Wednesday Arkansas headlines

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel rejected a ballot measure intended to prohibit enforcement of new health care laws due to “ambiguities in the text of the proposed amendment.”

Members of the Fort Smith Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority plan to meet with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to brief him on the area’s transportation infrastructure needs.

Children’s Hospital Research Institute scientists have been awarded a $997,000 grant to study the relationship between a common pollutant in water systems and the increase in autoimmune disease.

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have taken the youngest of their “19 & Counting” cast, micropreemie Josie Brooklyn, out of the hospital for the first time. Josie was born on December 10 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital.

Faced with a six-figure annual deficit, the Aviation Historical Society is looking to turn over the Aerospace Education Center at Little Rock’s airport to Pulaski Technical College.

Mitsubishi will start construction of a $100 million windpower turbine manufacturing plant in Fort Smith by late this year and expects to produce its first windpower turbine before the end of next year

A warrant has been issued for Bonanza Mayor Rocky Heath for violation of the Freedom of Information Act. Heath is accused of not complying with a Jan. 15 FOIA request for financial records.

A former Green Party candidate for Congress in the 3rd District has been arrested after climbing a tree outside the Washington County Courthouse. Abel Noah Tomlinson was charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

An Arkadelphia mother is charged with harassment for making entries on her son’s Facebook page. Denise New’s 16 year old son filed charges and requested a no contact order after he claims she posted slanderous entries about him on the social networking site. The juvenile’sgrandparents have custodial rights.

Three suspects are in custody but Pine Bluff authorities were searching for a fourth suspect in connection with the robbery of McDonald’s workers trying to make a night deposit.

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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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