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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 18:21:00

Police announced beefed-up patrols

Little Rock police are stepping up patrols on account of rising violent crime. Meh.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 16:51:00

Free streetcar service extended through December

Rock Region Metro says it will extend free service on the River Rail streetcar lines through December

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 16:30:00

Jury rejects suit over robocalls featuring Mike Huckabee

A St. Louis jury Wednesday rejected a class action lawsuit over millions of robocalls, featuring the voice of Mike Huckabee, used to promote a flop of a movie, "Last Ounce of Courage."

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:48:00

Wednesday's open line and a video double header

Here's the open line and the first of two video reports on the day's news.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:31:00

Arkansas-linked Charlottesville marcher identified, apologizes to those misidentified

A man who says he's a former University of Arkansas student now living in New England has identified himself as the person wearing an "Arkansas Engineering" T-shirt in the Friday white supremacist march in Fayetteville. He apologized for involving UA in the story and to the professor misidentified as being the person wearing the shirt.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 13:33:00

Democratic Party blasts Trump's remarks on Charlottesville demonstration

The Arkansas Democratic Party blasts Donald Trump for saying there are two sides to white nationalism.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:27:00

Rutledge elaborates on Charlottesville

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who issued a generalized statement Saturday about the clashes in Charlottesville over a white supremacist demonstration, got more specific in a statement today as the chair of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:45:00

Homeless advocate blasts police

An advocate for the homeless has blasted Little Rock police for their crackdown on homeless, illustrated today in an article in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:34:00

8th Circuit overturns order that prevented state from ending payments to Planned Parenthood

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a lower court decision forbidding the state from ending Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood affiliates in Arkansas.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 08:25:00

Trump and the white supremacists: Watch your smugness, resistance

Surely, you think, Donald Trump has finally gone too far by defending Nazis and the Lost Cause. Better rethink.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 08:08:00

Meanwhile, back at health care. Another bad Trump idea and a looming lawsuit

Donald Trump's defense of white supremacists naturally has commanded media attention, but let's not lose sight of the other ways he's intent on damaging the interests of U.S. citizens, particularly health care.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 07:55:00

Newspaper shines light on Little Rock's homeless removal program

Excellent reporting today in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette by Eric Besson and Hunter Field illuminates the concerted effort by Little Rock City Hall and the police to force the homeless out of downtown,

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 07:22:00

More bright ideas from Trent Garner: Veneration for the shotgun and Bowie knife

Tom Cotton acolyte Trent Garner, the demagoguic state senator, has some more stuff to toss to the peanut gallery — making the Bowie knife and the shotgun official state symbols.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 07:22:00

Heading to the Womack 'town' hall by ferry boat? Updated instructions

A correction on details for attending U.S. Rep. Steve Womack's only scheduled consittuent meeting of the recess, one that takes a ferry to attend at a remote location almost in Missouri, a ferry ride away from the rest of Arkansas.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:42:00

Prison director blames breakout on inadequate fencing

Wendy Kelley, director of the Arkansas Department of Correction, said poor fencing was to blame for breakouts at the Tucker Max facility.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:35:00

Another shooting today, at 25th and Pine. Also, another death

KARK's latest shooting report was at 3:30 p.m. today, a man reportedly shot "about six times" at 25th and Pine. He's expected to survive.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 15:22:00

Tuesday's open line, plus the news roundup

Here's the open line. Plus, a video news roundup.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 15:00:00

Judge opens depositions of shooters in Westside case in 1998

Nineteen years after the fatal shootings of five people by children lying in ambush outside the Westside Middle School, long legal efforts by Jonesboro lawyer Bobby McDaniel has finally brought to light sworn testimony they gave about events in depositions in a civil suit completed Monday.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 14:07:00

Walmart CEO faults Trump on racist rally response

The corporate resistance to Donald Trump's mixed (at best) messaging on racial issues has prompted a critique of him for a "missed opportunity" from Doug McMillon, chief executive of Walmart, the Arkansas-based retail giant.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 13:43:00

Panel approves another charter school for central LR over superintendent's objection

Charter school authorizing panel OKs another one for Little Rock School District, both over objections from Little Rock Superintendent Mike Poore.

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