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  • Judge facing tax charges to step downJudge facing tax charges to step down

    Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister reached an agreement with the state's judicial watchdog on Friday to resign his office next month as he faces charges of failing to pay his taxes. In July, McCallister was charged with four counts of felony failure to pay or file his tax returns.

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  • Agim comes up big for Arkansas even in loss - 247SportsAgim comes up big for Arkansas even in loss - 247Sports

    247SportsAgim comes up big for Arkansas even in loss247SportsFAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas sophomore McTelvin Agim had a big day today for the Hogs even in a 28-21 loss to Mississippi State on Saturday in Reynolds Razorback Stadium. McTelvin Agim had a big game for the Razorbacks. (Photo: Wesley Hitt, Getty).

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  • Arkansas report card: Hogs' best performance of season not enough in loss to Mississippi State - SECcountry.comArkansas report card: Hogs' best performance of season not enough in loss to Mississippi State - SECcountry.com

    SECcountry.comArkansas report card: Hogs' best performance of season not enough in loss to Mississippi StateSECcountry.comRunning back David Williams was the bright spot, rushing for 75 yards on 8 carries with a touchdown. It should be noted 33 of those yards were the result of a fumble by Williams that was recovered by Arkansas at the 1-yard line. Even without that ...Watch: Arkansas' crazy, unintentional fumblerooski sets up touchdown against Mississippi StateNCAA.comFitzgerald helps No. 17 Mississippi State top Arkansas 28-21USA TODAYNo. 16 Mississippi State holds off Arkansas with last-second touchdownJackson Clarion LedgerSB Nation -Fresno Bee -247Sportsall 124 news articles »

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  • Fitzgerald helps No. 17 Mississippi State top Arkansas 28-21Fitzgerald helps No. 17 Mississippi State top Arkansas 28-21

    No. 17 Mississippi State survives weak performance and 4 lost fumbles to beat Arkansas 28-21

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  • Teen falls out of boat, drowns in Arkansas lake, authorities say - Arkansas OnlineTeen falls out of boat, drowns in Arkansas lake, authorities say - Arkansas Online

    Teen falls out of boat, drowns in Arkansas lake, authorities sayArkansas OnlineDeputies responded with the assistance of agencies including the White County Dive Team, Survival Flight 6, the Bald Knob Police Department and Arkansas Game and Fish. A few hours into the search, the agencies discovered the body of the boy. He was ...and more »

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  • One killed in club fight on Asher Ave.One killed in club fight on Asher Ave.

    LRPD release on homicide in club fight early today: On 11/18/2017 at approximately 0323 hours Officers were dispatched to 4113 Asher Avenue in reference to a subject being struck by a vehicle. As officers were in route to the call they were advised that another caller advised that a female had run over a male at the same location. Upon arrival officers located a Dodge Caravan on the parking lot of Big Dawg Motorcycle Club. A black male victim was found near the vehicle with a large amount of blood around him. The victim was obviously deceased at the scene. Officers made contact with witnesses who stated that the victim and his wife had been involved in a disturbance inside the club with several other subjects. The disturbance spilled out onto the parking lot where a fight ensued. The victim’s wife, Kenia Hatchett, was transported to UAMS with injuries that were not life threatening. Detectives and CSSU personnel responded to the scene. There was evidence collected at the scene. Detectives interviewed witnesses who stated that the victim had been fighting with several subjects, including a subject by the name of Kenneth Lee, who was still at the scene. Witnesses also stated that Mrs. Hatchett attempted to run over the subjects involved and accidentally struck her husband. Detectives interviewed Lee who advised that he had been in an altercation with the victim and several other subjects. Lee stated that Hatchett’s wife got into her vehicle and tried to run over the other subjects involved two different times and in the process struck him and Hatchett. Detectives were unable to interview the wife who was still in the hospital. Lee was treated at the scene by medics and did not go to the hospital. The deceased victim has been identified as Clyde Hatchett, B/M, 09/05/1972, of North Little Rock. Hatchett’s body has been transported to the medical examiner’s office to determine an exact cause of death. It appears that at some point during the altercation Hatchett was stabbed. Detectives interviewed Kenneth Lee and he was released without charges pending the outcome of the investigation. At this time detectives have not identified who else was fighting with Hatchett or who stabbed him. The subjects who assaulted Kenia Hatchett have not been identified at this time. Kenia Hatchett will be interviewed when she is released from the hospital.

