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2nd suspect named in shooting of 7-year-old in Little Rock

posted: 06/30/2017 7:16 p.m.

Authorities have named a second suspect in the shooting of a 7-year-old boy in Little Rock.

Man faces rape charge in reported sexual assault of girl at Arkansas home

posted: 06/30/2017 6 p.m.

A Missouri man faces a rape charge after an Arkansas sheriff’s office received a report from a girl who said she had been sexually assaulted.

Arkansas reinstates $60M that was cut from state's budget

posted: 06/30/2017 5:33 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is reinstating $60 million that was cut from the state's budget earlier this year after seeing a rebound in sales tax collections over the past two months.

Official: Arkansas work release inmate steals vehicle, recaptured after crash

posted: 06/30/2017 5:24 p.m.

An inmate on work release was recaptured after briefly escaping from custody Friday while under the supervision of the Benton Unit, according to the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Arkansas woman pleads guilty, admits to staging crash to collect insurance money

posted: 06/30/2017 5:03 p.m.

A 31-year-old Arkansas woman pleaded guilty Friday, admitting she staged a vehicle crash to collect insurance money.

Arkansas police officer hurt after man rams patrol car during chase, authorities say

posted: 06/30/2017 4:13 p.m.

Police in southwest Arkansas say a man rammed a patrol car with his vehicle, inuring an officer, while attempting to flee authorities before his eventual arrest.

Arkansas governor gives initial OK to herbicide ban

posted: 06/30/2017 4:06 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' governor has given initial approval to a temporary ban on the sale and use of an herbicide that's prompted hundreds of complaints from farmers and a federal lawsuit claiming it's caused widespread damage.

Arkansas man gets 17 years in home invasion robbery of his grandparents

posted: 06/30/2017 3:50 p.m.

A 21-year-old Arkansas man was sentenced to 17 years in prison Wednesday for his involvement in the home invasion and robbery of his grandparents.

Broadway Bridge walkway opens to pedestrian traffic

updated: 07/01/2017 4:30 a.m.

Pedestrian access on the Broadway Bridge has opened on the span’s east side, according to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

Arkansas submits request for hybrid Medicaid plan changes

posted: 06/30/2017 3:02 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas has asked the federal government to approve new limits the state wants on its hybrid Medicaid expansion that would move 60,000 people off the program and impose a work requirement on some participants.

Little Rock man dead, 1 hurt in crash involving 2 tractor-trailers, state police say

posted: 06/30/2017 2:55 p.m.

A 65-year-old man died after the tractor-trailer he was driving veered off an Arkansas highway and hit the flatbed trailer of a stopped 18-wheeler, state police said.

VIDEO: Gunman kills 1, hurts 6 at NYC hospital before killing self

updated: 06/30/2017 5:32 p.m.

NEW YORK — A doctor with a rifle hidden under a lab coat opened fire Friday at the Bronx hospital where he used to work, killing one physician and leaving several other doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said. The gunman fatally shot himself after first trying to set himself on fire, they said.

Authorities: High-speed chase through Arkansas county leads to arrest of 37-year-old

posted: 06/30/2017 2:29 p.m.

A high-speed pursuit across an Arkansas county earlier this week ended in the arrest of a 37-year-old man, authorities say.

After crash that police say she caused, Venus Williams sued by family of man who died

posted: 06/30/2017 2:13 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tennis star Venus Williams is being sued by the family of a Florida man who died after a car crash police say she caused.

Arkansan now faces homicide charges in deaths of 2 children who drowned after pickup rolled into pond

posted: 06/30/2017 1:51 p.m.

Charges have been added against one of two Arkansans held in the deaths of two young children who drowned after the truck they were left alone in rolled into a pond.

UAMS names interim chancellor ahead of leader's retirement

posted: 06/30/2017 1:45 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has named an interim leader to serve after the retirement of chancellor Dr. Dan Rahn on July 31.

Man who needed air in tires, bought lottery ticket wins $1M

posted: 06/30/2017 1:21 p.m.

BALLSTON, N.Y. — A New York man who stopped at a convenience store to put air in his tires and ended up buying a lottery ticket has won a $1 million jackpot.

Arkansas now accepting medical marijuana applications

posted: 06/30/2017 1:18 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK— The application period for people seeking to grow, distribute or use medical marijuana in Arkansas is officially open.

Coca-Cola bottling company to add 100 jobs as part of Arkansas expansion

posted: 06/30/2017 12:51 p.m.

A Mississippi-based Coca-Cola bottling company is set to bring 100 additional jobs as part of plans to expand operations to Arkansas, the firm said this week.

Armed robber takes truck, $5,000 worth of Frito-Lay merchandise, worker tells Little Rock police

posted: 06/30/2017 12:39 p.m.

Little Rock police are searching for an armed robber who took a vehicle containing $5,000 worth of Frito-Lay merchandise Thursday morning.

Style: Catering to carnivorous plants

posted: 06/30/2017 12:02 p.m.

Somewhere along the evolutionary timeline of bog-dwelling angiosperms, the plants gathered together and decided they wouldn’t take it any longer. The time had come for the plants to start eating the bugs.

Arkansas math teacher accused of having inappropriate relationship with student

posted: 06/30/2017 11:58 a.m.

A math teacher in northeast Arkansas accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage student was arrested this week, officials say.

Wife greets returning sailor by revealing she's 8 months pregnant

posted: 06/30/2017 11:54 a.m.

SAN DIEGO — A Navy wife greeted her husband returning from six months at sea by revealing she was nearly eight months pregnant with his fourth child.

U.S. consumer spending up just 0.1 percent despite income gain

posted: 06/30/2017 11:49 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Americans enjoyed a healthy increase in income last month but didn't spend much of the gain.

Iran official criticizes U.S. travel ban, says it targets grandmothers

posted: 06/30/2017 11:46 a.m.

Iran's foreign minister has denounced the partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's travel ban as a "truly shameful exhibition of blind hostility to all Iranians" — and a measure that will prevent Iranian grandmothers from seeing their grandchildren in America.

Man hit in head near Arkansas apartment complex dies; 1 charged with manslaughter, police say

posted: 06/30/2017 11:34 a.m.

A 29-year-old was charged with manslaughter after a man he struck outside an Arkansas apartment complex Monday died three days later, officials said.

Forecasters say severe weather possible as storms move across state

posted: 06/30/2017 11:30 a.m.

Rainfall is forecast to wane Friday afternoon in Arkansas before another round of showers and storms brings downpours, especially across the state’s north.

Police: Gunman forces Little Rock man to cash $1,300 check, drive him to Waffle House

posted: 06/30/2017 11:06 a.m.

A gunman forced a Little Rock man to cash a $1,300 check, then drive him to a Waffle House on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Trump urges GOP to repeal Obama health law now, replace later

posted: 06/30/2017 10:44 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged divided congressional Republicans on Friday to break their logjam over dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law by "immediately" repealing it and replacing it later, a formula that GOP leaders dismissed months ago as politically unwise.

Arkansas man accused of attacking his pregnant girlfriend

posted: 06/30/2017 10:35 a.m.

A 20-year-old Arkansas man is accused of attacking his pregnant girlfriend.

'Morning Joe' hosts say White House told them story would 'go away' if they apologized

updated: 06/30/2017 2:02 p.m.

NEW YORK — "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, a couple onscreen and off, say the White House told them a damaging National Enquirer story about their relationship would "go away" if they called the president and apologized for harsh commentary.

Recent high school graduate fatally shot in road rage crash

posted: 06/30/2017 9:36 a.m.

A man driving down a Pennsylvania highway shot a recent high school graduate in the head, killing her, as the two tried to merge into a single lane, authorities said.


posted: 06/30/2017 9:28 a.m.

June 26 Fancyful Fairy Tales BENTON/BRYANT — Children of all ages are invited to meet a fairy-tale character and listen to the character’s story and songs at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Couple accused of trying to sell deer parts taken from trash; 300 pounds found at restaurant

posted: 06/30/2017 9:23 a.m.

Authorities have again charged two former Pennsylvania restaurant owners accused of scavenging deer parts from trash bins outside butcher shops.

Man suspected of 5 killings in Arkansas, Missouri pleads guilty to 2

posted: 06/30/2017 8:04 a.m.

A man suspected in at least five killings in Missouri and Arkansas has pleaded guilty to two more of them, admitting he strangled two women in St. Louis after doing drugs with them.

Police identify man shot in downtown Little Rock during apparent drug deal

updated: 06/30/2017 9:49 a.m.

Police have identified a man shot in the shoulder blade while he was trying to buy drugs in downtown Little Rock on Friday morning, officials said.

Teen driving on Little Rock street shot multiple times, police say

posted: 06/30/2017 4:33 a.m.

Police are investigating after a teenager was injured in a shooting Thursday night in Little Rock.

Pair arrested in robbery outside North Little Rock motel

posted: 06/30/2017 4:31 a.m.

Police on Tuesday arrested two people in a robbery outside a North Little Rock motel this month.

Little Rock police: Woman lit clothes on fire, shot at apartment

posted: 06/30/2017 4:31 a.m.

A woman accused of shooting at another person's home in Little Rock last week was arrested Tuesday, police reported.

18-year-old arrested in robbery of Little Rock doughnut shop, police say

updated: 06/30/2017 1:24 p.m.

Little Rock police arrested a man Wednesday in an armed robbery at a doughnut shop in May.

Teen accused of hitting woman with car in Little Rock drive-thru, breaking her leg

updated: 06/30/2017 1:06 p.m.

Little Rock police on Wednesday arrested a woman on accusations that she drove into another woman and broke that woman's leg.

Man arrested in Little Rock drive-by-shooting that injured 7-year-old boy

updated: 06/30/2017 2:06 p.m.

Little Rock police on Thursday arrested a suspect in a drive-by shooting that injured a 7-year-old boy Tuesday.

Police: Man threatened with Taser in robbery at North Little Rock motel

posted: 06/30/2017 4:31 a.m.

A man accused of threatening another man with a Taser in a robbery at a North Little Rock motel was arrested Wednesday, police reported.

Police chief in central Arkansas removed from post pending outcome of trial

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray removed Jacksonville's new police chief from the position, at least for the time being, ruling on Thursday that Geoffrey Herweg is barred from holding the job by the Arkansas Constitution.

U.S. 62 crash, tipped tractor kill three men

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A head-on collision Wednesday afternoon in northern Arkansas left two men dead and a minor injured, state police said.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says changes needed to Senate health care bill

updated: 06/30/2017 3:54 a.m.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson suggested Thursday that the federal health care bill should be revised to preserve more federal support for Medicaid and other subsidies to help low-income people buy coverage, even as top Senate Republicans in Washington discussed ways to rewrite the bill to make it passable.

Accused 10 Commandments destroyer interrupts judge, attorney at hearing; bail set at $100,000

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A man accused of ramming and toppling a Ten Commandments monument less than 24 hours after it was installed on the state Capitol grounds insisted Thursday on representing himself in his first court appearance in the case.

2 young children found inside pickup in Arkansas pond die; 2 arrested

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Two young children drowned after the truck they were left alone in rolled across a state highway and into a pond Wednesday night, Saline County sheriff's office arrest records show.

2 Arkansans held in 3-year-old girl's death

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Detectives arrested a Northwest Arkansas couple Wednesday in Rancho Cordova, Calif., in the death of a 3-year-old girl, according to police.

Prosecutor for 3 Arkansas counties nominated for U.S. attorney post

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Cody Hiland, the elected prosecuting attorney for Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy counties for the past six years, on Thursday was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

North Little Rock police respond after officer known for community policing says he has to cut back on posts

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A North Little Rock police officer whose community policing has reached millions of people on social media will have to cut back on his postings during work hours, he said.

Arkansans arrested on Capitol Hill head home after protests

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansans arrested on Capitol Hill began returning home Thursday after resolving their cases.

Sales cold call brings national pageant, 150 contestants, to Little Rock

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

It was a cold call to Amanda Patterson almost two years ago that landed Little Rock a national pageant featuring contestants from all 50 states this week.

Man falls ill, dies in Arkansas police custody

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Police are investigating after a man died Wednesday evening while in police custody.

Texas man indicted in collision that killed 13 people in minibus

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A grand jury has indicted a Texas man whom authorities accuse of causing a traffic collision that killed 13 people in a minibus returning from a church retreat in March.

Little Rock pays $15,000 in case of man punched 7 times by off-duty officer

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A settlement agreement obtained Thursday reveals that Jon "Chris" Erwin of Little Rock has accepted $15,000 from the city to resolve his claims stemming from his 2011 arrest outside a Hillcrest restaurant, where a video showed him being punched in the face seven times by a uniformed, off-duty officer.

Arkansas pupils slip a few points on Iowa tests

updated: 06/30/2017 3:48 a.m.

Arkansas' first- and second-graders dipped on the 2017 Iowa Assessments as pupils in those grades did in 2016, according to data from the Arkansas Department of Education.

Police name Arkansas couple who died in suspected murder-suicide

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A couple who died in a suspected murder-suicide have been identified by police.

Arkansas man arrested on drunk driving charge in fatal crash

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock police arrested a man Wednesday in a crash that killed one person and injured another in February.

FEMA teams visiting Northwest Arkansas flooding sites

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Federal emergency assistance workers are going door to door to get a firsthand look at damage sustained during the storms and flooding that hit the Northwest region in April and May.

North Little Rock mayor talks up added 1% tax, gets crowd input

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith told about 30 residents from the city's east side Thursday evening that a proposed 1 percentage-point city sales tax increase would satisfy the city's financial needs "well into the future."

Three Arkansas counties added to disaster-aid list

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended disaster assistance to residents in three additional Arkansas counties that were hit by storms and flooding between April 26 and May 19, officials announced Thursday.

Travs make splash with all-star efforts

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas Travelers pitchers Peter Tago and Tyler Herb relaxed in Dr. Pepper Ballpark's lazy river -- like those found in most water parks -- shortly after Tuesday's batting practice at the Texas League All-Star Game in Frisco, Texas.

Trump to meet with Putin next week, White House says

updated: 06/30/2017 3:41 a.m.

President Donald Trump will convene a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the summit of industrial and emerging-market nations in Germany next week, the White House said Thursday, amid swirling allegations about Moscow's role in the 2016 elections.

Suicide suspected in Arkansas inmate's death

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

An inmate's death at an eastern Arkansas prison is being investigated as an apparent suicide, according to a prison spokesman.

Common pesticide blamed for weak bee hives

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

A common and much-criticized pesticide dramatically weakens already vulnerable honeybee hives, according to a new field study in three European countries.

House Republicans push 2 illegal-immigration bills

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

House Republicans approved two bills to crack down on illegal immigration, a key priority for President Donald Trump.

Oscar Mayer closes century-old plant

posted: 06/30/2017 4:30 a.m.

The last cold cuts are rolling off the line at the Oscar Mayer plant in Madison, ending nearly 100 years of production at the Wisconsin plant.

Revised travel rules in effect on six nations

posted: 06/30/2017 3:56 a.m.

A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that raised protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January.

'17 deficit estimate up $108B

updated: 06/30/2017 3:46 a.m.

The U.S. government's budget deficit is widening sharply this year, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday in a report that comes as Republicans are trying to develop a tax cut package on Capitol Hill.

Eyes on papacy in cardinal's case

posted: 06/30/2017 3:33 a.m.

The Catholic Church's child sexual-abuse scandal ensnared one of Pope Francis's top lieutenants on Thursday, underlining the halting progress the reformist pontiff has made in addressing decades of abuse by the clergy even as Cardinal George Pell declared himself innocent of the charges against him.

Judge blocks ban on gun magazines

posted: 06/30/2017 3:15 a.m.

A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law set to take effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Vote sets war-powers debate

updated: 06/30/2017 3:11 a.m.

A GOP-controlled House committee agreed Thursday to a proposal to force a debate on a new war authorization.

Democrats urge Sessions inquiry

updated: 06/30/2017 3:10 a.m.

House Democrats are asking the Justice Department's inspector general to launch a special investigation into Attorney General Jeff Sessions and whether he violated the terms of his recusal from probes related to the 2016 presidential campaigns by being involved in the firing of James Comey as FBI director.

Protests greet Xi in Hong Kong visit

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark the 20th anniversary of Beijing taking control of the former British colony, as authorities showed little patience for pro-democracy protests.

Trump takes flak for tweets

updated: 06/30/2017 3:07 a.m.

President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed the brains, looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching. His broadside against the woman's appearance set off a storm of protest from Republicans and Democrats alike.

S. Korean, lawmakers meet; North is topic

posted: 06/30/2017 3:04 a.m.

South Korea's new leader dined with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday as part of an effort to reassure Washington that he will coordinate closely on dealing with the North Korean threat.

ISIS fight still on, Iraqi says caliphate dead

updated: 06/30/2017 3:03 a.m.

Iraq's Prime Minister declared an end to the Islamic State caliphate Thursday after Iraqi forces captured the compound of a landmark mosque in Mosul that was blown up last week by the Islamic State group.

NATO to add to troops training Afghan forces

updated: 06/30/2017 3:02 a.m.

More than 16 years into the Afghanistan war, the United States and its NATO allies wrangled anew on Thursday over how to meet the need for more troops to counter a resurgent Taliban and help Afghan forces break a stalemate in the fight.

The world in brief

updated: 06/30/2017 2:59 a.m.

Serbs get first gay, female premier

The nation in brief

updated: 06/30/2017 2:58 a.m.

Prosecutor jailed in corruption case

Names and faces

updated: 06/30/2017 2:56 a.m.

Actress Michelle Rodriguez is threatening to leave The Fast and the Furious franchise unless its female characters are treated differently. Rodriguez wrote on Instagram on Tuesday that she hopes filmmakers decide "to show some love to the women of the franchise" in its next installment. If not, she says, she "just might have to say goodbye."

In the news

updated: 06/30/2017 2:55 a.m.

Craig Mosher, a farmer whose bull wandered onto a road in Killington, Vt., and caused a fatal crash in 2015, pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and was sentenced to six-12 months of probation and 50 hours of community service for negligently maintaining his fence.

Two finalists named for top job at UAMS

posted: 06/30/2017 2:46 a.m.

The University of Arkansas System named two finalists -- both with ties to the state -- for chancellor of its academic medical center on Thursday.

Cleanup planned for Buffalo River

posted: 06/30/2017 2:35 a.m.

Buffalo National River Partners, in partnership with the National Park Service, will host a river cleanup from Hasty Access to Carver on July 7, beginning at 9 a.m.

2 men charged in party gunfire

posted: 06/30/2017 2:34 a.m.

Two men who police say shot and killed one person and injured six others during a May 14 downtown Jonesboro party face first-degree murder charges.

NBA free agency could get frenzied

posted: 06/30/2017 2:27 a.m.

MIAMI -- Drama is never in short supply during NBA free agency.


posted: 06/30/2017 2:25 a.m.

J.J. Meadors had 134 career receptions for the Arkansas Razorbacks in 1992-1995, but one stands out.

Cubs' 3-run 9th adds insult to Nats' injury

posted: 06/30/2017 2:23 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Chicago Cubs caught a break this week when NL MVP Kris Bryant avoided serious injury, suffering only a sprained right ankle after stumbling over third base whle catching a popup on Wednesday.

Teen granted own trial in '16 slaying

posted: 06/30/2017 2:22 a.m.

The oldest of three teens charged with murder in the death of a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student last year has been ordered to be tried separately.

Getting it straight

posted: 06/30/2017 2:22 a.m.

Players selected in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft have until July 7 to sign a contract with teams that selected them or attend their chosen schools. An article in Wednesday's editions reported an incorrect date.

Commentary: Show Odor, Napoli some tough love

posted: 06/30/2017 2:21 a.m.

Somewhere along the way from American Hero to the new contract and the two quarter horses, Rougned Odor of the Texas Rangers has lost his way.

25 for 25: Your say

posted: 06/30/2017 2:21 a.m.

