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Thursday, August 31

Hayden shines in debut as Arkansas rolls

posted: 08/31/2017 11:04 p.m.

Freshman Chase Hayden rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown in his collegiate debut as Arkansas opened its season with a 49-7 win over Florida A&M on Thursday night.

Arkansas downs Florida A&M 49-7

posted: 08/31/2017 10:30 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Freshman Chase Hayden rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown in his collegiate debut as Arkansas opened its season with a 49-7 win over Florida A&M on Thursday night.

Trump administration slashes funds for health care sign-ups

posted: 08/31/2017 5:52 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday announced sharp cuts in programs promoting health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for next year.

Federal judge halts Texas' latest anti-abortion law

posted: 08/31/2017 5:12 p.m.

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge on Thursday blocked Texas from enforcing new anti-abortion measures Gov. Greg Abbott signed in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down more sweeping abortion limits.

Former Razorback, NBA player arrested again in Arkansas

posted: 08/31/2017 4:15 p.m.

A former Razorback basketball player who went on to play in the NBA was arrested Wednesday in Fayetteville weeks after he was charged in a DWI case.

Convicted killer originally from Arkansas dies after fight at Mississippi prison

updated: 08/31/2017 5 p.m.

WOODVILLE, Miss. — An inmate has died after a fight in a privately run Mississippi prison.

Ammunition distributor to expand in Arkansas, plans to create up to 100 jobs

posted: 08/31/2017 3:53 p.m.

An ammunition distributor said Thursday that it is expanding in Arkansas and plans to create up to 100 jobs.

Arkansas man seriously hurt in two-vehicle crash involving garbage truck, authorities say

posted: 08/31/2017 3:23 p.m.

An Arkansas man was seriously hurt in a two-vehicle accident involving a stationary garbage truck Wednesday morning, according to authorities.

Professors get $300,000 grant for digital fake-news detector

posted: 08/31/2017 2:36 p.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Two Penn State professors have received $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that will enable digital devices to weed out fake news.

Police: Arkansas teen arrested on child-porn charge after several tips received

posted: 08/31/2017 2:23 p.m.

An Arkansas man faces a child-pornography charge after authorities say they received tips that he had multiple sexually explicit images on his computer.

Pickup driver, 21, killed in head-on collision on wet highway in Arkansas

updated: 09/01/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 21-year-old man was killed Thursday after his pickup collided head-on with a truck on a U.S. highway in Arkansas, state police said.

Police identify woman shot in leg during fight outside vacant Little Rock home

posted: 08/31/2017 2:08 p.m.

Police have identified a woman shot in the leg outside a vacant Little Rock home during an altercation among multiple people.

VIDEO: Thief uses hammer to break into Arkansas pharmacy, steals pills, authorities say

posted: 08/31/2017 1:52 p.m.

Pine Bluff police are searching for the person who broke the glass of a pharmacy door with a hammer before stealing pills early Tuesday, according to a news release.

Little Rock police release photo of suspect accused of forcing woman into car at Park Plaza mall, robbing her

updated: 09/01/2017 4:30 a.m.

Police on Thursday released a photo of one of the two people they believe robbed a woman and forced her into a car at Little Rock's Park Plaza mall a week ago.

Little Rock sports bar burglarized; cash register, electronics stolen, police say

posted: 08/31/2017 1:16 p.m.

Police are investigating after a Little Rock sports bar's front door was found shattered on Wednesday and a cash register was missing from the business, authorities said.

Appeals court asked to review Planned Parenthood defunding in Arkansas

posted: 08/31/2017 12:34 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Three Planned Parenthood patients are asking an appeals court for a review after a panel of federal judges ruled that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to the organization.

Flood warnings in effect, some highways closed as Harvey remnants hit Arkansas

updated: 08/31/2017 5:07 p.m.

More highways in eastern Arkansas County have been shut as rain associated with the remnants of Harvey saturates the ground.

While waiting at Little Rock stop sign, driver's cash taken by armed robber, he tells police

posted: 08/31/2017 12:06 p.m.

A man who is new to the Little Rock area was robbed of cash while waiting at a stop sign, he told police.

Style: When you wish upon a star

posted: 08/31/2017 11:59 a.m.

Nearly 40 years after its initial release, Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind is still capable of eliciting that mixture of wonder, humor and genuinely felt emotion we’ve taken to calling “Spielbergian.” Our Philip Martin shares his thoughts on the film on the occasion of its special, one week re-release into theaters Friday, and concludes it’s another American escape fantasy — at the end, Richard Dreyfuss’s character is lighting out for the territory just like ol’ Huck Finn.

U.S. consumer spending up 0.3 percent in July

posted: 08/31/2017 11:55 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending increased in July at the fastest pace in three months, while incomes grew by the largest amount since February, both encouraging signs for future economic growth.

Break-in targets west Little Rock home where police say man killed self, two children

updated: 09/01/2017 4:30 a.m.

Days after authorities found the bodies of a man and his two children inside a west Little Rock home, someone broke into the residence and stole televisions and tools, authorities said.

Men accused of robbing bar during police party

posted: 08/31/2017 11:52 a.m.

BALTIMORE — The police response time was quicker than ever.

PHOTOS: Smaller crowd begins tailgating hours ahead of Hogs' season opener in Little Rock

posted: 08/31/2017 11:48 a.m.

When asked why tailgating at War Memorial Stadium bests other Arkansas venues, Kent Berry, beer in hand, had a repetitive answer: “location, location, location.”

Police: Boy killed after vehicle leaves rain-soaked Arkansas road, strikes tree

posted: 08/31/2017 11:25 a.m.

A minor was killed after he lost control of a vehicle, causing it to leave a rain-soaked Arkansas road and strike a tree, state police said.

U.S. flies bombers, fighters in show of force against North Korea

posted: 08/31/2017 11:11 a.m.

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear bombs over Japan earlier this week, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said.

Sister of man fatally shot by Little Rock police files lawsuit against officer, agency, chief

updated: 08/31/2017 12:58 p.m.

The sister of a man fatally shot by a Little Rock police officer last year has filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the officer as well as the city’s police department and its chief.

Woman posts picture of premature baby born in amniotic sac

posted: 08/31/2017 11:06 a.m.

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh woman gave birth to her premature son in a vehicle on the way to the hospital — with the baby still in its amniotic sac.

LATEST ON HARVEY: Chemical plant fire out, more possible, official says

updated: 08/31/2017 6:24 p.m.

An official says the fire is out at a chemical plant near Houston, but the site is being monitored for more blazes.

Arkansas has third-highest obesity rate among U.S. adults

posted: 08/31/2017 9:59 a.m.

A report released by two nonprofit groups shows West Virginia has the highest rate of obesity among adults in the nation, and Arkansas isn't far behind.

After 3-month investigation, arrest made in armed robbery of Arkansas adult store

posted: 08/31/2017 9:23 a.m.

Authorities have arrested a man in the May armed robbery of an adult store located along an Arkansas highway.

Police: After review of video, new charge added for Arkansas man arrested while 'acting crazy' without pants on

updated: 09/01/2017 4:30 a.m.

An Arkansas man who was arrested earlier this month in Hot Springs while "acting crazy" and not wearing any pants will face a new charge after video taken while he was in custody showed him hiding a white plastic bag, authorities said.

Little Rock woman accused of stabbing housemate in arms with knives, screwdriver

posted: 08/31/2017 8:17 a.m.

A Little Rock woman was arrested Wednesday after she stabbed a housemate with knives and a screwdriver, police said.

QB commit Noland ready to shine

posted: 08/31/2017 4:52 a.m.

Arkansas QB commit Connor Noland will finally take the stage by himself Friday when Greenwood hosts FS Northside in the season opener.

After being accused of stabbing woman in leg, central Arkansas man found in attic, arrested

posted: 08/31/2017 4:32 a.m.

Authorities arrested a man Wednesday after he was accused of stabbing a woman in the leg.

Former Little Rock doctor sentenced to 9 years for writing fake prescriptions

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Former Little Rock doctor Richard Johns, who in March admitted writing 187 fake oxycodone prescriptions in Lonoke, White and Pulaski counties between 2011 and 2015 as part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy, was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in federal prison.

Flood survivor, 3, clung to mom's body

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

A shivering 3-year-old girl found clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in southeast Texas was likely saved by her mom's effort to carry her child to safety from Harvey's floods, police said Wednesday.

Harvey jog to largely spare Little Rock; storm’s trek now to drench state’s southeast

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the Texas Gulf Coast and set record rainfall totals in that state this week, turned northeast Wednesday on a trek that's farther east than first expected.

Escape leads Arkansas youth lockup to fire worker

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Two teenagers broke out of a state-run youth lockup last week, prompting officials to fire one of the jail's supervisors.

Search continues for missing hiker who disappeared at Arkansas park

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Crews continued their search Wednesday for a hiker who disappeared Sunday at a state park in Northwest Arkansas.

PHOTOS: Arkansas museum picks name, head for new arts venue

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has chosen a name and selected a leader for the contemporary arts space in the former Kraft Foods plant in Bentonville.

Holiday motorists face rise at pumps in Arkansas, elsewhere

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Former Hurricane Harvey is driving up gasoline prices in Arkansas and elsewhere as motorists hit the highways for Labor Day weekend, and pump prices are expected to continue rising even after the holiday.

Ruling against Little Rock officer's demotion upheld

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Little Rock police sergeant did not deserve to lose his rank for arranging off-the-books repairs to a squad car, the Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

Florida A&M at Arkansas: Point of contention: Hogs say 2016 collapse to spur turnaround

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

A couple of collapses between Black Friday and New Year's Day painted the holidays gray for the Arkansas Razorbacks and their fans last season.

Harvey takes parting shots; storm hits Louisiana; Texas toll emerging

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Harvey's floodwaters began to recede across the Houston area, and the sun came out Wednesday as the storm veered from the Gulf of Mexico back toward land and pounded communities near the Texas-Louisiana line.

Restaurant Transitions: New Whole Hog in west Little Rock; new chef at B-side; Moe's on hold

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Assuming all the proper permits are in place by then, Saturday is the target to open the latest Whole Hog Cafe, in the former Main Cheese/Sai Gon/Gina's Sushi space at 14524 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. The menu will be similar to pretty much all of Whole Hog's restaurants (including pulled pork, ribs, chicken and brisket), but because there's already a major-size fryer, vent-a-hood and grease trap in place, says Chief Financial Officer Chris Maines, they'll be adding "our world-champion wings" -- as in, winner of the Memphis in May 2013 competition -- and fries. (A far-flung New Jersey location also does wings; the Whole Hog in Bryant does fries.) Also being added to all Whole Hog menus: mac and cheese. Hours will be 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. They'll serve wine and beer -- local brews in bottles and cans, not on tap. The phone number is (501) 673-3000.

After wife's breast cancer surgery, ASU's Blake Anderson thankful, back to football

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

JONESBORO -- Two days after his wife underwent successful breast cancer surgery, Arkansas State University Coach Blake Anderson dismissed his players after practice at Centennial Bank Stadium.

Trump makes pitch for U.S. tax overhaul; he vows comeback of ‘Main Street’

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump began his fall push to overhaul the nation's tax system by pledging Wednesday that the plan would "bring back Main Street" by reducing the tax burden on middle-class Americans.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The real fake news

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

I got an adult dose of real fake news the other night on a local television station.

Give freely, avoid scams, storm-relief donors urged

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

The devastation wreaked by Harvey has left thousands of people homeless and many others wanting to help, often through charitable organizations.

PULASKI COUNTY FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Little Rock Catholic gets boost from Jerry Jones, family

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

It wasn't the typical Wednesday of a game week for the Little Rock Catholic Rockets football team, with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his family on campus.

Arkansas bet sites raided; 24 cited

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

A resurgent illegal gambling scene in the Pine Bluff area has resulted in the arrests of four people and 20 citations of patrons, police said Wednesday.

Little Rock firefighter ruling overturned; finding against firing over meth in error, appeals court says

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Little Rock circuit court judge erred in finding the city acted too harshly in firing a firefighter who tested positive for methamphetamine, the Arkansas Court of Appeals said Wednesday.

Are We There Yet?: 3-day Johnny Cash Festival in Arkansas to commemorate musician

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

It's still seven weeks until the three-day Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in his boyhood hometown. But it's high time to buy tickets for the headline concert.

List narrowed to four finalists for state's '18 Teacher of Year

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

A third-grade teacher in Fort Smith, an EAST technology teacher in Springdale, a kindergarten teacher in Conway and a high school science teacher in Poyen are the newly named candidates for Arkansas' 2018 Teacher of the Year, an honor that will be announced later this year.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: 'Ark-Mex Brunch' is nacho average Heights Taco meal

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Heights Taco & Tamale, 5805 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, recently started serving Sunday "Ark-Mex Brunch," with the menu now up to a baker's half-dozen dishes. Four of them definitely succeed as maybe breakfast, maybe lunch, and certainly somewhere in between.

Flak comes with the job, U.S. Rep. French Hill says

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

U.S. Rep. French Hill defended his record, noted the long history of constituents being angry at congressmen and said he would continue to be a joyful warrior for causes he believed in at a meeting of the Political Animals Club on Wednesday.

Central Arkansas transit board OKs tweaks to bus routes

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Proposed tweaks to three of Rock Region Metro's 26 bus routes were approved by the agency's board of directors Wednesday.

State names bid winners for road work worth $76.7M

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation on Wednesday opened low bids on 24 projects worth $76.7 million, including a $22.9 million project to widen a section of U.S. 65 in Boone County.

Like it is: Expect SEC to show its might in first week

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

There is not an SEC conference game during this opening weekend, as 5 teams play at neutral sites against good opponents.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Camp David in Little Rock satisfies with style

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Pretty much only two things survived the total rebuilding of the restaurant in the Holiday Inn Presidential Center, Sixth Street and Interstate 30 in downtown Little Rock: It's still in the same hotel, and the name is still Camp David, a nod to the presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains.

Relief agencies can't get in to help

updated: 08/31/2017 3:45 a.m.

Mobile kitchen units, truckloads of tools and thousands of supplies are ready to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey, but there is one problem: They are hundreds of miles away from Houston.

India hospital notes deaths of 217 kids

posted: 08/31/2017 3:41 a.m.

Deaths continue to mount at a government hospital in north India that came under fire earlier this month after dozens of babies died within two days.

Soldiers stole, sold gear, witnesses say

posted: 08/31/2017 3:39 a.m.

More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen from Fort Campbell, Ky., and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign buyers through eBay, according to testimony at a federal trial this week.

Afghan war's troop tally exceeds cap, U.S. admits

updated: 08/31/2017 3:38 a.m.

The Pentagon is poised to have roughly 15,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan in the coming months, as defense officials on Wednesday finally acknowledged the actual number of American forces in the country after long camouflaging the total.

Court blocks Texas' 'sanctuary city' law

updated: 08/31/2017 3:37 a.m.

A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked most of Texas' new "sanctuary cities" law that would have allowed police to inquire about people's immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops.

Trump knocks talk with N. Korea

updated: 08/31/2017 3:35 a.m.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that "talking is not the answer" to North Korea, after it called for more weapons launches in the Pacific.

Coalition strikes bedevil ISIS evacuees

posted: 08/31/2017 3:31 a.m.

The U.S.-led coalition said Wednesday that it carried out airstrikes to disrupt a convoy of Islamic State militants being evacuated from the Lebanon-Syria border to an Islamic State-held area in eastern Syria near Iraq, without targeting the evacuees themselves.

State’s lawmakers hold mixed views on disaster relief

posted: 08/31/2017 3:26 a.m.

Some members of the Arkansas congressional delegation are promising to go to the aid of Harvey victims, saying they’ll support legislation to help Texas and Louisiana rebuild.

Buddhists protest against Rohingya

posted: 08/31/2017 3:25 a.m.

Several hundred Buddhist nationalists, including monks, rallied in Burma’s largest city Wednesday to urge stronger action against insurgents from the Muslim Rohingya minority for attacks on police last week.

1.7 million Muslims gather as hajj begins in Mecca

updated: 08/31/2017 3:25 a.m.

In Saudi Arabia, more than 1.7 million pilgrims marked the start of the hajj pilgrimage Wednesday by circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca -- Islam's holiest site -- and performing a series of rites that trace the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad.

The world in brief

updated: 08/31/2017 3:23 a.m.

U.N. chief says Gaza in crisis, needs aid

The nation in brief

updated: 08/31/2017 3:21 a.m.

Trump voting panel kept files, is sorry

Names and faces

updated: 08/31/2017 3:20 a.m.

Venice Film Festival jury president Annette Bening says female directors should fight film-industry sexism by making movies that appeal to as wide an audience as possible. Bening heads the panel that will choose a winner of the Golden Lion from among 21 films competing for the Italian festival's top prize.

In the news

updated: 08/31/2017 3:18 a.m.

Edward Holmes III, 51, was charged with criminal mischief and related counts after police in Somerdale, N.J., said he slashed 52 tires on multiple police and fire vehicles and on three officers' private cars in a police station parking lot.

Sheriff closes gambling site in England; 1 jailed

posted: 08/31/2017 3:05 a.m.

A gambling operation in Lonoke County has been shut down and its owner arrested after undercover investigators played slot machines and were given prize money, according to authorities.

AR Kids Read seeks 500 volunteers for tutoring program

posted: 08/31/2017 3:03 a.m.

The AR Kids Read organization is seeking 500 or more volunteers to spend an hour a week listening one-on-one to children in Pulaski County area elementary schools practice their reading skills.

Driver killed when his vehicle hits tree

posted: 08/31/2017 3 a.m.

An Arkansas man was killed after his vehicle swerved off a road and into a tree Saturday night in Poinsett County, state police said.

Police beat

updated: 08/31/2017 2:55 a.m.

Robbed of car keys, owner pulls battery

Arkansas Court of Appeals

posted: 08/31/2017 2:54 a.m.

The Arkansas Court of Appeals released opinions Wednesday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the Internet at courts.state.ar.us.

Getting it straight

posted: 08/31/2017 2:54 a.m.

Recreational vehicle parks in North Little Rock collect a lodging tax and remit the money to the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. A story in Monday’s editions about Airbnb collecting a lodging tax in Bentonville incorrectly identified the type of parks that collect the tax in North Little Rock.

Daily Record

posted: 08/31/2017 2:53 a.m.

Marriage Licenses

Other days

updated: 08/31/2017 2:53 a.m.

100 years ago

Powerball

posted: 08/31/2017 2:53 a.m.

The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are: 19-28-43-67-69

OPINION — Editorial: Arkansans to the rescue

posted: 08/31/2017 2:52 a.m.

Caught in the backwash of the epic deluge that has engulfed much of neighboring Texas, this state's military reservists, private companies and people in general are doing whatever it takes to alleviate the effects of the disaster. Meanwhile, the afterwaves of the storm move northeast out of stricken Houston to cover a swath of Arkansas. For it turns out that we're all in this together. Just as the people of both states were always told. By now it may be time for Arkansas to adopt a second unofficial state motto to augment our old one (Regnat Populus, or The People Rule), to wit: Head for the High Ground!

OPINION: Race and admissions

posted: 08/31/2017 2:51 a.m.

Earlier this month the New York Times ran an article titled "U.S. Rights Unit Shifts to Study Antiwhite Bias" on its front page. The article says that President Donald Trump's Justice Department's civil rights division is going to investigate and sue universities whose affirmative action admissions policies discriminate against white applicants.

OPINION — Editorial: Others say: High on the roads

posted: 08/31/2017 2:50 a.m.

Marijuana advocates can no longer claim legalization is devoid of catastrophic results. The Denver Post, which has embraced legalization, analyzed federal and state data and found results so alarming they published a story last week under the headline "Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are up sharply in Colorado. Is legalization to blame?"

OPINION: Our better angels

posted: 08/31/2017 2:48 a.m.

On a brilliant Saturday morning in the middle of Market Square, an open public square in the center of this post-industrial western Pennsylvania city, two men--one black, one white--stood facing each other with intensity and waiting for the other's next move.

OPINION - Guest writer: For a better future

posted: 08/31/2017 2:48 a.m.

For decades now, the citizens of Little Rock have questioned whether our city's crime is related to a lack of good-paying jobs or families' unequal access to high-quality education options. Others have blamed pockets of our city which have been affected by widespread and debilitating poverty.

Letters

posted: 08/31/2017 2:45 a.m.

Monumental proposal

Weevils' mindset changes

posted: 08/31/2017 2:37 a.m.

Entering his seventh season as head coach at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Hud Jackson said "this was the first time when I couldn't wait for August."

Commentary: Alvarez-Golovkin: It's the real deal

posted: 08/31/2017 2:34 a.m.

God bless the Golden Boy, and God bless boxing.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Napoli's blast, Cashner's strong 8 rout Astros

posted: 08/31/2017 2:33 a.m.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Andrew Cashner pitched eight strong innings, Mike Napoli hit a three-run home run and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 8-1 Wednesday night in a game relocated to Florida because of Hurricane Harvey.

Texans head home as game canceled

posted: 08/31/2017 2:32 a.m.

The Texans headed home to flood-ravaged Houston after their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys was canceled Wednesday.

Sharapova reaches 3rd round at Open

posted: 08/31/2017 2:30 a.m.

No one, not even Maria Sharapova herself, knew quite what to expect from her return to Grand Slam tennis at the U.S. Open.

NFL notes

posted: 08/31/2017 2:29 a.m.

STEELERS

TEXAS LEAGUE: Caughel shuts out Cards as Travs roll

posted: 08/31/2017 2:28 a.m.

Lindsey Caughel tossed a three-hit shutout, leading the Arkansas Travelers to a 3-0 victory over the Springfield Cardinals on Wednesday in front of 2,722 fans at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo.

Position-by-position analysis

posted: 08/31/2017 2:24 a.m.

Quarterback

Toliver will put practice on punt returns to work

posted: 08/31/2017 2:23 a.m.

Arkansas CB Henre Toliver has been returning punts in practice since he got to Fayetteville in the fall of 2014, but he's never done it in a game.

Thomas, Warford lead OBU by Northwestern Oklahoma

posted: 08/31/2017 2:22 a.m.

Shun'cee Thomas rushed for 124 yards and scored two touchdowns as Ouachita Baptist University opened its season with a 31-28 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State on Wednesday night at A.U. Williams Field.

Razorbacks Report: RB ready in spite of hurricane

posted: 08/31/2017 2:21 a.m.

Devwah Whaley has more on his mind than making his first start for the Arkansas Razorbacks tonight against Florida A&M.

TONIGHT’S GAC GAMES

posted: 08/31/2017 2:20 a.m.

Harding vs. Henderson State

Arkansas Sportsman: Arkansans part of world event

posted: 08/31/2017 2:18 a.m.

Two professionals from Arkansas are part of a bid to make bass fishing a medal event at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Fishing this week

posted: 08/31/2017 2:16 a.m.

HOT SPOTS

State fishing report

posted: 08/31/2017 2:16 a.m.

CENTRAL;BASS;BREAM;CATFISH;CRAPPIE

Solunar tables

posted: 08/31/2017 2:16 a.m.

Solunar tables

High school football scores and schedule

posted: 08/31/2017 2:15 a.m.

Week 1 scores/schedules

Outdoors calendar

posted: 08/31/2017 2:14 a.m.

Calendar

Second Thoughts: Tour golfer not satisfied until he wins

posted: 08/31/2017 2:13 a.m.

Charley Hoffman is closing in on making the Presidents Cup team for the first time. He has reached as high as No. 20 in the world, the best of his career. He is headed back to the Tour Championship. By all measures, the 40-year-old is having his best year.

Off the wire

posted: 08/31/2017 2:12 a.m.

BASEBALL

State sports briefs

posted: 08/31/2017 2:11 a.m.

ATHLETICS

Pace of housing sales in state slows in July

posted: 08/31/2017 2:09 a.m.

Arkansas home sales rose slightly in July to 3,158 homes sold, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Wednesday.

Harvey to shut largest oil refinery

posted: 08/31/2017 2:08 a.m.

America's largest oil refinery is joining the spate of shutdowns in the face of Tropical Storm Harvey's apocalyptic rains, potentially reducing U.S. fuel-making capacity to the lowest level since 2008.

Revised growth of GDP hits 3%

posted: 08/31/2017 2:06 a.m.

The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the spring, growing at the fastest pace in more than two years amid brisk consumer spending on autos and other goods.

Ex-monk's suit alleges L'Oreal theft

posted: 08/31/2017 2:05 a.m.

A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise money for the poor.

Buffett's inclination: Stocks trump bonds

posted: 08/31/2017 2:04 a.m.

Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said the rally in markets over the past several years has made it harder to find bargains, but that stocks remain his choice over bonds.

First farm-income gain in 4 years signals hope

posted: 08/31/2017 2:04 a.m.

U.S. farmer net income is forecast to rise this year for the first time since 2013, suggesting a bottom to an agriculture slump that left profit at half of the peak.

Market report: Rosier GDP outlook boosts stocks

updated: 08/31/2017 2:03 a.m.

U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors cheered a report of stronger economic growth. Technology companies, retailers and travel providers all made solid gains.

Business news in brief

posted: 08/31/2017 2:01 a.m.

Southwest gets its first Boeing 737 Max

News in brief

updated: 08/31/2017 2 a.m.

Hot Springs hotel's filing challenges city

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 08/31/2017 1:58 a.m.

1 WAGONS

Fast Forward

posted: 08/31/2017 1:55 a.m.

Dabble: The Plantation Agriculture Museum, U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161 in Scott, welcomes a fleet of pre-1960 tractors and engines to its annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 9. Admission is free. Call (501) 961-1409 or visit arkansasstateparks.com.

The TV Column: Treehouse Masters fans the fantasies of big kids

posted: 08/31/2017 1:52 a.m.

As with many baby boomers my age, I first became fascinated with treehouses after watching Disney's Swiss Family Robinson when I was 11.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 08/31/2017 1:51 a.m.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

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Special Events: Arkansas' 52 state parks mark Legacy Week

posted: 08/31/2017 1:49 a.m.

Whether a person lives in the Ozarks or the Delta, whether they're a "kick back and fish" type or a mountain-climbing daredevil or a history enthusiast, odds are good that they can find just the right recreational fit at one of the Arkansas state parks. That's particularly true this weekend, as parks from one corner to the other celebrate Legacy Week.

Music Scene: Marty Stuart plays Ozark center; Zander Schloss at White Water

posted: 08/31/2017 1:48 a.m.

Country and bluegrass musician Marty Stuart will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Tickets are $35 for reserved seating and $25 for general admission.

Tell Me About It: Mother needs to abide by son's wishes regarding his ex

posted: 08/31/2017 1:47 a.m.

DEAR CAROLYN: My 21-year-old son just broke up with his girlfriend of five years. He said it was mutual, and I'm not so totally surprised by it. They're moving in different directions and have fundamentally different ideas of what the future holds for each. I understand and accept that.

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/31/2017 1:46 a.m.

DEAR READERS: You've been shampooing your hair for years, but how much do you know about it? Here are some hints to help:

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/31/2017 1:45 a.m.

Happy birthday. A strong sense of purpose will be with you all year. Anyone can see that it would be extremely difficult to sway you from your path, most will just clear the way for your arrival. Artistic people spark your creativity. A stress is lifted in November. Big money comes from cumulative efforts paying off in 2018.

On Christianity

posted: 08/31/2017 1:44 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My friend is a strong Christian, and he says I need to trust Jesus in order to be saved and go to Heaven. But what does it mean to trust Jesus? I'm not sure I understand what he means.

Super Quiz: Studies

posted: 08/31/2017 1:44 a.m.

1. Botany

Springdale's Northwest to boost mental health care capacity

posted: 08/31/2017 1:10 a.m.

Northwest Health will soon double its adult mental health care services for the region, the health system and other officials said this week.

Springdale police to provide funeral escorts

posted: 08/31/2017 1:09 a.m.

Springdale police will resume escorting funeral processions starting Friday thanks to a new state law.

Hernandez ready to join Rogers School Board

posted: 08/31/2017 1:08 a.m.

Edgar Hernandez said becoming the first Hispanic to serve on the Rogers School Board will be a great honor, but added he won't let that distinction define his tenure.

Greenland annexation prompted by music venue prospects

posted: 08/31/2017 1:07 a.m.

Greenland wants to annex 405 acres west of Interstate 49 that includes land for a proposed outdoor music venue, Mayor Bill Groom confirmed Wednesday.

VIDEO: Rogers man arrested in connection with shooting incident

posted: 08/31/2017 1:06 a.m.

A Rogers man was arrested Tuesday in connection with firing shots at his wife's vehicle.

Park Drive to close in Bentonville

posted: 08/31/2017 1:05 a.m.

Northwest Park Drive will be closed to through traffic between Oakwood Avenue and Timber Trail from noon Thursday until 5 p.m. Friday.

Drug charge nets eight-year prison sentence for Siloam Springs man

posted: 08/31/2017 1:04 a.m.

A judge sentenced a Siloam Springs man to eight years in prison after a jury found him guilty of selling methamphetamine

Westville police officer found dead in his home

posted: 08/31/2017 1:03 a.m.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of a Westville police officer in the town in eastern Oklahoma.

Redesigned Visit Rogers website unveiled

posted: 08/31/2017 1:02 a.m.

A new website for Visit Rogers offers a virtual tour of the city and the region for those considering a stop in Northwest Arkansas.

Parts of Sycamore Street in Fayetteville to close for utility work

posted: 08/31/2017 1:01 a.m.

Portions along Sycamore Street will be closed over a 12-weeks for utility work starting Thursday.

DEAR ABBY: Mom feels guilt for resisting her ex's pleas to reconcile

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: My ex is a recovering drug addict. We have a 2-year-old son together. I realized he was using drugs when I was seven months pregnant and all our money was gone.

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Football FAQs

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Here are some questions regarding high school football in Northwest Arkansas for the 2017 season.

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Souza, Morrison homer to help Rays beat Royals

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Logan Morrison, Steven Souza Jr. and Adeiny Hechavarria each went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Wednesday night for their latest series victory.

Murder most fowl

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

It is better to be the head of chicken than the rear end of an ox.

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Public meetings

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

MONDAY

Records

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Arrests

Conference of champions

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Bentonville’s and Fayetteville’s run of state championships over the last decade has been nothing if not dominant.

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SHINE ON … BRAYDEN JOHNSON

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

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Golden Arrows aiming high

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Lavaca is hoping for a carryover after winning four of five games down the stretch to make the playoffs last season.

The Rockwood Files: Cheater makes confession

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

When Tom and I decided to see a nutritionist and get serious about losing a few pounds gained during our 18 years of marriage and baby-raising, we promised to do it together. We knew it would be hard to follow through if one of us picked at a salad while the other one picked up a pizza.

High hopes abound for teams

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Alma football coach Doug Loughridge said he was a little amazed that league coaches picked his Airedales to win the 5A-West in the annual Hooten’s Arkansas Football Preview magazine.

Putting lessons learned to use

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Charleston coach Greg Kendrick said only one thing stands out to him and his team when thinking about last season, and that’s coming up one half short of a Class 3A state championship.

Pea Ridge ready to take next step

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Pea Ridge players milled around on the War Memorial Stadium turf last December for a long time after the conclusion of the Class 4A state championship game.

SEC enters 50th season since gridiron integration

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Nate Northington feels satisfaction every time he watches a Southeastern Conference football game and sees African-Americans playing significant roles on the field, on the sidelines and as administrators.

SHINE ON …JON WOMACK

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

JON WOMACK

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Beyond the books

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

The sun shone bright and hot last week, so the 20 or so students in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute took shelter in the shadow of a giant solar panel on the roof of the Fayetteville Public Library.

Best of the web

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

BEST OF THE WEB

Flipping through the records book to begin high school football season

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

So, you think you know high school football?

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Gailen leads Tulsa to win over Naturals

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Blake Gailen, Yusniel Diaz, Matt Beaty and Drew Jackson recorded three hits each, as Tulsa beat the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 16-0 on Wednesday.

1Q profit for Jack Daniel's maker rises sharply

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income rose sharply as the maker of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey reported strong sales growth across its broad portfolio of brands.

Greenwood the favorite once again

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

For two straight seasons, the Greenwood Bulldogs have stood on the cusp of an undefeated state championship season, only to come up short in the end.

SHINE ON … SEAN MICHAEL FLANAGAN

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

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MASTER MOTIVATOR

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Children’s books are a key to Billy Dawson’s success.

SHINE ON … RYAN DOCKER

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FLORIDA A&M VS. ARKANSAS: HOW WE SEE IT

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

CLAY HENRY, HAWGS ILLUSTRATEDThe big question is how much playing time will the Arkansas backup quarterback get. A quick start will help ease Bret Bielema’s mind on when to insert either Cole Kelley or Ty Storey. Arkansas, 63-7.

Gardens, farms, food

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

SEPTEMBER

SHINE ON … PAYTON COPHER

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

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School news

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Association scholarship

Keys To Victory

posted: 08/31/2017 1 a.m.

Bret Bielema says the Razorbacks are a faster team in 2017.

In for the kill: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre to support library

posted: 08/31/2017 midnight

It is the year 1948 in England at a benefit dinner, and a well-known writer has documented quite a bit of confidential information in his latest book.

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

posted: 08/31/2017 midnight

Sept. 1 Maumelle Newcomers Club Coffee MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Newcomers Club will have its monthly coffee at 10 a.m. at the Maumelle Community Center. The club is a social, charitable and educational organization designed to provide a way for women in Maumelle to meet others and gather for various activities of their choice. The chairwomen of each activity will be available at the coffee to describe their activities and answer questions. For more information, call Barb Spahr at (501) 766-4664.

Celebrate the last blast of summer eating homemade ice cream

posted: 08/31/2017 midnight

Even though autumn is three weeks away, most Americans think of Labor Day weekend as the end of summer. Family vacations are over, children are starting school, and grills are being readied for one more grand meal cooked outdoors.

Second annual stone-skipping event scheduled

posted: 08/31/2017 midnight

The first Great Southern Stone-Skipping Championships in Fairfield Bay rocked last year, so organizers decided to throw it again.

In hibernation: UCA bear battling termites; options studied

posted: 08/31/2017 midnight

The University of Central Arkansas’ wooden bear statue, Valor, has been absent this school year because he has a bug.

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA

posted: 08/31/2017 midnight

Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 Open-Studio Celebration and Art Month Kickoff MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Arkansas Craft School, 101 N. Peabody Ave., will have an open-studio celebration from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday for visitors to tour the school’s newly finished studios. Celebration programs will be presented at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. There will be refreshments and tours all day. On Saturday, all are invited to an event to kick off Art Month. There will be a variety of classes and demonstrations featuring David Dahlstedt, Jim Tindall, Dora Gonzales, Dorothy Anderson, Larry-Joe Adams and others. For more information, call the school at (870) 269-8397.

Wednesday, August 30

The Recruiting Guy: Future basketball Hog makes grand return to football

posted: 08/30/2017 8:24 p.m.

Little Rock Christian junior athlete and Arkansas basketball commitment Justice Hill made his return to the football field Tuesday against Warren.

PHOTO: Wayward alligator found in motel pool was part of rap video

posted: 08/30/2017 6:02 p.m.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Authorities have solved the mystery of how an alligator ended up in a swimming pool at a motel on the New Jersey shore.

Gambling operation at convenience store shut down in Arkansas; owner arrested, authorities say

posted: 08/30/2017 5:25 p.m.

A gambling operation in Arkansas has been shut down and its owner arrested after undercover investigators played slot machines and were given prize money, according to authorities.

Landmark Arkansas hotel challenges city's closure threat

updated: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas' largest hotel has challenged a letter threatening to shut it down from Hot Springs officials.

1 held after woman stabbed multiple times while walking at Arkansas trail; appears to be 'random act,' cops say

updated: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

Police say a man has been arrested on a battery charge after a woman was stabbed and hurt while walking at a historic trail in Arkansas on Wednesday morning.

