Wednesday Arkansas update

The Little Rock School District will argue in federal court that the state has violated the desegregation settlement by allowing open enrollment charter schools. A representative of the Attorney General tells the board that there can be negotiations on the charter schools.

The head of the Highway and Transportation Department is reminding candidates and their supporters to keep political signs off highway rights of way.

Former first lady Laura Bush is headed to Blytheville this spring as part of a nine-city tour to promote her new autobiography and support a local reading program.

The federal government will inspect hiring records of 180 employers in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee to check for compliance with immigration laws and regulations. That’s according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

Searchers recovered the body of a teenager who drowned when his canoe capsized on Lake Ouachita last week.

Bail is set for six people arrested on drug and weapons charges after a shooting at a capitol city apartment Friday in which two police officers were shot.

A shooting at a Little Rock barbershop, left one person injured, police said, but neither the shooting suspect nor the victim have been found as this story is posted.

A rash of burglaries in Arkadelphia has homeowners worried. From houses to apartments, all but one occurred while the homeowner was in the residence.

A Palestine city councilman has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing an unregistered machine gun, but claims he was working on the gun for a local police department.

Memphis police have cleared Overton Park Tuesday evening as overflow crowds from the Memphis Zoo led to fighting and shots fired in the air.


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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