Arkansas Wednesday morning news

The former head of Iowa’s Medicaid program has been hired to head Arkansas’s Division of Medical Services in DHS. Long-time head Roy Jeffus, a 31-year veteran of the department, is leaving the job.

Five Rivers Medical Center at Pocahontas is now officially in the hands of city government.

Hogs quarterback Ryan Mallett has submitted paperwork to the NFL Draft Advisory Committee to see what the league thinks about his draft prospects. It’s not an unusual move.

A $1 million donation for Access Arkansas scholarships by the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation is the largest in the program’s history, bringing total contributions to the low-income scholarship fund to $3.8 million.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received two grants from Blue Cross totaling $115,358 to help boost public health in the Delta and among Hispanics.

Verizon Wireless has sued one of its former executives for taking a job as chief information officer of Allied Wireless Communication Corp., a new wireless company that will be based in Little Rock and include former Alltel Corp. assets.

Top 10 States for strictest parents are are: 1. Arkansas, 2. Alaska, 3. Delaware, 4. Montana, 5. New Hampshire, 6. Rhode Island, 7. Georgia, 8. Mississippi, 9. West Virginia, and 10. New Mexico. CMT TV commissioned the poll.

A house fire in Conway has taken the life of a mother and three small children.

Circuit Judge Robin Green told a Bentonville teen born with HIV that he has no right to expose others to the disease. Christopher Gray pleaded guilty to five counts of exposing another person to human immunodeficiency virus, a class A felony and was sentenced to 15 years.

A prosecutor says he won’t seek the death penalty for a man accused in the beating death of a robbery victim killed at his Paragould home.

A Greenbrier volunteer firefighter and foster parent of two is under arrest on 38 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Atlanta rapper TI has been released from a federal prison in Arkansas and is headed to a halfway house in Georgia

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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