State police working on training for gun law expansion in Arkansas

updated: 08/30/2017 6 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — A new Arkansas law dramatically expanding where concealed handguns are allowed takes effect this week, but the training required to carry those guns to college campuses, bars, state buildings and other locations may not be available until early next year.

Police: Bulldozer stolen from Arkansas school district property, used to damage several vehicles

posted: 08/30/2017 3:56 p.m.

Police in northeast Arkansas say two men stole a pickup as well as a bulldozer, which was later reportedly used to cause thousands of dollars in damage to vehicles at a salvage yard.

Pentagon: U.S. troop total in Afghanistan larger than reported

posted: 08/30/2017 3:28 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is poised to have roughly 15,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan in the coming months, as defense officials Wednesday finally acknowledged the actual number of American forces in the country.

Little Rock doctor who sold fraudulent prescriptions gets 9 years in prison

posted: 08/30/2017 2:55 p.m.

A Little Rock physician who admitted to illegally distributing addictive opiates has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Sheriff: Shoplifters taking TVs kill Sears guard, 81

posted: 08/30/2017 2:15 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — An 81-year-old Sears worker whose job was to stop shoplifters was killed by two men who shoved him down while stealing television sets from a South Carolina store, a sheriff said Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Crystal Bridges details plan for new visual, performing arts venue in Northwest Arkansas

posted: 08/30/2017 2:10 p.m.

Bentonville's Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Wednesday unveiled plans for its transformation of a decommissioned food plant into a space for visual and performing arts as well as an artist-in-residency program.

5 things to watch for in Arkansas-Florida A&M game

posted: 08/30/2017 2:01 p.m.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema hasn't spent the offseason all that concerned about any lasting effects from the disappointment of last season.

Ex-Arkansas police officer, candidate gets probation for Internet stalking of a child

updated: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

A former Arkansas police officer was sentenced to seven years supervised probation after he pleaded guilty to Internet stalking of a child, online court records show.

Clerk: FOIA training set for 1 Arkansas city's officials accused of violating law

posted: 08/30/2017 1:14 p.m.

FORT SMITH — A prosecuting attorney won't press charges against officials of a western Arkansas city who he says violated the Freedom of Information Act by discussing city business in emails. But a city clerk says the board is scheduled for FOIA training soon.

Postal workers charged with taking bribes to deliver drugs

posted: 08/30/2017 1:02 p.m.

ATLANTA — Sixteen postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area accepted bribes to deliver packages of cocaine, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

The Recruiting Guy: Warren's Burks warming up to Arkansas

posted: 08/30/2017 12:18 p.m.

Why highly regarded junior receiver Treylon Burks said Tuesday that Arkansas was standing out among the schools recruiting him.

Style: State parks close season with Legacy Week

posted: 08/30/2017 12:06 p.m.

Whether a person lives in the Ozarks or the Delta, whether they’re a “kick back and fish” type or a mountain-climbing daredevil or a history enthusiast, odds are good that they can find just the right recreational fit at one of the Arkansas state parks That’s particularly true this weekend, as parks from one corner to the other celebrate Legacy Week, Jennifer Nixon writes in Thursday’s Style section.

For 4th day, crews search for missing 33-year-old hiker at Arkansas park

posted: 08/30/2017 12:04 p.m.

For a fourth day, crews were searching for a hiker who went missing at a state park in Northwest Arkansas.

Fox hires conservative commentator Tomi Lahren

posted: 08/30/2017 noon

NEW YORK — Fox News Channel has hired conservative commentator Tomi Lahren, who has hosted shows on The Blaze and One America News Network along with working for a political action committee supporting President Donald Trump.

2 arrested in bait shop break-in after chase along I-30 in central Arkansas, police say

posted: 08/30/2017 noon

Two men from Texas were arrested early Tuesday after an officer noticed them breaking into a bait shop and authorities chased them in a vehicle along Interstate 30, the Benton Police Department said in a news release.

Central Arkansas hospitals on alert to receive patients from areas hit by Harvey

posted: 08/30/2017 11:57 a.m.

More than a dozen central Arkansas hospitals were told by authorities that they could receive patients from the greater Houston area in the aftermath of Harvey ravaging the Texas coastline, though details are sparse on how many or when.

Sheriff's office: 4 Arkansans arrested, thousands in cash seized in 2 gambling raids

posted: 08/30/2017 11:51 a.m.

Four people were arrested and thousands in cash was seized during two gambling raids in Jefferson County, the sheriff's office said.

Effects of Harvey on Razorback game in Little Rock will be minimal, forecasters say

posted: 08/30/2017 11:42 a.m.

Heavier amounts of rain associated with Tropical Storm Harvey are forecast to fall far southeast of central Arkansas, leaving only a slight chance of precipitation for Thursday’s Razorback game in Little Rock.

Police: Man removes car battery after being robbed of keys at gunpoint in Little Rock Kmart parking lot

updated: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 48-year-old Little Rock man removed the battery from his car after a gunman demanded his keys and then fled with them Tuesday night in the parking lot of Little Rock's soon-to-be-closed Kmart.

In Missouri, Trump says tax overhaul will 'bring back Main Street'

updated: 08/30/2017 2:57 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that his push to overhaul the nation's tax system would "bring back Main Street by reducing the crushing tax burden," offering a populist appeal to a still-forming tax plan that would heavily benefit corporate America.

Robbed at gunpoint after giving man ride to Little Rock car wash, driver tells police

posted: 08/30/2017 11:14 a.m.

A 31-year-old Little Rock man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon after he gave another man a ride to a car wash, authorities said.

Mom, twin girls die in apparent murder-suicide, authorities say

posted: 08/30/2017 11:12 a.m.

JOLIET, Ill. — Authorities say a suburban Chicago woman apparently killed her twin 5-year-old daughters before shooting and killing herself.

U.S. economic growth upgraded to 3 percent rate in Q2

posted: 08/30/2017 11:07 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the spring, growing at the fastest pace in more than two years amid brisk consumer spending on autos and other goods.

Deputies: Man uses AK-47 to shoot tires in horse dispute

posted: 08/30/2017 10:29 a.m.

PAJARITO MESA, N.M. — A New Mexico man is facing aggravated assault charges after authorities say he used an AK-47 to shoot out the tires of a man he accused of stealing his horses.

Woman traveling with 2 goats in car falls asleep, crashes on interstate, police say

posted: 08/30/2017 10:27 a.m.

GUILFORD, Vt. — Vermont State Police say a Maine woman and two goats that were riding in her car were unhurt after she fell asleep while traveling on Interstate 91 in Guilford.

Arkansas man given probation for illegal excavation of prehistoric bluff shelters

posted: 08/30/2017 10:03 a.m.

FORT SMITH — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay fines and restitution for illegally excavating prehistoric bluff shelters in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest western Arkansas.

PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Floodwaters drop in Houston as Harvey takes a second swipe; storm's death toll rises

updated: 08/30/2017 6:06 p.m.

The CEO of a chemical plant northeast of Houston says it could explode and cause an intense fire.

Arkansas man dies after vehicle runs off state highway, crashes into tree

posted: 08/30/2017 7:14 a.m.

An Arkansas man was killed after his Pontiac swerved off a road and into a tree, state police said. The vehicle was heading south on Arkansas 135 near Lepanto around 8:50 p.m., according to an Arkansas State Police report.

Camper fatally shot by Buffalo National River rangers had pistol to scare raccoons, lawyer says

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A camper was holding a BB pistol that he brought to fend off raccoons when he was shot and killed by Buffalo National River rangers Aug. 20, the man's lawyer said.

Caught streaking at War Memorial Stadium, man gets 30 days

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A streaker who darted across the field during a high school football game Monday at War Memorial Stadium had been on probation for a similar display in another city, he told police.

Little Rock clubgoer's lawsuit tells of terror on night of mass shooting

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Little Rock man who says he was forced to jump out of a second-story window on his 29th birthday to escape the mass shooting at a downtown club in July has sued the now-defunct establishment, its proprietor and the company that owns the building.

Football will take Arkansas Department of Health's parking; visitor spaces go to athletic donors

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Department of Health's Markham Street headquarters in Little Rock will be open for business on Thursday afternoon, but Arkansans seeking birth certificates or other vital records won't be able to park there.

Mental exam ordered for man accused of demolishing Ten Commandments monument at state Capitol

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

The lawyer for the 32-year-old Van Buren man accused of demolishing the state's brand-new Ten Commandments monument took steps Tuesday to explore a possible insanity defense for his client.

Police seek whoever set bicyclist trap; 1 seriously injured after riding into barbed wire on Arkansas trail

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Police are looking for whoever set up a barbed-wire trap on a trail that seriously injured a bicyclist. Charles Grim, 72, suffered a severe head injury Friday when he ran into a wire suspended at his chest level on the Tsa La Gi trail near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The strand of wire came from a nearby fence and was stretched from one side of the trail to the other, according to police.

Gang ties get look in Little Rock teen's death

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock police are investigating the killing of a 19-year-old man earlier this month as a gang-related homicide, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.

In Texas, Trump urges best ever disaster effort

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump landed in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Tuesday to see for himself some of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey and demonstrate his personal commitment to a region still in the grips of a historic natural disaster.

Houston lines up more shelter space; evacuees, deaths mount as rainfall breaks record

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Houston moved Tuesday to free up more mega shelters as the human toll and the strain on flood defenses mounted and the rain from Harvey officially became the heaviest tropical downpour in U.S. history.

UAMS, Baptist set goals as team

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock has partnered with Baptist Health in an effort to expand residency programs and to improve health in the state.

Prosecutor says 1 Arkansas city's emails broke law

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Shue found that Fort Smith city officials violated Arkansas' public-meeting law by discussing city business via email, but he declined to file criminal charges.

OPINION: REX NELSON: Saving the Arlington Hotel

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Al Rajabi's eggs are getting cold. The new owner of the Arlington Hotel at Hot Springs is talking passionately about the state's most iconic privately owned structure, which he purchased earlier this summer. He appears to have forgotten the plate in front of him as he shows me photos on his phone of projects he has worked on through the years.

Wonder twins' 4 TDs power Mayflower

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Mayflower scored on its first offensive play Tuesday afternoon, and the Eagles never looked back.

Justice Hill electric for Little Rock Christian in debut

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

In his first varsity football game, Justice Hill made his mark in Little Rock Christian's season-opening victory over the defending Class 4A state champions Tuesday night.

Mattis stays ban on transgender ranks until study done

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Defense Secretary James Mattis announced Tuesday that he is freezing President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military, saying he will first establish a panel of experts to provide advice and recommendations on how to carry out Trump's direction.

MUSIC REVIEW: Ben Folds soars into Robinson on Paper Airplane Tour

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

The paper airplanes flew and so did the songs as Ben Folds held forth during a two-hour long show at Little Rock's Robinson Center on Tuesday night.

16-year-old charged in fatal shooting of man at Arkansas apartment

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A teenager is charged with being an accomplice to capital murder in the fatal shooting of Xavier Williams in Springdale.

Razorbacks Report: Little Rock close to home for many Hogs

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Kevin Richardson is one of several Razorbacks from central Arkansas getting a chance to play close to home in the season opener Thursday.

Trump cautions North Korea; after missile flies over Japan, ‘all options’ on table, he says

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to reassert an American military threat against North Korea, saying that "all options are on the table" in response to its launch of a nuclear-capable midrange missile over U.S. ally Japan.

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: Hurry up and sign, he says

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

There are times when The Hon. Asa Hutchinson, chief executive of the supposedly sovereign state of Arkansas, can sound more like a cheap used-car salesman putting the pressure on some sucker who's about to buy an overpriced jalopy under the impression he's getting a helluva deal--and had better sign on the dotted line before closing time.

Clinton to give speech at Little Rock's Central High

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at Little Rock Central High School during an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the school's desegregation, officials will announce today.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: The climate for a sequel

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

On a mild, bright and breezy midafternoon last week, on one of the prettiest days of the year, I strolled to the box office of the Cinemark Colonel Glenn movie plaza in southwest Little Rock.

Florida A&M at Arkansas: No voice from above: UA's Rhoads departs press box for field

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

The top voice for the Arkansas Razorbacks' defense is high volume, authoritative and intense, Coach Bret Bielema said.

Public sex acts alleged in charges against Arkansas man and woman

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Formal charges have been filed against an Arkansas man and woman who produced videos of sexual acts in public places in Jonesboro, authorities said Monday.

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: Life in old dogs yet

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Note to readers: Between illness, working ahead for the Labor Day holiday, and dealing with a cranky computer, I'm a bit pressed for time, so this week's column is a blast from the past. The original version ran May 27, 2015.

Ex-central Arkansas high school football coach who won 3 state championships dies at 79

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Bill Reed, who led Jacksonville to three Class AAAA state championships in 1976, 1978 and 1981, died Tuesday in Texarkana, Texas. He was 79.

Deluged homes' owners on hook

updated: 08/30/2017 3:58 a.m.

Homeowners suffering flood damage from Harvey are more likely to be on the hook for losses than victims of previous storms, in which many homeowners were compelled to purchase flood insurance.

Indictees at 19 in Turkish fray in D.C.

posted: 08/30/2017 3:57 a.m.

A total of 19 people, including 15 identified as Turkish security officials, were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in the U.S. capital for attacking protesters in May during a U.S. visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Rally-violence suspect surrenders

updated: 08/30/2017 3:56 a.m.

A man wanted in connection with the beating of a black man in Charlottesville on the day of a white nationalist rally surrendered to authorities in Georgia and will be extradited to Virginia, officials said Tuesday.

Two workers gunned down at N.M. library; boy, 16, held

updated: 08/30/2017 3:55 a.m.

Authorities on Tuesday identified the gunman accused of opening fire inside a New Mexico public library, killing two employees and seriously wounding four other people, as a 16-year-old high school student.

New law by Denver aids aliens

updated: 08/30/2017 3:54 a.m.

Denver's City Council on Monday approved an ordinance aimed at protecting immigrants amid White House threats to revoke federal money from so-called sanctuary cities.

Beer close to reservation up to court

posted: 08/30/2017 3:52 a.m.

The fate of four stores criticized for selling millions of cans of beer next to a dry South Dakota Indian reservation now rests with Nebraska's highest court, which on Tuesday heard oral arguments in the case.

Afghan strike said to hit civilians

updated: 08/30/2017 3:52 a.m.

Airstrikes in western Afghanistan on Monday killed more than a dozen civilians, residents and officials said Tuesday, adding to the record number of civilians who have died this year as violence has intensified.

Israeli on 'eternity' riles Palestinians

updated: 08/30/2017 3:50 a.m.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vow this week to never uproot Jewish settlements from occupied land drew anger from Palestinians on Tuesday and complicated the Trump administration's efforts to restart peace talks.

Iraqis angry at ISIS evacuees' arrival in Syria's east

posted: 08/30/2017 3:49 a.m.

Islamic State militants and their families traveling on buses arrived Tuesday in eastern Syria after a negotiated evacuation from the Lebanon-Syria border in the west, where the U.S.-backed Lebanese army deployed for the first time in years.

The world in brief

updated: 08/30/2017 3:45 a.m.

S. Sudan faults slain American reporter

The nation in brief

updated: 08/30/2017 3:40 a.m.

Palin not defamed in Times, judge rules

Names and faces

updated: 08/30/2017 3:39 a.m.

A film created with help from Artimus Pyle, a former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, violates a "blood oath" surviving band members made not to exploit the band's name and history, a judge concluded as he blocked the film's distribution, siding with a surviving member of the 1970s pioneering Southern-rock group and the widow of its lead singer.

In the news

updated: 08/30/2017 3:38 a.m.

• Sean Spicer, the former press secretary and a devout Catholic who was left off a list of White House officials who met with Pope Francis in May, got a front-row seat during an audience with the pontiff for the International Catholic Legislators Network, a Vatican spokesman said.

Agency IDs man killed in LR wreck

posted: 08/30/2017 3:19 a.m.

Arkansas State Police identified a man who died in a vehicle wreck in Little Rock last month.

Sale of sewer bonds before LR directors

posted: 08/30/2017 3:16 a.m.

The Little Rock Board of Directors next week will consider approving $11 million in bonds to pay for improvements to a sewage treatment plant, which would boost the system's capacity and reduce sewer overflows.

Greenwood officer recognized for DWI expertise arrested

posted: 08/30/2017 3:15 a.m.

A police officer who has been honored for his performance in investigating cases involving drunken drivers has been suspended after he was arrested on a DWI charge, authorities said.

Ex-court official faces fraud counts

posted: 08/30/2017 3:12 a.m.

A former Arkansas court administrator was arrested on fraud charges Friday after she ordered snacks and soft drinks through a government account and lied on mileage forms, according to court documents.

UALR records lawsuit sent back to state court

posted: 08/30/2017 3:11 a.m.

A federal judge on Tuesday kicked a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor's lawsuit back to state court from federal court, saying there are no longer any federal claims to consider.

Library fines, fees to go to storm relief

posted: 08/30/2017 3:11 a.m.

The Central Arkansas Library System will donate any fines and fees collected Monday through Sept. 10 for overdue books to the American Red Cross to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Police beat

posted: 08/30/2017 3:10 a.m.

Fight intervener shot, police say

Daily record

posted: 08/30/2017 3:10 a.m.

Marriage Licenses

Getting it straight

posted: 08/30/2017 3:09 a.m.

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics will begin releasing aggregate data for raw farm products on Sept. 6 that includes subcategories of employment related to medical marijuana, but the marijuana-specific employment data will not be released. An article about medical-marijuana job creation in Sunday’s editions wasn’t clear on what the new data release would contain.

Other days

updated: 08/30/2017 3:08 a.m.

100 years ago

Mega Millions

posted: 08/30/2017 3:08 a.m.

The winning numbers drawn Tuesday night in Mega Millions: 2-13-17-35-73

OPINION — Editorial: The governor's call

posted: 08/30/2017 3:07 a.m.

The case of Jason McGehee, he of Arkansas' prison system and Death Row, has been in the papers for years. There's not a whole lot of gray area here. The facts are all pretty much settled.

Getting it straight

posted: 08/30/2017 3:07 a.m.

Dale Charles is the president of the Little Rock chapter of the NAACP. His role with the organization was incorrectly described in a photo caption in Tuesday’s editions.

OPINION — Editorial: Blue water Navy

posted: 08/30/2017 3:06 a.m.

In what can only be described as a jaw-dropping story, news now comes via the Wall Street Journal that the U.S. Navy has long known that its sailors are overworked but under-trained. In several reports by outside agencies, the Navy has agreed with almost all of the negative findings over the years, and asked that it be given more resources.

OPINION — Editorial: Others say: Hurry it along, please

posted: 08/30/2017 3:05 a.m.

As Harvey continues to ravage Houston, there's a bit of good news amid the deluge: Congress looks likely to help out its victims without much fuss.

OPINION: Worse than imagined

posted: 08/30/2017 3:04 a.m.

At 2 a.m. this past Sunday, I left Jeanerette, La., with 16 people, six boats, five trained K-9 dogs and a 51/2-ton military-grade high-water rescue vehicle and headed west through Hurricane Harvey's wind and rain to Texas. It would be another 24 hours before we stopped working for the day.

Letters

posted: 08/30/2017 3:02 a.m.

Lots of doublespeak

Rangers, Astros distracted in Fla.

posted: 08/30/2017 2:55 a.m.

A.J. Hinch conceded it was difficult to concentrate on baseball.

GAC PREVIEW: OUACHITA BAPTIST: OBU puts 'freakish' year to bed

posted: 08/30/2017 2:53 a.m.

In a town where its universities are separated by a single highway, Arkadelphia native Kris Oliver always has favored Ouachita Baptist University.

Like it is: New voters for award would please Broyles

posted: 08/30/2017 2:51 a.m.

More than likely, Frank Broyles looked down and smiled Monday when it was announced who will have a vote for the Broyles Award.

Commentary: This is no time for silly baseball fight

posted: 08/30/2017 2:50 a.m.

Jon Daniels has won more than 1,000 games as Rangers general manager, but he was never going to win the battle of Hurricane Harvey. At least not in a sports world where opinions tend to go wherever the Twitterverse is taking them.

Kerber out, Federer advances at U.S. Open

posted: 08/30/2017 2:49 a.m.

The question was rather simple after Angelique Kerber became only the second defending U.S. Open champion in the professional era to lose in the first round.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Polanco's two HRs spark Twins' victory over Sox

posted: 08/30/2017 2:49 a.m.

MINNEAPOLIS -- After a rough summer, Jorge Polanco has ramped up his production at the right time for the Minnesota Twins.

Notes

posted: 08/30/2017 2:48 a.m.

ROYALS

TEXAS LEAGUE: Evans hard to hit; Travs down Cards

posted: 08/30/2017 2:46 a.m.

Bryan Evans allowed four hits in six innings, leading the Arkansas Travelers over the Springfield Cardinals in a 5-1 victory Tuesday in front of 5,374 fans at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo.

Public pressure cancels Briles hire

posted: 08/30/2017 2:44 a.m.

Less than 11 hours after the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League announced the hiring of former Baylor coach Art Briles as an assistant coach, the league and the team backtracked in the face of public pressure and said he will not be joining the team after all.

Coaches like larger finale rosters

posted: 08/30/2017 2:40 a.m.

The final slate of preseason games Thursday night will feature fewer key players at risk and more aspiring bubble busters getting one last chance to make their team with the 75-man roster cut down eliminated.

Rangers rout Astros

posted: 08/30/2017 2:39 a.m.

Shin-Soo Choo homered and drove in four runs Tuesday night, helping the Texas Rangers rout the Astros 12-2 in the opener of a series relocated to Florida due to flooding in Houston caused by Hurricane Harvey.

NFL notes

posted: 08/30/2017 2:38 a.m.

SAINTS

TONIGHT’S GAME

posted: 08/30/2017 2:31 a.m.

Ouachita Baptist vs. NW Okla. State

Vanderbilt focused on winning opener

posted: 08/30/2017 2:30 a.m.

Coach Derek Mason knows his 0-3 mark in Vanderbilt's first game of the season better than anybody.

Pulaski County Preview Little Rock Fair: Young War Eagles show signs of leaving nest

posted: 08/30/2017 2:16 a.m.

Optimism is not a word synonymous with the Little Rock Fair War Eagles' football program, but it may have found a bit with its current coaching staff and roster.

SMACKOVER 14, HARMONY GROVE 6

posted: 08/30/2017 2:15 a.m.

Smackover pitched a shutout in the second half to turn back Harmony Grove (0-1) on the campus of Southern Arkansas University.

PRAIRIE GROVE 36, FARMINGTON 13

posted: 08/30/2017 2:15 a.m.

The 1-2 punch of quarterback JD Elder and running back Anthony Johnson was too much for Farmington (0-1), which fell handily to the Tigers at Allen Holland Stadium.

ALMA 21, VAN BUREN 14

posted: 08/30/2017 2:15 a.m.

Garrison Jensen started his first game at quarterback for Alma and looked the part.

CHARLESTON 29, DARDANELLE 23

posted: 08/30/2017 2:15 a.m.

Brayden Caudle expected to run a quarterback sneak as the final seconds ticked down and Charleston (1-0) was a yard away from the go-ahead score.

High school football scores/schedule

posted: 08/30/2017 2:15 a.m.

Week 1 scores/schedule

High school coaches

posted: 08/30/2017 2:14 a.m.

CALL US

Second thought: Watt's bright idea giving Texas boost

posted: 08/30/2017 2:14 a.m.

J. J. Watt, the star defender for the Houston Texans, is one of many pitching in to help his beloved city after Hurricane Harvey.

Off the wire

posted: 08/30/2017 2:12 a.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

State sports briefs

posted: 08/30/2017 2:11 a.m.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Google to obey EU's antitrust order

posted: 08/30/2017 2:08 a.m.

Google will comply with Europe's demands to change the way the company runs its shopping search service, bowing to regulatory pressure to avoid more fines.

U.S. home prices climb in June

posted: 08/30/2017 2:07 a.m.

U.S. home prices climbed higher in June with gains that are eclipsing income growth -- creating affordability pressures for homebuyers.

Builders cite dearth of skilled craftsmen

posted: 08/30/2017 2:06 a.m.

President Donald Trump's plan to strengthen the economy with millions of jobs rebuilding roads, bridges and ports has a snag, the construction industry says: There aren't nearly enough skilled workers to fill them.

Best Buy to make house calls

posted: 08/30/2017 2:05 a.m.

Best Buy is rolling out a free service next month where salesmen will visit customers' homes and recommend TVs, streaming services and more.

August's shopper outlook brighter

posted: 08/30/2017 2:04 a.m.

American consumers gave the economy in August its highest grade in more than 16 years.

Pricing likely to be touchy for drug Gilead acquired

posted: 08/30/2017 2:03 a.m.

Gilead Sciences' acquisition of Kite Pharma has brought it back to a familiar -- and contentious -- dilemma: How much should a drugmaker charge for a novel drug that has the potential to cure a disease?

Fare war spreading to multiple airlines

posted: 08/30/2017 2:02 a.m.

A price battle between United Airlines and heavy discounters is spreading to other U.S. carriers, threatening to derail the industry's nascent recovery in pricing power.

Market report: Stocks rebound from early losses

posted: 08/30/2017 2:01 a.m.

North Korea's latest missile launch jolted the U.S. stock market Tuesday, but major indexes pulled back from those early losses and mostly finished higher.

Business news in brief

posted: 08/30/2017 2 a.m.

U.S. hosts record-setting container ship

News in brief

posted: 08/30/2017 1:58 a.m.

Trailer-axle maker expanding in Dumas

Blend until smoothie

posted: 08/30/2017 1:56 a.m.

Everybody likes smoothies. Right?

FRONT BURNER: No gluten in Riceland-breaded eggplant

posted: 08/30/2017 1:55 a.m.

The seasoned breading is made from whole-grain brown rice, which according to Riceland and food editor Kelly Brant's totally unscientific tests, produces a coating that stays crisper longer than flour or cornmeal.

Tidbits

posted: 08/30/2017 1:55 a.m.

COOKING CLASSES

Cooking for two: Baked ribs better with Spanish accent

posted: 08/30/2017 1:54 a.m.

Baked ribs are the bane of barbecue evangelists. Sure, you can cook tender and juicy ribs in the oven, but unless actual smoke makes contact with the meat, it's not the real thing. No amount of sticky-sweet barbecue sauce changes that fact.

French toast slices embrace satisfying ham, cheese mix

posted: 08/30/2017 1:53 a.m.

Rich and salty, the open breakfast sandwich is an elegant play on the classic Monte Cristo, a variation of a French dish called Croque Monsieur that was first served in Parisian bars and cafes in the early 1900s. It's everything you want in your first meal of the day -- a marriage of sweet and salty under a creamy and nutty blanket of cheese.

7day menu planner

posted: 08/30/2017 1:53 a.m.

SUNDAY: Enjoy the island flavors of Warm Caribbean Chicken and Rice Salad With Almonds (see recipe). Serve the filling salad with lemon poppy seed muffins.

Uncorked: 28 American wines to simplify holiday

posted: 08/30/2017 1:52 a.m.

Labor Day is a celebration of America's labor movement and the contributions of American workers, but for most it is a time for family and friends to convene on location -- preferably near a body of water or forest -- and enjoy the last three-day weekend of summer.

Idea Alley: Summer's bounty is put to good use

posted: 08/30/2017 1:51 a.m.

Recipes that appear in Idea Alley have not been tested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Cooking with diabetes: Hearty steakhouse meal morphs into healthful salad

posted: 08/30/2017 1:50 a.m.

Generations of Americans have grown up heralding meat and potatoes as the classic dinner of choice. Who doesn't love the taste of that time-honored combination, filling our bellies with the comfort of a juicy, fatty steak and fluffy, carby spuds? Just thinking about it is enough to make us pine for the 1950s, when this was considered a good-for-you meal.

Anything for Kaisy

posted: 08/30/2017 1:50 a.m.

At 39, Melany Knott didn't have a passport.

Pet Vet

posted: 08/30/2017 1:48 a.m.

Snowball is a fluffy female cat 10 years of age. Can you guess what color she might be? I ask the question because it is relevant to what might be causing her problem.

SHARON RANDALL: Watching grandkids makes for best party

posted: 08/30/2017 1:47 a.m.

Kids' birthday parties have come a long way.

Parenting: Homework portals make adults anxious enablers

posted: 08/30/2017 1:46 a.m.

Q Our son attends first grade at the local public school. At the beginning of the school year, all the parents were basically told that we are expected to go to the school's parent website every day to keep up with our kids' homework assignments. In addition, the "Parent Portal," as it's called, also lets us know what we are expected to help with at home. In effect, we are being made responsible for what, in our estimation, is a teacher's responsibility. We are expected to know the material, monitor homework and see to it that every assignment is not only done, but done properly. I've talked to several other parents who are not inclined to cooperate, but we all feel like we're caught between a rock and a hard place. Advice?

Ex-etiquette

posted: 08/30/2017 1:46 a.m.

Q My boyfriend's ex texts him in the middle of the night. It's not romantic; it's usually something like, "Don't forget Jason's soccer game is tomorrow," but it drives me crazy. He doesn't see anything wrong with it and will not say anything to her. What's good ex-etiquette?

MONEY MANNERS

posted: 08/30/2017 1:46 a.m.

DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: A while back, my neighbor told me he'd inherited his great-grandfather's gold pocket watch, which he knew was valuable but didn't want. So as a favor, I agreed to sell it for him in my antiques shop. It finally sold last week, and my neighbor was delighted with the money. But now he's asked me to sell some earrings and a necklace that his wife inherited. I'd prefer not to. I don't have much display space, plus I don't want her jewelry, on which I'd make nothing, competing with my inventory of estate jewelry. What should I do?

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/30/2017 1:44 a.m.

DEAR HELOISE: My husband and I have stopped eating red meat for health reasons, but all my chicken recipes are dull, dull, dull. Got any suggestions to help spice them up?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/30/2017 1:44 a.m.

Happy birthday. Once upon a time you gazed longingly into the wide and distant possibilities. This solar return you'll connect with them. A vibrant relationship will give you wings. There's a financial investment in November -- risky and worth it. You're most decisive and persuasive at the close of the year. A healing happens in June.

On Christianity

posted: 08/30/2017 1:43 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I didn't think it would bother me to turn 50, but it really has. I've never worried much about the future, but now I do, and I'm even wondering if I'm headed in the right direction. I've also never thought much about God, but I'm beginning to worry about that also. Is something wrong with me, worrying so much?

Super Quiz: Rearrange the words to form a Bible verse

posted: 08/30/2017 1:43 a.m.

1. Are earth of the the salt you.

Northwest Arkansas groups collect items for hurricane victims

posted: 08/30/2017 1:07 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas businesses and organizations are helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey by collecting items for relief efforts.

VIDEO: Games, rides bring the crowd at Washington County Fair in Fayetteville

posted: 08/30/2017 1:06 a.m.

For as long as Ferris wheels have draped the sky and scrawny-armed boys have tried to win stuffed animals for their high school sweethearts there has been an ongoing debate.

Benton County eyes election costs

posted: 08/30/2017 1:05 a.m.

Benton County election officials are working on two budgets for 2018 because no decision on whether the county will get new voting machines and equipment has been made.

Illegal dig draws probation, fine

posted: 08/30/2017 1:03 a.m.

A Crawford County man was sentenced to five years probation Tuesday for illegally excavating prehistoric bluff shelters in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest.

Pea Ridge accepts bids for road work

posted: 08/30/2017 1:02 a.m.

City officials accepted the only bid provided on custom seal for street work during the recent August City Council meeting.

Search continues for missing Devil's Den hiker

posted: 08/30/2017 1:01 a.m.

Crews continued searching Tuesday for a missing hiker in Devil's Den State Park, according to state Parks Department officials.

Public Meetings

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

Today

Prep football: Charleston edges Dardanelle with last-second TD

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

Brayden Caudle fully expected to run a quarterback sneak as the final seconds ticked down and Charleston was a yard away from the go-ahead score.

Football: Alma wins annual grudge match

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

Garrison Jensen started his first game at quarterback Tuesday night and more than looked the part for Alma.

Video: Har-Ber shakes off slow start to down Conway

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

Springdale Har-Ber started slow against Conway, but came back strong to notch a 17-25, 25-14, 25-15, 25-23 win Tuesday night in Wildcat Arena.

DEAR ABBY: Son braces for reaction to transgender fiancee

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: I moved to the Philippines five years ago. While I was there I met "Emma." After a few months, I realized I was in love with her, and last year we became engaged. I took her to meet my family. They loved her and supported our engagement.

Diaz, Garlick lead Drillers past Naturals

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

Yusniel Diaz doubled twice and singled twice, scoring a run and also driving one home as the Tulsa Drillers beat the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 9-3 on Tuesday.

HOG CALLS: Hogs offensive line expects experience to pay off

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

Last year the Arkansas Razorbacks kicked off their season with a quarterback who had never started behind a new offensive line combination.

Matt Carpenter homers, Cardinals beat up on Brewers

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

MILWAUKEE — Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer and Luke Voit drove in four runs, backing Luke Weaver’s 10-strikeout night in a 10-2 win Tuesday over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Records

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

Arrests

Longo has autonomy, control of Rebel offense

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

Mississippi's Phil Longo was hired to make a good offense even better.

No. 12 Auburn embraces expectations

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

The Auburn Tigers have been at their best in recent seasons when nobody's expecting much out of them, and flopped at times in the face of high expectations.

VIDEO: Football: Prairie Grove wins 'Highway' Battle

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

-Prairie Grove's student section could have began the "It's our high-way!" chant much sooner.

No. 1 Bama, No. 3 FSU ready to roll

posted: 08/30/2017 1 a.m.

Jalen Hurts is already accustomed to these kinds of games.

Tuesday, August 29

Transportation Department unveils live traffic cameras across Arkansas

posted: 08/29/2017 5 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation’s traffic cameras went live Tuesday, giving motorists a real-time look at travel across the state, including during Razorback game day.

Lawsuit filed over Little Rock club shooting that injured 28

updated: 08/29/2017 6:07 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — One of 28 people injured when gunfire broke out during a concert at a Little Rock nightclub Tuesday sued the club's manager and the owner of the building where it occurred.

Prosecutor says 1 Arkansas city's officials violated FOIA law

posted: 08/29/2017 4:08 p.m.

FORT SMITH — A prosecutor says officials of a western Arkansas city violated the Freedom of Information Act by discussing city business in emails.

2 men arrested in central Arkansas after trying to meet with youths for sex, sheriff's office says

updated: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Authorities say they have arrested two Arkansas men who are accused of arranging meetings to have sex with minors.

Judge rejects Sarah Palin lawsuit against The New York Times

updated: 08/29/2017 5:36 p.m.

NEW YORK — A federal judge Tuesday tossed out a defamation lawsuit by Sarah Palin against The New York Times, saying the former Alaska governor failed to show the newspaper knew it was publishing false statements in an editorial before quickly correcting them.

PHOTO: Officers stop deer on bridge for 'toll evasion'

updated: 08/29/2017 4:10 p.m.

OAKLAND, Calif. — California highway officers say they stopped a young deer on a California toll bridge "for toll evasion."

Former Arkansas court employee charged with 23 counts of felony fraud

posted: 08/29/2017 2:30 p.m.

A former Arkansas court administrator was arrested on 23 counts of fraud Friday after she ordered snacks and soda through a government account and lied on milage forms, according to court documents.

The Recruiting Guy: Future basketball Hogs looking for improvement this season

posted: 08/29/2017 2:12 p.m.

Forward Ethan Henderson and guard Isaiah Joe are looking to improve their games this season before reporting to Fayetteville next summer.

Police: Arkansas officer hurt after fleeing vehicle pins him against RV; 2 arrested

posted: 08/29/2017 2:08 p.m.

Authorities say a driver pinned an Arkansas officer against an RV as he tried to flee a gas station Friday night.

Pit bull scheduled to be euthanized stolen in break-in at North Little Rock animal shelter

updated: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A thief broke into the North Little Rock Animal Shelter and stole a pit bull that was scheduled to be euthanized in September, North Little Rock police said.

