Analysis: Halted execution deepens conservative ire at court
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to halt another execution last week will only further the complaints lobbed by conservatives who say the court is denying closure to victims' families. But it's too soon to tell what the political fallout will be and whether it'll factor into any races next year.
Correction: Arkansas Execution story
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a story Nov. 7 about the effort to execute an inmate in Arkansas this week, The Associated Press misidentified the person who killed the inmate's brother in North Carolina. It was the inmate, Jack Greene, not another man Greene killed in Arkansas, Sidney Burnett.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Arkansas court grants inmate's bid to halt execution
Arkansas' highest court blocks inmate's upcoming execution after lawyers claim he's severely mentally ill
The Latest: Arkansas won’t appeal order halting execution
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' planned execution of convicted murderer Jack Greene (all times local):
Arkansas' attorney general won't fight the state Supreme Court's decision to halt this week's planned execution of a convicted murderer.
The Latest: Poll shows support for Arkansas death penalty
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas attitudes toward the death penalty (all times local):
A new poll shows overwhelming support for the death penalty in Arkansas months after the state conducted four executions over an eight-day period and as the state prepared to put another inmate to death.
Inmate asks Arkansas high court to halt upcoming execution
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas inmate scheduled to receive a lethal injection this week asked the state's highest court Monday to halt his execution amid his attorneys' claims that he doesn't understand why he is to be put to death.
Attorneys for Jack Greene asked the state Supreme Court to issue an emergency stay of execution. Greene is scheduled to be executed Thursday night for the 1991 death of Sidney Burnett, who was beaten with a can of hominy, stabbed and later shot.
Analysis: Secrecy lingers over Arkansas’ next execution
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As Arkansas prepares to restart its death chamber several months after the state carried out its first executions in nearly 12 years, an order from the state's highest court to release more information about lethal injection drugs could throw an obstacle in its path. At the minimum, it may raise a new round of uncomfortable questions about how the state obtains its execution drugs.
Arkansas judge dismisses bid to halt killer’s execution
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge dismissed an effort Friday to halt next week's planned execution of a convicted killer despite his attorneys' arguments that he's not mentally competent.
The ruling came shortly after Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he was unlikely to grant clemency to Jack Greene, who is scheduled to be executed Thursday night. Greene was convicted in the 1991 death of Sidney Burnett, who was beaten with a can of hominy, stabbed and later shot.
The Latest: Judge dismisses inmate’s bid to halt execution
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on an execution planned next week in Arkansas (all times local):
An Arkansas judge has dismissed an effort to halt next week's execution of a convicted killer despite his attorneys' arguments that he is not mentally competent to be put to death.
Jefferson County Judge Jodi Raines Dennis on Friday dismissed the lawsuit by attorneys for Jack Greene. Greene is scheduled to be put to death on Thursday.
Arkansas ordered to release more info on execution drug
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court ordered the state Thursday to identify the manufacturer of one of the lethal injection drugs it plans to use to put an inmate to death next week, ruling the information isn't protected by the state's execution drug secrecy law.
The Latest: Court orders release of execution drug labels
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' planned execution of convicted murderer Jack Greene on Nov. 9 (all times local):
Arkansas' highest court has ruled state prison officials must identify the manufacturer of one of the lethal injection drugs they plan to use to put a convicted murderer to death next week.
Arkansas poised to execute man amid fight over mental health
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Jack Greene's lawyers say he's severely mentally ill. The Arkansas death row inmate says they're lying.
As Greene approaches a Nov. 9 execution date, his lawyers are raising questions about who should determine his mental competency. Arkansas gives considerable weight to its prison director's opinion in deciding whether a condemned inmate has the mental capacity to understand his execution; Greene's lawyers want doctors to have a greater say.
Lawyers, doctors ask Arkansas governor to stop execution
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Groups of lawyers and mental health professionals want Arkansas' governor to stop the scheduled execution of Jack Greene, saying the inmate is mentally ill.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he is reviewing Greene's case.
Greene is scheduled to die Nov. 9 for the 1991 death of Sidney Burnett. Prosecutors say Greene beat Burnett with a can of hominy before slitting his throat and shooting him.
Arkansas asks court not to halt inmate’s November execution
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attorney general is asking a state court to dismiss a condemned killer's bid to have his execution next month halted.
Arkansas board rejects condemned killer’s clemency bid
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas Parole Board said Thursday that an inmate scheduled to die next month for killing a man who had helped him out doesn't deserve to have his sentence reduced to a life term.
Lawyers: Condemned Arkansas man is mentally ill, should live
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawyers for an Arkansas man scheduled to be executed next month said Monday that his life should be spared because he suffered sexual abuse while institutionalized as a child and he is mentally ill.
