Little Rock District Criminal Court is running a temporary amnesty program for people with overdue fines and court costs, as well as failure to appear warrants. Natalie Short, a Senior Probation Officer, said the program is for non-violent offenders.
“These are misdemeanor cases that have already been adjudicated and already been fined out, or given some type of sentence. People have either fallen behind or not made payments as agreed,” said Short. She said the city believes this policy encourages people to come forward.
This week, KUAR is sitting down with various non-profits around central Arkansas that work with the homeless. Part 1 focuses on SOAR Network Incorporated, a group coordinating agencies, churches, businesses, and individuals. For more information visit SOAR's website.
Passenger traffic at Little Rock’s Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is expected to be down about five percent this holiday season compared to last year.
The Transportation Security Administration estimates 40,663 people will fly out of the airport between Friday and January 1. The busiest day is expected to be Saturday, Dec. 21, when nearly 4,000 people will be departing.
"Traffic is already picking up," airport Spokesman Shane Carter said Friday, "but as we move through the next few days, of course Christmas will be busy for us."
Arkansas lawmakers have narrowly approved federal funding to continue operating the insurance marketplace under the federal health care law, despite objections from some Republican legislators over the overhaul's rocky start.
The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday approved the $10.6 million grant for the insurance exchange. The insurance exchange is an online marketplace set up under the federal law where consumers can shop for policies. The panel approved the grant on a 21-18 vote.
A group called “Arkansan Pastors for Gun Sense” is partnering with law enforcement agencies around the state to reach out to families of victims of gun violence by delivering toys and Christmas hams Saturday. In addition to supporting victims, the group has been pushing for legislation to strengthen background checks and other gun trafficking laws.
Officials with Arkansas State University announced Thursday their fifth head football coach in five years. Blake Anderson most recently served as offensive coordinator for North Carolina where his team earned school records in offensive categories. At a press conference Anderson stressed his aggressive style.