Arkansas man accused of fracturing infant's skull, slapping 2-year-old

posted: 08/29/2017 1:40 p.m.

An Arkansas man accused of fracturing an infant’s skull and slapping a 2-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Robbed of wallets at gunpoint in Little Rock mobile home park, pair tells police

posted: 08/29/2017 11:54 a.m.

A Little Rock man and woman were robbed of their wallets Friday after a stranger threatened them with a gun and hit one victim in the head, police said.

Eastern half of Arkansas to get most rain from Harvey, forecasters say

updated: 08/29/2017 4:16 p.m.

Portions of eastern Arkansas are forecast to receive the highest rainfall totals from Tropical Storm Harvey, though uncertainty remains about where the system will enter the state and how much precipitation will fall.

U.S. home prices surge in June

posted: 08/29/2017 11:24 a.m.

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices climbed higher in June with gains that are eclipsing income growth — creating affordability pressures for would-be buyers.

Streaker who darted across War Memorial Stadium pleads guilty, tells police he's on probation for similar act

posted: 08/29/2017 11:18 a.m.

A streaker who darted across the field at War Memorial Stadium during a high school football season opener had been on probation for a similar display in another Arkansas city, he told police.

PHOTOS: Woman shot trying to break up fight involving multiple people in Little Rock, police say

updated: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A woman was shot in the leg outside a vacant Little Rock home during an altercation among multiple people Tuesday, police said.

Authorities identify missing hiker at Arkansas park

updated: 08/29/2017 1:58 p.m.

Authorities were still searching for a missing hiker Tuesday morning at a state park in Northwest Arkansas, according to a spokeswoman.

: Family: Heading south for a cure

posted: 08/29/2017 11:08 a.m.

Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas, a cancer that commonly strikes children between 8 and 10 years old, is an aggressive, inoperable, uncurable, 100 percent lethal brain cancer. Every year, between 200 and 400 children die from the cancer, which forms in the brain stem in an area called the pons and is impossible to operate on. Because of the cancer’s location, an effective dose of chemotherapy, radiation and most anything else can’t get to it.

: Food: Homemade smoothies 101

posted: 08/29/2017 11:08 a.m.

The idea behind a smoothie is fairly simple: You take a bunch of fruits and vegetables, throw them together in a blender, add kale for some incomprehensible reason and blend them together into a messy drink that is sort of like a V8, only different.

PHOTO: 2 woman dressed as nuns try to rob bank, police say

posted: 08/29/2017 10:58 a.m.

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. — Police say two women dressed as nuns attempted to rob a bank in Pennsylvania's Poconos.

Body found in car in Arkansas hospital parking lot

posted: 08/29/2017 10:39 a.m.

FORT SMITH — Police say a man has been found dead inside a car in the parking lot of a western Arkansas hospital.

Pit bull kills elderly dog-sitter after attacking dachshund

posted: 08/29/2017 10:38 a.m.

FOUNTAIN, Fla. — A 76-year-old woman was killed by a pit bull after agreeing to watch her daughter and son-in-law's dogs while they were out of town.

Trump: 'All options are on table' after North Korea launch

posted: 08/29/2017 10:35 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to reassert an American military threat against North Korea, saying that "all options are on the table" in response to its launch of a missile over close U.S. ally Japan.

PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Harvey's rain is heaviest in history; flood defenses strained

updated: 08/29/2017 6:04 p.m.

For the drenched Houston region, an end to the rain and a sunny day are almost in sight. But that's only because meteorologists forecast Harvey to come inland Wednesday, then slog through Louisiana and take its downpours north. Arkansas, Tennessee, parts of Missouri and southern Illinois are on alert for Harvey flooding in a couple days.

Little Rock man, 22, arrested after driving golf cart on part of I-630, police say

updated: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 22-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday after he drove a golf cart on part of a Little Rock interstate, police said.

Firm plans $4M expansion to Arkansas operations

posted: 08/29/2017 9:50 a.m.

A company that makes trailer suspension and axle systems for commercial vehicles will invest $4 million in a new facility in Arkansas, expanding its existing operations.

Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch opens doors as shelter

updated: 08/29/2017 11:32 a.m.

HOUSTON — The Houston megachurch led by televangelist Joel Osteen says it's opened its doors to people seeking shelter as Harvey swamps the city.

Police: 'Lewd' images of children found on phone after Arkansan gave it to officer to return to ex-employer

posted: 08/29/2017 9:29 a.m.

A 48-year-old Arkansas man faces several dozen charges after authorities found sexually explicit photos of children on a phone he gave to a police officer to return to his former workplace, authorities said.

Woman arrested after vehicle collides head-on with Little Rock police unit, authorities say

posted: 08/29/2017 8:18 a.m.

A woman was arrested on drug charges Monday after her vehicle collided head-on with a Little Rock police unit, authorities said.

Much of state keeping watch as Harvey remnants turn inland; 'significant rainfall' expected in Arkansas

posted: 08/29/2017 7:18 a.m.

After dumping record rainfall on southern Texas and slowly wobbling along the Gulf Coast shore, Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to turn inland and bear down on Arkansas this week, forecasters say.

Much of state keeping watch as Harvey remnants turn inland; 'significant rainfall' expected in Arkansas

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

After dumping record rainfall on southern Texas and slowly wobbling along the Gulf Coast shore, Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to turn inland and bear down on Arkansas this week, forecasters say.

Arkansans answer call for help in Texas; agencies, companies offer resources

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansans have been helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey after floodwaters turned Houston streets into raging rivers on Sunday.

Little Rock principal regrets decision to cancel congressman's visit; Rep. Hill reinvited to school

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

The principal of a Little Rock elementary school over the weekend canceled Monday's scheduled visit to the campus by U.S. Rep. French Hill after learning that some parents and others planned to protest the Republican lawmaker in front of the school.

Bloody, naked man awakens Little Rock resident, police say

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Bloody, naked man awakens resident

13 million people in water-risk zone

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

HOUSTON -- Floodwaters reached the roofs of single-story homes Monday and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues.

Woman affirms statement made to police, but doesn't repeat violence claim against boxer Jermain Taylor

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

A woman who has accused Arkansas Sports Hall of Famer Jermain Taylor of domestic violence could not bring herself to repeat the allegations in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Monday.

Arkansas State's Blake Anderson by ailing wife's side

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

JONESBORO -- Heads bowed across campus at a half-hour past noon.

Facebook donation sends virtual reality headsets to high schools throughout Arkansas

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Each of the more than 360 public high schools in Arkansas will soon have at least one virtual reality headset thanks to a second donation from Facebook Inc.

FLORIDA A&M VS. ARKANSAS: Florida A&M coach impressed during his tenure as a Hog

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Florida A&M is playing the Arkansas Razorbacks for the first time Thursday night, but Rattlers Coach Alex Wood has heard plenty of Hog calls.

Trump vows swift aid to Texas; Congress must OK disaster package as initial $3B dwindles

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Monday promised federal assistance to storm-ravaged parts of Texas, insisting Congress will act swiftly on a multibillion-dollar Hurricane Harvey recovery package as the government signaled current funds will be exhausted in the next few weeks.

Trump exec email asked Putin aide to help with tower

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

A top executive from Donald Trump's real estate company emailed Vladimir Putin's personal spokesman during the U.S. presidential campaign last year to ask for help advancing a stalled Trump Tower development project in Moscow, according to documents submitted to Congress on Monday.

Joe T. Robinson goes streaking on 2 INT returns, wins 40-21 over Hot Springs Lakeside

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Greyson Tackett scarcely stepped on the field during the second quarter of Monday night's season opener. The Joe T. Robinson quarterback did not mind one bit.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: A story of forgiveness

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

A long article that began on the front page of the Sunday New York Times told a powerful human story from, of all places, Fort Smith.

Second Thoughts : Razorbacks punch tickets to PGA Tour

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Earning a PGA Tour card -- yes, there is actually a card -- is golf's version of getting called up to the big leagues in baseball.

Somebody has to beat Alabama, Steve Spurrier tells Little Rock crowd

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Steve Spurrier knows a thing or two about winning the SEC.

OPINION: MIKE MASTERSON: Lucrative for some

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Ask most anyone and I'm betting they will name absurdly soaring health-care costs as America's No. 1 problem; an economic and personal threat in dire need of meaningful reform.

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR: Laboring for fall

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

September is when Labor Day falls, leaves fall, fall falls, pirates with their blunderbusses blunder off the plank, watermelons plop down, and line dancers trip the light fantastic.

Gas prices rise in Harvey's wake

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

The full extent of damage to the nation's oil and gas industry from Tropical Storm Harvey will not be clear for days, companies and experts said Monday, but the shutdowns equal about 15 percent of the nation's refining capacity.

OPINION : PHILIP MARTIN: Price of our convictions

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

I've no problem with Black Lives Matter, but I do have reservations about the organization's name, which started as a hashtag in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing in 2012. It invites the kind of disingenuous semantic jujitsu often practiced in online comment sections and community college faculty lounges. They should have called it "Black Lives Matter Too." While any fair-minded person can understand arguing for the validity of one thing is not the same as arguing against the validity of anything else, some of us aren't fair-minded.

Airlines cancel Houston flights; Little Rock airport issues advisory to fliers

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

United Airlines and Southwest Airlines have suspended flights at two Houston airports because of the flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey.

The Recruiting Guy: Hogs strike quickly on North Little Rock sophomore guard

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Outstanding play during the spring and summer caught the eye of numerous college coaches, including Arkansas' Mike Anderson.

Simmons takes over Little Rock-based Heartland with undisclosed bid

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Simmons Bank acquired all the capital stock of Little Rock-based Heartland Bank at a public auction Monday, the Pine Bluff bank said.

McGehee spreads rushing yards generously, beats Baptist Prep 56-0

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

McGehee made quick work of Baptist Prep for the second consecutive season at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

Like it is: WALLY HALL: 'Ol' Ball Coach' lives up to Little Rock club's motto

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

The motto this year for the Little Rock Touchdown Club is #Legendsarecoming.

North Korea missile flies over Japan

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile early today that soared over Japan, the South Korean military said.

In Seattle, Amazon outweighs all others

updated: 08/29/2017 2:54 a.m.

SEATTLE -- Amazon.com's extraordinary growth has turned Seattle into the biggest company town in America.

Police to get military surplus gear

updated: 08/29/2017 2:52 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Police departments will soon have access to grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and other surplus U.S. military gear after President Donald Trump signed an order Monday reviving a Pentagon program that civil-rights groups say inflames tensions between officers and their communities.

Suits filed over military transgender ban

updated: 08/29/2017 2:51 a.m.

Transgender soldiers, sailors, airmen and other members of the military, along with others who want to enlist, sued President Donald Trump on Monday, hoping the federal courts will stop him from preventing their service.

Watchdog to audit EPA chief’s travel

posted: 08/29/2017 2:50 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The inspector general at the Environmental Protection Agency opened an inquiry Monday into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s frequent taxpayer-funded travel to his home in Oklahoma.

ISIS leaves Lebanon-Syria border

updated: 08/29/2017 2:49 a.m.

RAS BAALBEK, Lebanon -- Islamic State militants and their families began leaving a border area between Lebanon and Syria on Monday as part of a controversial negotiated deal with the extremist group to end its presence there, Lebanese and Syrian media reported.

Iran to keep 2 Americans locked up

updated: 08/29/2017 2:48 a.m.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- An Iranian-American businessman and his father, who are serving 10-year prison sentences in Iran over their ties to the U.S., have lost a court appeal, a lawyer said Monday.

86 German deaths linked to ex-nurse

updated: 08/29/2017 2:47 a.m.

BERLIN -- A German nurse serving a life sentence for murdering two of his patients is believed to have killed at least 84 others entrusted to his care, officials said Monday, in what they described as an imagination-defying series of crimes.

The World in Brief

updated: 08/29/2017 2:46 a.m.

12 people die in Baghdad market blast

The nation in brief

updated: 08/29/2017 2:45 a.m.

Trump defends pardon of 'patriot' Arpaio

Names and faces

updated: 08/29/2017 2:44 a.m.

Kendrick Lamar was the king of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, winning six awards on a night full of emotional performances, political moments and a new , eye-popping Taylor Swift music video.

In the news

updated: 08/29/2017 2:43 a.m.

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines told an audience in Pampanga province that "if it's really your time, it doesn't matter what you eat," as he and other officials publicly feasted on grilled chicken, duck and eggs in an attempt to allay citizens' fears about the country's first large outbreak of bird flu.

UCA to preview scene in Central High opera

posted: 08/29/2017 2:28 a.m.

CONWAY -- With the help of Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s historical knowledge and Tania Leon's musical talent, the University of Central Arkansas' dream of an opera commemorating the 1957 desegregation of Little Rock Central High School is closer to reality.

NLR council OKs unzoned-rubble deal

posted: 08/29/2017 2:28 a.m.

North Little Rock City Council members passed a resolution Monday to forgive a local business for disobeying a council directive from February, but with a nonbinding recommendation that the business give up the profit it makes from its action.

Arkansas 336 job to restrict traffic

posted: 08/29/2017 2:27 a.m.

Maintenance on Arkansas 336 between Formosa and Culpepper in Van Buren County will require a moving lane closure today, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

Merging lanes set for U.S. 70 project

posted: 08/29/2017 2:26 a.m.

Work on a $78.5 million project to widen U.S. 70 in Garland and Saline counties will require lane closings on Arkansas 128 for four days beginning today, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

Daily Record

posted: 08/29/2017 2:26 a.m.

Marriage Licenses

Other days

updated: 08/29/2017 2:25 a.m.

100 years ago Aug. 29, 1917

OPINION — Editorial : What's this?

posted: 08/29/2017 2:24 a.m.

"We were shocked and horrified by what happened," concluded Anastasia Crickley, chairwoman of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a part of the UN that for once was living up to its name.

OPINION — Editorial : September could get ugly

posted: 08/29/2017 2:23 a.m.

September was already shaping up to be a harrowing month in Washington, D.C. But President Donald Trump's threat last week to close down the government if Congress fails to fund his border wall makes it a potential nightmare.

OPINION: Just the beginning of response

posted: 08/29/2017 2:22 a.m.

As the magnitude of damage done by Hurricane Harvey becomes clear, the commentariat class is already weighing in on President Donald Trump's response. And so far, so good.

Letters

posted: 08/29/2017 2:20 a.m.

On white supremacy

Sharapova shines, subdues No. 2 seed Halep

posted: 08/29/2017 2:14 a.m.

NEW YORK -- When Maria Sharapova's first Grand Slam match after a 15-month doping suspension ended with a victory at the U.S. Open, she dropped to her knees and covered her face, tears welling in her eyes.

Royals threaten MLB record for scoring futility

posted: 08/29/2017 2:11 a.m.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals extended their scoreless streak to a franchise-record 43 innings, getting shut out for a fourth consecutive game in a 12-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

Travs no match for Staumont

posted: 08/29/2017 2:10 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- If Josh Staumont keeps it up, he won't be pitching at Northwest Arkansas much longer.

MLB Notes

posted: 08/29/2017 2:10 a.m.

Judge sitting out

Razorback Report: Cornelius status iffy; Hogs prepare for rain

posted: 08/29/2017 2:08 a.m.

Senior receiver Jared Cornelius wore a green no-contact jersey on Monday, but he went through practice.

ASU report: DL Liner possible in opener

posted: 08/29/2017 2:07 a.m.

JONESBORO -- Arkansas State University assistant head coach Trooper Taylor said Monday that redshirt senior defensive tackle Dee Liner may play in the season opener at Nebraska on Saturday at 7 p.m.

CONWAY CHRISTIAN 35, DANVILLE 12

posted: 08/29/2017 2:05 a.m.

CONWAY -- Senior running back Luke Gates rushed for 101 yards and 1 touchdown on 22 carries to lead Conway Christian (1-0) to a victory over Danville (0-1) at Estes Stadium.

VIDEO: Pea Ridge sails after RB Winn finds footing

posted: 08/29/2017 2:04 a.m.

CONWAY -- Drew Winn was bottled up with few running lanes in the first half Monday night against Hamburg during the Hooten's Kickoff Classic in Estes Stadium.

Pulaski County Preview Sylvan Hills: Bears scoff at adjusting expectations

posted: 08/29/2017 2:03 a.m.

A year after finishing 9-2 and landing a berth in the Class 5A state playoffs for the fifth consecutive season, Sylvan Hills has glaring holes at key positions.

Off the wire

posted: 08/29/2017 2:03 a.m.

League bans Burfict for 5

State sports briefs

posted: 08/29/2017 2:03 a.m.

Broyles Award adds FWAA, Stoops, Spurrier

Shippers reroute, adjust for Harvey

posted: 08/29/2017 2 a.m.

Logistics professionals were busy Monday adapting to the devastating floods in Houston and other cities along the Texas Gulf Coast, rocked by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Bomb-shelter business soars as nuclear war rhetoric rises

updated: 08/29/2017 1:52 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- The showdown between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump has once again raised the specter of nuclear annihilation.

Wheat acreage falls with prices

updated: 08/29/2017 1:52 a.m.

DES MOINES, Iowa -- An odd thing has happened in wheat country -- a lot of farmers aren't planting wheat.

Market report: Stocks mixed after Texas storm

posted: 08/29/2017 1:51 a.m.

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks finished little changed on Monday as investors focused on the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey. Insurance companies and oil drillers stumbled while refineries rose along with gasoline prices.

Gilead to buy cancer-therapy firm Kite

updated: 08/29/2017 1:51 a.m.

Gilead Sciences will buy Kite Pharma for about $11.9 billion, making its biggest-ever deal for a breakthrough new cancer treatment that will help diversify away from its eroding franchise of medicines for hepatitis C infections.

Getting it straight

posted: 08/29/2017 1:50 a.m.

Myles Gift is the vice president of operations for Fayetteville-based Slim Chickens. His first name was misspelled in an article in Sunday's editions.

Business news in brief

posted: 08/29/2017 1:50 a.m.

Estee Lauder puts kibosh on sale talk

News in brief

posted: 08/29/2017 1:49 a.m.

1.25 million shares in Walton trust sold

The TV Column: Believe it or not, Hollywood conservatives exist

posted: 08/29/2017 1:46 a.m.

The apparent consensus among conservatives, especially radio talk show hosts, is that Hollywood is neck-deep in knee-jerk liberals living in their elitist bubble and arrogantly foisting their left-wing agendas upon a hapless America.

Music: Folds picks the first set, the second set is on the fly

posted: 08/29/2017 1:46 a.m.

Sharpen your paper folding skills before tonight's Ben Folds concert. You'll need them if you want to hear your request performed by the piano-playing singer-songwriter at Little Rock's Robinson Center Performance Hall.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 08/29/2017 1:46 a.m.

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

What's in a Dame: That sinking feeling that comes with stupidity

posted: 08/29/2017 1:45 a.m.

I recently got hosed.

LISTEN UP: Taylor Swift’s new single is a Right Said sneer

posted: 08/29/2017 1:44 a.m.

B Taylor Swift “Look What You Made Me Do”

Music: Isaac Alexander rolling out Like A Sinking Stone

posted: 08/29/2017 1:43 a.m.

That's an ugly shiner Isaac Alexander is sporting on the cover of his latest solo album, Like a Sinking Stone. Probably the painful but proudly worn souvenir of some late night, rock 'n' roll shenanigans, right?

Super Quiz: Films with food in the title

posted: 08/29/2017 1:43 a.m.

1. A Clockwork ________

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/29/2017 1:42 a.m.

DEAR HELOISE: I see that I can deposit a check by taking a picture of it. What can you tell me about this?

Tell Me About It: Behavior of spouse, offspring bordering on grade-school brouhaha

posted: 08/29/2017 1:42 a.m.

DEAR CAROLYN: I am remarried to a man without children and have a 25-year-old daughter from a previous marriage. He and I met when she was 14. We never lived together when she was still at home but saw each other on weekends. Though they tried (he more than she), they never really hit it off.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/29/2017 1:41 a.m.

Happy birthday. Love is your essence, and it's reflected back to you from the majesty of nature, the fantasy world of fiction, the beauty of a loved one's eyes. New experiences envelop you in 2018; a lifestyle transformation is in store. You'll hone a talent and fit it to a lucrative niche. Invest and believe in yourself.

On Christianity

posted: 08/29/2017 1:41 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Why bother forgiving someone who has hurt you very deeply, when they say it's all your fault and they don't need to be forgiven for anything? That's the situation with my ex-husband and me. I admit I'm still bitter, but I also know I need to move on with my life. Can God help me?

A fondness for feathers

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

The feathers of a scissortail flycatcher emerge from a block of wood when Charles Wolfe gets busy carving birds at his garage-turned-studio in Fayetteville.

Ex-mayor of Jonesboro dies

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

JONESBORO -- Former Jonesboro Mayor Hubert Brodell, known for his tough negotiating skills and his vision for growth of his Craighead County city, died Monday.

Greenwood officer faces DWI charge

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

A police officer who has been honored for his performance in investigating cases involving drunken drivers has been suspended after he was arrested on a DWI charge, authorities said.

Sports Roundup

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

PREP VOLLEYBALL

12-inch subs award reversed on appeal

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

MILWAUKEE -- A class-action lawsuit that almost extracted $520,000 out of Subway over the length of its sandwiches derailed Monday at a federal appeals court.

DEAR ABBY: Elderly usher's 'proposals' draw reaction from readers

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: Regarding the letter from "Dumbstruck in the East" (April 22), whose 9-year-old daughter has been getting "proposals of marriage" from a church usher in his 70s. An old man at church said things like that to me when I was about her age. He also was always trying to hug me. It made me uncomfortable and I disliked it. My mother never thought twice about him hugging me. Years later, when I was an adult, I learned he was a pedophile.

Public Meetings

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

Today 4:30 p.m. Fayetteville City Council -- Room 326, City Hall, 113 W. Mountain St.

Little Rock launches recruiting campaign

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

Faced with dozens of vacancies on its police force, Little Rock plans to turn to a multimedia recruitment campaign aimed at attracting new recruits and certified officers.

Rogers man accused of injuring two children

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he abused two children.

Bella Vista City Council approves flood study

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

BELLA VISTA -- The City Council voted to enter a cost sharing agreement with the Bella Vista Property Owners Association for a flood study of Little Sugar Creek and its tributaries.

Board member uses school choice for transfers

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

FARMINGTON -- Every year, many children are allowed to transfer from their home district to a nonresident district through the Arkansas Public School Choice Program.

Outdoor briefs

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

Park hosts talk on Trail of Tears

Records

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

Xavier Jenkins, 31, of 234 S. Willow Lane was arrested Sunday in connection with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, fleeing, possession of a firearm by a certain person and carrying certain prohibited weapons. He was released Sunday from the Washington County Detention Center with a $5,000 bond.

Hiker missing in Devil's Den area

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

Emergency crews from several counties and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism continued to search Monday for a missing hiker, said Meg Matthews, state park public information coordinator.

Scientists: Lightning fatalities have decreased

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Lightning is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because people have learned to get out of the way, research shows.

Chinese search for missing after slide

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

BEIJING — A landslide Monday buried dozens of homes in southern China, killing one person and leaving 37 missing, the local government said.

THE FLIP SIDE: Trek north reveals total eclipse experience

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

There's no telling how the Aug. 21 solar eclipse affected the deer or the fish, but the day the sun disappeared had a profound effect on we, the people.

Miller County gains abandoned $400,000

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

TEXARKANA -- Thanks to the efforts of two of Miller County's elected officials, the county's general fund grew by more than $400,000 this month.

Advocates: Policy changes threaten sage grouse

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — President Donald Trump’s administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West.

Bentonville murder suspect will remain in the State Hospital

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A new mental evaluation determined a woman is unfit to be tried for murder, and she will remain in the Arkansas State Hospital, a judge decided Monday.

NWA Fishing Report

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

BEAVER LAKE Crappie are biting well on the south end of the lake.

Public sex acts alleged in charges

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

Formal charges have been filed against an Arkansas man and woman who produced videos of sexual acts in public places in Jonesboro, authorities said Monday.

Dismiss suit over loitering, AG asks

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

Attorneys for the state have asked a federal judge to throw out a recent lawsuit challenging a "more tailored and restricted" version of the state's anti-loitering law.

Siloam Springs to sell Cheri Whitlock property

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS — As part of an effort to develop plans for it’s property use, the city issued a request for proposal for 27 undeveloped acres on Cheri Whitlock Road, directly east of Progress Plaza, northeast of the high school.

Program introduces hunting to adults, children

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

Hunting is a way of life often passed down from one generation to the next. What if an aspiring hunter doesn't have a mentor to show him the sport?

Teorea charged as an adult in Springdale murder

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A teen is charged with being an accomplice to capital murder in the fatal shooting of Xavier Williams in Springdale.

Lincoln changes ordinance for building permits, inspections

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

LINCOLN -- The City Council revised an ordinance for building permits to require permits for alterations or remodeling projects.

New police vehicles recommended for Springdale

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- The Police Department could soon be getting replacement squad cars.

Venus survives first round of U.S. Open

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Venus Williams stayed in the crowded hunt for the No. 1 ranking -- even though she had no idea she has a shot at that spot.

Burmese Muslims flee to Bangladesh

posted: 08/29/2017 1 a.m.

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — About 1,000 ethnic Rohingya villagers from Burma forced their way Monday into Bangladesh after coming under fire from Burmese soldiers, in fallout from violence unleashed last week when Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts in Burma’s western Rakhine state.

Monday, August 28

The Recruiting Guy: Earle's Bohanon names a top four along with another school of interest

posted: 08/28/2017 8:33 p.m.

Earle quarterback Gerry Bohanon has a list of his top four schools while also considering another school.

Couple caught having sex on golf course, police say

updated: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

TEGA CAY, S.C. — A South Carolina couple has been arrested after playing around on a golf course instead of playing a round.

Arkansas man gets prison in New Mexico for meth trafficking

posted: 08/28/2017 5:51 p.m.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison in New Mexico for methamphetamine trafficking.

Little Rock TV station names new reporter for afternoon show

updated: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock’s ABC affiliate has named a reporter to join the on-air team of its new afternoon broadcast, which launches next week.

North Korea fires missile over Japan in test

updated: 08/28/2017 6:27 p.m.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before plunging into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said Tuesday.

Woman gets life for murder in parrot case

posted: 08/28/2017 4:04 p.m.

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. — A Michigan woman has been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man's pet parrot.

Bicyclist, 72, seriously hurt after crashing into suspected barbed-wire trap in Arkansas

posted: 08/28/2017 3:57 p.m.

A 72-year-old bicyclist was seriously hurt after crashing into a suspected barbed wire trap on an Arkansas bike trail, authorities say.

Police: Card game at Little Rock home ends in 1 player struck in head with gun, another robbed of pills

updated: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

A card game at a Little Rock home ended with one player being struck in the head with a handgun and another robbed of prescription pills, according to police.

Little Rock chef's food truck advances on Food Network competition

posted: 08/28/2017 3:25 p.m.

A Little Rock chef has advanced another week in the Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race."

Broyles Award adds Steve Spurrier, Bob Stoops to selection committee

posted: 08/28/2017 3:15 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — The Broyles Award has added the Football Writers Association of America to its selection process and named hall of fame coach and player Steve Spurrier and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops to its selection committee.

Arkansas prosecutor files formal charges against pair accused of filming sex acts in public

updated: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Formal charges have been filed against an Arkansas man and woman who produced videos of sexual acts in public places, authorities said Monday.

Facebook expands partnership with Arkansas schools

posted: 08/28/2017 2:28 p.m.

HOT SPRINGS — Facebook is expanding a partnership with Arkansas and will donate virtual reality kits to every public high school in the state.

Robber fires shots, takes cash while pair waiting to pick up friend, Little Rock police say

posted: 08/28/2017 2:19 p.m.

A man and woman say a robber fired shots in their direction then took more than $1,000 in cash, according to a report from Little Rock police.

Police: Naked, injured man found in Little Rock backyard; bloody clothes, knife found later

posted: 08/28/2017 1:35 p.m.

After finding a disrobed and injured man at his back door Sunday morning, a Little Rock resident later found blood-stained clothing and a knife scattered across his backyard, he told police.

Police identify man critically hurt in shooting outside Little Rock club

updated: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Police on Monday identified the 29-year-old injured in a shooting early Saturday outside a club in downtown Little Rock.

The Recruiting Guy: UA basketball commit Justice Hill makes return to football

posted: 08/28/2017 12:22 p.m.

Arkansas point guard commit Justice Hill will return to the gridiron when Little Rock Christian takes on Warren at War Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.

Police: Man kidnapped 7-year-old girl, threw her off bridge

posted: 08/28/2017 12:05 p.m.

WORCESTER, Mass. — Police in Massachusetts say a 7-year-old girl was kidnapped from her grandparents' home and thrown from a bridge into a lake.

Police ID passenger killed when Ford Mustang ran off Little Rock road

posted: 08/28/2017 12:04 p.m.

Arkansas State Police have identified a man who died in a wreck in Little Rock last month.

City officials considering court order to urge Arkansas' largest hotel to release engineering report

posted: 08/28/2017 12:03 p.m.

HOT SPRINGS — Officials of Hot Springs are considering seeking a court order to urge the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa to release its engineering report that says the hotel is unsafe to the city.

Boxer Jermain Taylor pleads not guilty to charges stemming from disturbance at central Arkansas home

updated: 08/28/2017 2:34 p.m.

Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor pleaded not guilty in court Monday afternoon on charges stemming from a reported domestic dispute with his girlfriend at an Arkansas home.

Arkansas State football coach's wife battling cancer

posted: 08/28/2017 11:47 a.m.

Arkansas State head football coach Blake Anderson did not attend the first of the team’s weekly news conferences Monday because he and his wife, Wendy, are visiting a doctor near Memphis regarding her breast cancer, ASU assistant head coach Trooper Taylor said.

Arkansas sheriff's office sends rescue team, Little Rock company dispatches buses to Texas

updated: 08/28/2017 1:37 p.m.

An Arkansas business sent buses and a sheriff’s office sent deputies to help rescue Texans along the southern coastline that was crippled by Harvey.

Ex-priest indicted on molestation charges

posted: 08/28/2017 11:33 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A former Catholic priest who has already served five years in prison for sexually abusing two boys in Maryland has been indicted in South Carolina on nine charges.

German prosecutors believe nurse killed at least 86 patients

posted: 08/28/2017 11:23 a.m.

BERLIN — A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86 people — and the true scale of the killings could be even larger, investigators said Monday.

Authorities: Search ongoing for missing hiker at state park in Arkansas

posted: 08/28/2017 11:19 a.m.

Authorities in Arkansas are searching for a hiker who went missing over the weekend at a state park.

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA

posted: 08/28/2017 11:05 a.m.

Aug. 28 Cabot AARP Meeting CABOT — The Cabot AARP Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. for a potluck at the new Cabot Center (formerly the library). After a short business meeting, guest speaker Tina Hunter with the Alzheimer’s Association will give a presentation.

Style: What a ‘re-leaf’ — September is here!

posted: 08/28/2017 11:04 a.m.

September is when Labor Day falls, leaves fall, Fall falls, pirates with their blunderbusses blunder off the plank, watermelons plop down, and line dancers trip the light fantastic, Ron Wolfe writes in Tuesday’s Style section.

Prosecutor: Toddler in car seat died as mom was high in car

posted: 08/28/2017 10:35 a.m.

ALLOWAY, N.J. — A New Jersey mom was high on drugs in her car and left her 2-year-old daughter unattended for hours in a car seat, where she fatally injured herself, prosecutors said.

VIDEO: Trump clears way for local police to obtain military gear

updated: 08/28/2017 5:03 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Local police departments will soon have access to grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and other surplus U.S. military gear after President Donald Trump signed an order Monday reviving a Pentagon program that civil-rights groups say inflames tensions between officers and their communities.

New principal puts focus on relationships

posted: 08/28/2017 10:31 a.m.

Chris Eubanks believes it’s important to understand and work with children from all backgrounds.

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA

posted: 08/28/2017 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 29 Computer Science Tour HOT SPRINGS — The 2017 Computer Science Tour of Arkansas Schools will make a stop at 2:15 p.m. at Hot Springs High School. The focus of the tour, featuring Gov. Asa Hutchinson, is to promote computer science and encourage students to enroll in fall courses. For more information, call (501) 624-3372.

Principal works to make junior high ‘the best’

posted: 08/28/2017 10:25 a.m.

BENTON — As Lori Kellogg begins her second year as principal of Benton Junior High School, she is focused on making the school a better place not only for the students, but also the teachers.

Mary Yvonne Snowden: Peake Elementary School teacher advances to ‘head of class’

posted: 08/28/2017 10:22 a.m.

Mary Yvonne Snowden, 43, did not always want to be a teacher.

Guild plans Jazz It Up fundraiser for Sept. 14

posted: 08/28/2017 10:15 a.m.

CONWAY — Working continually to fulfill its mission to help “Keep the Music Playing,” the Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild will present Jazz It Up on Sept. 14. The guild will host the fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. at Centennial Valley Event Center, 1600 Centennial Club Drive in Conway.

Annual golf-ball drop planned for Sept. 7

posted: 08/28/2017 10:11 a.m.

CONWAY — It’s been a soggy summer, but on Sept. 7, it will be raining golf balls at Centennial Valley Country Club in Conway.

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA: COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

posted: 08/28/2017 10:04 a.m.

Aug. 28 Audubon Society Meeting RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the Lakeview Room of the Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. The program will be presented by Marcus Asher, quail program coordinator with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. His talk will cover the biology, habitat requirements and management practices needed to create habitat for quail, plus a new initiative to increase Northern bobwhite quail populations in Arkansas. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. Call (501) 977-3899 for directions.

Arkansas officer resigns after crash, arrest on DWI charge

updated: 08/29/2017 3 p.m.

An Arkansas police officer who was arrested on a DWI charge after a crash has resigned.

Quitman senior wins spot on USA shooting team

posted: 08/28/2017 9:58 a.m.

QUITMAN — Quitman High school senior Roe Reynolds would never brag about how talented he must be to make the USA Shooting World Championship shotgun team, but his coach has no qualms about it.

PHOTOS: Houston endures more rain and chaos; 6 feared drowned in van

updated: 08/28/2017 6:25 p.m.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is adding four east Texas counties to the 54 southeast Texas counties already covered by his Hurricane Harvey disaster declaration

North Little Rock man accused of pointing rusted gun, threatening to kill teen girl's brother

posted: 08/28/2017 8:28 a.m.

A North Little Rock man was arrested Sunday after a teenage girl said he accosted her with a rusted gun and threatened to kill her sibling.

Arkansans offer Texans hand after coast devastated by storm

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansans on Sunday had begun mobilizing to assist southeast Texas after a hurricane-turned-tropical storm pummeled the coast with high winds and torrential rains.

Former waiter at Arkansas restaurant has bail set at $35,000 in sex-assault case

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

BENTONVILLE — A judge has set bail at $35,000 for a former restaurant employee accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy in the restroom of the business.

Harvey hammering, Houston awash; 2nd-story windows flooded; city fields 6,000 rescue calls

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

HOUSTON -- Tropical Storm Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation's fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help.

PHOTO: Sign marks Arkansas phone booth on National Register of Historic Places

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

PRAIRIE GROVE -- It must be a sign of the times.

Little Rock man wounded in shooting at club; suspect arrested

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 27-year-old man was shot at a Little Rock nightclub early Sunday, police said.

Little Rock police to launch recruiting campaign

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Faced with dozens of vacancies on its police force, Little Rock plans to turn to a multimedia recruitment campaign aimed at attracting new recruits and certified officers.

Back home in Arkansas, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford gets queries

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

MARKED TREE -- In the back room of the town's old bank building -- its columned facade weather-worn from years spent as headquarters for the local drainage district -- local officials urged U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford to secure funds for clearing a ditch.

UA POSITION ANALYSIS SAFETIES: Razorback safety Josh Liddell skips sulk, strives to improve

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Things could have turned bad for Josh Liddell when he found himself behind classmate De'Andre Coley at free safety to open training camp this summer.

