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Groups rally in support of Arkansas campaign finance measure


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A coalition of groups is rallying support for a measure vying for a spot on the Arkansas ballot next year that would require more disclosure from outside political groups participating in campaigns.

The groups marched from MacArthur Park to the state Capitol on Tuesday in support of the proposed initiated act by Regnat Populus that would require more reporting on spending by outside groups in political campaigns. Regnat Populus has submitted the measure to the attorney general's office, which must certify the proposal before petitions can be circulated to try and get it on the ballot.

The measure also includes a non-binding resolution calling for a federal constitutional amendment aimed at overturning a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for unlimited political spending by corporations and unions.

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30-ton piece of construction equipment falls in Arkansas river


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A massive piece of equipment that's 100-feet long and weighs 30 tons is now at the bottom of the Arkansas River thanks to high waters.

Construction crews working on the Broadway Bridge expansion project say high water levels led the equipment to fall into the river Friday.

No one THV11 talked to expected the incident to have any effect on the timeline for the project. It will, however, affect the construction company in charge of the expansion because not only will they need to replace the equipment, they'll need to go into the water and get all 30 tons of it out of the river.

About 45 feet below the murky surface of the river sits a drill shaft template, a huge piece of construction equipment jarred free in last week's high water.

Pine Bluff's Second Annual Pastors and Community Prayer Luncheon

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Church Outreach Committee (COC) of Pine Bluff invites all clergy, community leaders and citizens to participate in the Second Annual Pastors and Community Prayer Luncheon. 

The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, located at 1 Convention Center Drive in Pine Bluff. There is no charge for the meal. The committee is asking everyone to come, have lunch, fellowship and pray together for our government (city, county, state and national), the faith community, law enforcement, business and industry, education (children and youth), and the community.

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - Boys and girls of all ages will hit the basketball courts on June 6 not only for the competition, but also for a good cause. 

Chick-fil-A off Reynolds Road in Bryant is teaming up with Landers of Benton and Team USA to host a Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 6. The event will be held at Bishop Park in Bryant and will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant and Team USA.

"We are very grateful for our growing customer base and believe strongly in giving back to the community where ever we can. It's a must," said Guy Parker, owner/operator of Bryant Chick-fil-A and sponsor of the tournament. The Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament will be a great way to provide fun and entertainment, while raising money for...two organizations that help ensure great futures for our local youth."

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Artist INC What Works Workshop Scheduled

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Arkansas judge reprimanded after divorce case


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas district court judge has been reprimanded after he said he forgot about a divorce case that took him 20 months to rule on.

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission on Friday said Judge Edwin Keaton had agreed to a series of corrective actions. Keaton has agreed to conduct a quarterly docket review and take other steps to avoid delayed rulings.

The commission says the judicial district has stopped assigning him domestic relations cases.

The complaint was filed in 2013 by a man whose divorce was assigned to Keaton in 2011. Keaton says he misplaced the man's file after taking it home.

The commission says Keaton was open and candid about the issue and has been a beneficial contributor to the district.

Greek Food Festival kicks off


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – There are a lot of great events to look forward to this weekend, and one that you don't want to miss is the Greek Food Festival.

Thousands of Arkansans will make their way to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in west Little Rock to try out all the Greek delicacies.

One festival goer, Robin Hames just moved back to Arkansas three a weeks ago, and she's excited to try something new.

"I have never been before. This is my very first time and I am loving this chicken kebob!," she said.

From kebabs to pastries to gyros, you'll be able to find it all this weekend.

The festival runs until 9 p.m. on Friday night, and will be open again from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.