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News in Crittenden County, Arkansas

NBC's Chuck Todd Weighs in on Arkansas Senate Race
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:12:52 -0700

With control of the Senate hanging in the balance, the national significance of its potential outcome is not going unnoticed.

Crittenden Regional Hospital leadership states that they were clueless about dire revenue situation until weeks before ...
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:02:33 -0700

Mark Friedman at Arkansas Business does a deep dive into the mess at Crittenden Regional Hospital, which filed for bankruptcy last month. This after the hospital and community leaders successfully pushed for a penny sales tax to save the hospital (that tax has now been enjoined ; voters will have a chance to repeal it later this year before anything is collected). We've reported before that ...

Judge OKs Auction for Crittenden Hospital Assets
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:57:26 -0700

A federal bankruptcy judge has signed off on hiring an auctioneer to sell some assets of the Crittenden Regional Hospital. The Crittenden Hospital Ass...

Crittenden Regional Hospital's True Financial Status Surprised Directors
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:37:43 -0700

Directors of Crittenden Regional Hospital learned on Aug. 19 that its monthly revenue was only $2 million โ€” about half what they had previously been led to believe โ€” while expenses were about $5 million, the CEO of the shuttered hospital revealed in a bankruptcy court filing.

One killed as strong storms sweep through state
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:48:37 -0700

Little River County Coroner Roddy Smith has identified the man who died in Monday morning's strong storms as Eddie Withem.

Investigation Urged in West Memphis Hospital's Closure
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:18:43 -0700

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) โ€” A nonprofit's president wants a special grand jury called to determine if any crimes took place in connection with the ...

Commission asks for investigation into Ark. hospital
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:20:45 -0700

Crittenden County Justice Commission is pleading for an investigation into allegations of fraud and misappropriated funds at the recently closed Crittenden Regional Hospital.

Investigation Urged in Crittenden Hospital's Closure
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:09:37 -0700

A nonprofit's president wants a special grand jury called to determine if any crimes took place in connection with the closure of an Arkansas hospital...

Woods to Head Workforce Investment Network
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:13:17 -0700

Shelby County Schools board member Kevin Woods is the new director of the Workforce Investment Network for the Memphis area. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton...

White House offers help for long-term jobless
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:04:55 -0700

The Obama administration unveiled Wednesday the expansion of its efforts to aid the long-term unemployed with grants to help get the jobless back into the workplace. Click to Continue ยป