WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say one person was killed and two others injured in a crash on Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas. State Police say the wreck happened this morning in Crittenden County. Fifty-seven-year-old Jerry White of Tennessee was killed when his SUV crossed the median and rolled over.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A shoe company says more than half its workforce at a Hot Springs manufacturing facility will be laid off, leaving 56 people out of work. Munro & Company says the first round of layoffs will happen in June with a second round occurring in July. CEO Bruce Munro says the company has moved some operations to the Dominican Republic to remain competitive.
ST. CHARLES, Ark. (AP) - A national wildlife refuge in southeastern Arkansas will be renamed after former Governor Dale Bumpers in a ceremony planned in St. Charles. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a renaming ceremony today for the White River National Wildlife Refuge after Bumpers. A new sign bearing Bumpers' name will be unveiled at the ceremony.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will reopen a public comment period on a proposed critical habitat and a draft economic analysis about two mussel species found in 13 states, including Arkansas. The two threatened species are the Rabbitsfoot mussel and the Neosho Mucket mussel. The proposed critical habitat consists of about 783 miles of rivers and streams in Arkansas.
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