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Man accused in girlfriend's fire death won't face death penalty

Man accused in girlfriend's fire death won't face death penalty

A North Little Rock man charged with capital murder after authorities say he set his girlfriend on fire and then doused her with gasoline won't face the possibility of the death penalty. Matthew Nichols, 47, was back in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Thursday after his defense a...

Cherokee Nation to build new casino in east Oklahoma

ROLAND, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Businesses plans a groundbreaking next month on a hotel and casino to replace its current complex ...

Bull Shoals police chief put on leave

BULL SHOALS — The mayor of Bull Shoals said the town's police chief has now been placed on administrative leave. Chief Dan Sutterf...
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JOHN BRUMMETT

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All have ups and downs

With new polls and new stunts and new gimmicks, and with an election year for the ages proceeding in ...

WALLY HALL

Wally Hall

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Talent of Real Deal teams back on display

Bill Ingram had spent tens of thousands of dollars for his teams, the Arkansas Hawks, to play in tournaments ...

BRYAN HENDRICKS

Bryan Hendricks

SPORTS

Hunters know how to read signs

I nearly stepped on a landmine.

Murder conviction upheld for Dardanelle man

The Arkansas Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a Dardanelle man sentenced to life in prison for the death of his mother.

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Wal-Mart CEO gives $1 million to UA business college

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO Doug McMillon and his wife, Shelley, will give $1 million to the University of Arkansas' business college that will eventually help it house a school for retail innovation, the university said Thursday.

MovieStyle: Investigating 'Heaven'

Heaven is For Real is a pretty declarative title, and people might be forgiven for wondering if Hollywood — in an effort to be all things to all people — mightn't introduce some ambivalence into the movie version of Nebraska minister Todd Burpo's heartland bestseller.

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Light’s green for on-screen lottery games

The Arkansas Lottery Commission will pursue the implementation of electronic-monitor games, the commission decided Wednesday — a day after a majority of the Legislature’s lottery oversight committee declared its opposition to the games.

Costs of $6 billion hit bank’s profits

Bank of America, the second-biggest U.S. lender, swung to a first-quarter loss as the company booked $6 billion of costs tied to mortgage disputes.

THE WEEKEND TEN

1 GLORY Everyone is invited to congregate at the river for the 26th annual Community Easter Sunrise Service. The service, organized by Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and with participation from community leaders and area choirs, starts at 7 a.m. Sunday at Little Rock’s First Security Amphitheater in Riverfront Park.

$350 million for Detroit pensions still up in air

Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts.

Shut up, they explain

THE LATEST from the White House is that it has “overwhelming evidence” that Russia is now fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine. You think?

Who gained, and what, at Ukraine talks

MOSCOW (AP) — The talks in Geneva on Ukraine brought together four parties that had seemed extremely far apart on some issues, but within a few hours they produced a broad agreement that that holds out substantial hope for a crisis that appeared on the verge of spinning out of control.

Public, media barred from theater shooting hearing

DENVER (AP) — For the second time, the media and other members of the public will be barred from a pretrial hearing in the Colorado theater shooting case.

Who gained, and what, at Ukraine talks

MOSCOW (AP) — The talks in Geneva on Ukraine brought together four parties that had seemed extremely far apart on some issues, but within a few hours they produced a broad agreement that that holds out substantial hope for a crisis that appeared on the verge of spinning out of control.

Obama: No US military involvement in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is repeating his position that involving the U.S. military in Ukraine is not an option he is considering.

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All have ups and downs

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LIKE IT IS: Talent of Real Deal teams back on display

Bryan Hendricks:

ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Hunters know how to read signs

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THE TV COLUMN: Orphan Black back Saturday on BBC America

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COLUMNISTS: Where we are now

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