September 23rd, 2014
CONWAY â€” Leaders in Conway are deciding whether to drill test wells in the city's landfill to see if enough methane exists underground to use as a fuel source.
The Conway City Council is set to vote Tuesday night on whether to spend $100,000 to drill pilot wells in the landfill. If enough methane is present in the landfill, it could be used to fuel the city's garbage trucks or as a heating source.
ROYAL â€” Garland County authorities have arrested a man who they say starved 27 dogs and horses.
KATV-TV reports the suspect was arrested on 27 counts of aggravated animal cruelty after deputies raided his Royal home on Sunday. The sheriff's department says a neighbor complained about a bad smell coming from the property.
Deputies found three dogs and one horse dead. They say 13 dogs and 14 horses were starved and some had matted fur and visible sores.
The man is being held at the Garland County jail on $67,500 bond. It's unclear if he's been charged.
OSCEOLA â€” Officials broke ground Monday on a $1.3 billion steelÂ mill in northeast Arkansas that's being touted as a boon to the economically struggling Delta region and the largest single private investment inArkansas' history.
The ceremony at the Big River Steel site marks the beginning of work for the state's first "superproject" under a 2004 amendment that allows Arkansas to borrow money to help lure major employers. The state has issued $125 million in bonds for the project, which is also receiving millions in other public funds for its construction.