Arkansas Wednesday stuff

Congressman Mike Ross is denouncing suggestions of political influence connected to the sale of his former Prescott pharmacy property for $420,000. Ross has led Blue Dog Democrat opposition to health care reform.

Congressmen Ross, Berry and Boozman voted against a measure to extend unemployment benefits by 13 weeks.

A west Little Rock gas station will be the site of the ceremonial sale of the first ticket for the state’s new lottery.

Officials are still in the early phases of developing its statewide trauma system, but national emergency officials beleive that it will soon be an important piece of larger efforts to coordinate emergency medical services nationwide.

Job discrimination claims this year will likely exceed filings in 2008, a year which claims rose 22 percent in the region and hit record highs nationwide, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.

Metropolitan National Bank wants to collect more than $27 million from the estate of Bob Gaddy, a Springdale businessman who died last fall.

The iconic Little Rock restaurant, The Purple Cow, will add a new location in Hot Springs

Arkansas State Fair officials opened 15 proposals representing 19 different sites in four Central Arkansas counties to relocate the annual autumn amusements and livestock show.

Little Rock police and the Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children task force served a search warrant at the home of former North Little Rock School Board member Trent Cox last week, a day before he resigned his seat saying the travel demands of his work had grown too great.

A Russellville judge has allowed prosecutors to use DNA evidence purportedly linking a man to the 2005 slaying of a  beauty queen Nona Dirksmeyer.

Forrest City police are investigating their fifth homicide for 2009.

Condemned killer Brandon Eugene Lacy contends he was beaten by another inmate at the Benton County Jail and staff did not take adequate steps to protect him. Lacy is a witness in a Fayetteville trial.

A Pine Bluff man arrested for an alleged assault on his mother has been released from jail, though authorities say an investigation is continuing into the woman’s death.

Jerry Mitchell, a native of Texarkana, Texas, graduate of Harding University at Searcy and former reporter for the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record, has received a so-called “genius grant” – a $500,000 no-strings-attached award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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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