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Mayflower oil spill consent decree put up for court approval

posted: 07/07/2015 5:04 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The federal government has asked a U.S. District Court judge to approve a final version of a consent decree with the state of Arkansas and Exxon Mobil over a 2013 oil spill in Mayflower in central Arkansas.

Arkansas AG Rutledge engaged to be married

posted: 07/07/2015 4:40 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's Independence Day weekend included another celebration — an engagement.

I-40 lane in Conway to close overnight

posted: 07/07/2015 2:05 p.m. Discuss

Bridge work will require an overnight lane closure Wednesday on Interstate 40 in Conway, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials said Tuesday.

Ash tree pest confirmed in three more counties

posted: 07/07/2015 12:53 p.m. Discuss

An Asian beetle known for infesting and killing ash trees have been confirmed in three additional south Arkansas counties, Arkansas Plant Board officials have said.

Sisters donate $1.2 million to UA libraries

posted: 07/07/2015 12:22 p.m. Discuss

Three sisters made an estate gift worth more than $1.2 million to University of Arkansas at Fayetteville's library system, according to a news release.

Father, son found dead in vehicle died from carbon monoxide

posted: 07/07/2015 12:10 p.m. Comment 1

A father and son who were found dead in their Jeep, which was partially submerged in the Saline River, died from carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said Tuesday.

Hindu group wants statue on Capitol grounds

posted: 07/07/2015 11:53 a.m. Comments 21

A Hindu group is the latest organization to express interest in erecting a religious statue on the Arkansas Capitol grounds.

One dead in shooting on property of Pulaski County church

updated: 07/07/2015 2:06 p.m. Discuss

Authorities say one person was killed in a shooting on the property of a church Tuesday morning in Pulaski County.

U.S. military chiefs face tough questioning from senators

posted: 07/07/2015 11:30 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON — America's top two military leaders on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants amid criticism from Republican senators who argued that the administration's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering.

Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue

posted: 07/07/2015 11:26 a.m. Comment 1

VIENNA — Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks broke through their second deadline in a week on Tuesday, raising new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. The discussions, already in their 12th day, were prolonged until possibly Friday.

Hutchinson sets faith-based summit on foster children, ex-offenders

posted: 07/07/2015 10:52 a.m. Comments 10

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced plans for a interfaith summit next month to address the need for more approved foster homes for children and access to societal-reentry services for inmates.

Family: Chores teach responsibility

posted: 07/07/2015 10:42 a.m. Discuss

Marty Rossmann of the University of Mississippi used data collected over 25 years, starting in 1967, to discern whether asking children to help with household chores starting at age 3 or 4 was instrumental in predicting the children’s success in their mid-20s

Draft of new Oklahoma education standards unveiled

posted: 07/07/2015 10:39 a.m. Discuss

OKLAHOMA CITY — Proposed new education standards in math and English that were developed after Oklahoma scrapped Common Core standards last year are being made available to the public.

Food: All about trout

posted: 07/07/2015 10:36 a.m. Discuss

How great are trout? They’re so great that they are as pretty as a rainbow.

Northwest Arkansas under flash-flood watch

posted: 07/07/2015 10:24 a.m. Discuss

A flash-flood watch remains in effect for Northwest Arkansas until Wednesday evening as more showers and thunderstorms move through the area, forecasters said Tuesday.

S.C. Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal

posted: 07/07/2015 10:01 a.m. Discuss

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Senate has given final approval to a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Capitol.

Federal, Indiana authorities raid home of Subway spokesman

posted: 07/07/2015 9:44 a.m. Comments 2

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — FBI agents and Indiana State Police are at the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle and have removed electronics from the property.

Woman gets 30 years in Realtor's death

updated: 07/07/2015 10:32 a.m. Comments 6

A woman arrested in the kidnapping and killing of a Pulaski County real estate agent pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Memphis woman pleads guilty in boyfriend's shooting death

posted: 07/07/2015 8:13 a.m. Discuss

MEMPHIS — Authorities say a Memphis woman has pleaded guilty in the cold-case shooting death of her boyfriend 15 years ago.

Butler Center, Crystal Bridges team on education project

posted: 07/07/2015 7:17 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE — The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is teaming with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and others to develop an education program using historic art and objects.

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