100 YEARS AGO Aug. 6, 1917
TEXARKANA — Buron Freeman, 35 years old, a farmer living on Red river, 15 miles northwest of here, was called to the door of his home about 9 o’clock last night and was shot dead by some unknown person. Two charges of buckshot, fired at close range, struck him in the chest, making a ghastly wound. Mrs. Freeman, wife of the dead man, was brought here today and placed in jail, charged with being implicated in the killing. A posse is searching for a man who is suspected of doing the shooting. Mrs. Freeman refuses to talk.
50 YEARS AGO Aug. 6, 1967
MARKED TREE — Mrs. Ellen Mae Powell, 26, of Lepanto was killed and 10 passengers in her car were injured Saturday night when it struck a tree three miles west of here on U.S. Highway 63. All of the injured were treated at the Lepanto Clinic and released. The injured were Tony Bruce Powell, 25, Mrs. Powell’s husband, and four of the Powell’s children, Belinda, 9, Toni, 7, Rebecca, 2, and Deborah, 4. Also injured were Mrs. Joyce Lowe, 24, of Russellville and four of her children, Michael, 1, Billy, 3, Bryan, 5, and Elizabeth Lowe, 6.
25 YEARS AGO Aug. 6, 1992
■ A Little Rock man was beaten to death with a board late Tuesday as he and an accomplice allegedly forced their way into a downtown apartment seeking beer and cigarettes. The victim was identified as Calvin Willis, 38, of 1322 S. Rock St. Little Rock police spokesman Lt. Charles Holladay said Willis was killed by Lonnie Woody, 36, of Wooster (Faulkner County). Holladay said Woody was questioned by police and released without being charged. The Pulaski County prosecuting attorney’s office will review the case and make a final decision on whether charges will be filed, Holladay said.
10 YEARS AGO Aug. 6, 2007
■ A man was killed and another was critically injured in what police described as a shootout in a residential street in southwest Little Rock. The shooting, which happened at 7:42 p.m., followed an argument between the two men at Merrivale and Woodford drives, Little Rock police Lt. Terry Hastings said. The men drew guns and fired at each other, Hastings said. One ran to his house at 9425 Woodford Drive and collapsed in the driveway, where he was found dead. The other man ran to a house in the 9200 block of Merrivale and collapsed on the porch, surprising its occupants, who don’t know the man, Hastings said.