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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 on June 27 in Hope to accept public comments for a draft water permit for the John W. Turk Jr. Power Plant.

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 begin at 6pm at the Rapert Library Auditorium at the University of Arkansas Community College located at 2500 South Main in Hope.


The Texarkana Texas Police  say one person is dead and another behind bars after an incident over the weekend. Officers were called to the 600 Block  of Waterman Street early Saturday. They found 54 year old Beverly Joyce Chatman with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds to her chest. She was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center where she later died.

Officers located the suspect 34 year old Eric Martin who has been charged with murder and has been booked into the Bi-State Detention Center. No Bail has been set and the investigation is continuing.


Oil Prices continue to fall. Prices were down to around $90 a barrel today in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The price of a barrel of oil has come down almost $25 a barrel from a high of $115 a barrel back in early May.


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