Walnut Ridge signs over city-owned helicopter - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Walnut Ridge signs over city-owned helicopter

Posted: Updated:

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) - Walnut Ridge has signed a bill of sale for its city-owned helicopter, even though the city doesn't have ownership of a small airplane it received in exchange.

According to The Jonesboro Sun (http://bit.ly/1fipd1I), Mayor Don House says he signed the bill of sale for the Bell OH-58A military helicopter to Miles Flying Service of Bono. But council members questioned the deal, noting that the city still doesn't have the title for the 1964 Piper Cub airplane it received in exchange.

The swap came under fire last year when it was revealed that the helicopter is worth $100,000 while the plane is valued at about $20,000. Walnut Ridge's council never voted to approve the swap.

An alderman arranged the deal, saying that the city needed an airplane to spray for mosquitoes.

 

Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Metro Radar

    Metro Radar

  • Chief: Walnut Ridge police fatally shoot man

    Chief: Walnut Ridge police fatally shoot man

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:15:29 GMT
    Authorities say a Walnut Ridge police officer fatally shot a man after the man shot his ex-wife then pointed his gun at police.More >>
    Authorities say a Walnut Ridge police officer fatally shot a man after the man shot his ex-wife then pointed his gun at police.More >>
  • Arkansas jury convicts ex-teacher of sex assault

    Arkansas jury convicts ex-teacher of sex assault

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:12:12 GMT
    A jury has sentenced a former Trumann High School teacher to 25 years in prison after convicting him of sexual assaulting a then-15-year-old student and fathering her child.More >>
    A jury has sentenced a former Trumann High School teacher to 25 years in prison after convicting him of sexual assaulting a then-15-year-old student and fathering her child.More >>