Iraqi forces reclaim Tal Afar from Islamic State

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

TAL AFAR, Iraq -- Iraq's military said Sunday that it has reclaimed the city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State, declaring victory in a campaign that defied expectations that the extremist group would put up fierce resistance in one of its last major strongholds.

Envoy: Trump's remarks not mine

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump "speaks for himself" on his values, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday in response to questions about the president's comments in the wake of a deadly white-supremacist march in Virginia earlier this month.

PULASKI COUNTY PREVIEW: Joe T. Robinson in mode to reload

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Joe T. Robinson isn't satisfied with advancing to the Class 4A quarterfinals.

OLD NEWS: The 'dead' surprised by reports of demise

posted: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

In Little Rock newspapers published 100 years ago this week, missing people were found and supposedly dead men were found to be alive.

Trump said near OK'ing military surplus for police

updated: 08/28/2017 2:42 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is preparing to restore the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies under a program that had been sharply curtailed amid an outcry over police use of armored vehicles and other war-fighting gear to confront protesters.

Lebanese soldiers' remains evacuated

updated: 08/28/2017 2:40 a.m.

BEIRUT -- The remains of eight Lebanese soldiers kidnapped by the Islamic State extremist group three years ago were located Sunday, a senior Lebanese official said, in a negotiated deal that followed a military offensive to drive the militants out of the border area with Syria.

Russia rises again in Trump run

updated: 08/28/2017 2:40 a.m.

While Donald Trump was running for president in late 2015 and early 2016, his company was pursuing a plan to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to several people familiar with the proposal and new records reviewed by Trump Organization lawyers.

Texans answer call after Harvey blasts Rockport

updated: 08/28/2017 2:38 a.m.

ROCKPORT, Texas -- In the days since Hurricane Harvey slammed into his hometown, Colin McBurney has become his own first-responder -- a 16-year-old in a backward baseball cap with bare feet, a pistol and a truck. He drove to the houses of his neighbors all weekend, checking on the people no one had heard from.

Trump: Mexico will pay for wall

updated: 08/28/2017 2:37 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Sunday renewed his pledge to make Mexico pay for a border wall between the U.S and Mexico, days after threatening to trigger a government shutdown if congressional Republicans don't include funding as they take on a spending bill due Sept. 30.

Oklahoma losing teachers over low pay

updated: 08/28/2017 2:36 a.m.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Tiona Bowman was overcome with emotion when the walls were erected last spring on her first-ever new home, a three-bedroom, two-bath house in Tulsa built through Habitat for Humanity.

More judges carry guns, survey shows

posted: 08/28/2017 2:36 a.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Judges are increasingly carrying weapons even though attacks on them remain rare, surveys and experts say.

Militancy's seeds alive, well in Iraq

posted: 08/28/2017 2:35 a.m.

MOSUL, Iraq -- Even as the Islamic State group's rule is being torn down in Iraq, the seeds are there for it -- or a successor extremist group -- to rise again one day.

Pakistan protests Trump speech

updated: 08/28/2017 2:33 a.m.

KARACHI, Pakistan -- Pakistan's foreign office on Sunday issued a terse statement announcing the cancellation of this week's visit by a senior U.S. delegation, a decision reached days after President Donald Trump demanded that Pakistan shut down havens for the Afghan Taliban.

Court blocks Guatemala leader's order

updated: 08/28/2017 2:32 a.m.

GUATEMALA CITY -- Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Sunday that he was expelling the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that is investigating his campaign's financing -- only to have the order blocked hours later by the country's top court.

Finnish police say stabbing suspect hid true ID

updated: 08/28/2017 2:31 a.m.

HELSINKI -- A Moroccan man who is facing charges in a stabbing attack that killed two people and wounded eight others in Finland lied about his name and age, Finnish police said Sunday.

The nation in brief

updated: 08/28/2017 4:44 a.m.

U.S. vows to push for talks on N. Korea

The world in brief

updated: 08/28/2017 4:46 a.m.

Second arrest made in London attack

Names and faces

posted: 08/28/2017 2:30 a.m.

Spotify said Saturday that Taylor Swift set a first-day streaming record for her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.” The music delivery site said it had logged more than 8 million same-day streams on Friday for the much-anticipated song, which dropped late Thursday on streaming platforms and iTunes.

In the news

posted: 08/28/2017 2:30 a.m.

Brandi Smith, a reporter for Houston’s KHOU-TV, and photographer Mario Sandoval received praise from colleagues and viewers after they stayed in the field and broadcast the rescue efforts from Tropical Storm Harvey even as floodwaters forced the evacuation of their station’s building.

Airbnb to collect 2% lodging tax for Bentonville

posted: 08/28/2017 2:28 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Airbnb will begin collecting and remitting a 2 percent lodging tax on bookings in Bentonville starting Friday, making the city one of only two in the state to have such an agreement with the short-term rental website.

Ambulance firm tells competitor to cease

posted: 08/28/2017 2:27 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Central EMS officially notified Caliber Patient Care to stick to the area of patient transport the private ambulance service is allowed to provide.

Fayetteville police, businesses stay alert for fake IDs

posted: 08/28/2017 2:27 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE — Underage drinking and fake IDs can be an issue anywhere, but the problem amplifies when 20,000 undergraduates roll into town.

Spa City wants copy of engineering report

posted: 08/28/2017 2:26 a.m.

HOT SPRINGS -- City Manager David Frasher said Friday the city is contemplating seeking a court order to compel the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa to release a copy of an engineering report that the city says supports its position that the hotel is unsafe.

Benton County seeks vote-device funds

posted: 08/28/2017 2:26 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials will look at ways to pay for new voting equipment because state matching money is uncertain.

County gets abandoned cash

posted: 08/28/2017 2:25 a.m.

TEXARKANA — Thanks to the efforts of two of Miller County’s elected officials, the county’s general fund grew by more than $400,000 this month.

Utility work shuts Cantrell Road lane

posted: 08/28/2017 2:25 a.m.

Utility work will require a lane closure on a one-block section of Cantrell Road in Little Rock for four days beginning today, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

NOTEWORTHY DEATHS: Texas Chain Saw Massacre director

posted: 08/28/2017 2:23 a.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Tobe Hooper, the horror movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation The Texas Chain Saw Massacre shocked audiences with its brutally frightful vision, has died. He was 74.

Other days

updated: 08/28/2017 2:22 a.m.

100 years ago Aug. 28, 1917

OPINION — Editorial : It's nice to have friends

posted: 08/28/2017 2:22 a.m.

If the chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville erred at all when he described the Walton family's latest gift to the university as a "giant step ... in the right direction," it was on the side of understatement. That's how Joseph Steinmetz, the school's chancellor since 2016, described the Waltons' latest act of noblesse oblige toward not only the school but the state. For one great deed leads to another as each as a catalytic, a synergistic effect on the evolving whole. It may take a while for even a career administrator to grow accustomed to the continuing effect a great family can have on a small, closely knit state like this one.

OPINION: This American land

posted: 08/28/2017 2:21 a.m.

We're living in the middle of a national crisis of solidarity--rising racial bitterness, pervasive distrust, political dysfunction. So what are the resources we can use to pull ourselves together? What can we draw upon to tell a better American story than the one Donald Trump tells, one that will unite us instead of divide us and yield hopeful answers instead of selfish ones?

OPINION — Editorial : 'Dixie' suspended

posted: 08/28/2017 2:21 a.m.

Now word comes from Midland, Texas, and from Lee High School, no less. (Yes, it was named for that Lee.) The powers that be at the school say they've suspended the use of the song "Dixie" during ball games. The band won't be allowed to play it.

OPINION : My fellow Republicans ...

posted: 08/28/2017 2:20 a.m.

Many have said that President Donald Trump isn't a Republican. They are correct, but for a reason more fundamental than those usually given.

OPINION- Guest writer: A life spared

posted: 08/28/2017 2:18 a.m.

Last Friday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that he intends to commute the death sentence Jason McGehee received for his role in the death of my beloved brother John Melbourne Jr.

OPINION : How hate wins

posted: 08/28/2017 2:18 a.m.

What happened in Charlottesville was terrible.

Letters

posted: 08/28/2017 2:17 a.m.

Their agenda of hate

See Wonder Boys regain their power

posted: 08/28/2017 2:14 a.m.

When Springdale's Cua' Rose redshirted during Pittsburg State's (Kan.) playoff run in 2014, he decided he needed to return to Arkansas.

GOLF ROUNDUP: Johnson pulls off stunner in playoff

posted: 08/28/2017 2:12 a.m.

In a FedEx Cup playoff opener that felt like a heavyweight bout, Dustin Johnson delivered back-to-back blows to beat Jordan Spieth in The Northern Trust.

Smiles all around as fighters savor bout

posted: 08/28/2017 2:11 a.m.

LAS VEGAS -- Conor McGregor was drinking Irish whiskey and acting like he had won. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was reminiscing about his early days as a fighter and looking forward to a different kind of business at his strip club.

Texas League: Naturals' 2 errors give Travs victory

posted: 08/28/2017 2:10 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- The Arkansas Travelers took advantage of their opportunities again against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Sunday.

Stanton hits 50th home run, Marlins sweep Padres

posted: 08/28/2017 2:09 a.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Astros, Rangers await word

posted: 08/28/2017 2:08 a.m.

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros and Texas Rangers won't travel to Houston as planned after their games Sunday in California because of torrential floodwaters that have engulfed the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Reserves lift Redskins late; Bengals starters sharp early

posted: 08/28/2017 2:07 a.m.

LANDOVER, Md. — Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals’ starters shrugged off a rough start to the preseason to finish exactly the way they wanted.

PULASKI COUNTY PRVIEW BAPTIST PREP: Grounded Eagles seek gains

posted: 08/28/2017 2:05 a.m.

For Baptist Prep, it's kind of like hitting the reset button, Coach Morgan Cruce said on the heels of an 0-10 season last fall at the west Little Rock Class 4A private school.

NFL Notes

posted: 08/28/2017 2:05 a.m.

Kizer named starting QB

Coordinator carousel

posted: 08/28/2017 2:03 a.m.

The CFL has come to the SEC.

No. 14 Stanford rolls Down Under

posted: 08/28/2017 2:02 a.m.

SYDNEY -- Running back Bryce Love didn't take long to prove that he's a very competent replacement for Christian McCaffrey at Stanford.

State sports briefs

posted: 08/28/2017 2:01 a.m.

Spurrier to speak at LRTD Club

Off the wire

posted: 08/28/2017 2:01 a.m.

Minor leaguer injured

Second Thoughts: Reality show seeks athletes with dreams

posted: 08/28/2017 2 a.m.

A new reality show on NBC Sports Network has helped determine spots on several U.S. national team camps.

Vehicle-safety rules lagging driverless cars

posted: 08/28/2017 1:58 a.m.

When the U.S. government began regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seat belts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact so it wouldn't spear the driver.

Patrolling robot adds to security monitoring mall

posted: 08/28/2017 1:57 a.m.

HOUSTON -- The security robot stopped in front of its boss, who had blocked its path in the parking garage of the swanky River Oaks District.

Uber ban of minors doesn't deter all

updated: 08/28/2017 1:56 a.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Teenager Emily Lieber needed a ride home from the bus stop, so she did what her parents might do: She called Uber.

Guam still a tourist draw despite N. Korea threat

posted: 08/28/2017 1:55 a.m.

TAMUNING, Guam -- After North Korea threatened to lob missiles toward Guam, the people of this American territory in the western Pacific stayed calm. One thing that certainly helped the mood: Its tourists aren't the kind to shy away.

ON COMPUTERS: When it comes to website names, short ones get snapped up quickly

posted: 08/28/2017 1:55 a.m.

We learned some interesting things about websites. For example, the minimum length for a top-level domain -- the dot-something at the end of the website's name -- is two letters. There are 676 possible two-letter websites for every top-level domain, and all of them have been taken, according to WebMastersJury.com.

Verizon sets unlimited-plan rates

posted: 08/28/2017 1:54 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers.

Streaming services strive to sign country music fans

posted: 08/28/2017 1:54 a.m.

Kelly Rich, who worked at Taylor Swift's label for 10 years, jumped to Amazon Music a few months ago to help bridge a gap between the tech giant and a segment of the listening public that's been slow to change.

Ford explores China electric-car venture

posted: 08/28/2017 1:53 a.m.

BEIJING -- Ford Motor Co. and a Chinese automaker said last week that they are looking into setting up a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric cars in China.

BANKRUPTCY WATCH

posted: 08/28/2017 1:53 a.m.

ALEXANDER Brandi M. McCoy, 14537 Skyline Drive, Aug. 18, 2017, Chapter 13.

Business news in brief

posted: 08/28/2017 1:53 a.m.

U.K. to test driverless trucks in convoy

Fantastic Voyagers

posted: 08/28/2017 1:50 a.m.

In the shadow, one might say, of the Great American Eclipse, a major anniversary in the history of space exploration -- and indeed cosmic consciousness -- is being celebrated.

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!: Born to edit: We just cannot help it

posted: 08/28/2017 1:47 a.m.

This is an old story, but still one of my favorites. A couple of years back, my friend Shannon enlightened me about the Vigilante Copy Editor surreptitiously roaming Pratt Institute, an art school in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Marathon runners slowing, study says

posted: 08/28/2017 1:46 a.m.

Calling itself the largest analysis of U.S. road race results, a report published this summer concluded that "American runners have never been slower."

OPPORTUNITIES: Run or skip, but hop to it to get registered

posted: 08/28/2017 1:46 a.m.

The longest-listed event in the Road Runners Club of America's 20-race Arkansas Grand Prix Series (tied with Spa 10K) returns at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Sun damage is avoidable skin-aging factor

posted: 08/28/2017 1:45 a.m.

I'm pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10-year-old Hershey bar with crow's feet.

Slim Pickings

posted: 08/28/2017 1:45 a.m.

WHAT: Great Value Tropickles

Exercising a mind, body at same time tests out as winner

posted: 08/28/2017 1:44 a.m.

Learning a second language as an adult is difficult. Could learning while you exercise make it easier?

MASTER CLASS: Unilateral exercises deserve to be part of routine

posted: 08/28/2017 1:43 a.m.

Unilateral exercises can sometimes feel inefficient, given that one side of the body is at rest while another side is engaged. But there are a number of benefits to unilateral training that aren't necessarily obvious.

Super Quiz: Animals: CA

posted: 08/28/2017 1:43 a.m.

1. It has humps.

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/28/2017 1:42 a.m.

DEAR READERS: Today's Sound Off is about the apparel young women wear on television:

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/28/2017 1:42 a.m.

Happy birthday. The business you get into in November will be helped along by friends. There's a family addition in 2018 that opens up new horizons.

On Christianity

posted: 08/28/2017 1:41 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My family never got along very well, and over the years we just drifted apart and don't have anything to do with each other. Now that I'm older I'd like to do something about this, but I'm not sure they even care. Should I try, or just leave it alone?

Washington County Restaurant Inspections

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness.

Bentonville's new building moving ordinance tool for historic preservation

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- An amended building relocation ordinance will allow historic structures to be moved and resettled in the city, including the former home of Louise Thaden.

Football: Witcher adds to Pea Ridge arsenal

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

PEA RIDGE -- Jordan Witcher had already impressed his new teammates before he ever laced up his shoulder pads or buckled his chin strap.

ASU's work to save red wolves hits close to home

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

JONESBORO -- Arkansas State University, which changed its mascot from the Indians to the Red Wolves in 2008, is now working toward helping save the endangered species.

UA notebook

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

Tech grant to aid postgraduate work

Benton County Marriage Licenses

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

Aug. 17

Public Meetings

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

Today 1 p.m. Washington Water Authority -- Authority Office, 12567 W. U.S. 62 in Farmington

Group begins push for judges

updated: 08/28/2017 3:14 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- A conservative group that had an important role in placing Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court will start its effort today to get President Donald Trump's lower-court nominees confirmed by the Senate.

Washington County Fair participation expected to be higher

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- More children are raising small animals, making crafts and canning food for the Washington County Fair.

Enrollment growth continues in Northwest Arkansas schools

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

Most Northwest Arkansas school districts welcomed more students into their classrooms on the first day of school than they did last year.

2 sides accusatory in Burma

updated: 08/28/2017 3:13 a.m.

BANGKOK -- Burma's government and advocates for the country's Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority traded charges Sunday of killing civilians, burning down buildings and planting land mines, as clashes that began last week when insurgents launched attacks against police posts continued.

Washington County marriage licenses

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

Aug. 10

OPINION — Editorial : The Navy way

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

The apparent death of 10 sailors last week after the USS John S. McCain, a Navy destroyer, collided with an oil tanker near Singapore was the fourth accident involving a Navy warship in Asian waters this year. This awful record shows the necessity of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson’s decision to launch a broad inquiry into Navy operations to see if there is anything the Navy can do to improve its training or its management practices and make such mishaps less likely.

UA professor receives honor

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

A University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, journalism professor has been named the recipient of the 2017 Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship.

Hog Calls: Razorbacks, fans shouldn’t overlook business at hand

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

Florida A&M just offered first-game prudent perspective to Arkansas.

Gomes hits slam as Indians sweep Royals 12-0

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

Yan Gomes hit a grand slam to highlight Cleveland’s nine-run second inning, and the AL Central-leading Indians completed a three-game shutout sweep.

Benton County Restaurant Inspections

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness.

DEAR ABBY: Childhood dog bite victim is happy with pet-free life

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: I'm not a dog person. I'm not even an animal person. I am, however, surrounded by dog owners -- my family, my husband's family, my neighbors. Back in middle school, I was bitten several times by dogs while delivering my paper route.

Japan downs Lufkin

posted: 08/28/2017 1 a.m.

SOUTH WILLIAMS-PORT, Pa. — The crack of the bat, the gasp from the crowd, a fist pump on the trip around the bases and then a happy hop to waiting teammates at home plate.

Sunday, August 27

The Recruiting Guy: Hogs offer 2020 guard Moses Moody

posted: 08/27/2017 6:18 p.m.

Highly regarded sophomore guard Moses Moody of North Little Rock has received an offer from Arkansas during today's visit to Fayetteville.

Wayward bull corralled on interstate highway

posted: 08/27/2017 2:06 p.m.

State police have helped capture a wayward bull that was found walking along a major interstate highway in New Jersey.

Police: Man injured, suspect in custody after shooting inside Little Rock club

posted: 08/27/2017 10:59 a.m.

Little Rock police say they have a suspect in custody after a shooting inside a Little Rock club Sunday morning.

LATEST: 800 to 1,200 needed rescue in Galveston County

updated: 08/27/2017 6:14 p.m.

A Galveston County official says Hurricane Harvey has caused unprecedented flooding there and 800 to 1,200 residents have had to be rescued.

Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters in Houston

updated: 08/27/2017 6:13 p.m.

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation's fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: Arkansas firm buys Little Rock building for $9.85M; North Little Rock apartments sell for $4.9M

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Two LLC of West Memphis paid $9.85 million this month to buy the Pavilion Centre, a four-story office building at 8315 Cantrell Road in Little Rock.

Paper Trails: PAPER TRAILS: 2 chefs from state get cooking on TV competitions; Olivia Newton-John concert rescheduled

posted: 08/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

COOK LOOK: Paige Ferguson, a seventh-grader at Atkins Middle School, will get cooking on Tuesday's episode of Chopped Junior -- a Food Network youth culinary competition. Proud Superintendent Joe Fisher tells us a watch party will begin at 6 p.m. at the Atkins High School auditorium before the 7 p.m. show.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: Pretty girl at stoplight turns out to be his blind date

posted: 08/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

Jerry Garrison didn't know until he went to pick up his blind date in summer 1966 that he had already seen her -- at a stoplight where he had tried mightily to get her attention just hours earlier.

Police kill Little Rock teen after officer shot in fight

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Little Rock man was killed by police after he shot an officer in the leg during a disturbance outside a restaurant in Pine Bluff early Saturday, authorities said.

Medical marijuana industry expected to bring new jobs to Arkansas

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A one-man testing lab in Greenbrier is poised to add up to seven employees, spend more than $1 million on equipment and buy several vehicles to capitalize on the coming sale of medical marijuana in Arkansas.

Obtaining 'Real IDs' in Arkansas proves complex; for new licenses, devil’s in details

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

To fly on an airliner or enter a federal building three years from now, U.S. residents will have two options: gather their birth certificates, Social Security cards and proof of residence to show at the door or get a Real ID.

Arkansas authorities arrest woman wanted in death of passenger thrown off freight train

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Tennessee woman wanted as an accessory in the death of an Arkansas man who was thrown off a freight train in Wyoming earlier this month was arrested Thursday by Hot Springs police.

New film society brings a bit of Hollywood to Little Rock; Adam Driver among guests at premiere event

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A new society with deep roots in Arkansas is bringing the magic of Hollywood to Little Rock, with a goal of demystifying moviemaking.

Arkansas man admits to burning his store

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Clarendon man who admitted setting fire to his electronics store in December and then making it look like the arson was ordered by corrupt law enforcement officers has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of making a false statement to the FBI.

Class 7A Super Six: NO. 1 SPRINGDALE HAR-BER: No pressure: Wildcats aren't sweating expectations

posted: 08/27/2017 4:27 a.m.

Springdale Har-Ber Coach Chris Wood has answered one question plenty this preseason.

2 single-vehicle crashes in Arkansas leave two drivers dead

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Monticello man died Saturday in a one-vehicle accident in Fayetteville, one of two crashes reported Saturday by Arkansas State Police.

Police make 3 arrests after finding pills and gun in Arkansas home

posted: 08/27/2017 4:27 a.m.

A father, his daughter and another woman were arrested last week after investigators raided a Bella Vista home and found nearly 8 pounds of a Schedule I drug, police said.

HIGH PROFILE: Holly Krepps, daughter of old Little Rock family, has not left her home behind

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

JASPER -- The same breeze that lifts her great black Friesian's rippled mane is plucking at Holly Krepps' hair, too, as she tries to explain why horses are "the best" teachers at Circle Yoga Shala.

State attorneys ask judge to dismiss suit over loitering law

posted: 08/27/2017 4:27 a.m.

Attorneys for the state have asked a federal judge to throw out a recent lawsuit challenging a "more tailored and restricted" version of the state's anti-loitering law.

Arkansans vote to add Dale Chihuly work to Crystal Bridges' permanent collection

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

BENTONVILLE — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will add Dale Chihuly’s colorful Fiori Boat to its permanent collection, acquiring the work after it emerged as the winner of a public vote.

Historic Little Rock group puts I-30 wishes in writing

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock's leading preservation organization has concluded that the $631.7 million Interstate 30 corridor project would have a lesser impact on historical neighborhoods if it is built as an eight-lane thoroughfare through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Man gets 30-year term in Arkansas bank heist

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

After pleading guilty to helping in the robbery of a Mineral Springs bank, a man was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Harvey settles in; Texas holds breath

posted: 08/27/2017 4:16 a.m.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Harvey spun deeper into Texas on Saturday, injuring 14 people after the former hurricane crashed into homes and businesses along the coastline late Friday. At least one person was killed in a fire that was considered storm-related.

Arpaio's pardon sets off firestorm

posted: 08/27/2017 4:15 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's end-of-the-week pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio touched off a political outcry that did not abate Saturday even as much of the nation was focused on a storm pummeling Texas.

Girl Scouts signals to Boys to back off

updated: 08/27/2017 4:09 a.m.

Long plagued by declining membership, the Boy Scouts is considering a campaign to recruit in a previously untapped market: girls.

Hunley deaths solved?

updated: 08/27/2017 4:07 a.m.

Cheers rose when the H.L. Hunley broke the ocean's surface for the first time in more than a century. Since it vanished during a 1864 naval battle, the Confederate submarine had sat on the seafloor off the coast near Charleston, S.C., its heavy iron hull gathering barnacles and rust.

TV news shows

posted: 08/27/2017 4:07 a.m.

Lineup of guests for today’s TV news shows:

In latest mission, survival an emphasis

posted: 08/27/2017 4:06 a.m.

CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan -- In Marine Brig. Gen. Roger B. Turner Jr.'s office on this small, dusty base, there is a leather couch, a map of Helmand province and a white board marked with half a dozen goals. One of them reads: "Get thru fighting season."

Rallies scrapped over violence fear

updated: 08/27/2017 4:04 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO -- The organizer of a "freedom rally" planned Saturday near the Golden Gate Bridge scrapped the idea in favor of a news conference about 15 miles away, and protesters claimed victory when both events were canceled.

17,000 guardsmen get to keep bonuses

updated: 08/27/2017 4:03 a.m.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- More than 17,000 California National Guard soldiers won't have to repay more than $190 million in enlistment bonuses and other payments handed out in error between 2004 and 2010, the Pentagon has determined.

U.S. indicts radical cleric on terror charges

updated: 08/27/2017 4:02 a.m.

NEW YORK -- A radical Muslim cleric who was convicted of stirring up racial hatred in Britain was indicted Friday in New York on charges of recruiting potential terrorists.

Lobbyists get subpoenas over ties to ex-Trump aides

posted: 08/27/2017 4:01 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, have issued subpoenas to several prominent Washington lobbying firms as the probe examines the finances of two former Trump campaign advisers, according to people with knowledge of the requests.

California seeks OK on new execution rules

posted: 08/27/2017 3:59 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO -- California correctional officials on Friday asked state regulators to approve a revised method of carrying out death sentences after years of delays that have stalled executions since 2006.

Transgender troops call Trump ban step backward

updated: 08/27/2017 3:58 a.m.

SAN DIEGO -- Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed from service and that indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting in the military is a step backward for civil rights and will promote inequality in the armed forces.

Senators seek ban on cigarette flavor

posted: 08/27/2017 3:57 a.m.

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., is pushing for a ban on menthol cigarettes, arguing that tobacco companies disproportionately target blacks when they market and promote the cigarettes.

Ethnic Rohingya attempt to flee violence in Burma

updated: 08/27/2017 3:56 a.m.

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh -- Thousands of ethnic Rohingya Muslims were trying to cross from Burma into Bangladesh on Saturday, after an attack by Rohingya militants in western Burma that left 89 people dead in an escalation of communal violence that has plagued the region.

Spain unites for peace march

updated: 08/27/2017 3:54 a.m.

BARCELONA, Spain -- Hundreds of thousands of peace marchers flooded the heart of Barcelona on Saturday, shouting "I'm not afraid" -- a public rejection of violence after extremist attacks that killed 15 people, Spain's deadliest attack in more than a decade.

Syria forces wrest chunk of ISIS turf

updated: 08/27/2017 3:53 a.m.

BEIRUT -- Syrian government forces and their allies have captured a wide area from the Islamic State extremist group in the country's center, two days after besieging it, an opposition monitoring group and a Syrian military arm said Saturday.

Boy's death in drug bust draws protest

posted: 08/27/2017 3:48 a.m.

MANILA, Philippines -- Thousands of Filipinos poured out of their homes to join a funeral march Saturday for Kian Loyd delos Santos, the 17-year-old boy whose death at the hands of police has galvanized opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs.

Ex-premier fled country, Thai official says

posted: 08/27/2017 3:47 a.m.

BANGKOK -- Facing a possible 10-year jail term, former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra fled the country ahead of a court verdict her supporters say was politically motivated, a senior member of her party said.

Mosque vandal finds forgiveness

updated: 08/27/2017 3:43 a.m.

FORT SMITH -- On a night last October, Abraham Davis borrowed his mother's white minivan, drove a friend to a Fort Smith mosque and stood guard as the friend drew swastikas and curses on its windows and doors.

NWADG OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Mays-Hunt's biggest desire: Another state title for Tigers

posted: 08/27/2017 3:43 a.m.

Kam'Ron Mays-Hunt knows there is one thing that will make his high school football career complete -- a state championship ring.

Ex-skinhead makes countering hate his mission

posted: 08/27/2017 3:42 a.m.

CHICAGO -- As a leader of the American white supremacist movement nearly 30 years ago, Christian Picciolini wrote propaganda, devised infiltration strategies and brokered mergers with similar organizations in the United States.

U.S. not getting kids to eat veggies, critique of claim says

posted: 08/27/2017 3:41 a.m.

The Department of Agriculture has invested seven years and several million dollars in a popular program that claims it gets students to eat significantly more fruits and vegetables.

Harvey closes oil, gas facilities, disrupts air travel

updated: 08/27/2017 3:40 a.m.

DALLAS -- Key oil and gas facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast have temporarily shut down as Harvey pounds the region with torrential rain and high winds.

Agency behind on nuclear waste purge in Idaho

posted: 08/27/2017 3:38 a.m.

In the early days of atomic energy, the federal government powered up an experimental reactor in Idaho with an ambitious goal: create a "wonder fuel" for the nation.

Storm deals blow to farmers in Texas

posted: 08/27/2017 3:38 a.m.

Texas farmers are assessing damage caused by Hurricane Harvey after it slammed into the coast, knocking over grain storage tanks and damaging cotton crops.

Deaths rise to 28 in mosque attack

posted: 08/27/2017 3:34 a.m.

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The number of people killed in an attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers rose to at least 28 -- up from 20 -- including women and children, the chief of Kabul's hospitals said Saturday.

U.S. journalist dies in S. Sudan battle

posted: 08/27/2017 3:34 a.m.

JUBA, South Sudan — An American has been killed in civil war-torn South Sudan, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday, while South Sudan’s army and opposition said the journalist was caught in the fighting between the two sides.

Sacramento plane slide delays flights

posted: 08/27/2017 3:33 a.m.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Flights were back on schedule Saturday at Sacramento International Airport after a private plane slid off a runway, causing delays.

Washington news in brief

updated: 08/27/2017 3:32 a.m.

Boozman at home after heart surgery

The world in brief

updated: 08/27/2017 3:31 a.m.

Iraqis claim key town 90% free of ISIS

The nation in brief

updated: 08/27/2017 3:28 a.m.

More charges filed over rally violence

Names and faces

updated: 08/27/2017 3:27 a.m.

When filmmaker James Cameron called Wonder Woman heroine Diana Prince "an objectified icon," legions of fans quickly took to the Internet to defend the movie, which has been widely heralded as a rare achievement for feminists in Hollywood.

In the news

updated: 08/27/2017 3:26 a.m.

Matt "Airistotle" Burns of Staten Island, N.Y., defended his title as the world's best at pretend-playing guitar, finishing ahead of runners-up from Germany and Australia at the 22nd Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, Finland.

ASU's work to save red wolves hits close to home

posted: 08/27/2017 3:26 a.m.

Arkansas State University, which changed its mascot from the Indians to the Red Wolves in 2008, is now working toward helping save the endangered species.

Step by NLR to allow concrete pile's cleanup

posted: 08/27/2017 3:20 a.m.

North Little Rock's City Council is set to forgive a local business for ignoring its direction from months earlier, with a proposal Monday to allow the removal and sale of recycled concrete from an unauthorized site for use on an interstate construction project.

Arkansas man arrested in lewd-text case

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 36-year-old Conway man was arrested Thursday on accusations that he slipped a 13-year-old girl his phone number and then sent lewd text messages to her mother, who was posing as the teen, police said.

UA professor receives honor

posted: 08/27/2017 3:15 a.m.

A University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, journalism professor has been named the recipient of the 2017 Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship.

Arkansas city's lawsuits target 3 motels

posted: 08/27/2017 3:14 a.m.

The city of Texarkana has filed civil lawsuits against three motels it claims are facilitating criminal activity.

Arkansas authorities file charges related to gunfire; woman, 47, faces tampering counts

posted: 08/27/2017 3:13 a.m.

Texarkana police have arrested a 47-year-old woman in a shooting Thursday at a convenience store parking lot, police said.

Road job to close U.S. 67/167 lanes

posted: 08/27/2017 3:12 a.m.

Work on a $79.2 million project to widen a section of U.S. 67/167 in Pulaski and Lonoke counties will require another week of lane closures beginning today, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

Exhibitions set at ASU's Bradbury museum

posted: 08/27/2017 3:10 a.m.

Arkansas State University announced the Bradbury Art Museum's 2017-18 season exhibitions.

Bridge inspections to close I-30 lanes

posted: 08/27/2017 3:10 a.m.

A routine inspection of the Interstate 30 bridges over DeRoche Creek in Clark and Hot Spring counties will require lane closings Monday and Tuesday, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

Music review: Crowell a reminder of live shows' power

posted: 08/27/2017 3:04 a.m.

God save Rodney Crowell.

Monthlong lane closings set

posted: 08/27/2017 3:02 a.m.

Work on Interstate 49 in Bentonville will require lane closings on I-49, U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 and Arkansas 72 beginning Monday and lasting for about a month, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

City official gets earful on business fees plan

posted: 08/27/2017 2:59 a.m.

A proposal to establish a citywide business license is off the table in Texarkana because of opposition voiced by business owners Thursday during a public meeting at City Hall.

I-49 overpass work to close lanes of U.S. 62

posted: 08/27/2017 2:59 a.m.

Crews placing bridge beams over a section of U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 in Bentonville will require closing all lanes of the roadway for multiple 15-minute intervals for five nights beginning Monday, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

Other days

updated: 08/27/2017 2:58 a.m.

100 years ago

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 08/27/2017 2:57 a.m.

Library to collect glasses for eclipse

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 08/27/2017 2:56 a.m.

Jobs project exec to speak at school

Environment notebook

posted: 08/27/2017 2:55 a.m.

Comments sought on air-permit draft

Education notebook

posted: 08/27/2017 2:55 a.m.

Academy program to expand in Helena

Police beat

posted: 08/27/2017 2:54 a.m.

Gunfire outside club badly injures 1 man

Burglaries

posted: 08/27/2017 2:52 a.m.

The following burglaries are from reports collected from the North Little Rock Police Department. The names listed are of those who reported a burglary and the dates are when the crime is believed to have taken place. (The Little Rock Police Department burglary reports were unavailable.)

University of Arkansas notebook

posted: 08/27/2017 2:51 a.m.

Tech grant to aid postgraduate work

Powerball

posted: 08/27/2017 2:50 a.m.

The winning numbers drawn Saturday night in Powerball are: 7-15-32-38-66

Higher education notebook

posted: 08/27/2017 2:50 a.m.

UAPB event to host Fresh Prince's Ali

Mayweather stops McGregor in 10th

posted: 08/27/2017 2:48 a.m.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped UFC champion Conor McGregor on his feet in the 10th round Saturday night, ending the boxing spectacle of the summer.

Position Analysis: Hogs produce NFL-ready players at tight end

posted: 08/27/2017 2:45 a.m.

Tight ends have played a vital role of the Arkansas Razorbacks offense for nearly a decade, and there is no pullback in sight.

GAC PREVIEW: HENDERSON ST.: Reddies say they stack up

posted: 08/27/2017 2:41 a.m.

The first five Great American Conference championships didn't leave Arkadelphia, and in the first week of the 2017 season, Henderson State University will face the team that ended that streak.

Jockey Club names Cella

posted: 08/27/2017 2:39 a.m.

The Jockey Club, which establishes recommended standards for thoroughbred racing in North America, named Louis Cella one of its five new members on Thursday.

Like it is: Will Thursday's game be the Hogs' last Little Rock hurrah?

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

There seem to be questions surrounding Arkansas' season-opening game Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium against Florida A&M.

Volunteer pair inspired to help abused children

posted: 08/27/2017 2:35 a.m.

Passion and fashion will collide Sept. 6 in an evening of fundraising and fun at the Woman of Inspiration event, courtesy of Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas.

The Eclipse Effect

posted: 08/27/2017 2:35 a.m.

An event as rare as a solar eclipse would be notorious for triggering three of the greatest minutes of fishing the world has ever known.

A PRIZE-WORTHY BASH: Honoring the troops

posted: 08/27/2017 2:35 a.m.

What's an auction without that venerated Casa Vista Magnifica vacation home in Costa Rica? It's hard to imagine that much-sold item missing from a major Little Rock fundraiser.

ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: AGFC says license ‘enhancements’ coming

posted: 08/27/2017 2:35 a.m.

