The U.S. Marshals Museum that's to be built in Fort Smith is to go up at a new, larger site.
Museum board members on Tuesday approved the change, which will double the land available for the facility.
The museum will still be built downtown along the Arkansas River and the organization is still getting the land for no charge. Developer Bennie Westphal agreed to donate the original parcel and is also donating the new site.
A state board is to consider whether to permanently revoke licenses that some Arkansas school districts had been using to employ teachers, administrators and staff as armed security guards.
The Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies on Wednesday is scheduled to review the licenses that had been issued to 13 school districts classifying them as private security firms.
The panel in August had suspended the licenses after a legal opinion was issued by the state's attorney general that the schools could not use the licensing law to arm staff.
Arkansas housing data spanning the first 7 months of this year show home sales were up nearly 11% in the state compared to the same period last year, according to the Arkansas Realtors Association. Sales numbers in the state also show a 13 % increase in home values.
A federal judge says he won't delay a December trial over Arkansas' request to end its desegregation payments to three Little Rock-area school districts.
U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall on Tuesday denied the motion that had been filed by the Little Rock School District and the group of black students and parents known as the Joshua Intervenors.
The motion sought to continue the case. Arkansas last year asked to be released from the desegregation settlement agreement with the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County Special school districts.
The Arkansas Arts Center added 570 new members, roughly a 15 percent increase, to its roster as a result of its most recent exhibition, “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: Treasures of Kenwood House, London,” according to the center's Chief Financial Officer Laine Harber.
The exhibit of impressionist painters, which included the first Rembrandt painting ever to be displayed in Arkansas, exceeded the center's membership expectations, Harber said. It wrapped up this past Sunday.
Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin says he's opposed to military action in Syria.
The two-term congressman from central Arkansas announced Tuesday he won't support action against Syria, which U.S. officials say killed more than 1,400 civilians in a chemical weapons attack last month.
Griffin, who had already said he was unlikely to support President Barack Obama's request, said a classified briefing he attended Monday had not changed his mind.