Fifteen panelists for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette voted on the top 25 most memorable football games for the Arkansas Razorbacks since they moved to the SEC for the 1992 season. More than 80 games were considered.

The Recruiting Guy: TE Ford exploring all his options

posted: 06/30/2017 2:20 a.m.

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Top tight end prospect Luke Ford committed to the Arkansas Razorbacks a day after visiting Fayetteville March 12-13, but on June 10 he reopened his recruiting to visit other schools.

Grichuk's improved swing, 5 RBI lift Cardinals

posted: 06/30/2017 2:20 a.m.

PHOENIX — Three weeks in the minor leagues improved Randal Grichuk’s swing.

Groups to re-enact Battle of Helena

posted: 06/30/2017 2:20 a.m.

A re-enactment of the Battle of Helena -- which was fought on July 4, 1863, during the Civil War -- will take place from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Fort Curtis on Tuesday.

Triplett’s 62 ties Champions Tour record

posted: 06/30/2017 2:19 a.m.

PEABODY, Mass. — Kirk Triplett shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the U.S. Senior Open to match the lowest round in a PGA Tour Champions major.

Ex-Hog leads Quicken Loans field

posted: 06/30/2017 2:18 a.m.

POTOMAC, Md. -- David Lingmerth is one of a few players in the Quicken Loans National field with any memories to draw on at TPC Potomac -- and they're the best kind of memories.

Pair stake claims at Women's PGA

posted: 06/30/2017 2:17 a.m.

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- Michelle Wie launched a 3-wood into swirling gusts and toward the 18th green, wondering if the shot had enough steam to get there. A shift in the wind took the guesswork out of the equation.

2 lanes of overpass on I-555 reopened

posted: 06/30/2017 2:17 a.m.

Two lanes of a five-lane Interstate 555 overpass in Jonesboro are reopen to traffic after a tractor-trailer struck its support columns and exploded Tuesday, state highway officials said.

Five riskiest players on free-agent market

posted: 06/30/2017 2:17 a.m.

The NBA’s free agent frenzy will officially tip off on Saturday as teams throughout the league try to figure out a way to close the gap between themselves and the true title-contending teams like the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Larson, Johnston return to Daytona

posted: 06/30/2017 2:15 a.m.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kyle Larson found himself leading the Daytona 500 with one lap remaining and a shot to win the biggest race on the NASCAR calendar.

From Roger to Venus, what to watch at Wimbledon

posted: 06/30/2017 2:13 a.m.

As tennis turns to Wimbledon, there's been a bit of a throwback feel to this Grand Slam season so far.

A look at the top 4 favorites (Men)

posted: 06/30/2017 2:12 a.m.


A look at the top 4 favorites (Women)

posted: 06/30/2017 2:09 a.m.


Daily Record

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

Marriage Licenses

Five who could end Big 4's reign

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

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have ruled Wimbledon for the past 14 years, combining to win the tournament every time in that span.

Other days

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

100 years ago

OPINION — Editorial: The more, the merrier

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

Hide the women and liquor! The Libertarians have been heard from!

OPINION: Trump vs. fake news

posted: 06/30/2017 2:05 a.m.

Of those from whom little is expected, much is forgiven. And of those from whom much is expected, little is forgiven. Such are the standards by which Donald Trump's deliberate assaults on the news media need to be understood and feared.

Wimbledon seedings

posted: 06/30/2017 2:05 a.m.

1. Andy Murray, Britain (1)

OPINION — Editorial: The bear in the details

posted: 06/30/2017 2:04 a.m.

Jason Zweig had an interesting take in the Wall Street Journal the other day, specifically his column about the number of publicly traded companies that are disappearing. Hadn't heard? That may be because the stock market is on an incredible run these days, as conditions (and presidents) have changed in Washington, D.C.

OPINION — Editorial: Others say: What's next, iPhone?

posted: 06/30/2017 2:03 a.m.

Ten years ago, we wrote about a new high-tech device that transfixed us even before it reached the market: the iPhone.

OPINION: Keeping America safe

posted: 06/30/2017 1:59 a.m.

As a former refugee from Iraq and a proud American citizen, I've closely followed the public debate and legal battle right through Monday's Supreme Court decision about President Trump's travel ban. But I haven't talked to many people who have actually read it.

State sports briefs

posted: 06/30/2017 1:58 a.m.

Razorbacks 20th in Directors Cup standings

OPINION - Guest writer: Health care at risk

posted: 06/30/2017 1:58 a.m.

Arkansas has been on a pathway toward better health for a number of years. Now, it appears, we are in danger of losing our way.

Off the wire

posted: 06/30/2017 1:58 a.m.

Djokovic advances

OPINION: Hard to watch

posted: 06/30/2017 1:57 a.m.

Most videos of vicious criminal attacks like the ones released this week from New Orleans and Georgia carry a warning: "Contains graphic content" or "Viewer discretion advised" or "May be disturbing to some viewers" or similar. Inevitably, what frequently appears next on the screen should be extremely disturbing to all viewers.

Second Thoughts: Woman safe after ump's fast thinking

posted: 06/30/2017 1:57 a.m.

Major league umpire John Tumpane can't explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon.


posted: 06/30/2017 1:57 a.m.

State benefits from it

GDP up 1.4% in 1Q, beats estimates

posted: 06/30/2017 1:52 a.m.

The U.S. economy got off to a lackluster start during the first three months of 2017, though it had more momentum than earlier estimates indicated.

Commentary: Century's Top 20 movies: Part One

posted: 06/30/2017 1:52 a.m.

Recently, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, film critics for the venerable New York Times, put out a list of what they consider the best 25 films of the 21st century to this point. While the exercise, as with many such things, could hardly be called definitive -- even if they are two of the best critics we've got, they still only represent a small fraction of thought on the subject -- it is fascinating to see what they consider the films that will collectively define the first decade and a half of the new century.

Druggist scraps deal for Rite Aid

posted: 06/30/2017 1:51 a.m.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is scrapping its deal to buy all of rival Rite Aid Corp. and instead will buy a smaller piece of the drugstore chain, after the original takeover effort seemed doomed by antitrust regulators.

Runaway Driver

posted: 06/30/2017 1:50 a.m.

British writer-director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) apparently loves car chases twice as much as the next moviegoer.


posted: 06/30/2017 1:50 a.m.

Baby Driver

Rising rents vex New Orleanians

posted: 06/30/2017 1:49 a.m.

Lower-income renters in New Orleans are facing the loss of their homes and uncertain futures as housing subsidies start to expire in a city that already has experienced steep rent increases and stagnant wage growth.

Blue Apron's shares fail to deliver in 1st day on stock market

posted: 06/30/2017 1:49 a.m.

Meal kit company Blue Apron's shares ended unchanged Thursday in their first full day on the stock market.

Review: The Beguiled

posted: 06/30/2017 1:48 a.m.

Sofia Coppola's take on Thomas Collinan's novel The Beguiled slowly but effortlessly glides from wishful thinking to the stuff of nightmares. While she's following in the intimidating footsteps of Don Siegel (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dirty Harry) and Clint Eastwood in peak form, her own sensibilities serve the story well.


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Beatriz at Dinner, R An immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, drawing on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles, collides with her polar opposite, a self-satisfied billionaire, at a wealthy client's dinner party. With Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloe Sevigny, Connie Britton, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, John Early, David Warshofsky; directed by Miguel Arteta. July 7

Jury finds NYC high-rise used to skirt Iran sanctions

posted: 06/30/2017 1:47 a.m.

The U.S. government said it's ready to seize a Manhattan skyscraper from an Iranian-American charity after a jury found Thursday that the charity's majority ownership was derived from financial dealings that violated sanctions against Iran.

Review: The Hero

posted: 06/30/2017 1:46 a.m.

It's easy to enjoy a Sam Elliott performance.

Transformers clings to top spot

posted: 06/30/2017 1:46 a.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment in the blockbuster franchise from Michael Bay, may have topped the weekend, but all that robot-smashing has gotten a bit rusty at the box office.


posted: 06/30/2017 1:45 a.m.

Elian, directed by Ross McDonnell and Tim Golden

Spring wheat futures price surges

updated: 06/30/2017 1:45 a.m.

Prices for spring wheat, the high-protein variety favored for bagels and pizza crusts, are starting to defy gravity.

Review: Despicable Me 3

posted: 06/30/2017 1:44 a.m.

Apparently, the French animation studio Illumination has some laughing gas still left in the tank. Just when it looked as if those goofy, bumbling Minions had lost their appeal, writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio have come up with just enough inspired silliness to merit another installment.

Market report: Tech slide sends U.S. stocks lower

posted: 06/30/2017 1:44 a.m.

A steep slide in the value of technology stocks pulled U.S. the market lower Thursday, erasing gains from the previous day.

Super Quiz: Concise history

posted: 06/30/2017 1:44 a.m.

1. Who crossed what in 49 B.C.?

Helpful Hints

posted: 06/30/2017 1:43 a.m.

DEAR HELOISE: Fidgety kids and crying babies can make an airplane trip a nightmare. With summer vacations coming up, have you got any hints for parents of little fliers? Is it appropriate to offer to help?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 06/30/2017 1:43 a.m.

Happy birthday. It's a pivotal moment in your story. In a country of opportunity, much is possible. Reasonable health is all the good fortune you need to create five exciting outcomes over the next year. Some you've been working on for years; two are new. Helpful partners will share your stellar attitude. October brings a windfall.

Business news in brief

posted: 06/30/2017 1:42 a.m.

Aetna shifting Connecticut hub to NYC

On Christianity

posted: 06/30/2017 1:42 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I gave my grandson a nice Bible for his high school graduation, but his parents got upset and told me in his presence to quit shoving religion down his throat. I knew they didn't go to church or anything, but why would they react so strongly? Was I wrong to do this?

News in brief

posted: 06/30/2017 1:41 a.m.

LR firm to build, run Clarksville solar farm

Fireworks shows draw thousands of boaters to Beaver Lake; officials advise keeping safety in mind

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

Thousands of people will be on Beaver Lake this Fourth of July weekend, and boaters should keep safety and courtesy in mind, officials said.

Missing pipe connection seeped sewage into Bentonville creek

posted: 06/30/2017 1:04 a.m.

A gap in the wastewater connection at 8th Street Market sent sewage about a quarter mile down Town Branch Creek earlier this month.

Goodman officials, residents team up on long-term use plan

posted: 06/30/2017 1:03 a.m.

Officials and residents will team up to form a long-term plan for the city.

Springdale man dead after tractor accident

posted: 06/30/2017 1:02 a.m.

A 69-year-old man died Thursday after a tractor accident, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Siloam Springs police recognized for accreditation

posted: 06/30/2017 1:02 a.m.

The Police Department was recognized by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program at the June 20 meeting of the city's Board of Directors.

Farmington School Board eyes millage increase

posted: 06/30/2017 1:01 a.m.

The School Board will wait until its July 10 meeting to decide whether to ask voters to approve a 1.25-mill property tax increase to help pay for phase 3 of the high school campus.

Dancing Into History

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

The name Irene Castle might not immediately ring any bells, and even fewer people might recognize her as a former resident of Eureka Springs. But that will change after this weekend's Fourth of July Birthday Stroll.

NW Previews

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

Baby Driver

July Art OverView

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

July 3 Special Exhibition Tour — “Chihuly: In the Forest,” 4 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Free with exhibition ticket. 657-2335.

Baseball: Naturals hang on for 9-8 win

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

SPRINGDALE -- The Northwest Arkansas Naturals built a big lead Thursday, but had a near meltdown in the ninth inning before hanging on for a 9-8 win in front of 3,601 fans in Arvest Ballpark in Texas League Baseball action.

Stars focus on 'female gaze' in Beguiled

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

LOS ANGELES -- The intersection of Sofia Coppola and Nicole Kidman didn't start with The Beguiled.


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

Spider-Man: Homecoming, PG-13 After his experience with the Avengers, Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May and, under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, starts to embrace his newfound identity, but he must soon put his spidey powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. With Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Donald Glover; directed by Jon Watts. July 7


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

Today Open Fields -- 8 p.m., Black Apple Crossing, Springdale.

Spread Joy

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

When Hilka Zimmerman buys artwork, she's looking for something that, when she gets up in the morning and looks at her wall, will make her smile. That's what she wants her own art to be for others, too.


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FRIDAY (6/30)

3x3 Three Minutes, Three Questions Edward, Jana & Eva Robison

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

The family that makes art together ... ends up showing that art at Brews together?

3 traders admit futures fakery, avoid sanctions

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

Three former Citigroup Inc. traders who admitted to "spoofing" U.S. Treasury futures markets will avoid sanctions after they cooperated extensively with a broader investigation by Wall Street's main derivatives regulator.

Fulmer dazzles as Detroit knocks off Kansas City

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

DETROIT — The crowd cheered Michael Fulmer and booed the decision to pull him.

Outlaw Attitude

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

Micah Nelson counts himself lucky it was his brother Lukas who took up the mantel of country music like their father, the legendary Willie Nelson. In a way, watching his older brother take a similar road as his father cleared him of any pressure to follow that path -- which is good, he says, because it likely wouldn't have made a difference.

DEAR ABBY: Suicide rate among older men is overlooked tragedy

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

DEAR ABBY: My elderly father's dearest friend committed suicide yesterday. He shot himself in the head. The family wasn't even aware that he was depressed. Dad has lost three wonderful friends this way in recent years. He's heartbroken thinking that his buddies were secretly suffering.

Public Meetings

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


Pregnant woman who OD’d charged

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

A woman who overdosed on heroin while she was seven months pregnant has been charged with assault of an unborn child.

A Whole Different Hill

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

"This is a most unusual Still on the Hill presentation," Kelly Mulhollan begins. "It's been really hard to communicate to people how different this is."

Flexing Some Muscle

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

"I've always liked muscle cars," Kendall Wilson of Rogers says, starting with the 1981 Chevrolet Camaro he had in high school. "Dad did the work on it, and I drove it and made the payments," he remembers with laugh.

Fireworks, Music, Fun

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

"It's kind of strange ... that the piece every American orchestra plays in its July 4th concert celebrates the Russian victory over Napoleon and France," muses Paul Haas, music director of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas.

Kernodle New Play Award Recipient Announced

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

John Walch, University of Arkansas head of playwriting and administrator of the Kernodle New Play Award, announced this month that the prestigious award for 2017 was being given to New York playwright Barbara Hammond and her play, "Visible from Four States."

Thursday, June 29

The Recruiting Guy: Recruiting Q&A: Ginger Reece talks pledge to Hogs

posted: 06/29/2017 9:04 p.m.

Class of 2019 Arkansas commitment Ginger Reece explained why she wanted to join Coach Mike Neighbors' program on Recruiting Thursday.

The Recruiting Guy: Texas athlete looking forward to Arkansas visit, commitment possible

posted: 06/29/2017 8:55 p.m.

Arkansas target Maureese Wren was a guest on the Recruiting Thursday radio show to talk about his offer from the Hogs and upcoming visit to Fayetteville.

The Recruiting Guy: Recruiting Thursday: DE target Nick Fulwider and mom rave about recent visit

posted: 06/29/2017 8:37 p.m.

Arkansas defensive end target Nick Fulwider and his mother, Diahann talked about their June 19 visit to Arkansas on the Recruiting Thursday radio show,

Drive-by shooting in Little Rock investigated

posted: 06/29/2017 8:12 p.m.

Authorities in Little Rock are investigating a reported drive-by shooting.

Official: Arkansas inmate's death being investigated as apparent suicide

posted: 06/29/2017 5:57 p.m.

An inmate's death at an eastern Arkansas prison is being investigated as an apparent suicide, according to a prisons spokesman.

Prosecutor for 3 Arkansas counties nominated for U.S. attorney post

posted: 06/29/2017 5:37 p.m.

A prosecuting attorney for three Arkansas counties has been nominated to be U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Tennis star Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash, police say

posted: 06/29/2017 5:04 p.m.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Florida police say tennis star Venus Williams was at fault in a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle.

Police: 19-year-old held in robbery of Arkansas fast-food restaurant

posted: 06/29/2017 4:56 p.m.

A 19-year-old man is being held in a robbery at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant in Arkansas earlier this week, police said.

2 San Antonio police officers critically wounded in shootout

posted: 06/29/2017 4:45 p.m.

SAN ANTONIO — Two San Antonio police officers were critically wounded in a shootout with a suspect on a street just north of the city's downtown section.

The Recruiting Guy: TE Luke Ford visiting schools, still considering Arkansas

posted: 06/29/2017 4:16 p.m.

Luke Ford committed to Arkansas a day after visiting Fayetteville in March, but on June 10 he reopened his recruiting to visit other schools.

Tractor rolls over on top of 69-year-old Arkansan, killing him, sheriff's office says

posted: 06/29/2017 4:10 p.m.

A tractor rolled over on top of a 69-year-old man, killing him Thursday on his property in Northwest Arkansas, authorities said.

PHOTO: Driver ticketed for strapping furniture, bicycles to roof, police say

posted: 06/29/2017 4:05 p.m.

CONCORD, N.H. — One New Hampshire driver should've heeded the old advice that you can't take it with you.

Greta Van Susteren out as MSNBC host

posted: 06/29/2017 4:01 p.m.

NEW YORK — Greta Van Susteren's stop at a third cable news network proved to be short. MSNBC said Thursday that she's out after less than six months at the network, to be replaced by Ari Melber.

Head-on collision on Arkansas highway leaves 2 drivers dead, minor hurt

posted: 06/29/2017 3:56 p.m.

A head-on collision Wednesday afternoon in Arkansas left two men dead and a minor injured, state police said.

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY: When, how to see solar eclipse in Arkansas

updated: 08/14/2017 11:52 a.m.

The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in almost a century will largely block the sun across all of Arkansas in mid-August as the moon casts a shadow on the state.

Police: Person flees on foot after vehicle chase that started near I-430, Colonel Glenn Road

posted: 06/29/2017 3:38 p.m.

A person fled on foot at the end of a brief vehicle pursuit Thursday morning in Arkansas, according to state police.

Police chief in central Arkansas temporarily removed pending outcome of trial, judge rules

updated: 06/29/2017 3:53 p.m.

A Pulaski County judge on Thursday ordered that Jacksonville Police Chief Geoffrey Herweg be removed from his post pending the outcome of a trial.

State police: Driver arrested on DWI charge after Arkansas crash leaves 1 hurt

posted: 06/29/2017 2:58 p.m.

A driver suspected of being intoxicated in a two-vehicle crash Thursday in Crawford County that left another driver hurt has been arrested, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Host from Arkansas to be youngest inductee into National Radio Hall of Fame

posted: 06/29/2017 2:31 p.m.

A radio host on Little Rock country music station KSSN 96 will become the youngest inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

Mother accused of trying to set fire to car with 11-year-old son inside

posted: 06/29/2017 2:24 p.m.

LASALLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A mother is accused of trying to torch a car with her 11-year-old son bound and locked inside at a southeast Michigan cemetery.

Authorities: Man goes into medical distress while in police custody in Arkansas, later dies

posted: 06/29/2017 1:59 p.m.

Police say they are investigating the death of a man who appeared intoxicated and went into medical distress while in custody, later dying at a hospital.

Changes needed to Senate health care bill, Arkansas governor says

posted: 06/29/2017 1:30 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the Senate GOP's health care legislation needs to ease some of its limits on Medicaid spending and give the state greater control over the program, warning that the state would face significant additional costs without the changes.

Police: Man cited for keeping wild deer on second floor of home

posted: 06/29/2017 12:57 p.m.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — A New York man has been cited for keeping a wild deer on the second floor of his home.

Pope's top aide is accused in sex abuse case

posted: 06/29/2017 12:55 p.m.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis suffered a blow Thursday when his top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, was charged in his native Australia with multiple counts of sexual assault from years ago.

2 young children found inside pickup in Arkansas pond die; 2 arrested

posted: 06/29/2017 12:08 p.m.

