Monday's open line and video roundup; also school transfers in Garland County; vets for Mike Ross; prisoner on the loose; Huckstering | Arkansas Blog

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday's open line and video roundup; also school transfers in Garland County; vets for Mike Ross; prisoner on the loose; Huckstering

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Here's an open line and today's video news roundup: Jonesboro police chief; West Memphis hospital; Mark Darr; Stacy Hurst's low blow; Frontier leaves Little Rock; Brandon Allen loses a pickup. ALSO:

* SCHOOL CHOICE: Six Garland County public school districts have asked in federal court to set aside a 1992 school desegregation settlement that prohibited school transfers in Garland County. Lake Hamilton, Lakeside, Cutter-Morning Star, Jesieville, Foundatin Lake and Mountain Pine joined the motion. The Hot Springg School District did not. The districts contend it is confusing to operate under the old standards. It also recently prevented the transfer of black children from the Lake Hamilton District to Mountain Pine, which has a bigger percentage of black children. The motion was announced by the Arkansas Public School Resource Center, which benefits from some public support but is dependent on money from such school "choice" supporters as the Walton Family Foundation.

* VETS FOR MIKE ROSS: The Mike Ross campaign for governor announced today formation of a veterans group supporting the Democrat. Col. Mike Ross, former commander of the National Guard 39th Brigade Combat Team (same name, different guy) is leading the group. Ross announced at the event a six-point plan for vets, including more power for the Veterans Commission, exemption of military retirement pay from state income taxes and career help for vet eras.

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* PRISONER ESCAPE: The hunt was still on Monday evening for a prisoner who bolted from a group of jail inmates heading to court appearances this morning. Anael Hernandez Castro slipped out of his handcuffs and ran. The search at one point centered on Interestate Park. Hernandez is charged with three counts of raping a child under 14. Noted: The silence of Little Rock police radio traffic. Might the unencrypted signal have helped notify people of the man on the loose and perhaps even helped in his capture?

* HUCKSTERING: I didn't get by Mike Huckabee's endorsement of Tom Cotton. Did anybody ask him about his expense tab for the trip and whether he flow coach?


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