Back to work Monday Arkansas news

Washington authorities are seeking Maurice Clemmons, 37, for questioning in the slaying of four Washington police officers. Clemmons is reportedly wanted in Arkansas, where he has an extensive criminal record. Clemmons is said to be among those who became controversial for having received a commutation for a 95-year sentence from then-Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2000.

Prison Director Larry Norris will leave the job he has held for the past 16 years on January 4.

Legislators during the 2010 legislative session will decide whether to follow the recommendation of the state Claims Commission and pay a Des Arc man $1.5 million for injuries suffered in an ATV accident due to negligence by the state Highway and Transportation Department.

The School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will be accredited for another six years.

Registrations of new vehicles are down about 20 percent in October compared with the same month last year, a Kentucky research firm says.

The centerpiece of the state Capitol’s holiday extravaganza, a Leyland Cypress at least 20 feet tall, is scheduled to arrive Tuesday and be erected in the second floor rotunda.

The number of home foreclosures increased slightly last month, but is down dramatically from its 2009 high in July.

Citing “unfriendly” government regulations, an El Dorado electrical cable manufacturer, AmerCable, is laying off 40 workers.

Kim Hanke has reportedly revived his long-standing interest in breaking into political life with a run for Lieutenant Governor. On Fox news over the weekend, Mike Huckabee says he is leaning against a 2012 presidential bid. John Brummett hints that congressman Mike Ross is considering a run for governor in 2010.

About 4.4 percent of Arkansas-based banks have been placed under federal sanctions, less than the national average of 6.8 percent, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp

City officials in Jonesboro are considering cutting the city’s public transit system by more than 50 percent beginning in early January.

John Daly fears that golf will suffer if Tiger Woods sustains any long-term damage from the mystery car crash outside his Florida home last week. “Tiger’s the biggest asset the tour’s had in a long, long time,” Daly said as he began preparing for this week’s Australian Open at NSW Golf Club.  “Whatever happened, as long as he’s OK that’s all that matters.

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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