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

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Tyson Foods says it is closing struggling plants in three states later this year and during the first half of next year. The plants in Iowa, New York and New Mexico employ nearly 1,000 people. Tyson plans to move operations and equipment to other company plants it says are more cost efficient.

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted certification for a new medical school at Arkansas State University. Officials hope to open the medical school in fall 2016 with 115 students.

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Johnny Cash's boyhood home in Dyess will open for tours on August 16th. Tickets are still available for opening day tours of the home, which is Arkansas State's newest Heritage Site. The tickets cost $10.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas highway crews will close lanes on Interstate 630 in west Little Rock during the overnight hours Tuesday through Friday next week. Crews will close the outside eastbound lane and inside westbound lanes in the Big Rock interchange so a new overpass can be painted.

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