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In Arkansas, Drones Take Place of News Choppers

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. read more >

KATV Channel 7 Sweeps February Nielsens

Year over year, KATV showed gains in nearly all of its Monday through Friday news programs, and remained ahead of other stations in each slot where it had competition. Its highest-rated slot was its “News at 6” show, with a 15.6 rating and a 29.4 percent share of viewership. read more >

Jonathan Brawner, Mastermind of One Failed Kidnapping, Claims He Hid John Glasgow's Body

Jon Brawner masterminded the early morning kidnapping of a businessman with the intention of forcing him to transfer money from his company to offshore accounts. But things went wrong — fatally so. This is not the story of John Glasgow, although Brawner now claims to have helped bury the body of the construction executive who vanished four years ago after leaving his Little Rock home before dawn. read more >

Sinclair Proposes Restructuring of Allbritton Buy

Sinclair Broadcast Group of Hunt Valley, Md. is proposing changes to its $985 million purchase of ABC affiliate stations owned by Allbritton Communications of Arlington, Va., following some objections by the Federal Communications Commission. read more >

Roby Brock Departs KARK/KLRT, Partners With KATV

KATV, Channel 7, of Little Rock has announced that Roby Brock's "Talk Business & Politics" program will air on the ABC affiliate starting March 2. read more >

KARK Reporter Jocelyn Tovar to Join Markham Group

The Markham Group says Jocelyn Tovar, a Little Rock television reporter, is joining the company as its director of communications. read more >

KATV Leads November Nielsens

KATV-TV, Channel 7, remained at the top of Nielsen Media Research's November household ratings of Little Rock's local news stations. read more >

Top 10 Online Stories of 2013: Fraud, Development, Paula Deen Attract Reader Attention

Arkansas Business' Oct. 14 cover story detailing a long-running, $15 million Medicaid fraud by a Mountain Home doctor was the most-read story online in 2013, according to traffic data from ArkansasBusiness.com. read more >

KATV Channel 7 Leads Household Ratings

KATV-TV, Channel 7, continued to stay ahead of its Little Rock competitors for July's Nielsen household ratings of local newscasts. read more >

Philly Says Hello to Jessica Dean

The Philadelphia Inquirer's TV critic, David Hiltbrand, talks with former KARK-TV, Channel 4, anchor Jessica Dean on the eve of her Philly TV debut. Barbecue and "Murphy Brown" are discussed. read more >

American Cable Association Unhappy With Sinclair's Deal for Allbritton TV Stations

The American Cable Association is one of several groups filing with the Federal Communications Commission to stop or alter terms of Sinclair Broadcast Group's purchase of Allbritton Communications' television stations, including KATV-TV, Channel 7 of Little Rock. read more >

KOLR Anchor Ashley Ketz to Take Jessica Dean's Spot on KARK

Nexstar Broadcasting Group wasted little time announcing a new anchor to replace Jessica Dean. The company said Ashley Ketz, an anchor at Nexstar's KOLR-TV, Channel 10, in Missouri, will join KARK-TV, Channel 4, in Little Rock. read more >

KARK's Jessica Dean to Join Philadelphia CBS Affiliate

KARK-TV, Channel 4, anchor Jessica Dean is leaving the Nexstar Broadcasting Group-owned NBC affiliate to join KYW-TV, Channel 3, the Philadelphia CBS affiliate. read more >

Fayetteville Hooters to Close After Fatality

The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal reports that the Fayetteville Hooters is closing less than two weeks after a patron left the restaurant and was run over twice trying to cross the street. read more >

Sinclair Profit Drops But Broadcast Revenue Up 28 Percent

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is the ABC affiliates owned by Allbritton Communications, reports a drop in second-quarter profit while broadcast revenue rose 28 percent. read more >

Allbritton to Sell ABC Affiliates, Including KATV, to Sinclair Broadcast Group

Allbritton Communications, which owns KATV-TV, Channel 7, and other ABC affiliates, says it is selling those television stations to Sinclair Broadcast Group. read more >

Report: Allbritton Might Sell Station Group, Including KATV, to 2 Buyers

TVNewsCheck cites sources who say Allbritton Communications Corp., which owns KATV-TV, Channel 7, in Little Rock, and other ABC affiliates, might sell its TV properties to two groups. read more >

KARK App Rolls Out Streaming Weather

In June, KARK-TV, Channel 4, broke into the live-streaming news market with a new version of its mobile app, billed as the only one of its kind among local TV stations. read more >

KATV Newscast Leads May Household Nielsens

KATV-TV, Channel 7, was ahead of its two Little Rock competitors in most time slots for May's Nielsen household ratings of local newscasts. read more >

Gannett Nearly Doubles TV Portfolio with $2B Deal for Belo

Gannett Co., which owns KTHV-TV, Channel 11, in Little Rock and the Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home, announced Thursday that's buying Belo Corp. of Dallas in a $2.2 billion deal that includes $175 million of debt. read more >