CNN has some further word on the medical situation of Dr. Trent Pierce, Arkansas Medical Board chairman, who was critically injured by the apparent explosion of a bomb in his car at his West Memphis home this morning.

It also quotes former legislator Scott Ferguson, a family friend and neighbor about circumstances this morning. Pierce was apparently moving to remove a tire in front of his SUV when it exploded.

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Ferguson is quoted as saying that he was optimistic that Pierce would survive and “do well.” Clues? None.