Friday morning Arkansas news

A Tennessee man accused of killing a soldier outside a Little Rock military recruiting station last year has asked a judge to change his plea to guilty, claiming for the first time that he is part of a Yemen-based affiliate of Al Qaeda.

Blanche Lincoln is one of three Senate Democrats who  joined a Republican effort to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under existing law

The Pollution Control and Ecology Commission will consider a recommendation today to grant a final air permit for the proposed coal-fired plant in Hempstead County.

The Lottery Commission has delayed action on setting the amount of the Arkansas Challenge scholarships. A Uniontown retailer sold a winning Powerball ticket for the January 20th draw with a prize value of $1 million.

The Highway Commission opened bids on 17 more projects to be funded with nearly $30 million in federal economic stimulus cash.

Arkansas Tech is formally opening a new $10 million home for its business college.

Weiner and Delight are officially moving toward a merger. All that separates them is about 200 miles.

Home sales are up 53 percent in November and 12 percent in December, according to reports by the Arkansas Realtors Association.

Children’s Hospital in Little Rock has been named one of the top 100 companies to work for in the U.S.

Simmons First of Pine Bluff reports a 21 percent increase in fourth quarter.

An arrest is reported in the deaths of a father and his child whose burned bodies were found in a pickup in southern Pulaski County in December.

A North Little Rock man was arrested after he knocked on a hotel room door, pointed a rifle at the occupant and demanded to know where “the girl” was.

A former Fort Smith police officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a half-dozen felony charges in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

Additional charges have been placed against three men already incarcerated at the St. Francis County Jail after deputies smelled marijuana coming from their cell.

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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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