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12:09 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Arkansas-Based Tyson Makes Rival $6.2Billion Bid For Hillshire Brands

Credit Tyson Foods

Hillshire Brands has another suitor. Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Co. is offering to buy Hillshire for $50 per share. That's $5 per share higher than Pilgrim's Pride offer earlier this week.

Hillshire Brands, which makes Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean sausages, has been trying to buy Birds Eye frozen vegetables maker Pinnacle Foods for $4.23 billion.

But Tyson, one of the world's largest meat-processing companies, said its offer would make a more profitable company.

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Local & Regional News
11:48 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Arkansas High Court Tosses Out Appeal In Dalton Slayings

The Arkansas Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal by Charles Wayne "Chad" Green, who is serving life in prison for his role in the slayings of four family members in northeast Arkansas in 1998.

The high court on Thursday ruled that Green's argument that the lower court lacked jurisdiction to find him guilty is without merit.

The 38-year-old Green was convicted of capital murder in the deaths of Carl and Lisa Elliott and their young children, Gregory and Felicia.

Local & Regional News
11:46 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Arkansas Lawmakers Eye Change To Social-Media Law

Arkansas lawmakers are considering a change to the law that bans employers from requiring access to an employee's social media accounts.

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Local & Regional News
9:38 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Program Aims To Help Professionals Improve Writing

The University of Arkansas is offering a new graduate certificate program that aims to help working professionals improve their writing skills.

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Cyber Crime
9:35 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Arkansas AG Warns Consumers About Phishing Scams

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is reminding residents to be vigilant of criminal schemes used to gather information through email - commonly referred to as phishing.

McDaniel issued a consumer alert Wednesday after online retailer eBay announced last week that personal information- including the email addresses of more than 145 million users- had been stolen from the company's databases in a cyberattack.

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Local & Regional News
4:37 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Kenton Buckner To Be Next Little Rock Police Chief

Kenton Buckner

Little Rock officials say Kenton Buckner will become the city's next chief of police.

Buckner, who currently serves as assistant chief of the Louisville, Kentucky, police department, will become the 37th leader of the Little Rock department, which was established in 1866.

He succeeds Stuart Thomas, who is retiring at the end of June after serving as chief since 2005.

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Local & Regional News
2:55 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

New Tom Cotton Ad Plays Down Ideology and Plays Up Personal Relatability

US Rep. Tom Cotton and his wife Anna in the ad "Roots."
Credit KUAR screenshot of Cotton for Senate ad.

Tom Cotton’s campaign for Senate is out with a new television advertisement suggesting humble Arkansas origins as the source of Cotton’s conservative ideology.

Click here to view Cotton's "Deep Roots" advertisement.

“This house has been in my family for decades. Deep roots connect you to values and values drive decisions,” said Cotton in the advertisement.

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Local & Regional News
2:11 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Pine Bluff Site Selected For EPA Brownfields Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Pine Bluff will receive $200,000 to clean up a contaminated downtown site.

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Local & Regional News
10:30 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Poet & Author Maya Angelou, Influenced By Arkansas Childhood, Dies At 86

Maya Angelou
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Author and poet Maya Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86.

Wake Forest University announced Angelou's death in a news release Wednesday. She gained acclaim for her first book, her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," making her one of the first African-American women to write a best-seller.

In 1998, she directed the film "Down in the Delta" about a drug-wrecked woman who returns to the home of her ancestors in the Mississippi Delta.

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Local & Regional News
9:30 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Arkansas-Based Simmons First To Buy Liberty Bank

Pine Bluff-based Simmons First National Corporation has announced that it is buying Springfield, Missouri-based Liberty Bancshares in an all-stock transaction valued at more than $206 million.

The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter and is subject to approval by shareholders.

Through the end of March, Liberty had assets of $1.1 billion, loans of $811 million and deposits of $885 million.

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