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Newscast for Friday, Jan. 5, 2024

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Friday, Jan. 5, 2024.

On today's agenda:

-A judge sides with the state Board of Corrections in blocking two laws regarding prison oversight

-Attorney General Tim Griffin once again rejects a proposal to loosen the state's ban on abortion

-Influenza continues to spread throughout Arkansas

-Winter weather, high winds remain a threat in central Arkansas for the next few days

Listen to live newscasts from Little Rock Public Radio each weekday during NPR's Morning Edition from 6 to 9 a.m., during All Things Considered from 4 to 6 p.m., and online at littlerockpublicradio.org.

Daniel Breen is News Director of Little Rock Public Radio.