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Veterans' tombstones gain stars, stripes at Little Rock cemetery

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

With a cane in each hand and sack of small American flags flung over his shoulder, a retired airman hobbled through a maze of tombstones at Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock on Sunday, searching for the graves of some 474 veterans.

Under I-30 plan, parking cut

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

While the planned renovation of the Interstate 30 corridor through Little Rock will make it easier to drive through the area, highway officials say, it will also make it tougher to find a downtown parking spot.

1-vehicle crashes fatal to 4 in state

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Four Arkansans died over the weekend in single-vehicle accidents, authorities said.

Memorial Day closings

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Most state, federal and local government offices and services will be affected by the Memorial Day holiday today.

Memorial clay: History, art, chemistry and elbow grease set bronze hero on his bike

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

FORT SMITH -- Garrison Avenue grumbled and coughed like a giant with a chest cold. It wasn't the thunderstorm rising out of Oklahoma and about to pummel Interstate 40 with hail of remarkable size. It was motorcycles.

Body in Little Rock home, found Fiat linked

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock police on Sunday found a car presumed stolen from a home where a woman was found dead Saturday, according to department spokesman Lt. Steve McClanahan.

DEAR ABBY: Woman sees herself as abuser after couple's stormy breakups

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: After reading some of your columns concerning abusive, controlling relationships, I realize that I am in one, but not in the way you assume. I am the abuser.

Memorial's unveiling today: Hot Springs honors slain park ranger

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Hot Springs was a rollicking town in 1927.

Trump: Illegals treated better than U.S. vets

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- Republican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally on Sunday that illegal aliens receive better care than the nation's veterans, electrifying the crowd at the annual Rolling Thunder tribute to the armed forces.

Domestic fray ends in stabbing, arrests in Little Rock

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Police arrested a Little Rock couple Friday night at the Albert Pike Hotel downtown in a case of domestic violence that escalated into a stabbing, according to a Little Rock police report.

Bank heist suspect called robber of Little Rock Exxon

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A man arrested Friday in a North Little Rock bank robbery also is accused in the armed robbery of an Exxon in Little Rock, according to police reports.

Truck stolen in ruse at Arkansas Redbox; 1 jailed

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Jacksonville police on Friday arrested a man in possession of a truck stolen while the victim rented a movie from Redbox, according to an arrest report.

Pills, scale found, driver, 19, arrested

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County sheriff’s deputy arrested a 19-year-old man Friday night on U.S. 165 after finding pills in his pocket and a digital scale in his vehicle, according to an arrest report.

Migrant deaths said to top 700 in 1 week

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

POZZALLO, Sicily -- More than 700 migrants likely died in the Mediterranean Sea last week, aid agencies said Sunday, adding that most of them were attempting to flee the Libyan coast for Italy.

Royals claim victory after Sale ends

posted: 05/30/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Chicago White ace Chris Sale left with a tworun lead after seven innings, Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer had a message in the Royals dugout.

Al-Qaida presence in Syria up sharply

updated: 05/30/2016 3:07 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has recruited thousands of fighters, including teenagers, and taken territory from government forces in a successful offensive in the north.

Combat deployments affect place of suicide

updated: 05/30/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

FORT WORTH -- An analysis of Army data shows that the risk of suicide for soldiers with multiple tours of combat duty actually drops when they are deployed and rises after they return home.

Death toll is 6 in Texas flooding

updated: 05/30/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

HOUSTON -- Authorities in central Texas found two more bodies along flooded streams Sunday, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six.

German rhetoric leaves Afghans in limbo

posted: 05/30/2016 2:59 a.m. Discuss

BERLIN -- Afghans seeking asylum in Germany find themselves stranded by Chancellor Angela Merkel's new strategy to help the country manage its influx of migrants.

Iraqis close ranks around Fallujah

updated: 05/30/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

TARIQ CAMP, Iraq -- Iraq's special forces completed a troop buildup around Fallujah on Sunday ahead of an operation to retake the city, a military officer said.

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