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July one of the coolest on record for Little Rock

July one of the coolest on record for Little Rock

UPDATE: The temperature in Little Rock reached 73 before noon, surpassing the lowest high temperature in July record set originally in 1880 and tied earlier this month. Forecasters initially thought a rainy system and cloud cover Thursday could keep temperatures as low as the upp...

Burglary suspect held at gunpoint by residents

A burglary suspect was arrested Thursday morning after residents held him at gunpoint for police, according to an arrest report. V...

Man runs vehicle carrying wife, children off road, deputies ...

A North Little Rock man is accused of intentionally running his wife's vehicle off the road and into a ditch while she was driving...

Hamburg teen killed after pickup hits log truck

A 19-year-old driver from Hamburg was killed Wednesday morning after his pickup went across the centerline and hit a log truck in ...

Man gets life term for ’13 killing over missing crack cocain...

TEXARKANA — An Arkansas jury sentenced a man to life in prison for a murder that was done in retaliation for missing crack cocaine...
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John Brummett


Asa's taxing situation

If Asa Hutchinson could take two, then you ought to be able to take at least one.


Wally Hall


Summerall Classic had the best of everything

About three hours before registration began a handful of people showed up Monday with energy and enthusiasm .


Bryan Hendricks


Litter trashes beauty of wild places

People that read this column surely don't litter, but the haints that despoil our public areas really need to ...

Cities to answer state's want ad for new prison

LITTLE ROCK — Cities and counties throughout Arkansas are deciding whether to get in the running for a proposed $100 million prison — which comes with a maximum-security rating and some of the state's most difficult inmates, but hundreds of new jobs.

ArcBest profit surges in 2nd quarter

Fort Smith-based ArcBest Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $17.2 million, or 63 cents per share, a 251 percent increase from $4.9 million, or 18 cents per share, the year before.

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LR Marathon registration opens Friday

Registration for the Little Rock Marathon will open at 10 a.m. Friday, race officials announced Thursday.

MovieStyle: Guardians not your typical superhero movie

The big noise you just heard was Guardians of the Galaxy landing in theaters all over Arkansas. And the latest next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is, if nothing else, a huge departure from the conventional superhero movie.

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Everyone listed in PACs was notified, Baker says

Former state Sen. Gilbert Baker said under oath that despite reports to the contrary, he believes he contacted everyone he was supposed to notify before listing their names on several political action committees that have since become mired in contention surrounding campaign contributions to Circuit Judge Michael Maggio.

4% jump in GDP reported

The nation's gross domestic product rose at a 4 percent annualized rate from April through June after shrinking a revised 2.1 percent in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.


1 FOOD Little Rock's chefs will trot out some of their best temptations during Little Rock Restaurant Month beginning Friday.

Gaza market hit; earlier 17 die at school

Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City on Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a United Nations school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of attacks that pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,360.

Death by ... state

The death penalty has been back in the news. Does it ever go away? The whole subject is as persistent as . . . conscience. For of all the things the state does for (or to) its citizens, taking a life is surely the gravest, the most solemn--and irreversible. It's final.

Score one for defense

Joe Cauthen has always been involved with defense, but he understands that college football values yards and points over tackles and sacks these days.

Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel, senior officials said Thursday.

Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias claimed to have taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating army units, taking over military barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes of ammunition, as fighting in the capital prompted a wave of evacuations Thursday by foreign nationals, diplomats and Libyans.

In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: think again.

White House: UN school shelling 'indefensible'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday there's little doubt Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza, a deadly incident that a spokesman called "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible."


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