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  • Police: Body found near Arkansas trail - Arkansas OnlinePolice: Body found near Arkansas trail - Arkansas Online

    Police: Body found near Arkansas trailArkansas OnlineA body was found near an Arkansas trail on Friday afternoon, according to an article in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Sgt. Anthony Murphy, a spokesman for the Fayetteville Police Department, told the newspaper the body was found in the area ...and more »

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  • Malzahn on Arkansas job rumors: 'I'm worried about the dern SEC West Championship' - Montgomery AdvertiserMalzahn on Arkansas job rumors: 'I'm worried about the dern SEC West Championship' - Montgomery Advertiser

    Montgomery AdvertiserMalzahn on Arkansas job rumors: 'I'm worried about the dern SEC West Championship'Montgomery AdvertiserFollowing Auburn's 42-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe Saturday, Malzahn was asked to address the week-long rumors of reports that Arkansas boosters and administration officials were more than interested in bringing the Tigers head coach back to his ...Gus Malzahn offers response to Arkansas rumors following Auburn's winSECcountry.comAlabama Football: Malzahn and Arkansas rumors could affect Iron ...BamaHammerYep, Gus Malzahn really might leave a top-10 Auburn to replace Bret Bielema at ArkansasSB NationCBSSports.com -Saturday Down Southall 196 news articles »

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  • The Clinton anniversary open lineThe Clinton anniversary open line

    Here is the open line. I’ll try to add something later from the Clintons' talk with James Carville. A throng turned out earlier today for Hillary’s book signing. She made headlines today with a Mother Jones interview about the need for an independent review of the 2016 election given the rising tide of evidence of Russian meddling including contacts with the Trump campaign, plus election irregularities in critical Wisconsin, a narrow win for Trump. She said there were questions about the legitimacy of Trump’s election and the White House had no interest in truth, but she also said a House impeachment resolution was premature. UPDATE: At the Statehouse Convention Center much fond remembrance of the campaign and recitation of eight years of highlights. The current administration has been referenced, though not by name.  Hillary for example talked of “phony history” and the “baloney” of trickle-down economics. She talked of the Irish peace agreement, which took risks and years  of work. “He didn’t Tweet about it,” she said to great applause. Many good words for Al Gore, particularly from Hillary on his environmental work. As as I listen I think:  Donald Trump simply couldn’t talk at the most basic level on things about which the Clintons have so much commanding understanding. He could just froth and Tweet. No wonder he has such a complex about the woman who beat him in the popular vote. Hillary talked of her work on the children’s health insurance program, which has insured millions, saved lives and tragically so far has not been renewed by the current Congress. “Being president is a job,” Clinton said. In his time, voters seemed to like candidates who knew something.

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  • WATCH: Arkansas' defense scores the Razorbacks 2nd TD - CBSSports.comWATCH: Arkansas' defense scores the Razorbacks 2nd TD - CBSSports.com

    CBSSports.comWATCH: Arkansas' defense scores the Razorbacks 2nd TDCBSSports.comWATCH: Arkansas' defense scores the Razorbacks 2nd TD. Arkansas's McTelvin Agim forces a fumble and it is recovered by Briston Guidry for a Razorback touchdown. Up Next. don.jpg · WATCH: Hilliard's second TD against ECU. 0:31. More Videos. don.jpg.

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  • Central Arkansas bridge project recognized for restoration efforts - Times RecordCentral Arkansas bridge project recognized for restoration efforts - Times Record

    Central Arkansas bridge project recognized for restoration effortsTimes RecordCONWAY — Preserve Arkansas, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to historic preservation, recently named the Springfield Bridge Preservation Project as the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation Award in the Infrastructure ...

