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Reworked publicity rights proposal passes Arkansas panel

posted: 04/01/2015 7:22 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — A publicity rights proposal vetoed by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchison has been revived, reworked and passed by a Senate committee.

Arkansas lawmakers give final OK to $5.2 billion budget bill

posted: 04/01/2015 7:17 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a nearly $5.2 billion budget that boosts money for public schools, Medicaid and prisons while cutting most other state agencies' funding by 1 percent.

Senate endorses proposal to restart executions

posted: 04/01/2015 7:14 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to restart executions in Arkansas after nearly a decade without them has cleared the Senate and is headed to Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Senate passes amended religious-protection bills

updated: 04/01/2015 7:53 p.m. Comment 1

A Senate panel on Wednesday endorsed amending two separate existing bills to mirror the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, just hours after Gov. Asa Hutchinson asked legislators to amend House Bill 1228.

Bald eagle shot, killed in Northwest Arkansas

posted: 04/01/2015 3:48 p.m. Comments 4

EUREKA SPRINGS — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are seeking information on the shooting of a bald eagle near Beaver Lake.

Concealed-carry bill for county employees passes House

posted: 04/01/2015 3:11 p.m. Comments 10

The Arkansas House on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow county-elected officials and employees to carry concealed weapons in county buildings with a permit and approval of their quorum court.

Durst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room

posted: 04/01/2015 3:11 p.m. Comment 1

NEW ORLEANS — Attorneys for millionaire Robert Durst, who faces a California murder charge, say Durst's arrest in New Orleans on weapons charges was invalid, in part because the FBI conducted an unlawful search of his hotel room.

Undercover LR officer shot in leg by own gun

posted: 04/01/2015 3:01 p.m. Comments 6

LITTLE ROCK — Police in Little Rock say an undercover officer was shot in the leg when the officer's gun accidentally discharged.

House supports Ten Commandments display bill

posted: 04/01/2015 2:31 p.m. Comments 7

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas House members have advanced to Gov. Asa Hutchinson a bill to allow a Ten Commandments monument to be built at the state Capitol.

Conway police seek tips in AT&T store burglary

posted: 04/01/2015 1:28 p.m. Comment 1

The Conway Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men in the Tuesday night burglary of an AT&T store in which about $20,000 in merchandise was stolen.

John Paul Hammerschmidt dies at 92

posted: 04/01/2015 12:24 p.m. Comments 6

Former Republican U.S. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt died Wednesday at age 92 at Regency Hospital in Springdale, son John Arthur Hammerschmidt said.

HB1228 opponents celebrate governor's response, request executive order

updated: 04/01/2015 2:55 p.m. Comments 8

Opponents to the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act gathered on Wednesday to celebrate immediately after Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced he has asked legislators to amend the legislation.

Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer

posted: 04/01/2015 11:48 a.m. Comment 1

LONDON — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, has died of cancer at her home in Spain. She was 75.

Local group submits LR bowl application

posted: 04/01/2015 11:23 a.m. Comments 3

Local organizers have taken a big step toward War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock hosting a bowl game.

Amended bill for schools to receive same waivers as charters passes panel

posted: 04/01/2015 11:11 a.m. Comment 1

The House Committee on Education endorsed on Wednesday four Senate amendments to a bill that would allow public schools the apply for the same waivers open-enrollment charter schools receive.

Hillary Clinton: Hutchinson should veto religious liberty bill

posted: 04/01/2015 11:08 a.m. Comments 8

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the governor of Arkansas should veto a bill involving religious objections in her former state. She says it would allow "unfair discrimination" against gays.

Survey: U.S. businesses add 189,000 jobs in March

posted: 04/01/2015 11 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found.

Arkansas Weekend: Roll 'em!

posted: 04/01/2015 11 a.m. Comment 1

With iPads and streaming video services, it has never been easier for movie fans to watch whatever they want, whenever they want.

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit

posted: 04/01/2015 9:42 a.m. Comment 1

TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraq declared a "magnificent victory" Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds.

Hutchinson calls for changes to HB1228

updated: 04/01/2015 11:55 a.m. Video | Comments 56

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday asked that legislators amend House Bill 1228 to reflect terms of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.



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