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July 1st

Survey shows Ark. among states with strong economy

July 1, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. — A new monthly survey suggests the economy remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states and business will continue to improve in the months ahead.

The overall index for the region declined to 55.6 in June from 56.2 in May, but any score above 50 suggests growth.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says business leaders expect slower growth in the next few months. Modest job growth is also expected as the hiring index dropped to 53.7 in June from May's 59.3.

Lonoke County jail escape recaptured near Cabot

July 1, 2013

CABOT — Lonoke County authorities say an escape from the county jail has been recaptured near Cabot.

Lt. James Kulesa told reporters that authorities using search dogs recaptured 22-year-old Micah Lance Edwards Sunday afternoon in a wooded area along Arkansas Highway 236.

Edwards had disappeared from the Lonoke County jail about 7 p.m. Saturday. He was being held on misdemeanor charges from Ward and Springdale.

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