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  • Analysis: Other State Gains Offer Hope to Arkansas Democrats - U.S. News & World ReportAnalysis: Other State Gains Offer Hope to Arkansas Democrats - U.S. News & World Report

    Analysis: Other State Gains Offer Hope to Arkansas DemocratsU.S. News & World ReportLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gains by Democrats in other states this year — including victories in solidly red Oklahoma next door — are offering hope to Arkansas Democrats that there may be a way to rebound following Republican routs in recent years.and more »

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  • CORRECTION: Downtown gets spruced up with lighting ceremony MONDAYCORRECTION: Downtown gets spruced up with lighting ceremony MONDAY

    A bit of old-time Christmas magic returns to downtown Little Rock MONDAY NIGHT with the lighting of a 55-foot white fir at Capitol and Main festooned with lights and custom-made blown-glass topper. PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION: I erroneously wrote originally this was tonight, Saturday. It's a project of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership. The lighting ceremony MONDAY is being done in conjunction with Arkansas Children's Hospital, which will provide hot chocolate and cookies. The event begins with music at 5:30 p.m. and the lighting ceremony follows at 6 p.m. It recalls the old days when Main Street was lined with department stores and other retailers. The seasonal parade past decorated shop windows was followed by night-time shopping. Retail is pretty much gone from Main Street — save a wig shop, a venerable military surplus store and a few others — but the so-called Creative Corridor is now alive with new offices, restaurants and residential projects. So if you can't buy a pair of shoes at Kempner's or a fine sports coat at M.M. Cohn's after the lighting ceremony, you can get a draft beer at Samantha's or an old-school pizza with historic Little Rock roots at Bruno's (to name just a couple of possibilities in the area.) I don't much hold with opening Christmas season before Thanksgiving, but the downtown boosters were anxious to get this new attraction up and running before some other scheduled events downtown. The event, dubbed Bright the Night, is also meant to stir support for Children's Hospital, with beneficiaries of the institution's work taking part in the ceremony. Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be on hand.

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  • Bill and Hillary Clinton talk to be available on the webBill and Hillary Clinton talk to be available on the web

    All tickets are taken for a talk this afternoon by Bill and Hillary Clinton, moderated by James Carville, but the event will be streamed on the Clinton School of Public Service website at 3:30 p.m. today. PS: Though streaming begins when doors open the talking doesn’t start until 4:30. Here's the link. The Clintons are in Little Rock to mark the 25th anniversary of his election as president. Their talk is part of the Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series and will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center.  The free tickets to the event have already been taken. Hillary Clinton also has a sold-out book signing before the talk. A tented picnic is scheduled for Clinton campaigners and Clinton Foundation supporters following the talk in front of the presidential library. There's also a brunch Sunday.

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  • Crooked Hillary Gets Torched After Blasting Trump and Roy Moore Over Sexual Assault AccusationsCrooked Hillary Gets Torched After Blasting Trump and Roy Moore Over Sexual Assault Accusations

    Crooked Hillary actually had the nerve to say Trump has "disgraced the office" for not apologizing to women he has 'sexually assaulted'. Clinton said that Franken, who was accused this week of groping a female broadcaster in 2006, acted responsibly by owning up to his actions and publicly apologizing for them - a far cry from the response given by Trump and Moore, she said.

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  • 'True Detective': Carmen Ejogo To Star In Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series'True Detective': Carmen Ejogo To Star In Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series

    The new installment of True Detective tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980.

    Arkansas News / 21 h. 45 min. ago
  • Laksa scores 25, No. 22 USF women whip Arkansas St 98-55Laksa scores 25, No. 22 USF women whip Arkansas St 98-55

    Kitija Laksa scored 13 of her 25 points in the first quarter, Laura Ferreira and Shae Leverett had double-doubles, and No. 22 South Florida rolled to a 98-55 win over Arkansas State

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  • Arkansas interim AD Julie Cromer Peoples saying all the right things - SECcountry.comArkansas interim AD Julie Cromer Peoples saying all the right things - SECcountry.com

    SECcountry.comArkansas interim AD Julie Cromer Peoples saying all the right thingsSECcountry.comFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas interim athletic director Julie Cromer Peoples told the media Friday she learned to call the Hogs at a young age. She pointed.Q&A with Julie Cromer Peoples: Get to know Arkansas Razorbacks ...247SportsArkansas Interim Athletic's Director holds first press conference | KATVKATVall 3 news articles »

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  • Renewal Ranch welcomes HuckabeeRenewal Ranch welcomes Huckabee

    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee will be the keynote speaker at "Christmas at the Ranch" on Dec. 15 at the Restoration Center on the Renewal Ranch Campus. The event starts at 7 p.m. with a Hors D'oeuvre Dinner followed by Huckabee's address.

