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September 23rd, 2014

Fall foliage: Chilly nights in Northeast set stage for striking display

September 23, 2014

AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 23 September 2014 -- AccuWeather reports with the start of fall this week, lows across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast have plummeted into the 30s and 40s at times, providing a sufficient cold blast to encourage the emergence of vibrant colors in autumn leaves.

"The weather between mid-September and mid-October is critically important to fall colors," Dr. Marc Abrams, professor of Forest Ecology and Physiology at Penn State University, said. "The period is often more important than all the preceding weather."

Conway eyes alternative fuel source for trucks

September 23, 2014

CONWAY — 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.

Sheriff: Arkansas man jailed after animals starved

September 23, 2014

ROYAL — 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.

 

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