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6:01 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

ExxonMobil: Eight Months and 17 Lawsuits Later

Mayflower Oil Spill Lake Conway
Credit Joint Command

Lawsuits and allegations of safety violations are mounting against ExxonMobil over the rupture of a pipeline that spilled thousands of barrels of oil in Mayflower. 

Over eight months have passed since the Pegasus Pipeline ruptured and there are at least 17 lawsuits filed against Exxon or its subsidiaries in state and federal courts.

Earlier this month the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration alleged nine "probable" violations of safety regulations related to the spill.

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Local & Regional News
10:02 am
Sat November 30, 2013

'Code Word' Billboard Vandalized In Harrison

Credit ky3.com

Authorities are investigating after someone vandalized a controversial billboard along the Harrison Bypass.

The billboard went up in October and reads, "Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White." According to the Harrison Daily Times, someone vandalized the billboard early Friday to now say, "Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Love."

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Arkansas Senate Race
9:54 am
Sat November 30, 2013

Arkansas Senate Race Focuses On Family Around Holiday

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton have traded jabs over the past few months as Arkansas' U.S. Senate race got underway.

But during Thanksgiving week, the race has been focusing on family.

Pryor's campaign posted a recipe for his mother's Scotch fudge cake online.

And Cotton's campaign says it's airing a new television ad featuring his mother starting Friday in northeast Arkansas.

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yesterday today & tomorrow
7:23 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Domestic Violence

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Crime in Little Rock
2:59 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Little Rock Police: New Cameras Have Helped Decrease And Prevent Crime

The Little Rock Police Department says in the six months that a network of cameras have been deployed throughout the capital city, more criminals are being caught.

The Big Dam Bridge has been an area with a high number of car break-ins, and Lieutenant Casey Clark notes the cameras have helped the department catch at least 10 car burglars.

Lt. Clark says that in the River Market area, where 18 cameras are in use, car break-ins have drastically decreased.

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Local & Regional News
2:58 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Arkansas Nonprofit Participates in Regional Food Challenge

The Delta Grassroots Caucus has announced a collaboration with regional organizations to ensure needy families are fed during the holiday season.

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Local & Regional News
1:42 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Arkansas Auditor Wants To Return FBI Letter To Family

The state auditor's office wants to return a letter to the family of a late Arkansas woman who apparently wrote to former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover about having her purse examined for fingerprints.

Jordan Foster is a special projects coordinator at the auditor's office. He says a reply letter bearing Hoover's name ended up in the auditor's unclaimed property vault after it was found in Ethel Merchant's abandoned safe deposit box.

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Local & Regional News
12:22 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Suspect Charged With Shooting SWAT Officer Makes Initial Appearance

Mark Dodson
Credit Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office

An initial court appearance was made Wednesday morning by a man charged with shooting a Jacksonville Police officer during a drug raid last week.

53-year-old Mark Dodson went before a judge via a video hookup from the Pulaski County Jail. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports bond was set at a quarter of a million dollars.

A SWAT team was entering his home Friday when Dodson allegedly opened fire, striking one officer in the arm.

Dodson has been charged with seven counts of attempt to commit capital murder and a single charge of first degree battery.

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Local & Regional News
8:27 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Lane Closures Could Create Holiday Delays On Arkansas Highways

Arkansas highway officials are warning drivers that they could face construction zones and possible delays this week as more people travel during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The State Highway and Transportation Department says lane closures along Interstate 40 in Russellville and Forrest City will be in place for the holiday.

There are also lane closures on Interstate 55 in Mississippi County at Osceola, on Interstate 530 at East End, on Interstate 540 at Fort Smith and on U.S. 67 at Bald Knob.

Local & Regional News
2:34 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Little Rock Zoo Hatches 2nd African Penguin Chick

A photo of Bugsy after hatching on Oct. 24.
Credit Stephanie Hollister / Little Rock Zoo

The Little Rock Zoo has a new baby penguin.   An announcement Tuesday said that an African penguin named Bugsy hatched on Oct. 24 and is growing strong.

The zoo says Bugsy is the second African penguin chick it's hatched. The first chick, Gilligan, hatched last year and can be seen at the zoo's penguin habitat. Both Gilligan and Bugsy were hatched at the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan for the African penguin.

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