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News Minute: Here is the latest Arkansas news from The Associated Press

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two brothers have filed a lawsuit accusing the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock of violating state law by blocking access to police communications. Brandon and Jeremy Mullens filed suit last week in Pulaski County. They say the cities violate the Freedom of Information Act by not providing them real-time access to encrypted radio traffic.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is warning about telephone scammers making false representations about people winning a prize. Officials say there are reports of someone claiming to represent the lottery and calling residents to say they had won a prize. The caller instructs the would-be victim to buy a pre-paid card called a Green Dot MoneyPak in order to prepay taxes on the prize. The lottery says it never requires payment of money to claim a prize.

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - A settlement has been reached between a Texarkana hotel owner and the contractors who built the city's new convention center and hotel. The Texarkana Gazette reports the settlement was for $915,000. EBCO General Contractor's vice president had filed a lawsuit against the owner of Texarkana Hotels LLC. The company wanted payment for its work on the Arkansas Convention Center in Texarkana.

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Jim Inhofe are slated to attend a transportation hearing in Fort Smith. The two Republicans will take part in the Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority hearing today. Boozman and Inhofe are members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which has jurisdiction over the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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