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

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas police have arrested a man they say tried to coax children into his car by claiming to be a police officer. Landon Shawn Morris has been charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted rape and criminal impersonation. Court documents indicate city police responded July 22nd to two reports of Morris asking children to get into his red Pontiac Grand Am.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Land Commissioner John Thurston has been elected to head a 23-state association group of land commissioners. Thurston's office says he was elected president of the Western States Land Commissioners Association at the group's summer conference. The group was created in 1949 and is the second-largest land management group in the country.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The North Little Rock mayor says a bullet manufacturer is rethinking a proposal to locate near a residential neighborhood. Mayor Joe Smith told community members that the business owner might not move forward with the proposed facility in the Argenta area. Smith didn't say if the community input influenced the decision.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Staffers in U.S. Senator Mark Pryor's mobile office are planning to visit seven counties this week to assist Arkansas residents who may be having problems with government programs. The mobile office is scheduled to make stops over the next two days in White, Cleburne, Stone, Independence, Sharp, Fulton and Izard counties.

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