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Severe storms possible today, this weekend

Severe storms possible today, this weekend

Severe storms are possible in Arkansas today and again late this weekend, the National Weather Service said. The agency reported on its website that chances for strong to severe storms packing large hail and damaging winds will increase as Thursday progresses before decreasing la...

Man shot at Little Rock truck stop

A 22-year-old Little Rock man was shot at least once in an altercation at a truck stop, authorities said. It happened shortly afte...

Ex-teacher gets 25 years for sex assault

HARRISBURG — A jury has sentenced a former Trumann High School teacher to 25 years in prison after convicting him of sexual assaul...
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JOHN BRUMMETT

John Brummett

EDITORIAL

Not the threat they say

So we confront today the latest news on our private-option form of Medicaid expansion. Our waiver from the federal ...

WALLY HALL

Wally Hall

SPORTS

SEC East isn’t gaining any ground on West

One final comment, at least for now, before addressing how spring practices went for the SEC Eastern Division teams.

BRYAN HENDRICKS

Bryan Hendricks

SPORTS

Slow day for seeing the gobblers

I got some turkeys to gobble at Lafayette County Wildlife Management Area on Monday, so I consider the hunt ...

Arkansas inmate's commutation request rejected

The Arkansas Pardon and Parole Board has denied a commutation request from a man convicted of killing a Pocahontas police officer.

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Wal-Mart’s McMillon paid $25.3 million in fiscal 2014

Wal-Mart’s top earner for the retailer’s 2014 fiscal year is new President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon, whose total compensation package doubled to $25.3 million, according to a Wednesday filing with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

'Devil's Knot' cast members attending LR premiere named

Central Arkansas Library System on Thursday announced the cast members and others involved in the production of the film <em>Devil's Knot</em> who will be on hand for its U.S. theatrical premiere next month in Little Rock.

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Enrollee ages lifted private-option tab

A higher-than-expected average age of enrollees is the primary reason the cost of the state’s so-called private-option Medicaid program is running above projections, a consultant to the Arkansas Department of Human Services found.

Wal-Mart’s McMillon paid $25.3 million in fiscal 2014

Wal-Mart’s top earner for the retailer’s 2014 fiscal year is new President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon, whose total compensation package doubled to $25.3 million, according to a Wednesday filing with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

U.S. inmates urged to seek early release

President Barack Obama’s administration is encouraging some nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release. It’s an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government said.

How this racket works

THE STATE’S official, permanent, legalized and constitutionalized numbers racket keeps running into trouble with the number that counts most to those ceaselessly trying to promote it: how many college scholarships it can hand out. Which is the high-minded rationale for the lottery.

Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

CHICAGO (AP) — An American pediatrician killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire Thursday at a Kabul hospital was dedicated to helping poor children, volunteering in Afghanistan to train young doctors and periodically returning to Chicago to work in a Christian clinic on the city's southwest side.

Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Big companies are finally starting to spend money, and that could mean a better economy and more jobs are on the way.

US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Thursday it isn't ready to write off Mideast peace negotiations as failed, even after Israel broke off talks with Palestinian leaders who are trying to create a coalition government with the Hamas terror group.

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Not the threat they say

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LIKE IT IS: SEC East isn’t gaining any ground on West

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ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Slow day for seeing the gobblers

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