Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 18:32:00

John Walker rejects city apology for arrest during filming of police

State Rep. John Walker rejects the city's apology for his arrest yesterday and complains at the city's decision to pursue a charge against an associate in his law firm.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:05:00

Special master says signatures sufficient on medical marijuana act

Retired Judge John Robbins, sitting by Arkansas Supreme Court appointment, has found that sufficient signatures were gathered to put the medical marijuana initiated act on the ballot.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 14:37:00

Another U.S. Senate debate that Boozman likely will skip

Conner Eldridge, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, says another senatorial debate is scheduled at noon Friday at Philander Smith College. He and Libertarian Frank Gilbert will participate. Eldridge said that incumbent Republican Sen. John Boozman has been invited.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 14:15:03

Little Rock police to drop charge against Walker, apologize

The Little Rock police department will formally drop a charge against state Rep. John Walker and send him a formal letter of apology. A charge against a colleague will remain,. The arrests followed Walker's filming of police arrest of two other men. Chief Kenton Buckner said Walker's arrest wasn't justified.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 14:00:00

The open line and news video, including debate recap

Here's today's open line and the daily video with news and comment.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:22:00

Bethel Heights part-time cop fired over racial Facebook post

40/29 reports that the Bethel Heights Police Department has fired part-time officer David Hastings for c ritical comments he'd made about the Black Lives Matter movement and black people generally.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:08:00

Heritage hires a prophet to run Delta Cultural Center

The Delta Cultural Center has a new director. Helena native Kyle T. Miller. He has an interesting sideline as a prophet and dream interpreter.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:44:00

Gilbert Baker pleads guilty in DWI case

Former Republican senator and lobbyist Gilbert Baker today entered a negotiated plea to charges arising from his Aug. 26  arrest for drunk driving.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:23:00

Leslie Rutledge gets torched in national spotlight

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge appeared on a CBS panel Monday night as a defender of Donald Trump. Bob Schieffer wasn't impressed.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:08:00

Sierra Club rips Rutledge for opposing clean air rules

Oral arguments were presented to a federal appeals court in Washington today by a group of Republican-led states, including Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, challenging the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan to reduce power plant pollution that contributes to global warming. The Sierra Club used the occasion to blast Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for fighting clean air and water rules.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 07:39:00

The lesson of EpiPen

Ernest Dumas this weeks writes about the high-priced  EpiPen and it's symbolism for a Congress controlled by drug makers, as well as rising health care costs

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 07:17:00

Clinton a clear winner in first debate. But .....

Even conservative commentators are saying, if grudgingly, that Hillary Clinton was the clear winner in last night's TV debate. The question is: does it translate to votes?

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 15:42:00

Monday night's open line, plus the daily news roundup

The open line for Monday, with the daily news video.

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 13:19:00

John Walker and another lawyer arrested after filming police

State Rep. John Walker, 79, the civil rights lawyer, and a fellow lawyer, Omavi Kushukuru, 29, were arrested by Little Rock police this morning for obstructing governmental operations.

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 12:41:00

Bipartisan juvenile justice reform bill has one problem in Congress: Tom Cotton

In a year in which politics has prevented passage of much significant in Congress, a potential huge victory is possible for the Obama administration — improvement in juvenile justice. Problem: U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton.

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:58:00

Attorney General Lynch announces $20 million spending for police body cameras

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in Little Rock today to open a conference on violence reduction, announced a $20 million Justice Department program for police agencies to buy body cameras.

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:28:00

Arkansas begins 'Real ID' driver licenses

Next month, Arkansas will begin offering so-called enhanced driver licenses and ID cards to bring the state in line with federal standards.

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 09:44:00

UPDATE: Deputy shoots man in Pulaski County

The Pulaski County sheriff's office says a deputy has fatally shot a man on Col. Glenn Road outside Little Rock.

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 07:26:00

Rapert joins 'Declaration of Dependence' on God and Bible

A full page ad in Sunday's New York Times, signed by 21 religious figures, was styled as a "Declaration of Dependence Upon God and His Holy Bible." Sen. Jason Rapert, who's gone full-time into the preaching business, was a signatory along with the likes of faux historian David Barton, Kenneth Copeland, James Dobson and Creflo Dollar.

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 07:11:00

Broadway Bridgeageddon set for Wednesday morning

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has scheduled a "closing ceremony" for the Broadway Bridge at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, 45 minutes after the bridge is closed for six months or so of work to tear down the old structure and replace it.

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