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  • Arkansas Public TV Refuses To Air ‘Arthur’ Episode With Same-Sex Marriage

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas’ state network of PBS member stations did not air the season premiere of “Arthur” over concerns that it showed a same-sex marriage. Arkansas Educational Television Network spokeswoman Julie Thomas said in a statement that the network made the decision after previewing the episode in April. The episode had been scheduled to air May 13. “While ideally parents watch our programming with their children and discuss it with them afterwards, the reality is that many children, some of […]

  • 3-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Run Over By Tractor In Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A toddler died after being run over by a tractor Monday in north Arkansas. The Izard County sheriff’s office said it happened about 2:37 p.m. in Melbourne. A 3-year-old boy was run over in a logging accident, according to the sheriff’s office. Medics treated the child at the scene but he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s office did not immediately release the names of those involved in the accident. An investigation is ongoing.

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Going Digital

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV)—The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette announced on Saturday that the paper will be going digital Monday through Saturday. The Sunday paper will still be printed. In a letter to subscribers, the publisher explained the change is a result of declining advertising and circulation. The Democrat-Gazette is offering iPads to home delivery subscribers to help ease the transition from paper to digital at no charge. The new system is set to be in place by July.

  • Cabot Officially Ends Ban On Pit Bull Ownership

    CABOT, Ark. (KATV) — New rules on pit bull ownership in Cabot go into effect today. The city’s animal shelter said dogs that are considered pit bull breeds, as defined within the city ordinance, will be allowed to reside in the city under certain rules. The breed will be subject to a registration process on the City of Cabot’s website. As part of the registration process, all dogs classified as pit bulls within the city limits will need an annual permit. That costs the […]

  • Job Market Strong For Recent Grads In Arkansas, Economic Forecaster Says

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The latest crop of college graduates are getting their diplomas and many are preparing to enter the workforce. While it can be a nerve-wracking process, analysts say a strong job market might make the job hunt less stressful. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been home to Luke Johnson for the past four years. But Tuesday was the last time he walked the campus as a student before heading into the workforce. “When I walk […]

  • Trader Joe’s Confirms It’s Looking At Little Rock Locations

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Trader Joe’s confirmed Tuesday that the grocery chain has looked at locations in Little Rock this year. Company spokeswoman Kenya Friend-Daniel said she could not provide further details. But she added that the California-based company is constantly traveling around the country scouting new locations. As of Tuesday, no permits had been filed in Little Rock. The food blog Rock City Eats first reported that Trader Joe’s could be coming to the city. Fans of the grocery chain in […]

  • Arkansas Dispensary Makes First Official Medical Marijuana Sale

    HOT SPRINGS (KATV) — According to Don Sears, owner of Doctors Orders RX in Hot Springs, the dispensary has sold its first batch of medical marijuana to an Arkansan with a physician-issued medical marijuana card. The facility will be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Patients will be served on a first-come, first serve basis. Product availability is limited. Green Springs Medical has also been given the go-ahead from Alcohol Beverage Control enforcement agents to begin selling medical marijuana […]

  • Bret Bielema Has New, Defined Role With Patriots

    (KATV) — Bret Bielema will coach the Patriots’ defensive line, he told media in New England on Friday. The former Arkansas coach spent last season in Foxboro as a consultant. “Last year, I would do a lot of that kind of big-picture stuff and then got a little more specific,” Bielema told the Providence Journal‘s Mark Daniels. “I think when you’re a head coach, you never lose sight of how important every details is, and then that does carry over to […]

  • Arkansas Department Of Transportation Begins ‘Pothole Patching Season’

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — Rainfall has brought about potholes, but a break in the rain has given Arkansas Department of Transportation a chance to start repairing them. ArDOT’s Danny Straessle refers to springtime as “pothole patching season”, when crews are able to make more effective repairs on the pothole-riddled pavement because of the warmer weather. “We clean it out, we add a glue or a binder and then we preferably bring in hot mix asphalt, place it into the hole […]

  • K-9 School Resource Officer Added To Bryant High School Yearbook

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Posing for a yearbook photo with your tongue hanging out is typically a no-no. But not for Mya. The Bryant police dog’s photo — tongue out and ears perked up — was featured among faculty members in the Bryant High School yearbook this year. The Belgian Malinois started working as a school resource officer on campus last fall, according to KATV content partner MySaline. Bryant police posted her yearbook photo on Facebook on Thursday. “So it looks like […]

  • Two Arkansas Students Named 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Two Arkansas students are among the 55th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars announced by U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars recognized 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. The two Arkansas students are Rachel Stall, from Clarksville, who attends the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Sciences, and Sojas Wagle, from Springdale, who attends Har-Ber High School. The students are selected annually based […]

  • Roads Flooded, Buildings Damaged After Storm Hits Central Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A storm that brought high winds and heavy rains to central Arkansas on Thursday flooded roads, knocked down trees and damaged buildings. Semi-trucks were knocked over at the Diesel Academy in southwest Little Rock. Roofs in the area were blown off. The Pulaski County sheriff’s office said trees and power lines had been knocked down. In Hot Springs, flooding closed Central Avenue at Files Road, according to police. Police said two cars have been removed from the […]

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