Ex-Tyson Foods employee admits defrauding company of $551,000

LITTLE ROCK — A former employee of Springdale-based Tyson Foods pleaded guilty Friday to one count of wire fraud in a scheme that defrauded the company of $551,344, said Kenneth Elser, acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

Some on highway funding panel favor fuel-tax hike

LITTLE ROCK — Several members of the Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding voiced interest Thursday in recommending a fuel-tax increase to help fund highway needs, though one member said the idea is not politically feasible.


Opposing Look: UTEP Miners

FAYETTEVILLE – Each Friday before the Arkansas football game we will take a look at the Razorbacks’ opposition through another set of eyes.

Arkansas Coaches Talk UTEP

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas spent last week installing its preparation for the Saturday’s season opener against Texas-El Paso. At the time, UTEP hadn’t named a starter at quarterback.


PATE: A job not done and not well

I’ve been a bit out of sorts lately. It’s not that good things don’t happen to me every day, but life’s little travails just seem to have come in a big pack in recent times. As I’ve gotten older, I deal with setbacks better than I would have a few years ago. It’s like picking out splinters — after you’ve done it a couple hundred times, you develop a technique, but you probably don’t want any more practice.

Editorial: Call-Blocking Essential To Consumer Protection

As recently reported by the Arkansas News Bureau, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Wednesday joined 44 other state attorneys general in calling on phone carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. We believe this is a necessary step to improve consumer protection.

Editorial: Baaatter up!

In his Epistle to the Romans, the Apostle Paul wrote at 13:12, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” This verse has an interesting relevance today as we note an important turning point in American sports history.