Responding to criticism from sportsmen, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Friday it will improve the quality and functionality of its hunting and fishing licenses.

High school football report : PA to host late-night TV game

posted: 08/27/2017 2:34 a.m.

The Pulaski Academy Bruins are accustomed to playing under the lights, but the shine at Joe B. Hatcher Stadium will be a little brighter than normal in three weeks.

Calendar

posted: 08/27/2017 2:34 a.m.

NOTE For additions to this calendar, fax the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette at (501) 378-3869. Information on events also may be emailed to bhendricks@arkansasonline.com.

Little Rock Christian: Cohu intends to uphold standard

posted: 08/27/2017 2:33 a.m.

Little Rock Christian was 1-5 at one point during the 2016 season.

Jewelry designer sells 'exuberant self-expression'

posted: 08/27/2017 2:33 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Enter Laura Wass' Brooklyn studio and you will find brass bunny ears, candy-colored bras, gold crowns and other pieces that are a futuristic cross between happy-go-lucky and streetwise, something a young Judy Jetson might have worn to an intergalactic rave.

MIDSUMMER FUNDRAISER: Fairies + finger foods

posted: 08/27/2017 2:32 a.m.

Little fairies dressed in green and gold with wreaths of flowers on their heads greeted guests with "Welcome to a Midsummer Night's Dream" at a fundraiser for Arkansas Festival Ballet on Aug. 20 at South on Main.

MALE CALL: Colored laces on dress shoes fine for fun, not boardroom

posted: 08/27/2017 2:31 a.m.

Q. I recently bought a pair of dress shoes that came with two pairs of laces -- one brown to match the shoes and one blue, I guess to contrast. Is this a new look and is it OK ... and, if so, when?

Maumelle: Transition smooth with familiar face

posted: 08/27/2017 2:31 a.m.

Change can disrupt everything, but the Maumelle Hornets are not subscribing to that notion.

Luxe NY pawnshop does ritzy business

posted: 08/27/2017 2:30 a.m.

After she lost her job, Angela Rivers found herself in need of some quick cash. Instead of heading to her bank, she delved into her Brooklyn closet. An avid shoe and handbag collector, she took out her cherished chocolate brown Birkin and went across the river to Manhattan, where she had an appointment in the chaotic diamond district at a pawnshop called New York Loan Co.

Episcopal Collegiate: Wildcats' lost season leads to new coach

posted: 08/27/2017 2:30 a.m.

Episcopal Collegiate's winless season on the field last fall began against a Michael Carter-coached team.

OFF TO A GOOD START: Sweethearts' year of service starts with social, reception

posted: 08/27/2017 2:30 a.m.

"Don't forget to RSVP." That admonition has come to be a slogan of sorts when it comes to the various activities of the American Heart Association of central Arkansas' Sweethearts.

INSPIRING PATRONS: Party sets stage for honoring advocates for children

posted: 08/27/2017 2:29 a.m.

If the patron party is any indication, the 2017 Woman of Inspiration gala honoring Lisenne Rockefeller is going to be off the chain. More than $430,000 has already been raised ahead of the Sept. 6 main event, which is sold out.

Rattlers cruise in tuneup for Hogs

posted: 08/27/2017 2:28 a.m.

Ryan Stanley and Vincent Jefferies ran for touchdowns in Florida A&M's 29-7 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday.

TOAST TO GIFT-GIVING: Chancellor thanks donors to UALR with house party

posted: 08/27/2017 2:28 a.m.

Certain University of Arkansas at Little Rock donors were celebrated Tuesday during an intimate yet festive gathering at the home of UALR Chancellor Andrew Rogerson and his wife, Janessa. It was the first Chancellor's Circle event for the Rogersons.

Social calendar

posted: 08/27/2017 2:28 a.m.

7 The Dancing With Our Stars Gala to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation, 6 p.m. at the Little Rock Marriott. The event includes a dance competition with Arkansas celebrities. Tickets are $200. More information can be found at ctfarkansas.org.

Suggestions, emotions influence tips

posted: 08/27/2017 2:26 a.m.

At a cafe in Upstate New York, a waiter paused for a moment in the kitchen to draw a playing card from a shuffled deck before bringing a check out to a table of diners. If the card he drew was red, the waiter would give every diner at the table a high-quality chocolate in foil wrapping paper along with their bill. However, if the playing card he drew was black, the bill would come out chocolate-free.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: S. Florida rallies to beat San Jose St.

posted: 08/27/2017 2:26 a.m.

Quinton Flowers threw two touchdown passes and D'Ernest Johnson had two TD runs in a dominant second quarter that helped No. 19 South Florida overcome an early 16-point deficit to beat San Jose State 42-22 on Saturday in the first game under Coach Charlie Strong (Batesville, Central Arkansas).

SIGN OF THE TIMES: Exhibit explores the power of political posters old, new

posted: 08/27/2017 2:25 a.m.

An eye-catching mix of art and politics was on display at the Aug. 17 opening reception for "Sign of the Times, The Great American Political Poster 1844-2012." The exhibit is at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College's Wingate Gallery through Sept. 20. The exhibit was curated by Hal Wert, collector and professor of history at the Kansas City Art Institute.

LOUD AND PROUD: 43 Clinton School students get acquainted at reception

posted: 08/27/2017 2:24 a.m.

There was not a shy one to be found at a reception for the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service class of 2019. The affair, which also included members of the nonprofit sector, Clinton School grads and other dignitaries, was held Aug. 17 at Trapnall Hall.

NFL EXHIBITION ROUNDUP: Elliott gets cameo in Cowboys' victory

posted: 08/27/2017 2:24 a.m.

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas' star running back Ezekiel Elliott had eight touches in 10 plays in his only series of the exhibition season before undrafted rookie Cooper Rush rallied the Cowboys with two touchdown passes in a 24-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday night.

Dear Abby: Lady's mealtime kvetching tiresome, appetite spoiling

posted: 08/27/2017 2:23 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend, "Charlene," whom I met through a local charity organization. We have many things in common, including the fact that we're both retired and we enjoy each other's company. Charlene is slim (not skinny), very energetic and fit for her age.

NFL INJURY REPORT

posted: 08/27/2017 2:23 a.m.

PATRIOTS

NAIA: 6 INTs key Lyon's rout of Missouri Baptist

posted: 08/27/2017 2:22 a.m.

Lyon College 's defense intercepted six passes and used three short touchdown runs to beat Missouri Baptist 28-7 on Saturday night at Pioneer Stadium in Batesville.

Critical Mass: Just like a woman

posted: 08/27/2017 2:21 a.m.

Rock 'n' roll is a boys club. That's the critical orthodoxy and the truth.

Razorbacks Report: Enos sees uptick in run game

posted: 08/27/2017 2:19 a.m.

After a sketchy start with the running game for Arkansas' offensive starters, Dan Enos saw an upswing toward the end of camp.

'Reborn': Ballet Arkansas gets new leaders, diverse repertoire

posted: 08/27/2017 2:19 a.m.

Ballet Arkansas' new artistic team, not yet two months on the job, is already on its toes.

Spin Cycle: Crowning achievement: Royal watching, waiting

posted: 08/27/2017 2:18 a.m.

So there's this new show I'm watching.

The TV Column: We want our 34th serving of MTV video awards

posted: 08/27/2017 2:17 a.m.

It's time once again, music lovers, for the MTV Video Music Awards, commonly called the VMAs.

TV on DVD: Archie resides in Riverdale, but comic comparisons few

posted: 08/27/2017 2:16 a.m.

What is it? Riverdale, Season 1, 13 episodes on three discs from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

The Recruiting Guy: Hopes high for LR 6th-grade football

posted: 08/27/2017 2:16 a.m.

For the first time since 2005, the Little Rock School District will offer sixth-grade football and the hope it will produce numerous positive results, including increased participation in higher grades.

LET'S TALK: Nerds of the world lost a hero with death of Jerry Lewis

posted: 08/27/2017 2:16 a.m.

It's the day after the Aug. 20 death of Jerry Lewis. While a total eclipse of the sun is going on, I'm sitting at my office computer ... laughing. I'm on YouTube hunting up my favorite Jerry Lewis movie scenes, which I'll describe shortly.

Arkansas opponent capsules

posted: 08/27/2017 2:15 a.m.

GAME 1

Arkansas FAQ

posted: 08/27/2017 2:15 a.m.

Receivers, 3-4 switch unknowns

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Sunshine Boys on the stage at Murry's through Sept. 23

posted: 08/27/2017 2:14 a.m.

Roger M. Eaves and Don Bolinger play Al Lewis and Willie Clark, respectively, aka the Vaudeville team of Lewis and Clark, together for 43 years but now separated by mutual dislike -- until a big network wants them to reunite on the air, in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, Tuesday-Sept. 23 at Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock. Devin Robertson plays Ben Silverman, Willie's put-upon nephew and agent. Jim Brewi, Ryan Whitfield, Paige Carpenter and Candyce Hinkle round out the cast.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/27/2017 2:14 a.m.

Happy birthday. You've a balanced sense of your capabilities, but as you apply them to improving your lot, you'll find out that you vastly underestimated what you could do. The winter holidays will be romantic. You'll go into the new year with your integrity first, and this will make a lot of other things fall easily in line for you.

Tell Me About It: Dueling weddings stir strife

posted: 08/27/2017 2:13 a.m.

DEAR CAROLYN: My partner of six years and I are getting married in September next year and have been planning our wedding for about three months. My fiance's younger sister, "Laura," has been dating "Michael" for about two years. Rumor has it -- my fiance's mother informed me -- that Michael and Laura have been shopping for engagement rings. I really love them both and I am very excited for them.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Bird, Ellsbury lead Gray, Yankees over Mariners

posted: 08/27/2017 2:12 a.m.

NEW YORK -- There were plenty of times when the New York Yankees wondered when Greg Bird would play again.

Topping Texas

posted: 08/27/2017 2:11 a.m.

GUADALUPE PEAK, Texas -- Be nice to people on the way up because you'll meet them on the way down. So it goes for Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas.

Get a clue with a visit to old home

posted: 08/27/2017 2:11 a.m.

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Was it Tom Sawyer in Samuel Clemens' billiard room with a revolver?

Travel in Europe: Rural Romania is rich in history, folksy folk

posted: 08/27/2017 2:10 a.m.

Romania is full of surprises and wonderful people. And as you leave the capital of Bucharest, it gets even better. In the countryside, the history and traditional culture survive vividly.

Arkansans in the Minors

posted: 08/27/2017 2:10 a.m.

News and notes

Confederate monuments

posted: 08/27/2017 2:09 a.m.

The overdue momentum to remove various Confederate symbols, especially some 1,500 statues, from their perches has picked up across the country in the wake of right-wing violence in Charlottesville. In Gainesville, Fla., Durham, N.C., Baltimore, and elsewhere, the toppling has begun. In some cases, state or local authorities have driven the process. In others, activists have seized the initiative to speed things up.

Arkansans in the Majors

posted: 08/27/2017 2:09 a.m.

Arkansans in the Majors

LITTLE LEAGUE WS: Texas team advances to play Japan

posted: 08/27/2017 2:08 a.m.

Rounding second base with big strides, Mark Requena knew he had just given his teammates, and all of Texas, something to smile about.

OPINION- Column One: Great teachers I have known

posted: 08/27/2017 2:08 a.m.

It's not easy to choose the most ignorant comment of the month during these dog days of August, but surely a remark by the Hon. Paul LePage, governor and ignoramus-in-chief of the Great State of Maine, must rank up or rather down there. He dismissed teachers as "a dime a dozen" employees as he opened a new vocational school in his state. If only that were so, but it isn't--especially in his state, which is facing a shortage of teachers, not a surplus. Quality never comes cheap, especially in education, and good teachers are as scarce as ever in this country.

TEXAS LEAGUE: Travs collect 15 hits, 11 walks in runaway

posted: 08/27/2017 2:07 a.m.

The Arkansas Travelers used 15 hits to whip the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 13-3 at Arvest Ballpark on Saturday.

OPINION : Purchases from the peddler

posted: 08/27/2017 2:07 a.m.

When I imagine how most Arkansans lived a century ago, a rural setting immediately comes to my mind. Only in the modern era have most Arkansans lived in what is defined as urban areas. For many rural Arkansans prior to World War II, travel was slow and trips to town were infrequent. This relative isolation was occasionally relieved by the visit of a peddler.

Computer programmers

posted: 08/27/2017 2:06 a.m.

Why aren't there more female software developers in Silicon Valley? James Damore, the Google engineer fired for criticizing the company's diversity program, believes that it's all about "innate dispositional differences" that leave women trailing men.

Second Thoughts: Older bro's 'joke' spelled out on jersey

posted: 08/27/2017 2:05 a.m.

As it turns out, arguably the best nickname from Players Weekend was written down without actually thinking anyone would see it.

Facts about net neutrality

posted: 08/27/2017 2:05 a.m.

It's been portrayed as a standoff between giants, with tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix on one side and service providers like Comcast and Verizon on the other.

Off the wire

posted: 08/27/2017 2:05 a.m.

BASKETBALL

Guest column: Toyota, Mazda and tort reform

posted: 08/27/2017 2:05 a.m.

A recent article in USA Today described the breakneck competition going on among a dozen states over "one of the biggest potential job-creating bonanzas in the country, a giant new auto plant proposed by Toyota and Mazda."

BEST-SELLERS

posted: 08/27/2017 2:04 a.m.

1. ANY DREAM WILL DO by Debbie Macomber. As Shay Benson begins her life anew, building a relationship with Pastor Drew Douglas, her brother’s return threatens to undo it.

Eight men up

updated: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

By Coach Bret Bielema's reckoning, the writing was on the wall early in the 2016 season.

Undesired aftertaste

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

The one media member who predicted the Arkansas Razorbacks would win the 2017 SEC championship has not come forward publicly.

Hogs Position Analysis

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

Quarterback

PRESEASON ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

updated: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

PRESEASON ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

Arkansas Forecast: Hogs win nine; and this time, Aggies go down

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

The Forecast started 2016 with a dominating 8-2 run in predicting the outcomes of Arkansas Razorbacks games, including 3-0 on the tricky trio of at Auburn, and home against Florida and LSU, which wrapped up the first 10 games.

PREVIEW ASU RED WOLVES: Building the resume

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

A close look reveals a program on the brink of prestige.

Central Arkansas Preview: UCA looks to remove Sam Houston St. roadblock

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

Steve Campbell knows what it takes to break out of second place.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Preview: Coleman overhauls Lions' staff for smoother ride

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

Monte Coleman hopes new pieces will bring his team back to life.

State Sports Briefs

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL

Great American Conference Preview: Harding not amenable to relinquishing top spot

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

A year after Harding University's first undefeated conference championship, the team has a new head coach and starting quarterback.

Our need for high-tech weaponry

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

With threats, bribes, diplomacy and sanctions, American presidents of both parties have sought for 25 years to try to halt, or at least slow, North Korea's quest for a nuclear arsenal, to no avail.

Don't expect Lamar Jackson to pose again

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

WHICH PLAYER IS THE FAVORITE TO WIN THE HEISMAN TROPHY?

High school football FAQ

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

The high school football season begins Monday, so we’ll take a look at the top questions involving teams in the state for the 2016 season:

Can't miss games around the SEC

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

Time again to pick 12 football games this season involving SEC teams that you don’t want to miss.

Where threats to America come from

posted: 08/27/2017 2:02 a.m.

This month, a man was arrested in Oklahoma City for trying to detonate what he thought was 1,000 pounds of explosives in a cargo van parked downtown. The attack, he hoped, would cripple the government and start a revolution. Last October, three men were arrested in Kansas for plotting to bomb an apartment complex and a mosque using four cars laden with explosives.

OPINION : The National Socialists weren't socialists

posted: 08/27/2017 2:01 a.m.

The Nazis weren't socialists.

Truckers see bumps ahead with stop rule

posted: 08/27/2017 2 a.m.

Long-haul truck driver Dale Warren has felt the squeeze of the hours of service regulations, the rules that govern how long a trucker can drive -- and how long he or she must rest.

Slim Chickens open till 1 a.m. at 8 drive-thrus

posted: 08/27/2017 1:59 a.m.

While drive-thrus aren't typically part of a fast-casual restaurant's bag of tricks, from its inception, Slim Chickens has banked on serving drive-up customers.

OPINION — Editorial : Unclear, at last

posted: 08/27/2017 1:58 a.m.

"We will not talk about numbers of troops or our plans for further military activities. Conditions on the ground, not arbitrary timetables, will guide our strategy from now on. America's enemies must never know our plans or believe they can wait us out. I will not say when we are going to attack, but attack we will."

OPINION : A challenging season opener

posted: 08/27/2017 1:57 a.m.

On Thursday, Arkansas will open its 2017 football season at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium against an out-manned Florida A&M squad.

Warmer climate shifts harvest earlier for Italian winemakers

posted: 08/27/2017 1:57 a.m.

On a road winding through the heart of Barolo country, Michele Reverdito pulled his car over and stepped onto a sloping and sickly vineyard.

OPINION — Editorial : The right direction

posted: 08/27/2017 1:56 a.m.

In his address to the nation on Afghanistan, President Donald Trump was essentially correct in his analysis of many aspects of the conflict. But the opaque nature of his plan and what constitutes victory leaves Americans uncertain about the next chapter in America’s longest war.

Target re-tailors clothing lineup

posted: 08/27/2017 1:56 a.m.

When clothing brands such as Merona and Mossimo helped propel Target Corp. to new heights in the 1990s and early 2000s, an H&M was not in every mall.

OPINION : Look for Secret Service reforms

posted: 08/27/2017 1:55 a.m.

The news that the Secret Service's budget for the year has already been exhausted covering the protection of the Trump family, a large group who travel a lot, raises some issues.

OPINION : From worst to best

posted: 08/27/2017 1:54 a.m.

What appears initially to be the worst of times in our lives suddenly turns out to become the best thing that could have happened to us. Just ask former Fayetteville High football star Terrance Rock.

OPINION : JOHN BRUMMETT: My champions

posted: 08/27/2017 1:53 a.m.

Editor's note: This is a revised version of a column first published online-only Wednesday.

Letters

posted: 08/27/2017 1:53 a.m.

Does not understand

Drought-aid hay waits for haulers

posted: 08/27/2017 1:52 a.m.

Farmers around the country are donating tons of hay for ranchers whose livestock are suffering from the drought in the Northern Plains, but the officials and groups lining up the aid aren't finding it easy getting the feed to the region.

Denver pot club applicants face licensing-rules hurdles

posted: 08/27/2017 1:50 a.m.

Colorado's largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation's first legal marijuana clubs.

Victoria's Secret is bras that are sexy, CEO says

posted: 08/27/2017 1:48 a.m.

Victoria's Secret is moving back to its sexy, push-up bra roots. The multibillion-dollar lingerie industry has been headed in a different direction of late. But with sales down at Victoria's Secret, the underwear label is doubling down on its push-up staples in a bid to lure women back into its lace-filled stores.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

posted: 08/27/2017 1:47 a.m.

BANKING

BUSINESS AWARDS

posted: 08/27/2017 1:47 a.m.

MANUFACTURING

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

posted: 08/27/2017 1:46 a.m.

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more; deeds recorded July 24-July 28:

OIL & GAS REPORT

posted: 08/27/2017 1:46 a.m.

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 1 drilling permits, 1 well completions and 6 well recompletions. By county, they were:

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 08/27/2017 1:45 a.m.

Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more:

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 08/27/2017 1:45 a.m.

U.S. patents issued to Arkansans

On the cover

posted: 08/27/2017 1:44 a.m.

When it comes to creative figures, Walt Disney still leads the pack. Although he died in 1966, millions of people across the world still watch Disney movies and television shows, buy Disney merchandise and visit Disneyland and Disney World.

Growing out west

posted: 08/27/2017 1:07 a.m.

The opening of Bentonville West High School provided the extra credit for this town’s rapid growth.

Police bust underage drinkers to start the semester

posted: 08/27/2017 1:06 a.m.

Underage drinking and fake IDs can be an issue anywhere, but the problem amplifies when 20,000 undergraduates roll into town.

Rogers School Board conversation covers many topics

posted: 08/27/2017 1:05 a.m.

The School Board and Superintendent Marlin Berry met Saturday to discuss numerous topics ranging from changing attendance boundaries to the possibility of allowing advertising on school buses.

Bicyclist injured by barbed-wire trap on Fayetteville trail

posted: 08/27/2017 1:04 a.m.

A 72-year-old man was seriously injured after colliding with a barbed-wire trap Friday morning on a Fayetteville bike trail, according to police.

I-49 work to close lanes through September in Bentonville, Rogers

posted: 08/27/2017 1:03 a.m.

Work on Interstate 49 interchanges in Bentonville and Rogers will require lane closings sporadically from Monday through September, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.

ORT survey seeks input on bus service to work

posted: 08/27/2017 1:02 a.m.

Ozark Regional Transit and the Walton Family Foundation want to know what commuters between Fayetteville and Bentonville want in a public transportation system.

Doctor's UAMS gift to fund scholarship

posted: 08/27/2017 1:01 a.m.

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences doctor has donated to the academic medical center to start two scholarships.

Campaign funding set for online filing

posted: 08/27/2017 1:01 a.m.

A major upgrade for the state’s electronic campaign donor disclosure system will go online Sept. 1.

ALL-NWADG PRESEASON FOOTBALL TEAM: Hey, Missouri, how about a game?

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Bret Bielema suggested recently the idea of a high school all-star game involving Arkansas and Missouri to generate interest for the “Battle Line Rivalry” between the Razorbacks and Tigers. Missouri coach Barry Odom supports the idea as well.

BUSINESS PEOPLE Northwest Arkansas

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Heath Ward, executive director of Springdale Water Utilities, was named manager of the year by the Arkansas Water and Wastewater Managers Association during the group's 2017 annual conference in Memphis in July. He was cited for his work in the organization and supporting sound policies and legislation that have benefited water and wastewater providers across the state. Recipients of the award are selected by past winners. Ward is the association's secretary-treasurer and legislative chairman.

NWADG Newcomer of the Year: Rogers High's Loyd looks to make impact

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Hunter Loyd understands the pressures of playing quarterback under the bright Friday night lights.

MiLB: Travelers knock out Naturals pitching ace Griffin early

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Arkansas utilized 15 hits and 11 walks to whip Northwest Arkansas 13-3 at Arvest Ballpark on Saturday.

New coordinators galore in SEC

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

The CFL has come to the SEC.

Divorces granted

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

The following divorces granted were recorded in the circuit clerk's office Aug. 17-23.

Many reasons to support high school athletics

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Can you believe it’s come to this, where the simple and patriotic act of standing for the national anthem is now controversial?

Records

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Arrests

ON THE AGENDA

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Monday

Public meetings

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Monday

BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Fort Smith catheterization lab to expand

Bielema becomes ‘Daddy B’

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

How is new father Bret Bielema different? Assistant coaches see a special gleam, sparkle or just a new, more dainty walk.

Incorporations

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Benton County

Region could recycle much more, though material needs somewhere to go

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas throws away thousands of tons of recyclable materials a year by putting so many bottles, cans and cardboard boxes in trash cans instead of recycling bins, local officials say.

New Rhoads Ahead For Hogs

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

By Bret Bielema’s reckoning, the writing was on the wall early in the 2016 season.

Tiffany Murphy

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Tiffany Murphy has a resume with a strong emphasis on righting the wrongs committed by an imperfect justice system. A University of Arkansas associate professor of law and head of the UA Criminal Practice Clinic, Murphy has worked tirelessly on many post-conviction capital cases and practiced at the Federal Defender's Office Capital HabeasUnits in Philadelphia and Las Vegas. She also helped found the Oklahoma Innocence Project, helped revive the Midwest Innocence Project, and served as the director for both. At the UA, she is the recipient of the Arkansas Alumni Distinguished Service Award for her commitment to community service. Murphy is licensed to practice law in Florida, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Arkansas.

Patient Dingle ready for his turn at Harding

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

The new starting quarterback at Harding University plays with a starting quarterback who’s been the starter far too long.

Indians shut out Royals for second straight day

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

CLEVELAND — Mike Clevinger pitched six sharp innings and rookie Bradley Zimmer made a sensational catch in center field before ending Jason Hammel's bid for a perfect game, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

PRESEASON ALL-NWADG DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR ISAIAH NICHOLS, Springdale High: ‘That Dude’ shines on front line for Red’Dogs

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

Midway through the 2015 season, Isaiah Nichols provided a glimpse of what many have now come to know him by.

Small retailers aim to be fun spots

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

When sporting-goods retailer evo ships ski boots ahead of the winter season, some will be delivered to the company's competitors -- who will then help evo customers be sure the boots are a good fit.

WAC honors volunteers

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

The Walton Arts Center honored its volunteers at an Appreciation Night July 17 at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.

AT OUR BEST: Theater launches 12th season

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

TheatreSquared and a couple hundred of its closest friends got together Aug. 10 at Record in Bentonville as the professional theater company launched its 12th season.

Club news

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

BC Dems

Local notes

posted: 08/27/2017 1 a.m.

'Conversation' series starting

Free in the water: Mayflower teen makes world Paralympics swim team

posted: 08/27/2017 midnight

Julia Gaffney of Mayflower had no choice about being born without legs, but she did decide how to live life with the disability.

Keeping Kennedy is best way to spend vacation

posted: 08/27/2017 midnight

Best. Vacation. Ever.

James Peck: Arkansas Tech’s new museum director plans to revamp exhibits

posted: 08/27/2017 midnight

Florida native James Peck, the new director of Arkansas Tech University’s museum, had several reasons to have warm feelings about Arkansas when he applied for the job.

Just for them: Mother-son event to benefit community

posted: 08/27/2017 midnight

Mothers, grandmothers and sons of all ages are gearing up to wear capes and tutus for an evening of laughter, games and memories.

"Abbymania" is latest CWA wrestling event

posted: 08/27/2017 midnight

HOT SPRINGS — Championship Wrestling of Arkansas promoter Matt Riviera calls the latest beneficiary of the third Wrestle Raise someone special to him.

Michael Hester: New superintendent joins Batesville School District

posted: 08/27/2017 midnight

Michael Hester considers himself a servant leader and strongly believes in putting students first.

Where to dove hunt in Arkansas this season

posted: 08/27/2017 midnight

The opening of dove season on Sept. 2 this year will be one of Arkansas’ great social events. In grainfields from Blytheville to Texarkana, hunters numbering in the tens of thousands will gather to celebrate the break of the long hunting drought.

Through the ranks: Dream fulfilled for new Benton police chief

posted: 08/27/2017 midnight

As the eighth member of his family to be in law enforcement, Scotty Hodges has known for a long time that he wanted to be a police officer.

Saturday, August 26

Critics: Trump pardon his latest affront against judiciary

posted: 08/26/2017 4:36 p.m.

President Donald Trump's pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio shows a lack of regard for an independent judiciary, say critics who note Trump's past criticism of federal judges, including the chief justice of the United States.

Police: Man pulls out gun, tells Little Rock store employee to open safe

posted: 08/26/2017 4:02 p.m.

Little Rock police say a man robbed a store at gunpoint Saturday morning.

Naked man on nature trail says he's sunbathing; gets summons

posted: 08/26/2017 1:56 p.m.

A naked man who startled a mother and her children on a nature trail in Maine has been issued a summons by police.

Man in critical condition after shooting outside downtown Little Rock club

updated: 08/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock police say they are investigating after a shooting outside a club in downtown Little Rock Saturday morning.

Little Rock teen killed by police after shooting officer in leg in restaurant parking lot, authorities say

updated: 08/26/2017 9:49 a.m.

An 18-year-old Little Rock man was killed by police after he shot an officer in the leg during a disturbance in a restaurant parking lot early Saturday, authorities said.

LATEST: Governor says no confirmed deaths from Harvey

updated: 08/26/2017 1:55 p.m.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says there have been no confirmed deaths linked to Tropical Storm Harvey.

Damaging Hurricane Harvey settles in over southeast Texas

posted: 08/26/2017 8:06 a.m.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Hurricane Harvey settled over southeast Texas early Saturday, lashing the state's Gulf Coast with damaging winds and dumping torrents of rain over hundreds of miles of coastline that braced for what forecasters predicted would be life-threatening storm surges — basically walls of water moving inland.

VIDEO: 'Becoming Greater'

posted: 08/26/2017 5 a.m.

"Cheesecake." "Lunchbox." "Walk-on."

9,500 claimants in Arkansas cigarette settlement to get second round of checks

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

About 9,500 claimants in a $45 million Arkansas cigarette settlement should expect a second check in the mail under a Friday ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox that quadrupled the minimum payout to $400.

Ethics panel clears Little Rock mayoral hopeful of wrongdoing

posted: 08/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock mayoral hopeful Warwick Sabin was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Arkansas Ethics Commission on Friday after a complaint filed earlier this month accused Sabin's campaign of violating a state statute.

Arkansas man gets 7 years' probation in theft from armored-car company

posted: 08/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

A former armored-car guard has been sentenced to seven years on probation that's contingent on him repaying the company, Loomis Armored U.S., $29,960 that he stole.

Report cites illness in Arkansas day care death

posted: 08/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

A child found unconscious at a Pulaski County day care who died hours later Thursday appears to have suffered from an undiagnosed medical issue, according to a preliminary assessment from the medical examiner's office.

Free to read: Church volunteers lead literacy class for Pulaski County inmates

posted: 08/26/2017 4:29 a.m.

Four inmates attended the first literacy class at Pulaski County jail in January 2016, and volunteers Kathy Rateliff and Lucy Sausen weren't sure how things would go.

Arkansas will market health exchange on smaller budget

posted: 08/26/2017 4:29 a.m.

Although they're working with a smaller budget compared with last year, members of a state panel said Friday they hope to encourage more Arkansans to sign up for coverage offered on the state's health insurance exchange during the open enrollment period that starts Nov. 1.

Arkansas man gets 12 years in federal weapons, drug case

posted: 08/26/2017 4:29 a.m.

TEXARKANA -- A Texarkana man arrested with a cache of firearms after selling a "dead man's" grenade to a confidential source and leading police on a high-speed chase was sentenced Tuesday to more than 12 years in federal prison.

Brigade celebrates 100th anniversary in North Little Rock

posted: 08/26/2017 4:29 a.m.

Before members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Association arranged to meet Friday to celebrate the combat group's 100th anniversary, most had no idea how old the brigade actually was.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor : Mystery match: Interest in Mayweather-McGregor fueled by intrigue

posted: 08/26/2017 4:27 a.m.

Conor McGregor has been kept pretty much under wraps ever since his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was announced, emerging occasionally to trash Mayweather only to disappear again behind the closed doors of the UFC training center.

SEC completes price-fixing investigation, Tyson says

posted: 08/26/2017 4:27 a.m.

Tyson Foods on Friday said that the Securities and Exchange Commission has completed its investigation into allegations of price fixing and won't be taking further action against the company.

State upgrades electronic campaign donor disclosure system

posted: 08/26/2017 4:27 a.m.

A major upgrade for the state's electronic campaign donor disclosure system will go online Sept. 1.

Arkansas police find pot, pills, guns in home

posted: 08/26/2017 4:27 a.m.

A man was arrested after more than a pound of suspected methamphetamine and 322 Ecstasy pills were found in a residence, police said Friday.

National GOP slams white supremacists

posted: 08/26/2017 4:27 a.m.

The Republican National Committee walked the tightrope Friday in denouncing white supremacist groups without criticizing President Donald Trump, who waffled in his own statements in the days after violence this month in Virginia.

Category 4 Harvey hits Texas

posted: 08/26/2017 3:43 a.m.

Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas late Friday, blustering across the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade.

Fed chief defends controls on banks

updated: 08/26/2017 3:41 a.m.

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen on Friday defended the web of regulations the Fed helped enact after the 2008 financial crisis, saying it helped restore the banking system's health and disputing criticism that the rules have hurt lending.

Hutchinson schedules execution for one murderer, spares another

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday scheduled one condemned killer to die and hours later announced that he planned to spare the life of a different death-row inmate.

Trump ally Arpaio gets first pardon

posted: 08/26/2017 3:25 a.m.

President Donald Trump issued an executive pardon Friday to Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona sheriff, using his first act of presidential clemency to give reprieve to a political supporter known for his tough crackdown on illegal immigration.

Iran drones imperil Navy carrier flights

updated: 08/26/2017 3:22 a.m.

The presence of Iranian drones high above the Persian Gulf but relatively close to Navy aircraft and ships is worrying U.S. commanders.

Militants attack mosque in Kabul, slay 20 Shiites

updated: 08/26/2017 3:20 a.m.

Militants stormed a packed Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers in an attack that lasted hours and ended with at least 20 worshippers killed and another 50 seriously wounded, many of them children, an official said.

71 dead in Burma ethnic violence

updated: 08/26/2017 3:13 a.m.

Ethnic Rohingya militants in western Burma carried out overnight attacks on more than two dozen police and border outposts, leaving 12 security personnel and 59 Rohingya dead, the government said Friday.

North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles from coast

posted: 08/26/2017 3:12 a.m.

North Korea launched several short-range missiles from its coast today, dashing hopes in Washington and South Korea that the country would restrain from provocations to help pave the way for dialogue.

Texas statue remover sued

updated: 08/26/2017 3:11 a.m.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans is suing the University of Texas for removing four Confederate statues from the main area of campus in Austin.

GOP's ax for estate tax worries charitable groups

updated: 08/26/2017 3:09 a.m.

Most Republicans support killing the estate tax as part of a tax overhaul, but doing so could have dire consequences for something else conservatives cherish -- charitable giving.

S.C. order targets abortion clinics

updated: 08/26/2017 3:09 a.m.

One of President Donald Trump's earliest backers has signed an executive order directing state agencies not to allocate state and federal money to health care providers affiliated in any way with abortion clinics -- taking advantage of a law signed by the president to further restrict funding to abortion providers.

Parks' house needed in U.S., Berliner says

updated: 08/26/2017 3:01 a.m.

Bit by bit, American artist Ryan Mendoza disassembled the small wood-frame home of civil-rights icon Rosa Parks after learning that Detroit was going to have it demolished. He shipped it across the Atlantic Ocean and rebuilt it in Berlin, the German capital, saving the home and creating a tourist attraction there.

Court-martial set for retired general

posted: 08/26/2017 3 a.m.

The U.S. Army is doing something this weekend it has done only four other times since President Harry Truman's administration: drag a general into a military courtroom to face criminal charges.

More U.S. sanctions hit Venezuela

posted: 08/26/2017 2:57 a.m.

The Trump administration on Friday slapped extensive financial sanctions on Venezuela, ratcheting up tensions between the two countries and making it harder for President Nicolas Maduro to raise badly needed funds to prevent a debt default.

U.S. calls talk with Abbas 'productive'

posted: 08/26/2017 2:54 a.m.

A U.S. delegation led by Jared Kushner had a "productive" meeting with the Palestinian Authority on how to begin Middle East peace talks, the State Department said Friday, though some Palestinian officials expressed frustration that the U.S. still has not committed to a two-state solution.

New FEMA chief faces his first big test with hurricane

updated: 08/26/2017 2:51 a.m.

The new administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, will face his first challenge in the position after Hurricane Harvey makes landfall on the Texas coast.

California rightist rallies canceled

posted: 08/26/2017 2:48 a.m.

A rightist group on Friday canceled a "freedom rally" it had planned for today near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, easing fears of violence for city leaders, though others remained.

Ex-Colombia rebels defend accounting

posted: 08/26/2017 2:46 a.m.

A battle is brewing between Colombia’s chief prosecutor and what was recently the nation’s largest rebel group over just how much money and property it owns as the former guerrilla group makes the transition into a political party.

The world in brief

posted: 08/26/2017 2:45 a.m.

Guru guilty, India mobs’ rioting deadly

The nation in brief

posted: 08/26/2017 2:43 a.m.

Transgender military recruit ban to go on

Names and faces

updated: 08/26/2017 2:41 a.m.

Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the early pioneers of rock 'n' roll music, says he doesn't understand why his contributions to country music haven't been recognized by the Country Music Hall of Fame. Now 81, Lewis said that when he first came to Nashville from Louisiana, he was advised to pick up a guitar instead of playing the piano.

In the news

updated: 08/26/2017 2:33 a.m.

Jackie Giacchetti, an aspiring firefighter, said she was driving home from an agility trial when she saw black smoke billowing from a house in Weymouth, Mass., prompting her to pull over, run inside and get two women to safety before fire crews arrived.

Attorney general to appeal ruling staying Arkansas abortion laws

updated: 08/26/2017 2:31 a.m.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office on Friday filed a formal notice that it is appealing a federal judge's July 28 order blocking the state from enforcing four new laws tightening restrictions on abortions.

Agency recruits stadium workers

posted: 08/26/2017 2:29 a.m.

A blitzing start to the football season at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium has necessitated a little bit of recruiting from its new managers, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

Drivetime Mahatma: Corps rules kept load off bridges

posted: 08/26/2017 2:28 a.m.

Dear Wise One: I bought a piece of large equipment in eastern Arkansas and needed to move it to western Arkansas. It needed a three-axle lowboy and a $250 oversize permit. I figured I would cross the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff on U.S. 79B. Not so fast, says the permit fella on the phone -- you can't cross that bridge; it's an Army Corps of Engineers bridge. What about the new bridge on the Pine Bluff bypass? Nope, that's a Corps bridge, too. What to do? Go to Little Rock, get on the interstate, cross the river on Interstate 30 downtown in all that traffic. Who dreams up such a rule? -- Small-town Driver

CLASS 6A SUPER SIX No. 1 Greenwood: Bulldogs strive to end title woes

posted: 08/26/2017 2:24 a.m.

The margin between winning a state championship and falling just short is small.

Arkansas Position Analysis: FULLBACKS: Accolades not part of job description

posted: 08/26/2017 2:21 a.m.

Many football players talk about doing "whatever the team needs."

Four salmonella cases confirmed in Arkansas

posted: 08/26/2017 2:21 a.m.

Four cases of salmonella poisoning have been confirmed in Arkansas amid reports of dozens of people falling ill from similar symptoms, the state Department of Health said.

Texarkana gunfire injures two teens

posted: 08/26/2017 2:21 a.m.

A confrontation outside a southwest Arkansas convenience store Thursday night ended in an exchange of gunfire that left two people hurt, including one seriously, police said.

THEATER REVIEW: The Rep opens season with winning Hunter

posted: 08/26/2017 2:20 a.m.

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre started its 2017-18 season Friday, and the Rep's first-year producing artistic director, John Miller-Stephany, made his directorial debut with a real bang -- though you don't hear it until late in the show.

Getting it straight

posted: 08/26/2017 2:19 a.m.

A Subway restaurant that was robbed Sunday in Little Rock is in a shopping center on the north side of West Markham Street, just east of Interstate 430. Its location was incorrectly reported in Police Beat on Tuesday and Wednesday.

GAC PREVIEW: Harding: Bison QB, head coach have waited their turn

posted: 08/26/2017 2:19 a.m.

When the new starting quarterback of Harding University plays his teammate, offensive tackle Gavin De Los Santos, in a college football video game, there's a small piece of irony.

Flags at half-staff to mourn deputy

posted: 08/26/2017 2:18 a.m.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has ordered the Arkansas flag to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the memory of a Drew County sheriff's deputy who died in the line of duty early Thursday morning outside of Monticello.

4 players benched by MLB

posted: 08/26/2017 2:17 a.m.

Two of baseball's biggest hitters were suspended Friday after taking some menacing swings with their fists.

Hog calls: Ever-adaptable Eugene fits scheme

posted: 08/26/2017 2:13 a.m.

They say you can be too smart for your own good.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Stanton's 2 HRs, 5 RBI lead Marlins past Padres

posted: 08/26/2017 2:12 a.m.

MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton homered twice Friday, increasing his major league-leading total to 49, and tied a career high with five RBI to help the Miami Marlins climb above .500 for the first time since April by beating San Diego 8-6.

Daily Record

posted: 08/26/2017 2:12 a.m.

Births

Other days

updated: 08/26/2017 2:12 a.m.

100 years ago Aug. 26, 1917

MLB plans colorful weekend

posted: 08/26/2017 2:11 a.m.

To some, baseball is stodgy and old-fashioned. Bat flips and caps tilted to the side and even prematurely untucked jerseys have ruffled feathers over the years. Major League Baseball takes care of policing the rest -- shoe colors, bat designs, sleeve lengths -- with a set of strict uniform rules.

Police beat

posted: 08/26/2017 2:10 a.m.

NLR police charge teen in theft of SUV

TEXAS LEAGUE: Pizzano's greeting of pal spurs Travs

posted: 08/26/2017 2:10 a.m.

Dario Pizzano got the best of a former teammate Friday night, capping the Arkansas Travelers' 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Tulsa Drillers.

Mega Millions

posted: 08/26/2017 2:10 a.m.

The winning numbers drawn Friday night in Mega Millions: 17-38-42-51-65

Getting it straight

posted: 08/26/2017 2:10 a.m.

The Healing Power of Food conference that was the subject of an article in Wednesday’s Food section has been canceled.

OPINION — Editorial: What good's an apology?

posted: 08/26/2017 2:08 a.m.

The curious case of Andrew Dodson, a former graduate student at the University of Arkansas, offers a case study in the uses and abuses of apologizing. He's the 33-year-old whose image appeared all over the country during the late unpleasantness at Charlottesville, Va., and to top it off--or rather bottom it out--he was wearing a T-shirt with "Arkansas Engineering" emblazoned on it like a badge of dishonor.

NFL EXHIBITION: Edelman hurt in Patriots' victory

posted: 08/26/2017 2:08 a.m.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The New England Patriots may have a new challenge to overcome when they begin defending their Super Bowl title in less than two weeks.

OPINION: Making U.S. polluted again

posted: 08/26/2017 2:07 a.m.

Efforts to kill Obamacare have failed, at least for now. Tax "reform"--which really means big tax cuts for the rich--faces doubtful prospects. These prospects may have become even more doubtful thanks to Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: Her now infamous Instagram rant may open at least a few voters' eyes to the contempt "populist" Donald Trump's inner circle really feels for the little people.

OPINION — Editorial: Finally, a strategy

posted: 08/26/2017 2:07 a.m.

President Trump described a “bad and very complex hand” left to him by his predecessor. Actually, Barack Obama could have said the same. Such is Afghanistan. The Trump White House has been weighing how to move ahead in the frustrating, 16-year war, pushing back deadlines as the debate continued. On Monday evening, before a nationally televised audience, the president outlined his strategy.

OPINION: The best comedies, ever

posted: 08/26/2017 2:06 a.m.

I really need a good laugh or two today. Not thinking about politics for a day or two might even be restorative. But if I want to laugh, what film should I watch?

OPINION - Guest writer: Favorites' favors

posted: 08/26/2017 2:05 a.m.

You probably know that Arkansas gives tax incentives to businesses for creating jobs. But can a company get those same incentives even if no new jobs are created? That may sound silly, but an incentive package offered to a Canadian custom metal parts manufacturer by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) does just that.

OPINION : The downtown visionaries

posted: 08/26/2017 2:05 a.m.

From the start, those who created Little Rock's River Market District envisioned it as a place that would be about more than restaurants, bars and late-night musical entertainment. They dreamed of a place where people would live, lectures would be delivered, films would be screened and books would be purchased and discussed over cups of coffee.

Letters

posted: 08/26/2017 2:04 a.m.

Cannot erase history

OPINION : MASTERSON ONLINE: Collision, again

posted: 08/26/2017 2:04 a.m.

Surely to Neptune our modern fleet of Navy warships couldn’t possibly have been involved in four separate collisions at sea in a single year. Please tell me these reports are some kind of humorless joke or premature April Fool’s prank.

President likened to Esther

posted: 08/26/2017 2:02 a.m.

During last year's presidential campaign, some Christian leaders compared Donald Trump to various biblical kings, most often as a modern-day David, an imperfect man chosen by God to lead Israel.

18 deconsecrated churches ready for secular use

posted: 08/26/2017 2:01 a.m.

NEW YORK -- The rusted gates at the Catholic Church of St. John the Martyr in Manhattan remained padlocked this month, as they have since the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York closed them for the last time in 2015.

On Religion: Reverend shares faith, flapjacks with unchurched

posted: 08/26/2017 2:01 a.m.

In every religious sanctuary, there are people who believe they have staked out pews as their own.

BreakPoint: Down syndrome purge a bad omen

posted: 08/26/2017 2 a.m.

One Scandinavian country's treatment of the vulnerable is a barometer for where the rest of the world is headed.

Religion Calendar

posted: 08/26/2017 2 a.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Preseason peeks at key players tonight

posted: 08/26/2017 1:58 a.m.

A long and eventful preseason comes down to this for the Dallas Cowboys: a handful of plays for Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant that figure to be their only snaps together until late October.

Hospitality over, time for Sydney game

posted: 08/26/2017 1:57 a.m.

Stanford Coach David Shaw had been talking about the great Australian hospitality since his team arrived Down Under. During the team's final contact practice at Moore Park near downtown Sydney, even the weather made him feel at home -- gusty, chilly winds not unlike those that sweep off San Francisco Bay.

Razorbacks Report: Eugene moves up to starter

posted: 08/26/2017 1:55 a.m.

Senior Dwayne Eugene has prospered at outside linebacker and moved into a starting position ahead of classmate Karl Roesler on the season-opening depth chart released Friday by the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Second Thoughts: Fur flies as Rally Cat saga ends

posted: 08/26/2017 1:53 a.m.

The Rally Cat saga was, at first, a straightforward viral sports-animal story.

Off the wire

posted: 08/26/2017 1:51 a.m.

GOLF

Little berry blue

posted: 08/26/2017 1:50 a.m.

Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and other good things, blueberries are the trendy health fruit of summer. This isn't hype: Have you ever seen a sick catbird?

Treasure hunt

posted: 08/26/2017 1:50 a.m.

DEAR HELAINE AND JOE: I inherited this chest, which appears to be cedar lined. It is 26 inches high, 52 inches long and 28 inches deep. I am considering selling it and would like to know how much I should ask. But I might also keep it and would like to know the insurance value. — C.C.

State Sports Brief

posted: 08/26/2017 1:49 a.m.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Tools & toys

posted: 08/26/2017 1:49 a.m.

Grand Trunk Freedom Hammock

Personal Space

posted: 08/26/2017 1:48 a.m.

Jeremy Partin

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 08/26/2017 1:48 a.m.

Q My dogwood leaves look bad with spots all over them. What should I spray with to stop this disease?

Samsung heir guilty in S. Korea

posted: 08/26/2017 1:47 a.m.

SEOUL, South Korea -- A South Korean court Friday convicted Lee Jae-yong, the heir to the Samsung business empire, of bribery and embezzlement and sentenced him to five years in prison, in a dramatic break with the country's history of dealing light penalties to big business leaders.

Otus the Head Cat: Bid to replace official state bird is not a turkey

posted: 08/26/2017 1:47 a.m.

Dear Otus, What's all this hooey I hear about the Legislature considering a new state bird? What's wrong with the mockingbird?

Tanker makes port via Arctic

posted: 08/26/2017 1:46 a.m.

A Russian-owned tanker, built to traverse the frozen waters of the Arctic, completed a journey in record time from Europe to Asia this month, auguring the future of shipping as global warming melts sea ice.

CAR TALK

posted: 08/26/2017 1:46 a.m.

DEAR CAR TALK: I have a 2015 Yukon XL with a cloudy inside windshield. It looks perfectly clean until the sun or oncoming headlights shine on it. I have tried to wash it with glass cleaner, and also plain water. When I go to dry it, it streaks really bad. One time, when I took it in for service, I asked the service representative if the manufacturer had put some kind of film on it. She said, "It's coming from the defroster, and there is nothing I can do about it." The only way I have found to clean it is with a dry cloth. I like to drive with a clean windshield inside and out. No one smokes in my vehicle. I have been driving for 56 years and have cleaned a lot of windshields. Do you have any ideas? I live in northern Ohio, so I can't just stop using my defroster. But I hate having to clean my windshield every time I use my defroster. What's wrong?

Engineer gets 40 months in VW fraud

posted: 08/26/2017 1:45 a.m.

A Volkswagen engineer who had a key role in the company's diesel emissions scandal was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison and a $200,000 fine, a steeper punishment than prosecutors requested.

Nice fall weather ripe for outside homework

posted: 08/26/2017 1:45 a.m.

Fall is a popular time to enjoy the outdoors, especially with the magic of the change of seasons. The summer is a time when many homeowners may wish to start thinking about fall improvements, especially while the weather is still warm.

Fall in aircraft demand drops durable-good orders 6.8%

posted: 08/26/2017 1:45 a.m.

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods sank 6.8 percent in July, the biggest fall in nearly three years, led by a drop in the volatile category of civilian aircraft. But a gauge of business investment rose last month.

Bloom dead? Snip it

posted: 08/26/2017 1:44 a.m.

Deadheading is a bit of horticultural jargon that often raises a puzzled look. While the term sounds a bit like medieval torture, it is, in fact, a very nice thing to do for all kinds of garden flowers.

Bringing a garden inside the kitchen

posted: 08/26/2017 1:44 a.m.

A tasty salad of tender pea shoots. Handfuls of fragrant herbs for the stew. Snack vegetables for lunch boxes.

Insurer says rate review unlawful

posted: 08/26/2017 1:43 a.m.

Farmers Insurance has asked a court to block a California review of its auto insurance rates in the latest case to test the limits of California's insurance law, Proposition 103.

Ruling clears way for Uber unionizing in Seattle

posted: 08/26/2017 1:43 a.m.

For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.

Super Quiz: History: 1984-1999

posted: 08/26/2017 1:43 a.m.

1. 1998: A pope visited this Caribbean island for the first time.

Duke Energy requests rate rise, ditches S.C. nuclear plant plan

posted: 08/26/2017 1:43 a.m.

Duke Energy asked regulators Friday to let its western North Carolina subsidiary raise household electricity bills by 16.7 percent and make consumers pay billions of dollars for a nuclear plant it won't open and for the cleanup of coal ash deposited in unlined pits.

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/26/2017 1:42 a.m.

DEAR READERS: Wearing shoes in the house? Maybe you shouldn't. Here are some reasons:

Market report: S&P 500 snaps out of 2-week slump

posted: 08/26/2017 1:42 a.m.

Stocks rose on Friday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index cruised to its first winning week in the past three.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/26/2017 1:42 a.m.

Happy birthday. The word that describes your spirit this solar return is decisiveness. You stop asking questions and decide. The energy of life will carry you spontaneously to new places. Money comes to your family in November and May. You'll close deals, support causes and love deeply.

Business news in brief

updated: 08/26/2017 1:42 a.m.

Amazon to convert mall into warehouse

On Christianity

posted: 08/26/2017 1:41 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My cousin gets very upset if we bring up anything about religion -- even if we just casually mention something that's happening in our church. Why does he get so angry? It doesn't make sense. It isn't like we're trying to pressure him to believe as we do.

News in brief

updated: 08/26/2017 1:41 a.m.

Trash-truck wrecks

Airbnb to collect taxes in Bentonville

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Airbnb will begin collecting and remitting the 2 percent lodging tax on bookings in the city beginning Sept. 1.

Horse show kicks off Washington County Fair in Fayetteville

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- The riding boots are being buffed and uniforms cleaned. Horse hooves are getting shined, and coats brushed.

Sports Briefs

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

ATHLETICS

NW Personal space

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

Betsy Reithemeyer

Two to replace one as Fayetteville Police crime scene technicians

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Police are searching for two full-time crime scene technicians, splitting the work done by one man for 16 years.

Local Notes

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

FAITH MATTERS: Training up children

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

While you are reading this Saturday, I will be moving my eldest child into her dorm room in a skyscraper in downtown Chicago.

Records

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

4th Judicial District Drug Task Force

Naturals win 4-1

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals' 4-1 victory over the Springfield Cardinals on Friday night has been a long time coming for Corey Ray.

N.Y.: Sewage near falls a repeat

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

A public water board under scrutiny for a discharge that turned the water below Niagara Falls black and smelly violated quality standards for another discharge 17 days later, state officials said Friday.

Soccer: Razorbacks fall to No. 1 Penn State

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

A record-breaking crowd was nearly treated to a history-making effort Friday night.

Accused Pea Ridge puppy stomper a no-show for Fayetteville arraignment

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Pea Ridge woman accused of stomping a puppy to death didn't show up for arraignment Friday in Washington County Circuit Court.

Merritt pitches Indians to win against Royals

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

CLEVELAND — Rookie Ryan Merritt pitched a career-high 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians recorded their AL-leading 13th shutout with a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.

DEAR ABBY: Teen doesn't want to stumble in approach to longtime crush

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: I understand that a 15-year-old guy writing for relationship advice is shameful and that I'm probably better off not worrying about relationships in the first place, but I'm still gonna try.

VIDEO: Fayetteville public art event Green Candy wraps up

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- What can some car parts, old crates, shoes, pieces of playground, a discarded portable toilet, a kayak and a stand-up paddle board get you?

Alaska court backs dividend-fund veto

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Bill Walker acted within his authority last year in reducing the amount set aside for checks from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund to state residents.

Public Meetings

posted: 08/26/2017 1 a.m.

Today 9 a.m. Rogers School Board -- Professional Learning Center, 2100 Perry Road

Friday, August 25

Trump pardons ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio over federal conviction

posted: 08/25/2017 8:34 p.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spared his ally former Sheriff Joe Arpaio a possible jail sentence on Friday by pardoning his conviction, reversing what critics saw as a long-awaited comeuppance for a lawman who escaped accountability for headline-grabbing tactics during most of his 24 years as metropolitan Phoenix's top law enforcer.

South Korea's military says North Korea has fired several unidentified projectiles

posted: 08/25/2017 5:53 p.m.

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says North Korea has fired several unidentified projectiles to the sea in what appears to be the latest weapons tests for the country that has been rapidly expanding its nuclear weapons and missile program.

Taylor Swift releases new song 'Look What You Made Me Do'

posted: 08/25/2017 5:43 p.m.

NEW YORK — You can finally shake it off: Taylor Swift has released her new single.

Trump tells Mattis to indefinitely ban transgender recruits

posted: 08/25/2017 5:26 p.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to declare an indefinite ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he appeared to leave open the possibility of allowing some already in uniform to remain in the military.

2 police officers hurt arresting man with knife at Buckingham Palace

posted: 08/25/2017 5:15 p.m.

LONDON — A man armed with a knife was detained outside London's Buckingham Palace Friday evening, and two police officers were injured while arresting him, police said.

Knife-wielding man shot dead in Brussels 'terror attack'

posted: 08/25/2017 5:02 p.m.

BRUSSELS — Belgian soldiers shot a man dead in downtown Brussels on Friday evening after he attacked the troops with a knife in what prosecutors described as a "terror attack."

Trump administration imposes sweeping sanctions on Venezuela

posted: 08/25/2017 4:59 p.m.

CARACAS, Venezuela — The Trump administration slapped sweeping financial sanctions on Venezuela on Friday, dramatically ratcheting up tensions between the two countries and making it harder for embattled President Nicolas Maduro to raise badly needed cash to prevent a debt default.

Authorities identify 54-year-old man found dead on road at Arkansas-Louisiana line

posted: 08/25/2017 3:40 p.m.

Authorities have identified a man found dead on a road near the Arkansas-Louisiana state line.

Police: Mom fires gun found at mall to see if it was real

posted: 08/25/2017 2:01 p.m.

ATLANTA — Police say a boy found a gun in a dressing room at an Atlanta mall and it fired when the mother pulled the trigger to see if it was real.

Man biking in middle of interstate during morning rush taken into custody

posted: 08/25/2017 1:58 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA — A man riding his bike in the middle of a Philadelphia interstate during morning rush hour traffic — causing delays as drivers tried to avoid hitting him — has been taken into custody.

University of Texas sued for removing Confederate statues

posted: 08/25/2017 1:52 p.m.

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas is being sued for removing four Confederate statues from the main area of campus in Austin.

Arkansas man arrested at park after passing number to teen, sending lewd photo to mother, police say

posted: 08/25/2017 1:44 p.m.

A 36-year-old Arkansas man was arrested Thursday after he slipped a 13-year-old girl his phone number and then sent lewd text messages to her mother, who was posing as the teen, according to police.

Police: 2 teens hurt in exchange of gunfire in Arkansas; 1 remains in serious condition

posted: 08/25/2017 1:02 p.m.

A confrontation outside a southwest Arkansas convenience store Thursday night ended in an exchange of gunfire that left two people hurt, including one seriously, police said.

Police: Father, daughter among 3 arrested after nearly 8 pounds of drug found in Arkansas home

posted: 08/25/2017 12:58 p.m.

An Arkansas father, his daughter and another woman were arrested Tuesday after investigators raided a Bella Vista home and found nearly 8 pounds of a schedule I drug, police said.

VIDEO: What Bret Bielema, coordinators said about Florida A&M game week

posted: 08/25/2017 11:52 a.m.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema previewed the Razorbacks' season opener next Thursday.

Arkansas governor to commute inmate's sentence from death to life without parole

updated: 08/25/2017 1:09 p.m.

Arkansas’ governor on Friday said he intends to commute an inmate’s sentence from death to life without parole, four months after the prisoner and three others were spared from lethal injection.

Arkansas appeals judge's order blocking new abortion laws

posted: 08/25/2017 11:45 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is appealing a federal judge's order blocking the state from enforcing four new abortion restrictions, including a ban on a common second-trimester procedure.

Police: Woman forced into vehicle at gunpoint outside Little Rock's Park Plaza mall, later robbed of car

posted: 08/25/2017 11:44 a.m.

Robbers took a woman’s car keys and wallet after forcing her into a vehicle outside Little Rock’s Park Plaza, later returning to the mall to take the victim’s car, police said.

Style: Growing blueberries at home

posted: 08/25/2017 11:42 a.m.

Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and other good things, blueberries are the trendy health fruit of summer. This isn’t hype: Have you ever seen a sick catbird?

Trump calls Corker's comments on him 'strange'

posted: 08/25/2017 11:32 a.m.

President Donald Trump is criticizing a Tennessee Republican who questioned his "competence" and "stability."

Yellen defends bank regulations passed after 2008 crisis

posted: 08/25/2017 11:27 a.m.

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday defended the web of regulations the Fed helped enact after the 2008 financial crisis, saying it helped restore the banking system's health and disputing criticism that the rules have hurt lending.

Police: Armed robber takes cash and cellphone, then demands shoes off Little Rock man's feet

posted: 08/25/2017 11:09 a.m.

Little Rock police say a robber took a man’s cash and cellphone, then demanded the shoes off his feet Thursday afternoon.

New owner of iconic Arkansas hotel says city 'putting up resistance,' support needed for restoration effort

posted: 08/25/2017 11:05 a.m.

The new owner of Arkansas’ largest hotel says efforts to close the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa aren’t hindering him and are instead placing a burden on those ready to see it restored.

Police: Arkansas teen tries to rob woman, later breaks into her home and beats her

posted: 08/25/2017 10:28 a.m.

An 18-year-old tried to rob an Arkansas woman and days later broke into her home, authorities said.

Arkansas governor sets execution date for death-row inmate

posted: 08/25/2017 9:50 a.m.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has set the execution date for death-row inmate Jack Gordon Greene, his office announced Friday.

Undiagnosed medical issue eyed as cause in death of boy, 4, found unresponsive at Arkansas day care

posted: 08/25/2017 9:42 a.m.

A child found unconscious at a Pulaski County day care who died hours later Thursday appears to have suffered from an undiagnosed medical issue, according to a preliminary assessment from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Man arrested after more than 1 pound of meth, 322 pills found in Arkansas home, police say

posted: 08/25/2017 9:29 a.m.

A man was arrested after more than 1 pound of suspected methamphetamine and about 320 ecstasy pills were found in a residence, police said Friday.

The Recruiting Guy: Bumper Pool's parents join Recruiting Thursday to discuss his senior year, future as a Razorback

posted: 08/25/2017 9 a.m.

Arkansas linebacker commitment Bumper Pool's parents, Jeff and Laurie came on Recruiting Thursday to talk about Bumper's senior year and being a future Razorback.

Former Southern Arkansas star sets receptions record in Canadian Football League

posted: 08/25/2017 8:53 a.m.

MONTREAL — Montreal slotback Nik Lewis broke the Canadian Football League career pass receptions record Thursday night in the Alouettes' 34-31 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Increasingly menacing Hurricane Harvey aims at Texas coast; storm strengthens to Category 4

updated: 08/25/2017 6:11 p.m.

Conditions deteriorated Friday along the Texas Gulf Coast as Hurricane Harvey strengthened and crawled toward the state, with forecasters warning that evacuations and preparations "should be rushed to completion."

Arkansas deputy dies when car crashes during high-speed pursuit

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Drew County sheriff's Deputy Timothy Braden was known for being a sharp dresser, from the top of his white cowboy hat to the toes of his boots.

Police: Man rams vehicle through Arkansas hospital's ER doors during pursuit

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Mountain Home man who police say rammed his vehicle through the emergency room doors of the Baxter Regional Medical Center during a police pursuit faces a host of charges, including attempted murder. He is accused of trying to run down an officer.

Child at central Arkansas day care hospitalized, dies

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Pulaski County sheriff's office is investigating after a child found unconscious at a day care center Thursday died hours later.

Hospital worker $758M lottery winner

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history -- a $758.7 million Powerball prize -- after breaking the news to her employer by calling in and saying, "I will not be coming back."

Trump faults GOP leaders on debt 'mess'

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting that efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economy-rattling default on the nation's debt are "a mess."

Shooting victim in Little Rock named teen gunman before dying, affidavit says

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

A North Little Rock man fatally shot at a Little Rock apartment complex last month identified his killer in a "dying declaration" to detectives, according to a court affidavit released Thursday.

Former Arkansas mailman pleads guilty in fraud scheme

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

A former El Dorado mail carrier awaits sentencing after entering a guilty plea to a conspiracy to defraud the federal government.

Little Rock schools on rise, public told

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Little Rock School District has great promise and the potential to be a shining star in the nation, Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key said Thursday at a town-hall meeting on the status and future of the state-controlled school system.

Girls in coding is Arkansas contest's goal

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

A competition in public-service announcements is the latest push to get girls enrolled in computer science classes throughout Arkansas.

Worker finds body in outside stairwell behind Little Rock business

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Police are investigating after a man was found dead behind a Little Rock health club Wednesday night.

Arkansas man receives stint in prison for threatening letters he sent mayors

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Mineral Springs, Ark., man who mailed letters in 2015 threatening to hang seven Arkansas mayors if they did not meet his demands was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Wednesday by a federal judge.

Panel OKs $100,000 settlement for former Arkansas high school football player after wrongful arrest

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

A former Fayetteville High School football player will receive $100,000 for a settlement of the wrongful arrest involving the Centerton Police Department.

Arkansas task force recommends April 15 dicamba cutoff

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

The in-crop use of the dicamba herbicide should be allowed in Arkansas but with severe restrictions next year on when it can be sprayed, a task force recommended Thursday.

Rape suspect accused of stealing counterfeit $20 bill from Arkansas police officer at hearing

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Crackers weren't enough for the famished Poinsett County man about to be tried for rape.

Lawyer for teen accused of killing Arkansas couple again seeking judge recusal

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

The attorney for a teenager charged in the slaying of a Conway couple more than two years ago is trying to get a circuit judge to recuse from the case.

Arkansas prisons’ tardy reports probed; state police not immediately told of assault, slain inmate

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas prison officials are investigating why the assault on an inmate who later died from his injuries wasn't reported to state police for nearly a week, and state police say there was a nonlethal assault on an inmate at another prison that also wasn't immediately reported.

CLASS 5A SUPER SIX: Third state title leaves lasting mark on No. 1 Pulaski Academy's Kelley

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Pulaski Academy not only won its third consecutive state championship in 2016, it also forced Kevin Kelley to add some ink.

DHS unit to oversee Medicaid providers

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

More than 170 employees responsible for inspecting, certifying or licensing facilities that provide services to Medicaid recipients will be transferred to a new division within the Department of Human Services on Oct. 1 as part of a reorganization authorized by the Legislature earlier this year, department officials said Thursday.

Amazon to cut Whole Foods' prices on 1st day

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Amazon.com Inc. is wasting no time bringing its reputation for undercutting competitors to the grocery business through newly acquired Whole Foods Market Inc.

Bielema sees walk-ons as fundamental assets

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas' depth chart for Thursday night's season opener against Florida A&M at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium will include at least five former and current walk-ons when it is released today.

CLASS 4A SUPER SIX : Hembree presides over super power No. 1 Warren

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Warren Lumberjacks are used to being at the top or near it in Class 4A under Bo Hembree.

Man killed walking on I-40 in Arkansas

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 56-year-old Memphis man was fatally struck while walking in a traffic lane on Interstate 40 near the Arkansas-Tennessee border Wednesday morning, according to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police.

Atlanta pastor to speak at interfaith event in Little Rock

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Rev. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock, senior pastor at the Atlanta church home of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., will be keynote speaker at an interfaith service Sept. 24, as part of a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School.

Revision of shielded lands urged

updated: 08/24/2017 4:07 a.m.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday that he won't seek to rescind any national monuments established in the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for some boundary changes, and he left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other industries at the sites.

Dutch police arrest, question man about threat to concert

posted: 08/25/2017 4:01 a.m.

Alerted by a tip from Spanish colleagues, Dutch police arrested a man early Thursday and questioned him about whether he was preparing an attack on a concert in Rotterdam by an American rock band.

Mattis signals support for arming Ukraine

posted: 08/25/2017 3:55 a.m.

On the 26th anniversary of Ukraine's independence from Moscow, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis accused Russia of menacing Europe and indicated he favors providing Ukraine with defensive lethal weapons.

Texas prepares as Harvey nears

updated: 08/25/2017 3:47 a.m.

Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast, carrying the potential of producing up to 36 inches of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges.

Navy quits sea search for sailors

updated: 08/25/2017 3:43 a.m.

The U.S. Navy on Thursday called off the search at sea for sailors still missing after a collision between a destroyer and an oil tanker, and it confirmed the identity of a body.

Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran

updated: 08/25/2017 3:41 a.m.

Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday and promised to send its ambassador back to Tehran -- a move counter to the demands of Arab nations trying to isolate Doha as part of a regional dispute.

Kushner talks with two, but Palestinians dubious

updated: 08/25/2017 3:39 a.m.

Presidential adviser Jared Kushner met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders Thursday to try to jump-start moribund peace talks, but after months without progress the Mideast envoy faces growing skepticism on the Palestinian side.

Taliban talks part of U.S. strategy, officials maintain

updated: 08/25/2017 3:37 a.m.

Top U.S. diplomatic and military officials sought Thursday to address days of confusion and concern over President Donald Trump's strategy for Afghanistan, stressing support for possible peace talks with Taliban insurgents alongside a new, open-ended military commitment.

The world in brief

updated: 08/25/2017 3:33 a.m.

Swiss crews hunt rockslide's missing

The nation in brief

updated: 08/25/2017 3:21 a.m.

Chef slain in S.C. gunfire; suspect shot

Names and faces

updated: 08/25/2017 3:16 a.m.

The country music community honored the late Glen Campbell during the 11th annual Academy of Country Music Honors in Nashville, Tenn., after his death this month at the age of 81. Campbell's family was in attendance Wednesday night to watch the performance by Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Maren Morris at the Ryman Auditorium.

In the news

updated: 08/25/2017 3:14 a.m.

Brianna Siegel, a waitress at a bar in Woodbridge, N.J., said she nearly fell to her knees when she opened an envelope containing both a $1,200 check that a couple gave her after they paid their $20 tab and a note saying: "Whenever it gets hard, know God got you."

Group's filing is to back 2 judges

posted: 08/25/2017 3:04 a.m.

A national legal organization has asked to file a "friend of the court" brief in a federal lawsuit in which a private probation services company is challenging the discontinuation of its services by two Craighead County District Court judges.

Kemp to lead engineering at ASU

posted: 08/25/2017 2:44 a.m.

Brandon Kemp has been named interim associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology at Arkansas State University.

Griffin to speak to political group

posted: 08/25/2017 2:40 a.m.

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin will speak at the next Southeast Arkansas Political Animals Club meeting.

Historic program to sponsor training

posted: 08/25/2017 2:37 a.m.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will hold a training session on Sept. 9 for anyone interested in learning how to nominate property to the National Register of Historic Places, the country's official list of historically significant sites.

Missourian quits being own lawyer

posted: 08/25/2017 2:34 a.m.

A Missouri man accused of attempting to kill his former wife will no longer act as his own attorney, but he indicated that he won't cooperate with the one appointed to defend him.

Boyfriend, 54, gets 60 years for killing

posted: 08/25/2017 2:32 a.m.

A Mississippi County Circuit Court jury convicted a Blytheville man of first-degree murder for the 2016 beating death of his girlfriend Thursday, and a judge sentenced him to 60 years in prison.

GAC PREVIEW SO. ARKANSAS: SAU now expecting victories

posted: 08/25/2017 2:28 a.m.

When Michael Nunnery first arrived in Magnolia in the summer of 2013, Southern Arkansas Unversity's football team wasn't used to winning.

Daily Record

posted: 08/25/2017 2:27 a.m.

Births

UA likes extra helping of Saturday at Walton

posted: 08/25/2017 2:27 a.m.

The Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team will play more SEC home games on Saturday than on the road for the first time since the 2012-2013 season.

Governor's appointments

posted: 08/25/2017 2:26 a.m.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced the following appointments:

Police beat

posted: 08/25/2017 2:26 a.m.

Tattoo noted in '17's first LR bank heist

Commentary: Hill handles historic defeat with class

posted: 08/25/2017 2:22 a.m.

PITTSBURGH -- Baseball, man.

Other days

updated: 08/25/2017 2:21 a.m.

100 years ago

Bookies stand to lose millions if McGregor wins Vegas fight

posted: 08/25/2017 2:20 a.m.

LAS VEGAS -- Conor McGregor is making a lot of wise guys nervous in this gambling city.

Indians batter Sale, Sox as 1st-place teams meet

posted: 08/25/2017 2:19 a.m.

CLEVELAND -- Red Sox ace Chris Sale was battered while matching the shortest start of his career, and rookie Yandy Diaz got four hits as the Cleveland Indians beat Boston 13-6 Thursday night in a matchup of division leaders.

The Recruiting Guy: Leblanc a priority for Razorbacks

posted: 08/25/2017 2:15 a.m.

Forward Josh Leblanc and his parents will arrive in Fayetteville today for the start of his weekend official visit to check out the Arkansas Razorbacks' men's basketball program.

Basebrawl! 8 tossed as Tigers top Yanks

posted: 08/25/2017 2:14 a.m.

DETROIT -- Once slugger Miguel Cabrera wrestled Yankees catcher Austin Romine to the ground at home plate, an afternoon game at Comerica Park collapsed into total chaos.

Casteel performs 2-HR game, again

posted: 08/25/2017 2:12 a.m.

The irony of hitting two home runs in one game was not lost on Ryan Casteel.

Analysts say early game key for Hogs and Frogs

posted: 08/25/2017 2:09 a.m.

CBS will open its 22nd season of covering SEC with its broadcast of the TCU-Arkansas game from Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Sept. 9.

Newton perfect, Panthers prevail

posted: 08/25/2017 2:07 a.m.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cam Newton was perfect in his preseason debut.

NFL notes

posted: 08/25/2017 2:07 a.m.

Elliott may play Saturday

State sports briefs

posted: 08/25/2017 2:04 a.m.

Mayberry takes job at Watson Chapel

OPINION — Editorial: Largest ever

posted: 08/25/2017 2:04 a.m.

They say it's the largest gift ever to a university for a school of art.

Off the wire

posted: 08/25/2017 2:04 a.m.