The Arkansas Parole Board will hold a hearing Wednesday for Jack Greene, who is scheduled to die Nov. 9 for the 1991 killing of Sidney Jethro Burnett after Burnett and his wife accused Greene of arson.
Arkansas board to hear condemned killer’s bid for clemency
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Parole Board says it will hear a convicted murderer's bid for clemency just more than a month before he's scheduled to be executed.
The board said Friday it will hold a hearing Oct. 4 on Jack Greene's application for executive clemency. Greene was convicted of killing Sidney Jethro Burnett in 1991 after Burnett and his wife accused Greene of arson.
Analysis: Arkansas returns to center of execution debate
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson's decision to schedule a convicted murderer's execution this fall puts Arkansas back at the center of the death penalty debate months after the state resumed executions following a nearly 12-year lull. But his announcement that he will spare the life of a murderer the state had planned to execute earlier this year offers some hope to death penalty opponents that he can be swayed in some cases.
The Latest: Expert says Arkansas may have good drug supply
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute inmate Jack Greene and possibly others (all times local):
After putting four men to death in April before one of its lethal injection drugs expired, Arkansas says it is able to conduct two more executions.
Arkansas has new supply of lethal drug; execution to be set
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal injection drug months after the state put four men to death over an eight-day period, officials said Thursday, as the state prepared to set an execution date for an inmate.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a petition by an Arkansas death row inmate to raise new appeals, but without a full supply of lethal injection drugs the state will not be able to execute the prisoner anytime soon.
Arkansas' attorney general had argued there was no compelling reason for the justices to take up an appeal from Jack Greene. Greene was convicted of killing Sidney Jethro Burnett in 1991 after Burnett and his wife accused him of arson.
BOYS BASKETBALLST. JOSEPH 66, STAPLES 57STAPLES (9-11)Justin Seideman 10 3-4 26 Sean Pritchett 5 1-2 12 Max Sussman 3 0-0 9 Matty Fair 0 0-0 0 David Basich 2 0-0 6 Brendan Massoud 1 0-1 2 Ben Pearl 0 0-0 0 John Thaw 0 2-2 2. Totals: 21 6-9 57.ST. JOSEPH (9-11)Jack Moulder 1 2-2 5 Camren Menefee 7 5-5 20 Thomas Montelli 2 2-2 7 Omar Telfer 5 9-11 19 Alec Pelletier 0 1-2 1 Jack Greene 1 0-0 3 Daniel Tobin 0 2-2 2 Paul Fabbri 1 2-2 5 Gavin Greene 2 0-0 4 Jared Grinrod 0 0-0 0 Ryan Donegan 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 23-30 66.STAPLES 13 11 14 19—57ST. JOSEPH 15 10 10 31—663-pointers: S—Sussman 3, Seideman 3, Basich 2, Pritchett; SJ—J. Greene, Moulder, Menefee, Fabbri, Montelli.Highlights: SJ—Menefee had eight rebounds. Telfer had five assists.
BOYS ICE HOCKEY
Staples/Weston/Shelton 4, Norwalk/McMahon 3
Trumbull 2, St. Joseph 1
ST. JOSEPH 66, STAPLES 57
Justin Seideman 10 3-4 26, Sean Pritchett 5 1-2 12, Max Sussman 3 0-0 9, Matty Fair 0 0-0 0, David Basich 2 0-0 6, Brendan Massoud 1 0-1 2, Ben Pearl 0 0-0 0, John Thaw 0 2-2 2. Totals: 21 6-9 57.
High School Roundup: Pfohl’s 16 leads Trumbull boys basketball past St. Joseph
FAIRFIELD — Trumbull’s JJ Pfohl scored 16 points to lead four players in double-digit scoring, as the Eagles topped St. Joseph 62-58 in a FCIAC boys basketball matchup Saturday night at Fairfield University.
Jack Lynch added 15 points and Dan Ruchalski and Johnny McElroy chipped in 11 points apiece in the win for Trumbull, which improved to 13-1 overall and 9-1 in the league.
Gavin Greene scored a game-high 18 points in the loss for the Cadets (4-10).
TRUMBULL — Omar Telfer scored 20 points and had four steals to lead St. Joseph over Norwalk 65-56 in a FCIAC boys basketball game Friday night.
Thomas Montelli added 10 points and Gavin Greene chipped in seven points and 11 rebounds for the Cadets (3-2). Kerry Alcena scored a game-high 32 points, including 10-for-12 from the free throw line, for the Bears (3-4).
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1950 – Sun Studio was opened by Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. It was originally called Memphis Recording Service, sharing the same building with Sun Records. Rock-and-roll, country music, and rockabilly artists, including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, and Jerry Lee Lewis, recorded there throughout the mid to late 1950s