COTTON PLANT, Ark. (AP) - Authorities have identified the three men killed in a single-vehicle crash in north-central Arkansas. State Police say the crash happened Saturday on Arkansas 38 west of Cotton Plant. Twenty-four-year-old Clarence Harris of Scott, 23-year-old Rodney Burrell of Little Rock and 24-year-old Jerrold Cross of Little Rock were killed in the wreck.
MENA, Ark. (AP) - Polk County officials are moving forward with a sheriff's sales tax proposal to pay for a new jail. The county's quorum court has approved Sheriff Mike Godfrey's plan to seek a 1-percent sales tax to build a 100-bed county jail. Godfrey says a new jail is needed because the current facility no longer meets state requirements.
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Police in Pine Bluff say one man was killed and three others wounded in a shooting on the city's west side. Police say 21-year-old Cedric Ginger of Sheridan died yesterday after being shot late Saturday night. Authorities say Ginger's father, his uncle and another man were wounded in the shooting.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands. The Arkansas-based meat processor says it still plans to expand its international operations, but the businesses it plans to sell didn't have the scale to gain leading market positions. Tyson's Mexico and Brazil operations employ more than 10,000 people combined.
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