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New Pulaski County jail payment system meeting


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Pulaski County leaders have another jail concern to work out on Tuesday night. It's all part of the overall efforts to ease jail overcrowding.

The quorum court will vote Tuesday night on whether or not to approve a new payment system to house jail inmates if they cannot agree on a new contract with the county's cities.

Currently, cities pay $2.9 million collectively to house inmates. If they don't make a deal by August 1st, it could reach $6 million.

Tuesday night's meeting starts at 7 p.m.


Group asks state to block alcohol measure


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A group opposed to a proposal expanding alcohol sales in Arkansas is asking the secretary of state to not certify the measure for the November ballot, claiming it missed a deadline to submit petitions.

An attorney for a group called Let Local Communities Decide For Themselves asked Secretary of State Mark Martin's office to not accept any more petitions for the proposal, which would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties. Thirty-seven counties currently prohibit alcohol sales.

The group claims the petitions should have been submitted by July 4, which would have been four months before the November election. The state deadline was July 7.

The group favoring expanded sales is gathering additional signatures after Martin's office said it had fallen short of the 78,133 needed to qualify.

Walmart executives dominate list of top-paid executives


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - They are the top-paid public company executives in Arkansas, and one company dominates the top of the list, this time with a new face at Number 1.

Arkansas Business Online Editor Lance Turner has the latest list of the state's top-paid executives.

Top executives at the world's largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business' annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Jonesboro native Doug McMillon.

McMillon, who succeeded Mike Duke as CEO at the start of the current fiscal year on February 1st, also succeeded him at the top of the list with total compensation in fiscal 2013 of $25.6 million.

The bulk of that package, $23 million, came in the form of stock awards. McMillon's base salary is $950,000.

103 rabies cases reported in Arkansas this year


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - More than 100 rabies cases have been reported in Arkansas through the end of June - a figure nearly double the norm of just 54 cases in a year.

State health and animal science experts say that of the 103 cases, 86 have been confirmed in skunks. Experts say most of the rabies cases are found skunks and bats.

Pulaski and Lonoke counties have the most cases, with 26 for Pulaski and 13 for Lonoke.

Tom Troxel, associate head of animal science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, says the reason for the outbreak is unknown.

Rabies is a deadly viral disease that affects the nervous system of mammals. It's considered one of the most infectious diseases and is fatal for both animals and humans.

Rotary Club teams with Salvation Army


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Two giants in central Arkansas charity teams up Sunday night to cook up a meal for the area's needy.

This outreach is part of the mission for Rotary Club members like Stephanie Shine, a vice-president with the local chapter.

"It's definitely humbling. I mean we can see the immediate impact that we have on these people's lives, and it's important for us to do this as much as we can just to give back to our community," she said.

Shine said the West Little Rock Rotary Club has been doing this for about four years. They served tacos at the dinner.


ACH holds Camp WannaCode for kids

ACH holds Camp WannaCode for kids


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Motherboards, megabites, and operating systems are all part of a unique camp happening downtown this week.

It's called Camp WannaCode and is being put on by Children's Hospital.

They hope to broaden the career outlook for students here in central Arkansas.They say their I-T department realized students weren't very aware of opportunities when it comes to computer programming.

The camp covers topics such as Apple technology, website development and computer programming.

The camp will conclude on Friday afternoon.

For more information, click here.


Advanced Cabling Systems ranks top 40 by SDM magazine


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Arkansas' leading building technology integration company, Advanced Cabling Systems (ACS), announced today that it earned the 37th spot in the 19th annual Top Systems Integrators Report by Security Distributing & Marketing (SDM) magazine.

"Advanced Cabling System has seen tremendous growth and continues to meet and exceed clients' expectations by providing exceptional service and the latest in security technology," said Michael Kennedy, president of Advanced Cabling Systems. "We have the most talented team of dedicated employees and it's because of their hard work that our company continues to thrive."

ACS is the only Arkansas based company to earn a top 50 ranking and has locations in North Little Rock and Lowell.