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Arkansas police officer ‘executed’ in fatal shooting outside department, chief says

A police officer in Arkansas was shot and killed behind a police department late Saturday night before the suspected shooter was gunned down by responding officers in a nearby alley, according to officials.

The Fayetteville Police Department said in a news release the incident happened around 9:41 p.m. when officers inside the station heard gunshots, went outside and discovered an officer down in a back parking lot and a suspect fleeing the area.

“It appears the suspect came into the back parking lot and just executed my officer,”  Fayetteville Police Chief Mike Reynolds said at a brief news conference.

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Reynolds told reporters that the suspect was chased into an alley between the police department and the city prosecutor’s office. Officers then “engaged the suspect,” and shots were fired, injuring the suspect.

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A police officer in Fayetteville, Ark., was shot and killed Saturday night outside a police department. (KFTA/KNWA)

Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, but both the officer and suspected shooter died of their injuries.

Reynolds, who told reporters he didn’t know of a motive, said that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were working the crime scene.

“These are the details as I know,” Reynolds said.

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Fayetteville Police Chief Mike Reynolds said at a news conference it appeared the suspect came into the parking lot behind the police station and “just executed my officer.”

The names of the officer killed and suspect were not immediately released, and neither were the names of the officers who engaged the suspected shooter. Police said in a news release that several law enforcement agencies would be involved in the investigation.

The officer was by his patrol car when he was shot and killed, FOX16 reported.

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The gunfire sparked a scare at the nearby city square, where a crowd was taking in the Lights of the Ozarks installation and heard the gunshots, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Police stressed there was no threat to the public.

“We think about stuff like this and we know it could happen here, but you hope it never does,” police spokesman Sgt. Anthony Murphy told the newspaper. “It happened here. Now we’re here to pick up the pieces.”

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The fatal Arkansas shooting followed the shooting death of a Houston police officer Saturday night, who was shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call.

Working in law enforcement has been one of the most dangerous jobs in America. As of early December, 113 officers had died in the line of duty this year, with causes running the gamut from vehicular accidents and medical emergencies to homicides, according to data from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Fox News’ Greg Norman and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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GQ writer mocked for claiming ‘Russian quotation mark’ in paper’s Hunter Biden’s baby story

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A writer for GQ was ridiculed on Wednesday for pointing out what she thought was a “Russian quotation mark” on a newspaper’s tweet linking to the explosive report about Hunter Biden’s lovechild.

GQ correspondent Julia Ioffe jumped on a tweet made by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, who first broke the story about court documents that show that DNA tests allegedly confirming “with scientific certainty” that Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden’s son is the biological father of a baby whose mother he denied having sex with.

“Note the Russian quotation mark,” Ioffe wrote in her now-deleted highlighted.

When responding to the possibility that the symbol used was meant as an arrow to guide Twitter users to click on the link, Ioffe responded, “Please tell me how to recreate that symbol without spending more than 3 seconds on a standard QWERTY keyboard.”

After being immediately called out, Ioffe deleted the tweets and issued an apology.

“Deleted a couple tweets after being correctly corrected. Turns out the paper had used that symbol before. It had jumped out to me, a Russian speaker (and keyboard user) as a quotation mark and looked like other, sloppy attempts by Russian trolls to push stories,” Ioffe wrote. “I apologize for the mistake, and am explaining it in the interests of full transparency. Thank you, everyone, for pointing it out!”

Many mocked the GQ correspondent for her tweets, including the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s online editor.

“Yeah hi I am not a Russian troll, I just work at a paper in lil ole Arkansas/ Sorry to disappoint @juliaioffe,” Maggie McNeary wrote on behalf of her paper.

GQ did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

In a motion to partially seal information about the child from the public as part of an ongoing child support suit, an attorney for Lunden Alexis Roberts, an Arkansas woman and the child’s mom, asked that the infant, referred to as Baby Doe in court documents, have Secret Service protection.

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The attorney, Clinton Lancaster, informed the court in Independence County that because onetime Vice President Joe Biden “is considered by some to be the person most likely to win his party’s nomination and challenge President Trump on the ballot in 2020,” the child and those close to it should be entitled to the same protections afforded to Biden’s other kin.

Roberts’ paternity suit was first filed on May 28 when she alleged that she and Hunter Biden “were in a relationship” and that “Baby Doe” was born in August 2018 “as a result of that relationship,” according to reports by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

In July, Biden denied having sexual relations with Roberts, according to an article by The New Yorker. He agreed to submit to a paternity test in October.

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Civil War log cabin discovered during house demolition

A house that was being torn down in Prescott, Ark., has revealed an incredible secret that may date back centuries.

