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September 23rd, 2014

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.

Groundbreaking held for new Arkansas steel mill

September 23, 2014

OSCEOLA — Officials broke ground Monday on a $1.3 billion steel 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.

September 22nd

Rep. Paul Ryan to speak at fundraiser

September 22, 2014

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will be at the Benton Event Center for a BBQ fundraiser for Asa Hutchinson's campaign for governor. Ryan in the Chairman of the House Budget Committee and was selected by Mitt Romney as his running mate in the 2012 presidential campaign.

The fundraiser is set for Wednesday, September 24 and will begin at 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $50 per person and $5 for children. Contact Jenna at 501-287-0464 or jenna@asaforgovernor.com for additional details.

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