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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Emily Walkenhorst

JPs, 3 cities OK pact to fund county jail

posted: 08/27/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Agreements with three cities to fund the Pulaski County jail are official today, after the Quorum Court approved an ordinance Tuesday night allowing the county to enter into a new five-year contract with the five largest cities beginning Jan. 1.

Watershed amendment approved

posted: 08/27/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Quorum Court approved an amendment Tuesday night to the Lake Maumelle watershed zoning code after some heated discussion about the merits of the original ordinance.

Jonesboro's police chief resigns; reporter returns

posted: 08/26/2014 3:55 a.m. Comments 6

The Jonesboro police chief whose Facebook comments about a reporter for The Jonesboro Sun prompted her to resign and the mayor to suspend the chief for 30 days without pay has resigned.

Access to safe water a problem for many

posted: 08/25/2014 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Every couple of months for the past 10 years, Lillard Brockette and his wife, Iris, have loaded up his pickup with 80 empty 1-gallon bottles to drive an hour west to Hot Springs to fill up on spring water straight from the source.

Mayor: Not likely to fill attorney role

posted: 08/23/2014 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Bauxite will likely not replace its city attorney for the rest of the year, Mayor Johnny McMahan said Friday.

Beebe: Balance tax cuts, services

posted: 08/22/2014 3:59 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas counties can stay afloat in coming years if tax cuts are balanced with the needs of the government and its people, Gov. Mike Beebe told Association of Arkansas Counties conference attendees Thursday morning.

County officials hear federal theme

posted: 08/21/2014 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Counties across the country -- including in Arkansas -- face several national issues at a local level, such as the Endangered Species Act and the uncertain future of Highway Trust Fund money, the National Association of Counties' president-elect told Association of Arkansas Counties conference attendees Wednesday.

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

posted: 08/20/2014 4:08 a.m. Discuss

A 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.

Railroad identifies 2 killed, 2 injured

posted: 08/19/2014 4 a.m. Discuss

Union 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.

County planners back watershed amendment

posted: 08/15/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

In 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.

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