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The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says an 8-year-old child has been injured after being struck by a car at a bus stop.

Capt. Carl Minden tells KTHV-TV the child was stuck before 7 a.m. Tuesday along Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. He says the child was taken to the hospital with unspecified injures but that they didn't seem to be severe.

Minden says the driver failed to stop for the bus. The driver was ticketed for careless driving and failure to yield to a school bus. No arrests were reported.

Neither the driver nor the child was identified.

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The Arkansas Legislature is preparing to convene Tuesday for a special session.

The key item up for consideration is an $87 million bond package that would go toward helping a Lockheed Martin facility in south Arkansas land a contract building a new type of military vehicle.

In an interview with KUAR Monday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he’s optimistic lawmakers will support it.

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The University of Arkansas baseball team has been selected as a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The 64-team field was announced live on ESPNU Monday. The 20th-ranked Razorbacks will face No. 3 seed Oral Roberts Friday during the Stillwater Regional. Arkansas enters the tournament with a 35-22 record. The team has won 20 of its last 27 games, including going 7-0-1 over its final eight SEC regular season series.

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The two-day Delta conference on economic equality for working families begins Tuesday in Little Rock.

The Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus, an advocacy group promoting economic development in the impoverished region will host the conference. Topics being discussed will include women and children in poverty and race relations, but the overall focus is economic equality. 

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The seemingly never-ending rainfall and the rising water levels caused by it have gotten the attention of the state Department of Emergency Management.

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The number of degree seekers at the state's public universities remains steady, but those students are now graduating more quickly.

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education says statewide, the average percentage of students graduating in four years has risen from 21.5 percent of 14,305 first-time students entering a public university in fall 2007 to 25.7 percent of the 16,032 students entering in fall 2011.

Hibernating bats showing signs of white nose syndrome.
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For the first time, scientists have treated and cured bats infected with White-Nose Syndrome. That's the devastating infection that is decimating bat colonies in the U.S. and Canada, including in Arkansas.

Office of the Governor

 The following is a transcript of Governor Asa Hutchinson's Radio Column for the weekend of May 22, 2015:

Sometimes being governor is a bit like being a farmer. Especially when it comes to economic development. You plant seeds — water them, nourish them, tend to them — and hope the effort pays off at harvest time.

Last week, we planted seeds from Arkansas all the way to California.

As part of the review process under Amendment 82, the state’s superproject amendment, lawmakers have received an independent consultant’s analysis of the proposed $87 million Lockheed Martin  Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) bond issue that will be at the center of debate in next week’s special session.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson made the official call for legislators to meet in special session beginning Tuesday, May 26 to vote on helping lure the military’s new JLTV production facility to Camden. The new military vehicle will replace the long-running Humvee vehicle.

Private option eligibility by county.
Arkansas Department of Human Services

The number of Arkansans approved as eligible to enroll in the state’s expansion of Medicaid, known as the private option, has surpassed 250,000 people. That’s an upward tick of 8,696 people deemed eligible from March 31st to April 30th.

A release Friday by the state Department of Human Services reports 234,791 people have actually been enrolled, up from 229,599 in the previous month.

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