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Arkansas court won't rehear Little Rock schools case


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider its decision that the state Department of Education can't be sued over its takeover of the Little Rock School District.
    
Justices on Thursday denied a petition to rehear its October ruling granting the state's appeal of a lower court's decision. A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge in March denied the state's request to dismiss the lawsuit, ruling the state could be sued for its decision to take over the Little Rock district and dissolve its school board.
    
The state Supreme Court overturned that ruling.
    
The lawsuit was filed by former members of the Little Rock School Board. The state education board's takeover vote last year came after six Little Rock schools were determined to be in academic distress.

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Two shot during possible home invasion


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Two men were injured in a shooting that happened on Monday evening in Little Rock.

A police report showed that John Roberts, 37, of Little Rock, ran into a home on the 2800 block of Wolfe Street, pointing a shotgun. A woman in the home apparently grabbed the gun and a struggle ensued with Roberts, her, and another man in the home.

Police said the man in the home was shot in the leg during the struggle and returned fire, striking Roberts several times in the chest and leg before Roberts fled the scene.

Both men have been treated for their injuries. Roberts was taken to UAMS with non-life-threatening injuries.

Roberts has been charged with aggravated assault; charges for first-degree battery were pending at the time of this report.

Police did not say why Roberts had entered the home with a weapon.

Two to be inducted into Arkansas tourism hall


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame says it will induct two new members in March.

The group said Monday that it would add Montine McNulty, the executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, and Bill Worthen, the director of the Historic Arkansas Museum.

Ceremonies are set for March 14 during the 42nd annual Governor's Conference on Tourism.

McNulty helped promote tourism-related bills during the last quarter-century, including a 2 percent tourism tax and a one-eighth-cent conservation tax.

Worthen has overseen a number of expansions at the Historic Arkansas Museum in downtown Little Rock.

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Some flights delayed to and from Atlanta


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The wacky weather is causing a messy start to busy holiday travel.

With Atlanta being a major hub for travel and getting hit by storms, there are several delays and cancellations.

Several Delta flights to and from Atlanta and the Little Rock airport have been delayed.

You can check your flight status before heading to the airport by clicking here.


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Craig O'Neill reads 'The Grinch' at Children's Library


 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Christmas is almost here, and on Tuesday our own Craig O’Neill pulled out all his acting skills to put on a show for people at the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library.

Tons of kids and parents piled into the auditorium of the library to see the mean green Christmas stealing machine read the Dr. Seuss classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

BNPD doesn't want a Grinch to ruin your holidays

BNPD doesn't want a Grinch to ruin your holidays

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) -   There is at least one Grinch, if not more, in every community looking for opportunities to steal the joy from families this holiday season.

To help families avoid being sought out by a Grinch, the Benton Police Department wanted to pass along a few safety precaution tips to help keep you and your property safe.

Some of the ideas and tips we are trying to convey when you’re out shopping are:

Diversity and tolerance vigil takes place on State Capitol steps


 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- With so many stories about the divisions over religion and intolerance in America, a gathering took place on Monday to counter that.

On the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol, hundreds of people joined together to support the Constitutional right of religious diversity.