Wednesday morning Arkansas news

Razorback defensive backs David Gordon and Hunter Miller are facing charges of possession of a controlled substance after being arrested by University of Arkansas police Monday night.

A group known for opposing illegal immigration says it plans to push next year for state legislation similar to Arizona’s  new illegal immigration law.

Five El Dorado workers and four from Magnolia are among personnel sent to Yazoo County, Miss., in the wake of Saturday’s killer tornado. The storm killed at least 10 people in rural Mississippi and two in Alabama, with 700 homes damaged and 49 people injured in Mississippi alone.

Entergy Arkansas, which is in the midst of separating from its system operating agreement, told the Public Service Commission it will honor regulators’ wishes – even if it means abandoning a possible option to work out a new arrangement with other Entergy companies.

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp. has opened its new $4 million manufacturing and distribution plant in Fort Smith. The plant will employ 15 people.

About 40 information technology employees of Stephens Inc. are being transferred to another company owned by Warren Stephens to start up a new service bureau offering real-time transaction processing to the brokerage industry.

Mike Newell has resigned as head men’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Circuit Judge Herb Wright indefinitely postponed the murder trial of the man accused in the Little Rock military center shooting. The trial had been set June 7. Wright ordered a mental evaluation.

The wife of the man charged in the death of Nona Dirksmeyer testifies that she saw her husband leaving the beauty queen’s apartment two weeks before the murder. The wife of Gary Dunn also claims he sexually abused her.

A Little Rock man will serve six years in prison for running down a Wrightsville pedestrian then leaving the scene.

A Lonoke woman who police said abandoned a pair of young great Danes when she moved out of Little Rock faces two counts of felony animal cruelty after her arrest Monday, the first Pulaski County case filed under a law that took effect last summer.

An Baxter County man has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor harassment after sending obscene text messages to a woman he had delivered packages to.


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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