Two people have been arrested in the deaths of two young children in central Arkansas, according to authorities.

Rob Lowe says he feared death during bigfoot-like encounter in Ozark Mountains

posted: 06/29/2017 11:53 a.m.

Rob Lowe says he thought he was going to be killed during an encounter with a bigfoot creature while filming his new A&E docuseries.

Style: I wonder how your engine feels ....

posted: 06/29/2017 11:38 a.m.

Edgar Wright, the British writer-director best known for his Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy — Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013) — takes on a very American genre with his car chase movie Baby Driver, which is both one of the summer’s most anticipated films and opening Friday.

Walgreens ends its attempt to buy Rite Aid

posted: 06/29/2017 11:34 a.m.

NEW YORK — Walgreens has ended its takeover pursuit of rival Rite Aid following resistance from U.S. regulators and will instead now buy stores, distribution centers and inventory in a new deal.

Michelle Rodriguez threatens to leave 'Fast and the Furious' franchise

posted: 06/29/2017 11:31 a.m.

Michelle Rodriguez is threatening to leave "The Fast and the Furious" franchise unless its female characters are treated differently.

Iraqi prime minister declares end to Islamic State caliphate

updated: 06/29/2017 2:19 p.m.

MOSUL, Iraq — Iraq's Prime Minister declared an end to the Islamic State caliphate Thursday after Iraqi forces captured the compound of a landmark mosque in Mosul that was blown up last week by the group.

Police: Little Rock man robbed by gunman hiding in bushes outside store

posted: 06/29/2017 11:11 a.m.

A Little Rock man was robbed of quarters and keys by a gunman who hid near bushes outside a discount store Wednesday night, officials said.

17-year-old arrested in Little Rock shooting that injured 2, police say

posted: 06/29/2017 11:03 a.m.

Police have arrested a teenager in a double shooting last weekend in Little Rock that left two people hurt.

Sheriff: Woman blamed boyfriend's shooting death on YouTube stunt

posted: 06/29/2017 10:49 a.m.

HALSTAD, Minn. — A Minnesota woman charged with fatally shooting her boyfriend in a failed YouTube video stunt foreshadowed the event when she tweeted that it would be "one of the most dangerous videos ever."

President Trump ridicules female TV host's looks, calls her crazy

posted: 06/29/2017 10:39 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching.

Tighter rules taking effect on travel to U.S. from 6 nations

posted: 06/29/2017 10:36 a.m.

WASHINGTON — After months of wrangling, tighter restrictions on travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim nations take effect Thursday evening after the Supreme Court gave its go-ahead for a limited version of President Donald Trump's plans for a ban. Visa applicants from the six countries — and all refugees — will need to show close family or business ties to the United States.

PHOTOS: Million-pound 'superload' begins slow trek in Arkansas with trailer as long as football field

updated: 06/29/2017 2:55 p.m.

TONTITOWN — A 1 million-pound “superload” with a trailer the length of a football field has begun its trek through part of Northwest Arkansas.

Severe storms, including tornadoes, possible in part of Arkansas

posted: 06/29/2017 9:54 a.m.

Severe storms that have the potential to bring damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes are possible in part of Arkansas Friday, forecasters said.

Accused Ten Commandments destroyer interrupts judge, attorney at hearing; allegations called 'shocking'

posted: 06/29/2017 9:36 a.m.

A man accused of ramming and toppling a Ten Commandments monument less than 24 hours after it was installed insisted on representing himself at his first court appearance Thursday morning and interrupted the judge, who said the allegations “shocked” him.

Arkansas man who raped 2 young girls gets life in prison

posted: 06/29/2017 9:10 a.m.

An Arkansas man found guilty of raping two young girls has been sentenced to life in prison, the Texarkana Gazette reported Thursday.

Plans underway for solar power plant in Arkansas

posted: 06/29/2017 8:44 a.m.

CLARKSVILLE — Plans are underway for a solar power plant in west Arkansas that will be the state's largest for a municipal utility.

Arkansas couple arrested after toddler found dead in back seat of SUV in California

updated: 06/29/2017 11:46 a.m.

Police have arrested the mother of a toddler found dead under some blankets in the back of an SUV parked the wrong way on a Northern California street.

Ten Commandments broken: Display up at Arkansas Capitol just 1 day, hit by car, now rubble

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Less than 24 hours after being installed on the state Capitol grounds, a 6-foot-tall Ten Commandments monument was toppled Wednesday when a 32-year-old Arkansas man drove a vehicle into it, according to police reports.

Health care bill activists from Arkansas arrested outside Sen. Tom Cotton's office in D.C.

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas activists were arrested outside Sen. Tom Cotton's Capitol Hill office early Wednesday afternoon after noisily protesting against health care cuts proposed by congressional Republicans.

Arkansas woman arrested in homicide after body of man found in camper trailer

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Sonora woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a homicide near Hindsville.

Restaurant Transitions: La Hacienda open; Midtown return postponed; GiGi’s Soul Cafe to debut soon

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

La Hacienda, 3024 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, opened Monday, according to the latest (as of deadline) Facebook post: "We will have a soft opening for now to get everything back up and running to normal and to get back into the pace of things. Our grand reopening will come in a couple of weeks after some finer planning of details and specials." Hours will be 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. The phone number remains (501) 661-0600.

Metroplan amends plan to nail down a wider I-30 through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Metroplan board of directors voted on Wednesday to amend its long-range transportation plan to include language better describing the scope of the $631.7 million project to remake the Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Lawsuits target 3 Arkansas cities' panhandling curbs

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Rogers, Fort Smith and Hot Springs because they enforce their anti-panhandling ordinances, a spokesman for the group said Wednesday.

Former Arkansas high school football player's wrongful arrest lawsuit sent to U.S. District Court

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

A former high school football player's lawsuit against Centerton police over his arrest has been moved to U.S. District Court because it contains constitutional claims.

Health-bill redo dash aims for better rating

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to send a revised version of his health care bill to the Congressional Budget Office by as soon as Friday, according to Capitol Hill aides and lobbyists.

Neurologist fired by Arkansas hospital has bail set at $6.45M on 11 counts of sex abuse of kids

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

- A judge set bail at $6.45 million Wednesday for a Northern California brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children.

'Million-pound' load ready to hit Arkansas roads

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

An electric utility company today plans to begin transporting a "million-pound" transformer on a 300-foot-long truck through Northwest Arkansas at a crawl that could take two days to complete.

Investor from Arkansas gets 12½ years in prison; judge calls actions in scheme 'reprehensible'

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Judy Burton told a federal judge that William Jackson Moates Jr. promised her dying husband that he would take care of Burton’s family through investments they made with him.

Jury doesn't buy that Little Rock man fired to protect pals, sentences him to 32 years in killing

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Pulaski County jury Wednesday rejected a Little Rock man's claim that he had to shoot a man in the back to protect his friends and sentenced Michael Mitchell to 32 years in prison after a two-day trial.

Officials identify driver shot on I-30 in Little Rock

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

State police have identified the woman who was injured in a drive-by shooting on Interstate 30 near the Interstate 630 interchange Tuesday evening in Little Rock.

Fall from car proves fatal for Arkansas man; 3-vehicle wreck kills two

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Three people have died in fatal accidents since Tuesday, Arkansas State Police said.

Houston Rockets land Chris Paul, trade former Hog

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, giving the Rockets two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.

Drew Smyly's '17 season with Seattle Mariners ends without start; former Hog needs Tommy John surgery

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Drew Smyly was the centerpiece to one of Seattle's many offseason moves by General Manager Jerry Dipoto. He was a priority acquisition as a proven lefty for the rotation the Mariners believed would thrive pitching at Safeco Field.

Little Rock teen charged in child porn case

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Little Rock man was arrested Wednesday and charged with 100 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, according to an arrest report.

U.S. sets policy for enforcement of entry limits

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump's administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and for all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims.

Arkansas agency issues birth-record policy change

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Married gay couples in Arkansas who were issued birth certificates naming only one parent of a child conceived via artificial insemination can get new documents naming both parents, the Department of Health announced Wednesday.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Not what they paid for

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

"Get Obamacare repealed and replaced, get tax reform passed. You control the Senate. You control the House. You have the presidency. There's no reason you can't get this done. Get it done and we'll open it back up."--Doug Deason, rich Texan and conservative donor to Republicans through assorted Koch brothers' organizations, as quoted Monday by The Associated Press.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Bucanas mildly fills taqueria bill

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Just past the pinnacle of North Little Rock's Park Hill is the L-shaped Lakehill Shopping Center. In the part of the L closer to downtown is the new North Bar, which recently replaced Ira's Park Hill Grill, and a three-storefront space now housing its third Mexican restaurant, Bucanas Billar & Taqueria.

MUSIC SCENE: Lynyrd Skynyrd at Magic Springs; Wailers at Rev

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Theme & Water Park in Hot Springs. Season tickets (plus tax) are $69.99; adult one-day tickets are $54.99; and tickets for children under 48 inches tall and those age 55 and over are $36.99. Reserved seats are an additional $10 or $8. Parking is $10.

500 firms tout wares, ask Wal-Mart to buy

posted: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Michael Baptiste and his business partner, H.E. Neter Kush Ben Alkebulan, were the most visible entrepreneurs walking around Wal-Mart's home office Wednesday.

Airstrike deadly in east Syria

updated: 06/29/2017 3:52 a.m.

At least 15 people were killed in an airstrike in eastern Syria on Wednesday, activists said, in the second attack in three days reported to kill civilians in the Islamic State-held Euphrates River Valley.

Californians use aid-in-dying law

posted: 06/29/2017 3:50 a.m.

Tom House was about as robust and independent as anyone could hope to be as an octogenarian. A former Marine, private pilot and insurance broker, he was still chopping wood and going on miles-long jogs at his retirement home in Sonoma, Calif., long after his 80th birthday, relatives told The Sacramento Bee.

With eye on Trump, NATO allies to boost defense spending

updated: 06/29/2017 3:48 a.m.

NATO allies of the United States plan to boost their defense spending by 4.3 percent this year, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, a response in part to intense pressure from President Donald Trump that the nations invest more in their militaries.

Innocent, agent says in lying case

updated: 06/29/2017 3:46 a.m.

An FBI agent pleaded innocent on Wednesday to charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police.

S. Korean sides with Trump on North

posted: 06/29/2017 3:44 a.m.

South Korea's new leader vowed Wednesday to stand firmly with President Donald Trump against North Korea, playing down his past advocacy of a softer approach toward the nuclear-armed nation as he made his first visit as president to Washington.

Court allows N.C. gay marriage recusal law

updated: 06/29/2017 3:42 a.m.

North Carolina's law allowing magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages survived a challenge Wednesday when an appeals court determined that three couples weren't harmed enough to fight the state's use of taxpayer money to apply the law.

U.S. at center of efforts to resolve Qatar dispute

posted: 06/29/2017 3:41 a.m.

Even as the White House declares Qatar's rift with its Arab neighbors "a family issue" they should resolve themselves, top diplomats from the feuding countries are converging on Washington this week, all vying for time with President Donald Trump's secretary of state.

Hacking targets try to fix damage

updated: 06/29/2017 3:40 a.m.

Companies worldwide struggled to recover Wednesday after wave of powerful cyberattacks crippled computer systems in Europe, Asia and the United States with a virus similar to the global ransomware assault in May that infected computers.

Venezuela seeks man in copter attack

updated: 06/29/2017 3:38 a.m.

Authorities on Wednesday conducted a nationwide manhunt for the man accused of attacking two key Venezuelan government buildings from a helicopter in an attempt to set off a revolt against President Nicolas Maduro.

40 months to go, Trump dinner reels in re-election cash

posted: 06/29/2017 3:36 a.m.

President Donald Trump was whisked a few blocks from the White House to the Trump hotel Wednesday night for his first re-election fundraiser, where he raised an estimated $10 million at the private gathering.

House panels rebuff Trump budget cuts

updated: 06/29/2017 3:32 a.m.

Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees Wednesday rejected President Donald Trump's proposals to slash the Agriculture Department, overseas food aid and water projects.

Australia charges cardinal in abuse

posted: 06/29/2017 3:30 a.m.

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal this morning with multiple counts of sexual assault offenses.

The world in brief

posted: 06/29/2017 3:29 a.m.

Hamas starts work on Egypt buffer zone

The nation in brief

updated: 06/29/2017 3:28 a.m.

Ruling clears way for Ohio executions

Names and faces

updated: 06/29/2017 3:25 a.m.

Former vice presidential nominee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is accusing The New York Times of defamation over an editorial that linked one of her political action committee ads to the mass shooting that severely wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona.

In the news

updated: 06/28/2017 3:24 a.m.

Pope Francis, speaking during his weekly catechism lesson at the Vatican, repudiated the idea that suicide bombers can be considered "martyrs," saying true martyrs don't harm others but rather are meek, honest and persecuted for their faith as true children of God.

Gas prices, rosier economy expected to rev July 4 travel

posted: 06/29/2017 3:17 a.m.

Arkansas roads and campsites will be full this Fourth of July weekend, and people traveling and celebrating outdoors can expect moderate weather and low gas prices.

Panel says claim alleging pay bias clear to proceed

posted: 06/29/2017 3:13 a.m.

A woman who said she was fired from her job at Oakley Grain in Arkansas City because she complained about unequal pay based on her sex can pursue her claim before a federal jury, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said Wednesday.

Work on overpass to halt I-49 traffic

posted: 06/29/2017 3:09 a.m.

Crews placing overpass beams over Interstate 49 in Bentonville will require closing all lanes for multiple 15-minute periods for three nights over the next week, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

NLR meeting to pitch proposed 1% sales tax

posted: 06/29/2017 3:08 a.m.

A public meeting to discuss a proposed sales tax in North Little Rock will be at 6 p.m. today at Sherman Park Recreation Center, 624 N. Beech St.

I-555 lanes reopen after fiery crash

posted: 06/29/2017 3:08 a.m.

Both northbound lanes of Interstate 555 in Jonesboro opened early Wednesday after state Highway and Transportation Department workers determined an overpass struck by a tractor-trailer Tuesday was stable, said department spokesman Danny Straessle.

College drafting policy on concealed-carry weapons

posted: 06/29/2017 3:06 a.m.

Guns are allowed on Arkansas college campuses starting this fall, but a Northwest Arkansas Community College draft policy makes clear the exceptions to that rule.

911 call center on track to be up by year's end

posted: 06/29/2017 3:04 a.m.

The 911 call center that will serve as the nexus of the communication upgrade making Garland County a full-time user on the Arkansas Wireless Information Network should be functional by the end of the year, the county's Department of Emergency Management told justices of the peace last week.

Traffic on U.S. 70 will shift for work

posted: 06/29/2017 3:03 a.m.

Work on U.S. 70 in Saline County will require periodic lane closings and shifting traffic onto new pavement through Saturday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Busy I-30 stretch to see lane closings

posted: 06/29/2017 3:02 a.m.

Maintenance on Interstate 30 from Interstate 630 in Little Rock to Interstate 40 in North Little Rock will require lane closings tonight and Sunday night, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

'Motown' Loud And Proud at Walton Arts Center

posted: 06/29/2017 3 a.m.

"Motown: The Musical" uses all the elements of theater at its disposal to tell the history of how the Motown Record Company and some of its biggest songs came to be: glitzy costumes, catchy well-known tunes, big, moving stage pieces, animated and live action projections, breaking the fourth wall, and real moments from history.

Daily Record

posted: 06/29/2017 2:59 a.m.

Marriage Licenses

Noteworthy Deaths: Creator of Paddington bear dies at 91

updated: 06/29/2017 2:58 a.m.

Michael Bond, creator of Paddington bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat that has enchanted children for more than half a century, has died. He was 91.

Other days

updated: 06/29/2017 2:57 a.m.

100 years ago


posted: 06/29/2017 2:56 a.m.

The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are: 29-37-46-53-68

Getting it straight

posted: 06/29/2017 2:56 a.m.

A federal grant amount awarded to a project that would construct a hike and bike trail between Little Rock and Hot Springs was $2.6 million, and Pulaski, Saline and Garland Counties would together be contributing roughly $520,000 towards the project. An article about the project in Monday’s editions incorrectly stated the amounts.

OPINION — Editorial: Thou shalt not ...

posted: 06/29/2017 2:55 a.m.

One of the Ten Commandments says Thou Shalt Not Steal. (Exodus 20:15.) If you destroy something that private donors put up at the state Capitol, something worth $26,000, isn't that the same thing as stealing? You've certainly taken away something that wasn't yours.

OPINION — Editorial: Make VA great again

posted: 06/29/2017 2:54 a.m.

Bugs Bunny, that font of wisdom, once tried to sell some real estate to yet another foil. As Bugs was shuffling paperwork, he asked the man, as an aside: "Are you a veteran?" No, said foil replied. "Good!" shouted the rabbit. "Then it'll be easy!"

OPINION: Who's a traitor?

posted: 06/29/2017 2:52 a.m.

My Rewriting American History column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against the Union.

OPINION — Editorial: Bombs away!

posted: 06/29/2017 2:52 a.m.

The streets of Little Rock's Pulaski Heights neighborhood are peaceful in the early morning, given over to dog walkers, joggers, coffee drinkers on porches, groups of friends out for a stroll while it's still cool.

OPINION — Editorial: Others say: Close bases, strengthen U.S.

posted: 06/29/2017 2:50 a.m.

The House is working on the military budget for 2018, and the Pentagon is not pleased. Not only does the plan fall short of the "historic" boost in spending promised by President Trump, but the proposal doesn't even include one of the military's own suggestions for saving money.

OPINION: GOP: Don't get nervous

posted: 06/29/2017 2:50 a.m.

Perfect is almost always the enemy of the good. And with today's voters, preserving the status quo is almost always the enemy of good politics. The idea that some Republicans in Congress would rather sustain Obamacare than vote for pretty much any alternative is a terrible mistake.

OPINION - Guest writer: Preserve Medicaid

posted: 06/29/2017 2:49 a.m.

Summer is a busy season for first responders--kids are out of school, people are out on hiking trails, ballfields, lakes and swimming pools.


posted: 06/29/2017 2:45 a.m.

To save our hospitals

Van Horn sees himself in new assistant

posted: 06/29/2017 2:37 a.m.

Four seasons after being a baseball assistant coach at Hutchinson Community College, Nate Thompson is the Arkansas hitting coach and recruiting coordinator.

Let's play today: Van Horn hardly can wait to use '18 roster

posted: 06/29/2017 2:34 a.m.

Arkansas Razorbacks Coach Dave Van Horn came across as giddy at Wednesday's news conference at Baum Stadium.

Like it is: Busch Classic a boon for softball, state

posted: 06/29/2017 2:24 a.m.

When Clint and Marla Albright first entertained the thought of having a softball tournament, they had no idea what would happen over the course of 38 years.

Chiefs should promote from within

posted: 06/29/2017 2:23 a.m.

Clark Hunt has not changed his haircut in decades and is never seen in anything less than smart casual business attire but is now as predictable as a squirrel running across the street.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Strasburg, Harper lead Nationals by ailing Cubs

posted: 06/29/2017 2:22 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals put a perfect finish on another rough day for the sputtering Chicago Cubs.

Gators’ title run got off to bumpy start

posted: 06/29/2017 2:21 a.m.

It would have been hard to forecast a championship of any kind for Florida after it got swept in its SEC opening series at Auburn back in March.

Fishing this week

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NOTE For additions to this calendar, fax the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette at (501) 378-3869. Information on events also may be emailed to

Second Thoughts: Titans CB's brotherly love pays off debt

posted: 06/29/2017 2:18 a.m.

Hard work pays off.

Off the Wire: Off the Wire

posted: 06/29/2017 2:17 a.m.


State Sports Briefs

posted: 06/29/2017 2:15 a.m.


Tyson Somali workers protest

posted: 06/29/2017 2:10 a.m.

