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The Craighead County District Court is again offering amnesty for minor offenses, which comes amid a lawsuit filed by a company who has managed the county's probation program for over 20 years. Arkansas Public Media reported that the Justice Network filed a lawsuit against the county and district Judges David Bowling and Tommy Fowler. The Memphis-based company claimed that they lost revenue because of the program.
Music & Arts Connection
The band Breaking Grass will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person.
Updated at 8 a.m. ET on Friday The number of people who died after a newly placed pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University has risen to six, as crews work to clear debris and wreckage from the scene in Miami-Dade County. In addition to the six people who were found dead at the site, 10 others were transported to area hospitals, Miami-Dade Police said in an update on the accident Friday morning. Weighing some 950 tons, the pedestrian bridge was still under construction...
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The five companies selected to cultivate medical marijuana in Arkansas should soon be able to set up shop and begin growing. Scott Hardin, a spokesman for the state Department of Finance and Administration, said Friday that since the top companies were named last week by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, all have met their required financial obligations. "Over the past week we’ve been receiving the licensing fees from the companies, we’ve been receiving the performance bonds, and as...
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