posted: 01/28/2013 5:27 p.m.
The Ouachita County judge accused of fraud and bribery charges has been ordered released on home detention pending a trial scheduled for later this year.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:56 p.m.
The Arkansas Senate approved Senate Bill 71 on Monday, which would allow concealed guns in churches.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:41 p.m.
A fire at a plant in White Hall forced evacuations Monday afternoon.
posted: 01/28/2013 1:55 p.m.
The Arkansas House of Representatives has endorsed a nonbinding resolution urging the federal government to not infringe on the 2nd Amendment.
posted: 01/28/2013 12:16 p.m.
Little Rock Police are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night at a store on Asher Avenue.
posted: 01/28/2013 11:11 a.m.
U.S. demand for long-lasting manufactured goods rose sharply in December, helped by a strong gain in volatile aircraft orders.
posted: 01/28/2013 11:09 a.m.
The “18th Anniversary Show” at Greg Thompson Fine Art in North Little Rock is a rich display of works from the gallery’s roster of artists, Ellis Widner writes in the Artbeat column in Tuesday’s Style section.
posted: 01/28/2013 10:58 a.m.
An Arkansas State Police trooper hired last year has been fired for an unspecified violation of agency rules and conduct.
posted: 01/28/2013 10:14 a.m.
A unique piece of history from America's first president has made its way to Little Rock.
posted: 01/28/2013 9:56 a.m.
Crews have extinguished a fire that damaged a house in Little Rock.
posted: 01/28/2013 9:56 a.m.
Authorities are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed while walking on a road in Cabot.
posted: 01/28/2013 9:50 a.m.
A meeting has been scheduled for Thursday on the 12th Street Corridor Revitalization Plan's progress, the city of Little Rock said Monday.
posted: 01/28/2013 9:42 a.m.
A 2.0-magnitude earthquake struck three miles southeast of Guy in north-central Arkansas on Saturday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said Monday.
updated: 01/28/2013 10:58 a.m.
French and Malian military forces closed in on the fabled city of Timbuktu on Monday with armed Islamist extremists having fled into the desert after setting a library holding ancient manuscripts ablaze.
posted: 01/28/2013 8:59 a.m.
An al-Qaida-linked group fighting alongside Syrian rebels claimed responsibility Monday for a suicide car bombing that reportedly killed dozens of President Bashar Assad’s loyalists last week.
posted: 01/28/2013 8:56 a.m.
What does it mean to be British? Monarchs, Margaret Thatcher and Monty Python are all important parts of the nation’s heritage, according to a new guide for immigrants introduced Monday.
updated: 01/28/2013 10:57 a.m.
Brazilian police officials said Monday that they’ve made three detentions and are seeking a fourth person in a blaze that ripped through a nightclub in southern Brazil over the weekend, killing more than 230 people.
posted: 01/28/2013 8:50 a.m.
Arkansas lawmakers are returning for the third week of this year’s legislative session with a vote on a proposal to allow guns in church expected in the state Senate.
updated: 01/28/2013 12:33 p.m.
A man found shot to death in Saline County has been identified, the sheriff's office said Monday.
posted: 01/28/2013 8:08 a.m.
The CIA thriller Argo continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honor for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
posted: 01/28/2013 7:56 a.m.
The entire state is under a slight risk for severe weather in a storm system set to move through Arkansas on Tuesday.
posted: 01/28/2013 7:54 a.m.
Scientists say a pole on the front of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley designed to plant explosives on enemy ships may hold a key clue to its sinking during the Civil War.
posted: 01/28/2013 7:53 a.m.
A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million already in this country illegally.
posted: 01/28/2013 7:50 a.m.
Russia is preparing to put lawyer Sergei Magnitsky on trial, even though he died in 2009, in the latest twist in a case that has become a byword for rampant Russian corruption and has severely strained U.S.-Russian relations.
updated: 01/28/2013 10:36 a.m.
