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NASA Fails to Capture Closest Image of Pluto

NASA announced this morning that the New Horizon expedition has failed to capture the closest images of Pluto after an optical engineer failed to remove the lens cap from the probe’s camera. The flyby photos were scheduled to happen at 7:49 a.m. ET this morning, NASA decided to engage the mechanical on …

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City of Benton Residents Excited About New Mascot

BENTON, Ark — The City of Benton today introduced a new city mascot to be used for promotion at all city events and economic development opportunities to overwhelmingly excited residents. Officially named “Ben Peters”, the new city of Benton mascot is described as “7ft 1 and tons of fun, the happiest …

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Wild River Country to Add Children Only BYOB Days

North Little Rock water park Wild River Country announced today that after careful consideration they will begin holding monthly BYOB events for children 18 years old and under. The move comes after an adults only BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer) event this past Saturday (June 20th) spiraled out of control …

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Sinkhole in Argenta Reveals Hidden Temple

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark – Local authorities say they have discovered a large underground temple in the Argenta district of North Little Rock after a sinkhole opened Wednesday afternoon. The sinkhole was noticed late Wednesday on Melrose circle. The discovery was made after officials with the North Little Rock fire department …

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California to Buy Flood Water From Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas

SACRAMENTO, Ca — California state legislature passed an emergency measure to purchase the excess flood waters from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas for $128 million plus transportation costs. Under the plan California would have rights to any excess flood waters for the remainder of 2015. Transportation plans are still being developed, …

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Biker Gang Fight in Little Rock Leaves 25 Injured

LITTLE ROCK — Two rival biker gangs clashed late Monday leaving 25 injured and over 50 put in time out. The brawl erupted outside local popsicle shop Le Pops around 5:45 Monday afternoon. Witnesses say rival gangs the Dark KnightLights and the Kids of Steel converged on the Kavanaugh location at the …

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New Study: Over 75% of Arkansans will be Related to Duggars by 2035

FAYETTEVILLE – A new study from the University of Arkansas shows that by the year 2035 over 76.8%  of Arkansans will be related to the Duggar family. According to the study the Duggar children will have on average 11.8 kids. Assuming early marriages those kids will themselves have kids at …

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Jason Rapert Proposes Using Nuclear Weapons to Clear Icy Streets

CONWAY – State Senator Jason Rapert issued a proposal today to the Arkansas Highway department to use strategic nuclear weapons as a way to clear winter precipitation from the state’s main roads. Under the proposal, written on his senate Facebook page, the state of Arkansas would provide funding to plant strategic nuclear devices …

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Little Rock Marathon Partners with Food Delivery Service To Enhance Training

LITTLE ROCK – The Little Rock Marathon announced a partnership with local food delivery service Chef Shuttle that will allow marathon participants to train leading up to the race by delivering food to customers. The partnership began after one of the race participants who also works for Chef Shuttle became …

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New Bill Would Require Arkansas Students to Learn Roman Numerals

LITTLE ROCK – A new bill presented today would require Arkansas students to memorize and exclusively use Roman Numerals before entering high school. The bill presented by Representative Kim Hendren mandates that in order for children to advance to IXth grade the students must be fluent in the Roman Numeral …

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