Henley leads by 1

OPINION: No way out

posted: 08/25/2017 2:03 a.m.

When it comes to Afghanistan, we've tried everything. The lesson: Nothing works.

Second Thoughts: Hill's deal was a thrill until end

posted: 08/25/2017 2:03 a.m.

Rich Hill's first 98 pitches left the Pittsburgh Pirates confounded, occasionally fuming and absolutely hitless Wednesday night. His 99th turned a potentially historic night by the Los Angeles Dodgers lefty into something else entirely.

OPINION — Editorial: In the news

posted: 08/25/2017 2:02 a.m.

Thanks to this newspaper's indispensable In The News section on the front page, stage left, every day, Gentle (and careful) Reader knows the following:

OPINION — Editorial: Others say: What he should have said

posted: 08/25/2017 2:02 a.m.

There is a danger, as we wrote a few weeks ago, that we become inured to President Donald Trump's mockery of democratic norms and common decency. To stave off forgetfulness, we provide here some of Trump's actual comments at a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, juxtaposed with what we imagine a presidential president--a president we could be proud of--might have said:

Low inflation bugs central bankers

posted: 08/25/2017 2:01 a.m.

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming -- Against a backdrop of strengthening growth but chronically low inflation, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen and other central bankers are taking their measure of the global economy at their annual conference in the shadow of Wyoming's Grand Teton Mountains.

OPINION: The buck stops over there

posted: 08/25/2017 2 a.m.

President Donald Trump just unleashed a barrage of tweets that were somewhat cryptic in their specifics--he suggested GOP leaders could have easily hiked the debt ceiling by attaching it to another unrelated bill, which is fanciful--but the overall upshot is clear: Trump is clearly telegraphing his intention to dump all of the blame for the expected governing chaos this fall on his fellow Republicans.

Closings of stores to go on for Sears

posted: 08/25/2017 1:59 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Sears continued to struggle in its second quarter with declining sales amid heightened competition from Amazon to Wal-Mart and said it will close even more stores.

OPINION - Guest writer: A path forward

posted: 08/25/2017 1:58 a.m.

Recently, President Trump recognized the opioid crisis as a national emergency. He confirmed what local officials have known for some time: Every day that we fail to work together to put an end to the crisis, the human costs grow enormously.

Home sales in July lowest in '17

posted: 08/25/2017 1:58 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Americans retreated from buying homes in July as sales sank to their lowest level of the year.

Electric grid report by U.S. makes case to foster coal plants

posted: 08/25/2017 1:57 a.m.

The Energy Department, in a long-anticipated report on the security of the U.S. electric grid, makes the case for rescuing the nation's coal industry from widespread plant shutdowns but stops short of an assault on renewable power that environmentalists had feared.

OPINION: Monumental miss

posted: 08/25/2017 1:57 a.m.

I've never met anyone who supports repealing the 13th Amendment, and reinstituting slavery. I've never heard of anyone proposing such a thing, regardless of how radically right the "alt-" reaches.

$208M in Iowa incentives reel in 2 Apple data centers

posted: 08/25/2017 1:57 a.m.

In exchange for nearly $208 million in state and local tax breaks, the technology giant Apple has agreed to build two new data centers on 2,000 acres in Iowa, a project that would create just 50 permanent jobs.

Letters

posted: 08/25/2017 1:56 a.m.

Who's being divisive

Cuba still holds charm for Marriott

posted: 08/25/2017 1:56 a.m.

MIAMI -- Marriott International is still pursuing plans to renovate and manage the historic Hotel Inglaterra on the fringe of Old Havana and is looking for other hotel projects throughout Cuba.

Market report: Indexes drift, close slightly lower

posted: 08/25/2017 1:55 a.m.

NEW YORK -- U.S. stock indexes ticked lower on Thursday, but only after a circuitous ride that saw them flip multiple times between small gains and losses. It's the latest meandering course for a market that's been pushed in many directions the past few weeks.

Business news in brief

posted: 08/25/2017 1:55 a.m.

30-year mortgage rate dips to 3.86%

NEWS IN BRIEF

posted: 08/25/2017 1:53 a.m.

Nonfarm workers up 2.7% in state in July

Review: MOVIE REVIEW: While well-acted, Safdie brothers’ Cinema Verite leaves viewers uncomfortably disengaged

posted: 08/25/2017 1:51 a.m.

Cinema Verite, a movement born out of the French New Wave, eschews conventional melodrama and Hollywood hokum in favor of documentary-style day-to-day realism. You don't get iconic character types, or punched-up tropes. You get hand-held cameras, natural lighting and a spotlight on people you might very easily walk past in the street.

Review: Patti Cake$

posted: 08/25/2017 1:50 a.m.

Most movies you've seen before.

Previews

posted: 08/25/2017 1:49 a.m.

All Saints

Review: Whose Streets?

posted: 08/25/2017 1:48 a.m.

Whose Streets? is a raw and often unfocused documentary by St. Louis-based interdisciplinary (he paints, draws and makes music as well as moving images) artist Damon Davis and activist/storyteller Sabaah Folayan. It is not a slick project; one gets the feeling the co-directors are not very concerned with what anyone might think of their filmmaking prowess. This is a message movie, powerful and compelling.

Writer Jeanette Walls' unlikely path

posted: 08/25/2017 1:48 a.m.

Given her background, writer Jeanette Walls would make for a most unlikely gossip columnist. The 50-something writer had an itinerant childhood, moving rapidly from place to place with her brilliant-but-troubled father, an artist mother, and her other siblings in tow. Eventually settling in her father's hometown in rural West Virginia, Walls grew up without a TV and almost no access to films. Instead, the family read voraciously, and were encouraged to follow their own muses. It was only when she came to New York for college and got into journalism that she ended up writing for New York magazine, and thus began an unlikely 30-year odyssey writing about the rich and famous, from a woman who grew up as far away from such pretensions as could be imagined. Her colorful, difficult childhood was immortalized in her 2005 memoir, The Glass Castle, which has just been made into a film starring Brie Larson as Walls; Naomi Watts as her mother, Rose Mary; and Woody Harrelson as her brilliant but damaged father, Rex. From the luxe comfort of the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia -- more irony! -- the author spoke with us about her strange journey.

Violent Bodyguard hits No. 1

posted: 08/25/2017 1:47 a.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Cheap scares and violent crime seemed to resonate with audiences last weekend, with action and horror films coming out on top at the box office. Meanwhile, Logan Lucky, the return of vaunted film director Steven Soderbergh, had a relatively modest arrival.

Bad rapping voice spurred Patti Cake$ film

posted: 08/25/2017 1:45 a.m.

"If I had a good-sounding rapping voice, this film would never have happened," Geremy Jasper says.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

posted: 08/25/2017 1:45 a.m.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, PG Steven Spielberg's earth-shattering film about first contact with musical aliens returns to big screens in a 40th anniversary re-release, with Richard Dreyfuss as an electric company lineman who witnesses UFOs, becomes obsessed with a mountain-like image and eventually encounters the government task force examining long-lost World War II aircraft and people across the world hearing a strange sequence of tones. With Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Francois Truffaut, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey. Sept. 1

Super Quiz: Musical films

posted: 08/25/2017 1:43 a.m.

1. 1958: South _________

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/25/2017 1:42 a.m.

DEAR READERS: I've been traveling across the country for a long time, doing book tours, giving speeches to civic and convention groups, appearing on TV shows, etc. I think I've earned the name "Road Warrior" with over 2.5 million miles in the air. Here are some of my favorite travel hints:

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/25/2017 1:41 a.m.

Happy birthday. It's like life is paying you back for all the good you put in. Love is dizzying in September. Concrete changes put you back on the ground and building something impressive. Rewards linked to your diligence come in February and you'd do well to invest immediately. May and July are lucky for your family.

On Christianity

posted: 08/25/2017 1:41 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My wife and I didn't grow up in religious homes, but we don't want this for our children. How old do they have to be before they can understand something about God? We want to do the right thing, but I guess we're not sure how to go about it.

Fayetteville, ACLU respond to state motions in civil rights ordinance case

posted: 08/25/2017 1:08 a.m.

Two state legislators who sponsored a law effectively barring cities from enacting a civil rights ordinance aren't immune to questions about their motivation in drafting the law, the city argued in a court filing.

Fayetteville teachers set course for math instruction

posted: 08/25/2017 1:07 a.m.

Teachers who worked on a task force this year appeared before the School Board on Thursday to explain the work they did designing a new math curriculum for the elementary schools.

Benton County officials want control over marijuana

posted: 08/25/2017 1:06 a.m.

At least two Benton County justices of the peace want the Quorum Court to have some control over medical marijuana cultivation facilities that might locate in the county.

Visit Bentonville to help upgrade sports fields

posted: 08/25/2017 1:05 a.m.

Visiting Bentonville is shifting money around so it can upgrade the softball and baseball fields at Memorial Park to tournament-quality with artificial turf infields.

Springdale police arrest two more in fatal shooting

posted: 08/25/2017 1:04 a.m.

Police arrested two more people connected to last week's shooting death, according to a news release.

Construction continues with Bella Vista court

posted: 08/25/2017 1:02 a.m.

Work on the city’s court facility is under way.

Finalists named for teacher of the year

posted: 08/25/2017 1:01 a.m.

Fourteen teachers from districts large and small across the state have been named regional finalists for the title of 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.

NW COMING ATTRACTIONS

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, PG Steven Spielberg's earth-shattering film about first contact with musical aliens returns to big screens in a 40th anniversary re-release, with Richard Dreyfuss as an electric company lineman who witnesses UFOs, becomes obsessed with a mountain-like image and eventually encounters the government task force examining long-lost World War II aircraft and people across the world hearing a strange sequence of tones. With Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Francois Truffaut, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey. Sept. 1

Football: Scrimmage roundup

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- A pair of border state heavyweights fought to the final play of Thursday's one-half scrimmage at Wildcat Stadium.

Memo sets deadline for military transgender ban

updated: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order to give the Defense Department the authority to expel transgender people from the military, bar the Pentagon from recruiting transgender troops and cut off funds for sex-reassignment surgery and other medical treatments for those already serving.

Records

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Arrests

U.S. gives tampons to inmates for free

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

The U.S. government is offering tampons and a variety of sanitary pads for free to federal inmates, a policy change heralded by women’s rights advocates as a major step in a movement to broaden access to menstrual products for incarcerated or poor women.

Public Meetings

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Saturday

Review: Ingrid Goes West

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Ingrid Goes West comes close to saying something sharp about how social media promotes envy and the illusion of connectivity, but when a comedy chooses such an obvious target, it should have the courtesy to aim from an oblique angle.

September Art OverView

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

SEPT. 1

NW Previews

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

All Saints

Ridin' The Rails

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Trains don't take center stage at the Frisco Fest very often, in spite of the name.

'The Perfect Show'

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Amy Herzberg, TheatreSquared co-founder and "Fun Home" director, knows the exact moment she decided that the exuberant musical -- adapted from Alison Bechdel's 2006 prize-winning, best-selling autobiographical graphic novel of the same name -- would be a perfect choice for T2's season 12 opener.

Home Movies

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,

Coming Home

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

A songwriting conference in New Orleans is where it all started for Troy Campbell. Prepping for his turn to take the stage in a crowded, noisy room -- an "industry event" -- he saw backs literally turned to the performers as audience members drank and chatted. Campbell recalls his frustration.

Review: Brigsby Bear

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Odd and wonderful, Brigsby Bear is a sweet film about how a cloistered young man, raised in a cultural vacuum, comes to find his way in the wider world through the application of imagination, curiosity and creativity.

Spin, Roll, Scream!

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Brad Thomas sounds like a little kid who knows he's going to get everything he wants for Christmas.

Review: All Saints

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

The bread and butter of the faith-based film genre is real-life stories, usually involving miracle healings or visions of Jesus, and often times both (Miracles From Heaven, 90 Minutes in Heaven). But the filmmakers of faith-based projects have been expanding their purview, in terms of genre, and in telling stories that usually depict a contemporary, inclusive representation of Christianity. The story behind All Saints, written by Steve Armour and directed by Steve Gomer, manages to encompass all of the above.

FYI

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Today (8/25)

LIVE! in NWA

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Today

Branson Still In Business

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Just because school is in session doesn't mean Branson has closed its doors to fun. Here, courtesy of the Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, is a list of some of the attractions open through autumn:

Holland picks up save as Rockies slip past Royals

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Colorado manager Bud Black expressed faith in Greg Holland before the game, saying he did not intend to remove his struggling closer from that role.

Transcending Time

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Sometimes fiction is stronger than fact. And when the two meet as they have in Branson, the result is a tale so iconic it's lasted 110 years.

O'Hearn powers Northwest Arkansas past Springfield

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- One productive inning was all Northwest Arkansas needed Thursday against Springfield.

U.S. to limit visas of four nations

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

President Donald Trump’s administration is poised to impose visa restrictions on four Asian and African nations refusing to take back their citizens who’ve been deported from the United States, officials said Thursday.

DEAR ABBY: Mom's painful past is warning to girls about teen drinking

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: I am the mother of two teenaged girls (13 and 15) and have been debating whether to tell them a secret about my past. When I was in high school, I made some poor decisions. I went to a party with people I viewed as friends, had too much to drink and the evening ended with my being raped by someone I thought I knew.

Gone To The Dogs

posted: 08/25/2017 1 a.m.

Taking a trip down a 1,000-foot slip-n-slide on Dickson Street this Sunday could help a veteran suffering from PTSD get the furry, four-legged companion he needs to help him readjust to society.

Thursday, August 24

Child dies at hospital after losing consciousness at central Arkansas day care

posted: 08/24/2017 9:35 p.m.

A child died at the hospital after losing consciousness at a central Arkansas day care facility, the Pulaski County sheriff's office reported Thursday night.

The Recruiting Guy: Keonte Kennedy looking forward to visits, including Arkansas

posted: 08/24/2017 9:26 p.m.

Shooting guard Keonte Kennedy joined Recruiting Thursday to discuss his planned official visit to Arkansas during the Sept. 8-10 weekend.

The Recruiting Guy: Guard Jordan Phillips talks Hogs and upcoming visit

posted: 08/24/2017 9:18 p.m.

Versatile guard Jordan Phillips will be arriving in Fayetteville for an official visit to Arkansas on Sept. 15 and he might leave a Razorback if all goes well.

Prison system investigating delay in reporting Arkansas assault

posted: 08/24/2017 5:38 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas prison officials are investigating why the assault on an inmate who later died from his injuries wasn't reported to state police for nearly a week, and state police say there was a non-lethal assault on an inmate at another prison that also wasn't immediately reported.

Man found dead on stairwell behind Little Rock health club, police say

posted: 08/24/2017 5:01 p.m.

Police are investigating after a man was found dead behind a Little Rock health club Wednesday night.

1 Arkansas city, LGBT groups say document hunt not too broad in court fight over anti-discrimination measure

posted: 08/24/2017 4:57 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Attorneys for a northwest Arkansas city and LGBT rights supporters say state officials are trying to dramatically expand legislative and executive privilege by seeking to block subpoenas issued in the court fight over local anti-discrimination measures.

Couple who met on a bus 13 years ago now get married on one

posted: 08/24/2017 4:04 p.m.

NEW YORK — A New York City couple who met on a bus 13 years ago have now gotten married on one.

Arkansas man gets 60 years for beating woman to death; killer convicted of manslaughter in 2005 fatal crash

updated: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

An Arkansas man who was convicted of manslaughter more than a decade ago was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in prison for beating a woman to death last year, authorities said.

23-year-old faces multiple charges after missing woman's body found in Arkansas

updated: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Jacksonville man faces multiple charges after the body of a 23-year-old woman was found in central Arkansas.

5th patient in Arkansas tests positive in salmonella outbreak, Health Department says

updated: 08/26/2017 4:29 a.m.

A fifth Arkansas patient has tested positive for salmonella, a day after the state Department of Health confirmed four other cases believed to have originated from a restaurant.

GALLERY: 60 photos from central Arkansas' first Wingstock Festival

posted: 08/24/2017 2:40 p.m.

Verizon Arena in North Little Rock hosted a festival dedicated to chicken wings.

Police: Restaurant employee arrested after taking more than $1,000 from Arkansas eatery

posted: 08/24/2017 2:24 p.m.

An employee at an Arkansas Taco Bell was booked into jail Tuesday after he stole more than $1,000 from the business, police said.

Effects of Hurricane Harvey uncertain in Arkansas, forecasters say

updated: 08/24/2017 4:51 p.m.

A significant amount of uncertainty remains in Arkansas about the possible effects of a rapidly intensifying hurricane churning toward the Texas coastline, forecasters say.

5 arrests now made in fatal shooting at Arkansas apartment, police say

posted: 08/24/2017 1:55 p.m.

Two more people have been arrested in the shooting death of a 24-year-old at an Arkansas apartment complex, authorities say, bringing the total charged in the homicide to five.

Everything Mike Anderson said about schedule, offseason

posted: 08/24/2017 1:50 p.m.

Mike Anderson breaks down Arkansas' 2017-18 schedule and offseason.

Hostage situation ends at Charleston, S.C., after gunman shot

updated: 08/24/2017 4:52 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A fired dishwasher shot and killed a chef and held a person hostage for about three hours before he was shot by police at a crowded restaurant in a tourist-heavy area of downtown Charleston on Thursday, authorities and one of the restaurant's owners said.

Hogs' SEC schedule unveiled

posted: 08/24/2017 12:58 p.m.

Arkansas' 2017-18 SEC home slate features games against defending conference champion Kentucky and Final Four participant South Carolina.

Couple says image of Jesus seen in baby's sonogram

posted: 08/24/2017 11:54 a.m.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania couple says Jesus showed up in their daughter's sonogram picture, easing their concerns after two other children were born with birth defects.

Glen Campbell honored by Academy of Country Music

posted: 08/24/2017 11:49 a.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The country music community honored the late Glen Campbell during the 11th annual Academy of Country Music Honors in Nashville, Tenn., following his death this month at the age of 81.

Style: Mean Streets

posted: 08/24/2017 11:36 a.m.

A frenetic bank heist, a would-be rapper from Jersey, a documentary about a community torn apart in the aftermath of a teenager’s shooting — the cinemas are full of gritty stuff this weekend. First off, our Piers Marchant takes a look at Good Time, Benny and Josh Safdie’s verite-style drama that stars former teen heart throb Robert Pattinson as a none-too-bright criminal wracked with guilt over his even dumber younger brother’s incarceration. And Philip Martin looks at Patti Cake$, an uplifting underdog story about a working class barmaid with dreams of making it in hip-hop. Martin also comments on Whose Streets? which documents the days after the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Trump attacks Republican leaders over debt ceiling

posted: 08/24/2017 11:35 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economic-rattling default on the nation's debt are "a mess!"

28 additional Kmarts to be closed; none in Arkansas

posted: 08/24/2017 11:33 a.m.

NEW YORK — Sears continued to struggle in its second quarter with declining sales amid heightened competition from the likes of Wal-Mart to Amazon. It now says it will close even more stores.

PHOTOS: Little Rock police respond to city's 1st bank robbery of year; man escapes with cash

updated: 08/24/2017 2:30 p.m.

Little Rock police are investigating a bank robbery Thursday morning, the first one reported in the city this year, authorities said at the scene.

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES EDITION AREA

posted: 08/24/2017 11:23 a.m.

Aug. 20 Novice and Intermediate Bridge Tournament HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village Card Club’s American Contract Bridge League’s tournament for novice and intermediate players will continue at 10 a.m. in the Village Card Club at the Ponce De Leon Center. For more information, call (501) 915-0000.

Interior secretary says he won't eliminate any national monuments

posted: 08/24/2017 11:14 a.m.

BILLINGS, Mont. — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated.

Couple gives waitress $1,200 tip on $20 food bill

posted: 08/24/2017 11:07 a.m.

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. — Some talk and laughs paid off for a waitress in New Jersey.

Arkansas man accused of injecting drugs into woman, raping her

posted: 08/24/2017 10:58 a.m.

An Arkansas man was arrested Tuesday after a woman told police he injected drugs into her body before raping her, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Harvey intensifies to hurricane, likely a major Texas storm, forecasters say

updated: 08/24/2017 1 p.m.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Tropical Storm Harvey intensified Thursday into a hurricane, and forecasters said it would become a major hurricane to hit the middle Texas coastline.

In preseason poll, AP ranks overall top 10 high school football teams in Arkansas

posted: 08/24/2017 10:39 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — The preseason top 10 overall high school football teams in Arkansas and the top five in Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A, as voted by a panel of Associated Press-member sports writers and broadcasters. Ranking is given with first-place votes received and total points.

Navy identifies dead, missing sailors from USS John McCain

updated: 08/24/2017 2:20 p.m.

SINGAPORE — The U.S. Navy on Thursday called off the search at sea for sailors missing after a collision between a destroyer and an oil tanker and confirmed the identity of one body.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Arkansas man carting casket on Hummer arrested after leading authorities on I-530 chase, police say

posted: 08/24/2017 10:25 a.m.

An Arkansas man who carted an empty casket on a black Hummer Wednesday was arrested after leading authorities on a chase along multiple interstates, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Arkansas sheriff's deputy dies after vehicle pursuit ends in crash; suspect says he 'panicked'

updated: 08/24/2017 4:10 p.m.

An Arkansas man said he “panicked" because of marijuana evidence in his possession before leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit that resulted in the death of a sheriff’s deputy, according to authorities.

Prison term set for man who threatened to hang Arkansas mayors over lack of prayer in schools, Common Core

posted: 08/24/2017 9:26 a.m.

An Arkansas man who mailed threatening letters to seven mayors in 2015 was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison.

VIDEO: Hospital worker claims $758.7M Powerball prize

updated: 08/24/2017 5:39 p.m.

BRAINTREE, Mass. — A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history — $758.7 million — after breaking the news to her employer the way the rest of us only dream of: "I called and told them I will not be coming back."

Wanted man arrested after falling through ceiling of west Little Rock home, police say

updated: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 29-year-old Little Rock man who tried to hide from police in an attic was apprehended Wednesday when he crashed through its floor, police said.

Arkansas shed explosion that killed man locked inside deliberately set, officials say

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

An explosion in a shed that killed a Monette man and injured a Craighead County sheriff's deputy July 25 was deliberately set, according to an Arkansas fire marshal's investigation.

Arkansas woman gets 60 years for performing sex acts on infant, providing girl for lover to molest

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Fort Smith woman was sentenced Wednesday to 60 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to performing sex acts on a 3-month-old boy and providing an 11-month-old girl for her lover to molest.

$120M gift aids UA arts efforts

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A $120 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville represents a "giant step" in supporting the arts while also offering new opportunities for all students at the university, said Joseph Steinmetz, the school's top administrator.

Arkansas governor orders up contract for DHS

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration will forge ahead with a proposed state Department of Human Services technology contract after a majority of senators at Wednesday's Legislative Council meeting voted twice against favorably reviewing the proposal.

Restaurant Transitions: Blue Mesa nights at Red Door; Joubert's closed; Little Rock Dairy Queen delayed

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

On Sept. 14, Mark Abernathy is kicking off Blue Mesa Grill Night at his Red Door, 3701 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock. Every Thursday he'll be rotating in dishes from the late, lamented west Little Rock restaurant that pioneered Southwest cuisine in Arkansas in the early 1990s. (The restaurant, almost certainly ahead of its time, after a brief changeover to Juanita's at the Mesa, went under around the end of 1995.)

Razorbacks name backup quarterback

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Cole Kelley slipped ahead of Ty Storey during the late stages of camp to earn the No. 2 quarterback designation from Bret Bielema.

Hiring Arkansas lawmaker's wife for state job clears panel

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Legislative Council on Wednesday approved the state Department of Higher Education's plan to hire a former Lee County School District superintendent -- who also is the wife of state Rep. Reginald Murdock, D-Marianna -- at an annual salary of $85,000.

Toddler injures himself with gun at Arkansas home

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 3-year-old boy is in stable condition after he accidentally shot himself with an unsecured gun in a Crittenden County home Tuesday night, police said.

Trump tells veterans it's time to unite

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump called for unity in a speech at the American Legion's 99th national convention in Reno, just hours after a raucous campaign-style rally in which he lambasted the media and his political rivals, and reignited the controversy over his response to a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., this month.

Special Event: Little Rock TV, radio personalities to put lips in motion for Make-A-Wish

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A celebrity lip-syncing through a performance may be cause for scandal, but when it's local celebrities engaged in a Lip Sync Battle, that's what's expected -- along with costumes, props and choreography.

Little Rock police jail teen in killing at apartment

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A teen sought for weeks in the fatal shooting of a North Little Rock man has been arrested, the Little Rock Police Department said Wednesday.

Arkansas man gets 4 years in death of man after fight at fairgrounds

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A judge has sentenced a Dover man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month to four years in prison.

Second Thoughts: ESPN stirs Robert Lee controversy

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

ESPN's removal of Robert Lee from the Virginia-William & Mary football telecast next month, which led to a barrage of negative coverage, was done to avoid negative media coverage.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Citizens and the schools

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

State Sen. Joyce Elliott of Little Rock says one of the main problems with the state takeover of the Little Rock public schools--and she can give you several--is that local patrons have nowhere to go with their questions and concerns.

In ceremony in Little Rock, daughters finally get dad's WWII service medals

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Some 11 years after their father's death, sisters Charlotte Garlington and J.J. Walker on Wednesday finally received the military medals their father earned but never got.

WATCH: One glitch, but Arkansas researchers' video of eclipse a success

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas researchers were successful in their mission to shoot video of Monday's total solar eclipse from cameras underneath a helium-filled weather balloon 15 miles above Fulton, Mo.

Medicaid expansion's rolls shrink again in Arkansas

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Enrollment in the expanded part of Arkansas' Medicaid program fell slightly in July, the sixth-straight month that the number has dropped, the state Department of Human Services reported Wednesday.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Burger 21 beefs (and shrimps) up Little Rock burger scene

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Here are 21 things to know about Burger 21, the new outlet of a cheery fast-casual burger chain in the Chenal Place shopping center that houses Bed Bath & Beyond and Staples.

Victim in Arkansas shooting dead; details few

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Garland County shooting victim died after being driven in a private vehicle to a hospital, authorities said Wednesday.

Police charge man in Arkansas gas station death

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Police have arrested a man on a capital murder charge in the death earlier this month of a 29-year-old in Hot Springs.

RAZORBACKS REPORT: Preseason All-SEC for 4 Hogs

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Arkansas Razorbacks had four selections to the three preseason All-SEC coaches teams released by the conference office on Wednesday.

Like it is: Accommodations in place to park for Hogs

posted: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A week from today there's going to be some frustration over getting into War Memorial Stadium, but not a lot more than usual because people get confused about parking.

7th Fleet's leader loses job over disasters at sea

updated: 08/24/2017 4:19 a.m.

The U.S. Navy on Wednesday relieved the admiral in charge of the service's 7th Fleet based in Japan over a "loss of confidence in his ability to command," it said in a statement.

U.N. panel decries U.S. response at top after rally violence

updated: 08/24/2017 4:16 a.m.

Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, a body of United Nations experts on Wednesday denounced "the failure at the highest political level of the United States of America to unequivocally reject and condemn" racial violence, saying it was "deeply concerned by the example this failure could set for the rest of the world."

Park Service's objections to bill turned aside

updated: 08/24/2017 4:03 a.m.

The National Park Service has several problems with National Rifle Association-backed legislation that would restrict the agency from regulating hunting and fishing within park boundaries. But according to a leaked memo, President Donald Trump's administration has prevented the agency from voicing such concerns.

Florida execution a first for state

updated: 08/24/2017 4:01 a.m.

For the first time in state history, Florida is expecting to execute a white man today for killing a black person -- and it plans to do so with the help of a drug that has never been used before in any U.S. execution.

2 men in '14 standoff to face third trial

updated: 08/24/2017 3:59 a.m.

The top federal prosecutor in Nevada vowed Wednesday to seek a third trial for two men accused of armed assault on a federal officer in a 2014 standoff that stopped a cattle roundup near the ranch of states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy.

Sex-abuse inquiry’s focus drill sergeants

posted: 08/24/2017 3:58 a.m.

Commanders at an Army post in Georgia have suspended “multiple” drill sergeants as the military investigates allegations that trainees were victims of sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, an Army spokesman said Wednesday.

Egyptians call aid cuts misguided

updated: 08/24/2017 3:57 a.m.

Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Cairo regrets the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to cut or delay nearly $300 million in military and economic aid over human-rights concerns.

China tells U.S. to withdraw sanctions

updated: 08/24/2017 3:53 a.m.

China demanded Wednesday that the United States immediately withdraw a package of sanctions on companies and individuals trading with North Korea, warning that the decision by President Donald Trump's administration will damage China-U.S. ties.

The world in brief

posted: 08/24/2017 3:47 a.m.

Typhoon tied to 12 deaths in south China

The nation in brief

updated: 08/24/2017 3:45 a.m.

Gulf storm brews strong winds, flooding

Names and faces

updated: 08/24/2017 3:43 a.m.

Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump's pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so uncomfortable "my skin crawled." In her new book, Clinton writes that Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, "Back up you creep, get away from me."

In the news

updated: 08/24/2017 3:41 a.m.

Eric Mays, a City Council member in Flint, Mich., pleaded no contest to a charge of willful neglect of duty for pawning his city-owned laptop nine times to get $100 loans, with the last transaction occurring in May when he paid $116 to get the computer back.

Council OKs 7 more years on lottery deal

posted: 08/24/2017 3:33 a.m.

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's proposed contract extension with a company that provides terminals to retailers sailed through the Legislative Council on Wednesday.

Board OK's 11 aides for coverage

posted: 08/24/2017 3:29 a.m.

A state board on Wednesday approved a contract that will provide 11 outreach workers, known as navigators, to help people sign up for health insurance starting Oct. 1.

5 people are killed in 4 single-vehicle crashes, collision

posted: 08/24/2017 3:26 a.m.

At least five people have been killed in separate accidents on state roads since Sunday, according to preliminary reports from the Arkansas State Police.

Finalists named for teacher of the year

posted: 08/24/2017 3:22 a.m.

Fourteen teachers from districts large and small across the state have been named regional finalists for the title of 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.

Spa City shooting leads to one arrest

posted: 08/24/2017 3:18 a.m.

A 55-year-old man faces a first-degree battery charge in the shooting of another man last week in Hot Springs.

Bridge beam work planned in Lowell

posted: 08/24/2017 3:17 a.m.

Continuing work to erect bridge beams for the U.S. 412 northern bypass will require closing all lanes on South Goad Springs Street in Lowell for multiple 15-minute periods, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

Kaufman to head preservation unit

posted: 08/24/2017 3:17 a.m.

Scott Kaufman will start Sept. 5 as director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced Wednesday.

SAU dorm named for 3 lifetime givers

posted: 08/24/2017 3:12 a.m.

Southern Arkansas University has named a new residence hall on the Magnolia campus Burns-Harsh Hall.

Police beat

posted: 08/24/2017 3:10 a.m.

Police: Chat leads to man's stabbing

Other days

updated: 08/24/2017 3:08 a.m.

100 years ago

Powerball

posted: 08/24/2017 3:08 a.m.

The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are: 6-7-16-23-26

Daily Record

posted: 08/24/2017 3:08 a.m.

Births

OPINION — Editorial: Robert Lee

posted: 08/24/2017 3:06 a.m.

It seems the image of Robert Lee is being taken down all over. Can't have him cluttering up the place in Lee Circle in New Orleans or at Duke University or anywhere near Charlottesville, Va., or on ESPN or in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas or even at the Antietam National Battlefield, site of the bloodiest single-day battle in U.S. history--

OPINION: Charlottesville

posted: 08/24/2017 3:05 a.m.

Charlottesville, Va., a city named after Britain's first black queen, was the scene of a bloody riot Aug. 12. The fray resulted in the death of one woman, who was mowed down by a car; there were many other people injured. Have politicians and the news media told the correct and complete story about what happened, or have Americans been deliberately misled? Let's look at it.

OPINION — Editorial: Accountability

posted: 08/24/2017 3:04 a.m.

His name is Joseph Aucoin and his rank is vice admiral in the United States Navy. He's now been removed from his position as commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet in Japan.

OPINION: Thank God he was carrying

posted: 08/24/2017 3:03 a.m.

All he was trying to do was go to work.

Squirrels, Beware

posted: 08/24/2017 3 a.m.

I run over squirrel in Arkansas ...

OPINION — Editorial: Others say: The (free) speech of hate

posted: 08/24/2017 2:59 a.m.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution means nothing if its highest ideals are not staunchly protected during times of unrest.

OPINION - Guest writer: For their future

posted: 08/24/2017 2:58 a.m.

In recent weeks, there has been a great deal of attention focused on the frequency of violent acts in our community. Rightfully, people are asking, "Why can't someone do something about this?"

Letters

posted: 08/24/2017 2:55 a.m.

Stand up for country

Thomas' next test will be as Cavalier

posted: 08/24/2017 2:44 a.m.

Isaiah Thomas' basketball journey is littered with decision-makers who have underestimated the diminutive guard.

Floyd says power will shock Conor

posted: 08/24/2017 2:43 a.m.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. said it was the first punch of the fight. His promoter thinks it came during the second round.

Pulaski County Preview Central Arkansas Christian: Spread runs its course

posted: 08/24/2017 2:37 a.m.

Anyone who has watched the Central Arkansas Christian Mustangs over the past nine seasons might need the help of uniforms and team colors to recognize this year's version.

Commentary: Celtics more annoying with Irving

posted: 08/24/2017 2:34 a.m.

Danny Ainge, who always ranks pretty high on the Annoyance Index, got even a little more annoying this week when the Boston Celtics pulled off an audacious swap with Cleveland, which sent point guard Kyrie Irving to a Boston team that was already putting itself in position for serious long-term contention.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Hill loses no-hitter in 10th as Pirates top Dodgers

posted: 08/24/2017 2:30 a.m.

PITTSBURGH -- Dodgers lefty Rich Hill lost his perfect game on an error in the ninth inning, then lost his no-hitter on a leadoff home run in the 10th by Josh Harrison that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates over Los Angeles 1-0 Wednesday night.

Arkansas Sportsman: 'Living the dream' takes effort

posted: 08/24/2017 2:28 a.m.

Professional bass fishermen call their profession, "living the dream," and some do.

Fishing Hot Spots

posted: 08/24/2017 2:27 a.m.

FISHING HOT SPOTS

State fishing report

posted: 08/24/2017 2:26 a.m.

CENTRAL;BASS;BREAM;CATFISH;CRAPPIE

Outdoors calendar

posted: 08/24/2017 2:25 a.m.

NOTE For additions to this calendar, fax the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette at (501) 378-3869. Information on events also may be emailed to bhendricks@arkansasonline.com.

TEXAS LEAGUE: Travs can't handle Drillers as Tolliver welcomed home

posted: 08/24/2017 2:24 a.m.

Ashur Tolliver enjoyed a stellar Dickey-Stephens Park debut Wednesday night. The Arkansas Travelers, however, had little else to celebrate in North Little Rock.

Off the wire

posted: 08/24/2017 2:22 a.m.

BASEBALL

Wal-Mart airs 2nd human-unity ad

updated: 08/24/2017 2:17 a.m.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is encouraging everyone to "get together" in an advertisement called "Many Chairs. One Table."

Amazon gets Whole Foods' yes

posted: 08/24/2017 2:16 a.m.

Whole Foods shareholders voted Wednesday to approve a $13.7 billion union with Amazon that the organic grocery chain's chief executive had called "love at first sight."

Panelists meeting again on dicamba

posted: 08/24/2017 2:15 a.m.

A state task force that will help decide the future of dicamba in Arkansas is scheduled to meet again today atop Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton.

Tyson opens high-tech hatchery

posted: 08/24/2017 2:14 a.m.

Tyson Foods Inc. opened its high-tech Incubation Technology Center in Springdale on Wednesday. The chicken producer said the new facility makes hatchery operations more efficient and better positions the company to handle its 2017 No Antibiotics Ever campaign.

