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10:24 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Arkansas Steel Mill Appeal Hearing Tentatively Set For March

An administrative law judge has tentatively scheduled a March 28 hearing on the appeal of an air permit issued for a planned $1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County.

Nucor Steel, which has two steel plants in Mississippi County, is appealing the air permit issued to Big River Steel. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the March hearing means construction will begin later than planned on the new steel mill.

The plant's investors had hoped to begin construction in December.

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8:23 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Pryor Signs On To Bill To Grandfather Health Plans

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor says he has signed on to legislation that would grandfather thousands of Americans' health care plans.

Pryor said in a statement Thursday that he signed on to a measure that would oblige insurance companies to continue offering existing paying customers continued coverage under any plans in effect at the end of 2013.

Millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, and lawmakers in both parties have

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4:30 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Arkansas Senators Split On Discrimination Bill

Arkansas' U.S. senators split on a measure now headed to the House that outlaws workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, while Republican Sen. John Boozman opposed the measure. The proposal passed that chamber on a 64-32 vote.

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2:09 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

The Arkansas Symphony To Exchange Tickets For Turkeys

Credit arkansasarts.org

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Arkansas Foodbank are working together to fight hunger in Arkansas this holiday season.

The ASO is asking attendees of the “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” concerts Saturday and Sunday to bring a frozen turkey with them. The turkeys will be donated to the Arkansas Foodbank to help provide a healthy meal to the one in four Arkansans struggling with hunger.

Foodbank Spokesman Tyler Lindsey said the ASO first approached them with the idea last year and it was a huge success.

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12:44 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Arkansas Man Challenging Judge Barring Partner At Home

The Arkansas Supreme Court

Attorneys for an Arkansas man whose gay partner is barred from visiting him overnight when his son is present say a judge is violating the constitution and past state Supreme Court rulings by imposing such a restriction.

Attorneys for John Moix on Thursday asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to overturn a Pulaski County judge's restrictions on his visitations with 12-year-old son, saying they violate his privacy rights.

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11:20 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Military Museum to Host World War I Poster Exhibit

Credit GoArkansas.com

An exhibit of more than 30 World War I posters is coming to Little Rock's MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.

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10:29 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Arkansas Lottery Ex-Official Gets 37-Month Sentence

Remmele Mazyck

A judge has sentenced a former Arkansas Lottery security official to more than three years in prison for stealing and cashing almost half a million dollars' worth of scratch-off tickets.

Remmele Mazyck apologized in federal court in Little Rock on Thursday before the judge announced the sentence.

Mazyck pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud and money laundering charges in July. He was also ordered to pay more than $482,000 in restitution.

Lottery director Bishop Woosley fired Mazyck in November 2012 after learning about the ticket thefts.

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8:25 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Arkansas Man Challenging Judge Barring Partner At Home

The state Supreme Court is hearing an Arkansas man's challenge to a judge's ruling that prohibits the man's same-sex partner from being present when his son visits him at home overnight.

Justices on Thursday are scheduled to hear oral arguments in John Moix's challenge to a Pulaski County judge's order placing restrictions on his visitations with his 12-year-old son. The judge ruled that Moix's partner cannot be present at his home when his son is visiting overnight, citing a policy of prohibiting unmarried cohabitation in the presence of a child.

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8:22 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Hearing To Begin For Former Arkansas Lottery Official

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for a former Arkansas lottery security official charged with stealing and cashing almost half a million dollars' worth of scratch-off tickets.

The hearing for former deputy security director Remmele Mazyck is to begin Thursday morning in Little Rock.

Mazyck pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud and money laundering charges in July.

Lottery's director Bishop Woosley fired Mazyck in November 2012 after learning about the ticket thefts.

TSA Implements Pre-Check At Little Rock Airport
6:23 am
Thu November 7, 2013

New Security Program Means Shorter Wait For Air Travelers

An air traveler arrives at a security checkpoint at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.
Credit Chris Hickey / KUAR News

The Transportation Security Administration and the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport are implementing a new screening process the two entities say will speed up the overall wait time for passengers. In a news conference Wednesday, officials with the TSA and the Little Rock Airport gave reporters a look at how the expedited process works for travelers who have already signed up.

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