posted: 02/13/2012 5:24 p.m.
An Arkansas man is facing charges in Mississippi after police say he shot a casino slot machine after complaining that it took his money.
posted: 02/13/2012 5:10 p.m.
Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of cellphone maker Motorola Mobility has won approvals from U.S. and European antitrust regulators, moving Google a major step closer to completing the biggest deal in its 13-year history.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:42 p.m.
A Cabot junior high school teacher was arrested Monday on 13 total counts involving sexual assault on a student.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:16 p.m.
Here is a list of some Valentine's Day events that you and your special someone can do to celebrate.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:51 p.m.
The state elected officials would not receive a pay raise and 13 new judgeships would be created under a bill headed to the House floor for a vote.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:26 p.m.
Authorities said one person has died and a volunteer fire chief suffered smoke inhalation after a house fire in Columbia County.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:22 p.m.
The Arkansas education board has placed the Pulaski County Special School District in fiscal distress.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:21 p.m.
North Little Rock running back Altee Tenpenny is having a pretty good start to 2012.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:15 p.m.
Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a bill that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, making it the nation’s seventh to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:12 p.m.
The North Carolina Supreme Court is going to decide whether officials at an alternative school should have required students to participate in a bra search based on a tip that pills were being bought to class.
posted: 02/13/2012 1:59 p.m.
The new director of Arkansas’ lottery says he wants to focus on boosting ticket sales and that he does not plan to hire vice presidents for the commission.
posted: 02/13/2012 1:06 p.m.
A robbery of a Sonic Drive-In in England ended with the suspects escaping with no money.
posted: 02/13/2012 1 p.m.
The state Department of Education is preparing to submit its waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind law.
posted: 02/13/2012 1 p.m.
Two individuals caused $4,000 of damage to a North Little Rock home Saturday in a failed attempt to steal copper.
posted: 02/13/2012 12:55 p.m.
Copper wire has been stolen from a cell phone tower.
posted: 02/13/2012 11:49 a.m.
The winning ticket in Saturday's $336.4 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a Stop & Shop supermarket in Newport, but no one has come forward yet to claim the prize, Rhode Island lottery officials said Monday.
posted: 02/13/2012 11:31 a.m.
A U.S. envoy will hold talks with North Korea on its nuclear program in Beijing next week.
updated: 02/13/2012 12:36 p.m.
Arkansas lawmakers are returning to the Capitol to consider a $4.7 billion budget that calls for increasing spending on Medicaid and public schools.
posted: 02/13/2012 11:02 a.m.
Valentine’s Day is justly maligned, Bobby Ampezzan writes in Tuesday’s Style section.
updated: 02/13/2012 2:34 p.m.
Whitney Houston was under water and apparently unconscious when she was found in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub, police said Monday, as the singer's family prepared to send her body to her native New Jersey for a funeral.
updated: 02/13/2012 11:16 a.m.
President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan on Monday for 2013 that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade but does little to restrain growth in the government's huge health benefit programs, a major cause of future deficits.
posted: 02/13/2012 10:23 a.m.
A Southeast Texas man faces up to 30 years in prison over a Hurricane Ike scam involving a home belonging to his mother.
posted: 02/13/2012 10:05 a.m.
Nucor Steel Memphis is seeking a tax break on a $113 million expansion the company said will add 27 jobs.
posted: 02/13/2012 9:57 a.m.
Opening statements have been scheduled in a case the State Bar of Texas has brought against an attorney who has helped wrongly convicted ex-inmates get state compensation.
updated: 02/13/2012 4:49 p.m.
Snow caused slicked roads and several school closures Monday morning in Northwest Arkansas.
posted: 02/13/2012 9:18 a.m.
Gov. Mike Beebe is traveling to China in April for an economic development trade mission, his third international trip since he took office in 2007. Gov. Beebe to visit China on trade mission
posted: 02/13/2012 9:04 a.m.
