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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Climate Advocate Training to be offered in Jonesboro

  Arkansas Citizens Climate Lobby will be having a Climate Advocate Training in Jonesboro, Saturday, June 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Shakespeare Room at the Craighead County Public Library at 315 W. Oak Ave. Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots...

Gary B.: Highway 14 closure has ArDOT working hard to re-open ASAP

Personnel with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) are working hard to re-open Highway 14 from Locust Grove toward Mountain View. A stretch of the highway that lies close to the White River has had a history of experiencing a “slide” and causing a big...

Open enrollment begins tomorrow for state-based health insurance exchange

Open enrollment begins tomorrow (Nov. 1) in the state-based health insurance exchange. The program provides health insurance plans for individuals who do not have access to employer-provided insurance and uses the federal enrollment platform found on Healthcare.gov. Individual plans available through the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace...

LISTEN: Gary B. visits with Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge about consumer scams

Next week is National Consumer Protection Week, and it's a good time for a reminder about a few of the scams that are pulled every year in Arkansas. Gary B. visited with Arkansas Attorney General (and Batesville native) Leslie Rutledge about some of those scams...

KATV: One dead, three injured after boat capsizes on Lake Norfork Sunday

KATV has the news of a boating accident on Lake Norfork over the weekend. Click here for the story.

Charles Portis, ‘True Grit’ author and Arkansas literary legend, passes

Arkansas Business reports legendary Arkansas author Charles Portis has passed away in Little Rock at the age of 86. The brother of Portis told the paper the writer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/dementia in 2012. Portis, an El Dorado-born newspaper reporter who transitioned into the world...

Morgan Nick Amber Alert system changes in Arkansas

Arkansas has changed the name of the Morgan Nick Amber Alert system, a move endorsed by Morgan's mother, Coleen. From this point forward, when an alert for missing child goes out in Arkansas, it will be called an "Amber Alert" and not a "Morgan...

Gary B.: Area leaders recognized in Arkansas Business list of ‘Most Influential’

In a special supplement to Arkansas Business magazine’s Nov. 4 edition, some area leaders were recognized among Arkansas’ 250 Most Influential Leaders. Citizens Bank, under CEO Phillip N. Baldwin, was the winner of the American Bankers Association Community & Economic Development Award. Citizens Bank was...

Woman pleads not guilty to attempted murder-for-hire plan

POCAHONTAS, Ark. — A woman charged in the killing of a former Arkansas state lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to charges she also asked fellow inmates to kill the victim's ex-husband and others. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell entered the plea Wednesday. O'Donnell...

LISTEN: Batesville Preservation Association to host “Tour of Homes”

Photo Credit: Batesville Preservation Association Facebook page The Batesville Preservation Association is featuring a "Tour of Homes" this Sunday in Batesville. Four homes in the downtown area will be featured Sunday, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Leslie Gitz with the Batesville Preservation Association stopped...

KATV: Judge to review “Boys on the Tracks” documents

Little Rock TV station KATV is reporting a judge in a Freedom of Information Act suit will review federal documents related to the 30-year-old "Boys on the Tracks" case. In 1987, the bodies of two teenage boys were found on railroad tracks in Alexander, Ark....