Thursday Arkansas news

The Lottery Legislative Oversight Committee set lottery scholarship amounts at $5,000 for full-time students at four-year institutions and $2,500 for full-time students at two-year schools.

The Teacher Retirement System is resuming its efforts to collect money from retirees who returned to work but failed to report their earnings, even though its director said he still has questions about whether the system will ultimately prevail.

The Parole Board announced has rescinded its decision to grant parole to a sex offender who had used a lawsuit against the state Department of Correction to attempt to bolster his case for release.

Wal Mart is trimming 300 jobs, mostly from the Bentonville headquarters.

Entergy Corp. parlayed increased electricity usage and sharply lower fuel expenses into an 84 percent gain in fourth quarter profit.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich., is sending $11 million to Southern Bancorp of Arkadelphia to further its mission of revitalizing the Mississippi Delta. The Foundation has made a $5 million equity investment in the rural development bank company and deposited an additional $6 million.

Little Rock’s Lutheran High School will close at the end of this academic year in June.

A proposed ordinance by Little Rock city directors would ban people from parking motor vehicles in front yards unless there is a holiday, public event or a private party taking place.

A federal judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by members of the Tony Alamo organization. U.S. District Judge Harry Barnes rejected claims the members’ religious rights were infringed upon when the state seized underage children from the ministry’s compounds.

Four teenagers are charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a Forrest City man earlier this year.

A 14-year-old Lonoke boy is accused of stabbing a 16-year-old boy after an argument

Victims of recent burglaries in North Little Rock have been approached by unidentified men offering to sell them their stuff back.


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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