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Newscast for Friday, Feb. 16, 2024

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Friday, Feb. 16, 2024.

Today's headlines:

- The Board of Correction has voted to confirm Lindsey Wallace as the new Department of Corrections Secretary

- Governor Sarah Sanders has appointed Lona McCastlain to lead the state's parole board

- The inaugural Lithium Innovation Summit is on going in Little Rock

- An advocacy group has resubmitted a proposal to the state attorney general to hold private schools in Arkansas to higher standards

- The Central Arkansas Library is investigating a suspected hacking attempt that has shut down their network

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.

Nathan Treece is a reporter and local host of NPR's Morning Edition for Little Rock Public Radio.