News

Pages

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
3:46 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

4-16-2013 Marijuana - A generational Discussion

You've probably never heard a comparative generational discussion about the impact marijuana HAS had, Does have and Will have on our culture. My guests are activists Gary and Melissa Fults...artist Mike Arnold and recent grad Emma Yingling. This is one of the more controversial topics we have covered over the last 13 years on the air....and I'm sure you have an opinion too!

Read more
Local & Regional News
2:34 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Community And Environmental Groups To Mark One-Month Anniversary Of ExxonMobil Spill

Credit Michael Hibblen/ KUAR

An event Monday will mark the one-month anniversary of the rupture of an oil pipeline in Mayflower. More than 200 thousand gallons of raw crude was spilled in the residential neighborhood.

Glen Hooks is with the Sierra Club, one of several organizations taking part on Monday. 

Read more
Weather
2:03 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Forecasters Call For Some Chance Of Hail And Damaging Winds Friday And Saturday

Credit Flickr.com

Some hail and damaging wind can be seen in the south east area of Arkansas Friday and Saturday. 

Meteorologist Julie Lesko, with the National Weather Service, said, “We do expect showers and thunderstorms much of Friday and especially during the overnight hours into Saturday morning.”

“Best chance of anything severe in Arkansas will be Saturday afternoon and that is just chance of maybe larger hail and gustier wind but that mainly south of Little Rock area and south east Arkansas,” said Lesko.

Read more
Peabody Changes Brands
7:56 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Peabody Hotel In Little Rock To Become Marriott Next Week

Peabody Hotel in Little Rock.

Officials say the Peabody Hotel in downtown Little Rock will switch over to the Marriott brand next week.

Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Gretchen Hall says the changeover will happen Wednesday.

Hall says the Peabody's signature ducks will take their last march in Little Rock within the next week.

In December, the Advertising and Promotion Commission signed an agreement to lease the Peabody to a Tennessee-based investment company, which settled on the Marriott brand. 

Read more
Oil Spill Meeting
7:23 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Group Plans Meeting On Mayflower Oil Spill

Mayflower Oil Spill
Credit KLRT/ Fox 16 Facebook Page

A group that's critical of the oil spill in central Arkansas from an ExxonMobil pipeline is holding a meeting to mark the one-month anniversary of the accident. 

The group Arkansans Concerned about Oil Pipelines is to gather at 6 p.m. Monday at Pearce Park in Mayflower.

Thousands of gallons of oil spilled into a cove off Lake Conway and more than 20 homes had to be evacuated.

Environmental testing has shown no oil has leaked into Lake Conway, but hazardous fumes have been registered in the evacuated area, where the cleanup continues. 

Read more
Arkansas Abortion Lawsuit
7:12 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Hearing Set In Suit Over Arkansas 12-week Abortion Ban

A hearing is scheduled next month in a federal lawsuit challenging Arkansas' ban on most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy. 

A court document filed Thursday shows that a hearing is set for May 17 in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Reproductive Rights Center on behalf of two Arkansas doctors who perform abortions.

Read more
Ballot Initiatives
6:15 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Law Restricting Paid Canvassers In Ballot Initiatives Awaits Lawsuit

Canvassers at work.
Credit Bernard Pollack / flickr.com

Policy Advocates in Arkansas are planning to file a lawsuit challenging a new law which they claim restricts citizens from advancing ballot initiatives through a petition gathering process.

Act 1413 requires paid canvassers to register with the Secretary of State’s office and would criminalize canvassers who solicit fraudulent signatures.

Read more
Gun Control Legislation
4:00 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Pryor Defends Vote After Criticism from Gun Control Groups, Arkansan with Sandy Hook Ties

Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas
Credit AP/Photo

Listen to the report.

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas is defending his vote last week on gun legislation.

Read more
Local & Regional News
3:54 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Chelsea Clinton To Attend Youth Service Day

Chelsea Clinton is scheduled to attend a Global Youth Service Day event Friday in Little Rock.

The Clinton Presidential Center says the event will include more than 175 local high school students, as well as city officials.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the activities include remarks from Mayor Mark Stodola, service projects and cooking and physical engagement sessions.

Read more
Police Shooting
3:39 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Suspect Dead After Morning Shootout With LRPD

One suspected car thief is dead after a shootout this morning with Little Rock Police near North University Avenue and H Street.

LRPD Spokeswoman Sergeant Cassandra Davis said police responded to a call at about 5:41 Thursday morning at 416 N. Pierce St. She said three individuals were reported breaking into cars.

Read more

Pages