AP-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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FATAL CRASH-CHILDREN FOUND
CAMDEN, Ark. — A 3-year-old boy and his 1-year-old brother survived alone for about two days after they were passengers in a single-car wreck that killed their mother in south Arkansas. The older boy was found first, wandering alone on Monday morning along a road in Camden, about 85 miles (135 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock, the Ouachita County Sheriff Office said. Authorities posted the boy’s photo online in hopes of identifying him and learned that his mother hadn’t been seen for days. 300 words.
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ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL-RECORDS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A judge has ordered the public release of a portion of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s past personnel record ahead of the November election. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox ruled Monday to release eight additional pages from Rutledge’s record as an attorney with the Department of Human Services. He says the record previously withheld by the department “sheds light on the agency’s statutory duties” while Rutledge worked in the Division of Children and Family Services between 2006 and 2007. 250 words.
ROAD RAGE-BOY KILLED — A murder trial has begun for an Arkansas man accused of firing his gun into another driver’s car and killing a 3-year-old boy who was in the back seat.
BOAT MANUFACTURER-EXPANSION — An Arkansas boat manufacturer is planning to expand and relocate production to another central county.
ARKANSAS CASINOS — Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in Arkansas have submitted thousands of additional signatures to try and get their proposal on the November ballot.
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