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12:22 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Arkansas Private Option Gets Formal Approval From Feds

Gov. Mike Beebe

The bi-partisan plan crafted by the Arkansas Legislature this year to use federal Medicaid dollars to buy private health insurance got a formal approval Friday from the federal government.

It came directly from the head of the Department of Health and Human Services, says Matt DeCample, a spokesman for Governor Mike Beebe.

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11:22 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Second Mistrial for Little Rock Police Officer Accused Of Shooting Suspect

Josh Hastings
Credit Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office

Members of 15 year old Bobby Moore’s family were visibly upset leaving the Pulaski County Courthouse after Judge Wendell Griffen declared a mistrial. Jurors deliberated for parts of two days before telling the judge they could not reach a unanimous decision.

Prosecuting attorney John Johnson said afterward it’s difficult for jurors to separate the badge from the person. “It’s always going to be hard for a jury to convict a police. We have a defendant in this case who is trading on the good will that other excellent police officers have created in this community,” said Johnson.

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6:38 am
Fri September 27, 2013

9-17-2013 Surveillance Part Two

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5:58 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Pryor Targets Cotton Over Syria Stance

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is criticizing Republican rival Rep. Tom Cotton for supporting military action in Syria, while a conservative group backing Cotton is launching radio ads portraying the Arkansas senator as too liberal.

Pryor's campaign on Thursday targeted Cotton for being the only member of the state's congressional delegation who publicly supports giving the president authority to strike Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons.

A website launched by the campaign cited the stance as an example of misplaced priorities by Cotton.

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7:52 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

9-17-2013 Surveillance Part Two

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7:26 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

9-10-2013 Surveillance Part One

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4:26 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Arkansas Students Improve Performance On AP Tests

School exams in progress.
Credit AP

Education officials in Arkansas say the number of students in the state taking Advanced Placement tests has increased by 6.6 percent in 2013.

According to the College Board, the nonprofit entity that provides SAT and AP exams, Arkansas’s overall scores on AP tests have also improved with an 8.6 percent increase in the number of exams with a score of 3 or higher out of a possible 5.

Mary Kathryn Stein oversees AP programs for the state’s Education Department.

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4:13 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Jury Deadlocked in Retrial of Former Little Rock Police Officer; Told To Come To Resolution

Josh Hastings
Credit Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office

A jury is struggling to reach a verdict this hour in the retrial of a former Little Rock police officer charged with manslaughter for shooting a suspect.

It's the second day of deliberations in the trial of 27-year-old Josh Hastings. The jury has been deliberating since 10:20 a.m. and has been sending notes back-and-forth through the courtroom throughout the afternoon. 

The jury reported it was deadlocked and Judge Wendell Griffen asked them to come to a resolution.

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4:00 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Weekend Festival to Showcase Local Music, Activities

The second-annual Arkansas Sounds Music Festival will be hitting downtown Little Rock this weekend with music, crafts and activities.

The free event, started in 2012 by the Central Arkansas Library System and the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, spotlights the state's eclectic array of music from all areas of notoriety.

The purpose of Arkansas Sounds is largely built upon the idea of music preservation -- something for which the state, according to CALS spokeswoman Susan Gele, has little outlet.

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3:43 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

TARP Regulator Says Controversial Program ‘Cost Practically Nothing’

Credit treasury.gov

Tim Massad, Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability with the U.S. Department of Treasury, was the featured speaker at the Clinton School of Public Service on Thursday.

Massad oversees the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which provided financial support to the nation’s financial institutions and housing markets during the Great Recession in 2008. The controversial TARP plan was approved and began implementation in September 2008, and is nearing its 5-year anniversary this month.

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