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Arkansas Democrat Gazette
121 E Capitol Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201 Directions
LONDON Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement.
A man told police he woke up in a ditch near the interstate after being assaulted and robbed in Little Rock Friday night, authorities said.
A 22-year-old Arkansas woman has been arrested more than a week after a hit-and-run crash in Hot Springs where a woman was thrown from a horse-drawn carriage, police said on Monday.
The home of a teen reportedly present at a November triple homicide was struck by a bullet Sunday evening while his family watched television inside, authorities said.
Three carnival workers have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a couple whose bodies were found in Arkansas days after they disappeared from a fair in Kansas.
201 E Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72201 Directions
KATV reports a story that explains why crime was such an important issue in the recent city elections, despite official protests that crime rates have been declining.Someone shot up a home in Southwest Little Rock Sunday night. No one was hurt, including a child inside whod been a witness to a recent triple homicide.Scary stuff.
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I note this addition to the agenda of the Little Rock City Board Tuesday night: To establish parameters for the Retirement Benefits for the Mayor of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas to provide Spousal Benefits for the widow of a Little Rock Mayor to declare an emergency and for other purposes. Details With 19 hours remaining until the meeting at 4 p.m., taxpayers are told only information forthcoming.At a late hour, we may finally get the details on just how much loot retiring Mayor Mark Stodola hopes to carry away with him when he leaves. Im also informed by one source that the issue of granting him a last-minute pay raise so as to ratchet up his retirement benefits, may not be off the table, as hed earlier assured me was the case. Id reported previously that Stodola was expecting some $173,000 for unused leave time. He makes $160,000. He claims he should accrue unused time off, unlike most elected officials in the state, because the law says hes to be paid commensurate with the city manager, who makes about $189,000. City Manager Bruce Moores contract indeed provides for accrual of unused leave time. But it seems to limit the accrual to 50 days and also provides a three-month severance payment for termination other than for cause.Stodola apparently also wants to amend provisions of his retirement to include a continuing payment to his wife should he predecease her. Maybe Mayor-elect Frank Scott should have a comment on throwing additional money around for Stodola and Moore at a time when non-union city employees are getting no pay raise beyond step increases and when doubt exists on whether sales tax income, the major source of city revenue, can sustain city spending at its current level. Moore says he always asks for pay in line with other employees. He says non-uniform employees will get a bonus, if not a pay increase, and he will not request a bonus.I have FOI requests out for the pay measures being dropped on the board tomorrow with no public notice. City Attorney Tom Carpenter says he has no responsive documents as yet. He says there is a draft ordinance being prepared that would make the mayors retirement the same as provided in the formula for the citys defined benefit plan. What it was worth before or after and what the cost might be to the city isnt known at this point.One tipster suggests some changes might be in the offingfor Moores own arrangement. Hes reportedly a friend of the new mayor, but the new mayor has also made clear he expects the city manager to take more of a subordinate role to the mayor than has often been the case in recent years.
The U.S. Supreme Court today handed victories to Planned Parenthood in two states Louisiana and Kansas that tried to strip the organization of Medicaid funding for medical services not abortion. The court declined in a 6-3 decision to hear appeals from those states of rulings against the defunding in those two states.Associate Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch wanted to hear the case. Similar defunding efforts have been blocked in Arizona and Indiana and are being contested in Ohio and Texas. Only in Arkansas has a federal court allowed the state to deny funds. The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals the most conservative in the country reversed Judge Kristine Bakers finding that the Arkansas law to defund Planned Parenthood illegally stopped patients from choosing theirhealth service provider. That ruling now stands in conflict with rulings in multiple circuits. Does it provide a path to Supreme Court resolution of the issue UPDATE: The cases refused today by the Supreme Court turned on the issue decided differently by the 8th Circuit, denial of medical services to a provider of a patients choice. But the Arkansascase still pends in Bakers court on the broader constitutional question. That case has been on hold pending this decision. Heres more on the ins and outs.What remains to be seen is whether Supreme Court review will be sought on the 8th Circuits outlying decision. An attorney for Planned Parenthood says that the portion of the challenge over a private right to Medicaid services could still be appealed after a trial on the constitutional issue. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, in backing the defunding of medical services for poor women about $50,000 worth a year cited a false reason unethical actions by Planned Parenthood in providing fetal material for medical research. The allegations arose from inaccurate reporting about actions in other states, not Arkansas. Putting Planned Parenthood out of business is the aim of this and multiple other laws passed by the Arkansas legislature.