Protesters and riot police clashed in Cairo and the riot-torn city of Port Said as Egypt’s political violence stretched into a fifth day Monday, despite efforts by the Islamist president to contain the crisis by imposing a state of emergency in three provinces.
posted: 01/28/2013 7:35 a.m.
Authorities are investigating after a man was reportedly shot by a hitchhiker in Little Rock.
posted: 01/28/2013 7:25 a.m.
Lane closures are starting on Interstate 540 in Arkansas to make way for rehabilitation work.
posted: 01/28/2013 7:21 a.m.
People hiking near the Arkansas River west of Tulsa found human remains and authorities are investigating.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:50 a.m.
Egypt’s president declared a state of emergency and curfew in three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by a weekend wave of unrest that left more than 50 dead, using tactics of the ousted regime to get a grip on discontent over his Islamist policies and the slow pace of change.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:48 a.m.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel must prepare for the threat of a chemical attack from Syria as the army deployed its new Iron Dome anti-missile system near the border with its northern neighbor.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:34 a.m.
Rescuers found four more bodies Sunday, bringing the death toll to 16 in two separate landslides triggered by torrential rain in western Indonesia, officials said. That toll includes five geothermal workers.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:33 a.m.
Venezuelan authorities on Sunday finished evacuating inmates from a prison where the government said 58 people were killed in one of the deadliest prison clashes in the nation’s history.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:32 a.m.
A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:31 a.m.
The Pentagon has approved a major expansion of its cyber-security force over the next several years, more than quadrupling its size to bolster the nation’s ability to defend critical computer systems and conduct offensive computer operations against foreign adversaries, according to U.S. officials.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:30 a.m.
As many state and local governments across the nation deal with the aftermath of severe budget cuts prompted by the 2008 recession, a Washington state lawmaker has put forth a plan to increase revenue without raising taxes: Allow the sale of naming rights to publicly owned facilities.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:29 a.m.
A fire that swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday and killed more than 230 people appears to be the deadliest in more than a decade.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:27 a.m.
Argentina, a year later. Thailand in 2008. Russia in 2009.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:26 a.m.
French and Malian forces pushed toward the fabled desert town of Timbuktu on Sunday, as the two-week-long French mission gathered momentum against the Islamist extremists who have ruled the north for more than nine months.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:22 a.m.
Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday with solemn prayers and the oft-repeated warnings to never let such horrors happen again.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:16 a.m.
A bus crashed and fell into a ravine near the eastern Portuguese town of Serta, killing 11 people and injuring 32, officials said Sunday.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:14 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “There was so much smoke and fire. It was complete panic, and it took a long time for people to get out.There were so many dead.” Luana Santos Silva, a survivor of a Brazilian nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people Article, 1A
posted: 01/28/2013 4:14 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Let’s be very clear: Having a pathway to earned legalization is an essential element. And I think that we are largely moving in that direction as an agreement.” Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., on a bipartisan plan for a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system Article, this page
posted: 01/28/2013 4:12 a.m.
J.J. Abrams calls getting assigned to direct the seventh live-action Star Wars film “as surreal as it is exciting.” The director-producer-writer spoke with a handful of media outlets on the red carpet before darting into the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night.
posted: 01/28/2013 4:11 a.m.
Linda Phiel said her father, David Kime Jr., “lived by his own rules,” so she arranged for the Pennsylvania World War II veteran’s funeral procession to stop at his favorite Burger King, where each mourner got a sandwich for the road from the staff of restaurant manager Margaret Hess, who said, “It’s nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end — the very end.”
posted: 01/28/2013 4 a.m.
Since she became mayor, Debe Hollingsworth and the Pine Bluff City Council have faced one public dispute: the interim police chief’s residency.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:59 a.m.
This is one in a series of profiles on the UAPB chancellor candidates. Laurence Alexander, one of four candidates for the chancellorship at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said he has admired UAPB from afar for many years.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:58 a.m.
