Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 18:18:00

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 16:39:00

San Francisco judge blocks executive order defunding "sanctuary cities"

A U.S. District Court Judge in San Francisco has issued a preliminary injunction that blocks major parts of a presidential executive order that would cut federal grants to cities that refuse to assist federal immigration officials in apprehending undocumented immigrants.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 16:12:00

Judicial Discipline admonishes Judge over DWI, reckless driving conviction

David Sachar with the state Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission announced today that a letter of admonishment has been issued to Fifth Judicial Circuit Judge William "Bill" Pearson, who blew through a DWI checkpoint near Clarksville in January before leading police on a short pursuit until a State Trooper disabled his truck by running into it.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:31:00

Four years after installation, solar panels are connected to VA

In August 2013, the company installing solar panels at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock predicted power would be turned on within the month.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:31:00

Group hopes to move giant telescope to Northwest Arkansas

A non-profit group devoted to science education has announced their plan to move one of the largest refracting telescopes in the America to Northwest Arkansas. They are currently fundraising to cover the moving costs for the vintage telescope, which they hope to make the centerpiece of a science and technology center.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 14:04:00

Mother Jones on the fallibility of forensic science, and efforts by AG Sessions to halt reform

Given that we've been trying to execute eight men in recent weeks, with several of their cases hinging on forensic evidence collected after the crime, you might want to read this story from Mother Jones on the fallibility of forensic science, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to disband a panel of lawyers, scientists, judges, crime lab technicians, law enforcement officers, and academics who meet quarterly with the goal of putting more scientific rigor into evidence analysis and the courtroom testimony often used to incriminate and convict defendants.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 14:02:00

Wild Wines takes conservation to heart

The May 6 Grand Tasting will expand to War Memorial Stadium, with the concourse transformed into an amazing gallery of food and wine for guests to sample. Hiland Dairy will be back with their scrumptious freshly cooked steak and shrimp. Food trucks such as Loblolly will serve up one of a kind wine-inspired treats. Lost 40 Brewing and other breweries will be on deck for all the non-wine drinkers. Live entertainment will feature music from Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers and Synergy.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:57:00

Family of girl who fell from Harrison church bus issues statement, says investigation ongoing

The family of a 4-year-old girl from Harrison who fell from a moving church bus on April 19 issued a statement through their attorney yesterday, asking for privacy as the investigation into the incident continues. The family said the girl is still receiving medical care related to the incident — caught on a paramedic's dashboard camera — in which she opened the back door of a moving church bus and was flung to the pavement, with the bus driving away.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:34:00

GLO suspends flights; files for bankruptcy: UPDATE

Little Rock is losing its GLO Airlines flights to New Orleans, and to Destin scheduled to resume in May, as the startup company has filed for bankruptcy, Arkansas Business reports today.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 09:26:00

Supreme Court hears arguments in case that led to stays for two Arkansas death row inmates

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an appeal yesterday that asks the court to rule that indigent criminal defendants are entitled to an independent expert witness. The case, McWilliams v. Dunn, goes back to the 1984 capital murder conviction of James McWilliams, who raped and murdered a woman in Tuscaloosa, Ala., during a robbery. But the high court's decision will also directly affect the fates of Don Davis and Bruce Ward, Arkansas death row prisoners who were slated to die this month, but given a reprieve by the Arkansas Supreme Court, which issued a stay in each execution, pending the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in McWilliams in June.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 16:53:01

The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

The Arkansas Department of Correction is planning for the first double execution in the U.S. in 16 years tonight. Jack Jones, 52,  and Marcell Williams, 46, are scheduled to die by lethal injection. They would be the second and third prisoners put to death as part of a hurried schedule Governor Hutchinson set in advance of the state's supply of one of the three drugs used in the execution protocol expiring on April 30.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 16:20:00

Trump health care bill's potential amendments don't help Tom Cotton with his Obamacare repeal dance

Trumpcare may be getting a makeover, but it won't address the concerns raised by Tom Cotton at last week's town hall.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 14:21:00

Exciting Downtown Property Available

Tower Building tenants enjoy walkability to downtown restaurants, courthouses and the River Market. Building amenities include two restaurants, a barbershop, convenience store, dry cleaner and covered parking.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 14:11:00

Legislature set to tackle changes to "Arkansas Works" Medicaid expansion in special session

The governor is expected to call the special session to get legislative approval of his proposed alterations to the private option (now known as "Arkansas Works"). Here's what to look for.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:37:00

Huckabee seeks laughter

Ha Ha Huckabee.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:54:00

Walmart slapped with $12 million in damages over misappropriating trade secrets

An Arkansas jury last Friday awarded Cuker Interactive, a California-based digital marketing agency, more than $12 million in damages  from Walmart. The jury found that Walmart had misappropriated trade secrets. In addition, the jury awarded Cuker $30,600 in damages for breach of contract and $400,000 for unjust enrichment.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:11:00

Obama makes first public remarks since leaving White House

Former President Barack Obama is  speaking at the University of Chicago, delivering his first public remarks since leaving the Oval Office. You can watch a livestream here.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:40:00

Judge Griffen on Supreme Court action against him: "Everything we know about due process indicates that was unfair."

Further comments from Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen at his blog Justice is a Verb! on the Supreme Court's ruling barring him from hearing cases involving executions, which he argues violated his due process and fundamental principles of fairness.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:14:00

Donald Trump threatens to shut down his own government if he doesn't get taxpayer funding for wall

Friday looms as the deadline for Congress to pass a spending bill; if they fail to do so by midnight, the government will shut down. D.C. observers seem to think that the most likely scenario is a stopgap bill to fund the government for another week or so while lawmakers try to work out a deal. We'll see.

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    The family of a 4-year-old girl from Harrison who fell from a moving church bus on April 19 issued a statement through their attorney yesterday, asking for privacy as the investigation into the incident continues. The family said the girl is still receiving medical care related to the incident — caught on a paramedic's dashboard camera — in which she opened the back door of a moving church bus and was flung to the pavement, with the bus driving away.

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