Gov. Branstad pardons turkeys

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Chuck Hagel stepping down as secretary of defense

<p> <b>–TEASE–</b></p><p>DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCH HAGEL IS STEPPING DOWN, WAS HE PUSHED OUT?</p><p>WE’LL HAVE THE DETAILS COMING UP.</p><p> <b>–SUPERS</b>–</p><p>:07-:19</p><p>Chuck Hagel</p><p>Defense Secretary</p><br /><p>:28-:37</p><p>President Barack Obama (No font needed)</p><br /><p>1:02-1:10</p><p>Christopher Dickey</p><p>Foreign Editor, The Daily Beast</p><p> <b>–LEAD IN</b>–</p><p>AFTER LESS THAN TWO-YEARS ON THE JOB, DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL IS STEPPING DOWN.</p><p>THAT’S ACCORDING TO A SENIOR WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL.</p><p>QUESTIONS STILL […]

5 killed in Oklahoma crash

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Iran nuclear discussions extended 4 months

A law enforcement officer’s quick decision is once again being put under a microscope. On Monday, Cleveland police said officers fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice as the youth reached for an air pistol in his waist. Chief Calvin Williams said the ai… Read More » Source Article from http://www.4029tv.com/iran-nuclear-discussions-extended-4-months/29902184

Obama: Hagel staying on till successor named

A law enforcement officer’s quick decision is once again being put under a microscope. On Monday, Cleveland police said officers fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice as the youth reached for an air pistol in his waist. Chief Calvin Williams said the ai… Read More » Source Article from http://www.4029tv.com/obama-hagel-staying-on-till-successor-is-named/29901800

Wyclef Jean on Taylor Swift-Spotify spat

Wyclef Jean says he respects Taylor Swift’s decision to pull her music from Spotify. But that doesn’t mean he’s ready to shun the popular streaming site himself. Wyclef will release his new album, “Clef Occasion,” next year on Spotify, iTunes, online and physically in Walmart — “in all kinds of places,” he told CNNMoney’s Brian […]

‘Hunger Games’ disappoints despite record opening weekend

The best movie opening weekend of the year was still a disappointment, as the “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ fell far short of expectations. The estimated $123 million in box office easily topped the $100 million opening for the “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” which was the previous best opening of 2014. But it was […]

Town nixes naming park for Pooh due to gender

Town officials in Tuszyn, Poland, are against naming a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh because of the character’s unstated gender and skimpy dress. Recently leaked recordings of a closed-door meeting reveal that officials were concerned about the fictional bear’s pants-optional fashion sense and unstated gender, said The Associated Press. One official called Pooh a “hermaphrodite,” according to […]

Police: Air gun looked like ‘real firearm’

A law enforcement officer’s quick decision is once again being put under a microscope. On Monday, Cleveland police said officers fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice as the youth reached for an air pistol in his waist. Chief Calvin Williams said the air pistol was “indistinguishable from a real firearm.” An orange tip indicating the gun […]

Okla. unemployment rate increases to 5 percent

Oklahoma’s latest employment figures show the state’s unemployment rate rose slightly in May, the first month-to-month increase since July 2012. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday the statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by one-tenth of 1 percent in May, from 4.9 percent to 5 percent. The agency reports an estimated 91,620 Oklahomans were […]

Arkansas unemployment drops to 7.1 percent

Arkansas’ unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in April, a drop of one-tenth of a percentage point. Data released Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services also shows the state posted an increase of 1,700 employed people, the first gain in that category since April 2012. The agency says the increase coupled with a […]

Ark. unemployment rate stays at 7.3%

Arkansas’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stable at 7.3 percent in August 2012, according to the Department of Workforce Services.  This compares to 8.3% in August 2011. “There are still 11,000 fewer unemployed Arkansans than in August 2011,” said Kimberly Friedman, DWS Communications Director. There were 4,900 nonfarm more payroll jobs in the state.  The […]

Postal Service to deliver to 5 local cities 7 days a week

The United States Postal Service will deliver packages to Bentonville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Rogers and Springdale 7 days a week through Christmas, according to a release sent to 40/29 News by Leisa Tolliver-Gay with the U.S.P.S. The 7-day schedule runs from November 23 to December 25, 2014, and includes 29 other Arkansas cities, such as […]