J.W.’s News Update: Wednesday August 3, 2011
Good Wednesday, Here are some stories making headlines today:
Texarkana Arkansas Police say one of their cruisers was involved in a traffic accident. Authorities say two officers were headed northbound in the 800 block of East Street when they were struck by a vehicle headed out of business driveway. The other car occupied by three juvenile females crashed into the patrol unit. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for failure to yield and no seatbelt.
All three occupants, along with both police officers were taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
Arkansas Finance officials say that the state began its fiscal year with revenues coming in lower than expected after a drop in sales tax collections. The department of finance and administration says the state’s net available revenues in July totaled $377 million. Thats $6.4 million aboved last year, but $2.4 million less than officials had forecast.
Dangerous heat continues across the Four States Area. Execessive Heat Warnings remain in effect through tommorrow. High temperatures today and tommorrow could approach 110 degrees, and that does not included the Heat index. Texarkana has broken High and minimum temperature records for the date over the past several days.
The overall hotest day in Texarkana since records began being kept is a whopping 117 degrees set on August 10, 1936.
The Texas Rangers fell to the Detroit Tigers 6-5 yesterday in Detroit.