A log cabin, thought to date to the Civil War era or even earlier, was found inside the house, according to the Nevada County Depot and Museum. The cabin may even have witnessed a Civil War battle.

“The footprint of the log cabin is 18′ X 20′,” the museum explained in a Facebook post. “The cabin had been added onto and the exterior encapsulated with siding.”

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The cabin was moved to its location on Greenlawn Street in Prescott around 1953 to 1955 and was once located on Miller Hill, according to the museum. After researching land patents, experts found that the cabin was once on land owned by a man named John Vaughn, which would date it to the period between 1850 and 1860.

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The log cabin is thought to date to the Civil War era or even earlier. (Nevada County Depot and Museum)

The records indicate that it may have been located near the site of the Battle of Prairie D’Ane, which took place in 1864. The engagement resulted in a victory for Union forces and the battlefield is now part of the Camden Expedition Sites National Historic Landmark.

“It is made of hand-hewn timbers and predates the coming of the railroad in the 1870’s, which brought sawn lumber,” the museum said in the post. “There is a great possibility that the house is likely a civil wartime structure, if not antebellum. If all of this is proven true, then this log cabin could very well have stood on the edge of the Prairie D’Ane during the battle.”

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The museum also explained that thanks to a donation from a local benefactor, it has purchased the cabin and plans to dismantle it, store it, and at some point, reassemble it on the Prairie D’Ane battlefield.

“What a great find of Prescott history!” it wrote on Facebook.

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The cabin was discovered inside a house that was being torn down in Prescott, Arkansas. (Nevada County Depot and Museum)

Other historic log cabins have been discovered in recent years. In 2017, a couple renovating their new home in Dublin, Ohio. found a perfectly-preserved 19th-century log cabin within the structure.

Incredible artifacts from the Civil War have also been uncovered in unlikely places. A Civil War cannonball was recently discovered lodged in a walnut tree at a historic house in Independence, Mo.

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The cabin is made from hand-hewn timbers, according to the Nevada County Depot & Museum. (Nevada County Depot and Museum)

Fox 4 Kansas City reported that the incredible find at the Overfelt-Johnston house was made after the diseased 100-foot tree was cut down.

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The log cabin may have witnessed the Battle of Prairie D’Ane in 1864. (Nevada County Depot and Museum)

Two Civil War cannonballs were recently discovered on a South Carolina beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

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Arkansas man seen walking out of court hearing, running away, as jury deliberated

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An Arkansas man facing charges of aggravated assault and felony possession of a firearm was captured on video casually walking out of a courtroom, down the hall and out of an Arkansas courthouse on Monday as the jury was deliberating his case.

Surveillance footage showed Joey Watts sitting next to his attorney while on trial at the Grant County Courthouse in Sheridan. He then got up and walked out of the courtroom down the stairs, down the hallway — where he said something to his family waiting nearby — and then left the building.

The jury already had convicted Watts on the assault charge when he decided to make a “run” for it, which Deputy Prosecutor Norman Frisby said Watts’ attorney had not encouraged, Fox 16 reported.

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Watts was accused of using a shotgun to threaten a woman in his home on Nov. 29, 2018, Frisby said.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy, Pete Roberts said that Watts had been out on bond — which allowed him to walk around.

“Mainly the fact that he was not in custody, and he was not an inmate, that gave him the freedom to move around throughout the courthouse and things like that,” Roberts said, according to the outlet.

He added the court didn’t have a second bailiff, which he said could prevent this from happening again.

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“The circuit court is in the process of hiring a new bailiff to prevent that, but they haven’t had that done yet,” he said.

Watts was apprehended on Tuesday evening and he found guilty of both charges the next day. Roberts said three others have been facing charges for allegedly helping him and he believed more arrests will follow.

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“We want to make it clear that anyone that helped him is now facing Class C felony charges also,” Roberts said.

Watts was sentenced to 36 years in prison — 10 years for the assault charge and 26 years for possession of a firearm.

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Arkansas woman texted father’s number every day after he died, she got a response four years later

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A 23-year-old woman in Arkansas lost her father four years ago, but she continued to text his phone every day to update him about his life. She never got a response from the number, until this week.

Like she did every day, Chastity Patterson, of Newport, texted her father’s number on Thursday, the night before the fourth anniversary of his death.

“Hey Dad it’s ME,” she said. “Tomorrow is going to be a tough day again!”

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In her texts, Patterson recapped all of the highs and lows she had gone through over the past four years without her father by her side. She talked about how she beat cancer and has been taking better care of herself like she promised her father she would. She talked about how she finished college and graduated with honors and how she’d fallen in love and had her heart broken, “(you would have killed him),” she told her father.