A group of Tyson workers from Somalia protested Tuesday in South Sioux City, Neb., after schedule changes at a nearby meat plant reportedly affected the times when they can pray.

China frees 3 labor abuse activists

posted: 06/29/2017 2:08 a.m.

The three Chinese investigators who went undercover at a factory that made Ivanka Trump shoes walked out of a Chinese police station Wednesday after a month behind bars, but face an uncertain future and threat of a trial.

Other Google services at risk in EU

posted: 06/29/2017 2:07 a.m.

Google's record $2.7 billion antitrust fine is just the start of a new phase in the company's seven-year tussle with the European Union's antitrust arm, analysts said.

Beef Products Inc., ABC settle libel suit tied to 'pink slime'

posted: 06/29/2017 2:06 a.m.

ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a libel lawsuit against the American network over its reports on a lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime."

Jurors told of two Shkrelis as federal fraud trial opens

posted: 06/29/2017 2:05 a.m.

Conflicting portraits of Martin Shkreli were offered Wednesday during opening statements in the ex-pharmaceutical CEO's securities fraud trial.

Southwest to end flights to 2 Cuba cities

posted: 06/29/2017 2:04 a.m.

Southwest Airlines, pulling back on its service to Cuba, plans to end flights to two cities on the island in September after determining the routes aren't sustainable, the company said Wednesday.

Market report: S&P 500 posts best gain since April

updated: 06/29/2017 2:03 a.m.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index notched its biggest gain in two months Wednesday, bouncing back from losses a day earlier.

Invasive beetle spreads to 18th county

posted: 06/29/2017 2:02 a.m.

The emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that feeds on and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Drew County, the state Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

Business news in brief

updated: 06/29/2017 2:02 a.m.

$50.9M NYC foreclosure hits Nigerian

News in brief

updated: 06/29/2017 1:59 a.m.

Dicamba complaints mount to 437 in state


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Weekend Calendar

posted: 06/29/2017 1:54 a.m.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Fast Forward

posted: 06/29/2017 1:51 a.m.

Demo: Explore pioneer life at the Plantation Agriculture Museum's Homegoods Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8, U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161, Scott. Crafters from around the state will display, sell and demonstrate their work, and guests can sample homemade ice cream. Admission is free. Call (501) 961-1409.

The TV Column: Summer TV: Silliness and apocalyptic hybrids

posted: 06/29/2017 1:50 a.m.

TV tonight offers harmless silliness followed by post-apocalyptic terror. Depending on your mood, you can pick one or watch both.

Music: Flow Tribe ready to mix it up for Little Rock fans

posted: 06/29/2017 1:50 a.m.

When they were kids, the members of New Orleans' Flow Tribe had to get their older brothers to buy them tapes and CDs of local rap giants.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Get your Fourth on with fireworks, concerts, fun

posted: 06/29/2017 1:48 a.m.

Pops on the River, set for Tuesday night and sponsored by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, annually wows its central Arkansas audience with a dazzling fireworks show. But other eye-popping displays of pyrotechnics are scheduled around the state during the evenings leading up to July 4.

Selected restaurants

posted: 06/29/2017 1:46 a.m.

Weekly theme listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas, across a spectrum of settings and price ranges. Reviewers' visits are anonymous and all expenses are paid by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Bargain means a meal (without beverage or dessert) is typically less than $12. Moderate is $12 to $25. Expensive is $25 and up..

Tell Me About It: Can't stand mate's indifference to chores? Rethink union

posted: 06/29/2017 1:45 a.m.

DEAR CAROLYN: I love my partner. He recently moved in. I've had so many roommates over the years (I'm pushing 30, so think 12-13 years of various roommate situations) and I'm so tired of people who won't clean up after themselves and leave it until I do it.

Helpful Hints

posted: 06/29/2017 1:44 a.m.

DEAR READERS: The clothes dryer is a modern convenience and time-saver. Here are some classic hints:

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 06/29/2017 1:44 a.m.

Happy birthday. You're becoming informed and in touch with your surroundings yet you're not completely tied to things. Parameters change. You'll come into a new scene and alter it for the better. Affection and devotion will be heaped on you in 2018. Travel figures prominently.

On Christianity

posted: 06/29/2017 1:43 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: We have legal custody of our son's children because he's in prison for another 20 years, and his wife's left him and is into all sorts of bad things. But now she's threatening legal action if we don't give them back. We love them, and we can't stand the thought of giving them up. Is it morally wrong for us to want to keep them?

Super Quiz: Concise U.S. history

posted: 06/29/2017 1:41 a.m.

1. Who made the first what in 1903?

Springdale residents discuss municipal complex plans

posted: 06/29/2017 1:08 a.m.

Community members sounded off and inquired about city plans to create a municipal campus, which includes a new criminal justice building, during a public input session Wednesday.

Incentives approved to attract airlines, new routes to XNA

posted: 06/29/2017 1:07 a.m.

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport board Wednesday formalized the airport's incentive program to attract new airlines or new routes.

Gravette council approves contract for Pop Allum Park

posted: 06/29/2017 1:06 a.m.

The City Council, at its regular meeting June 22, voted to approve a contract with BiLD Architects for improvements at Pop Allum Park. The project will be paid for with bond money approved by voters in the March 2016 capital improvements fund bond measure.

Segerstrom denied new hearing

posted: 06/29/2017 1:05 a.m.

A judge has denied a motion to reconsider his previous rulings and give the teen killer of a 4-year-old girl a new sentencing hearing with a jury.

Prairie Grove approves new housing subdivision

posted: 06/29/2017 1:04 a.m.

The City Council recently approved the preliminary plat for a new subdivision in the Valley View area.

I-49 lane closings extended

posted: 06/29/2017 1:03 a.m.

Steel beam work over Interstate 49 has been extended, according to Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials.

Two street closings in Bentonville

posted: 06/29/2017 1:02 a.m.

Sections of Northwest D Street and Northwest Ninth Street will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today for utility construction, according to a news release.

Rodriguez guilty of arson, attempted murder

posted: 06/29/2017 1:01 a.m.

A man charged with setting his home on fire while three children and three adults were inside pleaded guilty to arson and attempted murder Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court.

Perez, Moustakas go deep to lift Royals over Tigers

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

DETROIT — Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit consecutive homers during a four-run fourth inning, and the Kansas City Royals went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Wednesday night.

Giesens making Naturals family tradition

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

Marc Giesen made the nearly 600-mile trek from Houston back to his hometown of Rogers for his wedding a couple of weeks ago.

The Rockwood Files: Tech-saavy new woman moves in

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

There's another woman in my husband's life, and I'm the one who put her there.

Building permits

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

Building permits issued in May for Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale on projects valued at $100,000 or more; a searchable list of all permits is at

Fowler top draw at Quicken Loans event in Woods’ absence

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

Tiger Woods’ extended absence from golf isn't being felt just on the course.

DEAR ABBY: Teen immersed in electronics is losing touch with people

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: I've been dating a wonderful woman for two years. She has a son in high school I'll call "Jon." Like many teens I see, he is constantly on his smartphone, his school-required tablet or playing video games on the TV in his bedroom.

Getting it straight Northwest Arkansas

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

The Bentonville School District agreed this year to buy 80.1 acres in Centerton from the family of the late Rex Grimsley. The acreage was incorrect in two news articles published Jan. 20 and June 20 and in an editorial June 27.

Hard-to-employ finding jobs in economy

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

At 49, Marshall May Jr. could not remember whether he had ever taken his mom out for a meal.

Honor roll

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Fayetteville resident records town's history

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

On a late afternoon in 1819, a herd of buffalo grazed on thickets of grass sweeping across a broad, open expanse of prairie, hemmed in by mountains on the south side of what is now Fayetteville," writes Charles Y. Alison in this year's A Brief History of Fayetteville, Arkansas (The History Press).

Travs get North going, but South wins in rout

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

The South All-Stars broke open a 3-3 tie with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to defeat the North All-Stars 10-3 on Tuesday night in the Texas League All-Star Game at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

Strong field expected for SW Elite tourney

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

Following a two-week dead period that began Monday and ends July 8, many of the state's best prep football teams will travel to Springdale for the Southwest Elite 7-on-7 tournament.

Gardens, galas, golf

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IMF lowers growth outlook for U.S.

posted: 06/29/2017 1 a.m.

The International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for the U.S. economy, removing assumptions of President Donald Trump's plans to cut taxes and increase infrastructure spending to spur growth.

Summer impact: Conway camp focuses on character

posted: 06/29/2017 midnight

Trinity Lasker of Maumelle is just 9, but she is clear about what she’s getting out of Choosing to Excel’s Summer Impact Camp.


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July 29 – July 1 The Little Mermaid BATESVILLE — The Fusion Dance Academy’s presentation of The Little Mermaid will continue through Saturday, with shows at 7 nightly, in the Southside High School Auditorium on Batesville Boulevard next to the high school. Seating will begin at 6:30. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, students and senior citizens.

Healing touch: Melbourne siblings reach people in Peru

posted: 06/29/2017 midnight

Hunger, thirst and the inability to gain access to proper medical care are three things many people in Peru experience on a daily basis.

Splash and dash for literacy

posted: 06/29/2017 midnight

The sixth annual Bad Boy Kids’ Splash and Dash will feature swimming, running and a 16-foot water slide for children to splash around on in the sun.

Diverse operation leads to top honor for farm family

posted: 06/29/2017 midnight

WILBURN — When Billy Brewster brought his young bride, Susan, to Arkansas from Arizona in 1975, he said he had “no idea” how they would live or what they would do.


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June 30 Dinner Theater PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — The 2017 Project of the Year fundraiser for the Petit Jean Extension Homemakers Club will include a dinner theater at 6 p.m. at Petit J ean First Baptist Church. The evening will feature a spaghetti entree with all the trimmings, followed by a theatrical treat called Skits and Bits, directed by Phyllis and Pat Taylor, that includes community-resident participation. All are invited to attend. Tickets, to be purchased at the door, are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children younger than 12. Carry-out meals will be available. For more information, contact Ann Vance at (501) 215-9726 or Gina Sellers at (501) 350-2682.

From sea to shining sea: Set off culinary fireworks with this fresh, flavorful recipe

posted: 06/29/2017 midnight

I haven’t seen definitive statistics on the matter, but I’d be willing to bet that Independence Day sees more people across America cooking and eating outdoors than any other day of the year. It’s a time to enjoy summer in all its glory with family and friends, and food in the open air seems even better when it’s bookended first by relaxing in the backyard or park and later by watching a great fireworks show.

Wednesday, June 28

North Little Rock officer known for community policing says he has to cut back on posts; department responds

updated: 06/29/2017 1:50 p.m.

A North Little Rock police officer whose community policing has reached millions on social media will have to cut back on his postings during work hours, he said.

Part of I-630 in Little Rock reopens after rush-hour wreck

updated: 06/28/2017 5:46 p.m.

Part of Interstate 630 that was closed due to a wreck in Little Rock has reopened, according to the state Highway and Transportation Department.

Arkansas woman held on murder charge after man's body found in camper trailer

posted: 06/28/2017 4:58 p.m.

A 35-year-old woman has been arrested in the killing of a man earlier this week in Northwest Arkansas, according to authorities.

State agency to begin issuing birth certificates with same-sex couples' names

posted: 06/28/2017 4:07 p.m.

Married same-sex couples in Arkansas who conceived children through artificial insemination but were given birth certificates containing the name of only one parent will soon be able to get amended documents without a court order, a spokesman with the state Department of Health said Wednesday.

Police in 1 Arkansas city investigate home invasion, robbery reported within minutes of each other

posted: 06/28/2017 4:01 p.m.

Police are investigating two armed robberies that happened within minutes of each other earlier this week in one Arkansas city.

Fiery 18-wheeler rollover accident in Arkansas shuts part of I-40

posted: 06/28/2017 3:57 p.m.

A fiery tractor-trailer crash has forced the closure of a portion of an interstate in eastern Arkansas, officials said.

The Recruiting Guy: Noland catches the eye of Stoerner, Mallett during camp

posted: 06/28/2017 3:34 p.m.

Former Arkansas and NFL quarterback Clint Stoerner was impressed with how Hog quarterback commitment Connor Noland conducted himself at his Elite Camp.

President Trump promises 'big surprise' on health care

posted: 06/28/2017 3:28 p.m.

President Donald Trump says the Republican health care effort is "working along very well" and suggested there could be a "big surprise coming." The White House did not elaborate on what Trump meant.

Ex-Arkansas high school football player's suit claiming civil-rights violations moves to federal court

posted: 06/28/2017 2:46 p.m.

A lawsuit filed by a former high school football player in Arkansas who claims his civil rights were violated has moved to federal court.

State police: Arkansas man dies days after jumping on, falling off moving vehicle

posted: 06/28/2017 2:42 p.m.

An Arkansas man died Tuesday, two days after he jumped on a moving vehicle, fell off and sustained a significant head injury, officials said.

Arkansan pleads guilty to scamming couple out of thousands for landscaping work he never did

updated: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

An Arkansas man was sentenced to four years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to scamming a couple out of thousands of dollars for a landscaping job he never did, the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reported.

PHOTOS: Injured man rescued from 15-foot-tall platform at Arkansas plant, officials say

updated: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

Firefighters lowered an injured man from a 15-foot-tall platform at an Arkansas concrete plant after he was struck by a loose piece of equipment Wednesday morning, officials said.

Arkansas man accused of raping young girl over two-year period

updated: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

An Arkansas man is accused of raping a girl over a two-year period beginning when she was 10 years old, according to the Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs.

Boy, 6, in critical condition after locking himself in car's truck, police say

updated: 06/29/2017 4:30 a.m.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition after he locked himself inside a car trunk on a hot day, police said.

Bail set at $6.4M for brain surgeon fired by Arkansas hospital, charged with child rape

posted: 06/28/2017 1:44 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge set bail at $6.45 million Wednesday for a Northern California brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children.

Little Rock teen robbed at gunpoint of Xbox while meeting would-be buyer, he tells police

posted: 06/28/2017 1:01 p.m.

A Little Rock man told police that he was robbed of his Xbox after posting the gaming system to an app and agreeing to meet up with a prospective buyer.

Arkansas legislator: New statue already ordered to replace Ten Commandments

updated: 06/28/2017 1:23 p.m.

A replacement Ten Commandments monument has already been ordered after the original statue was erected on Arkansas Capitol grounds and toppled less than a day later, a state senator said Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol before + after toppling

posted: 06/28/2017 11:55 a.m.

PHOTOS: Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol before + after toppling

Woman told to reduce flock of exotic birds at home from 450 to 50

posted: 06/28/2017 11:55 a.m.

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. — A group of California homeowners has heard enough from the gaggle of exotic birds in their neighbor's backyard.

Style: Who’s hungry for restaurant news?

posted: 06/28/2017 11:39 a.m.

La Hacienda on Cantrell Road in Little Rock has finally reopened, writes Eric Harrison.

Intruders break into Little Rock restaurant, remove door of safe, police say

posted: 06/28/2017 11:33 a.m.

Intruders broke into a Little Rock fast-food restaurant, removed the door from the safe and made off with the cash inside, authorities say.

ABC, meat producer settle in $1.9B 'pink slime' libel suit

posted: 06/28/2017 11:28 a.m.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the American network over its reports on a lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime."

Companies weigh cyberattack cost, with Ukraine hit hard

posted: 06/28/2017 11:23 a.m.

PARIS — Companies and governments around the world Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals, and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state assets — though everyday life remained affected, with cash machines out of order.

Officials finalizing details of Trump's revived travel ban

updated: 06/28/2017 1:40 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security labored Wednesday to finalize rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration's revived travel ban and come to the United States.

2 women killed in three-vehicle crash on highway in Arkansas, state police say

posted: 06/28/2017 11:04 a.m.

Two women were killed in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in southwest Arkansas, according to state police.

Police seeking person who stole street sweeper, went on joyride, crashed it

posted: 06/28/2017 10:42 a.m.

PATERSON, N.J. — Police in New Jersey are looking for the person who stole a street sweeper and went on a brief joyride before crashing it.

VIDEO: 3 officers accused of lying about teen's shooting

posted: 06/28/2017 10:39 a.m.

CHICAGO — Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times — which prompted anger when a video of the killing was finally released.

Authorities identify woman shot near I-30, I-630 interchange

posted: 06/28/2017 10:33 a.m.

State police have identified the woman who was injured in a drive-by shooting while on Interstate 30 near the Interstate 630 interchange in Little Rock Tuesday evening.

Arkansas deputy cut in neck while making arrest, sheriff says

posted: 06/28/2017 10:08 a.m.

A sheriff's deputy in Baxter Count sustained a large cut to his neck during a scuffle while trying to arrest a suspect early Tuesday, authorities said.

Arrest made after Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol toppled, shattered

updated: 06/28/2017 1:18 p.m.

A 6-foot-tall stone Ten Commandments monument installed Tuesday on the Arkansas Capitol grounds was toppled less than 24 hours later after a 32-year-old Arkansas man drove a vehicle into the statue, apparently while streaming the act live on Facebook, officials said.

Boy, 7, hit in arm in Little Rock drive-by shooting

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 7-year-old boy was wounded Tuesday afternoon in a drive-by shooting in Little Rock, according to a police spokesman.

I-630 crash fatal to Arkansas driver; vehicle drifted off highway, flipped into trees

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 49-year-old Arkansas man was killed when his vehicle veered off Interstate 630 on Tuesday.

Injured in drive-by shooting, driver on I-630 says

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A victim drove to a McDonald's restaurant in North Little Rock after being hit in a drive-by shooting on Interstate 630 Tuesday evening, authorities said.

Teen's guilty plea sends her to prison in killing of Arkansas couple

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Her long hair was braided into pigtails as she entered the small courtroom. Yards away, her mother sat quietly. On the other side of the room, another woman wiped away tears.

Funding proposal rejected for 65-mile trail between Little Rock, Hot Springs

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Pulaski County Quorum Court rejected a funding proposal that would have been the first step toward constructing a recreational trail between Little Rock and Hot Springs.

Arkansans visit D.C. to urge 'no' on Senate health care bill

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Members of the American Heart Association from Arkansas spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill, urging their Republican lawmakers not to pass the Senate version of the American Health Care Act.

Former Arkansas police officer gets 11 years in drug case

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A former Dumas police officer, James Ivory Edgerson, has been sentenced to just over 11 years in federal prison for buying and selling drugs in 2015, when he was an officer.

Arkansas man, 28, gets 30 years for child-porn images

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Gentry man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for possessing child pornography.

PHOTOS: Fiery truck crash shuts interstate overpass, kills Arkansas driver

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Highway officials closed an Interstate 555 overpass in west Jonesboro on Tuesday after a tractor-trailer rig struck its supports and burst into flames, killing the driver.

Senate's vote on health bill put on pause

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he will delay a vote on legislation to repeal the 2010 health care law, dealing President Donald Trump a setback on a key part of his agenda.

Little Rock murder suspect, victim both called defenders at trial's start

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Little Rock man accused of first-degree murder only opened fire to save his friends, the 20-year-old defendant's lawyer told a Pulaski County jury on Tuesday.

Reward raised to $50,000 in Little Rock missing-woman case

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Behind black sunglasses, Laurie Jernigan sniffled and raised a tissue to her face Tuesday as her husband announced a $50,000 reward in the case of her daughter, Ebby Steppach, who disappeared more than a year and a half ago.

Arkansas woman, beau held in father's beating

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Jacob Boivin, 32, of Fayetteville and Dustye Stamps, 34, of Springdale were arrested Monday on aggravated robbery, aggravated residential burglary, kidnapping and battery charges.

Darren McFadden content as backup

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Darren McFadden didn't care about chasing money. He didn't have any reservations being relegated to a backup role yet again.

A Quarter Century of Hogs in the SEC: Texas-sized 'redemption' in 2003 win over Longhorns

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Growing up in Liberty, Texas, Tony Bua hoped to play football for the Texas Longhorns.

