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News Minute: Here is the latest Arkansas news from The Associated Press

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State University Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Rick Stripling says he doesn't expect charges to be filed in the freak injury of a student who was impaled by a broken golf club. Natalie Jo Easton was hit in the neck Tuesday at the university's Kappa Alpha fraternity house. Witnesses say a fraternity member was using the club like a baseball bat to hit a football when it splintered.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross and Republican rival Asa Hutchinson will appear before a group of county officials from around Arkansas. The two candidates are scheduled to appear today at a forum before the Association of Arkansas Counties. The two former congressmen are running to succeed Governor Mike Beebe.

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - An official with a planned Arkansas medical college has shown early concepts of the school to the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Board of Trustees. The proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine is set to be built at Fort Chaffee on 200 acres of donated land. A school official revealed the plans to board members yesterday.

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Texarkana airport officials have accepted more than $400,000 in federal funding to rehabilitate the airport's runway and allow an airline to keep operating. The Texarkana Regional Airport Authority Board yesterday accepted the Federal Aviation Administration grant. Officials plan to restore the airport's primary runway to its original condition.

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