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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Emily Walkenhorst

Official warns of per-day jail fees

updated: 12/20/2014 10:39 p.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Judge-elect Barry Hyde said the county will charge Jacksonville the daily rate for holding inmates in the county jail that was recently passed by the Quorum Court if Jacksonville Mayor Gary Fletcher continues to resist signing onto an interlocal agreement to contribute to the lockup.

NLR schools ask assessor to file claim on tax slip up

posted: 12/19/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board approved Thursday night a letter asking the Pulaski County assessor's office to file a nearly $900,000 insurance claim for a tax-billing error that led to more than $1 million being sent to the wrong school district.

Environment notebook

posted: 12/18/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Program to recycle electronics on tap Pulaski County businesses soon will be able to apply to have their old electronics picked up and recycled, the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District announced recently.

Jail just two below max with 380 state inmates filling beds

posted: 12/17/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County jail's Tuesday morning population was two inmates below capacity, Sheriff Doc Holladay told the Quorum Court at its final December meeting Tuesday, but the jail still has more than twice the number of state inmates than he considers ideal.

Pulaski County notebook

posted: 12/17/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Library appointee to serve 2nd term Frederick Ursery will serve a second three-year term on the Central Arkansas Library System board of trustees, after a 13-0 vote of approval from the Pulaski County Quorum Court on Tuesday night.

Cities, counties pledge effort to create LR-to-Hot Springs bike trail

posted: 12/15/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

An agreement to build a bicycle trail from Little Rock to Hot Springs is now written in ink, though the timeline and cost remain unclear.

Kids get baseball tips from pros

posted: 12/14/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

In the hours before his third and final concert at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Garth Brooks joined four professional baseball players, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock baseball team and about 75 Little Rock-area Boys and Girls Club children for a three-hour clinic on baseball skills.

LR marchers silent in protest

posted: 12/14/2014 2:48 a.m. Discuss

After learning that the New York police officer accused of placing a chokehold on Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, would not be indicted in Garner's death, Katina White had had enough.

Water plan heads to Legislature

posted: 12/10/2014 3:36 a.m. Discuss

The state's second-ever water plan is off to the Legislature for review before final adoption, after a 6-2 vote Tuesday by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and an hour of debate on a provision that would affect poultry farmers.

JPs advance raise for panel

posted: 12/10/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

An ordinance given preliminary Pulaski County Quorum Court approval Tuesday night would raise pay for county Board of Equalization members by $15 per meeting to $125.

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