FINAL Friday Arkansas headlines

EDITOR’S NOTE: While the Lynch at Large blog will continue to provide news and (perhaps more) commentary, this is the final state headlines edition. If there is anybody interested in subscribing to a PAID newsletter with similar content, drop me a line. plynch@swbell.net.

The attorney general says he cannot accept a proposal that would place restrictions on open-enrollment charter schools in hopes of ending the decades-long Pulaski County desegregation lawsuit.

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a 2.5 magnitude earthquake in Benton County at 10:52 a.m. yesterday morning.

A dean at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is named to an independent board to advise Toyota’s North American affiliates on quality and safety issues.

Three Arkansas cities make Forbes’ annual list of the top 100 metropolitan areas for businesses and careers. The list ranks the top 200 business cities. Fayetteville, Little Rock and Fort Smith each made the top 85, although each dropped from its 2009 Forbes ranking.

Orders for industrial electric motors and power-transmission products will increase in the coming quarters, Baldor Electric reports as part of an after-market, first-quarter earnings announcement.

At Arkadelphia, Danfoss Scroll Technologies plans to hire as many as 75 new workers at an air-conditioner compressor plant over the next two years.

In Fort Smith, Whirlpool has hired back 1,100 workers since January.

Hilton Worldwide is developing six new Home2 Suites hotels, including one on Central Avenue in Hot Springs.

Entergy recorded a 9.2 percent drop in first-quarter profit, missing analysts’ forecasts.

Bank of the Ozarks reports first-quarter net income of $15.9 million, a 72 percent increase from the same quarter last year.

Deliberations continue in the trial of Gary Dunn for killing Nona Dirksmeyer. Prosecutors and defense attorneys have delivered closing arguments.

A circuit court judge has ordered that the man charged in an attack that critically injured a Pulaski County jail deputy will wear “full restraints” and a mask to prevent him from spitting on people when he appears in court.

According to Little Rock police, a woman went into the laundromat at Baseline and Mize Road and left the vehicle running with a baby inside. While the woman was inside, a man jumped in the van and sped away.

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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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