Tuesday Arkansas headlines

As the Federal Communications Commission moves ahead with plans to expand broadband access nationwide, Arkansas’ Sen. Mark Pryor emphasizes that it’s critical to provide high-speed Internet to rural areas that currently aren’t online.

U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Prescott, co-sponsored card-check legislation three times in Congress but now says he’s opposed to the proposal that would allow workers to more easily organize.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office will appeal Friday’s Circuit Court ruling, knocking down initiated Act 1 as unconstitutional, to the Arkansas Supreme Court.

The Department of Human Services is now accepting applications from unmarried couples who had previously been banned from serving as foster or adoptive parents.

Health officials say a possible increase in the number of rabid skunks in southwestern Arkansas may put pets at risk.

The Department of Environmental Services has created an interactive online map to identify meth contaminated buildings on a countywide basis.

An Eagletown, Okla. man who won $500,000 on an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery scratch-off ticket claimed the prize yesterday morning.

A group attempting to get Pine Bluff Mayor Carl Redus Jr. voted out of office says it has collected approximately 5,000 signatures on a petition for a recall election.

Deltic Timber of El Dorado reports first-quarter earnings of $2.3 million, compared with a $1.2 million loss a year earlier.

The CEO of Wal-Mart, Mike Duke, received total compensation of $19.23 million for fiscal year 2010, which ended Jan. 31 for the retailer. It’s down nearly a third of Duke’s total compensation a year earlier.

John David Lindsey’s financial dealings with be at center stage today, when the Fayetteville developer and son of former U of A trustee Jim Lindsey, meets with creditors who will question him, under oath, about his affairs in the wake of a $169 million Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

One person is dead and another is hospitalized and a mentally challenged man is behind bars in Garland County. Sam Lands, recently released from the State Hospital, is accused of shooting his case manager.

A Pulaski County detention deputy who suffered a severe skull fracture and a dislocated shoulder when he was attacked Saturday by an inmate remains in the UAMS Intensive Care Unit after two surgeries.

A Faulkner County man is under arrest after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the foot and holding her and her one-year-old daughter against their will for more than two weeks.

A 57-year-old Conway apartment complex maintenance man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a child.

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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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