OBITUARY: PR leader, activist, ‘centrifugal force’ Robert Kenneth 'Bob' Sells

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Two thousand poor children in St. Louis were turned away because Santa Claus ran out of Christmas presents.

OPINION: BRUMMETT ONLINE: Arkansas and no-angst Asa

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Monday that people shouldn’t panic over the Republican health care bill in the U.S. Senate.

2 women reported missing while riding ATV in Arkansas found safe

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Searchers found two women in western Drew County on Tuesday after they were reported missing Sunday.

Arkansas woman sentenced in old man's death

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Pine Bluff woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to causing the 2015 death of an elderly man.

OPINION: REX NELSON: The racial divide

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

During the four years I served as a presidential appointee to the Delta Regional Authority, I worked on economic development projects in parts of eight states. The constant frustration was trying to get something done in communities where discussions broke along racial lines.

Oklahoma distributor to open outlet in Little Rock

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

Commercial Distributing Inc., a wholesale dealer of petroleum and petroleum products, automotive parts and motor-vehicle supplies and parts based in Oklahoma City, is opening its first distribution center in Arkansas.

State index dips 0.86 on mixed-market day

posted: 06/28/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, fell 0.86 to 333.52 Tuesday.

Salary panel OKs raises of 2% for all but Griffin

updated: 06/28/2017 4:14 a.m.

All of state government's elected officials except the lieutenant governor will receive 2 percent pay increases next month, the commission that sets their salaries decided Tuesday.

U.S. envoy widens Syria warning net

updated: 06/28/2017 4:11 a.m.

The accusation from President Donald Trump's administration that Syrian forces are planning another chemical weapons attack on rebels is also a warning to Russia and Iran that they are "on notice" if such an attack takes place, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.

Ten Commandments in at Capitol

updated: 06/28/2017 4:08 a.m.

A 6-foot-tall monument to the Ten Commandments was installed at the state Capitol on Tuesday morning amid a continuing debate on the legality of religious symbols on public property.

Manafort filing details $17M work in Ukraine

posted: 06/28/2017 4:05 a.m.

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, registered Tuesday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials.

Complexity in Syria growing, Mattis says

updated: 06/28/2017 4:02 a.m.

The Pentagon is readying itself for an increasingly complex battlefield in northern Syria, where U.S.-backed forces, pro-Syrian government troops and Russian jets will likely all be fighting near one another.

U.S. releases trafficking report

posted: 06/28/2017 3:59 a.m.

The United States asserted Tuesday that Burma is no longer one of the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, while removing both Burma and Iraq from a list of countries that use child soldiers.

Brazil's chief slams corruption charges

posted: 06/28/2017 3:58 a.m.

Brazil's president on Tuesday dismissed corruption allegations against him as a "soap opera plot" and cast doubt on the motivations of the country's top prosecutor a day after he presented a scathing indictment.

Serb shows hint of Russian sway

posted: 06/28/2017 3:57 a.m.

Serbia’s future prime minister on Tuesday proposed a staunchly pro-Russia official as the defense minister, dampening hopes in the West that her nomination signaled a shift away from Russia’s influence.

U.S. readies travel-ban guidelines

updated: 06/28/2017 3:56 a.m.

President Donald Trump's administration expects to move forward Thursday with a limited version of its travel ban on six mostly Muslim countries, but it has yet to say how it will implement the order or avoid the chaos that accompanied the initial ban.

Judge halts deportation of 1,444 Iraqis

updated: 06/28/2017 3:54 a.m.

A federal judge in Detroit has temporarily halted the deportations of hundreds of Iraqis nationwide, who advocates say could face death, persecution and torture upon returning to their native country.

Voucher students see tests improve

posted: 06/28/2017 3:53 a.m.

Louisiana students who attend private schools with taxpayer dollars have bounced back from initially dismal scores in math and English but aren’t outperforming their public school peers, according to a new report.

Cyberattack reaches around globe

updated: 06/28/2017 3:50 a.m.

A new outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption around the world Tuesday. After a similar attack in May, the new assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations.

Colombia takes next step toward peace

updated: 06/28/2017 3:49 a.m.

Colombia reached a milestone on its road to peace Tuesday as rebels relinquished some of their last weapons and declared an end to their half-century insurgency.

The world in brief

posted: 06/28/2017 3:46 a.m.

Bomb kills Ukrainian intelligence chief

The nation in brief

updated: 06/28/2017 3:46 a.m.

Officers charged in killing probe's wake

Names and faces

updated: 06/28/2017 3:44 a.m.

President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the news channel's credibility Tuesday. The story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between a Trump transition team member, Anthony Scaramucci, and the head of a Russian investment fund. CNN accepted the journalists' resignations Monday.

In the news

updated: 06/28/2017 3:43 a.m.

Karlos Cashe was released from jail 90 days after police in Oviedo, Fla., arrested the handyman on the belief that white powder found in his car during a traffic stop was cocaine but which lab tests eventually determined was drywall dust.

6 counties vie to be selected for crisis units

posted: 06/28/2017 3:41 a.m.

At least six counties across the state will be vying to participate in a pilot program to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses falling into the criminal justice system.

UA, UALR bonds get green light

updated: 06/28/2017 3:40 a.m.

Two campuses in the University of Arkansas System received the go-ahead Tuesday to move forward with separate bond issues.

$15M gift will help Fort Smith college of osteopathy grow

posted: 06/28/2017 3:37 a.m.

The president and CEO of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine announced plans Tuesday to build a 60,000-square-foot health sciences building with a $15 million anonymous gift.

New law lets abuse victim cut phone tie to persecutor

posted: 06/28/2017 3:34 a.m.

A cellphone is both a lifeline to seek help and a link for an abuser to follow for victims of domestic violence. They will be able to keep the lifeline and cut the link under a law that takes effect Saturday.

City directors plan hearing on chairman of civil panel

posted: 06/28/2017 3:31 a.m.

City directors scheduled an executive session for next week to discuss the removal of the chairman of the Civil Service Commission because of a potential conflict of interest after an attorney he shares offices with filed a lawsuit against the city over issues involving the commission.

Van Buren approves tobacco ban in parks

posted: 06/28/2017 3:26 a.m.

The City Council has passed an ordinance banning smoking in the city's parks.

Libertarian to run for governor's post

posted: 06/28/2017 3:22 a.m.

A pastor in Batesville announced Tuesday that he is running for governor as a Libertarian next year.

Sprinkler, steward stop brief UA fire

posted: 06/28/2017 3:19 a.m.

A sprinkler system and a quick-acting shop steward helped prevent a fire reported at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday from spreading beyond a student fabrication laboratory in the architecture building at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, university and fire officials said.

Daily Record

posted: 06/28/2017 3:18 a.m.

Marriage Licenses

Education notebook

posted: 06/28/2017 3:16 a.m.

KIPP students set to produce mural

Governor’s appointments

posted: 06/28/2017 3:16 a.m.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the following appointments Wednesday:

Other days

updated: 06/28/2017 3:11 a.m.

100 years ago

Getting it straight

posted: 06/28/2017 3:10 a.m.

In a Dec. 8 Arkansas Supreme Court ruling, four justices formed a majority to reverse and dismiss a lower court ruling that both spouses’ names should appear on a child’s birth certificate, even if the couple are of the same sex. One judge disagreed with the majority’s opinion. Two justices wrote their own separate opinions agreeing in part with the ruling, while dissenting on other parts.

Mega Millions

posted: 06/28/2017 3:10 a.m.

The winning numbers drawn Tuesday night in Mega Millions: 4-21-45-52-57

OPINION — Editorial: What can we afford?

posted: 06/28/2017 3:09 a.m.

If you are having trouble following all the discussions and ramifications of repealing and replacing Obamacare, join the club. When public policy debates get confusing, it is helpful for us to go back to discover how we got to the current situation. Since our primary interest is how this will impact Arkansas, here are some of the facts:

OPINION: Planning ahead for once

posted: 06/28/2017 3:07 a.m.

Just the other day, patriotic Americans were lowering their flags to half-staff of their own accord in honor of the seven sailors killed when a huge Philippine-flagged container ship crashed into their destroyer. No government agency had to tell these citizens that now was another time to mourn these honored dead.

OPINION — Editorial: Others say: He wants to do what?

posted: 06/28/2017 3:07 a.m.

It has been announced that Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of seminars to teach people how to avoid accusations of sexual assault. Cosby became famous as a comedian, so perhaps this is his idea of a joke. If so, here's a message to Cosby: not funny. And if he is serious about coaching young athletes and married men about their sexual behavior--as sadly appears to be the case--it is pretty clear he knows no shame.

OPINION: Biliteracy

posted: 06/28/2017 3:05 a.m.

As this year's graduates walked down the aisle armed with Latin distinctions from valedictorian to summa or magna cum laude, tens of thousands of high school seniors also claimed an accolade dedicated to the languages they speak every day: the "seal of biliteracy," which honors students who have demonstrated proficiency in English and another language. Bilingualism and biliteracy make individual students more competitive in the college application process and job market. Along the way, dual-language immersion helps students become better learners and thinkers generally and can help close the achievement gap.

OPINION: Words of whimsy

posted: 06/28/2017 3:04 a.m.

In the age of Trump, it seems words no longer mean what we (and the dictionary) think they mean. After the multiple Trump tweetstorms of the past couple of weeks (and the literal storm that took out a tree and my neighbor's shed), I find myself looking to my favorite words. Because, ya know, I need a break.


posted: 06/28/2017 3:02 a.m.

It's in how you say it

Like it is: Don't fret, real football news not far away

posted: 06/28/2017 2:38 a.m.

Soon, but not soon enough for many, all types of football news will break daily.

Commentary: Baylor still dancing around scandal

posted: 06/28/2017 2:37 a.m.

In 1996, Southern Baptist-affiliated Baylor University lifted its 151-year-old ban and allowed dancing on its Waco, Texas, campus.

Recruits say Hogs' allure worth more than payday

posted: 06/28/2017 2:35 a.m.

Two of the top high school baseball players in the country are looking ahead to their future with the Arkansas Razorbacks after both fell to the late rounds of the MLB amateur draft earlier this month.

Koch 1 of 2 catchers on collegiate Team USA

posted: 06/28/2017 2:33 a.m.

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville catcher Grant Koch has made the 31-man roster for the USA Collegiate National Team's first international series against Chinese Taipei, which is being played this week in Cary, N.C.

No smoking gun in FIFA report

posted: 06/28/2017 2:31 a.m.

FIFA on Tuesday published an American investigator's report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, acting, it said, "for the sake of transparency."

25 for 25: Your say

posted: 06/28/2017 2:30 a.m.

Fifteen panelists for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette voted on the top 25 most memorable football games for the Arkansas Razorbacks since they moved to the SEC for the 1992 season.

Bulls: A Wade buyout must help

posted: 06/28/2017 2:29 a.m.

On a day the Bulls introduced their newest members, the futures of some familiar faces still ruled the day.

Pacquiao going big or bust in Brisbane

posted: 06/28/2017 2:28 a.m.

Freddie Roach is ready to narrow down Manny Pacquiao's options following the WBO welterweight championship fight against Jeff Horn: Think about another shot at Floyd Mayweather, or think about retirement.

INTERLEAGUE: Freese’s error costly, gives Rays victory in 10th

posted: 06/28/2017 2:27 a.m.

PITTSBURGH -- David Freese was thinking about throwing the ball before it was in his glove. He never got the chance to wing it.


posted: 06/28/2017 2:26 a.m.


Everyday players almost obsolete

posted: 06/28/2017 2:23 a.m.

Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon rested Kris Bryant for two days recently, and he gave Anthony Rizzo a breather Saturday in Miami before a late pinch-hitting appearance.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Florida beats LSU for championship

posted: 06/28/2017 2:22 a.m.

Maybe this wasn't Florida Coach Kevin O'Sullivan's best team. Is is, however, his first national championship team.

Juiced-ball theories fly in dugouts

posted: 06/28/2017 2:18 a.m.

Recently, two baseballs circulated the Pirates clubhouse.

TEXAS LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME: Travs get North going, but South wins in rout

posted: 06/28/2017 2:16 a.m.

The South All-Stars broke open a 3-3 tie with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to defeat the North All-Stars 10-3 on Tuesday night in the Texas League All-Star Game at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

Second Thoughts: Redskins put in wrong Washington

posted: 06/28/2017 2:13 a.m.

The Washington Redskins just got finished settling, for now, the question of half of their name. Now apparently they’ve got to worry about the other half.

Off the wire

posted: 06/28/2017 2:12 a.m.


State Sports Briefs

posted: 06/28/2017 2:09 a.m.


Inventors take pitches to Wal-Mart

posted: 06/28/2017 2:07 a.m.

Hugh Jarratt came up with his latest invention after his 2-year-old son knocked over a fragrance warmer, spilling hot wax in the family's Fayetteville home.

Google draws $2.7B antitrust fine

posted: 06/28/2017 2:06 a.m.

The European Union's antitrust chief fined Google a record $2.7 billion Tuesday, saying the powerful Web-search leader illegally steered users toward its comparison shopping site, and warning that other parts of Google's business were in the cross hairs.

Worker prowess in data pushed

posted: 06/28/2017 2:05 a.m.

Arkansas will need to retrain its workforce and prepare the next generation to be competitive in computing in the near future, a commission of top executives in business and education was told Tuesday.

Natural-gas boom rides on NAFTA

posted: 06/28/2017 2:04 a.m.

Of all the industries thrown into question by President Donald Trump's promise to upend free trade with Mexico, natural gas is easily one of the biggest.

House panel passes Westerman-led bill on national forests

posted: 06/28/2017 2:02 a.m.

The House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday approved the Resilient Federal Forests Act, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman's bill to overhaul management practices in national forests.

Corpus Christi port at heart of booming U.S. oil exports

posted: 06/28/2017 2 a.m.

Late last month, an oil tanker measuring three football fields long and six stories high moved slowly through the port of Corpus Christi, Texas, to test the waters of America's booming crude-export industry.

Market report: Tech firms hit hard as stocks fall

posted: 06/28/2017 1:59 a.m.

Technology companies led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday in a day of mostly choppy trading.

Business news in brief

posted: 06/28/2017 1:58 a.m.

Hotel owner will remove Trump name

In $7.1M deal, 2 west Little Rock shopping centers sold

updated: 06/28/2017 11:39 a.m.

Ziff Properties Inc., a South Carolina-based real estate firm, has closed on its $7.1 million purchase of Bowman Curve I and II shopping centers in Little Rock.

Salad days: Summer is hot time for potlucks and picnics; keep it safe, cool with perfect cold dish

posted: 06/28/2017 1:55 a.m.

Summer is the season of potlucks and cookouts.

Front Burner: FRONT BURNER: Granny's Cracker Salad a summer treat

posted: 06/28/2017 1:53 a.m.

So simple, yet delicious and perfect for a summer day in Arkansas when it's simply too hot to cook.

Gadgets & Gizmos: Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

posted: 06/28/2017 1:53 a.m.

It took multiple batches of cookies and a few quarts of ice cream -- not that we're complaining -- to get the hang of using Pampered Chef's Ice Cream Sandwich Maker.

Cooking for two: Grilled sea bass celebrates its herbal essence

posted: 06/28/2017 1:52 a.m.

It's a simple, if dramatic, presentation: A butterflied whole branzino is marinated with turmeric, garlic and spicy Thai chiles just long enough for the flavors to infuse, 30 minutes or so. The fish is then quickly grilled until the skin is burnished and blistered and the interior is barely cooked through. It is plated under an assortment of fragrant fresh herb sprigs and lime wedges. You could butterfly the fish yourself, or simply have your fishmonger do this for you at the market so it's ready to go.

Simple savory, cheesy tart envelops summer tomatoes

posted: 06/28/2017 1:51 a.m.

This fresh tomato tart is flavored with basil, thyme and parmesan.

7day menu planner

posted: 06/28/2017 1:50 a.m.

SUNDAY: For a special family day, prepare Grilled Pork Tenderloin.

Uncorked: Pop a cork or two with 4th fireworks

posted: 06/28/2017 1:49 a.m.

I admit most wine writers aren't contemplating the merits of which wine to serve with hot dogs, fried chicken and apple pies. But we're in Arkansas and our Independence Day menus are likely to reflect our Southern cooking roots. And as with most aspects of this holiday celebration, I think the wines should be as American as the foods.

Idea Alley: Applesauce and candy form basis of desserts

posted: 06/28/2017 1:49 a.m.

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

Cooking with diabetes: Ratatouille on grill a fine summer side

posted: 06/28/2017 1:48 a.m.

Ratatouille is a classic vegetable dish starring eggplant, zucchini, peppers and tomato that is deeply steeped in the culture of Mediterranean France. When I married a man from the heart of Provence, one of the first lessons I received from my new mother-in-law, Muriel, was how to make a proper ratatouille.

Together in grief

posted: 06/28/2017 1:47 a.m.

When Wendy Avery's 15-year-old son, Nick, died in 2006, less than a year after receiving a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia, there were mornings when she didn't want to get out of bed. She had quit her job to spend much of the year by her son's side at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Now, back home in Canfield, Ohio, she felt lost.

Creature Feature

posted: 06/28/2017 1:47 a.m.

Sometimes my dog moves her paws when she's sleeping. She does a paddling motion like she's trying to run and she makes little sounds. It looks like she's dreaming. Do dogs dream? What would she dream about?

SHARON RANDALL: Believing is seeing outcome as fulfilled

posted: 06/28/2017 1:46 a.m.

Most of us need to heal once in a while. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. Spiritually.

Parenting: In disagreeing, radio show caller proves a point

posted: 06/28/2017 1:45 a.m.

I was honored to be a guest on my good friend Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program recently. As anyone who is familiar with my point of view on parenting matters will appreciate, much of the conversation centered on the need for children to obey.


posted: 06/28/2017 1:45 a.m.

DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: When I first met the woman who is now my wife, we both owned houses. So when we decided to get married, we agreed that we'd sell our houses and pool the money to buy one together. But after I sold my place, she took hers off the market, saying she'd "come to an agreement" to keep it in her family. Now both of our names are on the title to our new home (even though only I put up the money for it), while her name alone is on the title of her prior home. Would I be out of line to ask that she put me on the title to her house? If something happens to me, she gets everything the two of us own. If something happens to her, I don't.


posted: 06/28/2017 1:45 a.m.

Q I was married 20 years ago to a man with children from a previous marriage. The children were 15 and 23 when we married. The children struggled with their parents' divorce, loyalty conflict and accepting their parents' new partners. The children (on behalf of their mother) rejected me as their father's partner. We struggled to work through the challenges for 22 years, and we've been separated the last three years. Can you offer any advice on how parents can support new partners while their children struggle with chronic loyalty conflict? My husband expressed the constant conflict made him feel put in the middle. He now feels he has done the noble thing by leaving our marriage and "putting his kids first." (We did not meet because of an affair.) What's good ex-etiquette?

Handling kids of addicts with kid gloves

posted: 06/28/2017 1:44 a.m.

Opening up to your children about your addiction or that of a loved one is kind of like telling them about the birds and the bees. You want to be honest and informative, yes, but you want to tailor the details to their age, comprehension level and comfort. Their comfort, not yours, because discussing what you or other family members are going through now -- or went through in the past -- is bound to be painful for you.

Helpful Hints

posted: 06/28/2017 1:43 a.m.

DEAR HELOISE: You had a recipe for something called "angel biscuits," which my mother used to make. Since my future in-laws are coming for dinner, I wanted to impress them with my cooking skills. Could you reprint that recipe for me and probably many others who love good biscuits?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 06/28/2017 1:42 a.m.

Happy birthday. It may seem like the consequences of one direction or the other will alter life drastically. Don't let this paralyze you. The reality is that you'll come out smiling either way. Lighten up and choose. Companionship is rich, though September calls for a solo mission. Professional breakthroughs happen in January and June.

