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LR Police Drug Trial
8:53 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Trial Postponed For 2 Former LR Police Officers

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A federal judge has granted a request to postpone the trial of two former Little Rock police officers facing drug-related charges.

Court records show that half-brothers Mark Anthony Jones and Randall Tremayn Robinson are now slated to go on trial July 15. Jones and Robinson were previously scheduled to go on trial this week.

Prosecutors say the men drove marked patrol cars while protecting controlled drug deliveries. They have both pleaded not guilty to drug-related charges. Robinson resigned from the police department and Jones was fired. 

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Clinton For Pryor
8:46 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Clinton Supports Pryor Re-election Bid

Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton says U.S. Senator Mark Pryor's fight for a third term is gaining national prominence because it's a test of whether lawmakers who care more about their constituents than party loyalty can win in an increasingly divided political environment.

Clinton headlined a Saturday fundraiser for Pryor, helping the Democratic senator from Arkansas raise $1 million in his bid for a third term next year. Pryor doesn't have an announced Republican opponent, but has already faced a flood of advertisements from Republican groups who believe he's vulnerable. 

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Ross Run For Governor?
8:36 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Ross Looking At Arkansas Governor's Race

Mike Ross

 

Former U.S. Representative Mike Ross says he's considering seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Arkansas next year.

Ross told The Associated Press on Saturday that he's taking another look at running for the state's top office after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, a Democrat, dropped out of the race earlier this year.

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Local & Regional News
4:39 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Arkansas Raw Milk Bill Fails Before House Panel

A proposal to allow Arkansas dairy farmers to sell unpasteurized milk has failed to clear a House  committee.

The House Agriculture Committee on Friday voted 9-8 against the bill, which would have permitted the sale of "raw" goat and cow milk at the farm where it was produced.

Farmers would have been allowed to sell up to 500 gallons per month on average.  

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New Jobs In Arkansas
3:49 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Food Company Creates 80 New Jobs In Russellville, Arkansas

ConAgra Foods headquarter
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80 new, full-time jobs will be coming to Russellville when expansion of a ConAgra Foods plant is completed by June of next year.

The company made the announcement Friday, with salaries at about $16 per hour.

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Local & Regional News
3:33 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Friday Is The Warmest Day Of 2013 So Far

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The National Weather Service says Friday was the warmest day of the year so far in central Arkansas.

The temperature reached into the 80s.

Weather officials say in previous years at this time of March, the temperature was around 63.

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Local & Regional News
1:08 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Entergy Arkansas Says Residential Bills To Decrease

Entergy Arkansas says a reduction in its costs for power will mean a 4.75 percent cut in the average  residential customer's utility bill.  

Entergy said in a news release Friday that it expects more nuclear generated power - which is less expensive - will be available in 2013 from Arkansas Nuclear One and Grand Gulf.  

The company says the utility bill for a residential customer currently using 1,000 kilowatt hours is $101.31 per  month. Entergy says that bill would drop to $96.50 per month under the new rate.  

Wilbur Mills Book
11:40 am
Fri March 15, 2013

New Book Chronicles Career Of Arkansas Congressman Wilbur Mills

Wilbur Mills

Arkansas author Kay Goss has written a book about the life and legacy of former Congressman Wilbur Mills. As one of the longest serving Arkansas officials in Congress, Mills made a name for himself wielding power as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from 1958 to 1975. 

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Pres. Clinton For Little Rock Funding Initiative
6:18 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Clinton To Help Launch Microloan Program In Arkansas

Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton is expected to help announce the launch of an initiative that expands the availability of microloans for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Little Rock area.

Clinton is slated to appear Friday afternoon at the launch of Kiva City Little Rock. The program connects small business owners to an online community where people can lend money to Arkansas businesses.

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Local & Regional News
5:57 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Sen. Mark Pryor To Begin Re-election Campaign With Fundraisers in LR

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Sen. Mark Pryor, the sole Democrat remaining in Arkansas' congressional delegation, is bringing in the big guns as he formally kicks off his re-election campaign this weekend.

Former President Bill Clinton is among those expected at fundraisers Saturday evening in Little Rock. 

Three events are planned.  A dinner at the Peabody Hotel, a cocktail reception at the Statehouse Convention Center and what’s being called an Arkansas Celebration, also at the Statehouse. 

Governor Mike Beebe and former Senators David Pryor and Dale Bumpers are also expected. 

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