three dead dogs in the grass.

“Injuries were noted in the throat, head area,” said Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook.

Cook said the sheriff’s office still hasn’t determined how the dogs died or who dumped them. In a news release, they asked the public for tips regarding the case as well as tips about possible dog fighting.

“We’re asking for any leads or anybody that knows anything or has heard anything or rumors or what have you to please give us a call so we can follow up on that,” Cook said. Anyone with any information on who these animals belonged to or what happened to them, please contact the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department at 870-658-2242 or Crimestoppers at 844910-STOP. You can remain anonymous.

Additionally, anyone with any information on possible dog fighting is encouraged to contact the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department.


LITTLE ROCK — United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is coming to Arkansas in September.

The Clinton School of Public Service and the Clinton Foundation are bringing her to town Sept. 3 as part of the Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture. In a program that starts at 6:30 p.m.

at the Jack Stephens Center, Justice Ginsburg will discuss her quarter century on the nation’s highest bench and historic legal career. This program is free, but reservations are required and seating is limited.

Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School.

During her distinguished career, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L.

Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law and Columbia Law School from, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California. She co-founded the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union.

She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980.

President Bill Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

After receiving unanimous confirmation from the United States Senate, she took her seat August 10, 1993.


Death of 13-month-old ‘suspicious’ say investigators

WIDENER — Investigators are looking for answers in the death of a St. Francis County child over the weekend.

Thirteen-month-old Delaney Rose Phillips was at the park with her family in Widener, a small community east of Forrest City, when she, according to reports, put something in her mouth.

Thought they could not say what was it was, her parents say the child picked up a small bag off the ground and ingested something from the bag.

“It’s very devastating. I’m going to do everything that I can to get this family some comprehensive support,” St.

Francis County Coroner Miles Kimble said.

Kimble says the Arkansas State Crime Lab handles children’s autopsies, “but toxicology will possibly be part of this case and it will take several weeks before we have a definitive cause of death.”

Deputies say they’re now waiting on those results to see what happens next. They also spent Monday looking through the park and canvassed the area around it for potential clues.

The investigation is ongoing.

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