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100 years ago

Jan. 22, 1918

BENTON -- L. W. Heyser, a trapper, living near Shaw, this County, was found frozen to death by Hugh Davenport, who was out hunting. The body was buried in Rosemont cemetery yesterday. A sister from San Antonio, Texas, was here to attend the burial.

50 years ago

Jan. 22, 1968

• Two men were wounded early Sunday when an unidentified man sitting at a table at Leon's Club at Ninth and State Streets began shooting a gun. Robert Earl Williams, 28, of 913 West Ninth and Bobby James Roberts, 30, of 3107 Bishop Street, told police they were sitting at separate tables when the man who was at a third table began firing. Williams was hit in his leg and Roberts was hit in the foot. The man left the Club shortly after the shooting. Both men were given emergency treatment at the University of Arkansas Medical Center and released.

25 years ago

Jan. 22, 1993

FORREST CITY -- A psychiatrist who questioned the existence of multiple personality disorders and the finding of the State Hospital provided the turning point in William Francis Bowen's murder trial, prosecutors and the defense attorney agreed in recent interviews. Bowen, 27, of Fort Smith was sentenced by a St. Francis County Circuit Court jury Jan. 15 to die for the Sept. 19, 1990, stabbing death of Connie Faye Vondran, 43, a teller at the Delta State bank at Elaine (Phillips County). Vondran's throat was cut and she was stabbed three times in the chest, court records show.

10 years ago

Jan. 22, 2008

• For the first time since she moved into a house on West 19th Street in North Little Rock, Jacqueline Ridgel said she's starting to wonder if her neighborhood is safe. In the past year, the Baring Cross neighborhood has had six homicides, including four in the past three months. The latest, a shooting early Sunday, happened in a house just down the street from Ridgel's. "I've got two teenage boys," Ridgel said. "If they tell me they want to go to the basketball court right now, I probably wouldn't even let them go." Police are concerned about the spate of killings in the neighborhood and are developing a response, said Sgt. Terry Kuykendall, a Police Department spokesman.

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