Shortcuts are hand-picked bits of news, commentary and info from around Northwest Arkansas, the rest of the state and even from places much further away.
Here are today’s Shortcuts:
Terry Hayes caught
Evading the law is something that happens in Hollywood, not real life. 4029 reports that convicted felon Terry Hayes, who slipped out of court last week before being sentenced, was caught this morning in Gentry, AR.
Mayor goes to Washington
The Morning News reports that four NWA mayors (including ours) are headed to Washington, D.C. next week to vocalize opposition to new standards in phosphorus levels that may require $12-15 million in wastewater treatment plant upgrades.
Texting ban takes effect
The Times Record looks at the question of whether or not the new Arkansas law that bans texting while driving will include people sitting in their vehicles in parking lots or on the side of the road. Some bigger questions, however, are what about dialing? E-mailing? Tweeting? Facebooking? GPSing? Song changing? The list goes on.
Lottery rakes it in
KATV reports that the brand new Arkansas Lottery sold at least $3.9 million worth of tickets in the first three days.
David Letterman blackmailed
If you haven’t heard about it yet, go read about it.
GM has announced that it will shut down the Saturn brand by the end of the year.