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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 17:23:00

UPDATE: Friday rap concert canceled after police complaint about security

Police Chief Kenton Buckner has notified Little Rock city officials about concerns about a rap show scheduled Friday night in Little Rock. This evening the concert was canceled.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 15:43:00

Slain real estate agent's family sues her employer

The family of Beverly Carter has sued Crye-Leike, the real estate company for which she worked, for not training her adequately to keep her safe.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 14:53:00

Lucas Ferguson named to succeed Cody Hiland as prosecutor in Conway

Gov. Asa Hutchinson today appointed Lucas Ferguson to succeed Cody Hiland as prosecuting attorney of the judicial circuit based in Conway.  Hiland this week became U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 14:22:00

Thursday: Open line and the daily roundup

Here's your open line. Also news and comment, from Trump to neo-Nazis.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 14:16:00

About $1 million left unspent after GIF lawsuit; some earmarked for state business lobby

A state Supreme Court ruling end pork barrel spending of state General Improvement Fund money left $1 million in limbo with a Central Arkansas agency. We have the list of those who won't be seeing that money after all.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 13:14:00

Boo at the Zoo brings fun and frights to fall festivities

Autumn is officially here, with its pumpkin patches, hay rides and a sampling of seasonal events, including the state’s biggest fall festival: Boo at the Zoo.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:04:00

Trump attacks Obamacare with executive order

Donald Trump today signed an executive order aimed at providing ways around Affordable Care Act rules.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:37:00

Trump on Puerto Rico: Moron is too kind

Donald Trump today indicates he's tired of helping Puerto Rico, as inadequate as the U.S. response to devastation to the U.S. citizens there has been.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:08:00

Walmart ups its college recruiting game, but it carries homestate baggage

Walmart, the retailing behemoth is moving aggressively to catch up and surpass Amazon and others in digital commerce. One potential problem: Arkansas.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:36:00

Houston Nutt sues Ole Miss for breach of contract

The latest wrinkle in Houston Nutt's ongoing dispute with Ole Miss, which once employed him as football coach, is a new breach of contract lawsuit filed in state court in Mississippi.  An earlier complaint was filed in federal court, which said it lacked jurisdiction.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:33:00

The day the earth stood still: Agreement with Limbaugh

It's about authoritarianism, stupid. Even Rush Limbaugh gets what's wrong with Donald Trump's attack on NFL players, not to mention the U.S. Constitution.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:17:00

State Fair opens today; here's a preview of midway food

The Arkansas State Fair opens today and, as ever, the food vendors are plunging weird and sometimes wonderful stuff into bubbling vats of hot oil.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:05:00

City attorney makes it official: LR incumbents are protected on campaign carryover

Blogger Russ Racop has received a formal rejection from Little Rock City Attorney Tom Carpenter of his complaint that Mayor Mark Stodola is in "flagrant" violation of a city ordinance by keeping $78,000 in carryover money from his last uncontested election campaign for use in the 2018 election.

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