A truck hauling medical supplies crashed Monday morning.
posted: 02/13/2012 8:38 a.m.
Security forces in Bahrain have fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters trying to occupy a landmark square in the nation’s capital ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Shiite-led uprising in the Gulf kingdom.
posted: 02/13/2012 8:32 a.m.
Officials reported that about 11,000 people are banned from casinos and gaming centers throughout Oklahoma because of compulsive gambling.
posted: 02/13/2012 8:17 a.m.
President Barack Obama wants community colleges and businesses to work together to train 2 million workers in high-growth industries.
updated: 02/13/2012 12:48 p.m.
Snowfall across the state is expected to transition to freezing rain and then rain as warmer temperatures move into the region.
posted: 02/13/2012 5:13 a.m.
Al-Qaida’s leader has called for the ouster of Syria’s “pernicious, cancerous regime,” raising fears that Islamic extremists will try to exploit an uprising against President Bashar Assad that began with peaceful calls for democratic change but is morphing into a bloody, armed insurgency.
posted: 02/13/2012 5:09 a.m.
Greek lawmakers today approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailout creditors to save the debt-crippled nation from bankruptcy, after rioters in central Athens torched buildings, looted shops and clashed with riot police.
posted: 02/13/2012 5:05 a.m.
Rick Santorum is pursuing an aggressive strategy to challenge Mitt Romney in the state where the Republican presidential front-runner grew up.
posted: 02/13/2012 5:05 a.m.
Of course the football player and the scorer hogged the newspaper ink after the Razorbacks’ 76-65 SEC basketball victory over South Carolina on Saturday afternoon at Walton Arena.
posted: 02/13/2012 5:03 a.m.
The top U.S. Navy official in the Persian Gulf said Sunday that he takes Iran’s military capabilities seriously but insists his forces are prepared to confront any Iranian aggression in the region. Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander of the 5th Fleet, told reporters at the naval force’s Bahrain headquarters that the Navy has “built a wide range of potential options to give the president” and is “ready today” to confront any hostile action by Tehran.
posted: 02/13/2012 5:01 a.m.
Pakistan’s leading militants have called on fighters to honor an agreement not to attack the Pakistani military in the most important sanctuary for the Taliban and al-Qaida along the Afghan border.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:59 a.m.
Adele, who captured the world’s heart with an album about a broken romance, emerged as the top winner at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, winning six trophies including the prestigious trifecta of record, song and album of the year.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:56 a.m.
Conservatives said Sunday that the flap surrounding President Barack Obama’s birth control mandate was far from over, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., saying he’ll push to overturn the requirement because it was another example of government meddling.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:55 a.m.
State Gov. Henrique Capriles won Venezuela’s first-ever opposition presidential primary Sunday by a wide margin, emerging as the single candidate who will try to end President Hugo Chavez’s 13 years in power.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:54 a.m.
Seven members of a Midwest militia accused of plotting to overthrow the government are set to stand trial, where jurors will decide whether federal authorities prevented an attack by homegrown extremists or simply made too much of the boasts by weekend warriors who had pledged to “take our nation back.” Opening statements are set for today once a jury is seated in the trial of members of the Hutaree Christian militia, who are charged with conspiring to commit sedition, or rebellion, as well as weapon crimes.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:52 a.m.
An environmental group says there is a new spill on an oil well run by Italian firm Eni SpA in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:48 a.m.
An Egyptian woman who worked for the United Nations as a freelance consultant was fatally shot in the head while driving through an upscale Cairo neighborhood on Sunday, security officials said.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:46 a.m.
Rescuers pulled a 5-year-old girl alive from the rubble of a house flattened by an avalanche that killed both her parents and at least seven of her relatives in a remote mountain village in southern Kosovo.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:42 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “The Iranians have every bit as much right to operate in international waters as we do... [and] we are very keen on not trying to over-pressurize the situation.” Vice Adm. Mark Fox, commander of the 5th Fleet, saying the Navy is prepared to confront any hostile action by Iran Article, 1A
posted: 02/13/2012 4:40 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s riddled with constitutional problems.And this is what happens when the government tries to take over health care and tries to interfere with your religious beliefs.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on a revised birth control mandate Article, this page
posted: 02/13/2012 4:38 a.m.
The first Oscars of the year have been presented at the Scientific and Technical Awards, the motion picture academy’s annual celebration of the geeks and gizmos that make movie magic.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:38 a.m.
Lt. Jennifer Jessee of the U.S. Coast Guard said that the Delta Mariner, a cargo ship that tore off a 322-foot section of a bridge over the Tennessee River, will be moved to Paducah, Ky., for repairs and must pass an inspection before resuming its voyage to Cape Canaveral, Fla., where it was hauling rocket parts for NASA and the U.S. Air Force.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:36 a.m.
An increase in used-car values and business inventories in 2011 led to a rise in property assessments that will generate 3 percent more tax revenue over 2010, according to reports released last week by the Pulaski County treasurer and the county assessor.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:35 a.m.
The Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is asking for a larger annual contribution for economic development from one of its public partners and more requests could be coming for others.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:34 a.m.
Postponing replacement of the Broadway Bridge in favor of a new bridge at Chester Street has gained traction with local officials worried about the coming traffic nightmare when construction begins, but the idea is spinning its wheels with state highway officials.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:33 a.m.
An architectural historian with the Army Corps of Engineers described the ruins of Monte Ne as “a fascinating building” and “more than I expected” after spending four days examining it. Also, she said, it’s in no danger of collapsing anytime soon.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:31 a.m.
When Della Poyson of Fayetteville asked for help with her electricity bill last fall, she learned about a federal program that pays for home improvements intended to reduce her energy use.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:30 a.m.
Tonight’s Jefferson County Quorum Court session won’t be just another routine meeting for Jefferson County Sheriff Gerald Robinson.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:27 a.m.
The state Supreme Court does not have to decide whether two statutes are “unconstitutionally vague” or whether they led to a more serious conviction for Vadarian Meadows, justices ruled last week.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:24 a.m.
A woman was fatally shot Sunday evening at a North Little Rock housing project, police said.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:13 a.m.
LR man stabbed, robbed near home A man told police he was stabbed in the back and robbed on a southwest Little Rock street near his home Sunday evening, police said.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:12 a.m.
100 YEARS AGO Feb. 13, 1912 An unidentified burglar effected an entrance to the office of the clerk of the Supreme Court in the old statehouse some time during Sunday night, opened the drawers in all the desks in the office, took out all the papers in them and scattered them over the floor.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:11 a.m.
Little Rock and North Little Rock police, and the Pulaski County sheriff’s office will use radar to detect speeding at these locations.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:11 a.m.
For most of his medical career, Dr. John D. Wright was rushing out the door, ready to help his next patient.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:10 a.m.
Last Lecture author, former columnist Jeffrey Zaslow, 53, the best-selling author of The Last Lecture, co-written with Randy Pausch about a professor dying of cancer, and a recent book about former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, died Friday in a car accident in northern Michigan.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:09 a.m.
OBITUARIES Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:08 a.m.
Lately, inequality has re-entered the national conversation. Occupy Wall Street gave the issue visibility, while the Congressional Budget Office supplied hard data on the widening income gap. And the myth of a classless society has been exposed: Among rich countries, America stands out as the place where economic and social status is most likely to be inherited.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:07 a.m.
THE HEADLINE on the front page of Wednesday’s paper said it all, or at least summed it all up: “3 bridge designs fail to inspire unity,/ spur call to move project.” Uninspired is the word, all right.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:06 a.m.
The military-led government in Egypt appears to have learned few lessons from the disastrous mistakes leading up to President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster from power almost exactly a year ago. Denying democracy and continuing to impose the iron fist of dictatorship is the surest way to stoke a revolution, as Mubarak and other Arab dictators learned to their detriment. . . .
posted: 02/13/2012 4:06 a.m.
It’s good to see that Donald Trump is taking steps to get into the cemetery business. After being such a lousy birther, I’m rooting for Trump to have some success as a deather.
posted: 02/13/2012 4:05 a.m.
Parent Teacher Associations across Arkansas, make sure you have checks and balances in place to ensure you aren’t scammed like elementary schools in Springdale and Bentonville have been over the past three years.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:54 a.m.
The more I think about the Keystone XL pipeline, the more questions I have. Here are some of them: According to U.S. Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, the oil that would flow down the pipeline is the dirtiest oil on the planet.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:53 a.m.
Faults of Democrats Re the letter from Sharon Williams of Little Rock: First, as I see it, the media is on a constant campaign to tie any act of violence to the Tea Party, when in truth, I believe, none exist. Not true of the Occupiers.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:48 a.m.
He knew his game was getting close, and he broke through with flair Sunday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:43 a.m.
Sarah Watkins and Ashley Daniels knocked down the shots when it counted most Sunday at Auburn, Arena.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:26 a.m.
Former Arkansas Razorbacks golfer Stacy Lewis did not win the LPGA’s season opening Women’s Australian Open, but just making it to a playoff won by American teenager Jessica Korda was some consolation.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:21 a.m.
The UALR women’s basketball team played good enough defense for 30 minutes to stay close with the Sun Belt Conference’s best team on Sunday. But the Trojans never mounted a serious offensive charge to keep it that way against Middle Tennessee in front of an announced crowd of 3,502 at the Murphy Center.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:16 a.m.
From Palo Alto High to Harvard, from Ivy League hoops to the NBA.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:13 a.m.
Mike Napoli and the Texas Rangers finalized a $9.4 million, one-year contract Sunday to avoid a salary arbitration hearing. Napoli set career highs last season by hitting.320 with 30 home runs and 75 RBI in 113 games in his first season with Texas, making starts at catcher, first base and designated hitter.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:12 a.m.
Spring training is officially underway with Seattle’s pitchers and catchers holding their first workout.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:10 a.m.
Evan Smotrycz broke up a pass at one end of the court, then Tim Hardaway Jr. rattled in a shot from the baseline at the other.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:07 a.m.
Split race won’t cut into purse — If the Grade III Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds is split into divisions Monday at Oaklawn Park is split, each half will carry the original $250,000 purse, Oaklawn General Manager Eric Jackson said.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:05 a.m.
After leading by 18 points in the first half, the Los Angeles Lakers were staring at a four-point deficit with less than two minutes to play.
posted: 02/13/2012 3:03 a.m.
UAPB MEN AT ALCORN STATE WHEN 7:30 p.m. Central WHERE Whitney Complex, Alcorn, Miss.
posted: 02/13/2012 3 a.m.
Duke won’t be dancing with stars PGA Tour golfer Ken Duke had an interesting day on the course Thursday.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:59 a.m.
TENNIS U.S. team finishes Switzerland The United States completed its 5-0 rout of Switzerland in the first round of the Davis Cup on Sunday, with 19-year-old Ryan Harrison and John Isner winning the closing singles matches in Fribourg, Switzerland.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:58 a.m.
BASKETBALL Van Horn to speak at Tip-Off Club Arkansas baseball Coach Dave Van Horn will be speak at the Downtown Tip-Off Club’s luncheon today from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:55 a.m.
High tech workers across the country would see smaller paychecks under an industry-led campaign to revise labor laws to further limit overtime benefits.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:53 a.m.
Construction cranes rise like 40-story storks above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the “power tower” emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:47 a.m.
The United Kingdom opened the world’s biggest offshore wind farm Thursday, marking the start of a $52 billion push to expand sea-based generation more than 10-fold by the end of the decade.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:44 a.m.
Like most fresh faces that arrive in Hollywood, Netflix wanted to be a movie star.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:41 a.m.
Yahoo Inc. is cleaning out its boardroom.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:39 a.m.
Oracle, once wary of Web based applications, has now embraced the cloud.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:33 a.m.
Intel Corp. is paying $6.5 million as part of a deal to terminate an antitrust lawsuit filed against the chip maker by the New York attorney general’s office.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:32 a.m.
Global smart-phone shipments surged 55 percent in the fourth quarter as demand for Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4S countered declines by Research In Motion Ltd. and Nokia Oyj, International Data Corp. said.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:31 a.m.
Bob’s brother-in-law used to race toward the next traffic light, brake hard, and scare the living daylights out of Joy when he was a teenager. Too bad the “Car Chip” wasn’t around then: His driving could have been monitored.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:30 a.m.
I hear you, readers. You’ve asked, and I’m happy to answer.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:29 a.m.
Fisker Automotive Inc. has stopped work at a former General Motors auto plant in Delaware where it plans to build Project Nina, a family-size plug-in hybrid that is expected to sell for about $50,000.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:28 a.m.
ALEXANDER Darlene Crosby-Murdock, 1400 Cherry Hill Drive, Feb. 6, 2012, Chapter 7. James E. Herndon, 7004 Greenway Cove, Feb. 2, 2012, Chapter 7.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:23 a.m.
Google testing entertainment device Google Inc., owner of the world’s largest search engine, is developing an entertainment device that will use wireless home networks, according to a recent filing at the Federal Communications Commission.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:22 a.m.
This balmy winter of 2011-2012 has no doubt benefited amateur runners building distance for the state’s biggest marathon March 4. No doubt.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:21 a.m.
At the gym last week I saw a guy lifting weights, working out his shoulders while two friends urged him on. He alternated two similar exercises with heavy weights, repeating one exercise 10 times and then the other one 10 times, never resting between sets.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:20 a.m.
A horde of runners walked away from the River Trail 15K clutching trophies and plaques Feb. 4 — more plaques than could possibly have been earned that morning.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:18 a.m.
When ticking off the benefits of physical activity, few of us would include intracellular housecleaning. But a new study suggests that the ability of exercise to speed the removal of garbage from the body’s cells may be one of its most valuable, if least visible, effects.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:17 a.m.
The 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count begins Friday in Arkansas and across the continent.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:14 a.m.
Exercising with an interactive computer game improved brain function among the elderly in a small study by researchers at Union College and Skidmore College.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:11 a.m.
AUDUBON CENTER Location: The center in southeast Little Rock’s Granite Mountain area is at 4500 Springer Blvd., 1.1 miles south of East Roosevelt Road.
posted: 02/13/2012 2:01 a.m.
If you’re an avid exerciser, you know that all cardiovascular exercise is not created equal.
posted: 02/13/2012 1:59 a.m.
Prison Break. Chuck. Empty Nest. Northern Exposure. While not medical shows per se, they’re all shows that had doctor characters.
posted: 02/13/2012 1:58 a.m.
Happy birthday. Loving bonds are forged in adventure and travel throughout the year. Your commitment to a cause in March will make a difference in the world while introducing you to a new social network.
posted: 02/13/2012 1:57 a.m.
DEAR HELOISE: Years ago, I had a sticky mess on my pantry floor and discovered that a soda can had burst. After cleaning it up, I placed the 12-pack boxes in a plastic container to contain the liquid if they exploded again.
posted: 02/13/2012 1:56 a.m.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Our son came home from college over Christmas and told us about a religion course he took. He said the professor scoffed at people who believed the Bible was God’s Word, and said modern scholarship proves it’s just a collection of ancient myths. It’s shaken our son’s faith, but what can we tell him? We’re not Bible scholars. — R.M.
posted: 02/13/2012 1:56 a.m.
1. His family was the inspiration for The Sound of Music. 2. He headed the Third Reich. 3. He founded the new science of genetics. 4. He designed the Volkswagen Beetle.