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J.W.’s News Update:Monday June 27, 2011

Good Monday, Here are some stories making headlines today:


The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (AEDQ) will hold a hearing this Monday Evening in Hope in Hempstead County to accept public comments for a draft water permit for the John W. Turk Jr. Power Plant that Swepco is building near Fulton, Arkansas just east of Texarkana.

Swepco has applied for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the proposed discharge of the water used for the cooling process combined with other low volume waste streams. The proposed discharge is into the Little River which is a tributary to the Red River. The public meeting and hearing will being at 6pm at the Rapert Library Auditorium at the University of Arkansas Community College located at 2500 South Main in Hope.


Texarkana, Texas Police say they have arrested a man after he allegedly stabbed an aquaintence to death over the weekend. Authorities charge 34 year old Eric Martin in the murder of 54 year old Beverly Joyce Chatman of Texarkana.

Officers were called to the 600 Block of Waterman Street early Saturday morning on a distburance call. They found the victim was multiple stab wounds to her upper torso. She was transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center where she later died from her wounds. The suspect has been booked into the Bi-State Detention Center and no bail has been set.


Oil prices fell again today to around $90 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The price has come down from a high of  $115 dollars a barrel back in early May.


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