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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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5:23 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Lawmakers: Army Won't Eliminate ASU's ROTC Program

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation say the U.S. Army is withdrawing, for now, its proposal to eliminate Arkansas State University's ROTC program.

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman made the announcement Wednesday with U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, whose district includes ASU.

The lawmakers said the Army will keep the program open for an additional year while it re-evaluates its program criteria.

The Army announced last month that it was ending ASU's ROTC program.

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5:20 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Nine Arkansas Schools Awarded Top Honor In Rankings

Nine Arkansas schools have been singled out for high honors in a state Education Department accountability report.

Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell announced Wednesday that the schools earned "exemplary" status.

The report was issued Tuesday, but the department was still working to determine which schools deserved the exemplary designation.

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5:14 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Federal Agency Proposes $2.6 Million In Penalties Against ExxonMobil

A federal agency is proposing more than $2.6 million in civil penalties against ExxonMobil after one of the company's pipelines ruptured and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released a document on Wednesday citing ExxonMobil Pipeline Company for nine probable violations of pipeline safety regulations.

The company's Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower on March 29, spilling thousands of barrels of oil in the community about 30 miles northwest of Little Rock.

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4:50 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Task Force Created To Combat Human Trafficking in Arkansas

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, alongside Arkansas legislators, announcing the creation Wednesday of a task force to investigate human trafficking.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Wednesday the establishment of a task force to combat forced labor and sex trafficking in the state.

Its creation was part of the Human Trafficking Act, which was passed this year by the Arkansas Legislature.

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3:43 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Federal Cuts Prompt Increased Demand at Food Banks

Arkansas food banks are struggling for supplies to meet high demands after cuts were made to federal food stamp programs.

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