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In Arkansas, Drones Take Place of News Choppers

In Arkansas, Drones Take Place of News Choppers
Tim Trieschmann, an aerial photographer in Little Rock, has three multirotor drones.

The days of the humble news chopper are waning. It's now cheaper, easier and more effective to shoot stories with drones. News stations are adapting to this change in different ways. Some are hiring freelancers with access to the technology.
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First Section of Bella Vista Bypass to Open

Highway officials say the first section of the long-awaited Bella Vista Bypass will open to traffic in northern Arkansas this week.
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$2B Program to Improve Arkansas Highways Begins

State transportation officials have marked the start of a nearly $2 billion construction program to improve and widen roadways with a ceremony in Little Rock.
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