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  • The Tom Cotton's Bright Idea EditionThe Tom Cotton's Bright Idea Edition

    The downfall of Jeff Long, Tom Cotton’s terrible contribution to the Republican tax plan, a no-bid consulting contract in state government and #metoo in Arkansas — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.

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  • Art partying on Friday night: McLeod's, Museum School sale preview, New Deal, Argenta Art WallArt partying on Friday night: McLeod's, Museum School sale preview, New Deal, Argenta Art Wall

    So here's the scoop for tonight: Matt McLeod Fine Art is celebrating its 2nd anniversary from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 106 W. Sixth St. See paintings by Cindy Holmes, alabaster sculpture by Bryan Massey and more, plus blown glass ornaments and art, and hear Rena Wren sing and play guitar. You will be plied with snacks and drinks, too. Buy a membership to the Arkansas Arts Center at the door to get first dibs on paintings, jewelry, pottery and more at the Museum School Sale, 6-9 p.m. at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds. Head to New Deal Gallery, 2003 Louisiana St., to see "We Dissent: An Exhibition of Protest Photography." No music, but beer and wine. North of the River, Argenta galleries are open until 8 p.m. for the Third Friday Argenta Art Walk: "Under the Influence: Scott Lykens/Tom Richard" at the Argenta branch of Laman Library, "Best of the South" at Greg Thompson Fine Art, Jake Jackson at the North Little Rock Heritage Center, David Murphree at StudioMain and Chad Maupin at the Thea Foundation.

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  • Another week done. Another open line.Another week done. Another open line.

    The Friday open line and the daily news report.

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  • Cavalacade of Trump horrors: Court-packing editionCavalacade of Trump horrors: Court-packing edition

    I've mentioned before the cavalcade of Trump horrors, too many to list. Just from today's headlines: An FCC that ruins a program to help poor people get on the Internet. Promotion of conservative media monopolies. Elephant trophy hunting. But this. This. This might be the worst yet. Think Progress writes about it. It's about the powerful conservative legal group, the Federalist Society, with a breathtaking court-packing idea. They would create dozens of new district and appellate level federal courtships — to be filled at lightning pace by the compliant Senate of course — to counteract any remaining tendencies on the part of judges to follow more moderate inclinations. It is described forthrightly as a means to "undo the judicial legacy" of Barack Obama. Oh, they'll talk workload. The same people who stalled and delayed and defied Barack Obama appointees up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court. Including the likes of Sen. Tom Cotton, who blocked a batch of appointments to an important claims court under the pretext that they weren't needed (really because he was advancing the special interests of a former employer.) There is this: If America holds a free and fair election in 2020, and if Democrats regain control of the government after that election, they would have no incentive not to respond to Calabresi’s proposal with their own court-packing legislation — perhaps even legislation that adds several new justices to the Supreme Court. That's a big IF. And of course it would be hypocritical, but that doesn't seem much of a bar to anything political these days.

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  • Arkansas coaching rumors: Mike Leach, Gus Malzahn among ... - SB NationArkansas coaching rumors: Mike Leach, Gus Malzahn among ... - SB Nation

    SB NationArkansas coaching rumors: Mike Leach, Gus Malzahn among ...SB NationArkansas head coach Bret Bielema's future in Fayetteville is not looking too bright, as the man who hired him in Dec. 2012, Razorbacks AD Jeff Long, was fired ...This Gus Malzahn-to-Arkansas thing is only going to growSECcountry.comall 15 news articles »

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  • Arkansas unemployment rate rose in OctoberArkansas unemployment rate rose in October

    The Arkansas unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent, up from 3.5 percent the month before.  There was an overall drop in the number of people working. Here's the monthly summary.

