Arkansas Friday stories

The latest polls show former governor Mike Huckabee running ahead of all Republicans named, but behind President Obama 49-61%.

Documents released by Congressman Mike Ross show the sale price of his former Prescott pharmacy to be $724,000 for land, property and good will. There was also a $100,000 payment for a 10-year non-compete agreement.

Poultry waste puts as much phosphorous in the Illinois River watershed every year as 8 million people, attorneys for Oklahoma contend in the opening of a federal trail of Arkansas poultry producers.

Members of the state House of Representatives would be allowed to collect campaign contributions during legislative sessions under a rule change recommended Wednesday.

A sharply divided state Game and Fish Commission voted today to cancel the fall turkey hunting season.

A rare medical occurrence is reported in Fort Smith. Julia Grovenburg is reportedly pregnant with two separate babies due about two weeks apart. is forecasting that September auto sales will be down 29.9% from September 2008 and 41% lower than the Cash-for-Clunkers bonanza in August 2009

Authorities are awaiting autopsy reports on a young couple found dead in their south Arkansas home. Calhoun County Sheriff Bob Dunn says 26-year-old Eduardo Morales and his wife, 24-year-old Heather Morales, were found dead in their home near Locust Bayou. The couple’s 7-month-old daughter was found unharmed at the home.

Police in Jonesboro say they’ve arrested a 50-year-old  man for rape and incest after he allegedly married his 22-year-old daughter.

Police in northwest Arkansas say a man who was convicted of threatening to kill his son fled from the Fayetteville courthouse as jurors deliberated his sentence.

A Pulaski County jury took only 11 minutes on Wednesday to reject a Little Rock man’s claim that he was insane when he kidnapped a woman at gunpoint, but the seven women and five men responded to his attorney’s bid for mercy with a minimal sentencing recommendation of 15 years.

A former Greene County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with three counts of theft after he was accused of stealing items from accident scenes.

The murder trial for a Lee County man accused of killing the Marianna Fire Chief in 2007 is set to begin Monday at the St. Francis County Courthouse.

A contract security guard with Memphis City Schools fired two shots from his service weapon at two pit bulls on schools property missing both dogs, but ricocheting off a building and striking a city official’s car.


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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