Emily Walkenhorst

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Arkansas police name 1 bridge-jump suspect; a 2nd missing

Subscriber onlyHelena-West Helena police revealed Tuesday the identity of a woman believed to have jumped from the U.S. 49 bridge on Friday and said another person disappeared from the bridge early Tuesday morning. Continue reading...

For some in Pulaski County, water bill a blessing

68 families now connected to utility

Subscriber onlyLike many of her neighbors, Mary Williams started paying a water bill this year after Central Arkansas Water connected a waterline to her rural home in southeast Pulaski County. Continue reading...

Push on to restore shortleaf pine in forests in state

Subscriber onlyShortleaf pine numbers are shrinking in the southeastern United States, but Arkansas and other states are working to restore the durable and long-living trees in the region's forests. Continue reading...

Investigation urged on Monticello check

Mayor’s signature concerns group

Subscriber onlyArkansas State Police should investigate a check endorsed by Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker that coincided with an invoice that appears be falsified, Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Deen said this week. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyAgency again orders removal of old tires The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has amended its consent administrative order with the West River Valley Regional Solid Waste Management District, setting a deadline of June 1, 2017, for removing the hundreds of thousands of excess scrap tires at the district's recycling facility in Johnson County. Continue reading...

Teens taught crisis-handling skills

Youth preparedness council a first for U.S., agency says

Subscriber onlyAfter a few minutes of being helped into a bomb suit by emergency management professionals, 17-year-old Jackson Stepp was dressed head to ankle in nearly 110 pounds of Kevlar, plastic and other materials. Continue reading...

Bryant voters approve sales tax extension for road, parks, fire stations

Subscriber onlyBryant voters approved extending the city's 0.5 percent sales tax Tuesday night to support the construction of a new road, two fire stations and parks improvements. Continue reading...

Arkansas hog farm’s foes want their expert at drilling

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing a request by opponents of C&H Hog Farms in Newton County to reconsider who is allowed to observe a drilling project at the facility to determine whether hog manure ponds are leaking. Continue reading...

As Arkansas hotel razed, city says: Stay out

Hot Springs warns Majestic trespassers of asbestos risk

Subscriber onlyHot Springs officials are asking people to stay off the Majestic Hotel's property while workers prepare the historic building for demolition, warning them that the site is a health hazard and that trespassing is illegal. Continue reading...

Bryant to vote on 3-year tax extension for city projects

Subscriber onlyBryant residents will vote on whether to extend a temporary tax increase another three years to fund several city infrastructure projects. Continue reading...

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