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Little Rock 16-year-old arrested in New Year's Day shooting of teen at gas station

posted: 01/19/2017 8:22 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock teen was arrested Wednesday after police say he shot another teenager at a gas station on New Year's Day.

Man dies after van rear-ends truck on I-30

posted: 01/19/2017 6:59 a.m. Discuss

A man was killed on Interstate 30 in Arkansas after the van he was driving struck the back of a truck early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

2 killed in apartment fire in Hot Springs

posted: 01/19/2017 6:39 a.m. Discuss

Two people have died as the result of a fire that scorched a Hot Springs apartment Wednesday night, the Hot Springs Sentinel Record reported.

Arkansas pastor, probation officer faces solicitation charge

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas pastor and probation officer has been arrested on a charge of solicitation of prostitution, authorities said.

Hoops and Pedals: Basketball: Morris follows hoops, biking paths

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Basketball and biking is not the usual combination for a high school athlete, but it works for Austin Morris.

Little Rock man who police say operated strip club, brothel out of home sentenced for false claim

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock man who federal agents said operated a strip club and brothel out of his Wolfe Street home was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison for making a false statement to the Social Security Administration.

Restaurant Transitions: Bruno’s reopening; Ira's moves to Main Street in Little Rock; Petit & Keet Bar & Grill delayed

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

If you've been on the edge of your culinary seat awaiting the opening of Petit & Keet Bar & Grill sometime in February, you might as well settle back for a much longer wait. Restaurateur Jim Keet says the scope of his collaboration with Little Rock culinary legend Louis Petit, in the former Restaurant 1620/1620 Savoy, 1620 Market St., Little Rock, has expanded from a six-week, "couple of hundred thousand-dollar" to a six-month, "million-dollar project." He's now projecting an opening in late April "if we're lucky, around the first of May if we're not."

North Little Rock Timex unit will close, 64 jobs go

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Timex Group will close its North Little Rock distribution center by the end of 2017, the company said Wednesday.

Little Rock man gets 35 years in fatal shooting during ambush-robbery

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A 23-year-old Little Rock man accepted a 35-year prison sentence Tuesday for fatally shooting a man during an ambush-robbery more than a year ago.

NASCAR HALL OF FAME: Arkansas native Mark Martin to enjoy ride

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

For more than 30 seasons as a NASCAR driver, Batesville’s Mark Martin was one of the most intense figures in stock car racing.

Actions carry consequences, Obama warns

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Barack Obama stepped behind the White House lectern Wednesday for the last time as president, fielding questions from a crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV.

Legislators slam brakes on lottery's $34.5M ad contract

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's proposed five-year, $34.5 million advertising, marketing and public relations contract with CJRW is in limbo.

Commentary: JOHN BRUMMETT: Truth as illusion

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 8

The gaslighting era formally launches in the United States tomorrow. It's been introducing itself for more than a year, actively since Nov. 8.

Road agency, Bryant team for I-30 work

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Bryant is getting a second interchange, prompted by the Saline County city's population growth and accompanying development.

Little Rock school chief gets earful on cuts

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Parents of pupils at Little Rock's Franklin Elementary and neighbors to the school turned out Wednesday to question and fight proposals by district leaders to close Franklin and other campuses next school year as a way to cut expenses.

Panel's 26-1 vote backs Mattis for defense

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Wednesday to approve Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, clearing the way for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to be confirmed shortly after the president-elect is sworn in.

Tax-cut plan clears Arkansas Senate panel

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's legislation to cut individual income-tax rates for Arkansans with taxable incomes below $21,000 sailed through the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee on Wednesday.

Won't charge fired Arkansas deputy in sex case, prosecutor says

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Prosecutors will not file charges against a former Benton County sheriff's deputy who was fired and later arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate.

Arkansas teen held in slaying of brother; 21-year-old victim was beaten, stabbed, sheriff says

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A 17-year-old Carroll County boy was arrested Tuesday in the death of his brother.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Renovated Shogun rolls out sushi, hibachi

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Imagine our surprise the other day when we popped into Shogun Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar on Cantrell Road in Little Rock's Riverdale neighborhood and discovered Michael Choi in charge.

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