Thursday Arkansas headlines

Credit rating agencies played a key role in causing the financial crisis and should be included in Wall Street reforms, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., says.

The coalition spearheading a recall effort against Pine Bluff Mayor Carl Redus Jr. is now seeking the recalls of two members of the City Council.

UAPB will distribute complimentary tickets through an online lottery system allowing current students, alumni, and guests from across the US to attend Commencement where Michelle Obama will be the key-note speaker.

A lineman for Ozarks Electric Cooperative has died nearly two weeks after being shocked when he stumbled into a high voltage equipment box.

The Springdale City Council has voted to ban the sale of the herbal incense commonly known as K2 — which police say is smoked or inhaled by some people to get a marijuana-like high.

The case against Gary Dunn, accused in the murder of Russellville beauty queen Nona Dirksmeyer, will probably go to the jury today. Testimony ended yesterday as the defense cast doubt upon the former boyfriend who has been tried and acquitted.

A Fairfield Bay couple has been arrested on accusations they sexually assaulted two minor children.

Benton County sheriff’s deputies say a 7-year-old girl has been found dead in a bedroom of the family’s home, with a revolver lying on the floor nearby.

The Court of Appeals has turned away an accused drug dealer’s claim that Little Rock police conducted an illegal search when they had him strip in the middle of a public street. He was surrounded by police cars.

The State Police will not be investigating allegations against a Sebastian County jail chaplain who is accused of providing information about confidential informants to his son, but it suggests the sheriff lead the inquiry.

An Alexander woman is accused of taping together two lottery tickets to make it look like she won $100 and then trying to claim the false prize. Carmelia Johnson was charged with lottery fraud after she showed up at Scholarship Lottery headquarters.

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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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