Monday Arkansas eye-opener

U.S. Rep. Mike Ross wants a congressional hearing on the decision to sell all the FEMA trailers stored at the Hope airport to one bidder.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he expects a judge’s ruling staying the execution of condemned killer Jack Harold Jones Jr. to be overturned and the execution to take place Tuesday as previously scheduled.

The Department of Higher Education say 6 times more students have applied for the Academic Challenge Scholarship this year than last because of increased funds from the Scholarship Lottery.

Users of the off-road trail system in the Ouachita National Forest near Mena hope they can persuade the U.S. Forest Service to keep the trail system intact. ATV recreational drivers rallied Saturday at Mena.

Wal-Mart is taking a step back from its recent push to reduce the number of products on the shelves of its supercenters and discount stores across the nation

The first phase of a $1.3 million renovation of the terminal at Grider Field Municipal Airport in Pine Bluff is nearly halfway complete, and airport manager Doug Hale is hopeful the phase will be finished by the Memorial Day weekend in time for the annual Black Pilots of America fly-in.

Sales of beer are flat in this recession. But sales of craft beers made in small breweries increased in Arkansas and nationwide. There are four craft breweries in Arkansas. One of those is a production brewery and three are in pubs.

The 2010 NCAA tournament bracket is almost set, and the play-in game between Winthrop and Arkansas-Pine Bluff will set the field of 64.

Corliss Williamsonis going to coach the UCA men’s basketball team and that he’s mentioned that Scotty Thurman may join him as an assistant.

The Cleveland Browns have traded quarterback Brady Quinn to the Denver Broncos for fullback Peyton Hillis and a 2011 draft pick.

The owner of Rachel Alexandra backed out of a match-up against Zenyatta at Oaklawn on April 9.

Mario Scott will stand trial today in Pine Bluff  on capital-murder charges in the May 2007 death of Katesia Weathers, who prosecutors say was beaten to death before her body was burned to ashes and small fragments.

A woman who lives in the Taylor community southwest of Magnolia is facing two counts of capital murder in the smothering deaths of her two children last year.

Former Mayflower Police Chief Richard Shaw is arrested and charged with a felony offense for allegedly helping a convicted felon obtain police blue lights.

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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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