    Arkansas Times / 1 d. 4 h. 31 min. ago
  • Bobby McCallister agrees to resign as judgeBobby McCallister agrees to resign as judge

    As expected, Saline Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister has settled a pending judicial ethics action over his failure to file income tax returns by agreeing to resign from the bench. A news release from the state Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission issued after a commission meeting today said he will resign from the $160,000-a-year job Dec. 15. He still faces criminal charges in the case.  He won't be able to be a judge again. He's served for about eight years. The Commission filed an ethics complaint in March after testimony in McCallister's own divorce case made reference to his failure to file state and federal income tax returns for a number of years. That also led to the appointment of a special prosecutor to consider criminal charges. The Commission news release said the facts on which removal from office is based will be disclosed in detail on the resignation Dec. 15. McCallister had been scheduled for a trial of the allegations today, but it was canceled and the agreement was announced. Even with an adverse finding by the Commission at the trial, McCallister had appeal rights that could have maintained his current position — suspended with pay — for many months if he appealed to circuit court. Here's the full release.

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  • Judge Bobby McCallister to Resign Dec. 15Judge Bobby McCallister to Resign Dec. 15

    Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister on Friday agreed to resign Dec. 15 following disciplinary charges linked to four felony counts related to tax evasion.

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  • Mortgages Rates Rise: 30-year Hits 4-month High of 3.95 PercentMortgages Rates Rise: 30-year Hits 4-month High of 3.95 Percent

    Long-term mortgage rates rose this week to the highest level in months.

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  • Central Arkansas A Capella Choruses Unite For A Holiday Concert ExtravaganzaCentral Arkansas A Capella Choruses Unite For A Holiday Concert Extravaganza

    Top of the Rock Chorus, Acapella Rising and the Crystal Chimes Chorus are uniting to bring incredible afternoons of family-friendly entertainment - just in time for the holidays. The fun starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the UA-Pulaski Tech Center for Humanities and Arts Building Auditorium in North Little Rock and continues at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 at Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs Village.

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  • Review and slideshow: Chris Stapleton and Marty Stuart at Verizon ArenaReview and slideshow: Chris Stapleton and Marty Stuart at Verizon Arena

