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Hearing set to consider mental evaluation for suspect in Realtor killing

Hearing set to consider mental evaluation for suspect in Realtor killing

A judge will consider next week a mental evaluation that found the man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a Little Rock real estate agent fit to proceed to trial. Arron Lewis, 34, was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, but he was not transported from an Arkansas Departm...

District questioned on NLR sport gear

A nonprofit booster organization paid for about $7,500 worth of athletic apparel that the North Little Rock School District receiv...

Arkansas lawmaker plans to file firing squad legislation

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas lawmaker whose daughter was murdered by a man now on death row said Thursday that she will file a bill l...
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Another crack in the wall

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After a first half in which the Arkansas Razorbacks looked like they could play with -- and maybe even ...


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'Handicapper' nailed Classic outcome

I'll think twice about making fun of Ken Duke again.

Chaney named director of Assessment Coordination Department

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday that he has named Bear Chaney as the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department director.

Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics

BENTONVILLE — When Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon took the top job at the world's largest retailer last year, he inherited some big problems.

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Ouachita wrestling team moves up in ranking

ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University wrestling team has secured the third-highest spot in the latest NCAA Division II rankings.

MovieStyle: Popularity watch

More than anything else, the annual Academy Awards telecast demonstrates the real gap between the movies that win Oscars and the movies that people go see.

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FCC to vote today on Net rules opposed by top 2 wireless carriers

The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote today on a plan meant to protect consumers, in part by preventing Internet providers from blocking or slowing Web traffic.


1 MIRANDA Country superstar Miranda Lambert returns to North Little Rock's Verizon Arena at 7:30 p.m. Friday with special guests Jukebox Mafia, RaeLynn and Justin Moore. Tickets are $52.50-$69. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit

Stand-alone security funds gain in Senate

The Senate voted Wednesday to advance a bill to finance the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a step toward sending the funding dispute to House Speaker John Boehner to resolve.

Much ado, little new

An innocent observer might think only two things happened in last week's national news: (1) Snow and sleet shut down the eastern two-thirds of the United States, and (2) an administration official was caught embellishing his military record.

Sooner slayer

The winning quarterback for one of the greatest bowl upsets in college football history will finally join the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame on Friday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world.

Los Angeles teachers, union leaders rally amid stalled talks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park Thursday to demand higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations.

'Jihadi John' identified as London-raised college grad

LONDON (AP) — The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to British intelligence for more than five years.

Japan's inflation rate falls in Jan on lower energy costs

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's core inflation rate edged lower in January as lower crude oil prices reduced energy costs, while weak retail sales and employment data underscored the fragility of the recovery of the world's third-largest economy.

GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House.


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