LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A state audit says Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr received more than $12,000 in improper expenses. Darr said in the document released Thursday that he intends to make full restitution to the state. The audit report was presented to a legislative committee today.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Two scientists from China have been charged with trying to steal seed samples from a company's research facility in Kansas. The office of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas said today that one of the two indicted Chinese nationals, 63-year-old Wengui Yan, worked or the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a rice geneticist at the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center in Arkansas.
DE QUEEN, Ark. (AP) - Two relatives of a man accused in the death of a Spanish language interpreter in southwestern Arkansas are charged with hindering apprehension. Prosecutors charged 24-year-old Miguel Angel Martinez in the November slaying of 54-year-old Jamie Barrios in De Queen. Prosecutor Carlton Jones told the Texarkana Gazette yesterday that Martinez's mother and sister allegedly provided false information to investigators when Martinez was sought for questioning.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Fans have helped replace a Memphis running back's clothes and furniture after they were destroyed by a fire while he was out of town for the season's final game. University officials announced today fans' donations had reached the level allowed by the NCAA to help senior Brandon Hayes.
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