Andrew Epperson, FOX16 News

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FOX16 News

Little Rock, AR, United States

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Past articles by Andrew:

Lawyer questions whether Arkansas LEARNS conflicts with Lakeview precedent

A decades-long court battle resulted in the Arkansas Constitution guaranteeing adequate and equitable funding for state public schools. → Read More

Arkansas Department of Transportation pre-treats roadways ahead of ice storm

Crews from the Arkansas Department of Transportation worked Monday to pretreat roadways and interstates ahead of an ice storm expected to impact much of the state over the next two days. → Read More

‘School Choice’ supporters rally in support of educational policy changes in Arkansas

Supporters of “school choice” held a rally at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on Monday. The event drew hundreds of private school kids and school administrators. → Read More

GOP Arkansas House members ask speaker to block Democrats from leadership positions

The Arkansas General Assembly legislative session starts next week, and the state’s majority party wants to tighten its control over House committees. → Read More

Asa Hutchinson calls governorship ‘highest honor of my public life,’ in sit-down interview during final week in office

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Governor Asa Hutchinson reflected on the highs and lows of his eight years in office during a sit-down interview with FOX 16 News reporter Andrew Epperson on Wednesday, the final week of his second and final term. → Read More

ACLU questions legality of ARDOT signs directed at unsheltered camp hotspots

The ACLU on Monday questioned whether “no trespassing” signs near I-430 and Rodney Parham and their intended purpose were legal. An ARDOT spokesperson said clearing out those areas was a safety measure. → Read More

Conway School Board members denounce news coverage, defend transparency in meeting

A Conway school board meeting Tuesday turned into a lecture on news coverage and community activism related to the district’s anti-trans measures. Some community members said they were disappointed. → Read More

House passes ‘Respect for Marriage Act’; all Arkansas representatives vote against it

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass historic legislation to provide federal safeguards for same-sex and interracial marriages. → Read More

‘It’s disturbing to think about.’ Little Rock School Board agrees to pay $250k ransom to hackers

The Little Rock School Board publicly voted to approve a $250,000 ransom payment to hackers who breached the district’s system, holding critical information hostage. → Read More

ARDOT asking homeless living near interstate to move as crews clear areas out

Officials with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) asked people living in camps near interstates and highways in Little Rock and North Little Rock to relocate so the areas can be cleared out. → Read More

Alcohol sales approved in Hot Spring, Polk Counties

Voters in two dry counties voted this week to approve alcohol sales for the first time in nearly a century. → Read More

Arkansas District 1 Congressional candidates debate on economic and agricultural issues

The candidates looking to represent the 1st District of Arkansas in the United States House squared off on a debate stage Thursday to discuss the economy, agriculture and cultural quandaries facing the country and state. → Read More

Arkansas Democrats distance party from House candidate’s debate claims, election denials

Statements by a Democratic congressional candidate during a debate have led to Arkansas Democrats issuing a statement distancing the party from him. → Read More

Community reacts to Conway school board meeting that included anti-transgender measures, rhetoric

The Conway school board approved two measures targeting transgender people Tuesday night. → Read More

UCA professor gave bonus points for fake positive reviews of Conway remodeling company

A UCA professor admitted he offered students bonus points to leave fake reviews for a local Conway remodeling company. The story was first published by “The Echo,” UCA’s student newspaper. → Read More

Man shot in Little Rock apartment identified as father of ‘Cheer’ star

A man shot over the weekend at a Little Rock apartment complex was identified as the father of a reality television star. → Read More

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education pulls request for teacher licensure emergency rule change

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education presented legislators with a proposal to approve an emergency rule change related to teacher licensures. → Read More

City administrators to conduct inspection at Big Country Chateau apartment complex

City leaders will conduct an inspection at the Big Country Chateau apartment complex in Little Rock, according to an email obtained by FOX 16 News. This comes days after residents were told water would be shut off September 1. → Read More

Little Rock woman receives National Wildlife Federation designation for backyard

The National Wildlife Federation designated a Little Rock woman’s yard as a “Certified Wildlife Habitat.” This reflected her commitment to the animals, microorganisms and living beings on her property. → Read More

Family, friends honor Hunter Brittain one year after his murder

The family of a teenager slain by a Lonoke Co. sheriff’s deputy held a small ceremony at his gravesite Thursday. They honored him and renewed calls for body camera laws in Arkansas. → Read More