Wednesday Arkansas stories

Rep. John Boozman is supporting a bill to yank federal funding for ACORN, a poverty-advocacy group that has its beginnings in Little Rock.

Arkansas could receive about 157,000 doses of swine flu vaccine the first week of October, two weeks earlier than projected, according to the Health Department.

A federal judge blocked a request by the Cherokee Nation to intervene as a plaintiff in Oklahoma’s water pollution lawsuit against 12 Arkansas poultry companies, clearing the way for the case to go to trial.

A state prison inmate, who previously escaped twice from a county jail, apparently pulled out a Crawford County sheriff’s van window and jumped out of the moving vehicle into a rainstorm. William F. McCoy was not missed for two-and-a-half hours until the van arrived at the Brickeys Unit.

The Highway and Transportation Department will begin using the Internet service Twitter to notify motorists of highway conditions across the state.

Faulkner County has its proposal all ready to move the State Fair just outside Conway

Citing continued low demand for its specialty pine products, Anthony Timberlands mill in Malvern has cut production at one of its sawmills. About 175 workers will see their work week cut to one day. The rollback, which started, will last indefinitely.

Wal-Mart is expanding its prescription mail delivery program nationwide, making it easier to receive prescriptions regardless of whether or not customers live close to a pharmacy.

The federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation will take over the pension plans of Stant Manufacturing, which operates a plant in Pine Bluff.

An evening fire in Morrilton has destroyed at least two downtown buildings.

The police chief in Hope has removed a reserve police officer who made a racial slur over the police radio.

A White Hall man who reportedly chased four juveniles down a street while swinging a tomahawk was released on his own recognizance following a court hearing.


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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