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KATV Tower Collapses

REDFIELD, AR - A 2,000-foot television tower collapsed today while workers were restricting guy wires, knocking a popular Little Rock television station off the air.

KATV news director Randy Dixon said one person suffered a minor injury when the tower collapsed in a field about 20 miles south of Little Rock.  The station was working to establish a feed to restore its signal to the portion of its audience that obtains programming by satellite.

"We're off the air.  It's a heckuva' mess," Dixon said.

KATV is an ABC affiliate.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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