The number of homes sold in Arkansas is up. A report out Wednesday from the Arkansas Realtors Association says home sales are up by 17%, as compared with the same time last year.
Carolyn Cobb, Executive Broker with Coldwell Banker says People are able to sell homes for a bit of a profit and interest rates are down. But she doesn’t foresee too much changing over the next few months.
Cobb says last year’s average price for a home was just over $150,000.
Update: The Little Rock Wastewater Sanitary Sewer Committee has voted to terminate Reggie Corbitt, Chief Executive Officer of Little Rock Wastewater Utility. He had been on paid administrative leave since Dec. 10.
The results of an investigation by the Little Rock Police Department into questionable expenditures by the Little Rock Wastewater Utility will be sent to Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley, who will decide whether to file charges.
An Arkansas House panel is recommending that two members running for Congress be allowed to raise campaign funds during next month's legislative session.
The House Rules Committee on Wednesday voted to recommend exempting candidates for federal office from a prohibition on raising money during the legislative session. The Legislature convenes its fiscal session Feb. 10.
State Reps. Bruce Westerman and Ann Clemmer are running for two congressional seats. Westerman had asked the panel whether the fundraising prohibition applies to federal candidates.
Organizers of the Arkansas Literary Festival are announcing the lineup for this year's event, which runs from April 24 through the 27.
Susan Gele with the Central Arkansas Library System says more than 80 presenters will be in Little Rock for the festival, including romance and suspense writer Catherine Coulter and Mary Roach, who the Washington Times has called “America's funniest science writer.”
Entergy Arkansas has sent around four dozen linemen and other workers to Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to help the region deal with a winter storm.
Snow and ice fell across parts of the South on Tuesday and more cold weather is expected Wednesday.
Brady Aldy, the vice president of customer service for Entergy Arkansas, said the winter weather could be the most challenging in Louisiana in years. Last month, crews from Louisiana traveled to Arkansas to help the state deal with an ice storm.
It’s not immediately clear why, but federal agents Tuesday executed search warrants at a North Little Rock company that has become well known for licensing and digitizing the photo collections of notable newspapers around the country. They were also at the expansive home of John Rogers, owner of Rogers Photo Archive.
Reporters were kept across from the locations, as boxes were removed and loaded into vehicles.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says his proposal to boost funding for the state's prison system will be threatened if lawmakers halt a compromise Medicaid expansion approved last year.
Beebe told members of the Arkansas Sheriffs' Association on Tuesday that the new money he's proposed to build new prison beds and reimburse county jails for housing state inmates could be at risk if the private option isn't renewed during next month's legislative session.