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Human Services deputy director to resign after 16 years with department

posted: 10/01/2014 5:18 p.m. Discuss

The deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services announced Wednesday that she will leave the department later this month.

Third suspect in Benton bank robbery arrested in Texas

posted: 10/01/2014 4:39 p.m. Discuss

A third and final suspect in a June bank robbery in Benton was arrested Tuesday in Texas, police say.

LR woman missing since Monday, police say

posted: 10/01/2014 4:27 p.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Police Department is searching for a woman who's been missing since Monday.

Early leaf spot confirmed in state

posted: 10/01/2014 3:59 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas researchers say a disease that can cut peanut yields by half if left unchecked has been discovered in a plot near Newport.

Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

posted: 10/01/2014 2:41 p.m. Discuss

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.

Beebe names special justice for gay marriage case

posted: 10/01/2014 2:18 p.m. Discuss

Gov. Mike Beebe has named a retired judge from Harrison to fill in as a special justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court in the lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.

Beheading suspect out of hospital, in jail

posted: 10/01/2014 1:33 p.m. Discuss

NORMAN, Okla. — A man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma processing plant has been released from a hospital and transferred to jail.

First Security Bank in Little Rock robbed

updated: 10/01/2014 4:18 p.m. Discuss

Police are investigating an armed robbery Wednesday at a First Security Bank branch in Little Rock.

Arkansas sets yield record in winter wheat

posted: 10/01/2014 12:28 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas' winter wheat farmers have set a state average yield record for the second straight year.

Hot dog vendor not charged in ex-officer's death

posted: 10/01/2014 11:33 a.m. Discuss

A hot dog vendor will not be charged in the April death of a former Little Rock police officer, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Arkansas Weekend: Pink-clad racers, food trucks downtown

posted: 10/01/2014 11:16 a.m. Discuss

Saturday's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership’s fourth annual Main Street Food Truck Festival dovetail for the first time on the streets of downtown Little Rock and on the front page of Thursday's Weekend section.

Syria blasts at school kill 22, including 10 children

posted: 10/01/2014 11:07 a.m. Discuss

DAMASCUS, Syria — Twin car bombings near a school in Syria killed 22 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second exploding as parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts.

Truck deals help U.S. auto sales in September

posted: 10/01/2014 11:04 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT — Big discounts on pickups helped keep U.S. auto sales strong in September.

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

posted: 10/01/2014 10:41 a.m. Discuss

HONG KONG — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

Questions and answers about the U.S. Ebola case

posted: 10/01/2014 10:19 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

Report: Midwest economic index drops in September

posted: 10/01/2014 9:05 a.m. Discuss

OMAHA, Neb. — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests economic growth in the region will slow down in the months ahead.

Murderer who escaped for 3 months set for February trial

posted: 10/01/2014 9:04 a.m. Discuss

Timothy Buffington, the murderer who escaped from an Arkansas prison and spent about three months on the lam before being recaptured last month, appeared in court Wednesday for the first time on charges tied to his escape.

Sister: U.S. Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

updated: 10/01/2014 1:31 p.m. Discuss

DALLAS — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told relatives that he notified health care workers the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting the U.S. from Liberia, the man's sister said Wednesday.

Funeral set for slain real estate agent

posted: 10/01/2014 8:40 a.m. Gallery Comment 1

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Funeral services have been set for an Arkansas real estate agent who was found dead five days after she never returned from an appointment to show a house.

Stormy weather in Arkansas forecast for Thursday

posted: 10/01/2014 8:08 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The Storm Prediction Center says all of Arkansas is at a slight risk for severe weather Thursday as a band of thunderstorms forms along a cold front moving through the state.

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