“I’m sorry I wasn’t there when you needed me the most, but one day we will [sic] our chance to watch that game!” she wrote in her latest text.

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This week, Patterson received a response from a man who had been receiving her daily messages these past four years.

“My name is Brad and I lost my daughter in a car wreck August 2014 and your messages have kept me alive,” the response read. “When you text me, I know it’s a message from God.”

“I have listened to you for years and I have watched you grow more than anyone,” Brad said. “I have wanted to text you back for years, but I didn’t want to break your heart.”

He said he wished his daughter would have become the woman Patterson is. “I’m sorry you have to go through this but if it makes it any better, I am very proud of you! P.S. I think your father would be happy to know you bought another dog instead of having children.”

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Patterson posted the exchange to Facebook. “Today was my sign that everything is okay and I can let him rest!” It has since gone viral.

In a later post, Patterson revealed that the loved one she’d lost, Jason Ligons, was not her biological father, but she called him dad.

“Jason was not my ‘biological’ father, but blood could not make him any closer!” she said.

“He never missed a school dance, prom, my games and YES he would give me long talks about my mouth and attitude. I had to introduce my boyfriends to him (If I was allowed to date) and he would act like a normal dad and give us the long talk,” Patterson said.

“I shared my messages for my friends and family to see that there is a God and it might take 4 years, but he shows up right on time!” she added.

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15 additional fentanyl arrests, 49 indictments in Arkansas drug trafficking rings

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Investigators have dismantled three drug trafficking rings in Arkansas and arrested 15 additional people on Wednesday in the third major law enforcement operation in October. It was all part of an effort to disrupt the flow of the drug fentanyl, said Cody Hiland, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas announced.

The arrests were part of an ongoing sting operation that began in June 2018, in which officers from the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Little Rock field office went undercover in three major drug rings — dubbed Clifton Williams, Desmond Kelley and Monterrio Fuller Drug Trafficking Organizations — to take down the major distributors of the fatal opioid. Fentanyl contributed to over 70,000 deaths in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The three separate investigations — two which are being handled by the FBI and the third by the DEA — resulted in 49 indictments and dozens of federal charges of drug and firearm offenses.

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“Large amounts of high-quality, low-cost heroin and fentanyl are contributing to a record number of overdose deaths and life-threatening addictions nationwide,” Scott Reinhardt, the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI Little Rock office, said at a press conference. “To address this, in the last few months, the Little Rock field office and the FBI, in collaboration with its partners, have arrested 45 individuals who were directly involved in the sale and distribution of opioids, including heroin and fentanyl.”

Reinhardt said officers seized a total of 1,600 grams of fentanyl — the equivalent of 25,000 doses of the drug— as well as 5,000 fentanyl pills,  21,000 grams of methamphetamine, 53,000 grams of cocaine and 28 firearms from the three groups.

A total of 23 defendants were indicted from the Clifton Williams Drug Trafficking Organization.

In addition, Williams employed associates who were part of the Piru Bloods gang and were operating out of west Little Rock, where they conducted drug transactions at “prominent retail locations,” although Hiland declined to specify the name of the store.

“We are faced with a real crisis as it relates to the potency of this drug,” Hiland said.

“I think that it’s important to note that this is being mixed with heroin and cocaine and methamphetamines and even being laced with marijuana. People that are using the other drugs have a real opportunity to face a fatal overdose and they’ve got no idea what’s coming,” he added.

Seventeen people are facing 37 charges having ties to the Desmond Kelly Drug Trafficking Organization. As of Wednesday afternoon, authorities said only one man, identified as Jamie Goff, was still on the loose.

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FBI officials will also charge nine people from the Monterrio Fuller Drug Trafficking Organization with 21 counts of drug and firearm-related offenses.

Justin King, assistant special agent of the DEA Little Rock office, said that the drugs were “mostly always coming out of China” and were being funneled to Arkansas “from Mexico coming across the border.”

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Convicted killer serving life escapes from Arkansas prison, could still be on grounds: official

A convicted killer may be on the loose after escaping Monday from an Arkansas prison building — the problem is guards aren’t sure if he’s actually left the facility’s grounds.

The Arkansas Department of Corrections reported that the inmate who escaped from the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys was 49-year-old lifer Calvin Adams but then said it wasn’t certain if he had gotten past the institution’s electric fence. It was Adams’s second escape attempt in 10 years.

Spokeswoman Dina Tyler said authorities were working two possibilities: one that Adams is somewhere on the prison grounds and another that he is on the run outside the facility.

“Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact their local law enforcement,” the department said after reporting the escape attempt.

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The Arkansas Department of Corrections reported that lifer Calvin Adams, 49, escaped Monday from the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys. (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Corrections)

Guards discovered Adams was missing during the 4:30 a.m. roll call, KAIT-TV reported.

Ten years ago Adams and another inmate walked out of the Cummins Unit in Lincoln County wearing guard uniforms and drove away in a car that was left for them. They were arrested in New York state four days later when a trooper tried to stop their car for speeding.

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They were caught in Hopewell after the car crashed and they tried to flee on foot.

The guard uniforms the two were wearing were made in the prison.

Adams was convicted of capital murder in 1995 and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

A year earlier, he kidnapped 25-year-old Richard Austin and his pregnant wife, Cassandra, from their home, in an effort to rob a bank where Austin worked as the vice-president, KAIT reported.

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He took them to a remote area and shot them when he learned Austin didn’t have access to the bank vault.

He drove the couple’s car back to their home and set it on fire to cover up the crime, according to the station.

Austin died after being shot three times.

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His wife walked to a farmhouse for help despite suffering a gunshot wound to her chest and a fractured skull, the station reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Opposing Georgia fans honor wife of coach who died of breast cancer with ‘pink out’

Blake Anderson, head coach of the Arkansas State football team, was nearly in tears following a game against Georgia on Saturday after a large amount of the opposing Bulldog fans draped themselves in pink to honor his late wife Wendy — who died last month after a two-year battle against breast cancer.

Anderson had taken a leave of absence from the Red Wolves following Wendy’s death before returning last week in a 43-17 win against UNLV. Fans of Georgia, who normally wore red and black to support their team, changed their colors, with some painting their entire bodies in pink. Thirteen fans even had an individual letter painted on their back and, when standing side by side, the message spelled out: “REMEMBER WENDY”

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Wendy Anderson, center, wife of Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson, obscured at left, smiles after chatting with Nebraska head coach Mike Riley, rear, before an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., in 2017. Wendy Anderson died on Aug. 19 after a two-year fight with breast cancer. He said on Twitter: “She passed as peacefully & gracefully as you could ever hope.” (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

“It has been a really emotional week,” Anderson told ESPN after the Arkansas State Red Wolves were defeated by the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs 55-0 in front of 92,746 people on Saturday. “I just want to say publicly: one of the classiest moves I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to truly prepare for something like that.”

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Georgia fans observe a moment of silence in horror of Wendy Anderson, wife of Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson before an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Athens, Ga. Fans were encouraged to “pink out” the stadium for Wendy Anderson who died from breast cancer in August. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

“I would say thank you to all those who showed up today wearing pink or thinking pink,” Anderson said. “They don’t know my wife and they don’t know me and they didn’t have to do it. I’m very grateful and honored and obviously overwhelmed.”

The team may have lost big to the heavily favored Georgia team ranked No. 3 in the nation, but the efforts by fans and the Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer (BBBC) nonprofit group made the game an experience to remember for Anderson.

“I feel her presence out there,” Anderson told ESPN. “She’s as competitive as I am and supported what we did and all those kids. That’s the kind of legacy that keeps you going. I don’t want to let her down, either, and her legacy. I’ve never seen anybody fight as hard as she fought the last two years. If I’m feeling sorry for myself or being lazy, I’ve got to live up to her legacy.”

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Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson is pictured in the first half during an NCAA college football bowl game against Nevada, in Tucson, Ariz. Wendy Anderson, the wife of Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, after a two-year fight with breast cancer. She was 49. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Buzz for the event was created thanks to a Twitter post by the BBBC on Sept. 10 telling fans to get behind the hashtag #WearPinkForWendy and spread the word to wear “a little pink” during the game on Saturday. The group was created after their founder, Teresa Abbot, survived Stage 3 breast cancer with the help of those around her — now she gives back to help others know they’re not fighting alone.

“Bulldog Nation, help us get the word out. Wendy Anderson, the wife of Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson, passed away on August 19th after a two year battle with breast cancer,” the post said. “We want to show Coach Anderson that, regardless of the score on Saturday, he and his family are in our thoughts in prayers. If you’re heading to Sanford Stadium on Saturday please consider wearing at least a little pink, in honor of Wendy Anderson.”

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Anderson commented on the post four days before the game saying, “Beyond grateful… thank you,” while including two red hearts.

After the game, he was teary-eyed with emotion.

