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10:22 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Arkansas Man Facing Murder Charge Gets Six Years For Probation Violation

A man charged in the killing of a Hot Springs Village police dispatcher has been sentenced to six years in prison for violating the terms of his probation.

Kevin Duck received the maximum sentence for violating terms of his probation from an unrelated 2009 aggravated assault conviction.

Duck is now charged with first-degree murder for the 2011 death of his girlfriend, police dispatcher Dawna Natzke.

Officials recommended revoking Duck's probation after Duck's arrest last November on the murder charge.

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yesterday today & tomorrow
7:48 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

AIDS Part 2

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Arkansas General Assembly
6:36 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

5th House Vote On Private Option Delayed

Arkansas House of Representatives Chamber
Credit wikipedia.org

The Arkansas House of Representatives is showing more signs of a continued stalemate over reauthorizing funds for the private option. On Tuesday measures to fund the Department of Human Services Division of Medical Services were not brought up for a vote, as House leadership indicated that the chamber was still two votes shy of reaching the 75 percent supermajority to reapprove the healthcare program for poor Arkansans.

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Local & Regional News
6:24 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Arkansas Flu Deaths Reach 52 So Far This Season

The Arkansas Health Department says 52 people have died from influenza so far this flu season.

Officials said Tuesday that there's about one week left in peak flu season and the toll could still rise. Last flu season, 61 people in Arkansas died from the respiratory virus.

Little Rock television station KTHV reports that most of people who developed fatal infections were adults between ages of 25 and 62.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta says the flu is classified as widespread in Arkansas.

Local & Regional News
4:34 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Gas Prices Going Back Up In Arkansas

Just a few months after gas prices in Arkansas dropped below $3 a gallon, they’re back on the rise.

Regular unleaded gasoline reached a state average of $3.23 per gallon as of Tuesday, up six cents since last week.

“We’ve seen crude oil prices ratchet up in recent days and that’s driven up wholesale gasoline prices,” said Mike Right of Triple-A Auto Club, “and it’s not unusual to see that prices rise this time of year. In fact, last year at this time we were paying $3.64 a gallon.”

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Local & Regional News
4:18 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

A Hub Where Students And STEM Experts Can Meet

Taggart Architects is overseeing the renovations
Credit Kezia Nanda/KUAR News

Organizers are hopeful that students, teachers and professionals in science, technology, engineering and math can soon use the resources that the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub offers.

Tuesday marked the start of the renovations, with a ceremony attended by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith, local officials and students.

During the event, a wall was broken by a robot, formally beginning work to the center.

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Local & Regional News
3:41 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

32 Apply For UA Lobbyist Position, Including Mark Darr

University of Arkansas officials are reviewing applications from 32 people for a lobbyist position that is to come open at the end of the fiscal year.

Among those applying is former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, who resigned from office on Feb. 1 after being fined $11,000 for ethics violations.

On his application, Darr said he'd explain his reason for leaving "in (the) interview process."

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Local & Regional News
3:37 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Arkansas House Delays Vote On Medicaid Expansion

Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR

The House is delaying its fifth vote on whether to continue Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion.

House leaders on Tuesday scuttled plans for another vote that afternoon on whether to reauthorize the "private option" that was approved last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health care law.

Under the private option, Arkansas is using federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for low-income residents.

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The Metropolitan Opera
2:52 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

March 1: Prince Igor

Oksana Dyka as Yaroslavna in Borodin's "Prince Igor."
Credit Cory Weaver / Metropolitan Opera

The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues Saturday, March 1 at noon on KLRE Classical 90.5 with a live broadcast of Borodin’s operatic masterpiece Prince Igor.

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