Gov. Mike Beebe will cut the state budget for the balance of this fiscal year by $100 million. Prisons, health and the State Police will experience the hardest hits of what amounts to a 2.2 percent budget reductions. Surplus funds will maintain education spending at court-mandated “adequacy” levels.

Gov. Mike Beebe has declared 20 counties disaster areas after rounds of heavy rain left many parts of the state damaged from flooding.

Gov. Mike Beebe has yet to raise any campaign money for next year’s election and declines to say whether he will seek re-election.

The lottery is offering players four new types of scratch-off tickets.

The price of a gallon of regular gasoline jumped 14 cents in the past week, reflecting the rise in the value of crude oil.

Arkansas’ second-largest bank, Regions Bank, reports $437 million loss in third quarter.

Former coach of the National Championship  Razorback basketball team Nolan Richardson will coach Tulsa’s new WNBA franchise.

Two convicted murderers who walked out of a  prison wearing guard uniforms earlier this year have pleaded guilty to escape.

The mother of Anne Pressly is suing St. Vincent Infirmary, a doctor with hospital privileges and two former employees, claiming they violated the privacy of the TV news anchor by accessing her medical records during the five days she was at the hospital before she died.

An amended complaint filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court argues Department of Human Services administrators wrongly terminated a former nursing supervisor in retaliation for her investigation into the handling of the 2008 suicide of a State Hospital patient.

Morrilton Mayor Bobby Kirby has a December court date to answer to a citation for drinking on the highway and careless and prohibited driving.

Quitman resident Mark LeVrier, a longtime child protective services employee in Texas who helped a family move to Anchorage. is accused of molesting their 12-year-old daughter along the way, according to Anchorage police, who say there might be more victims.

Aaron Jones, the man accused of burning his multi-million dollar Chenal Valley home last year, pleaded not guilty to arson and mail fraud charges.

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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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