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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 16:01:00

Arkansas Works population declines by another 1,400 beneficiaries

The decrease from April to March is consistent with recent trends in the program. Arkansas Works enrollment declined by over 10 percent from the beginning of 2017 to the beginning of 2018.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 15:54:00

Jury has Robert Rook sexual assault case

A Faulkner County jury today began deliberating sexual assault charges against Dr. Robert Rook, a Conway faily practice physician. Nine patients accused him of sexually assaulting them in examinations.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 15:43:00

Remains found in West Little Rock park could be Ebby Steppach's

Though no identification has been made, human remains found in the West Little Rock park where Ebby Steppach's car was located in 2015 could belong to the missing teenager.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 15:34:00

Central student a winner in international science and engineering competition

Big deal. Meghana Bollimpalli of Little Rock Central High School was named a grand prize winner in the Intel International Science and Engineering fair.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 13:58:00

Election night open line

Here's the election night open line.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 13:22:00

Lobbyist Cranford's trial pushed back to September

At the request of indicted lobbyist Rusty Cranford, a federal magistrate in Springfield, Mo., on Monday delayed his trial on conspiracy and bribery charges until Sept. 24.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:33:00

Simmons Bank gives $2.5 million to UAPB

The previously announced major gift by Simmons First National Bank to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was revealed today to be $2.5 million.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:26:00

Two arrested in Poor People's protest at state Capitol

The  Arkansas Poor People's Campaign demonstrated Monday at the Arkansas Justice Building as part of a national campaign and two people were arrested.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:27:00

Hearings set on Leslie Rutledge ballot blockade

Alex Gray, a lawyer in lawsuits attempting to get around Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's blockade of all ballot proposals for 2018, sends word that hearings have been set in two courts on pending suits.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 09:40:00

'The Conversation' with Jesse Gibson

In this week's edition of our hit new podcast, "The Conversation," host Matt Price interviews ATLA President Jesse Gibson. Jesse and Matt discuss Issue 1 about tort reform and the nursing home industries role.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 07:15:00

Corporate cash on the local level targets state legislators on school 'choice'

More evidence this week of how the Citizens United decision that took the limit off "independent" political spending can be used to evade state-imposed limits on political races.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 06:52:00

Suspect killed in West Memphis police chase

The State Police are investigating a police chase and crash that led to death of a suspect at West Memphis.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 06:43:00

Is e-commerce the problem for cities like Little Rock?

Take a guess on the percentage of total retail sales that comes from e-commerce. You might be surprised.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 06:34:00

Asa basks in Trump endorsement

Donald Trump endorsed Asa Hutchinson Monday. What it says about Arkansas politics isn't encouraging.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 16:54:00

Judge Griffen temporarily halts DHS emergency rule on home care hours

The judge granted the temporary restraining order requested by seven disabled plaintiffs who are suing DHS over the agency's allocation of attendant care hours and scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m.

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 16:25:00

More suits filed against Rutledge over failure to approve ballot initiatives

Robert Reed, who's tried repeatedly without success to get Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's approval of a ballot initiative to decriminalize marijuana, sued Rutledge in circuit court today for violating the law and Arkansas Constitution in her blanket denail of

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 16:08:00

Building debris creates hazard on Second Street

Crumbling facade fell from an upper floor of an office building at 319 West Second Street this afternoon and the Fire Department soon was at work trying to shake loose some other parts that seemed likely to fall, too.

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 14:38:00

Police find body in Arkansas River; apparently that of missing wedding guest

Little Rock police announced at 2:30 p.m. that the body of a white male had been found in the Arkansas River behind the Old State House.

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 14:26:00

Monday's open line and the daily roundup

Here's the open line. Also a news roundup leading with Tuesday's election.

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 14:15:00

Rook takes stand in defense against sexual assault charges

KARKFox 16's Chanley Sha Painter is providing thorough Twitter coverage of Dr. Robert Rook's testimony in his sexual assault trial in Conway. He disputes the testimony of nine women he say he touched them sexually during examinations.

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