Hwy. 67/167 crash, Yahoo CEO, and Julian Assange: Your Tuesday recap

Highway 67/167 wreck

Local

Four people die in car crash on Hwy. 67/167

Four people have died following a wreck on Highway 67/167.   The Arkansas State Police confirmed the two-car accident occurred south of Cabot in the southbound lane around 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Official reports stated that a 2005 Chevy Impala was traveling north, when it crossed the highway striking a 2002 Dodge Ram head-on.  The names of all four have been released. 

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Benton continuing to investigate teen’s death

Keagan Schweikle,17, was shot and killed by Benton police mid-day Monday.  His identity was confirmed by the Harmony Grove school district, where Schweikle was a student and baseball player.

Police say that Schweikle was suicidal when we fled his home and entered nearby woods with a .40 caliber handgun. After refusing to drop the gun and then pointing it at police, BPD shot and killed the teen.  The department is investigating the incident. 

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College Station set for new park

A baseball park is in the works for the College Station area of Little Rock, as the city will sell 12 acres of land to Pulaski County.  A city official explained that it's a part of East Little Rock that hasn’t really had a lot of parks and areas that it really can invest in, and they think this park is a step in the right direction.

One resident said that it's been a struggle, but this may be the best thing that can happen for the neighborhood.

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Election 2016

Presidential race has caused increase in crisis center call

Crisis hotlines haven’t fielded this many calls since the weeks just after 9/11.

In June, about the time it became clear Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would be their parties' presidential nominees, phone banks across America started to ring more often.

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Ivanka Trump addresses father’s lewd comments

For the first time Ivanka Trump, who has been a major fixture in her father's efforts to reach out to women voters, publicly addressed the lewd comments Donald Trump made during a 2005 taping of Access Hollywood.

"My father's comments were clearly inappropriate and offensive and I'm glad that he acknowledged this fact with an immediate apology to my family and the American people," the Republican nominee's eldest daughter said in a statement to Fast Company that was published Monday.

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National

Yahoo still attempting to recover for massive hack

Marissa Mayer vowed to have an impact when she took over Yahoo in mid-2012.  Four years later, it's clear she did — but not always good, particularly in the wake of revelations that came to light after she announced a deal to sell the Internet icon to Verizon.

The latest contretemps: Verizon's general counsel said the massive breach disclosed by Yahoo last month, in which the personal data of 500 million users was hacked, could impact Verizon's proposed $4.83 billion deal.

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos second richest person in the U.S., passes Buffett

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has passed Warren Buffett as the second richest American this year on the Forbes 400 list of the richest people in the United States.

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, remained at the top of the list, as he has for years, with $81 billion.

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International

Ecuador admits it has 'temporarily restricted' Assange's Internet access

Ecuador acknowledged Tuesday that it has “temporarily restricted” Internet access for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its embassy in London, after his whistleblowing site published documents from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Ecuador's foreign ministry said in a statement that while the government stands by its decision in 2012 to grant asylum to Assange, it doesn’t interfere in foreign elections. 

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