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7:54 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Hot Temps Predicted After Mild Arkansas Summer

The National Weather Service says Arkansas will wrap up August with hot temperatures after a relatively mild summer.

Forecasters say temperatures will likely approach 100 degrees this week with an even higher heat index in all areas of the state except the Ozarks.

Temperatures have only reached triple digits a handful of times this summer. At the same time last year, Fort Smith had had three dozen days with temperatures at 100 degrees or hotter.

Local & Regional News
7:52 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Pryor, Boozman Plan Stops Around Arkansas

Arkansas' two U.S. senators are touring the Natural State during the Senate's summer recess.

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman plans a weeklong agriculture tour, beginning Monday in the western part of the state.

Boozman plans to visit a lumber company in Russellville, a tree farm in Dover and the National Wildlife Refuge in Dardanelle. He will finish the day by attending the Perry County Farm Bureau meeting in Perryville.

Local & Regional News
7:46 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Engine Trouble Prompts Emergency Landing In Little Rock

Officials say no one was injured when an American Airlines flight en route from North Carolina to Dallas made an emergency landing in Little Rock because of engine trouble.

Officials say the American Airlines MD-80 was en route to Dallas from Charlotte Sunday when one of the engines went out and the pilot decided to land in Little Rock.

Shane Carter, a spokesman for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, says emergency crews were on hand but the plane landed safely.

Local & Regional News
5:19 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Engine Trouble Prompts Emergency Landing In LR

(AP) - Officials say no one was injured when an American Airlines flight en route from North Carolina to Dallas made an emergency landing in Little Rock because of engine trouble.

Officials say the American Airlines MD-80 was en route to Dallas from Charlotte Sunday when one of the engines went out and the pilot decided to land in Little Rock.

Shane Carter, a spokesman for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, says emergency crews were on hand but the plane landed safely.

Local & Regional News
10:24 am
Sat August 24, 2013

Harrison Mulls Paying For Online Reputation Rehab

The north Arkansas town of Harrison has long been associated with the Ku Klux Klan, creating an image that city leaders say is just not true.

News articles about Harrison’s inglorious past and proximity to the home of national Knights of the K-K-K Director Thom Robb trend toward the top of internet searches of information about the Boone County town.

Robb lives in nearby Zinc Arkansas but for years used a Harrison post office box.

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Local & Regional News
5:06 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Lt. Gov. Darr Reports Campaign Errors To Ethics Panel

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has filed an ethics complaint against himself over several errors he said he made in reporting how his campaign spent money shortly after he took office in 2011.

Darr on Friday reported several errors on the forms his campaign filed as it was raising money to repay the money he had loaned it for his successful 2010 bid.

Darr said in a statement that he's amending his fundraising reports after he took office in 2011 to reclassify fundraising expenses as debt reduction payments.

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Local & Regional News
3:53 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Inmate Who Escaped From Arkansas Jail Captured In Florida

Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a central Arkansas jail last month has been recaptured in the Florida Panhandle.

The Garland County Sheriff's Office said Friday that Derrick Estell was in custody in Florida.

Sheriff's Deputy Scott Hinojosa says Estell had escaped the agency's custody on July 28 with help from Tamara Upshaw and others after returning from the Arkansas Department of Correction for a court appearance.

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Local & Regional News
2:01 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

FBI Continues Investigation, Offers Reward in Case of Cut Power Line

The FBI is now offering a reward of $20,000 for information leading the person responsible for intentionally bringing down a power line in Cabot.

The line, located on Arkansas Highway 321, was reported Wednesday afternoon by Entergy officials. The subsequent investigation revealed the line was purposely severed with a saw or similar tool. Bolts for the 100-foot tower that held the line were also removed.

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Local & Regional News
6:06 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Same-Sex Couples Want To Drop Governor, AG In Suit

Lawyers for a group of same-sex couples seeking to overturn Arkansas' ban on gay marriage want to drop the state's governor and attorney general from a lawsuit. 

Attorneys for the couples filed a notice of dismissal Thursday in Pulaski County Circuit Court. That notice says the plaintiffs dismiss Gov. Mike Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel from the lawsuit. They're asking the court to issue an order making it official. 

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Local & Regional News
5:53 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Judge Won't Step Down in Arkansas Police Shooting Case

Judge Wendell Griffen

A judge says he won't step down from a case involving a former Little Rock police officer accused of killing a teenager.

Judge Wendell Griffen issued an order on Thursday denying a number of motions, including one to disqualify him in the case of former Little Rock police officer Josh Hastings.

Hastings' attorney, Bill James, filed a motion on Monday seeking to disqualify Griffen.

James said Griffen has been outspoken against Little Rock police officers and their use of firearms on minorities, and James says that's the issue in Hastings' case.

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