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Emily Walkenhorst

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Train's failure to wait led to fatal crash, official says

Subscriber onlyA freight train heading south did not stop to wait for a northbound train to switch off onto a vacant track, causing the two to collide Sunday morning in Lawrence County, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Railroad identifies 2 killed, 2 injured

No word on why 2 trains collided

Subscriber onlyUnion Pacific officials on Monday identified the two workers killed and two workers injured in a fiery, head-on collision Sunday of two of the company's freight trains in Hoxie. Continue reading...

County planners back watershed amendment

Task force comes up with code change

Subscriber onlyIn a meeting that took less than 15 minutes Thursday, the Pulaski County Planning Board approved without dissent a resolution supporting the proposed amendment to the Lake Maumelle watershed zoning ordinance. Continue reading...

3 cities dump Recyclebank incentive pact

Board: 20% participation too low in Pulaski County

Subscriber onlyA three-city, 2-year-old recycling incentives program in Pulaski County has ended after a state agency's board of directors voted to end its partnership with a New York-based company, citing dissatisfaction with the program's results. Continue reading...

Pulaski County JPs advance jail pact

Contracts with 3 cities win preliminary approval; final vote on next agenda

Subscriber onlyAfter much discussion, the Pulaski County Quorum Court gave preliminary approval Tuesday night to enter in to agreements with three of the county's five biggest cities to fund the county jail. Continue reading...

Pulaski County notebook

Subscriber onlyRecycling district rolls over $493,546 The Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District reported almost $500,000 in carryover funds from fiscal 2014 on Tuesday. Continue reading...

164 dogs to be returned to breeder

Subscriber onlyMore than 160 dogs will be returned to an Austin dog breeder today after more than two years of sitting in the Pulaski County Humane Society as evidence during her animal cruelty trial and further proceedings. Continue reading...

Recycling sign-ups slow to pick up

Subscriber onlyA state agency will pay $134,063 -- about 10.5 percent of its budget -- this fiscal year as its first contribution to a 2-year-old recycling incentives program for households in Pulaski County eligible for curbside recycling. Continue reading...

Pulaski County notebook

Subscriber onlyWatershed zoninghearing scheduled Continue reading...

Pair heads bid to turn Little Italy into a city

It would be state’s 501st municipality

Subscriber onlyA sign along Arkansas 300 in the rural northwest corner of Pulaski County between the Perry County border and Lake Maumelle showcases the Italian flag -- vertical stripes of green, then white, then red -- and a movement, reading "It will take 'The Village' to make Little Italy a Township." Continue reading...

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