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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

AROUND ARKANSAS: Governor defends decision to continue accepting new refugees

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Arkansas' governor is defending his decision to continue accepting new refugees despite skepticism from some GOP lawmakers. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday challenged lawmakers to avoid creating “fear” about the decision to accept refugees. Hutchinson told a legislative committee that fewer than 50 refugees will be...

State Capitol focus: Special Education in Arkansas public schools

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In its weekly report released today, the Arkansas Senate Information Office said that over the past decade, greater numbers of Arkansas children have been diagnosed with a disability. Consequently, Arkansas public schools are spending greater amounts of money on special education. Last year, there were...

WEATHER WATCH: Severe weather expected across Arkansas, other states

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The national Storm Prediction Center said today more than 18 million people in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma will be at an enhanced threat of storms that could include strong tornadoes and flooding rains. A Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service in Little...

AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Boyd is safe, Haire in custody

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UPDATE 01/03/2020 1:08 p.m. The Arkansas Department of Corrections states Boyd was found safe and Haire is in custody. UPDATE 01/03/2020 12:50 p.m.  KAIT-TV and multiple area news outlets are reporting the Amber Alert for Julian Boyd, 6, issued earlier today is inactivated. No further details have...

ARKANSAS NEWS: Alleged Memphis kidnapping suspect fatally shot in Arkansas; I-40 bridge shut down most of early morning

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Authorities say police fatally shot a kidnapping suspect early this morning during a traffic stop near the Mississippi River bridge that connects Arkansas and Tennessee. Police in Memphis say officers responded to a report early Tuesday of two men who were seen forcing a man...

State adds online scheduling for driver license skills-testing beginning in 2020

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Beginning next week, anyone with a valid Arkansas driver learner’s permit can begin using an online scheduling tool to arrange the final step toward becoming a motor vehicle licensed driver. The scheduling tool will be accessible beginning Monday, Jan. 6, through the Arkansas State Police...

ARKANSAS NEWS: Gov. Hutchinson tells Trump administration state will accept refugees

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson has informed the Trump administration that he has decided Arkansas will accept refugees and legal immigrants should they be placed in the state as part of any resettlement. In early September, President Trump signed an executive order giving governors the right to...

Citizens Bank Travel Club concludes fourth year

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Featured image: Colorful decorations at Garvan Woodland Gardens greeted Citizens Bank Travel Club members (from left) Glenda Baker of Cherokee Village; Candy Weber of Batesville; Mary Murphy of Hardy; Marcella Langley, Joyce Prickett, Sharon Webb, Gary and Cathy Goforth, Barbara Fitzpatrick, Sharron Swaim, and...

New prosecutor named in Linda Collins capital murder case

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Since Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce resigned from the capital murder case of former state Sen. Linda Collins, there has been much speculation on who would take his place. The answer was resolved late last week when a Stuttgart attorney with over 30...

ARKANSAS NEWS: Bryant police officer shot outside apartment complex Monday night

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BRYANT, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas police officer was shot and wounded by a reportedly suicidal person who was later shot to death by other officers. The shooting happened Monday night at an apartment complex in Bryant, about 15 miles southwest of Little...

State Trooper resigns, arrested in probe of records use, stalking, and terroristic threatening

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According to a release from the Arkansas State Police, Mark Holland, 54, of Heber Springs, a 19-year veteran Arkansas State Trooper, resigned today. He had been assigned to the Highway Patrol Division, Troop B, headquartered at Newport. Col. Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas...