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Deltic's $4.2M profit tops that of '15's 2Q

posted: 07/28/2016 6:51 a.m. Discuss

Deltic Timber on Wednesday reported a profit of of $4.2 million, or 35 cents a share, for the second quarter of 2016, compared with a profit of $800,000, or 7 cents a share, in the second quarter of 2015.

State index off 1.55 in stagnant market

posted: 07/28/2016 6:51 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, fell 1.55 to 341.98 Wednesday.

Arkansans get VIP perks; Clinton lavishes best seats, hotel on group

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

At the 2012 Democratic Party convention, the Arkansas delegates stayed at a chain hotel near the Charlotte, N.C., airport; they saw airplanes when they looked out the windows. This time, they're ensconced in a four-diamond property with rooms overlooking Independence Hall in the heart of Philadelphia.

5 in Arkansas accused of running child-sex ring

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A 60-year-old Franklin County man has been accused of using four young men to recruit boys for sex with him or to watch them have sex with others, court records show.

Restaurant Transitions: Soul Fish Cafe opening, Little Rock pizzeria moving, Honey Pies' home base

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Wednesday is the firm target date for the opening of Soul Fish Cafe, 306 Main St., Little Rock, the first west-of-the-Mississippi outlet of a Memphis-based, three-restaurant mini-chain. Hours will be 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; they'll offer free valet parking Tuesday-Saturday nights. The phone number is (501) 396-9175; menu and other details are available at the website, soulfishcafe.com.

Arkansas' 3.9% rise in GDP ranks first in nation

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas ranked No. 1 in the nation for economic growth at the beginning of this year largely because of an increase in agricultural output, according to a federal report released Wednesday.

Dollar General buys 41 closed Wal-Marts, including 2 in Arkansas

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Dollar General has purchased 41 stores closed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., including two locations in Arkansas.

Obama: Clinton most qualified ever

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

President Barack Obama implored voters to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, joining a chorus of Democrats vouching Wednesday night for her readiness to be commander in chief.

Obama speech a hit with Arkansas set

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas voters handed Barack Obama landslide losses in the state in 2008 and 2012, but the two-term president got high marks from Arkansas delegates at the Democratic National Convention.

Arkansas man gets 30 years in sex abuse of girl

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A judge sentenced a Rogers man Monday to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl.

Federal court strikes state's '81 ban on political robo-calls

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge on Wednesday struck down as unconstitutional an Arkansas law that bans automated telephone calls, known as robo-calls, from being placed to anyone in the state in connection with a political campaign.

To stanch turnover, Arkansas prisons raise pay of 1,684

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Correction gave salary increases to nearly 1,700 correctional officers at the start of the new fiscal year in order to recruit higher-quality employees and retain employees who have the most experience working in state prisons, according to payroll data and a department spokesman.

Case against 3 Baltimore officers tossed; prosecutor cites police bias in inquiry into Freddie Gray’s death

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in Freddie Gray's death and at the same time accused police of a biased investigation that failed to produce a single conviction.

Inmate stabbed in fight at Arkansas prison

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

One inmate was stabbed during a fight at the Varner Unit in Grady on Wednesday afternoon, an Arkansas Department of Correction official said.

Audit reveals study-abroad woes at ASU

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas State University System will hire a new study-abroad director after an internal audit revealed overseas trips were unorganized, there were no contracts for some instructors abroad, and students often paid for trips to a PayPal account.

Nearly 2 years later, first same-sex couple married in Arkansas get names changed

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The first same-sex couple married in Arkansas finally got their names changed Tuesday at the Social Security Administration in Fort Smith.

RESTAURANT REVIEWS: River Market's newest tenants, The Indian Feast + Old Mill

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The newest tenants of the River Market's Ottenheimer Market Hall might be next to each other, but they are continents away when it comes to cuisine.

Bill Clinton touches home base; former president, Arkansans catch up in Philadelphia

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Members of Bill Clinton's Arkansas inner circle and members of the state's current Democratic leadership met Wednesday to talk with the former president about politics and old times.

RADAR CHECKS: Where LRPD, NLRPD, Pulaski County and State Police will be today

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

Little Rock and North Little Rock police, the Pulaski County sheriff’s office and Arkansas State Police will use radar to detect speeding at these locations. Police and sheriff’s deputies may conduct radar checks in other locations as well.

DEAR ABBY: Sweet man sours marriage by calling his wife fat

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a large, overweight woman. I have been in the process of losing weight for more than five years. I got married three years ago to an amazing guy. He’s the sweetest man I have ever met.

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