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8:40 am
Wed November 13, 2013

North Little Rock Neighborhood Lifts Ban On Alcohol Sales

Voters have legalized alcohol sales in the Park Hill neighborhood in North Little Rock.

The measure passed in a special election Tuesday in six precincts that had approved a ban on alcohol sales in 1966.

The change allows the sale of alcohol by the drink in restaurants and the sale of beer and wine in gas stations.

The proposition does not permit liquor stores in the neighborhood, which is located along John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Little Rock.

Backers of the measure say it will lead to more economic development in the area.  

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Local & Regional News
8:24 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Arkansas Board Of Corrections To Meet In Little Rock

Members of the Arkansas Board of Corrections are scheduled to discuss the board's policy on parolees following the release of a report that outlines problems within the state's parole system.

The board will meet Wednesday in Little Rock.

The meeting comes after Gov. Mike Beebe this month released the findings of an investigation about the Department of Community Correction. The Arkansas State Police report found systemic problems with the parole system but no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by officials after a man who was on parole was charged with murder.

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Local & Regional News
8:18 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Voters Choose Nominees For Northeast Arkansas Senate Seat

Fewer than 100 votes separated the top candidates from the also-rans after ballots were counted in the party primary runoffs for a state senate seat in northeastern Arkansas.

Jonesboro businessman Steve Rockwell led Valley View Schools Superintendent Radius Baker by 24 votes in the Democratic primary, while former AT&T manager John Cooper led Ascent Children's Services CEO Dan Sullivan by 67 votes among Republicans.

If the results stand, Rockwell and Cooper would face off Jan. 14 in a special election to replace former Sen. Paul Bookout, who resigned in August.

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6:22 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Sports Injuries - long version

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KLRE Classical Music News
4:45 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Strauss, Gulda And Beethoven

Geoffrey Robson explores the Viennese Waltz with Strauss's Overture to Die Fledermaus, the varied styles of Gulda's Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra and Beethoven's often overlooked Symphony No. 4.

It's the third installment in the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series.

The full hour-long version of this At the Symphony aired Thursday, November 7 and Friday November 8.

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Local & Regional News
4:40 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Arkansas Candidates for Governor Address Educators Conference

The four announced candidates for Arkansas governor say they want to see an end to the Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit and that they support school choice.

Republicans Curtis Coleman, Debra Hobbs and Asa Hutchinson joined Democrat Mike Ross at an education forum Tuesday in Hot Springs.

Taking questions from school administrators, the candidates largely agreed on support for trade schools, home schooling and giving students skills that make them employable.

Hobbs broke ranks with the other three to say she's open to providing vouchers for private schools.

Local & Regional News
3:58 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

New Ad Targets Sen. Pryor For Supporting Judicial Nominees

A new ad began airing Tuesday in several Arkansas television markets, targeting Senator Mark Pryor for his support of President Obama’s judicial nominees.

In particular, the ad by the conservative Judicial Crisis Network is tying the Democrat, who is up for reelection next year, to the President’s picks to fill out the District of Columbia's Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Local & Regional News
1:10 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Hard Freeze Expected For The Entire State Tuesday Night

Temperatures in Arkansas are expected to dip to the lowest in the season so far Tuesday night. A cold front entered the northern part of the state Tuesday morning and will spread to the south throughout the day. A freeze warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Low temperatures for Tuesday night are expected to range from near 15 degrees in the northwest to the mid and upper 20’s in the south.

Senior Forecaster for the National Weather Service of Arkansas Brian Smith says the chance for any precipitation is very small.

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Local & Regional News
11:38 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Gubernatorial Candidate Asa Hutchinson Says He Would Cut Arkansas Income Tax

Asa Hutchinson speaking to reporters Tuesday in Little Rock.
Credit Brian Chilson / Arkansas Times

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson unveiled details of his plan to reduce Arkansas’ individual income tax rates, a cornerstone of his tax cut platform for Governor.

“Arkansas is not competitive in its income tax structure,” said Hutchinson. He cited surrounding states with lower or no individual income tax rates.

“Why is this important? It impacts the recruitment of industry,” he said.

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Local & Regional News
11:20 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Arkansas Governor's Name Misspelled On Monument

Officials with the planned U.S. Marshals Museum say they'll fix a 15,000-pound monument that misspells the name of Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe.

A ceremony was held Saturday dedicating the monument for the $50 million museum to be built along the Arkansas River. But at the ceremony, officials noticed that the governor's last name was misspelled on the stone as "Bebee."

U.S. Marshals Museum President and CEO James Dunn tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the mistake is "100 percent fixable."

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