The Washington Post fact-checking feature reports that Donald Trumps ceaseless lying has required the creation of a new label beyond Four Pinocchios for blatantly false statements.For example, Trump has continued to assert publicly at least 86 times that hes delivering on a promise to build a border wall and get Mexico to pay for it. He no longer mentions Mexico, but Congress has not yet appropriated money for wall construction. Says the Post: Trumps willingness to constantly repeat false claims has posed a unique challenge to fact-checkers. Most politicians quickly drop a Four-Pinocchio claim, either out of a duty to be accurate or concern that spreading false information could be politically damaging. Not Trump. The president keeps going long after the facts are clear, in what appears to be a deliberate effort to replace the truth with his own, far more favorable, version of it. He is not merely making gaffes or misstating things, he is purposely injecting false information into the national conversation. To accurately reflect this phenomenon, The Washington Post Fact Checker is introducing a new category the Bottomless Pinocchio. That dubious distinction will be awarded to politicians who repeat a false claim so many times that they are, in effect, engaging in campaigns of disinformation. The bar for the Bottomless Pinocchio is high: The claims must have received three or four Pinocchios from The Fact Checker, and they must have been repeated at least 20 times. Twenty is a sufficiently robust number that there can be no question the politician is aware that his or her facts are wrong. The list of Bottomless Pinocchios will be maintained on its own landing page.Trump has so far been awarded 14 Bottomless Pinocchios. No other politician has qualified.
KETS-TV 2 - PBS
350 S Donaghey Ave
Conway, AR 72034 Directions
High School football continues Dec. 7-8 on AETN Sports Read on for a schedule of matches for Arkansas Activities Association 2A-4A teams and to find out how to watch online after broadcast.
This month on Exploring Arkansas, meet bluegrass prodigy Mary Parker, check out Village Creek State Parks kayaking and fishing opportunities, visit Walnut Ridges Wings of Honor WWII Museum and investigate Y Citys boulder erratics. Its all coming up in a new episode Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m.
AETN and PBS KIDS are inviting teachers and parents to discover resources that introduce little ones to coding, storytelling, and creative problem-solving As we celebrate Computer Science Education Week Dec. 3-9, see how you can inspire todays young learners to create their own interactive stories and games with the free PBS KIDS ScratchJr app.
Most people dont realize there are many methods used to hack passwords and abundantly more ways we make sensitive information exposed due to simple and commonly used passwords. Educators can learn how to protect themselves and their students through ArkansasIDEAS course Data Security Awareness: Module 2 Passwords beginning Dec. 1.
Join us to celebrate the life of late AETN Director Allen Weatherly as we dedicate the AETN atrium in his honor at a ceremony and reception Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.
KTHV-TV 11 - CBS
720 S Izard St
Little Rock, AR 72201 Directions
Authorities in northwest Arkansas say deputies fatally shot a man who reportedly pointed a shotgun at them.
Go get some free mulch, thanks to Pulaski County Government.
A recent ruling has upheld an Arkansas hog farms lawsuit against the states environmental policy-making body over its permit application to operate near the Buffalo River.
Crawford County Coroner Pam Wells says three people died as a result of the wreck. The names of those killed have not yet been released.
Anyone interested in the history of the Little Rock Nine and desegregation in Arkansas can visit digitized artifacts online.
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