4 arrested in fatal shooting
MAGNOLIA— Four suspects have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a Southern Arkansas University student in a parking lot on the campus, according to the university’s president. Quincy Lewis, 19, Shaivonn Robinson, 19, Le’Kamerin Tolbert, 20 and Odies Wilson, 21, were arrested Friday on capital murder warrants in the Tuesday shooting death of Joshua Keshun Smith, SAU President Trey Berry said in a statement late Friday on the university’s website. Wilson, Tolbert and Robinson are students. Authorities have said Smith was killed and another student wounded in the shooting that began after they met a group of people about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the campus in Magnolia.
Kanye West qualifies as presidential candidate in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK— Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Arkansas’ ballot this fall as an independent presidential candidate, Secretary of State John Thurston said Tuesday. Thurston told West’s representatives in a letter that his office had verified the rapper had submitted at least the 1,000 valid signatures from registered voters required to appear on the ballot. Thurston’s office said it had verified 1,175 of the more 1,700 signatures submitted on behalf of West’s campaign last week. West’s wife, reality TV star and beauty mogul Kim Kardashian West, asked the public on social media last month to show compassion and empathy toward her husband because he is bipolar.