Dad and son fishing at lake

Check out the latest news from around Arkansas! Every day, we’ll bring you some of the best news bits from around the Internet.

 

Altitude Trampoline Park closing up in Little Rock

  • Altitude Trampoline Park in Little Rock announced its permanent closure, according to a social media post from the company. After shutting down due to coronavirus on March 16, trampoline park officials say that the health and safety measures required to reopen have disabled their ability to operate.

 

Arkansas Highway Commission signs off on speed limit increases

  • Under this new law passed during the previous legislation session, the following speeds will be put in place: 75 mph for rural interstates, 65 mph for urban interstates, 65 mph for rural multi-lane highways, and 55 mph on other rural highways. This change is expected to take “a couple of months.

 

Sephora pledges 15 percent of shelf space to black-owned companies

  • The beauty retailer has committed to utilize 15 percent of their shelf space to display black-owned company products. The concept originated from Aurora James, the creative director and founder of Brother Vellies. James also urged retailers such as Whole Foods, Target, Walmart and Saks to pledge the same.

 

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Free Fishing Weekend starts today

  • While the annual Kids’ Fishing Day, which typically takes place on Saturday, is cancelled, the Free Fishing Days still will begin at noon today and last until midnight on Sunday. During this time, any rod-and-line fishermen will not need a license or permit to fish anywhere in Arkansas.

 

Garth Brooks to host drive-in theater concert

  • The country singer-songwriter announced he will be performing a one night only concert that will be broadcast on 300 drive-in theater screens across the country. The concerts will be exclusively played on June 27.