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Police: Suspect in Virginia bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt

updated: 03/31/2016 4:28 p.m. Discuss

RICHMOND, Va. — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot.

Locally produced food finds a place at the table

posted: 05/20/2012 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Locally produced foods are finding their way into more and more restaurants and retail stores across the state.

Tyson beef unit breaks even

posted: 05/08/2012 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. on Monday said its struggling beef division broke even during the January through March period. The Springdale business said the performance of the segment — one of four — had been hurt by a national debate surrounding an additive in ground beef.

Warm weather launches farmers markets

posted: 04/29/2012 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Most of the state’s estimated 85 farmers markets will open by May, but a number of them have started selling earlier than usual, thanks to unusually mild weather — giving all such operations hopes of making this one of their best seasons.

Net loss widens at Arkansas Best

posted: 04/28/2012 3:02 a.m. Discuss

A weak first-quarter performance by Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith was made worse by three one-time charges that represented 43 cents of a 71-cent loss per share.

P.A.M. profit a 1st in 5 years

posted: 04/26/2012 4:05 a.m. Discuss

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. on Wednesday reported its first profit in the first quarter in five years.

Farmers have till May 1 to settle

posted: 04/17/2012 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas dairy farmers have until May 1 to agree to a $145 million settlement with cooperatives across the Southeast and Dean Foods of Dallas, the country’s largest processor of milk.

Trucker reports 35% rise in profit

posted: 04/13/2012 3:26 a.m. Discuss

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Thursday said it achieved record firstquarter profit as growth came from its truck-to-rail and logistics segments.

Poultry jobs set for Fort Smith

posted: 04/07/2012 3:05 a.m. Discuss

OK Industries Inc. of Fort Smith said Friday that it will hire 182 workers over the next two months, a combination of recalled and new positions, to work in its poultry-processing plants in the area.

2 oppose Mexican chicken-leg tariff

posted: 04/04/2012 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas’ U.S. Sens. John Boozman, a Republican, and Democrat Mark Pryor were among 16 members of the upper chamber who asked U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk this week to oppose a proposed Mexican tariff on imports of chicken leg quarters.

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