The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas says it is in need of new food supplies due to the increasing numbers of families in need during the summer months.
The organization, which provides aid in Pulaski, Faulkner and neighboring counties, served balanced meals nearly 200 families in June. But dwindling resources have resulted in more encouragement to donate, with the Salvation Army pushing private groups and churches to hold drives and functions.
A forensic metallurgical report of Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus Pipeline has been made public. The 243-page report by the Hurst Metallurgical Research Laboratory was commissioned by the oil company and details how manufacturing defects and other stresses during the pipeline’s service contributed to a 22-foot long rupture.
Poultry experts hope China will quickly lift restrictions put in place after nine Arkansas chickens were exposed to a strain of avian flu.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture told Arkansas' congressional delegation that China had stopped importing Arkansas chicken parts. Nine birds in Scott County were exposed to a non-pathogenic strain of avian flu during floods in June.
The South is starting to use more solar energy to power businesses and households. Texas led a 2012 spike in purchases of solar energy by ordering over 12 percent of the country's solar wattage, something until recently, almost exclusively done by the east and west coasts.
Police in Fort Smith are searching for vandals who have damaged more than 30 headstones at a cemetery.
Sgt. Daniel Grubbs says the vandalism began July 25 and that headstones have been knocked over, damaged or destroyed at Calvary Cemetery on the city's west side. Grubbs says police have made no arrests and have no suspects.