After a year of drawing from the past, a Little Rock church is reaching out to the future.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:56 a.m.
A detention hearing is scheduled today on whether County Judge Mike Hesterly will be released from jail, where the Ouachita County administrator has been held since being indicted on federal corruption charges.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:55 a.m.
Lake Hamilton School District residents will vote Feb. 12 on a proposed 3.9-mill increase and debt restructuring to support a $36 million building plan.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:54 a.m.
Pine Bluff police are investigating a Saturday night homicide.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:52 a.m.
A woman died after she was hit by a vehicle in Cabot late Saturday night.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:51 a.m.
The Civil Service Commission has selected an El Dorado police captain as the city’s next police chief.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:51 a.m.
NLR School Board OKs settlement The North Little Rock School Board voted 6-0 last week to an $87,500 settlement of costs to the monitors of the district’s desegregation efforts in past years.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:49 a.m.
100 YEARS AGO Jan. 28, 1913 A complete inspection of the business section of Argenta will begin this morning, under the direction of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Association, which is seeking to prevent fires in many Arkansas cities through the elimination of avoidable causes.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:49 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: 01/28/2013 3:48 a.m.
OBITUARIES Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:47 a.m.
The media herd is stunned to discover that Barack Obama is a man of the left. After 699 teleprompted presidential speeches, the commentariat was apparently still oblivious. Until last Monday’s inaugural address, that is.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:47 a.m.
SOMEWHERE in our president’s short inaugural address last week (it only seemed long), our newly re-elected chief executive paused to deliver a pious little sermon on the evils of name-calling—and for good measure, the evils of delay, spectacle and absolutism, too.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:46 a.m.
It’s not hard to think of people we might like to see exiled from the District of Columbia on the grounds that they are dangerous, obnoxious or universally regarded as nuisances. Drunken drivers, to start with; dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets; pickpockets; possibly even politicians.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:44 a.m.
As much as last week’s bone chilling temperatures might offer cold comfort to those who deny its existence, the threat of climate change earned a prominent spot in President Barack Obama’s inaugural address last Monday. That was welcome, if overdue, given how little discussion this enormous challenge to the nation’s well-being received during last year’s campaign.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:44 a.m.
Are-elected, puffed-up Barack Obama has dropped the mask of moderation and is now energetically pursing the agenda that his ideologue nature dictates.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:43 a.m.
School choice has made it possible for many mothers (and fathers and grandparents) raising children to feel hope for the future. Their children have a chance to embark upon an educational journey that opens doors for them and provides a real glimpse of a successful future.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:42 a.m.
Kids’ rights trampled I think that our founding fathers would roll over in their graves if they were here today. They did not imagine how the Second Amendment would be misinterpreted and abused by an absolutist gun organization to deprive American children of their rights.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:34 a.m.
The Arkansas women’s basketball team was stuck on a season-low 40 points Sunday as the final seconds ticked down in its game with 18th-ranked South Carolina.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:31 a.m.
Mike Miller of Marion won a crossbow in a bass tournament, and he used it to arrow the only buck that won the Arkansas Big Buck Classic.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:27 a.m.
No shirt ripping or bare chested flexing this time.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:23 a.m.
Due to the fog that wiped out an entire day of golf, the Farmers Insurance Open was never going to end on Sunday.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:22 a.m.
After his first season as Indiana head coach in 1997, Cam Cameron took a bittersweet phone call from then-Eagles director of pro personnel Michael Lombardi.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:18 a.m.
Lukas filly injured in accident HOT SPRINGS — The horse involved in Saturday morning’s training accident at Oaklawn Park was the promising 3-year-old filly Boustierre, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Sunday morning.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:15 a.m.
Victor Oladipo wasted no time getting Indiana’s fans riled up Sunday.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:12 a.m.
Will Take Charge earned 10 points for his victory in last Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park to move into a fourth-place tie in the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” standings.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:08 a.m.
