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Suggs vows positive changes for district after state takeover

The now-interim superintendent of the Little Rock School District said positive changes are coming to the district after the state voted to take it over, a development he said should not be seen as a negative. Dexter Suggs spoke to reporters Thursday at the district's downtown Li...

Prosecutor: England officer-involved shooting justified

A letter issued by the Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney on Thursday stated an officer’s use of deadly force was necessary in a J...

2 men sentenced in synthetic drug case

Two men accused of conspiring to distribute synthetic designer drugs were sentenced in federal court on Wednesday. Brothers Amjad ...

Arkansas House committee approves anti-abortion proposal

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas House committee has approved a proposal that would require a doctor to be present when women take aborti...

Markham Street closure set for Robinson Center renovation

A section of Markham Street in Little Rock will close for a renovation project on Saturday and Sunday, officials say. The area bet...
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That pesky cipherin'

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Seahawk's silent treatment stirs up a ruckus

We are supposed to believe Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch wanted no publicity.

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3 tech firms to add 140 jobs in Conway

Three technology companies announced Thursday that they will add locations in downtown Conway, spending a total $2.5 million and creating a combined 140 new jobs.

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Razorbacks encouraged by what's ahead in spring

Dave Van Horn and his Arkansas Razorbacks have a sunny outlook on the 2015 season, much like the unseasonably warm weather and bright skies that blanketed Northwest Arkansas early this week.

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State takes over LR schools

The Arkansas Board of Education voted 5-4 Wednesday to take control of the Little Rock School District, immediately removing the seven elected School Board members and placing newly designated "interim" Superintendent Dexter Suggs under the direction of state Education Commissioner Tony Wood.

Inflation still ebbing, Fed leaves rate near zero

Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday kept their benchmark interest rate near zero and reiterated a plan to be patient about future increases, indicating there won't be one until at least June despite a more upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy.

THE WEEKEND TEN

1 PRINTS The 2015 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition opens with a reception at 4 p.m. today in the Bradbury Gallery of Arkansas State University's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.

Blizzard-blasted Boston back on its feet

Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried portions of New England in 2 feet to 3 feet of snow.

It's just one little step

It's only a wee little step, child. Just put one foot in front of the other. You don't even have to put the whole foot in front of the other. Just a couple of toes. And bit by bit you can make progress. (Although in some slower cases, and in some more stubborn states, progress might take a while.)

Razorbacks encouraged by what's ahead in spring

Dave Van Horn and his Arkansas Razorbacks have a sunny outlook on the 2015 season, much like the unseasonably warm weather and bright skies that blanketed Northwest Arkansas early this week.

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, killing 3

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing sledgehammers through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.

APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, killing 3

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing sledgehammers through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.

House Dems seek better messaging, not new policies, for 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in Philadelphia to talk strategy. And the message, they said, must focus relentlessly on middle class paychecks.

House Dems seek better messaging, not new policies, for 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in Philadelphia to talk strategy. And the message, they said, must focus relentlessly on middle class paychecks.

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