A Federal Grand Jury has indicted the owner of a Little Rock-based bottled water company on eleven counts, including wire fraud, money laundering and making a false statement. U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas Christopher Thyer made the announcement.
A new facility in North Little Rock whose goal is to provide technological and educational resources for entrepreneurs in Central Arkansas has been awarded a grant by the Delta Regional Authority.
The grant of 251,105 dollars will go towards developing facilities and help the Arkansas Regional Innovation hub become fully operational by next year, says Warwick Sabin, the executive director. He says the hub will include spaces for people to work on their business ideas as well as classrooms where people can learn things like computer programming
Parties in a $70 million truck-stop rebate scandal linked to a company owned by the governor of Tennessee and his brother, who owns the Cleveland Browns, are to gather in court Monday for a federal court hearing that could end in approval of a settlement.
About 50 customers of Nashville-based Pilot Flying J opted out of the proposed settlement and have filed their own lawsuits. But the bulk of the 6,000 companies due rebates, plus interest, under the proposal have signed on to the deal.
75 jobs are being created with the opening of a furniture manufacturing plant in Morrilton. Governor Mike Beebe took part in the announcement Thursday morning.
Vinh Long, which is based in Vietnam, says it will invest five million dollars to renovate an existing facility that had housed a Bosch factory. The company supplies furniture and kitchen cabinets to Ikea and other retailers.
Hiring will begin in the spring, with the plant opening next the summer.
Company officials said Arkansas is a good location because it has a sustainable supply of raw materials.
Residents of a North Little Rock neighborhood go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to allow the sale of alcohol.
The Park Hill neighborhood has been dry since 1966, but business leaders believe allowing the sale of alcohol could revive the area and bring restaurants to the stretch of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, between I-40 and McCain Boulevard.
220 people took part in early voting last week, election officials report.