On Christianity

posted: 06/28/2017 1:42 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: If you were to ask me what I believe about God, I'd probably have to say that I'm an atheist. I know some atheists are very belligerent and aren't open to believing in God, but I'm not like that. Can you give me any reason to believe in God?

Super Quiz: Chemicals

posted: 06/28/2017 1:42 a.m.

1. Sodium chloride

Benton County officials endorse raises, job changes

posted: 06/28/2017 1:07 a.m.

Benton County officials endorsed a number of requests for raises, new job descriptions and departmental reorganizations Tuesday, saying the higher pay will be offset by cuts in other areas.

Additional downtown Springdale work approved

posted: 06/28/2017 1:06 a.m.

More improvements will be added to a downtown streetscape project underway.

ACLU files suit over Rogers, Fort Smith ordinances

posted: 06/28/2017 1:05 a.m.

The City Council approved a rezoning item and tabled two others at its meeting, but the news concerned the ACLU of Arkansas filing a federal lawsuit against the Rogers Police Department and the city's solicitation ordinance.

Smith to leave Bentonville City Council

posted: 06/28/2017 1:05 a.m.

Residents in Ward 3 who would consider serving on City Council should polish their resumes as James Smith will soon leave the position.

Fayetteville football star's Centerton lawsuit moved to federal court

posted: 06/28/2017 1:04 a.m.

A former high school football player's lawsuit against Centerton police over his arrest has been moved to U.S. District Court because it contains constitutional claims.

Centerton man accused of sexually abusing two girls

posted: 06/28/2017 1:03 a.m.

A Centerton man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of rape, first-degree sexual assault and possession of a controlled substance, all felonies.

Interstate closings on tap in Bentonville

posted: 06/28/2017 1:02 a.m.

Crews placing bridge beams over Interstate 49 will require closing all lanes for multiple 15-minute periods Thursday night in Bentonville.

Police say Springdale woman helped boyfriend beat up dad

posted: 06/28/2017 1:01 a.m.

Jacob Boivin, 32, of Fayetteville and Dustye Stamps, 34, of Springdale were arrested Monday in connection with aggravated robbery, aggravated residential burglary, kidnapping and battery.

Football: Former Fayetteville stars find new home in Missouri

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.

Scores of Fayetteville High School football players have signed to play football for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but three from the same class is a rarity.

Getting it straight

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.

Ziona Spencer, 4, and her brother, Godking Spencer, 5, were featured in a photograph in Friday’s edition eating lunch at the Morgan Manor apartment complex in Fayetteville. Assisting them in the photograph is Karen Beasley, a caregiver. The children’s names and their relationship to Beasley were incorrect in the caption.

Football: Byers finds 'right fit' at Mizzou

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.

Akial Byers' straight-ahead rush to the quarterback is nothing like the circuitous route he took to college.

Education notebook

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.

State math event announces victors

Divorces granted

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.

The following divorces granted were recorded in the circuit clerk’s office from June 15-21.


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Benton County restaurant inspections

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. All reports are from regular food service inspections unless otherwise noted. 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.

Sports Brief

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.


Public Meetings

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.


St. Lucie prepares for Tebow-mania

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.

Tim Tebow knows he can still improve on everything.

DEAR ABBY: Hospital patient receives surprise anatomy lesson

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: I recently had to spend a night in the hospital following minor surgery. One of the female techs taking care of me leaned over me to straighten out the bedding and I could see "everything" when the top of her scrubs fell open.

Cabrera, Martinez pilot Tigers past Kansas City

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.

DETROIT — J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera homered and Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Hog Calls: Once a Hog, always a Hog in track

posted: 06/28/2017 1 a.m.

Of the 11 qualified with University of Arkansas, Fayetteville ties, only one will officially compete actively as a Razorback at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Tuesday, June 27

Police identify bodies found in Arkansas home; investigation continues into possible murder-suicide

posted: 06/27/2017 6:16 p.m.

Police on Tuesday identified the man and woman found dead in an Arkansas home last week.

Teen pleads guilty in shooting deaths of central Arkansas couple, gets 15 years

posted: 06/27/2017 5:05 p.m.

Anastasia Roberts, one of four people charged in the July 2015 shooting deaths of a Conway couple, has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and theft by receiving.

PHOTOS: 7-year-old hurt in Little Rock drive-by shooting, police say

updated: 06/27/2017 5:37 p.m.

A 7-year-old was injured in a shooting in Little Rock on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

2 Arkansans arrested on kidnapping, burglary charges after injured person found

posted: 06/27/2017 4:15 p.m.

Two people have been arrested in connection with a robbery that left someone injured in Northwest Arkansas, police said.

Sheriff: Altercation over dead raccoon led to shooting that injured man

posted: 06/27/2017 4:03 p.m.

ALLYN, Wash. — Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state.

The Recruiting Guy: Bohanon at Stoerner camp, planning visits, narrowing list

posted: 06/27/2017 3:37 p.m.

Earle quarterback Gerry Bohanon is one of the more highly-touted prospects in the nation at his position, but he continues to work on his craft.

PHOTOS: Deer breaks into, damages Arkansas church

posted: 06/27/2017 2:53 p.m.

Members of one Arkansas church are scrubbing the floors and sweeping away shards of broken glass Tuesday afternoon after a break-in by an unusual intruder: a deer.

REALITY TV: 15 Arkansans who competed on 'The Bachelor,' 'The Voice,' 'American Idol,' 'Big Brother' + more

posted: 06/27/2017 2:43 p.m.

REALITY TV: 14 Arkansans who competed on 'The Bachelor,' 'The Voice,' 'American Idol,' 'Big Brother' + more

Arkansan accused of raping 15-year-old, forcing her to do cocaine pleads not guilty

posted: 06/27/2017 2:33 p.m.

An Arkansas man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl, forcing her to use cocaine at gunpoint and sexually assaulting another teen pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday,

Big delivery: Mom gives birth to 14-pound son

posted: 06/27/2017 2:22 p.m.

LEXINGTON, S.C. — A South Carolina couple is looking for some bigger baby clothes after their son was born at a whopping 14.4 pounds.

Ex-home care nurse gets 25 years in death of 84-year-old Arkansas man

posted: 06/27/2017 1:56 p.m.

PINE BLUFF — A Pine Bluff woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to causing the 2015 death of an elderly man.

Intruder tried to saw into safe of west Little Rock fast-food restaurant, police say

posted: 06/27/2017 1:19 p.m.

A burglar smashed into a fast-food restaurant in west Little Rock and then tried unsuccessfully to get into the safe, authorities said.

Reward up to $50,000 for information in case of Little Rock woman missing since 2015

updated: 06/27/2017 3:53 p.m.

A reward of $50,000 is now being offered for information in the disappearance of Ebby Steppach, who was reported missing in Little Rock nearly two years ago.

80-year-old woman attacked by rabid bobcat in garden

posted: 06/27/2017 12:41 p.m.

SUNAPEE, N.H. — An 80-year-old New Hampshire woman fought off a rabid bobcat with the help of her two dogs and her gardening sickle.

Spokesman: Lockdown lifted at Alabama military post; authorities still investigating

updated: 06/27/2017 1 p.m.

A lockdown has been lifted at an Alabama military installation, though officials say they are still investigating a possible active shooter incident there.

Man accused of driving car onto university basketball court, causing $100,000 in damage

posted: 06/27/2017 11:56 a.m.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A 23-year-old man has been arrested after smashing through two gates and driving onto the basketball court at the University of Missouri over the weekend, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage, police say.

Family: The worst thing that could possibly happen to a parent

posted: 06/27/2017 11:54 a.m.

While many hospitals match parents of newly diagnosed patients with parents whose children have been cured, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis has a program that matches parents of children whose cases are terminal with other mothers and fathers whose children didn’t survive.

Food: Potluck salads

posted: 06/27/2017 11:53 a.m.

Summer is the season of potlucks and cookouts.

VIDEO: Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote until after July 4 recess

updated: 06/27/2017 1:18 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by GOP opposition that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debating the legislation, two sources said Tuesday.

Store in downtown Little Rock high-rise building robbed of cash, police say

posted: 06/27/2017 11:34 a.m.

A downtown Little Rock store, housed in the first floor of a high-rise building, was robbed of cash Tuesday morning, police said.

Midtown Billiards in Little Rock delays grand reopening; new date unclear

posted: 06/27/2017 11:22 a.m.

Midtown Billiards has delayed its reopening once again.

Body found in Wal-Mart bathroom 3 days after woman was seen

updated: 06/27/2017 2:18 p.m.

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — A woman's body was found in a restroom at a northeast Oklahoma Wal-Mart three days after she was seen on store video entering the room.

New cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe

posted: 06/27/2017 10:38 a.m.

PARIS — A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.

Arkansas man arrested with nearly 1 pound of methamphetamine at hotel in Little Rock, police say

posted: 06/27/2017 10:36 a.m.

Pulaski County police officers approached Zachary Berry Tuesday morning after finding him at a hotel on S University Street in Little Rock.A 35-year-old Arkansas man was found to have nearly a pound of methamphetamine after police arrested him at a Little Rock hotel, authorities said.

Pentagon: 'Active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

posted: 06/27/2017 10:35 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Tuesday said it detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House statement hours earlier that the Syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack.

Arkansas panel OKs raises for officials, exempts lieutenant governor

updated: 06/27/2017 12:46 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas panel Tuesday approved a 2 percent raise for the state's top elected officials but excluded the lieutenant governor after he said he didn't want the bump in pay.

Police: Arkansas woman leads officers on high-speed chase after robbery; 'suicide by cop' threatened, family member says

posted: 06/27/2017 9:59 a.m.

A 31-year-old Jacksonville woman flashed an apparent weapon at two central Arkansas businesses before leading authorities on a high-speed chase and later emerging from her vehicle with a gun pointed at her head, police said.

PHOTOS: Driver killed in fiery truck wreck identified; part of Arkansas interstate remains shut

updated: 06/27/2017 6:04 p.m.

Authorities have identified the driver who died after his 18-wheeler struck a beam of an overpass on Interstate 555 and caught fire earlier on Tuesday.

The Recruiting Guy: Bumper's choice thrills his family

posted: 06/27/2017 9:06 a.m.

Jeff Pool, the father of Arkansas Razorbacks linebacker commitment Bumper Pool, had a hard time hiding his love of the Hogs during his son's recruiting process.

The Recruiting Guy: Hogs notice Mississippi LB at Mega Camp

posted: 06/27/2017 9 a.m.

Satellite camps have helped junior linebacker Eddie Robinson III get noticed by several schools this summer, and Arkansas is one them.

Evicted Little Rock woman threatens landlord, 4 others with 'rusty machete,' police say

posted: 06/27/2017 8:34 a.m.

A 38-year-old Little Rock woman who had been evicted from her residence is accused of threatening a landlord and four other people with a "rusty machete," authorities said.

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Ten Commandments monument installed on state Capitol grounds

updated: 06/27/2017 10:48 a.m.

A stone Ten Commandments monument was affixed in its home on state Capitol grounds Tuesday morning after a years-long debate regarding its fitness for public property.

Police identify driver killed when vehicle drifted off I-630, flipped in trees

updated: 06/27/2017 1:02 p.m.

One person was killed in a wreck Tuesday morning on Interstate 630 in Little Rock.

Would refuse 2% raise, Griffin, Martin declare; they’re alone among 7 top officers

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Secretary of State Mark Martin are the only two of the state's seven constitutional officers saying they'll decline to accept a 2 percent pay raise if a state commission that sets salaries of state elected officials grants the increase.

Police tipped off as Arkansas escapee visited mom; police trying to learn where he hid for 32 years

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

A prison escapee who had been on the lam for 32 years was visiting his elderly mother in Springdale when police got a tip that he was there.

Vote on 65-mile trail connecting Little Rock, Hot Springs set today

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

Pulaski County Quorum Court will take the first vote today towards a project that would construct a hike-and-bike trail connecting Little Rock and Hot Springs.

List same-sex couples’ names on birth certificates, U.S. high court says in reversing Arkansas justices

updated: 06/27/2017 3:15 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Gay couples who are married are entitled to have both their names listed on their child's birth certificate, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Suspect in fatal Little Rock shooting planned robbery, police say

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

A former employee is accused of setting up a robbery at a detail shop last November that led to a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded, according to an affidavit obtained Monday.

CBO: Insured fall 22 million in Senate bill

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- The Senate bill to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026, a figure that is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured that the House version would create, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday.

Motorcyclist, 72, dies in 2-vehicle crash in central Arkansas

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 72-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash over the weekend in central Arkansas, police said.

Law firm hired by state unit; federal inquiry prompted move

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Bureau of Legislative Research has hired the law firm of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard to represent the bureau in connection with a federal investigation and to help it deal with requests for state lawmakers' records.

In part, justices allow travel ban

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to allow a limited version of President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect. The court said it will consider in the fall the president's broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raises issues of national security and religious discrimination.

OPINION: MIKE MASTERSON: Waldron next to fall in Wal-Mart closures

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

I occasionally tease Wal-Mart because, well, it's just so darn easy to point out the Martian adventures amid the aisles.

Schools readied for talks on sales; Little Rock group hopes to save 2 facilities

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock School District leaders remain open to ideas for use of the vacant Franklin and Woodruff schools but will also begin negotiations with at least two organizations that sent in plans earlier this year.

The TV Column: Another Arkansan getting a shot on Big Brother

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

Big Brother is back, Arkansas! It's our No. 1 all-time favorite summer guilty pleasure.

Swimmer, 32, drowns in Arkansas

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

LAKE CITY -- Authorities say a 32-year-old man has drowned Sunday in northeastern Arkansas.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Transcend the national

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

We covered a lot of ground Saturday when the small group that is the state Democratic Party's executive committee invited me to drop by and lend a grizzled perspective.

Hearing set on request to halt 4 Arkansas abortion laws

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

A federal judge on Monday set a July 13 hearing to consider two groups' request that she temporarily halt the enforcement of four new Arkansas abortion laws.

A Quarter Century of Hogs in the SEC: 2000 Cotton Bowl win over Longhorns

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas Razorbacks Coach Houston Nutt already was nervous about playing Texas in the Cotton Bowl.

OPINION : PHILIP MARTIN: Where's the ranger when

posted: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

I know a little about golf.

U.S. to flag China on trafficking

posted: 06/27/2017 4 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's administration is poised to declare China among the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world's most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria.

House panel chief pushes a $696B defense budget

updated: 06/27/2017 3:10 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Declaring the U.S. military in dire need of rebuilding, an influential House committee chairman pressed his case Monday for $696 billion defense budget in 2018 -- more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Now 75 high-rises fail U.K. safety test

updated: 06/27/2017 3:09 a.m.

LONDON -- When a short-circuiting fridge transformed London's 24-story Grenfell Tower from a home for hundreds to a charred ruin, officials described it as a horrific anomaly -- an "unprecedented" blaze, in the words of the city's fire commissioner, the likes of which had not been seen in modern Britain.

U.S. warns Assad chemical strike to be costly

posted: 06/27/2017 3:07 a.m.

The White House issued a warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night, pledging that his regime would pay a "heavy price" if it carried out another chemical attack this year.

Swede held 6 years free of Mali jihadis

posted: 06/27/2017 3:06 a.m.

BAMAKO, Mali — A Swedish man kidnapped by Islamic militants in northern Mali nearly six years ago has been released from captivity, the Swedish government confirmed Monday.

Justices refuse gun-carrying case

updated: 06/26/2017 3:05 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a California law that places strict limits on carrying guns in public.

Trump, India's Modi hug, talk up ties

posted: 06/27/2017 3:03 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Hugging outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded an increasingly close strategic partnership as the U.S. branded a top militant from neighboring Pakistan as a "global terrorist."

Texas migrant law illegal, a burden, cities argue

posted: 06/27/2017 3:03 a.m.

SAN ANTONIO -- Lawyers for Texas cities fighting the state's tough new immigration law argued Monday that it would force local law enforcement to help federal officials carry out mass deportations.

Marines on familiar Afghan turf

updated: 06/27/2017 3:02 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- In Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that President Donald Trump's administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand American forces.

Ex-Sheriff Arpaio on trial in Arizona

posted: 06/27/2017 3:02 a.m.

PHOENIX — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted illegal aliens, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Hispanics.

U.K.'s Tories secure coalition to govern

updated: 06/27/2017 3:01 a.m.

LONDON -- The United Kingdom's Conservatives signed a deal Monday with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party that will allow Prime Minister Theresa May to govern after losing her majority in a general election this month.

Criminal charge filed on Brazil's leader

posted: 06/27/2017 2:59 a.m.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's attorney general formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption on Monday, making him the first sitting president in Latin America's largest nation to face criminal charges.

Ruling gives boost to church rights

updated: 06/27/2017 2:58 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court fortified the legal rights of churches, ruling that Missouri officials violated the Constitution by excluding a religious preschool and day care center from a program that pays for new playground surfaces.

College students' debt forgiveness slows

posted: 06/27/2017 2:57 a.m.

BOSTON -- Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

The World in Brief

updated: 06/27/2017 2:55 a.m.

Death toll from tanker fire rises to 157

The nation in brief

updated: 06/27/2017 2:54 a.m.

Man convicted in 2-year-old's slaying

Names and faces

updated: 06/27/2017 2:53 a.m.

Remy Ma ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce.

In the news

updated: 06/27/2017 2:52 a.m.

Michael Diebold, 39, police chief in Leechburg, Pa., who runs an off-duty fireworks business and is licensed to handle them, lost part of an arm when a shell exploded as he lit it, sending him to a hospital where, his mother said, he's in stable condition and in good spirits.

Prison board OKs plan for parole, probation violators

posted: 06/27/2017 2:46 a.m.

The Arkansas Board of Corrections decided Monday where to send some parole and probation violators under criminal justice changes approved this year by the Legislature.

Drain pipe work gets NLR's OK to proceed

posted: 06/27/2017 2:45 a.m.

Missing Mayor Joe Smith and three aldermen Monday evening, the North Little Rock City Council took the unusual action to move forward with an emergency drainage repair project without having enough votes to formally approve its funding.

First 13 students from China pact to arrive at UA

posted: 06/27/2017 2:44 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A program once anticipated to draw as many as 100 Chinese undergraduate students yearly to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will have 13 students on campus in August, a UA faculty member said.

School Board stalls trash vote

posted: 06/27/2017 2:44 a.m.

FORT SMITH -- An attorney told the Fort Smith School Board on Monday that the school district should not accept a bid to hire Fort Smith for its sanitation services because the city was not providing a recycling service when it submitted its bid.

1943 rocket found at air base blasted

posted: 06/27/2017 2:42 a.m.

Bomb technicians used explosives to dispose of an unexploded rocket from World War II after the anti-tank munition was found at the Little Rock Air Force Base on Monday.

Other days

updated: 06/27/2017 2:41 a.m.

100 years ago June 27, 1917

Daily Record

posted: 06/27/2017 2:41 a.m.

Marriage Licenses

Police beat

posted: 06/27/2017 2:40 a.m.

Passenger stealscar, LR man says

OPINION — Editorial : Ignorance in action

posted: 06/27/2017 2:39 a.m.

The state's Department of Human Services has awakened to how inhumane some state-certified and state-financed services can be. The wake-up call came when a 5-year-old named Christopher Gardner, rest his soul, was left to die after being abandoned for eight hours aboard a hot van belonging to Ascent Acquisition Corp. of West Memphis. Or so say the police, though a final verdict should properly be left to the law, which still grinds slow but exceeding fine.

OPINION — Editorial: Jon Zieske

posted: 06/27/2017 2:37 a.m.

One key measure of a man's life is how much he cares for other people. By this measurement, Jon Zieske was at the very top of the yardstick.

OPINION — Editorial: Doubled up

posted: 06/27/2017 2:36 a.m.

