University of Memphis Investigating Monday Night Meteor Event

November 5, 2003 - Posted at 8:58 a.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - An Associated Press report that indicated that scientists from the University of Memphis' Center for Earthquake Research and Information are searching for a meteor in Poinsett County was incorrect, according to a spokesman at the Center.

Gary Patterson told K8 News this morning that no such search is underway in Poinsett County or anywhere in northeast Arkansas, but said the Center is doing in-house research on the incident.  Patterson said preliminary evidence leads him to beleive the meteor may have exploded "somewhere between Newport and Marked Tree."