Tuesday in Arkansas

About 60 Arkansas guardsmen will be deploying to Kosovo on Wednesday for a year-long peacekeeping mission.

The Duggers 19th child, premie Josie, reportedly is back in Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Josie was born Dec. 10th and was in the hospital until April 6.

Just four jurors of what will eventually be a panel of 14, including two alternates, were seated Monday during court proceedings leading up to the trial of Gary W. Dunn for the 2005 murder of Nona Dirksmeyer. Defense lawyers will attempt to implicate Kevin Jones, who was originally charged and later acquitted .

The Arkansas Supreme Court issued a stay of execution for death-row inmate Don W. Davis just hours before he was to be put to death in the 1990 murder of a Rogers woman.

The Buffalo National River appears to be free of contamination from a sewer leak that polluted a tributary for most of last year, though the state wants to continue with a planned September trial against residents of Marble Falls to make sure a cleanup continues.

Between the two racetracks, wagers from electronic games of skill — video blackjack, poker and other others — topped $100 million during March, an all-time high according to statistics released by the Racing Commission.

The Board of Education will consolidate the Turrell School District into neighboring, much larger Marion School District despite objections to the plan by Marion officials. The state Board has also voted to shut the School of Excellence charter school at Humphrey.

The Secretary of State’s office will launch of a new mobile application that helps voters verify their registration information, find out where and how to register and find the nearest polling location. It will be available on all smartphone operating platforms.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute will host the third annual Legacy Weekend from April 30 to May 1, with this year’s event focusing on the former governor’s work on race relations and social equality.

The Medical Board has voted to quit automatically barring doctors from practice in the state if they got their medical degrees from any one of a list of 53 foreign medical schools.

The Arkansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has asked the City of North Little Rock to stop opening City Council meetings with prayer.

A study finds little compliance with a 2009 state law governing cash advances on tax refunds. Arkansans Against Abusive Payday Lending reports that none of the nine paid preparers surveyed was in full compliance , and that Refund Anticipation Loans and tax preparation fees were generally high.

The majority of Arkansas-based truckers are forecast to post negative first-quarter earnings in the coming weeks, even though the freight economy has improved, Morgan Keegan & Co. transportation analysts said this week.

A man charged with capital murder for shooting to death an Army recruiter in Little Rock has now been charged with trying to stab a jailer.

North Little Rock firefighters spent 19 hours fighting a blaze at a local recycling plant.


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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