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PHOTO: Young giraffe makes brief escape at Indiana zoo

posted: 04/24/2018 9:40 a.m. Discuss

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Workers at an Indiana zoo needed a couple of hours to corral a young giraffe that escaped from her enclosure.

Police: Man posing as Uber driver raped university student in Georgia

posted: 04/24/2018 9:38 a.m. Discuss

ATHENS, Ga. — A man posing as an Uber driver at the University of Georgia is charged with rape and sexual battery.

Facebook profile lands Arkansas sex offender in jail, cops say

posted: 04/24/2018 9:33 a.m. Discuss

A registered sex offender was arrested on a felony warrant Friday for allegedly not disclosing to police a Facebook account he had been using for more than a year, authorities said.

2 men injured in shooting at Hot Springs apartment complex, police say

posted: 04/24/2018 9:12 a.m. Discuss

Authorities are continuing to investigate after two men were found shot Saturday night at an apartment complex in Hot Springs, police said.

Senators considering a delay for VA confirmation hearing

posted: 04/24/2018 9:05 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Senators were discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee's ability to manage the government's second-largest department.

Arkansas native behind 'Schoolhouse Rock' songs dies at 94

posted: 04/24/2018 8:55 a.m. Discuss

MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. — A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock" has died.

Files in Arkansas State Hospital escape show contraband finding

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Authorities found unknown pills, USB cables and bottles of vaping liquid in a patient's room at the Arkansas State Hospital the morning he left the facility with a staff member last month, police and court records show.

Little Rock man who sought sex with child gets prison time

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock man who trolled the Internet in search of someone who would let him have sex with a child was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison.

Man sentenced to 30 years for drive-by killing of Little Rock toddler

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Deshaun Malik Rushing was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for the slaying of a 2-year-old Little Rock girl in a drive-by shooting that shocked Little Rock with a deadly reminder of its gang culture.

Pompeo nomination clears panel in Senate

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- After a Republican holdout changed his mind at the last minute, Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him along party lines.

Van rams into Toronto crowd, killing 10; police say fleeing driver arrested

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

TORONTO -- A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said.

Ex-Arkansas senator's fiancee got job after company received state grant cash, jurors hear

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

FAYETTEVILLE -- A company that received $400,000 in state grant money later hired the fiancee of the state senator who approved most of the money.

Mosaic Templars site in Little Rock set for revamp, agencies' use

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Mosaic Templars State Temple in Little Rock will be renovated at a projected cost of about $500,000 and become home to the offices for the Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission and Arkansas Health Services Permit Agency later this year, state officials said Monday.

RECRUITING: Son of former NFL player enjoys first UA visit

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Being from Texas, sophomore cornerback RJ Mickens experienced terrain much different than what he's used to when he traveled over the weekend to visit the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Troubled Little Rock bank agrees to sale

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

First National Bank in Paragould, the eighth-largest bank in Arkansas with $1.3 billion in assets, has agreed to acquire One Bank & Trust of Little Rock, the Paragould bank said Monday.

Family dog wounded as gunfire hits Little Rock home

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Several shots were fired at a Little Rock home early Sunday, leaving the residence with multiple bullet holes and injuring the family pet, police said.

Lawmen in Tennessee arrest Waffle House slayings suspect; man, 29, with gun captured in woods

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The suspect in the killing of four people at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said.

8 students, 7 teachers from Little Rock-area schools honored as Stephens Award winners

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Eight high school seniors and seven teachers from Little Rock-area public and private high schools have been named recipients of the 2018 Stephens Award.

Attorneys say Arkansas Supreme Court ruling won't affect schools; Lake View still applies, legislators told

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A recent landmark decision by the Arkansas Supreme Court about the state's immunity from lawsuits shouldn't affect how the state funds education -- at least not for now, Bureau of Legislative Research attorneys said Monday.

Are We There Yet?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Wondrous White River refuge center of attention

posted: 04/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

ST. CHARLES -- Before Arkansas began calling itself the Natural State, it was the Land of Opportunity -- and before that, the Wonder State. But only history buffs are likely to know one of the earliest nicknames: When Arkansas joined the union in 1836, this was known as the Bear State.

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