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LR mayor unveils plan to quell violence

LR mayor unveils plan to quell violence

Little Rock will enlist a public relations firm to help recruit police officers from other Arkansas agencies and will give those recruits a $10,000 signing bonus, Mayor Mark Stodola said Thursday while summarizing a strategy to make the city less violent.

Woman gets 20 years for child porn on Net

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LR mayor unveils plan to quell violence

Little Rock will enlist a public relations firm to help recruit police officers from other Arkansas agencies and will give those recruits a $10,000 signing bonus, Mayor Mark Stodola said Thursday while summarizing a strategy to make the city less violent.

Freeze out; Ole Miss cites misconduct

Mississippi football Coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the school's investigation into a call to an escort service.

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Conway bank's 2Q a record

Home BancShares had record net income of $50.1 million in the second quarter, a 15 percent improvement over $43.5 million in profit in the same period last year, the Conway bank said Thursday.

LR officer, wounded man ID'd in shooting

Police on Thursday released new details on an officer-involved shooting that injured one person Wednesday in Little Rock.

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LR mayor unveils plan to quell violence

Little Rock will enlist a public relations firm to help recruit police officers from other Arkansas agencies and will give those recruits a $10,000 signing bonus, Mayor Mark Stodola said Thursday while summarizing a strategy to make the city less violent.

Conway bank's 2Q a record

Home BancShares had record net income of $50.1 million in the second quarter, a 15 percent improvement over $43.5 million in profit in the same period last year, the Conway bank said Thursday.

Strength in numbers

For most people, the most jarringly effective part of Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan is the film's opening salvo, which followed the initial invasion of Normandy on D-Day. It threw viewers into the tumultuous, terrifying scene that met the first envoy of soldiers as the Germans laid waste to thousands of Allied troops with an armada of machine guns before the film kicks its main story off, thankfully pulling us back from the front lines in the process. Imagine, however, a film with a similar sort of intensity as that invasion scene, only from start to finish, immersing you in the chaotic horror of a full-blown retreat without giving you a chance to collect yourself.

Sessions vows to stay despite Trump's jabs

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed Thursday to stay in his job, a day after President Donald Trump upbraided him for recusing from the Russia investigation.

Peek into the future

Allysia Finley's column in the Wall Street Journal the other day gave Americans a glimpse of what the future might look like, should America stay on its current health-care path. That is, expanding programs like Medicaid to include able-bodied, working folks who aren't living below the poverty level.

Freeze out; Ole Miss cites misconduct

Mississippi football Coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the school's investigation into a call to an escort service.

Earthquake kills 2 on Greek island, sends tourists panicking

KOS, Greece (AP) — A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos early Friday, killing two and striking panic that reached the shores of nearby Turkey. Some 200 people were injured in the tumult.

Police: Video shows teens watching, laughing as man drowns

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week.

AP Explains: What's behind N. Korean silence to talks offer

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Is North Korea agonizing? Just not interested? Something else?

Siemens halts deliveries to Russian firms over Crimea case

BERLIN (AP) — German industrial conglomerate Siemens said Friday it is halting deliveries of power generation equipment to state-controlled companies in Russia after some of the turbines it sold to Russia were reportedly sent to Crimea.

Analysis: Congressional GOP coming to grips with failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — A brutal reality is settling over Capitol Hill: The Republican effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," which has consumed the first six months of the Trump administration, may never yield results.

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