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5:55 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Lt. Governor and Mayflower Mayor: Oil Spill Clean-Up A Success, Area Better Than Before

The Marsh
Jacob Kauffman

Lt. Governor Mark Darr and Mayflower Mayor Randy Holland toured clean-up efforts undertaken in the aftermath of the March oil spill in Mayflower. 

Darr and Holland toured the still-empty neighborhood in the North Woods subdivision of Mayflower, where residents have been told they can come back to their homes but none have elected to do so.

The two also toured the marsh adjacent to Lake Conway, where much of the oil eventually collected.

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5:00 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Arkansas To Look At Other Execution Drugs

Officials say Arkansas plans to consider using different drugs in lethal injections after the state lost its account with a pharmaceutical company that supplied it with drugs earlier this year.

State Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson told The Associated Press Monday that the agency no longer has a supplier for the drugs listed in its current lethal injection protocol.

So, Wilson says the department plans to look at other drugs and to rewrite its protocol.

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Local & Regional News
12:37 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Counties Leery Of 'Blueway' Title For White River

Several counties along the White River are opposing a national designation that names the White River a National Blueway.

County leaders opposed to the measure say they're worried the national designation could mean limitations for landowners and farmers.

But Emily Beyer of the U.S. Department of Interior says the National Blueways System is not regulatory, nor does it affect private property rights or governmental authorities.

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Local & Regional News
8:00 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Weather Service Predicts Rainy Week For Arkansas

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The National Weather Service says Arkansas will get a break from the summer heat this week.

Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for most of the state. Forecasters say northwest Arkansas should see rain beginning Monday morning, with the front moving to the central and southern parts of the state Monday afternoon and evening.

Forecasters say some isolated storms could be severe, but a widespread outbreak isn't expected.

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Local & Regional News
7:57 am
Mon June 17, 2013

$4M Expansion Underway At Van Buren Plant

A food service company that has been in western Arkansas for 70 years is embarking on a $4 million expansion at a Van Buren facility.

Tankersley Foodservice Inc. is adding cold storage and dock space to the site at the Van Buren Industrial Park.

The company says the project also includes expansion and improvement to customer service offices.

The Southwest Times Record reports the growth is expected to add up to 30 jobs.

Local & Regional News
5:37 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Jury Selection To Start In Trial Of Former Little Rock Officer

Josh Hastings mug shot after he was arrested in the shooting of a burglary suspect.
Credit Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office

Jury selection is to begin in the trial of a former Little Rock police officer charged with manslaughter for the shooting death of a teen burglary suspect.

The sides are to start questioning prospective jurors at 1:30 p.m. before Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen.

Former officer Josh Hastings is accused in the 2011 death of 15-year-old Bobby Moore III.

Hastings was fired and charged after investigators said evidence from the scene didn't match his account of events.

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Local & Regional News
5:33 am
Mon June 17, 2013

1,200 Teachers To Converge On Hot Springs

More than 1,200 Arkansas teachers are expected in Hot Springs for a technology symposium.

The Hot Springs Technology Institute runs Monday through Thursday at Hot Springs High School.

The event is marking its 20th anniversary. Organizers say about 350 teachers are to attend workshops on Monday and Tuesday, with the rest coming in for the Wednesday and Thursday events.

The Sentinel-Record reports more than 200 sessions will be available for educators at the conference.

Gambling
4:24 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Oaklawn, Planning Commission Work On Expansion

City planners in Hot Springs have imposed a set of conditions on Oaklawn Park's planned expansion of its casino-style gambling operation.

The thoroughbred race track wants to expand its number of tables and machines by about 50 percent.

The city's Planning Commission has stipulated that all changes to vehicular and pedestrian traffic have to be approved by the state highway department. Those permits have to be in place before work starts.

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Local & Regional News
4:15 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Officer Hit By Truck In Texarkana Disturbance Dies

A service will be held Wednesday for a Texas police officer who died after being hit by a truck during a disturbance at a park.

Texarkana police say a suspect was being held Sunday over the death of Officer William Sprague.

Sprague was hurt early Friday responding to a call of about fights that broke out as about 100 people were at Grady T. Wallace Park. Police later arrested a man on a charge of aggravated assault of a public servant. The charge could be upgraded due to Saturday's death of Sprague.

Local & Regional News
5:40 pm
Sat June 15, 2013

Ross, Burkhalter Endorse Each Other, Vow Jobs Plan

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Roby Brock of Talk Business covered a joint press conference with Gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross (D) and John Burkhalter (D) a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross and Lt. Governor candidate John Burkhalter mutually endorsed each other and promised to work jointly to create more jobs in Arkansas if elected.

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