AP-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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NEWPORT, R.I. — MJM Yachts has already felt the sting of tariffs. CEO Bob Johnstone was negotiating the sale of a 53-foot (16-meter), $2.2 million yacht to a buyer in Monaco when the European Union announced a 25 percent tariff on American-made boats as retaliation for the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel. States with a large boat-making presence are GOP strongholds like Florida, Indiana and Arkansas. By Michelle R. Smith. AP Photos.
POLICE SHOOTING-PINE BLUFF — The Arkansas State Police is investigating a shooting in which a man was killed after allegedly pointing a weapon at officers from the Pine Bluff Police Department.
ARKANSAS-HISTORIC PLACES — A dozen sites in Arkansas have been nominated to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The recommendations come from the State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.
ODDRIDGE, Ark. — Mining 61.8 million tons of sand from the Red River near Doddridge for hydraulic fracturing in Texas and Louisiana will not require explosives, an official said. “Unlike sand-mining operations in other states throughout the country, there will be no blasting techniques used in the company’s mining program,” said Ryan McMaster, sales and business director for Performance Proppants, the company mining the sand. By Jim Williamson.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Local artists can participate in a survey that asks what type of affordable living, working or display spaces they want to see in Northwest Arkansas. Representatives from Artspace, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization that assists in artistic and cultural facility planning efforts nationwide, recently released an Arts Market Survey to begin phase two of a regional arts planning initiative. They will present a report at the end of the year to community leaders and developers who could create more spaces designed for artists, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. By Andrea Johnson.
EXCHANGE-1982 RESCUE HELICOPTER
WASHINGTON — A helicopter used to save five people after a plane crashed into the freezing Potomac River decades ago has been saved from the scrap heap and will be preserved in a museum in D.C. The National Law Enforcement Museum is slated to open Oct. 13, and will showcase the history of law enforcement in America. It will feature thousands of artifacts, including large vehicles like the helicopter and an Arkansas wildlife pickup truck that was riddled with bullet holes during a shootout. By Mark Segraves. AP Photos.
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