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Police investigate late-night armed carjacking outside Little Rock home

posted: 03/23/2017 9:27 a.m. Discuss

Two gunmen forced a man out of his pickup outside his Little Rock home and then made off in the vehicle late Wednesday night, authorities said.

Minor arrested in shooting of man found dead near Arkansas driveway

posted: 03/23/2017 9:08 a.m. Discuss

A minor has been arrested in the shooting of a teen who was found dead near a driveway in Pine Bluff early Wednesday, police said.

Teen arrested in fatal shooting outside downtown Little Rock detail shop

updated: 03/23/2017 9:33 a.m. Comment 1

A 19-year-old man from North Little Rock was arrested Thursday on charges tied to a shooting that left a man dead outside a detail shop in downtown Little Rock last year, police said.

Islamic State group claims responsibility for London car, knife attack

updated: 03/23/2017 8:42 a.m. Comment 1

LONDON — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on a crowded London bridge and then stabbed a police officer to death on the grounds of Britain's Parliament.

Man killed after car veers off Arkansas roadway, hits tree, ejects him

posted: 03/23/2017 6:46 a.m. Discuss

A man was killed after he was ejected from his car when the vehicle hit a tree in Pulaski County Wednesday evening, officials said.

Order seeks DNA of ex-police chief in '11 Arkansas murder case

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A court order has been issued for a DNA sample from a former police chief in the trial of a man accused in the 2011 death of an Arkansas police dispatcher. The motion says the former chief "had a relationship with the victim and was a person of interest in the murder of the victim."

Body in suitcase left at Arkansas farm leads to 2 more arrests; 4 now charged in 'bizarre case,' police say

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Police in Johnstown, N.Y., arrested two more people in connection with the discovery of a body stuffed in a suitcase and left in a Prairie County farm field.

Arkansas governor signs bill expanding where concealed-carry holders can take guns

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed into law a bill that will allow Arkansans with concealed-carry permits to take firearms onto public college campuses and many other public places, including into the state Capitol, if they get up to eight hours of training.

Group plans film festival's '18 Little Rock return

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A group working to return an annual film festival to Little Rock announced Wednesday the formation of a new group that will set up a film festival in 2018.

Restaurant Transitions: Hawgz Blues Cafe to open in ex-U.S. Pizza spot; The Meteor coffee shop/bakery sets May opening

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Hawgz Blues Cafe is going into the former Aydelotte's/U.S. Pizza mansion, 5524 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, with a March 31 soft opening, featuring "A Taste of Hawgz Blues Cafe"; a special April 4 "Celebration Day Honoring Dr. Rev. MLK Holiday in Arkansas"; and a grand opening slated for April 14. A building inspector for the North Little Planning Director told our ace reporter Jake Sandlin that the move-in has involved just some cleaning up and adding some paint so the project has not required a building permit; however, according to a news release, "Currently, our restaurant is undergoing a major remodeling and refurbishing -- inside and outside."

Filing puts Sears' future in doubt; store in Little Rock closed last year

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Sherry McGuire doesn't shop at Sears as much as she used to, but the Siloam Springs resident said she still couldn't imagine a day the department store chain would close its doors.

Arkansas Senate backs longer prison stays for repeat offenders

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Despite warnings that state prisons lack money and space for more criminals, senators voted 20-9 Wednesday for a proposal that would require repeat offenders to stay in prison longer.

After prosecutor found city in Arkansas ran speed trap, rebuttal says law, figures fuzzy

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Statistics used by the Arkansas State Police and cited in a prosecutor's ruling that the town of Damascus runs a speed trap were inaccurate, the city attorney said in a response released late Wednesday.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Focus shifts at The Main Cheese in Little Rock; cheese still rules

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

We somewhat shamefacedly admit that we never made it to the original incarnation of The Main Cheese on Cantrell Road.

Little Rock man's ban from city buildings after threats stays put

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A ban that keeps the man convicted of threatening Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore from entering city buildings will continue for at least another year.

Northwest Arkansas clocks in at No. 22 for fast-growing U.S. metro areas

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Northwest Arkansas was the 22nd-fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country last year, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Gorsuch's answers vex Democrats, thrill GOP

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch sat for his third day of Senate questioning Wednesday to glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated Democrats who believe he concealed his views from the American public.

Arkansas wildlife backer, former president of Game and Fish Foundation dies

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Steve G. Smith, the former president of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, died Wednesday in Little Rock. He was 70.

After chase, arrest, Arkansas man dies

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A man arrested after a foot chase Monday night died Tuesday morning, Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Sgt. Craig Stout said Wednesday.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Odd way to make law

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson came out to his conference room Wednesday morning and said he had just signed the bill for guns on college campuses and Lord knows where all.






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