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Search continues for escaped inmate accused of rape

Search continues for escaped inmate accused of rape

Officials are still searching for an inmate who escaped Monday morning on his way to a hearing at the Pulaski County Courthouse. Anael Castro-Hernandez, 30, was last seen Monday running south on Center Street, and a shirt he was wearing was found at Sixth and Scott streets. Arkan...

Fifth suspect arrested in Bryant home invasion, robbery

The fifth person accused of invading and robbing a Bryant home in late July was arrested Thursday afternoon in the Otter Creek a...

Greenwood man gets 6 years for animal abuse

GREENWOOD — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for animal abuse after authorities found emaciated dogs at h...
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RICHARD DAVENPORT

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NLR receiver Hill will end all the suspense today

North Little Rock receiver K.J. Hill, a major target of Arkansas, will announce his oral commitment to one of ...

JOHN BRUMMETT

John Brummett

EDITORIAL

Petty politics

Should we move toward full funding for universal pre-kindergarten enrollment for the state's 4-year-olds? It's an important question.

WALLY HALL

Wally Hall

Master plan for schools accepted

The Little Rock School Board on Thursday accepted from consultants a comprehensive facilities master plan -- the data and recommendations from which will be used by school system leaders to craft a final plan for upgrading campuses in the state's largest district.

Tyson now 1st in meat brands

Tyson Foods completed its acquisition of Hillshire Brands on Thursday, transforming Tyson into the world's largest seller of prepared meats and affirming its commitment to growth via branded, value-added foods.

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CB Hines won't go to opener

Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema said Thursday he isn't concerned about cornerback depth entering the season opener at Auburn, even with senior Tevin Mitchel sidelined by a hamstring problem and junior Will Hines not on the travel roster.

Like shooting spies in a barrel

It's a simple enough request for our genre entertainment. There are certain basic parameters a genre film needs to follow at a bare minimum in order to be successful: A romance absolutely has to have a pair of characters that the audience wants to see together, for example; an action film should put its protagonist ...

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Ghana, state benefits focus of symposium

Among the business suits and ties worn by attendees at a symposium on sustainable farming Thursday in North Little Rock, some participants dressed in kente -- the traditional, brightly colored cloth from Ghana's Volta region.

Jobless-aid claims drop by 1,000

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.

Like shooting spies in a barrel

It's a simple enough request for our genre entertainment. There are certain basic parameters a genre film needs to follow at a bare minimum in order to be successful: A romance absolutely has to have a pair of characters that the audience wants to see together, for example; an action film should put its protagonist up against very long odds for success.

In the news

• Pope Francis removed Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, from the Vatican's liturgy office, which under Benedict had taken on a more traditional bent, and sent him back to his native Spain.

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An apology is owed

NLR receiver Hill will end all the suspense today

North Little Rock receiver K.J. Hill, a major target of Arkansas, will announce his oral commitment to one of his five finalists at 10 a.m. today at the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame inside Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

Closing arguments set in former Va. governor trial

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

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Like It Is: Bielema, Malzahn want victories, not feuds

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ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Lake Conway outing a treat for kayak angler

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