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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Emily Walkenhorst

Arkansas manure pond isn't leaking, analysis says

posted: 01/21/2017 3:25 a.m. Discuss

A study conducted at C&H Hog Farms found no evidence of a hog manure leak at the farm 6 miles from the Buffalo River, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality concluded this week.

City insurance at hub of appeal before high court

posted: 01/20/2017 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Whether Little Rock has sufficiently proven that it doesn't have insurance is at the crux of a matter before the Arkansas Supreme Court involving a ruling in a lawsuit that seeks damages against the city in the death of a 7-year-old.

Erosion, feral hogs pose concern on river

posted: 01/19/2017 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Erosion along the banks of the Buffalo National River and problems associated with feral hogs were among the primary concerns voiced this week during the first meeting of the governor-commissioned Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee.

Monticello mayor taking plea deal, resigns post

posted: 01/18/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Monticello Mayor Zackery Tucker resigned Tuesday after his attorney informed a judge that Tucker would accept a plea deal on corruption charges brought against him in September.

Panel urges Buffalo's protection

posted: 01/18/2017 1:03 a.m. Discuss

The governor-commissioned Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee met for the first time Tuesday afternoon, voicing its primary interests and concerns for protecting the Buffalo River.

Judge to rule on transfer of teen in Conway killings

posted: 01/14/2017 2:39 a.m. Comments 2

Faulkner County Circuit Judge Troy Braswell will decide in the next two weeks whether a teenager accused of murdering a Conway couple in July 2015 will be tried as an adult or transferred to juvenile court, Braswell said Friday.

Hog-manure permit ruled flawed, fixable

posted: 01/07/2017 2:27 a.m. Comments 3

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality erred in not requiring EC Farms to apply for a separate permit to apply up to 6.7 million gallons of hog manure to land located in the Buffalo National River watershed, an administrative law judge ruled this week.

Meters project to help gauge farms' water use

posted: 01/04/2017 3:32 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service are getting ready to start a new cost-sharing program with some of the state's farmers to better measure how much water is used on fields.

Closing of Mountain Home landfill needs new bids

posted: 12/27/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has rewritten its requests for proposals for contractors to close an overfilled landfill in Mountain Home and a tire dump of 1 million tires next-door.

Closure of old Arkansas landfill and tire dump needs bids

posted: 12/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has rewritten its requests for proposals for contractors to close an overfilled landfill in Mountain Home and a tire dump of 1 million tires that's next-door.

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