Arkansas Tuesday morning

The director of Arkansas’ new state-run lottery says he is hopeful the lottery would achieve $1 million in sales on its opening day. By 5 p.m, ticket sales totaled $671,000, Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue said.Prize winners included a Rison woman who won $1,000 through a $2 scratch-off ticket bought in Pine Bluff.

A 6-year-old Texarkana, Texas, boy who tested positive for swine flu has died in Arkansas.

Children’s Hospital says parents with questions about swine flu and their youngsters can call a hotline to get answers. 1-888-543-6333.

The new education commissioner says pre-school programs could be made available all of Arkansas’ 3- and 4-year-olds without additional state funding.

Raises that non-academic workers at UAMS had been expecting next month will be delayed, and more belt-tightening could be on the way.

Dassault Falcon is laying off 72 at its jet completion facility in Little Rock and others may take early out options.

State Farm Insurance says collisions between deer and motor vehicles are on the rise in Arkansas, up by 35 percent from numbers recorded five years ago.

City leaders in Texarkana, Arkansas have gone public with news of a big addition to their city. A convention center and hotel would be on the northside near I-30. Officials are not discussing the name of a potential investor.

The Randolph County sheriff says a 2-year-old girl has died in an all terrain vehicle accident.

Defense attorneys for the Marianna man accused of killing a Little Rock TV anchor claim police have repeatedly lied to their client. They are seeking to have every statement he’s made to investigators as well as DNA evidence thrown out of court.

The capital-murder trial of a Lee County man accused of killing Marianna Fire Chief Chuck Boone has begun with jury selection at the St. Francis County Court House in Forrest City.

A DeQueen couple has pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill a drug informant by injecting him with mercury.

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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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