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2 arrested after Arkansas woman bound with duct tape, beaten, officials say

2 arrested after Arkansas woman bound with duct tape, beaten, officials say

Two people were arrested after a Garland County woman was bound with duct tape in her home and beaten, authorities said.

Arkansas couple tied up during overnight home invasion, poli...

A woman and her boyfriend were tied up by three burglars in an overnight home invasion in Jonesboro, according to a police report....

78-year-old Arkansas man's leg amputated after pit bull atta...

A 78-year-old man's left leg had to be amputated after three pit bulls attacked him Tuesday in Jefferson County, according to the ...

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Peavey gets fair treatment from Bielema

It was probably more the right thing to do than anything else.

EDITORIAL: JOHN BRUMMETT

JOHN BRUMMETT: Prejudice of place

They tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have seen the gunman kill ...

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Parts of Louisiana healing slowly

Joe Macaluso has been busy since he retired as the outdoors editor of The Advocate in Baton Rouge, but ...

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Caterpillar lays off 60 employees in North Little Rock

Sixty employees at Caterpillar’s production plant in North Little Rock have been laid off to “align production with demand,” the company said.

Deputies arrest shirtless burglary suspect who caught ride on school bus, authorities say

BRADENTON, Fla. — Deputies in Florida arrested a shirtless 27-year-old burglary suspect after they say he caught a ride on a school bus.

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Entergy suit cites 'time bomb' in code

A subsidiary of Entergy Corp. threatened in a lawsuit filed this month that almost half a million Entergy customers would be unable to access their online bills next month unless it could prevent the detonation of a software "time bomb."

Restaurant Transitions: JJ’s Grill opens, new sports bar in Heights, plan for Melting Pot in Little Rock fizzles

JJ's Grill Little Rock has opened in the former Another Round/Villa space in the Rock Creek Shopping Center, 12111 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Kitchen hours are 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday; the bar stays open until 2. The phone number is (501) 891-6769. No word yet on an opening date for the new JJ's in the former Jose's Mexican Restaurant, 324 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville, which would become the chain's eighth outlet (the one in Little Rock, two in Rogers, one other in Fayetteville, one each in Fort Smith, Conway and Bella Vista). The menu for all locations is the same and available on the website, jjsgrill.com.

U.S. tells how $1.3B in interest paid to Iran

President Barack Obama's administration on Wednesday revealed the details of how it paid in January the $1.3 billion in interest owed to Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 million in cash to fly to Tehran.

JOHN BRUMMETT: Prejudice of place

They tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again ... And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer and say to them: ... Here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities."--Carl Sandburg in the poem "Chicago," published 100 years ago.

Bielema keeps quips coming, including jabs at Michigan, Alabama

Bret Bielema gave his third public speech in six days Wednesday at the season kickoff luncheon for the Northwest Arkansas Touchdown Club.

The Latest: Strong aftershock rattles Italy's quake zone

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

Man sentenced to life in prison for New Year's Eve killing

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death on New Year's Eve in 2014 following an argument over Christmas presents.

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

Asian stock markets mixed as investors wait for Fed cue

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday, with investors preferring to sit on the sidelines ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech for cues on the timing of the next policy rate hike. Trading volumes and momentum also faded in the backdrop of slumping commodities, weak demand and overcapacity in emerging economies.

Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

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