Zuzanna Sitek

Reporter, Ozarks at Large

Ahead this hour, we get prepared for tick season and tick-borne illnesses. May is Lyme and Tick-borne disease awareness month in Arkansas. Also, we hear how some schools in the state are seeking an exemption to the state’s new campus carry law. And Dylan Earl stops by to play us some country music as we head into the weekend.

A Friday roundup includes U.S. Senator Boozman praising a proposed increase in border security spending, Ozark Beer Company celebrating its new space in downtown Rogers, and more.

On this edition of Ozarks, a conversation with the director of a new documentary investigating an old Fort Smith murder case. Plus, this week’s installment of the NWA Business Journal Report.

COURTESY / WHO KILLED MISSY WITT?

Melissa Witt disappeared from a Fort Smith bowling alley on Dec. 1, 1994. Her body was found near Ozark on Jan. 13, 1995, but to this day, 22 years later, no one has been arrested in the case. Since 2015, LaDonna Humphrey has been using a Facebook page called "Who Killed Missy Witt?" and an anonymous tip line to develop new leads. Her work and that of her team will be compiled into a documentary, which they hope to release later this year.

On this edition of Ozarks, how the Arkansas Immunization Action Coalition is using grants to boost immunization rates. Also, a UAFS professor researches memes.

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