In a preview of what a Republican-dominated Congress may have in mind for the whole country, this state's Department of Human Services has dropped more than 10,000 recipients of Medicaid benefits from the rolls because they've been double-billing their insurance premiums to more than one state. That old line about saving money for the government, i.e., You the People, by eliminating waste, fraud and abuse, turns out to be more than an old line. It's all too relevant when it comes to Medicaid payments.

OPINION: The impossible job

posted: 06/27/2017 2:35 a.m.

Since the Washington Post reported on June 13 that President Donald Trump called House Republicans' health-care plan "mean," Sean Spicer and the White House communications team have resolutely refused to confirm that Trump said any such thing.


posted: 06/27/2017 2:32 a.m.

Yep, here we go again

Triple-double king takes MVP throne

posted: 06/27/2017 2:29 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA.

Florida goes 1 up; LSU not giving in

posted: 06/27/2017 2:28 a.m.

OMAHA, Neb. -- Florida got a dominant performance from Brady Singer, a big defensive play when LSU was threatening and just enough offense.

ARKANSAS BASKETBALL: Gafford, Garland hit court

posted: 06/27/2017 2:26 a.m.

Arkansas Razorbacks freshman basketball players Daniel Gafford and Khalil Garland have been medically cleared and are participating in summer workouts with the team, Coach Mike Anderson said Monday.

Like it is: Hogs gave Horns a beating to remember

posted: 06/27/2017 2:23 a.m.

It was a magical day in the kingdom known as the Cotton Bowl.

Commentary: Let Serena's feats define her greatness

posted: 06/27/2017 2:22 a.m.

Why does a woman have to beat a man in order to be considered the best player in her sport?

TRACK AND FIELD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Current, former Razorbacks dot national rosters

posted: 06/27/2017 2:21 a.m.

The Arkansas Razorbacks track and field program will be well represented at the World Championships Aug. 5-13 in London.

Grichuk in groove since return from minors

posted: 06/27/2017 2:19 a.m.

ST. LOUIS -- Randal Grichuk looks good since his return from Class AAA. So does the St. Louis lineup.

MLB notes

posted: 06/27/2017 2:18 a.m.

Hechavarria traded to Tampa

Travs' Curtis regaining the big-league swagger

posted: 06/27/2017 2:17 a.m.

Zac Curtis says he plans to play golf this morning, somewhere within a short drive of Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas, where the left-handed reliever and five other Arkansas Travelers will suit up tonight for the Texas League All-Star Game's North Division.

Russell: Moved on from LA

posted: 06/27/2017 2:16 a.m.

NEW YORK -- D'Angelo Russell wasn't only traded, he was insulted on the way out the door.

State sports briefs

posted: 06/27/2017 2:13 a.m.


25 for 25: Your say

posted: 06/27/2017 2:13 a.m.

Fifteen panelists for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette voted on the top 25 most memorable football games for the Arkansas Razorbacks since they moved to the SEC for the 1992 season. More than 80 games were considered. Over the next two months, our writers will count down from No. 25 to No. 1, providing insight into what made these games special, for better or worse. We also want to hear from our readers. Below are the 25 games that made the countdown, with the games that have not been revealed listed in chronological order. Please mail or email us your rankings 1-25. Your No. 1 game will receive 25 points, No. 2 will receive 24 points and so on. Also, write us a couple of sentences on some or all of the games. If we get enough, we will run selected responses when we unveil the readers’ choice list at the end of our countdown. Include your name and phone number so we can verify the comments if we choose to publish them. Send mail submissions to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Attn. Jason Yates/Sports, 121 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201. Or email or go to

Off the wire

posted: 06/27/2017 2:12 a.m.

Kiwis capture America's Cup

Second Thoughts: Not pretty enough, says UFC fighter

posted: 06/27/2017 2:10 a.m.

Felice Herrig turned pro nearly a decade ago. She's fought for a host of major promotions. But as a 32-year-old, she wonders if some opportunities are now out of reach.

Amazon hiring in Wal-Mart country

posted: 06/27/2017 2 a.m. is looking for tech workers in the heart of Wal-Mart country.

11 state airports get FAA $5.5M

posted: 06/27/2017 1:59 a.m.

Paving widened shoulders and upgrading lighting for one of the two commercial service runways at the state's largest airport is among $5.5 million worth of state airport improvement grants the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded, the the Arkansas congressional delegation announced Monday.

Air bag costs fall to automakers

posted: 06/27/2017 1:58 a.m.

Carmakers are making plans to shoulder the bulk of the costs of replacing the estimated 100 million defective air bags made by Takata Corp. after the company filed for the biggest postwar bankruptcy by a Japanese manufacturer.

Shkreli's notoriety reduces jury pool

posted: 06/27/2017 1:58 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Several potential jurors at the federal securities fraud trial of Martin Shkreli were excused on Monday after telling the judge they couldn't be impartial toward the former pharmaceutical chief executive because of his notoriety for raising the cost of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent.

Mining on rise for coal's 3 biggest users

posted: 06/27/2017 1:56 a.m.

BEIJING -- The world's biggest coal users -- China, the United States and India -- have increased coal mining in 2017, in a departure from last year's record global decline and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.

BMW unveils SUV revamp, plans to add jobs at S.C. plant

posted: 06/27/2017 1:56 a.m.

BMW AG is bolstering its defense against Donald Trump's trade tiff with Germany, increasing its investment and employment in the U.S. and even inviting the president to join the party.

MARKET REPORT: Stocks move higher; oil recovers

posted: 06/27/2017 1:55 a.m.

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Monday, snapping a four-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average on a day of largely listless trading.

Seattle's $15 wage axes jobs, study says

posted: 06/27/2017 1:54 a.m.

SEATTLE -- Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another study published last week.

Dam replica aids in California spillway repairs

posted: 06/27/2017 1:54 a.m.

LOGAN, Utah -- Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel -- trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S. for a spillway torn apart in February during heavy rains.

Business news in brief

posted: 06/27/2017 1:53 a.m.

Orders for durable factory goods slump

News in brief

posted: 06/27/2017 1:52 a.m.

Stephens lowers its outlook for Simmons

Hot stuff!

posted: 06/27/2017 1:52 a.m.

July is the sizzling month when somebody sets off a firecracker under the calendar, and everything goes flying quick-bang into the air: skyrockets, flying saucers, ice cream cones, ants and watermelons. Beware of falling watermelons.


posted: 06/27/2017 1:49 a.m.

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Only rookies give a wine cork a sniff

posted: 06/27/2017 1:48 a.m.

We love to smell things, those of us who land on the wine and food spectrum somewhere between "Interested In" and "Obsessed With." Smelling is a huge part of our pastime. Just about everybody gives wine a sniff, and lots of others have no problem lowering their faces above recently-set-down dishes of food as they click through the sensory checklist: view, smell, taste, emote.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Keo a time capsule from cotton era

posted: 06/27/2017 1:47 a.m.

KEO -- One purpose of history is to provide figurative time travel back to pasts that have vanished or faded, even if their heydays weren't all that long ago.

LISTEN UP: Melodrama shows Lorde still outsider

posted: 06/27/2017 1:47 a.m.

B+ Lorde Melodrama

GLOW to return, minus original cast

posted: 06/27/2017 1:46 a.m.

LOS ANGELES -- The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (aka GLOW) have endured kicks to the head, knees to the groin, body slams, insults, rivalries, ridicule and spangly neon unitards. Now, they face what may be their toughest challenge yet: a new Netflix series based on them.

Super Quiz: Compound words

posted: 06/27/2017 1:44 a.m.

1. Dwelling + ship

Helpful Hints

posted: 06/27/2017 1:43 a.m.

DEAR HELOISE: I recently bought a car. Do I have to take it to the dealer for service? They seem a lot more expensive.

Tell Me About It: Put big, firm 'No' on texts, calls from friend's hubby

posted: 06/27/2017 1:43 a.m.

DEAR CAROLYN: I recently reconnected with a very good friend from college. She has worked hard to bring our whole gang of college friends together and it has been fun ... except, her husband has started to annoy me. He messages me every single day wanting to know how my day went, whether I had dinner and lunch. He finds some flimsy excuse, like wanting my professional opinion on something.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 06/27/2017 1:42 a.m.

Happy birthday. Consciousness is among the greatest mysteries of the material world. You'll wrestle philosophies and science, coming up with your own way of viewing your existence -- a way that leaves open windows of possibility. Love will lead to business, and business will lead to love. August, November and May are financial highs.

On Christianity

posted: 06/27/2017 1:42 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My nephew was only 3 months old when he died recently. Is he an angel now, like some people say? I hope so, because that would really comfort us. It's been very hard.

NWA Fishing Report

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

BEAVER LAKE Catfish can be caught with limb lines, trotlines, jug lines or rod and reel on any kind of catfish bait.

Good fishing makes great stories

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

Editor's note: Joy Long of Fayetteville is the winner of the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest. Her story, along with other entries from the contest, are published below.

Bella Vista moves closer to district court

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

BELLA VISTA -- The City Council took additional steps to establish a district court branch during its meeting Monday.

Springdale woman leads police on high-speed chase

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- A woman with a 15-year-old passenger led police on a high-speed car chase through downtown late Saturday night, police said.

Man found dead in White River in Fayetteville

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Police are investigating the death of a man found in the White River on Sunday night.

Singer Ks 12, Gators go 1 up on SEC rival

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

OMAHA, Neb. -- Brady Singer struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings, Jonathan India doubled in two runs, and Florida beat LSU 4-3 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Monday night.


posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

Deborah Dubois, 22, of 12849 Patton Road in Farmington was arrested Sunday in connection with aggravated assault on a correctional facility officer. Dubois was being held Monday in the Washington County Detention Center with a $1,500 bond.

Accused Fayetteville killer wants statements tossed

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A man charged along with several others with killing his wife at their home is asking a judge to suppress statements he made to police.

Fayetteville Planning Commissioners table Housing Authority plan

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Planning Commission on Monday tabled for two weeks the development plan to expand Morgan Manor that would have about 100 residents living in public housing at Willow Heights move there.

DEAR ABBY: Widower finds companionship, but isn't ready for romance

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: My wife died of cancer four years ago. She was my best friend, and the pain of losing her was more than I could cope with. I was in a fog for about two years, just going through the motions. Eventually the fear of spending the next 20 to 30 years alone drove me to try internet dating. I met some nice women and some very strange ones, but nothing came of it.

Rogers man accused of robbing, beating grandmother

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers man who claimed he needed money to pay back drug debts robbed and pistol-whipped his grandmother last month, according to court documents.

American chestnut restoration efforts show progress

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

The first of multiple unsuccessful efforts to restore the American chestnut tree began in the 1920s, barely two decades after an invasive fungus decimated the tree.

Siloam Springs hosts second library park workshop

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Residents got a look at what improvements around the library park may look like, as landscape architects and the city hosted a second workshop on the park plan Thursday.

THE FLIP SIDE: Finalist wins by a whisker, basks in fish story fame

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

A big round of applause today for Joy Long of Fayetteville, winner of the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest.

Public Meetings

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

Today 4:30 p.m. Fayetteville City Council -- Room 326, City Hall, 113 W. Mountain St.


posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

Marsh wins fishing tournament

The Freeze off and running

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

ATLANTA -- When Atlanta Braves grounds crew member Nigel Talton was asked during the offseason whether he wanted to race fans as part of an in-game promotion, he had no idea it was the start of something special.

Section of Eighth Street in Bentonville to close for weeks

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Southeast Eighth Street will be closed between Southeast J and Southeast P streets for utility upgrades, which include new water and sewage lines.

Agency hopes to expand quail initiative

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hopes more money is on its way to bolster the agency's quail initiative.

Collins hopes Millsap stays

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

ATLANTA -- John Collins has used Hawks star Paul Millsap's versatile game as a model for the player he hopes to become with Atlanta.

Gentry man sentenced to 30 years in prison

posted: 06/27/2017 1 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A Gentry man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for possessing child pornography.

Monday, June 26

Arkansas teen accused of shooting vehicle with pellet gun, breaking friend's jaw

updated: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

An Arkansas man is accused of shooting at a vehicle with a pellet gun and punching his friend several times last month, leaving the teen with a broken jaw.

PHOTOS: Miss America Savvy Shields speaks at meeting of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's cabinet

posted: 06/26/2017 5:42 p.m.

Before government leaders in her home state of Arkansas on Monday, Miss America Savvy Shields described her year-long journey representing the scholarship pageant.

Police: Cold chicken complaint led to attack on restaurant owner, teen daughter

updated: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

BAXLEY, Ga. — Police say they are looking for a couple who were caught on surveillance video attacking the owner of restaurant and her 15-year-old daughter because they said their chicken was cold.

VIDEO: Explosives used to dispose of WWII rocket found at Little Rock Air Force Base

updated: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

Bomb technicians used explosives to dispose of an unexploded rocket from WWII after the anti-tank munition was found at the Little Rock Air Force Base on Monday.

Water park's owners apologize after 11 children burned

posted: 06/26/2017 3:50 p.m.

PORTER, Ind. — A company that operates a northwestern Indiana water park authorities closed after 11 children suffered chemical burns says it's "profoundly sorry" for the injuries and hopes to pass a county health inspection so that it can reopen in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

PHOTO: 20-pound live lobster found in luggage at airport

updated: 06/27/2017 10:33 a.m.

BOSTON — The Transportation Security Administration says a roughly 20-pound live lobster was spotted in a person's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Police: At hospital, 6-year-old Arkansas girl found with drugs in system

updated: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 6-year-old girl was found with drugs in her system after being taken to an Arkansas hospital for abnormal behavior, police said.

PHOTO: 23.4 pounds of marijuana found in pickup after 2 arrested in Arkansas

posted: 06/26/2017 2:30 p.m.

Authorities found more than 23 pounds of marijuana in a pickup after it was stopped over the weekend in northeast Arkansas, the Clay County sheriff's office said in a statement.

Arkansas woman arrested in burglary case later threatened to kill victims, sheriff says

posted: 06/26/2017 2:08 p.m.

A 33-year-old Arkansas woman is accused of burglarizing a home and later threatening to kill the victims, authorities said.

CNN retracts story about Trump associate's supposed Russian meeting

posted: 06/26/2017 1:58 p.m.

NEW YORK — CNN wasn't saying Monday what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.

Arkansas inmate on lam for 32 years visiting mom when caught, she says

posted: 06/26/2017 1:49 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — The mother of an Arkansas prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades said she has been in contact with her son since soon after his escape and that he was visiting her when he was arrested.

Police: TSA worker caught stealing cash from passenger at airport

posted: 06/26/2017 1:02 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Transportation Security Administration employee at a Florida airport has been fired after police said surveillance video showed him stealing cash.

Police investigating after man's body found in Arkansas river

posted: 06/26/2017 12:58 p.m.

Police are investigating the death of a man who was found over the weekend in a Northwest Arkansas river.

2 more plague cases reported in 1 county

posted: 06/26/2017 12:43 p.m.

SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague.

72-year-old motorcyclist killed in two-vehicle crash in central Arkansas

posted: 06/26/2017 12:36 p.m.

A 72-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash over the weekend in central Arkansas, police said.

Sex case in which student baked bread as penance called off

posted: 06/26/2017 12:01 p.m.

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — The sexual assault trial of a former student from an elite New Hampshire prep school who was encouraged to bake bread for his accuser as an act of weekly "penance" has been called off by the prosecutor.

Style: Hot July calendar!

posted: 06/26/2017 noon

July is the sizzling summer month when somebody sets off a firecracker under the calendar, and everything goes flying quick-bang into the air: skyrockets, flying saucers, ice cream cones, ants and watermelons.

THEN AND NOW: Compare Arkansas prison escapee's 1984 and 2017 mug shots

posted: 06/26/2017 11:55 a.m.

THEN AND NOW: Compare Arkansas prison escapee's 1984 and 2017 mug shots

Police identify man injured in Little Rock shooting

posted: 06/26/2017 11:48 a.m.

Police on Monday released the identity of a 35-year-old Little Rock man who was shot at an apartment complex the day before.

32-year-old man drowns while swimming in Arkansas, sheriff's office says

posted: 06/26/2017 11:45 a.m.

LAKE CITY — Authorities say a 32-year-old man has drowned in northeastern Arkansas.

Jury selection begins in fraud trial of ex-CEO who raised cost of drug 5,000%

posted: 06/26/2017 11:41 a.m.

NEW YORK — Jury selection got underway Monday in the federal securities fraud trial of a former pharmaceutical CEO who was criticized after raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent.

Arkansas man pleads not guilty to robbing, pistol-whipping grandmother

updated: 06/27/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 20-year-old Arkansas man has pleaded not guilty to pistol-whipping his grandmother during a robbery last month, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Monday.

18-year-old sought after shooting at central Arkansas apartment complex injures 1

posted: 06/26/2017 11:30 a.m.

A man is sought after a shooting at an apartment complex in central Arkansas left someone hurt last week, police said.

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

updated: 06/26/2017 4:14 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday.

Arkansas man accused of hitting woman with baseball bat, raping her

posted: 06/26/2017 11:05 a.m.

A 44-year-old man is accused of hitting a woman in the head with a baseball bat and forcing her to perform sexual acts on him in Arkansas.

Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion with wedding cake case

posted: 06/26/2017 10:36 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.

Gunman robs Little Rock store of cash, police say

posted: 06/26/2017 10:09 a.m.

Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a Little Rock business at gunpoint Friday night.

After ordering 'irritating' passenger out of car, Little Rock man shot at, robbed of vehicle, police say

posted: 06/26/2017 9:58 a.m.

A 20-year-old Little Rock man told police he was shot at and robbed of the car he was driving after he told a passenger to get out, authorities said.

High court partly reinstates Trump travel ban; fall arguments set

updated: 06/26/2017 5:58 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, a victory for President Donald Trump.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fire engulfs home west of Little Rock

posted: 06/26/2017 9:28 a.m.

No one was reported hurt after a home in Pulaski County west of Little Rock caught fire Saturday, authorities said.

Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit

updated: 06/26/2017 2:05 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled for same-sex couples who complained an Arkansas birth certificate law discriminated against them.

After 32 years on lam, Arkansas prison escapee jailed

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

An Arkansas inmate who escaped three decades ago from prison was taken into custody Sunday at a residence in the state's northwest, according to a prisons spokesman.

Corps forms plan to plug levee holes in Arkansas

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

Nine sections of the earthen levee along the Black River near Pocahontas, including a 300-yard stretch, remain gouged by last month's flooding, but U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are expected to begin repairing them early next year.

Police: Little Rock man points shotgun at two children, threatens to shoot them

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Little Rock man is accused of pointing a shotgun at two children and threatening to shoot them, according to a police report.

Doubts linger on health care vote this week

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Sunday said he doesn't think Senate Republicans are "that far off" on a health care overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare," signaling that last-minute changes will help the bill win enough support for passage.

Death of Arkansas college student linked to natural causes

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

Respiratory disease caused the death of a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student whose body was found in an on-campus apartment on March 1, according to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory’s chief medical examiner.

Victims of Little Rock drive-by shooting said to be in serious condition

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

Two people injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday night were in serious but stable condition, a Little Rock Police Department spokesman said Sunday.

Little Rock shooting victim wounded in hand

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

A shooting in Little Rock injured a 35-year-old man Sunday, according to a police spokesman.

North Little Rock man jailed in armed holdup

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

North Little Rock police arrested a man accused of pointing a firearm at a victim and taking money and a phone, according to a police report.

Central Arkansas police officer cleared in shooting during low-speed chase

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Sherwood police officer who shot a man during a low-speed chase in December has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case, the Pulaski County prosecutor's office said.

Arkansas man draws life term in home invasion, rape case

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

HOT SPRINGS — A Garland County Circuit Court jury took seven minutes Wednesday to convict a Hot Springs man of rape in a 2013 home invasion case and later sentenced him to life in prison after a one-day trial.

Trump aide says Obama at fault in Russia threat

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- The White House blamed President Barack Obama's administration Sunday for failing to tackle Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, sticking with a new strategy to fault President Donald Trump's predecessor for an issue currently facing the president.

