Tuesday Arkansas happenings

Lawmakers from Mississippi and Arkansas are helping lead a push for at least $2.1 billion in emergency farm aid.

Mike Huckabee has not ruled out running for president in 2012 and is not worried about the possibility of facing attack ads over his decision to commute the sentence of a man later suspected of killing four Washington police officers.

Gov. Mike Beebe and other state business leaders will make a major economic announcement around 10 am at the State Capitol concerning a new development in central Arkansas.

Federal Judge Susan Webber Wright has directed Secretary of State Charlie Daniels to allow the Freethinkers Society display on the Capitol grounds.

The Board of Education approves a charter school targeting black males. Approval of the charter will also require that 80 percent of the students be lower income — as defined by eligibility for free and reduced price lunches.

The lottery begins selling its cheapest tickets yet at a price within reach of everybody. Those will be for its latest game, called Cash 3. Tickets will cost either 50 cents each or $1 each.

A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 28.7 percent of Arkansans were considered obese in 2008.

Regulators from the Federal Aviation Administration are fining Spitfire Aviation Services LLC of Fayetteville $4 million for failing to adhere to several required FAA standards since 2005.

The federal trial of a lawsuit against Arkansas poultry growers by Oklahoma will resume today in Tulsa as the defense begins to present its case, which could take several weeks.

Arkansas Business reports three Razorback basketball players may have violated NCAA rules by appearing in a local magazine section highlighting clothing option

North Little Rock Alderman Sam Baggett and former Alderman Cary Gaines plead innocent to federal charges. Baggett is accused of selling guns to a convicted felon. Gaines is named in an indictment that alleges efforts to arrange kickbacks on city work.

University of Arkansas police are asking for help in finding out who might have been videoed taking showers in a school dormitory. LeiaBrently Washington, 19, faces charges of video voyeurism after a complaint from another student.

A female student reports she was raped at a fraternity house at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the fifth rape reported this semester at the university and the third at a fraternity house.

A man who was sentenced to death for the killing of a University of Oklahoma dance student from Benton has lost a bid for a new trial.

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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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