Tuesday Arkansas morning news

Today is school election day statewide.

Arkansas is to receive nearly $9.6 million in federal stimulus money to develop programs that promote energy efficiency and conservation, U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday.

The state has received more than $800,000 for exceeding targets to find more adoptive homes for foster children, particularly some harder-to-place children. It outperformed a number of larger states, according to federal figures.

School has started and the Department of Health is receiving reports of an increasing number of students with influenza like symptoms. ADH is not recommending the closure of schools for now.

Researchers at Children’s Hospital have received a $1.6 million grant to study how a mother’s weight at conception can affect her child’s chances of obesity.

Private business groups, nonprofits, libraries and government entities in Arkansas have applied for $130.1 million in federal stimulus funds for broadband services.

Kohler Co. has announced plans to lay off 57 workers and close its sink plant in Searcy. The factory has operated since 1965.

The state securities commissioner today ordered a Pine Bluff businessman stop selling unregistered stock in two of his companies.

The U.S. chicken industry said the anti-dumping investigation launched by China is unjustified and is a direct retaliation for Washington’s recent tariffs on tires made in China

Revenue from electronic games of skills at Oaklawn slipped in August from the previous month, but they were well over last year’s totals. At Southland’s racino in West Memphis, August’s EGS wagers were nearly steady compared to the previous month and the previous year.

The Attorney General’s Office is warning consumers about what they’re calling a scam targeting utility customers, especially electric cooperative customers. It’s a scheme to get customers to give their social security numbers and other personal information over the phone.

A federal judge has set an Oct. 23 sentencing date for Tony Alamo, who was convicted in July on child-sex charges.

Police in Hot Springs say they’ve identified a “person of interest” in the weekend shooting death of a man.


About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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