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Arrest made in Rogers school threat

posted: 04/24/2014 2:18 p.m. Discuss

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday in connection with a threat found Wednesday at The Annex, according to a news release from the Rogers Police Department.

Arkansas inmate's commutation request rejected

posted: 04/24/2014 1:29 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Pardon and Parole Board has denied a commutation request from a man convicted of killing a Pocahontas police officer.

Pryor: Polk County to receive $1.1 million in FEMA funds

posted: 04/24/2014 12:31 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor says Polk County will receive $1.1 million in disaster-relief funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

'Devil's Knot' cast members attending LR premiere named

posted: 04/24/2014 11:41 a.m. Discuss

Central Arkansas Library System on Thursday announced the cast members and others involved in the production of the film Devil's Knot who will be on hand for its U.S. theatrical premiere next month in Little Rock.

16-foot sculpture added to LR park before show

updated: 04/24/2014 noon Comment 1

A 16-foot tall sculpture of a man doing a one-armed handstand was carefully lowered into place Thursday in Little Rock's Riverfront Park.

Teens charged as adults in Craigslist slaying

posted: 04/24/2014 11:17 a.m. Discuss

Two 17-year-old boys accused of murder in the fatal shooting of a Memphis man trying to sell his car on Craigslist will be tried as adults.

GM first-quarter profit dragged down by recalls

posted: 04/24/2014 11:07 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT — General Motors on Thursday reported its worst financial results in more than four years as the costs of a series of recalls dragged down earnings.

Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

posted: 04/24/2014 11:03 a.m. Discuss

JERUSALEM — The Israeli government Thursday cut off Mideast peace talks and threatened to impose new sanctions against the Palestinians in response to a unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions, pushing a U.S. peace initiative to the brink of collapse.

Ukraine kills 2, Russia ramps up exercises

posted: 04/24/2014 11:01 a.m. Discuss

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian forces moved in and killed at least two pro-Russia insurgents in the country's tumultuous east Thursday, an escalation that prompted new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

MovieStyle: Live from New York ...

posted: 04/24/2014 11 a.m. Discuss

MovieStyle editor Philip Martin (and section founder and contributor Karen Martin) have just returned from this year's Tribeca Film Festival, and they've brought back news of the Chelsea Clinton-produced documentary "Of Many."

Man shot at Little Rock truck stop

posted: 04/24/2014 10:43 a.m. Comment 1

A 22-year-old Little Rock man was shot at least once in an altercation at a truck stop, authorities said.

High court won't reconsider Risperdal case

posted: 04/24/2014 10:33 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court says it will not reconsider its decision to reject a $1.2 billion judgment against a pharmaceutical company accused of improperly marketing an antipsychotic drug.

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

posted: 04/24/2014 10:31 a.m. Discuss

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

Girl calls Memphis 911 after finding parents shot

updated: 04/24/2014 2:12 p.m. Discuss

Memphis police say a child called 911 after waking up to find her parents had been shot.

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

posted: 04/24/2014 10:18 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

Hearing set on proposed Norphlet-Smackover merger

posted: 04/24/2014 9:11 a.m. Discuss

SMACKOVER — The Arkansas Board of Education is to consider the proposed consolidation of the Norphlet and Smackover school districts at its hearing next month in Little Rock.

Severe storms possible today, this weekend

updated: 04/24/2014 11:57 a.m. Discuss

Severe storms are possible in Arkansas today and again late this weekend, the National Weather Service said.

10 things to know for Thursday

posted: 04/24/2014 8:52 a.m. Discuss

Your daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Teen hits Wal-Mart officer with BB gun, police say

posted: 04/24/2014 8:46 a.m. Comments 3

A 19-year-old Little Rock man tried to leave a local Wal-Mart with a stolen BB gun, but ended up striking a security officer with the weapon and then throwing it at him, authorities said.

Woman pushes driver out of car, takes off, police say

updated: 04/24/2014 10:25 a.m. Comments 2

A refusal to provide a ride to another location was the motive for a Little Rock woman to push a driver out of a vehicle and then take off in it, dragging the victim behind, authorities said.

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