“Just caught me off guard, to be honest with you. Teared me up,” Anderson said after the game, according to CBS Sports. “I wasn’t expecting it, and extremely flattered and thankful for those folks and so many others that have stepped up in so many different ways.”

The energy and love were also felt by Arkansas State center, Jacob Still, who told ESPN that “I’ll be a Georgia fan the rest of my life.”

“Driving up to the game, seeing the fans walking into the stadium wearing pink, it really meant a lot to me,” Still said. “But people will probably never understand how much it meant to Coach Anderson. It just puts everything in perspective, college football and all the athletes, this is bigger than football. Georgia didn’t have to do that. It just shows that Georgia fans have big hearts and they care, and we’re all kind of in this thing together.”

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No matter the score of the game, life was certainly bigger than football on Saturday in Athens, Georgia.

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Sarah Sanders plans memoir about her time as Trump’s press secretary; release set for late 2020

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is writing a memoir reflecting on her two-year tenure working for the Trump administration that is expected to be released in the fall of 2020, her publisher, St. Martin’s Press, announced Thursday.

The book, which has yet to receive a title, will be about “the most dramatic and challenging moments” during her time in the White House and will address “the media, family, faith, and performing an all-consuming and highly visible job while raising her young family,” according to a news release.

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Sarah Sanders is seen in the White House briefing room during her former role as White House press secretary, June 14, 2018. (Associated Press)

“From Arkansas to the White House and back, I’m excited to tell my story about the challenges of being a working mom at the highest level of American politics, and my role in the historic fight raging between the Trump administration and its critics for the future of our country,” Sanders said in a statement.

“From Arkansas to the White House and back, I’m excited to tell my story about the challenges of being a working mom at the highest level of American politics, and my role in the historic fight raging between the Trump administration and its critics for the future of our country.”

— Sarah Sanders, former White House press secretary

George White, editor-in-chief of St. Martin’s Press, added that the book “will offer a truly unique perspective on the most important issues, events, and both public and behind-the-scenes conversations inside the White House.”

Sanders worked on Trump’s presidential campaign before succeeding Sean Spicer as White House press secretary in July 2017. During her tenure, she was known for her contentious relationship with the Whites House press corps and eventually ended the decades-old tradition of formal daily White House press briefings, instead arranging for Trump to address reporters himself, the New York Times reported.

She stepped down from the role in June, and Stephanie Grisham was named to take her place. Announcing her departure, Trump tweeted that Sanders was “a very special person with extraordinary talents.” “We’ve been through a lot together. She’s tough and she’s good,” Trump said on stage at a separate White House event. Trump also called her a “warrior” and encouraged her to run for governor in Arkansas in 2022, a position once held by her father, Mike Huckabee.

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Sanders launched a campaign-style website in August that features a lengthy bio and photos of her with President Trump but has yet to officially announce a bid for governor, Politico reported. She joined Fox News as a contributor this month.

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‘Uncaring’ 911 dispatcher lectures drowning woman moments before she died

Police released disturbing audio of an Arkansas woman who called for help in the final moments of her life, drowning in her car, only to be met with mockery and disdain by the dispatcher.

Debbie Stevens, 47, was on her regular paper route in Fort Smith Saturday, Aug. 24 when a flash flood swept up her car. Panicking, she dialed 911.

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“Please help me, I don’t want to die!”, Stevens begs on the call that lasted 22 minutes. “I can’t swim! I’m scared! I’m going to drown!”

The dispatcher, Donna Reneau, who was working her final shift after giving her notice two weeks earlier according to the Fort Smith Police Department, replied flippantly telling her authorities will get there when they get there and that she’s not going to die, at one point telling her to “shut up.”

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In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, photo, acting Fort Smith, Ark., Police Chief Danny Baker answers questions during a news conference at the police department in Fort Smith.  (Jamie Mitchell/The Southwest Times Record via AP)

As the water slowly filled Stevens’ SUV, she responded: “I’m scared. I’ve never had anything happen to me like this before.”

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Stevens pleaded for help and prayer but received a lecture: “Well this will teach you, next time don’t drive in the water,” Reneau responds. “I don’t see how you didn’t see it, you had to go right over it, so.”

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Authorities responded to the scene 12 minutes after she dialed 911, but because of the floodwaters, it took more than an hour to reach Stevens’ vehicle — and by the time police and firefighters were able to secure the car, Stevens had drowned.

Fort Smith Interim Police Chief Danny Baker described Reneau’s response as “calloused and uncaring at times” in a statement, but he added to KHBS that she did nothing “criminally wrong” nor “violated policy.”

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“I completely understand the disgust and the concern that we all have,” Baker said. “We all hope that we would get a little better response.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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