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Morning Mix January 17, 2020: LRSD Fires All Non-Certified Employees At Multiple Schools

As part of its restructuring plan, the Little Rock School District vacated all non-certified positions at Hall High School, McClellan High School, J.A. Fair High and Rockefeller Elementary, requiring all non-teaching employees at those schools re-apply for fewer jobs next year. The Arkansas labor department fined Wild River Country nearly $6,000 for violating child labor…

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Morning Mix January 16, 2020: Bobby Petrino is New Missouri State Head Coach

Recognizing that America’s obesity epidemic has hit police officers particularly hard, the Conway Police Department introduced a new health and wellness initiative for its officers. Hot Springs residents and Oklahoma State University alumni Kayleen and Larry Ferguson donated $50 million to their alma mater. The university plans on using the donation to transform and update…

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Morning Mix January 15, 2020: Mississippi Dam Failure Expected to Cause Death, Property Damage

The Yell County Sheriff’s Department charged four young men with the shooting deaths of multiple cattle around the Centerville area. Harley Stuffelebean (18), of Altus, Darren Steele (18), of Delaware, Dalton Henry (18) and Kaleb Kirchoff (18) both of Dardanelle, were booked for Cruelty to Animals and Criminal Mischief. Over 40 Arkansas counties remain wrapped…

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Morning Mix January 14, 2020: Governor Hutchinson Welcomes Refugees to Arkansas

Governor Hutchinson announces that Arkansas will continue to welcome international refugees, who will be settled in Washington County, Fayetteville and Springdale. Out of the 18,000 refugees coming to the US, around 50 will move to Arkansas. Baptist Health and UAMS dedicated a new $32 million expansion to their North Little Rock Medical Education Program, bringing…

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Morning Mix: January 13, 2020: Arkansas Entrepreneur Appears on “Shark Tank”

Sofia Overton, an Arkansas teenager, appeared on “Shark Tank” last night. The 14-year-old presented her company, Wise Pocket Products, which features lines of socks and leggings with pockets. Unable to turn down this brilliant business plan, the Sharks invested $35,000 for a 25% share.   Arkansas legislators approved a measure to support UAMS’ push to…