A double overtime victory against LeBron James and the defending NBA champions was difficult to celebrate for Paul Pierce and the Celtics.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:06 a.m.
A handful of shenanigans and plenty of points — yet still another ho hum Pro Bowl.
posted: 01/28/2013 3:01 a.m.
UAPB men at Jackson State WHEN 7:30 p.m. Central WHERE Lee Williams Athletics & Assembly Center, Jackson, Miss. RECORDS UAPB: 8-12, 7-1 SWAC; Jackson State: 3-14, 1-6
posted: 01/28/2013 2:59 a.m.
CELTICS 100, HEAT 98, 2OT MIAMI (98) James 14-31 3-5 34, Haslem 1-2 0-0 2, Bosh 7-12 2-2 16, Chalmers 0-3 0-0 0, Wade 6-20 5-6 17, Allen 7-17 5-7 21, Battier 1-3 0-0 2, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0, Cole 3-6 0-0 6, Lewis 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 39-96 15-20 98.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:58 a.m.
Fans, refs players go bat crazy A bat caused some anxious moments during Saturday’s basketball game between Providence and Marquette, sending coaches, players and referees scrambling and delaying the game on a number of occasions at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:56 a.m.
FOOTBALL Source: Titans, Williams talk Gregg Williams may be a step closer to returning to the NFL after being suspended indefinitely for his role in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:53 a.m.
BASKETBALL OBU coach to speak at Tip-Off Club Ouachita Baptist men’s coach Dennis Nutt will be the guest speaker today at the Downtown Tip-Off Club at the Wyndham Riverftont hotel in North LItlte Rock.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:52 a.m.
Geologist Patrick M. Wales held a Geiger counter as he walked the fence line of a field in the area of Virginia known as Southside.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:46 a.m.
Apple Inc., after years of rapid growth that made it the world’s most valuable company, is starting to look more like a value stock, according to some analysts reacting to the iPhone maker’s financial results.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:44 a.m.
In December 2006, the Federal Aviation Administration allowed Airbus, the European plane maker, to use 14-ounce lithium-ion batteries to provide standby power for the emergency lighting system of its new A380 jumbo jet.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:42 a.m.
Smart-phone owners often use their phones to take lots of pictures rather than pulling out a stand-alone digital camera.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:40 a.m.
We lose keys and television remotes constantly. With SticknFind, you can put a Bluetooth sticker on something and then page it.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:38 a.m.
Call it space grave robbery for a cause: Imagine scavenging defunct communication satellites for their valuable parts and recycling them to build brand new ones for cheap.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:36 a.m.
Belkin, a maker of smart-phone cases and computing accessories, said that it is buying the home networking business unit of Cisco, including the Linksys router brand.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:31 a.m.
A French court last week told Twitter to identify people who had posted anti-Semitic and racist entries on the social network. Twitter is not sure it will comply in a case marking yet another dust-up in the struggle over speech on the Internet and which countries’ laws prevail.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:30 a.m.
Canada keeps eye on tech-firm courting Canada would closely examine any proposal for a tie-up between Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd. and Black Berry maker Research in Motion Ltd., Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:28 a.m.
ALEXANDER Lynn Kinsey, 17102 N. Alexander, No. 401, Jan. 21, 2013, Chapter 13. ALMA Chris J. Horn, 2014 Wilder Lane, Jan. 18, 2013, Chapter 7.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:17 a.m.
Push-ups seem easy enough. Just place your hands out in front of you, make like a plank, down, up, rinse and repeat.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:14 a.m.
HIGHLAND TRAIL AT EMERALD PARK Location: The trailhead parking lot is on Marge Gardner Lane just west of the intersection of West Scenic Drive and First Street on the campus of North Little Rock’s Pulaski Technical College.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:12 a.m.
Combining cardiovascular training with strength exercise can provide an exciting new twist to your workout routine.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:08 a.m.
