Friday (shivering) Arkansas headlines

U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., says Congress should buckle down and pass a comprehensive highway bill rather than a second stimulus program with funding for road projects.

Republican Rep. Mark Martin announces that he is a candidate for Secretary of State.

Breast-cancer treatment advocates urged legislators to make up for budget cuts in a prevention program.

The Tolbert Report website says the state House will webcast its proceedings during the upcoming session.

The Pope County sheriff will take steps to avoid a repeat of an incident in which an employee used her work e-mail account to forward an e-mail critical of President Obama.

A state panel that monitors the conduct of lawyers has reprimanded and fined a Mena lawyer for having a client’s lawsuit against Walmart dismissed but telling her the case was still progressing.

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing for Aaron Miller, convicted in Fort Smith of killing his girlfriend and her two children around Christmas 2006. The court said relatives of the victims should not have been allowed to testify that he deserved the death penalty.

The attorney for a Memphis man facing the death penalty over accusations that he killed one soldier and wounded another in a June shooting at a Little Rock recruiting office is asking a judge to force the Public Defender Commission to pay for defense expenses, as much as $30,000

A study by the state of Oklahoma showing phosphorous pollution in a sensitive watershed was incomplete, rife with errors and “not scientifically defensible,” a scientist testified in federal court.

Just seven days into the New Year, pump prices have surged past 2009 highs as winter storms and a flood of speculative money send oil prices higher.

Dillard’s reports December total sales were down 8 percent, compared to last year. Same-store sales were down 7 percent

Jeremy Wise, whose parents live in Hope, is among the dead after an attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan.

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s daughter, Sarah, who runs his Huck PAC, is to be married in May to Bryan Sanders. He’s a political consultant who was a field director in Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Oaklawn Park has opened its expanded gambling room, giving players a casino atmosphere in which they can play electronic games of skill.

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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