A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the person or persons who killed a bald eagle in western Arkansas.
The Fish and Wildlife Service says the mature eagle was found shot to death in the Mount Magazine area of Logan County near the town of Midway with both its talons cut off.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Humane Society of the United States, and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing the eagle.
A circuit judge in Arkansas has awarded more than half a billion dollars in damages to seven women who were physically and sexually abused by Tony Alamo when they belonged to the evangelist's ministry.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that Miller County Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson entered a default judgment against Twenty First Century Holiness Tabernacle Church, an arm of Alamo Ministries, after it failed to respond to the civil suit. Johnson awarded the women a total of $525 million.
Alamo is serving a 175-year prison sentence on sex-related convictions.
While Arkansas has the 4th highest teen birth rate in the United States, it has made significant improvements in the last couple of decades. Still, the head of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy says more can be done.
Sarah Brown, CEO of the private, independent non-profit group was in Little Rock Wednesday where she spoke at the Clinton School of Public Service. She also spoke to the Human Services Subcommittee of the Arkansas House and Senate.
In an interview with KUAR, she praised efforts in Arkansas that have lowered the percentage.
The Arkansas House of Representatives again delayed a fifth vote on funding Arkansas’s private option alternative to Medicaid expansion Wednesday. It came just as the state Department of Human Services new released figures showing that 127, 051 people have been deemed eligible to receive assistance under the healthcare program, with 105,561 already covered.
A third, and likely final, wave of layoffs at Little Rock-based Acxiom Corp. began on Wednesday as the database marketer continued its push to realign its workforce to meet changing industry demands.
Acxiom indicated in November 2013 it would cut its overall labor force by March in an effort to save $20-$30 million annually.
Acxiom has been investing in new products and services geared towards more sophisticated consumer data collection and target marketing via the Internet as some of its traditional, core business silos have seen declines in revenue and profitability.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform Verdi's Requiem Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. at Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock. The performance will include a 400 voice double choir and four vocal soloists. This At the Symphony focuses on Giuseppe Verdi's great work.
You can find information about this performance in the Arkansas Symphony Masterworks Series at the ASO website.
An Arkansas House committee has approved a Senate bill aimed at keeping the lieutenant governor's office open until November after the last officeholder resigned over ethics violations.
House lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for a Senate bill that would allow Gov. Mike Beebe to not call a special election for the state's second-in-command post within 10 months of the November election. Senators passed that bill unanimously last week.
The bill's sponsor, Republican Senate Majority Leader Eddie Joe Williams, says a special election would cost at least $1 million.