Whether you’re just starting out with push-ups against the wall or you have worked your way up to diamond push-ups, it’s important to keep a few simple tips in mind, trainer Ana Girth says.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:06 a.m.
Title: Valerie Rogers Chogaflow — A Unique Chair Yoga Practice What’s the goal? To provide a comprehensive yoga class without your knees touching the floor.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:05 a.m.
Q: I am a young adult from Little Rock who works 10 to 12 hours [daily ] five days a week along with two hours of commute time. I have enjoyed reading your columns and have applied some of your advice, such as eating consistently throughout the day to maintain my energy levels and taking time to get out of my chair and stretch when I have breaks.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:03 a.m.
In my last column I wrote about exercises and activities I could do after I have surgery on my broken foot. This week I’m addressing eating and hydration.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:01 a.m.
Maryanne Stansbury, an interpreter at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, is creating a display for the park visitor center of wildlife photographs by park visitors.
posted: 01/28/2013 2:01 a.m.
Exercise can be used to amplify the effects of flu vaccine, according to several recent reports. But for maximal potency, the exercise should be undertaken at the right time and involve the right dosage of sweat.
posted: 01/28/2013 1:59 a.m.
Employees of fitness centers anticipate your new resolve to become a new person in this new year. They see you and your mile-long list of resolutions coming down the highway.
posted: 01/28/2013 1:59 a.m.
Is being pear-shaped less risky than being apple-shaped ?
posted: 01/28/2013 1:55 a.m.
Happy birthday. The year is spiced with “blessons” (blessings that are also lessons), and you’re a grade-A learner. You’ll plunge into a different culture.
posted: 01/28/2013 1:52 a.m.
DEAR READERS: Here is this week’s sound off, about stores mixing and matching egg cartons: “The date on egg cartons must not mean very much. In a grocery store, I saw an employee adjusting the eggs according to the breakage. He would remove the broken or cracked eggs from one carton and fill it from another carton that had empty spaces.
posted: 01/28/2013 1:51 a.m.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I suppose I ought to apologize to someone I’ve hurt, but I can’t bring myself to do it. Should I just forget about it, since I know she’s still angry at me and I’m sure it won’t do any good to apologize ? — D.T.
posted: 01/28/2013 1:49 a.m.
1. The burial place of King Arthur 2. He had a blue ox named Babe. 3. He was a “steel-driving man.” 4. Who was the leader of the Argonauts? 5. Who or what was Mary Celeste?
posted: 01/28/2013 12:56 a.m.
Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 233 people as panicked party goers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. It appeared to be the world’s deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.
posted: 01/28/2013 12:51 a.m.
A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would likely be an “uphill fight” and it’s possible such a ban will not be part of gun legislation that reaches the floor of the Senate, a leading advocate of the ban said Sunday.
posted: 01/28/2013 12:48 a.m.
I admit, I’m a bit of a Windows Phone skeptic, and last week’s review of Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon didn’t do much to shake that skepticism. Sure, it had some nice features, but a so-so effort on some of its features left me less than impressed.
posted: 01/28/2013 12:38 a.m.
Talk about a small world.
posted: 01/28/2013 12:09 a.m.
A surge in gun and ammunition sales in the wake of proposals for stricter gun laws have led many retailers across the nation and in central Arkansas to put limits on how much ammunition their customers can buy.
posted: 01/28/2013 12:06 a.m.
Little Rock are investigating a homicide after a man was found shot in his downtown home early Sunday afternoon.
posted: 01/28/2013 12:04 a.m.
The state Senate passed a bill last week that would add Arkansas to a 43-state compact that waives state-specific academic requirements for the children of active-duty military members who have met similar requirements in other states.
posted: 01/28/2013 12:02 a.m.
When he opened Arkansas’ first commercial zip line in 2010, Mike Mills said he called several state agencies asking if the Buffalo River Canopy Tour needed to be inspected.