    Given the sparse Western desert landscapes and the Hunter S. Thompson-esque horror stories of behind-the-wheel pill popping that characterize Marty Stuart’s new album, I half expected Stuart’s set to create an unexpectedly trippy warm-up to headliner Chris Stapleton last night at Verizon Arena. True to a showman’s form, though, Stuart ripped through a variety show-style set of hits he’d co-written for other people (“The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’ Anymore”), his own hits (“This One’s Gonna Hurt You”) and hits from the formidable repertoire he’s developed as a country music sideman of the first degree, like “Orange Blossom Special.” Stuart invoked former bandmate (and former father-in-law) Johnny Cash with “Ring of Fire,” introduced with the squarely nonrhetorical question: “Y’all ever heard of Dyess, Arkansas?” Even the younger country fans – otherwise concerned with filing through the crowd of 13,445 to find their seats, and without spilling their craft beer – could get excited about that one, and cheered again when Stuart declared that “Little Rock is the surf music capital of the world right now.” He and his dapper band, The Fabulous Superlatives, were more Grand Ole Opry than desert mirage in their delivery, taking time to let each of the longtime band members step up to the center stage microphone. And – though they handled it with finesse – I’ve no doubt that those who were there for Stapleton would have left in awe of Stuart’s musical prowess, had the openers been afforded a fraction of the luxuriously present sound afforded to the headliner on this “All-American Road Tour.” Guitarist “Cousin” Kenny Vaughan sang his own “Country Music Got a Hold On Me,”  followed by a number from true Nashville cat session player and former member of BR549 Chris Scruggs. Finally, “Handsome” Harry Stinson stepped up to show off his skilled brushwork on a rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “Pretty Boy Floyd,” and might well have stolen the moment with his “Mule Skinner”-style breath control, had the camera not been so careful to close in on shots of Stuart’s storied mandolin, with the initials “JRC” scratched into it unceremoniously from the time Johnny Cash “ruined his mandolin,” as Stuart recounted to CMT in a 2005 interview: “Well, I’d saved my money to buy that mandolin when I got a job with Lester Flatt, and it was $650. For years, I was real proud of the fact that it never had a scratch on it. It looked like a brand new instrument for probably 12 or 13 years. When I got a job with Johnny Cash, he got on a kick of wanting me to teach him how to play the mandolin. And he was a horrible mandolin player. He’d take my mandolin on the stage and just play along with June Carter when she was singin’. One night I looked over there and he had his pocketknife out and scratched a huge cross on it and put his initials, “JRC,” on it and then flipped the mandolin over and autographed it and signed, “Johnny Cash.” My heart fell. After the show, I said, “What did you do that for?” and he said, “I didn’t want you to forget the Lord.” And I told him I could have remembered the Lord without him wrecking my mandolin. But it was all in good fun. And that started a trend after that. People just felt compelled to sign the mandolin. It has Stephen King, President Clinton, Bob Dylan, Billy Bob Thornton, Chuck Berry, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, ex-girlfriends, my momma and a lot of people I don’t know on there. I’m about to run out of places for people to sign.” The crowd, mostly listless during Stuart’s set, piped up loud and clear in the intermission before Stapleton’s set for Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’.” The aisles were a parade of leather, fringe, suede and cowboy boots; all the sartorial signifiers of a stadium country show, if a somewhat traditionalist one. A stray Miller Lite was passed around for anybody willing to drink a beer from an unknown source – which, as far as we could tell, was nobody. The couple in front of us, who’d initiated impromptu trivia during intermission about the original lineup of The Eagles (or, as it was put chidingly between debaters then: “The founding members, dipshit!”) snuck down to the stadium floor for a sweet waltz or two. When the lights went down, the crowd went wild, but it was a false alarm — “Cripple Creek” kicked in on the loudspeakers. Finally, around 9 p.m., there was a great bass rumble that gave way to a cold open; a solo Stapleton ripping into a weed-loving lament from his debut record “Traveller,” “Might As Well Get Stoned.” The crooner's lean outfit was remarkably loud for such minimal instrumentation: guitar, bass and drums. For my taste, they were maybe even a bit too sonically homogenous, but nevertheless solid and in the pocket, with polished arrangements that recalled the “Black Velvet” heyday of 1980s country radio — the era when country fell back in love with blues rock. Morgane Stapleton, Chris’ wife and an accomplished Nashville singer and songwriter (Carrie Underwood’s “Don’t Forget to Remember Me,” LeAnn Rimes’ “You Ain’t Right” and two tunes with the late Guy Clark) filled in on some muscular vocal backup to songs like “Hard Livin’,” and Stapleton called Stuart back up for a rendition of Rodney Crowell’s “I Ain’t Livin’ Long Like This,” made famous by Waylon Jennings. Don't get me wrong: Chris Stapleton is wildly accomplished and in complete command of his voice. He’s probably the closest thing, vocally, that we have to Chris Cornell on this earth, and capable of blending his blues leanings with his bluegrass history (Stapleton is a former member of The SteelDrivers) so seamlessly that you’re not even all that mad at him when he solves the eternal “Freebird” conundrum by actually playing the damn thing. Dude’s racking up CMA Awards like they’re Pokemon, and he’s definitely the name pulling in the ticket revenue for a 13,000-plus audience. But somewhere, there must be an unwritten rule that the headliner is to be afforded the luxury of a superboosted presence, something that lets the audience know, as I knew when my entire body began to rumble seismically upon his grand entrance, that things were cranking up to eleven, that we were “really gonna party now.” I don’t know that Stapleton’s set needed that glitz – which, to be fair, was understated in comparison to a few of the stadium’s 2017 shows. Somehow, though, it felt a little artificial to roll out the acoustic red carpet for Stapleton when legends like Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives got the short end of the stick, sonically speaking.

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  • Arkansas hotel withdraws appeal, gets safety recommendationsArkansas hotel withdraws appeal, gets safety recommendations

    The owner of a landmark hotel in a central Arkansas city has withdrawn an appeal contesting the city's revised notice of the hotel's unsafe conditions.

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  • Monsanto asks Arkansas judge to halt state's herbicide banMonsanto asks Arkansas judge to halt state's herbicide ban

    A major agribusiness company is asking an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops...

