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9:06 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Cooper Awaits Opponent In Special Arkansas Senate Race

A Republican candidate for a state Senate seat says he cannot overcome the 67-margin that separated him from the leader in a primary runoff, but a Democratic candidate wants to see if he picks up any votes in a canvass.

Ascent Children Services CEO Dan Sullivan says he will not contest balloting that made former AT&T manager John Cooper the GOP nominee for a Senate post from Jonesboro.

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6:33 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Arkansas Board Of Corrections Adopts Parole Changes

The Arkansas Board of Corrections has adopted several changes to the state's parole system months after an eight-time parole absconder allegedly killed a man in Little Rock.

During a special meeting Wednesday in Little Rock, the seven-member board adopted several policy changes regarding parolees held in county jail awaiting parole revocation hearings.

Local & Regional News
6:27 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Several Long Days Before Arkansas Teacher Finally Reaches Family In Philippines

After several grueling days of not knowing whether her loved ones were alive or dead from a devastating typhoon in the Philippines, a north Arkansas school teacher finally got some good news.

Mylet Trotter is a native Filipino who immigrated to the U.S. in 1990 and now teaches 6th grade at Pinkston Middle School in Mountain Home.

“My family is still in the Philippines, I have two brothers there. Together they have a dozen children, so we were really worried about them,” Trotter said.

Repeated attempts to reach them failed.

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Local & Regional News
4:27 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Feds: 250 Arkansans Got Coverage Through Website

Federal officials say 250 Arkansans managed to enroll for health insurance last month by using the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

The figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services were even lower than recent estimates for the 36 states, including Arkansas, that are using the federal insurance exchange.

The statistics show nearly 7,300 Arkansans completed applications for health insurance policies on the site.

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Local & Regional News
4:24 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Arkansas Child Rescued After Falling Into A Hole

A 2-year-old boy has been rescued after falling into a hole in the ground in Wynne.

The Cross County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the child was playing with another child shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the boy fell into the narrow hole that was approximately 10 feet deep.

Deputy Josh Orman was later lowered head first by rope into the hole and was able to grasp the child's wrist and pull him to safety when Orman was pulled from the hole by Wynne firefighters.

Local & Regional News
12:47 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Ray Thornton Donates Papers To University Libraries

Former Congressman and Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Ray Thornton is donating his personal and professional papers to the University of Arkansas Libraries.

Thornton is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law. He was elected Arkansas' attorney general in 1970, and later served three terms in the U.S. House representing the 4th Congressional District.

During his term, he served on the House Judiciary Committee that investigated the Watergate burglaries and drafted the articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon.

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Local & Regional News
8:40 am
Wed November 13, 2013

North Little Rock Neighborhood Lifts Ban On Alcohol Sales

Voters have legalized alcohol sales in the Park Hill neighborhood in North Little Rock.

The measure passed in a special election Tuesday in six precincts that had approved a ban on alcohol sales in 1966.

The change allows the sale of alcohol by the drink in restaurants and the sale of beer and wine in gas stations.

The proposition does not permit liquor stores in the neighborhood, which is located along John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Little Rock.

Backers of the measure say it will lead to more economic development in the area.  

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Local & Regional News
8:24 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Arkansas Board Of Corrections To Meet In Little Rock

Members of the Arkansas Board of Corrections are scheduled to discuss the board's policy on parolees following the release of a report that outlines problems within the state's parole system.

The board will meet Wednesday in Little Rock.

The meeting comes after Gov. Mike Beebe this month released the findings of an investigation about the Department of Community Correction. The Arkansas State Police report found systemic problems with the parole system but no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by officials after a man who was on parole was charged with murder.

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8:18 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Voters Choose Nominees For Northeast Arkansas Senate Seat

Fewer than 100 votes separated the top candidates from the also-rans after ballots were counted in the party primary runoffs for a state senate seat in northeastern Arkansas.

Jonesboro businessman Steve Rockwell led Valley View Schools Superintendent Radius Baker by 24 votes in the Democratic primary, while former AT&T manager John Cooper led Ascent Children's Services CEO Dan Sullivan by 67 votes among Republicans.

If the results stand, Rockwell and Cooper would face off Jan. 14 in a special election to replace former Sen. Paul Bookout, who resigned in August.

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6:22 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Sports Injuries - long version

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