Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says Arkansas has reached a settlement with a Nevada telecommunications company accused of continuing to bill consumers after they had cancelled their long-distance telephone services.
McDaniel filed suit against Consumer Telcom, Inc., in 2010, alleging the company charged for "bundled" services that many Arkansans were unaware they had purchased.
In the settlement, the company agreed to make clear what type of services they are receiving and provide explicit instructions on how to cancel them.
The Arkansas Public Service Commission is allowing further information to be presented by both sides of a dispute, concerning a transmission line in the northern part of the state.
Southwestern Electric Power Company has construction plans for a 60 mile line in Benton and Carroll Counties. Doug Stowe, a Save the Ozarks board member, says the utility companies saw the previous hearing as a meeting to determine which route would be used. He says the opposition saw things differently.
Hot Springs is commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the largest urban fire in the state’s history, Wednesday afternoon. Visit Hot Springs, the city's tourism agency, invites the public to the site of the fire, a parking lot behind Summit Arena, at 3:30 PM for a plaque placement followed by a history presentation.
The fire started on September 5th and within 12 hours destroyed 60 city blocks and 700 residences. Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs, says the town is the number one tourism destination in the state because of the hard work that was done to repair it.