100 YEARS AGO July 10, 1917
PRESCOTT — While charging the Grand Jury in Circuit Court here today, Circuit Judge George R. Haynie created a sensation when he announced that he had received information from reliable sources that close friends of men to be tried at this term of court for murder had threatened to assassinate him and Prosecuting Attorney Tillman B. Parks. Judge Haynie announces he is not afraid of those who would put the threat into execution, but instructed the Grand Jury to make a thorough investigation and to indict all persons in the conspiracy.
50 YEARS AGO July 10, 1967
TEXARKANA —Johnny Earnest Smith, 42, of 4504 Weymouth Drive, Little Rock, a driver for the East Texas Motor Freight Company, was killed about two miles east of here Saturday when his truck veered across a 30-foot wide grass median and crashed into another East Texas Motor Freight truck driven by William C. O’Rand, 56, also of Little Rock. O’Rand suffered multiple fractures, burns, and bruises in the fiery crash, which occurred about 11:30 p.m. on a straight stretch of Interstate 30 near its first junction with U.S. Highway 67.
25 YEARS AGO July 10, 1992
FORT SMITH — Alan Michael Johnson Jr. is free on $50,000 bond after being charged with felony theft of property in connection with $1.43 million taken from a prominent physician his father confessed to murdering. A preliminary hearing has been set for 9 a.m. July 17 in Fort Smith Municipal Court before Judge Les Evitts, who will decide if there is sufficient evidence to bind Johnson over to Sebastian County Circuit Court.
10 YEARS AGO July 10, 2007
■ A Greyhound bus carrying about 50 passengers ran off Interstate 40 in Lonoke County and crashed into woods Monday evening after a passenger grabbed the steering wheel and yanked it, police said. The bus, traveling from Richmond, Va., to Dallas, was about six miles west of Lonoke when passenger Victoria Combs grabbed the wheel, said Arkansas State Police Cpl. Adrian Ray. The bus went off the road about 30 yards, crashing into trees alongside the highway. Combs and 10 other passengers were taken to area hospitals for injuries ranging from bone fractures to bumps and bruises, Ray said.