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7:50 am
Sat March 9, 2013

This Weekend: Used Book Sale in Little Rock

This weekend, readers of all levels will convene at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries used book sale in the Main Library basement in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Local & Regional News
4:40 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

DHS Settles With Family Of Child Killed By Falling Goal

The Arkansas Department of Human Services says it's agreed to a settlement with the family of a 9-year-old who was killed when a soccer goal fell on him two years ago.

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Local & Regional News
4:16 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Ark. House Rejects Bill To Cut Concealed Carry Fee

  The Arkansas House has rejected a proposal to cut in half the application fee for obtaining a concealed handgun license. 

By a 31-52 vote, lawmakers on Friday rejected the measure, which would have decreased the concealed carry permit application fee from $100 to $50. It would have also further reduced the fee for veterans, people over the age of 60 and residents who have obtained a restraining order.

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Truck Accident
4:03 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Crews Continue To Repair Damage From Thursday's I-40 Accident

Highway officials say the whole support structure where a tractor-trailer hit a bridge in the fiery accident Thursday will have to be replaced.

Spokesman Danny Straessle with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said the Young Road overpass near the Crystal Hill exit on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock is expected to be re-opened Friday evening with 200 tons weight restrictions.

Local & Regional News
3:43 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Bill Would Ban Employers From Requesting Social Media Info

An Arkansas lawmaker has proposed banning employers from asking current or prospective employees for their usernames or passwords to Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts.

Democratic Rep. Nate Steel of Nashville filed the bill Friday. It would prohibit employers from threatening or taking disciplinary action against employees or applicants for not revealing their usernames or passwords.

Employers could not refuse to hire applicants for not handing over their social media information.

The legislation would also apply to email accounts. 

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Sequestration In Arkansas
2:12 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Sequestration Cuts Are Being Felt At Little Rock’s Central High School National Historic Site

Credit nps.gov

Officials with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site say they are trying to not lay off workers due to sequestration cuts.

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11:48 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Hole goes clear through Cantrell Road viaduct

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Motorists driving west on the Cantrell Road viaduct near Little Rock's Riverdale neighborhood may have felt quite a jolt Friday after a sizable hole developed in one lane of the elevated roadway.
An iPhone is pictured on the ground next to a hole in the Cantrell Road viaduct to offer perspective on its size. Motorists driving west on the Cantrell Road viaduct near Little Rock's Riverdale neighborhood may have felt quite a jolt Friday after a sizable hole developed in one lane of the elevated roadway.
8:46 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Arkansas' Buffalo: Among Nat Geo's Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

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Arkansas' Buffalo National River came in at Number 2.
From the National Geographic book The 10 Best of Everything-National Parks Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, scores of lesser known sites that well reward a visit-and that are far less crowded than big-name parks.
Local & Regional News
7:01 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Arkansas GOP Eyes Planned Parenthood Funds Next

Not content with enacting the most restrictive abortion law in the country, Arkansas Republicans plan to press the legislative advantage their party hasn't enjoyed since Reconstruction by making it even more difficult for women to get abortions in the state.

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Elections
6:29 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Arkansas AG Backs Several New Election Reforms

From left to right: Sen. Keith Ingram, AG Dustin McDaniel and Rep. Fred Love speak speak to the press about their package of election reform legislation.
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is putting his support behind legislation that he says will reduce fraud in the state’s ballot initiative process.

McDaniel and Sen. Keith Ingram, a Democrat from West Memphis, told reporters at the Capitol Thursday that proposed legislation would stiffen penalties for knowingly collecting and submitting fraudulent signatures within the state’s ballot initiative process.

McDaniel referred to last year’s election is a prime example that the process needs reform.

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