Alpharma and Alpharma Animal Health Incorporated are two companies that are being sued by the Green family. Michael and Mary Green from Prairie Grove, claim chicken litter caused their son, Blu, to get leukemia. According to the Greens; roxarsone, the compound added to chicken feed to improve weight gain, and distributed by Alpharma is to blame for Blu`s illness. They claim the high arsenic levels in the chicken litter spread on farming land in Prairie Grove led to their sons illness. The Fourth District Courtroom was filled with potential jurors Tuesday morning. By noon, presiding Judge Kim Smith had dismissed more than a dozen. The Green family along with Alpharma watched as Judge Smith dismissed potential jurors for various reasons, like schooling, financial burdens and work conflicts. This is just the first trial of eight lawsuits claiming the chicken litter spread in Prairie Grove has caused health problems. The first lawsuit was filed back in December 2003. Opening arguments are set for Wednesday morning.
Local "Sheep Dogs" on the Ground in Moore, OK
MOORE, OK-- Among the many volunteers lending a hand in Moore, Oklahoma-- a local group known as Sheep Dogs.
Plea Deal Reached in Murder Trial
FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- A Springdale man once charged with murder for the death of his infant step-son has reached a plea deal on a lesser charge.
Strong Winds Rip Roof Off Siloam Springs Home
SILOAM SPRINGS, AR. --- One Northwest Arkansas family surveyed the damage on Tuesday morning after a possible tornado touched down in Siloam Springs.
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Springdale Woman Accused of Stealing Mother's Health Funds
FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- A Springdale woman stands accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her mother's healthcare funds.
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