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Frank Fellone

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Drivetime Mahatma: New Broadway Bridge said to lack lane barrier

updated: 03/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Mahatma: Hoow-raah for the new Broadway Bridge. However, I think a mistake was made in not adding a center barrier between north and south lanes. I foresee many head-on accidents and blockages, especially in rain, sleet and snow. Hope the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department gets this thought. -- Jim

Drivetime Mahatma: Driver says lights favor driveways

posted: 03/11/2017 2:31 a.m. Comments 2

Dear Mahatma: Recently there was utility work on North Rodney Parham Road. Traffic lanes and lights had to be altered to accommodate one lane traffic. That work has been finished for some time, but the traffic lights seem to be off-kilter. The light at Rodney Parham and Pleasant Forest seems to be on a timer rather than sensors. Some computer setting, I guess. The light at Rodney Parham and the entrances to Windstream/Christ the King Church seem to be set to favor the two driveways, not Rodney Parham Road. Very frustrating to be stopped on Rodney Parham when there is no vehicle in either driveway. Whom do we contact? -- Cynthia

Drivetime Mahatma: At Cantrell and I-430, redo nears

posted: 03/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Seer of All Things Traffic: As we near the finishing touches on the Broadway Bridge and await the 30 Crossing, there are two projects along Interstate 430 that seem to be lost. At Cantrell Road and I-430 there is supposed to be a new northbound on-ramp from westbound Cantrell. And what about that major rework of that whole interchange from Pleasant Valley Drive to Rodney Parham Road? Will those of us in the baby-boomer generation ever see these projects completed? -- Waiting in Traffic

Winter's grandeur

posted: 02/26/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

This park in winter is a picture-taker's dream. Even for amateur photographers who can hardly move for the multiple layers of clothes that keep visitors from the sunny South from nearly freezing to death.

Drivetime Mahatma: Span near; cloud over drive to lift

posted: 02/25/2017 2:46 a.m. Comment 1

Nothing is constant but change. -- The poet

Spa City transplant baked Girl Scouts' 1936 oatmeal cookies

posted: 02/19/2017 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Julie Baker of Hot Springs always has some frosting for her Girl Scout Cookies.

Drivetime Mahatma: Repairing fried signal falls to city

posted: 02/18/2017 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Hey: The traffic signal at Maumelle Boulevard and Odom Boulevard South is out. I called the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. They said it was the city's problem. I called the city, and the person who answered the phone said it was the Highway Department's problem. I figured this is something you can address. -- Joe

Midway operator dropped by fair sues

posted: 02/12/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

The former midway operator for the Arkansas State Fair has sued the new midway operator, plus the fair’s entertainment director, alleging an unlawful restraint of trade.

Midway operator dropped by Arkansas State Fair sues

updated: 02/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The former midway operator for the State Fair has sued the new midway operator, plus the fair's entertainment director, alleging an unlawful restraint of trade.

Drivetime Mahatma: Sand flying off pickup ticketable

posted: 02/11/2017 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I was on Interstate 30 the other day and got behind some chump in a pickup. He was hauling a trailer, and sand was blowing out that thing all over my nice car. Isn't that illegal? -- Two out of Three

Arkansas governor plans to look into infant sleep death rate

updated: 02/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he'll look into whether Arkansas provides enough funding and needed programs to reduce the state's high rate of infants who die in their sleep.

Drivetime Mahatma: Bicycle clog ahead: Pass by the rules

posted: 02/04/2017 3:34 a.m. Discuss

O Diligent Researcher: Driving on Arkansas 9 south of Paron on Saturday I came upon a gaggle of bike riders blocking the road at 25 mph. As the vehicles behind started to increase, the patience quickly decreased. For whatever reason two cars directly behind the group made no attempt to pass. This led to dangerous passing on a hilly, turning highway with few passing zones. Can you shed some light on the legalities? -- Want to Live.

DEAD ASLEEP DAY 3: Stopping killer of babies takes money

posted: 01/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The number of healthy infants who die in their sleep in Arkansas remains stubbornly high despite decades of efforts by public health officials. Even with a raft of new programs since 2010 that emphasize safe-sleep practices, Arkansas still ranked second-highest in the nation when the latest federal health data on Sudden Unexplained Infant Death were released in December.

DEAD ASLEEP DAY 2: Parents can face charges; unsafe sleep deaths sometimes a crime

posted: 01/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

By everyone's account, Austin Moss, then 21, and Jennifer Moss, 19, didn't intend to hurt their baby. But the Siloam Springs couple smoked marijuana earlier that night. And while all three slept on two pushed-together love seats, Andrew died of asphyxiation. Now the parents are serving prison sentences for manslaughter.

DEAD ASLEEP DAY 1: In Arkansas, lives cut short; state has 2nd highest rate of infant sleep deaths

updated: 01/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Avah Mae Forrester died Dec. 30, 2015, one of more than 1,000 infants in Arkansas since 1999 who appeared to be healthy when they went to sleep, then never woke up. Most died in surroundings that experts say were unsafe for babies less than a year old.

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