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  • Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want InTesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

    After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017, file photo, East Arkansas soybean farmer Reed Storey looks at his field in Marvell, Ark. Storey said half of his soybean crop has shown damage from dicamba, an ...FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017, file photo, East Arkansas soybean farmer Reed Storey looks at his field in Marvell, Ark. Storey said half of his soybean crop has shown damage from dicamba, an ...

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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017, file photo, East Arkansas farmer Reed Storey shows the damage to one of his soybean plants in Marvell, Ark. Storey said half of his soybean crop has shown ...FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017, file photo, East Arkansas farmer Reed Storey shows the damage to one of his soybean plants in Marvell, Ark. Storey said half of his soybean crop has shown ...

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  • Jobless Rates Fell in 11 US States, Hit Record Lows in 2Jobless Rates Fell in 11 US States, Hit Record Lows in 2

    Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Idaho and Tennessee in September, and dropped in 9 other states.

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    The financial problems at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, discussed at last week's UA Board of Trustees meeting, are now having an impact on staff. A memo distributed to staff Wednesday by Interim Chancellor  Stephanie Gardner told of restrictions on filling job vacancies and a suspension of some pay increases along with a new budget process to look for ways to improve finances. I hope to have more, but here's Gardner's memo: Dear UAMS Family, As you are aware, UAMS, like other academic medical centers across the country, has experienced financial pressures for some time. Although our annual revenue has consistently exceeded our expenses, it has not been enough to meet our infrastructure reinvestment needs. This has resulted in a budget deficit the last several years. In our budget for Fiscal Year 2018 approved by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, we projected a $39 million deficit. With our limited state funding, our dependence on clinical revenue to fund our education and research missions, the rising cost of doing business, proposed cuts in Medicare reimbursement and changes to Arkansas Works and the Affordable Care Act expected next year, we are faced with even greater pressures now. Over the last five years, we have taken many steps to better position UAMS for the future including developing the integrated clinical enterprise and changing to an expense-based budgeting system. However, if we are to meet our goal of a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019, much more action is needed. This means we must all work together even harder to enhance revenue and identify and eliminate unnecessary costs. As part of that effort, we will immediately be taking two more steps. First, we will be limiting our hiring of new employees and replacement positions to only those that are of the greatest urgency. As part of this step, all reclassifications and out-of-cycle salary increases will also be suspended. A senior leadership team comprised of myself, Vice Chancellor for Finance Bill Bowes, Executive Vice Chancellor and College of Medicine Dean Pope Moseley and Vice Chancellor for Clinical Programs Richard Turnage will review all requests to fill positions. As our second step, we will be working to revamp the budget process and suspending annual department and division budget hearings. Over the next several weeks, there will be opportunities for you to participate in work groups and help identify ways to improve our financial performance. Just as UAMS cannot achieve its three-pronged mission of education, research and patient care without you, we cannot achieve our financial goals without your help. I am certain that by working together we will not only reach our goal of a balanced budget for FY 2019 but we will ensure the financial stability and success of UAMS for many years to come. Sincerely, Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D. Interim Chancellor The memo raises fears on staff that a reduction in force could be in the offing. If defict budgeting isn't corrected by increased revenue or non-personnel savings, job cuts are inevitable, members of the UA Board have said.

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    Arkansas News / 2 d. 7 h. 36 min. ago
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    KAIT / 2 d. 7 h. 48 min. ago
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  • Arkansas man seeks DNA retesting in murder caseArkansas man seeks DNA retesting in murder case

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  • Wal-Mart Lifts Profit Outlook on Strong Third-Quarter ResultsWal-Mart Lifts Profit Outlook on Strong Third-Quarter Results

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    Kris Wilkes scored 20 points, including five straight in overtime, and No. 23 UCLA rallied past stubborn Central Arkansas 106-101, hours after three of the Bruins' freshmen confessed to shoplifting in China and were indefinitely suspended

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    FILE - At left, in an Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban yells during the second half an NCAA college football game against Arkansas in Tuscaloosa, Ala. At right, in this Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn c

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    Jeff Long is now the former athletic director of the University of Arkansas, according to a university official.

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