Arkansas high school suspends student newspaper

December 5, 2018
A high school student newspaper in Arkansas was suspended, and its adviser threatened with termination, after student journalists published an article about a story questioning the legitimacy of the transfer of football players to another school.According to BuzzFeed News, Har-Ber High School in Springdale suspended its student paper on November 27 after it published its investigative story on October 30.In a statement, Springdale district superintendent Jim Rollins called The Herald’s story “intentionally negative, demeaning, hurtful and potentially harmful to the …

Arkansas man arrested after threatening to kill CNN anchor Don Lemon

November 27, 2018
On November 6, 2018, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office in Aransas arrested 39-year-old Benjamin Craig Matthews for allegedly making “terroristic threats” toward CNN employees. According to a police report, Matthews is suspected of making more than 40 threatening phone calls to CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, between October 31 and November 2, 2018.In an affidavit, Sgt. Brad Hurst of the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office wrote that many of Matthews threats targeted CNN anchor Don Lemon, who is referred to as …

Local TV station’s news van set on fire

November 21, 2018
A KSBW TV Action News 8 production van was set on fire in the station’s parking lot on October 26, 2018, in Salinas, California.The van was set on fire sometime between 9 and 10 pm on Friday night while the van was parked on Front Street. Firefighters are investigating the incident as arson, and some staff at KSBW are concerned that this could be part of the country-wide increase of attacks on the press.KSBW covered the incident on air, showing …
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