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June 30th, 2014
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Arkansas legislative leaders hope to quickly tackle the three issues facing them in this week's special session, but the addition of a bill to restrict the lottery's games and objections to changes in teacher insurance could complicate those plans.
The House and Senate will convene Monday afternoon for a special legislative session called to deal with teacher insurance, prison overcrowding and the state's lottery. It'll be the third special session held since Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe took office in 2007.
Bryant Animal Control, to date, has raised $5,000 for a proposed dog park within Alcoa Park, but a goal to begin construction later this year may not be met.
"We had hoped to break ground this fall, but unless we acquire a large sponsor or donation, we will not be financially ready to break ground on the park this year," said Tricia Power, director of Bryant Animal Control.
Currently, the department is conducting a shoe drive to collect money for the project. All of the used shoes that are collected will be sold to a nonprofit organization.
A Saline County woman was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing prescription narcotics intended for residents at the health-care facility where she worked.
Tasha Lenard, 24, of Bryant, was taken into custody after turning herself in to the Saline County Detention Center.
She is charged with two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or theft, a Class D felony.
Her arrest followed an investigation by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Lenard has been released on a $10,000 bond.