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Arkansas Foodbank
4:11 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

New CEO Announced For Arkansas Foodbank

The former head of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance has been named the new CEO of the Arkansas Foodbank. 

Rhonda Sanders said she’s excited about the opportunity. 

“I really fell in love with the food banking industry, the mixture of charitable organization, helping people get their life on track and get the food they need, while also operating in the business environment.”

Sanders said the Arkansas Foodbank aims to allocate 18 million lbs. of food this year.

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Community Development In Helena-West Helena
7:01 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Hope Rising In Helena-West Helena, Arkansas: Part One

Tommie Gause at Freedom Park in Helena-West Helena.
Malcolm Glover KUAR

The City of Helena-West Helena in Phillips County, Arkansas is no stranger to the hardships that have plagued many communities across the country during the economic downturn.

High unemployment, a struggling education system, political upheaval, a crumbling infrastructure, and even unresolved racial inequalities were once the hallmarks of this unified city in the impoverished Arkansas Delta. However, new research findings show some positive demographic trends and community development projects have some residents saying Helen-West Helena is finally making a comeback.

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Local & Regional News
6:41 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Prosecutor: No Credible New Evidence In Deaths Of 3 West Memphis Boys

A prosecutor says no credible new evidence has come up to point to a new suspect in the killings of three West Memphis Cub Scouts 20 years ago.

Eight-year-olds Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers disappeared 20 years ago Sunday. Their bodies were found the next day. Prosecutor Scott Ellington told The Jonesboro Sun that his office gets calls and tips weekly - but no credible evidence has been presented to change his opinion that the three men originally convicted in the case are guilty.

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Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
7:47 am
Sun May 5, 2013

4-30-2013 Tinkering

A generational discusion about 'Tinkering' that brings the older generation definitions and uses together with the younger generation's re-defined definitions and uses.

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Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
8:25 am
Sat May 4, 2013

4-30-2013 Tinkering

Maybe your grandfather worked over a dimly lighted work bench in the basement trying to fix an old fan...or you sister tried to re-do a spent piece of furniture into a trendy chair...or maybe your teenager has taken your computer apart...and actually put it all back together, with NO extra parts.....Tinkering...that's this episode!

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Children's Hospital
6:24 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Arkansas Children's Hospital Hires CEO, Bates Retires

Arkansas Children's Hospital is getting a new leader.

The Little Rock hospital announced Friday that Dr. Jonathan Bates is retiring as president and chief executive officer and Marcella "Marcy" L. Doderer will step into the position in July.

Bates' retirement is effective June 30, and Doderer is to start July 15.

The change was announced by the hospital board chairman Tom Baxter.

Doderer is vice president and administrator at Children's Hospital of San Antonio. She is a graduate of Little Rock Central High School.

Pegasus Pipeline Spill
6:17 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

ExxonMobil Completes Pipeline Repair In Missouri

Officials with ExxonMobil have repaired an oil pipeline in southeast Missouri, where a leak was discovered earlier this week.

A resident near Doniphan, Mo., found oil leaking in his yard Tuesday. All told, about one barrel - roughly 42 gallons of crude oil - leaked from the Pegasus pipeline. The cause remains under investigation.

The repair was completed Friday.

The pipeline running from Illinois to Texas already was out of service after a much larger breach in Arkansas in March, but that doesn't mean there wasn't oil inside.

Arkansas 2014 Election
6:14 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Arkansas Dems Vying For Governor Both Tout Education

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter told reporters Friday that his opponent for the Democratic nomination for Governor, former Fourth District Congressman Mike Ross is switching his position on federal health care overhaul after Ross praised the private option of Medicaid expansion approved by the Arkansas legislature.
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

Both Democratic Candidates for Governor in Arkansas say the private option of Medicaid expansion was the best deal available to the state but disagree on the bulk of the federal health care overhaul.

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter and former Fourth District Congressman Mike Ross spoke to members of the Delta Grass Roots Caucus Friday at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock.

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Local & Regional News
3:32 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Clintons Attend Little Rock Airport Ceremony

Maggie Carroll/KUAR News

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have returned to  Arkansas for a dedication ceremony at the Little Rock airport that now bears their names.  

The Clintons spoke Friday and recalled their first experiences with the airport that now serves about 2.2 million passengers annually.  

The former president said he first flew out of the Little Rock airport when he was in college and says that thanks to the airport, they've always been able to find their ways back home.  

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Local & Regional News
3:26 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Arkansas AG Seeks Executions For 7 Felons

Arkansas' attorney general is asking the state's governor to set execution dates for seven death row inmates.  

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel sent seven letters to Gov. Mike Beebe late Thursday requesting that execution dates be set for Don Davis, Stacey Johnson, Jack Jones, Jason McGehee, Bruce Ward, Kenneth Williams and Marcel Williams.  

The Associated Press obtained copies of the letters on Friday.  

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