Arkansas Media en Jonesboro Police Chief Gets 30-Day Suspension For Comments About Reporter <p>Jonesboro's police chief is to serve a 30-day suspension and issue written apologies to The Jonesboro Sun and a former reporter at the paper for derogatory comments he made on Facebook.</p><p>Mayor Harold Perrin announced Friday that Chief Michael Yates would be suspended without pay and has to undergo additional training. Perrin also instructed the city attorney to review the police department's policies on releasing public information and to correct any deficiencies.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:19:55 +0000 Associated Press 28628 at Jonesboro Paper Says Police Chief Bullied Reporter <p>The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied one of the newspaper's reporters into quitting by making derogatory statements about her on Facebook.</p><p>In a story published Tuesday, Sun Publisher David Mosesso said Chief Michael Yates had maligned Sunshine Crump's character and was interfering with the Sun's ability to conduct its business.</p><p>Yates did not return a call from The Associated Press, but told the newspaper he was exercising his free speech rights.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:39:15 +0000 Associated Press 28548 at 2013 Arkansas Legislative Session Was All Atweet <p></p><p>During the legislative session that wrapped up this week, Twitter was used more than ever before by lawmakers to share opinions and debate ideas. KUAR’s Nathan Vandiver has more with <a href="" target="_blank">Roby Brock of Talk Business Arkansas</a>.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:38:53 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 3252 at 2013 Arkansas Legislative Session Was All Atweet Services Set For Arkansas Journalist Bob McCord <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">Services are set for longtime journalist Robert "Bob" McCord, who was a driving force behind establishment of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.&nbsp;</font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">McCord died Sunday at age 84. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock. A reception at the church will follow the service. </font></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:48:03 +0000 Associated Press 2703 at Services Set For Arkansas Journalist Bob McCord Arkansas Senate OKs FOI Exemption For Accident Reports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Arkansas Senate has unanimously approved keeping the names of children involved in motor vehicle accidents from being released to the public.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Senate voted 35-0 Tuesday to exempt the identities of minors listed in motor vehicle accident reports from being released under the state Freedom of Information Act. The proposal now heads to the House for a vote.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:44:35 +0000 Associated Press 819 at 20th Anniversary Of The Death Of The Arkansas Gazette To Be Marked <p></p><p></p><p>It was the oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi River and an institution in Arkansas. This weekend former employees of the Arkansas Gazette will gather to mark the 20 year anniversary of the newspaper’s death.</p><p>The last issue of the Arkansas Gazette hit the streets on October 18, 1991, capping a fierce battle between it and the Arkansas Democrat.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:10:27 +0000 Michael Hibblen 9230 at 20th Anniversary Of The Death Of The Arkansas Gazette To Be Marked KUAR's Malcolm Glover Wins Gracie Award <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Malcolm Glover, a reporter and KUAR's local host during <em>Morning Edition</em>, has won a Gracie Award for his <a href=""><u><font color="#0066cc">reporting on female veterans</font></u></a>.</p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:09:02 +0000 Malcolm Glover 465 at KUAR's Malcolm Glover Wins Gracie Award Legendary Radio Program May Be Coming To An End <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The radio program Beaker Street, which debuted 45 years ago playing progressive rock on Little Rock powerhouse KAAY and had regular listeners around the country, could be coming to an end.&nbsp; It's being canceled by its current broadcast home, KKPT, The Point 94.1.</p><p>Things haven't changed much over the decades.&nbsp; Listeners of Beaker Street still hear records fade out, strange background sounds come up and then the mellow voice of Clyde Clifford.</p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 22:21:09 +0000 Michael Hibblen 67 at Legendary Radio Program May Be Coming To An End