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The 604 KASU Newscast: Craighead Co. Sheriff Seeks Expanded Jail

This is the 6:04 KASU newscast for Tuesday, September 12th.  Here are the headlines reported this morning:

  • CRAIGHEAD COUNTY JAIL:  Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd says the county jail needs an expansion.  He told the Craighead County Quorum Court the 29-year-old jail needs more bed to accommodate the growing population in the county.
  • MEDICAL MARIJUANA:  Arkansans have one week left to apply for a license to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana.  Member Station KUAR reports a state Department of Finance and Administration spokesman said 27 applications have been received, which falls below their expectations.
  • BIG CATS-ARKANSAS:  (by the Associated Press) An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman says authorities are investigating the discovery of seven tigers, six lions and a leopard in a barn in Arkansas. Spokesman Randy Zellers says that the animals were discovered Saturday in Poinsett County in cages. Zellers says they are owned by a man from England who was keeping them until they could be flown to Germany. But he didn't have the paperwork to bring them to Arkansas.

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