The Arkansas State Police is conducting an investigation in the aftermath of a shooting incident that occurred as local law enforcement officers in Helena were executing a residential search warrant late today.* HANDY PUTDOWNS FOR THE CLIMATE DENIERS: With the South immobilized by ice — and "climate trolls" like Sarah Palin, Rick Perry and Mike Huckabee making it a punch line for climate denial — Salon has compiled a handy list of zingers to respond to their ilk. It begins with the simple scientific assertion that a cold day has nothing to do with long-term trends of global weather patterns. Duh. There's lots more. Salon quotes scientists. Or, you can get your climatology from the Huckster and Jim Inhofe.
Initial reports to State Police Criminal Investigation Division Special Agents on the scene indicate at least one local officer was wounded by the gunfire and has been hospitalized.