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Arkansas' first WestPoint Home opening at Outlets of Little Rock

Arkansas' first WestPoint Home opening at Outlets of Little Rock

Home furnishings retailer WestPoint Home is set to open its first Arkansas location in the state’s capital city, according to Outlets of Little Rock.

Shooting at Arkansas shop leaves husband dead, wife injured

A volunteer fire captain in Cleburne County has died after a shooting Thursday that also injured his wife at a business, according...

Arkansas teen killed, man injured in three-vehicle crash

A three-vehicle accident left a teenager dead and another person injured Thursday night, according to Arkansas State Police.

Little Rock police resolve grievance filed over holiday week...

The Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police says officers originally scheduled to be off during the Fourth of July weekend will rema...

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SPORTS: RICHARD DAVENPORT

Rhoads could be plus in recruiting JUCO lineman

Arkansas defensive backs coach Paul Rhoads' previous relationship with junior college defensive lineman Javier Edwards could work in the ...

EDITORIAL: JOHN BRUMMETT

JOHN BRUMMETT: Viable law of the land

The U.S. Supreme Court has now produced a trilogy on abortion.

SPORTS: BRYAN HENDRICKS

Ok, ok, ok: VanDam is KVD again

Aside from his considerable fishing skill, Kevin VanDam can also serve up a mean plate of crow.

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Police: Springdale man broke into houses, attacked woman and girl

A Springdale man broke into several houses and assaulted a woman in one and a 12-year-old girl in the other, according to a preliminary arrest report released Friday by the Springdale Police Department.

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Arkansas jobless below 4% in 4 metro areas

Four Arkansas metropolitan areas had unemployment rates below 4 percent in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dead whale stuck on Los Angeles beach

LOS ANGELES — A dead humpback whale was stuck on a popular Los Angeles-area beach as the Fourth of July weekend got underway Friday, with visitors urged to steer clear of the huge carcass.

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Arkansas man, 21, accused of sexual assault

A Jacksonville man was charged with sexual assault after telling police he had consensual sex with a girl who was 15 years old at the time, according to an arrest report.

Obama signs bill so Puerto Rico can survive debt

President Barack Obama signed a rescue package Thursday for Puerto Rico, which is facing more than $70 billion in debt and has a major payment due today.

U-turn

Another year, another new approach to the mis-education of America's children. Only this approach isn't new at all but an old, tried and failed one: Let each state have its own educational standards or lack thereof. Eliminate those bothersome national ratings. So it will no longer be possible to see at how students in Arkansas rank compared to those in, say, Iowa or New York. Which could be embarrassing.

No time to slow down: Lawson shifts from collegian to pro quickly

It's a quick turnaround for Jarrion Lawson from collegiate track and field superstar to professional rookie.

US says up to 116 civilians killed in counterterror strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peeling back some of the secrecy of America's drone strikes on suspected terrorists, the Obama administration on Friday said it has killed up to 116 civilians in counterterror attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and other places where the U.S. is not engaged in active, on-the-ground warfare.

Man loses hand to firework in early July 4th celebration

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a central Florida man blew his left hand off with a firework during an early Fourth of July celebration.

Gunmen take hostages at Bangladesh restaurant; 2 dead

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — As many as nine gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday night, taking hostages, killing two officers and wounding at least 26 people in a gunbattle with security forces, authorities and a witness said.

The Latest: Truck firm in Tesla crash had safety violations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology (all times local):

Airstrike kills 2 Islamic State commanders near Mosul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed two senior Islamic State commanders last Saturday in northern Iraq, including a fighter considered to be the group's deputy minister of war.

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