Arctic's thaw bode a rush for resources

posted: 08/24/2017 2:13 a.m.

From a distance, the northern shores of Baffin Island in the Arctic appear barren -- a craggy world of snow-capped peaks and glaciers surrounded by a sea of floating ice even in the midst of summer.

2 oil-field firms get 2nd year of IOUs

posted: 08/24/2017 2:12 a.m.

For Schlumberger Ltd. and Halliburton Co. the road to payment for services in Venezuela is increasingly long and winding.

Analysts temper copper rally hype

posted: 08/24/2017 2:11 a.m.

Copper's biggest rally in almost a decade is being greeted by a growing chorus of skeptics.

Market report: Stocks slump after two-day rally

updated: 08/24/2017 2:09 a.m.

Stocks retreated on Wednesday and gave back some of their gains from a day earlier, when the Standard & Poor's 500 index had one of its best days of the year.

Business news in brief

updated: 08/24/2017 2:08 a.m.

July's new-home sales fall, but year solid

News in brief

updated: 08/24/2017 2:06 a.m.

LR's Heartland Bank told to raise capital

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 08/24/2017 2 a.m.

1 SIGN

Fast Forward

posted: 08/24/2017 1:55 a.m.

Flying in: Singer-songwriter Ben Folds lands his Paper Airplane Request Tour at Robinson Center Performance Hall, West Markham Street and Broadway, Little Rock, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $25-$106. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The TV Column: PBS' Nature returns in October for 36th season

posted: 08/24/2017 1:54 a.m.

In a month's time we'll have enough new and returning series that our DVRs will risk burning out. One of the unfortunate side effects of each busy new fall season is that some worthy offerings get short shrift.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 08/24/2017 1:53 a.m.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 08/24/2017 1:51 a.m.

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Theater: Director starts Rep tenure with Southern classic

posted: 08/24/2017 1:49 a.m.

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre's "new" producing artistic director, John Miller-Stephany -- only the Rep's third leader in its 41-year history -- will begin his play selecting (and directing) tenure here with The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Rebecca Gilman's 2005 adaptation of Carson McCullers' 1940 novel.

Music Scene: Full house awaits Crowell in SoMa

posted: 08/24/2017 1:48 a.m.

Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell will inaugurate the Oxford American's 2017-2018 Americana Series with a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday at South on Main in Little Rock. Though the show is "sold out," the promoter suggests checking at the door, beginning at 6 p.m., for newly released tickets.

Are We There Yet?: Siloam Springs Museum thoroughly entertaining

posted: 08/24/2017 1:47 a.m.

You'd expect to find a La-Z-Boy in a family's den or media room. But this La-Z-Boy occupies a place of pride. It's on display at Siloam Springs Museum.

Tell Me About It: Mother has a right to support offspring as she chooses

posted: 08/24/2017 1:46 a.m.

DEAR CAROLYN: I'm wondering if it would be productive to try and resolve some decades-old issues with my mom. My sibling, a "problem child" since childhood, is still dealing with a lot of issues -- drug addiction, joblessness, mooching off my parents, etc. When I visited my parents a few months ago, my mother brought up my canceling a visit last year. I refused to go because my mom had, for the umpteenth time, let my sibling move in, who then began doing drugs again. She said that I shouldn't be "meddling in her business" and that how she handles my sibling's issues has nothing to do with me.

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/24/2017 1:46 a.m.

DEAR READERS: School has or is about to start in many parts of the country. That means it's time for kids to tote notebooks, lunchboxes, laptop and tablet computers, papers, projects, purses, etc. That's a lot of heavy stuff to carry back and forth -- too heavy, and it can strain the body. Here are some hints:

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/24/2017 1:45 a.m.

Happy birthday. A personal win will be a game-changer. You've been working toward this a long time, but that didn't prepare you for the decisions you'll have to make. Worthy mentors will help you through. Seek those with qualities of kindness and compassion as well as worldly success.

On Christianity

posted: 08/24/2017 1:45 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Is the devil as powerful as God? Sometimes I think he must be, because the world is just as bad as it ever was.

Super Quiz: Historical geography

posted: 08/24/2017 1:44 a.m.

1. In which body of water is the Bermuda Triangle?

Northwest Arkansas Community College gets OK for new building in Bentonville

posted: 08/24/2017 1:07 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas Community College received legislators' approval Wednesday to move forward with construction of a building estimated to cost more than $5 million.

VIDEO: Tactical urbanists tackle troublesome Fayetteville intersection

posted: 08/24/2017 1:06 a.m.

When Jerry Meredith moved 18 years ago into a house at Rock Street and Mill Avenue he started sitting on his porch with a phone to report the wrecks at the intersection.

Wrongful arrest lawsuit settled for $100,000 by Centerton council

posted: 08/24/2017 1:05 a.m.

A former Fayetteville football player will receive $100,000 for a settlement of the wrongful arrest involving the Centerton Police Department.

Lincoln man arrested in connection with rape

posted: 08/24/2017 1:04 a.m.

Police arrested David Hall, 39, of 303 E. Rodgers St. on Tuesday in connection with rape and introduction of a controlled substance into the body of another.

Lanes closings set in Bentonville

posted: 08/24/2017 1:03 a.m.

Crews working on an Interstate 49 bridge over Southwest 14th Street in Bentonville will require nighttime lane closings lasting through the end of the month.

Portion of Springdale's West Emma Avenue to close

posted: 08/24/2017 1:02 a.m.

West Emma Avenue from Blair Street to Shiloh Street will be closed from Thursday to Oct. 31 so crews can improve the street and service lines, according to a news release.

AETN seeks tales of Vietnam War

updated: 08/24/2017 1:01 a.m.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is seeking stories from people who experienced Vietnam War events.

Action in Kansas fuels suppression fears

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

A conservative promoting President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud oversees a Kansas election system that threw out at least three times as many ballots as any similarly sized state did, an independent government agency said, fueling concerns about voter suppression should that state’s practices become the national standard.

Public Meetings

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

Today

School news

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

DEAR ABBY: Evenings at home fall silent as wife embraces cellphone

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: A large portion of conversation in our home has been replaced with the time my wife spends on her cellphone. Not that she is talking on it. It's games and Facebook that absorb hours of her time.

UA’s young volleyball team opens Friday

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

What was supposed to be Pilar Victoria’s senior season was quickly derailed a year ago when she suffered a knee injury on the first day of practice.

My Roots Are Showing: Worth every percent

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

You can tell a lot about a person by peering into their childhood bedroom. Sunny yellow shelves filled with storybooks and stuffed animals towered above orange shag carpeting in the room that raised me. A built-in desk housed pencils and stationery and the latest scribblings of unfinished poems and stories. The window was perpetually open, allowing a steady breeze to drift in from the valley. On warm summer nights, I could be found listening to both kinds of music -- country and western -- surrounded by walls drenched in an odd blend of girly trinkets, pithy quotes and fighter jet posters. I wanted to be pretty and smart and a test pilot and marry Magnum, P.I., who I hoped would move stateside because NASA wasn't based in Hawaii.

People and Places

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

First Tee names

VIDEO: A place to find hope

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

The Bentonville homeless shelter seemed empty last week, but some bunk beds in the men's bunk room were made with sheets and brown bed covers. In the women's section, a pair of shoes was left waiting under a locker, and a suitcase had been slipped under a bed.

Airstrike near Yemen’s capital kills at least 41 people

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition struck a hotel near Yemen’s capital Wednesday, killing at least 41 people as the alliance stepped up airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and their allies in and around Sanaa.

The Rockwood Files: Reflections of past, future

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

This year, when the kids went back to school, I thought about the first time it happened 14 years ago. Our baby was about a year and a half old, when I decided taking him to a half-day Mother's Day Out program once per week might be good for both of us.

Graduates

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

UAFS

Minor league baseball: Staumont unhittable in Naturals win

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

It was not the start Josh Staumont envisioned when he stepped on the mound Wednesday night.

Rookie Weaver helps Cardinals get past Padres

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

ST. LOUIS — Rookie Luke Weaver struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings, and Kolten Wong had three hits and three runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Wednesday night.

Records

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

Arrests

When Hogs called, Flanagan answered quickly

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

Charleston senior standout Sean Michael Flanagan is one of the most versatile high school football players in Arkansas.

Tourneys to support shelters

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter champions will have two opportunities to support the shelter while demonstrating their athletic prowess.

Cowboys QB Rush surging into role as Prescott backup

posted: 08/24/2017 1 a.m.

Cooper Rush isn't likely to duplicate Dak Prescott's remarkable rookie year with the Dallas Cowboys.

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA

posted: 08/24/2017 midnight

Aug. 24 Football Season Preview 2017 SEARCY — The Searcy Kiwanis Club will host a preview of the upcoming 2017 football season at 11:30 a.m. at the Unity Health Specialty Care Campus (south campus), 1200 S. Main St. The event will feature area football coaches as guest speakers: Paul Simmons of Harding University, Mike McCain of Riverview High School, Mark Kelley of Searcy High School and Neil Evans of Harding Academy. Lunch will cost $10, payable at the door. RSVP by emailing phays@firstcommunity.net.

Downtown park in Newport honors heroes

posted: 08/24/2017 midnight

The people of Jackson County are honoring veterans and community members brick by brick at the new downtown park in Newport.

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA

posted: 08/24/2017 midnight

Aug. 24 Football Season Preview 2017 SEARCY — The Searcy Kiwanis Club will host a preview of the upcoming 2017 football season at 11:30 a.m. at the Unity Health Specialty Care Campus (south campus), 1200 S. Main St. The event will feature area football coaches as guest speakers: Paul Simmons of Harding University, Mike McCain of Riverview High School, Mark Kelley of Searcy High School and Neil Evans of Harding Academy. Lunch will cost $10, payable at the door. RSVP by emailing phays@firstcommunity.net.

The winning track: Heber Springs coaches inducted into hall of fame

posted: 08/24/2017 midnight

High school track-and-field participation in Arkansas has been on the decline for years, but that is not the case in Heber Springs.

Full steam ahead: Summer is a perfect time to start thinking about fall fare

posted: 08/24/2017 midnight

We’re now in the middle of a part of summertime known as “the dog days.” Although that term began in ancient Rome to signify the time when Sirius, also known as the Dog Star, rose in the night sky, most people today associate it with weather so hot and sultry that dogs and humans alike lie down panting, unable to move.

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

posted: 08/24/2017 midnight

Aug. 26 The Great Escape CONWAY — The Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas will sponsor its annual fundraiser, The Great Escape, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Conway Expo Center, 2505 E. Oak St. The event will include shopping, a silent auction, a fashion show and spa services for $10 each, including manicures, hair and makeup. Admission is $5 in advance at www.greatescape2017.eventbrite.com or $10 at the door.

Relax, renew, recharge: The Great Escape is back with more vendors

posted: 08/24/2017 midnight

The Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas’ annual fundraiser, The Great Escape, is back to offer shopping, a silent auction, a fashion show, discounted spa services and free screenings.

Wednesday, August 23

56-year-old fatally struck while walking on Interstate 40 in Arkansas, police say

updated: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 56-year-old man was fatally struck while walking in a traffic lane on Interstate 40 near the Arkansas-Tennessee border Wednesday morning, state police said.

Cotton talks Trump's wall plan, Confederate monuments during Little Rock visit

updated: 08/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Wednesday he is hopeful that Congress backs President Trump's plan to build a wall on the country's southern border and also says local communities should decide what to do with Confederate monuments.

Arkansan arrested after meth, purse found in pants at department store, authorities say

posted: 08/23/2017 5:20 p.m.

A man faces multiple charges after methamphetamine was found in his pants along with a purse he had reportedly attempted to steal from an Arkansas Dillard’s store, police said.

Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of covertly recruiting girls

posted: 08/23/2017 4:57 p.m.

NEW YORK — Inflaming a century-old and mostly cordial rivalry, the president of the Girl Scouts of the USA is accusing the Boy Scouts of seeking to covertly recruit girls into their programs while disparaging the Girl Scouts' operations.

55-year-old faces battery charge in shooting of man in Arkansas

posted: 08/23/2017 4:53 p.m.

A 55-year-old man faces a first-degree battery charge in the shooting of another man last week in Arkansas.

Man arrested on capital-murder charge in killing of 29-year-old at Arkansas gas station

posted: 08/23/2017 4:08 p.m.

Police have arrested a man on a capital-murder charge in a homicide earlier this month that left a 29-year-old dead in Hot Springs.

Police: Arkansan cited on animal-cruelty charge after dog found with 'extremely swollen' head

posted: 08/23/2017 4 p.m.

An Arkansas man has been cited on a charge of animal cruelty after authorities say they found a dog with a collar that had begun growing into the animal’s neck.

Ex-CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

posted: 08/23/2017 3:51 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to garner enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it.

Robbery attempt ends in shooting in Little Rock, police say; man injured

posted: 08/23/2017 3:45 p.m.

A man was hurt in a robbery-attempt-turned-shooting while walking down a Little Rock street early Wednesday, according to police.

Shooting victim dies after being driven to Arkansas hospital, sheriff says

posted: 08/23/2017 3:44 p.m.

A shooting victim died after being driven in a private vehicle to an Arkansas hospital, authorities said.

Police: Teen sought for weeks in Little Rock homicide has been arrested

posted: 08/23/2017 3:27 p.m.

Little Rock police say a teen they have sought for weeks in the fatal shooting of a North Little Rock man has been arrested.

Box with needles, suspected meth found in Arkansas woman's bra, police say

posted: 08/23/2017 3:23 p.m.

A Hot Springs woman is facing felony drug charges after officers found a box with needles and methamphetamine in her bra, authorities said.

PHOTO: 2 students hospitalized after pickup rolls over on wet Arkansas road

posted: 08/23/2017 3:07 p.m.

Two students were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after their pickup left a wet Arkansas road and rolled over on its side, the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reported.

VIDEO: Charlottesville covers Confederate statues with black shroud

updated: 08/23/2017 2:35 p.m.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals Wednesday to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally.

4 cases of salmonella confirmed in Arkansas; health agency believes outbreak linked to restaurant

posted: 08/23/2017 1:25 p.m.

Four cases of salmonella have been confirmed in Arkansas, amid reports of dozens of people falling ill from similar symptoms, the state Department of Health said.

Arkansas hospital loses battle with assessor over clinic tax

posted: 08/23/2017 1:17 p.m.

HARRISON— A judge says property taxes are due from a clinic run by the operator of the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center.

Taylor Swift announces new album in November

posted: 08/23/2017 12:29 p.m.

NEW YORK — Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you.

Whole Foods shareholders say yes to Amazon deal

posted: 08/23/2017 12:02 p.m.

NEW YORK — Whole Foods shareholders voted Wednesday to bless a $13.7 billion union with Amazon that the organic grocery chain's CEO had called "love at first sight."

Style: New Rep production has 'Heart'

posted: 08/23/2017 noon

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s “new” producing artistic director, John Miller-Stephany — only the Rep’s third leader in its 41-year history — will begin his play selecting (and directing) tenure here with The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Rebecca Gilman’s 2005 adaptation of Carson McCullers’ 1940 novel, Jack W. Hill writes in Thursday’s Style section.

Journalist's torso found in submarine death mystery

posted: 08/23/2017 11:58 a.m.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Journalist Kim Wall had reported on conflicts, crises and natural disasters around the world. Earlier this month, she set out to sea from laid-back Copenhagen for a story about an eccentric Danish inventor and his home-made submarine.

Man told authorities he set trailer on fire because he's tired of renting to drug addicts, report shows

posted: 08/23/2017 11:47 a.m.

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he's tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs.

State police: 1 killed, 1 hurt after SUV travels off rain-soaked Arkansas road, overturns

posted: 08/23/2017 11:39 a.m.

A 44-year-old woman died and another person was injured after a vehicle traveled off a rain-soaked Arkansas road and into a ditch, where it overturned, state police said.

Arkansas boy, 3, hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself, authorities say

posted: 08/23/2017 11:34 a.m.

A 3-year-old boy is in stable condition after he accidentally shot himself with an unsecured gun in an Arkansas home Tuesday night, police said.

POWERBALL ODDS SIMULATOR: See how hard it is to win a 1 in 292 million prize

posted: 08/23/2017 11:31 a.m.

POWERBALL ODDS SIMULATOR: See how hard it is to win a 1 in 292 million prize

VIDEO: Trump preaches unity to veterans day after fiery political speech

updated: 08/23/2017 4:20 p.m.

RENO, Nev. — A day after a speech tearing into the media and members of his own political party, President Donald Trump returned to calls for unity and love as he spoke to veterans Wednesday at an American Legion conference.

43-year-old stabbed 4 times after chatting with man's girlfriend, Little Rock police say

posted: 08/23/2017 11:23 a.m.

A Little Rock man was stabbed four times Tuesday evening after he chatted with a woman, which angered her boyfriend, according to a police report.

Dog that went missing after Tinder date reunited with owner

updated: 08/23/2017 4:21 p.m.

LEONIA, N.J. — A dog that went missing after a house sitter invited a Tinder date to the home has been reunited with its owner.

Hillary Clinton: My 'skin crawled' as Trump hovered on debate stage

posted: 08/23/2017 10:55 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so uncomfortable "my skin crawled." She says in her coming book that Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, "Back up you creep, get away from me."

Arkansas club hosting tribute for rockabilly pioneer Sonny Burgess

posted: 08/23/2017 10:43 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — No one knew what to call Sonny Burgess' music when he mixed rhythm and blues, gospel tunes and country riffs in the 1950s, but it was clear where it came from.

Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents

posted: 08/23/2017 10:37 a.m.

TOKYO — The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific.

Players hold breath as $700M Powerball jackpot drawing nears

posted: 08/23/2017 10:15 a.m.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery players will have a shot at a $700 million Powerball jackpot that ranks as the second largest in U.S. history.

UA receives $120M donation to establish School of Art

updated: 08/23/2017 1:43 p.m.

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville announced Wednesday a new School of Art, the first and only in Arkansas, funded by a $120 million donation from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation. The donation is the largest sum ever gifted to an American university to support or establish an art school, according to a news release.

Organizers reschedule Arkansas anti-hate rally that was canceled to avoid possible conflict during Confederate monument event

posted: 08/23/2017 9:25 a.m.

An anti-hate rally that was canceled last week by organizers who said they didn't want to provoke a "violent situation" with supporters of Confederate monuments who also were having an event then will instead be held this Saturday.

ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off UVA game due to name

posted: 08/23/2017 7:51 a.m.

BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee will not work Virginia's season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by the decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Wal-Mart dives into voice-activated shopping with Google

posted: 08/23/2017 7:42 a.m.

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone.

The Recruiting Guy: Camden Fairview's Stacey Wilkins another promising prospect

posted: 08/23/2017 7:30 a.m.

The junior class in Arkansas could prove to be a deep class of Division I talent. Camden Fairview's Stacey Wilkins has the chance to join the list.

Arkansas man dies, woman injured after crash on highway; 1 vehicle hit furniture store

posted: 08/23/2017 6:46 a.m.

An Arkansas man was killed and a woman was injured in a collision that sent one of the vehicles into a home furnishing store Tuesday, police said.

Football: Scrimmage Roundup

posted: 08/23/2017 5:45 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- With all eyes on him following Thursday's scrimmage at Shiloh Christian, Springdale High coach Zak Clark adamantly told his players they had a reason to be excited.

Body found in central Arkansas confirmed as missing 23-year-old woman

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

The remains found in central Arkansas over the weekend belong to an Alabama woman who had been reported missing, Arkansas State Police said.

Little Rock's cold-case unit makes arrest; Crime Lab work helps team charge man in September killing

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

After a fatal shooting in September last year, a 20-year-old man told police he was at the scene of the shooting and fired a pistol in the direction of the victim, according to court documents obtained Monday.

Plans for hiking, biking trail from Little Rock to Hot Springs clear pivotal hurdle

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Plans to construct a 65-mile hiking and biking trail between Little Rock and Hot Springs cleared a pivotal hurdle this week.

Court denies request from man who abducted, killed ballerina from Arkansas

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has denied a request for a new hearing for a 39-year-old man who was sentenced to death in the 1996 killing of a University of Oklahoma ballerina from Benton.

Trump holds Arizona rally, talks up wall

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump blamed the media Tuesday for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Va., protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counterprotester.

MAP: 2024 total solar eclipse path goes right over Arkansas

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansans who didn't travel a few hours to see the total solar eclipse Monday will get another chance to see one April 8, 2024, when the moon will blot out the sun over much of Arkansas for a few minutes.

For $391M, Arvest to gain Bear State

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Fayetteville-based Arvest Bank agreed to acquire Bear State Financial of Little Rock for $391 million in cash, the two banks said Tuesday.

22-year-old pleads guilty to firing shot that killed Arkansas man

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

A man accused in the 2015 shooting death of a Blytheville man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

U.S. to add troops to Afghan war

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump's plan to end America's longest war and eliminate Afghanistan's rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days, a U.S. general said.

National Day of Prayer chooses Arkansas pastor as chief

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas and a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has been named president of the National Day of Prayer, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the organization.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: They didn’t let me down

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

I grew up through the 1950s and 1960s in a poor working-class Arkansas family.

Broadway bridge named national competition finalist

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

The swift demolition and rebuilding of the Broadway bridge is garnering national notice for the $98.6 million project.

Arkansas retiree plans U.S. House race

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

A retiree from Marmaduke said Tuesday that he had decided to seek the Democratic nomination to represent Arkansas' 1st Congressional District -- after years spent living around the country and putting off politics.

Stop holdup of DHS pact, Arkansas governor says

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday called on the Legislative Council to complete its review of a proposed technology contract for the state Department of Human Services, saying a delay could jeopardize services.

OPINION: PAUL GREENBERG: In the Army again

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

The year was 1959 and the Second World War had just ended in the previous decade. Or rather the curtain had just fallen on the second act of the First World War, aka the Great War, and a hero of that war--Dwight David Eisenhower--was safely in the White House and all was well with the country. Though not to hear his repeated opponent, Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, tell it. We the outnumbered Young Republicans on American campuses were still humming a little ditty inspired by the Pepsodent radio and television commercials of the time: "Elect Stevenson pres-i-dent and you'll wonder where the-country-went."

CLASS 2A SUPER SIX: No. 1 Mount Ida back and largely intact

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

For the first time in almost a decade, the Mount Ida Lions are the preseason favorite in Class 2A.

Razorbacks Report: Storms were real for mock game; receiver on rehab track; Watts ready to play

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Arkansas Razorbacks were scheduled to have their annual mock game, a walk-through that includes the mechanics of game day, on Friday when a storm blew into Northwest Arkansas.

CLASS 3A SUPER SIX: New job doesn't change coach's goals for No. 1 Prescott

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Prescott has a new principal.

OPINION: REX NELSON: The ballpark in August

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

I hope to be at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock tonight, in my usual seat behind home plate watching the Arkansas Travelers play baseball. It's late August, kids are back in school and the weeknight crowds are smaller at Dickey-Stephens than they were earlier in the summer.

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: Unequal blame

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

After a weekend in which I battled both fire ants and tears (after receiving a vaccination reminder for my dear, departed furry one), I want to move on to happier things. Alas, it appears time instead to revisit logical fallacies, specifically false/moral equivalence.

2 of 4 suspects in Spain carnage held without bail

updated: 08/23/2017 4:14 a.m.

A judge ordered two of the four surviving suspects in the extremist attacks in Spain held without bail, another detained for 72 more hours and one freed with restrictions Tuesday after the men appeared in court to answer questions about the events that killed 15 people.

Tillerson notes N. Korea restraint

updated: 08/23/2017 4:12 a.m.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday commended North Korea for recent restraint in its provocations and said it could point the way to a possible dialogue with the U.S.

Marshallese leader de Brum dies at 72

updated: 08/23/2017 4:08 a.m.

Tony de Brum, a longtime political leader in the Republic of the Marshall Islands who helped negotiate his country's independence in the 1970s and decades later fought for its survival in the face of climate change, died Monday in the capital city, Majuro. He was 72.

Charlottesville to cloak 2 statues

posted: 08/23/2017 3:51 a.m.

The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a meeting packed with residents who screamed and cursed at council members over the city's response to a white nationalist rally.

Bodies found in warship's flooded areas

posted: 08/23/2017 3:49 a.m.

Navy divers searching a flooded compartments of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing since a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Tuesday as he promised a full investigation.

Apology reverses ejection of group

updated: 08/23/2017 3:47 a.m.

Cambodia's prime minister said Tuesday that he has rescinded his decision to expel an American-led Christian organization that seeks to rescue and rehabilitate women working as prostitutes, accepting its apology and explanation that it did not intend to demean Cambodians.

Shrinking territory puts ISIS in a vise, Mattis says

updated: 08/23/2017 3:44 a.m.

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Tuesday that he is confident that U.S.-backed Iraqi forces will finish off the Islamic State militants clinging to strongholds that are shrinking in size and number.

Palestinians set to quiz Kushner

updated: 08/23/2017 3:42 a.m.

The Palestinians are hoping U.S. envoy Jared Kushner will clarify the United States' position on key disputes with Israel when he returns to the region this week, a top Palestinian official said Tuesday.

Drug-gang threats filmed in Mexico

posted: 08/23/2017 3:41 a.m.

A newly released video shows the mayor of a town in south-central Mexico being threatened and humiliated by armed members of a drug gang, and the mayor confirmed Tuesday that it is genuine.

Drugmaker criticizes product's use as killer

updated: 08/23/2017 3:39 a.m.

A division of Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, said a medicine its scientists invented more than a half-century ago should not be used to kill prisoners.

The world in brief

updated: 08/23/2017 3:38 a.m.

Iran says enrichment can go 20% in days

The nation in brief

posted: 08/23/2017 3:37 a.m.

Cosby gets new team; retrial set for ’18

Names and faces

updated: 08/23/2017 3:36 a.m.

Louise Linton, the wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, apologized Tuesday for boasting about her wealth and then disparaging someone who criticized her on social media, trying to quell a raft of criticism about her insult-laced attack. In a statement released by her publicist, Linton said her comments were "inappropriate and highly insensitive."

In the news

updated: 08/23/2017 3:35 a.m.

Jocsan Rosado, who drove to a hardware store to buy a welding mask to safely see Monday's eclipse, was arrested as he watched the moon blot out the sun from a parked car that turned out to be stolen, said deputies in Orange County, Fla.

Suit says city email a meeting

posted: 08/23/2017 3:28 a.m.

An attorney has filed a second lawsuit against city directors claiming that they violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act by discussing city business by email.

Man, 33, charged in girl's sex abuse

posted: 08/23/2017 3:22 a.m.

A Calhoun County man has been charged with rape after he was accused of sexually assaulting a child for about two years, according to an arrest affidavit filed Tuesday.

Springdale to see daily lane closings

posted: 08/23/2017 3:21 a.m.

Work associated with building the U.S. 412 northern bypass will require lane closings on Arkansas 112 in Springdale daily through Friday, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

Police beat

updated: 08/23/2017 3:19 a.m.

Mugged in LR park, woman tells police

Daily Record

posted: 08/23/2017 3:17 a.m.

Births

Other days

updated: 08/23/2017 3:16 a.m.

100 years ago

Mega Millions

posted: 08/23/2017 3:16 a.m.

The winning numbers drawn Tuesday night in Mega Millions: 24-35-46-50-51

Getting it straight

posted: 08/23/2017 3:16 a.m.

The Information Network of Arkansas has collected about $82 million in user fees over the past decade. An article Monday about a beta arkansas.gov website misstated the figures.

OPINION — Editorial: We hate to see you go

posted: 08/23/2017 3:14 a.m.

It's called Our House, a beacon of light in Little Rock that has proven a place of renewal and restoration for thousands of families in Arkansas who were among the least of these--just one step away from wandering the streets. Thanks to Georgia Mjartan, it proved a step up to renewal and self-respect rather than down into the gutter.

OPINION — Editorial: Forecast: cloudy, maybe

posted: 08/23/2017 3:13 a.m.

Last week, some of us were curious if we'd get a good look at the eclipse come Monday afternoon. And some of us were trying to decide whether to make the trek to Missouri or even Wyoming to get a better look.

OPINION — Editorial: Others say: Jerry Lewis

posted: 08/23/2017 3:12 a.m.

For more than four decades, Jerry Lewis united Americans in an annual experience so communal and without strife that it's hard to imagine now. Lewis was a talented comedian and a successful filmmaker. Some consider him a genius, and in the realm of physical comedy, he was. But for many, hearing of his passing Sunday, it was not his movies or pratfalls that sprang to mind. It was the Labor Day weekends, as summers ended and generations of the family gathered to watch the telethon.

OPINION: It's on now

posted: 08/23/2017 3:11 a.m.

Breitbart News, with former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon back in charge, is ripping mad at President Donald Trump after Monday's Afghanistan speech foreshadowed an increase in ground troops.

Letters

posted: 08/23/2017 3:04 a.m.

Choice we must make

Weird weather shadows camp

posted: 08/23/2017 3 a.m.

Where, oh where can the dog days of summer be?

Celtics land Kyrie to take on LeBron

posted: 08/23/2017 2:58 a.m.

Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James.

Like it is: No unusual suspects in football polls' top 5

posted: 08/23/2017 2:54 a.m.

When the preseason Associated Press college football poll was released Monday, and then the FWAA Super 16 on Tuesday, one thought came to mind.

Commentary: Simpson in no hurry for next victory

posted: 08/23/2017 2:52 a.m.

It has been six years since Webb Simpson walked up the 18th fairway at Sedgefield Country Club for his coronation as a first-time PGA Tour winner. So much has changed since then. He's a U.S. Open champion and is the father of three more kids. And still, a fifth career win now would mean almost as much as the first one did back then.

INTERLEAGUE: Duffy, bullpen hold Rockies to 2 hits as Royals win

posted: 08/23/2017 2:51 a.m.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Duffy and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, helping the Kansas City Royals hold off the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday night.

This date in baseball

posted: 08/23/2017 2:48 a.m.

This date in baseball

Rose Bowl stars top AP preseason team

posted: 08/23/2017 2:43 a.m.

Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley put on a show at the Rose Bowl last season and established themselves as two of the biggest stars in college football coming into 2017.

Hogs’ Ragnow on second team

posted: 08/23/2017 2:41 a.m.

Arkansas Razorbacks center Frank Ragnow was named Tuesday to The Associated Press preseason All-American team.

Tolliver lands on his feet at home

posted: 08/23/2017 2:39 a.m.

In the summer of 1998, 10-year-old Ashur Tolliver kneeled in the Ray Winder Field dugout and tried not "to screw anything up."

TEXAS LEAGUE: Travs shut down, drop 4th out of 5

posted: 08/23/2017 2:37 a.m.

The Arkansas Travelers lost their fourth game in five 7-1 to the Tulsa Drillers on Tuesday night at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.

Little League World Series: Greenville pitching staff tough to hit

posted: 08/23/2017 2:36 a.m.

At the Little League World Series, the question now is not whether anyone can beat the team from Greenville, N.C.

Second Thoughts: Foreman fired up by protesters

posted: 08/23/2017 2:34 a.m.

George Foreman, the two-time world heavyweight champion who shared a ring with Muhammad Ali, has weighed in on the national anthem controversy -- and he's on the opposite side of Ali-esque political protests.

Off the wire

posted: 08/23/2017 2:32 a.m.

FOOTBALL

State Sports Briefs

posted: 08/23/2017 2:29 a.m.

BASKETBALL

Specialty farms say dicamba a threat

posted: 08/23/2017 2:26 a.m.

Shawn Peeble's 1,500 acres of certified-organic vegetables and Raymond Chung's edamame fields are threatened by the continued use of dicamba, both men said recently of the herbicide.

Scooters shrink vast UA campus

posted: 08/23/2017 2:24 a.m.

Like other athletes at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, freshman pitcher Zebulon Vermillion follows a strict workout regimen to stay game-ready, but walking across campus to his math classes in University Hall isn't part of it.

Trump rejects plea by coal exec

posted: 08/23/2017 2:22 a.m.

The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him.

Retailers, IBM team to explore new tech linked to food safety

posted: 08/23/2017 2:19 a.m.

Wal-Mart, Tyson and other food and retail companies are working with IBM to explore how blockchain technology can improve safety in their food-supply chains.

Trainees learn moves to sell soccer

posted: 08/23/2017 2:18 a.m.

Gabriela Vazquez studied criminology at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, played on its women's soccer team and landed a job at a hotel just out of school. Wanting more, she turned back to soccer and this summer found herself at the National Sports Center, a giant sports complex outside the Twin Cities with 50 soccer fields.

Wal-Mart, Google partner on voice-command ordering

posted: 08/23/2017 2:17 a.m.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is adding another service intended to make shopping easier, announcing a partnership with Google that will give customers the ability to use their voices to order products.

Market report: Stocks surging after 2-week slide

updated: 08/23/2017 2:15 a.m.

Stocks around the world jumped on Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index had one of its best days of the year as markets put a shaky couple of weeks further behind them.

Business news in brief

updated: 08/23/2017 2:14 a.m.

Berkshire avoids S&P ratings downgrade

News in brief

posted: 08/23/2017 2:12 a.m.

Ex-Alltel exec starts Massachusetts job

Quintessentially Cajun

posted: 08/23/2017 2:11 a.m.

It was always there. Woven into the fabric of almost every cooking memory, every kitchen, of my Louisiana childhood. There, along with the cast-iron pot, aluminum Magnalites and Chime-O-Matic rice cooker. Its mischievous plastic teeth underbiting the worn-out spiral binding, tattered yellow tabs frayed and curled, stamped with grease stains and reinforced with rubber bands. Four hundred fifty pages of green-inked recipes by the women whose footsteps paced the linoleum floors of the kitchens before us.

Front Burner: FRONT BURNER: BraveTart cookbook a sweet obsession

posted: 08/23/2017 2:08 a.m.

Food editor Kelly Brant has never met a full-length cookbook that captured her attention, taste buds and desires enough to attempt every recipe cover-to-cover. Until now.

Tidbits

posted: 08/23/2017 2:07 a.m.

CULINARY CONFERENCE

Cooking for two: Fresh peach salsa perks up pork tenderloin

posted: 08/23/2017 2:07 a.m.

We've almost reached the end of peach season. But it's not too late to enjoy this flavorful combination. Peppery peach salsa perks up slices of pork tenderloin. For this dinner, I paired the peaches and pork with a brown rice salad.

Only a foolish soul would nix this dish

posted: 08/23/2017 2:06 a.m.

Bananas are berries. This dire news comes direct from the internet, at the far end of a night of berry-soaked revelry. For those college students following along, please note that we do not condone the use of the internet as a primary research tool. Nor do we condone overindulgence in berry-soaked revelry.

7day menu planner

posted: 08/23/2017 2:05 a.m.

SUNDAY: Gather the family for Mustard-Garlic Roast Pork Loin.

Uncorked: Old pairing rules no longer apply

posted: 08/23/2017 2:04 a.m.

I am constantly exploring the changing world of food and wine pairing. What once was a very straightforward concept of red wine with meat and white wine with fish just doesn't fit anymore. A recent posting of the hottest food trends of 2017 from the National Restaurant Association shows our preferences are changing, and with that comes an opportunity for more wine matchups. I looked over the top 20 trending foods and did a little research.

Idea Alley: Pork chop recipe will hog spotlight

posted: 08/23/2017 2:04 a.m.

Recipes that appear in Idea Alley have not been tested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Cooking with diabetes: Crisped prosciutto crowns sweet salad

posted: 08/23/2017 2:02 a.m.

This recipe spins the classic Italian prosciutto-and-melon duo into an elegant summer salad. Cutting the cured ham into ribbons and heating it quickly in a skillet might make a traditionalist cringe, but I am completely enamored of the way doing so results in crisp, flavor-concentrated, smoky-salty bites -- like an upscale version of bacon.

The gift of life

posted: 08/23/2017 2:01 a.m.

Early in their marriage of nearly 15 years, Eric and Kari Driskell casually spoke about organ donation -- the one and only time, as far as she remembers.