Arkansas colleges look for returns; ex-students who didn't earn degrees get nudge to finish

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

The University of Arkansas System has started the state's first large-scale effort in several years to re-enroll adult learners who have earned some college credits but no degree.

OLD NEWS: 'Girl' flier is proudly claimed as Arkansan

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

Residence in Arkansas comes with an unwritten guarantee: Live here for any amount of time -- nativity not required -- and in return, should you go forth to accomplish something on the national stage, anything, we claim you as one of our own for the rest of your life.

Council faces levy decision in Sherwood; option studied for funding street, drainage upgrades

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

Sherwood City Council members are faced with at least two different proposals for a city sales-tax increase to support bonds to pay for street and drainage improvements.

Oil-tanker blast kills 153 people in Pakistan

posted: 06/26/2017 2:49 a.m.

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan -- An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said.

Israelis keeping prayers divided

posted: 06/26/2017 2:48 a.m.

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli government froze a plan Sunday to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall, a major policy reversal that infuriated the liberal streams of Judaism that represent most Jews in the United States.

Police block pride march in Istanbul

posted: 06/26/2017 2:47 a.m.

ISTANBUL — Turkish police stopped activists from gathering in large numbers for a gay-pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups defied the ban imposed by the governor.

Scandal shadows cadet graduation

posted: 06/26/2017 2:47 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — The chief of the Los Angeles Police Department told graduating cadets on Saturday to “be strong. Be ethically correct. Do the right thing,” after a scandal in the youth program involving allegations of stolen police cars and underage sex.

Air bag maker claims bankruptcy

posted: 06/26/2017 2:46 a.m.

DETROIT -- Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp., facing lawsuits and recall costs, has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States.

Gay pride parades tinged by protests

posted: 06/26/2017 2:43 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Thousands of people lined the streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones.

Tulsa opts for quick fix to city's streetlight grid

posted: 06/26/2017 2:42 a.m.

TULSA. -- For years, residents in this cash-strapped city watched helplessly as thieves gutted 33 miles of streetlight wiring, plunging long stretches of roadway into darkness. The thousands of dollars criminals pocketed at off-the-books salvage yards wreaked millions of dollars in damage.

Democrats to offer plan for economy

posted: 06/26/2017 2:42 a.m.

Democrats have been losing elections by not offering voters a bold economic agenda, and the party plans to change that by releasing a platform within a month that won't be "baby steps," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said.

$200M program aimed for cities to effect policies

posted: 06/26/2017 2:41 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Michael Bloomberg will throw his financial might into helping beleaguered American mayors, creating a $200 million philanthropic program aimed at backing inventive policies at the city level and giving mayors a stronger hand in national politics.

Trump to devote week to energy

posted: 06/26/2017 2:40 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to promote surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events to highlight the country’s growing energy production.

U.K.'s risky-high-rise total hits 60

posted: 06/26/2017 2:39 a.m.

LONDON -- The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

Turkey refuses call to pull out troops

posted: 06/26/2017 2:38 a.m.

ISTANBUL -- Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet."

The nation in brief

updated: 06/26/2017 2:37 a.m.

Ohio websites hacked, show ISIS praise

The world in brief

updated: 06/26/2017 5:03 a.m.

China landslide death toll lowered to 10

Names and faces

updated: 06/26/2017 2:35 a.m.

Britain's famed Glastonbury music festival on Saturday embraced an unlikely headline act: Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

In the news

updated: 06/26/2017 2:35 a.m.

Steve Mnuchin, the U.S. treasury secretary, and actress Louise Linton tied the knot in a Washington, D.C., ceremony officiated by Vice President Mike Pence and attended by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump.

State House leader seeks recruits

posted: 06/26/2017 2:32 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- The new leader of the Democrats in the state House wants converts, but he won't turn away allies if that's what it takes to be effective.

County aims to keep mentally ill out of jail

posted: 06/26/2017 2:30 a.m.

FORT SMITH -- Sebastian County officials are preparing an application, seeking to be approved to set up a crisis stabilization unit where mentally ill people who come into contact with police can be sent to keep them from ending up in jail or prison.

500 youth to attend BB match

posted: 06/26/2017 2:30 a.m.

ROGERS -- Competitors from across the nation are on their way to the 52nd annual Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match.

Crashes kill 2 men on state roadways

posted: 06/26/2017 2:29 a.m.

Two people were killed in traffic crashes in Arkansas on Saturday, according to law enforcement officials.

Education notebook

posted: 06/26/2017 2:26 a.m.

State math event announces victors

Environmental notebook

posted: 06/26/2017 2:26 a.m.

State readies plan to follow haze rule

Other days

updated: 06/26/2017 2:25 a.m.

100 years ago June 26, 1917

OPINION — Editorial : Lil' Kim

posted: 06/26/2017 2:24 a.m.

". . . . North Korea's regime is bizarre in the extreme, a hermit kingdom run by a weird, utterly ruthless and highly erratic god-king. You can't count on Caligula. The regime is savage and cultlike; its people, robotic. Karen Elliott House once noted that while Saddam Hussein's Iraq was a prison, North Korea was an ant colony. Ant colonies do not have good checks and balances."

OPINION: Muslim civil war--and us

posted: 06/26/2017 2:23 a.m.

The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on?

OPINION — Editorial: Appointments continue

posted: 06/26/2017 2:23 a.m.

One of the main reasons why Americans voted for President Trump is that they didn't want a President Clinton II making appointments. Which is why the United States has one of the best Cabinets in recent memory. Somebody said earlier this year that even a President Kasich or President Rubio wouldn't have had the guts to surround himself with Betsy DeVos, Rex Tillerson, James Mattis and Jeff Sessions. And that doesn't even count the judicial appointments who will be around for years after the president has left office.

Dem Party consuming itself

posted: 06/26/2017 2:23 a.m.

President Trump’s chaotic first five months in office have driven his popularity ratings down, leading some Democrats to see Americans as coming around to their way of thinking. But this is a delusion, because their party remains in a deep funk. The same CBS News polling last week that showed Trump’s approval at a new low—36 percent—showed congressional Democrats were even less popular—30 percent. After Republican Karen Handel’s victory in a House special election on Tuesday in the Atlanta suburbs, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, declared, “Our brand is worse than Trump.”

OPINION: Dems lose another one

posted: 06/26/2017 2:22 a.m.

The Democrats' long losing streak continued last week in a Southern suburban district that Donald Trump barely won last fall. The party's great hope for the Georgia seat was a $24 million man whose victory would have likely had a seismic impact on Washington's direction, rattling Republicans in Congress already nervous about the president.

OPINION - Guest writer: Protect the kids

posted: 06/26/2017 2:21 a.m.

I have had the honor and privilege to practice pediatrics for the past 34 years in Little Rock at a pediatric clinic, which is proud to see all patients--those with private insurance, Medicaid and those who are uninsured.

OPINION: Why we fight more

posted: 06/26/2017 2:21 a.m.

There are three major reasons why our politics have become so nasty and even violent--one political, one cultural, and one technological.


posted: 06/26/2017 2:20 a.m.

Can't afford the cuts

SEC, SEC: Florida, LSU face off

posted: 06/26/2017 2:18 a.m.

OMAHA, Neb. -- The matchup for the College World Series finals certainly bolsters the case for those who say the best baseball in the land is played in the SEC.

Spieth, 23, has a blast in playoff

posted: 06/26/2017 2:16 a.m.

CROMWELL, Conn. -- Two-time major champion Jordan Spieth needed an extra hole, a little bit of luck and an amazing final shot to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Travelers Championship.


posted: 06/26/2017 2:14 a.m.

ROGERS -- The field chased So Yeon Ryu on Sunday at Pinnacle Country Club, but no one came close to catching the South Korean.

Sonoma finally good for Harvick

posted: 06/26/2017 2:12 a.m.

SONONA, Calif. -- Kevin Harvick led a 1-2-3 podium sweep for Ford while proving that veteran experience still counts for something in NASCAR.

Watt ready to ease Harrison's burden

posted: 06/26/2017 2:11 a.m.

PITTSBURGH -- James Harrison is one of those rare athletes who has seemingly defeated Father Time.

Texas League: Waldrop's HR powers Traves

posted: 06/26/2017 2:10 a.m.

Kyle Waldrop hit a three-run home run and Nelson Ward had three hits and scored two runs as the Arkansas Travelers defeated the Springfield Cardinals 7-0 on Sunday at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo.

Dodgers continue hot streak, win 10th in a row

posted: 06/26/2017 2:09 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers found a new way to extend their winning streak to 10 games, scoring five runs on four wild pitches to go along with two more home runs from rookie Cody Bellinger in rallying past Colorado 12-6 on Sunday.

Northwest Arkansas Championship: Jutanugarn sisters all in this season

posted: 06/26/2017 2:06 a.m.

ROGERS -- Moriya and Ariya Jutanugarn are known for their success on the golf course and for good reason.

Off the wire

posted: 06/26/2017 2:05 a.m.

Brewers claim Vogt

Second Thoughts: But doesn't he own the golf course?

posted: 06/26/2017 2:03 a.m.

A 30-second video showing President Donald Trump driving a golf cart onto a green at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.H., has sparked quite a debate.

Airbnb plans premium tier to rival hotels

posted: 06/26/2017 2:01 a.m.

Airbnb is close to launching a new service that will match guests with quality-inspected home and apartment rentals.

It's prime time for Whole Foods

posted: 06/26/2017 2 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Seeing Whole Foods products first in Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer's stores with an app that scans affordable fruits and seafood?

St. Louis program promotes earnings potential in sewing

posted: 06/26/2017 1:59 a.m.

ST. LOUIS -- An effort to rebrand sewing as entrepreneurship continues to gain traction, as many insist that skilled workers who perform job duties without a keyboard are making a comeback.

Tech reaches humble work boot

posted: 06/26/2017 1:58 a.m.

PITTSBURGH -- At first glance, there's nothing remarkable about SolePower's latest work boot prototype.

ON COMPUTERS: With Ask My Buddy app, a friend is within the sound of user's voice

posted: 06/26/2017 1:58 a.m.

Ask My Buddy is a free app for sending an alert to everyone you know, without reaching for your phone or computer. It works just by voice on a Windows 10 computer, a Google Home device or the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot. Plenty more like these are coming out soon.

Uncertain times confront grocers

posted: 06/26/2017 1:57 a.m.

Within 10 years, grocery shoppers are expected to see more prepared meals, personalized recommendations and perhaps even an in-house restaurant. What they probably won't see is a random stockpile of food and a long line at the register.

Amazon to start Prime Wardrobe

posted: 06/26/2017 1:56 a.m.

SEATTLE -- For many people, buying clothing online is not worth the hassle of getting a pair of pants or a shirt that does not fit. Many retailers have sought to eliminate that risk by offering free returns on clothing, but now Amazon is going even further.

Drug tests slow macular degeneration

posted: 06/26/2017 1:55 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults -- and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision.

Newest Uber board member has extensive experience guiding startups

posted: 06/26/2017 1:55 a.m.

Uber Technologies Inc.'s new board member, David Trujillo, spearheaded TPG's investments in four startups now valued at more than $5 billion each. After a misstep by his boss, he's taking a seat at one of the biggest -- and most precarious -- of them, whose fate increasingly lies in the hands of its investors.

Business news in brief

posted: 06/26/2017 1:54 a.m.

Google to stop reading Gmail to sell ads

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 06/26/2017 1:54 a.m.

ALMA Matthew Charles Rhodes, 2805 Damask Lane, June 15, 2017, Chapter 7.

Born on the battlefield

posted: 06/26/2017 1:52 a.m.

The high school senior was one of the 22 pedestrians injured May 18 by a man who drove his car through tourists in New York's Times Square, killing a teenager.

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!: The little old man was small-minded

posted: 06/26/2017 1:50 a.m.

I love when I learn things from readers.

Game On

posted: 06/26/2017 1:49 a.m.

Title: Perception

OPPORTUNITIES: Independence Day races, runs, walks cover state

posted: 06/26/2017 1:48 a.m.

Why is today's column talking about the Fourth of July? There's another Monday yet to come before Independence Day. Technically, this column is a week early.

Slim Pickings

posted: 06/26/2017 1:47 a.m.

WHAT: Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles

MASTER CLASS: Sometimes you need to say 'whoa' to subgenres

posted: 06/26/2017 1:45 a.m.

Certain trendy, "edgy," subcategory fitness methods have popped up in the past decade to rock the foundation of traditional programming, a foundation developed through years of empirical research.

Movement clarifies diamonds

posted: 06/26/2017 1:44 a.m.

Q: Will a diamond look the same in a billion years? What happens to these giant carbon molecules over very long periods of time?

Super Quiz: Boat types

posted: 06/26/2017 1:44 a.m.

1. A small, light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle

Helpful Hints

posted: 06/26/2017 1:43 a.m.

DEAR READERS: Today's Sound Off concerns recorded messages that may lead you to believe you're talking to a real person.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 06/26/2017 1:43 a.m.

Happy birthday. The next 10 weeks will build up your confidence. September is your chance at a prize you've wanted since you were a child.

On Christianity

posted: 06/26/2017 1:41 a.m.

DEAR REV.GRAHAM: I've always believed in God, but why do I also need to believe in Jesus? Isn't believing in God enough? I guess I don't understand where Jesus fits into the picture.

Ex-Florida State star Rolle ready to begin med school residency

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Myron Rolle has accomplished many things on and off the field. His biggest ones, though, might still be coming up.

TEXAS LEAGUE: Duenez’s homer leads Naturals past Tulsa

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

TULSA, Okla. — Samir Duenez hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, leading the Northwest Arkansas Naturals to a 2-1 win over the Tulsa Drillers on Sunday.

Public meetings

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

TODAY 5:30 p.m. Fayetteville Planning Commission — Room 219, City Hall, 113 W. Mountain St.

COMMENTARY: SEC excellence extends far beyond gridiron

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

Southeastern Conference alone doesn’t define the SEC acronym.

Restaurant inspections

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. All reports are from regular food service inspections unless otherwise noted. 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.

VIDEO: Strong finish boosts Lewis

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

A loud cheer greeted fan favorite Stacy Lewis as she walked up the elevated No. 18 green Sunday afternoon at Pinnacle Country Club.

DEAR ABBY: Hospice volunteer's woeful tales wear her family down

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: My mother has been a hospice volunteer for six months. I think that's great. The problem is, all she ever talks about anymore is the families and patients she helps. I'm tired of coming home from school or work and hearing about her latest patient's family drama or the details about how they died. My grandmother, who also lives with us, is burned out from it, too.

Ice Cube’s BIG3 hoops league tips off with close games, familiar faces

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

NEW YORK — DeShawn Stevenson nailed the shot, ran toward the sideline and slapped hands with Ice Cube.

Possible heir contests county’s claim to $822,000

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE — Carl John Smith’s $822,000 estate was put into an account destined for county coffers after he died July 20, 2010, and investigators couldn’t find any living relative.

Vote centers to debut in the fall

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

FORT SMITH — Voters in Sebastian County will be able to cast ballots at any polling place in the county beginning with the Sept. 19 school election after the Quorum Court approved the establishment of vote centers.

Marriage licenses

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.


Onward and upward

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

ROGERS — So Yeon Ryu dealt with a final-round collapse at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in 2013 and had to endure a controversial finish in a major win earlier this year.

High court likely to settle juvenile law

posted: 06/26/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE — A Little Rock judge’s ruling a new Arkansas juvenile sentencing law is unconstitutional means the Arkansas Supreme Court will likely have to sort things out, Washington County Prosecutor Matt Durrett said Friday.

Sunday, June 25

Police: Arkansas man, 64, dies when tree falls on vehicle in stormy weather

posted: 06/25/2017 5:03 p.m.

A 64-year-old Arkansas man died when a large tree fell on a passenger traveling in stormy conditions Friday evening, state police said.

Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found

posted: 06/25/2017 2:49 p.m.

MAO COUNTY, China — Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 missing people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.

Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride

posted: 06/25/2017 2:40 p.m.

ISTANBUL — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

posted: 06/25/2017 1:54 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare."

Official: After escaping 3 decades ago, Arkansas inmate captured at residence

updated: 06/25/2017 2:06 p.m.

An Arkansas inmate who escaped three decades ago from prison was taken into custody Sunday at a residence in the state’s northwest, according to a prisons spokesman.

Arkansan killed in head-on collision on North Little Rock road, authorities say

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Pine Bluff resident was killed in a head-on crash early Saturday on a North Little Rock road, according to an accident report.

'Transformers' tops box office but is biggest in China

posted: 06/25/2017 12:24 p.m.

NEW YORK — Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight" scored a franchise-low debut but still easily topped the North American box office with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend.

More than 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

posted: 06/25/2017 11:38 a.m.

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.

Father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

posted: 06/25/2017 11:35 a.m.

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend. "Your son is alive," he said.

Arkansas to accept medical marijuana card applications

posted: 06/25/2017 11:32 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' medical marijuana industry will ramp up in the next week, with the state poised to accept applications from potential patients, growers and distributors.

1 killed, 2 hurt after vehicle crosses centerline on Arkansas highway, state police say

posted: 06/25/2017 11:07 a.m.

A 53-year-old driver was killed and two other people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash Saturday in Craighead County, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Crowd catches teen who fell about 25 feet from park ride; no serious injury

posted: 06/25/2017 10:33 a.m.

A teenager fell about 25 feet from a stopped gondola ride at an amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below to catch her before she hit the ground.

The Recruiting Guy: Reggie Perry's parents make statement about son's commitment

posted: 06/25/2017 9:02 a.m.

The parents of Arkansas basketball commitment Reggie Perry wanted to address recent rumors about his pledge to the Hogs.

PHOTOS: World Championship Rotary Tiller Race in Arkansas

posted: 06/25/2017 8:50 a.m.

PHOTOS: World Championship Rotary Tiller Race in Arkansas

Brits find 34 high-rises fire perils

updated: 06/25/2017 4:33 a.m.

Britain's fire safety crisis expanded Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them "not safe for people to sleep in overnight."

Little Rock drive-by shooting wounds 2 people; 1 victim in very serious condition, police say

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock police were investigating after two people were injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday.

Bielema prepares for latest unknown

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas Razorbacks football Coach Bret Bielema preaches to his players about the importance of living beyond one's comfort zone.

FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY: Unsolved killing of 31-year-old mother in North Little Rock weighs on investigators

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

Most of the homicide cases handled by the North Little Rock Police Department investigations unit contain some sort of pattern that eventually shapes into a reason and sometimes leads to a suspect.

Divide opens within GOP on health bill

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Concerns from moderate GOP senators that their party's health care bill cuts too deeply into Medicaid and would leave the nation's most vulnerable people with no health insurance are shaping up to be a significant obstacle to the measure's passage.

Director of golf at Alotian Club outside Little Rock collapses, dies; Jon Zieske, 48, 'loved life'

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

Jon Zieske was a talented golfer. He competed for years in mini-tours, lower-tier tournaments in which professional golfers fight to progress to the sport's next level, and then the next, and then ultimately the PGA Tour.

Thousands in Arkansas face insurance loss under Senate's bill

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Tens of thousands of Arkansans would lose their health insurance under the Senate version of a Republican health care bill.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: Investors group buys downtown Little Rock building, envisions commercial use

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

Capital Group Investors bought a 25,600-square-foot building on West Markham Street in downtown Little Rock for $700,000 last month.

Arkansas Sportsman: Arkansas angler finally catches Big Al, nets $15,000

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

After six years, somebody finally caught Big Al.

Little Rock district forms Plan B to pay for school projects

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

After last month's voter defeat of a 12.4-mill school tax extension, the Little Rock School District is taking a different and more scaled-back approach to paying for a new high school and for upgrades at other campuses.

Arkansan drowns in Oklahoma lake

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 22-year-old Arkansas resident drowned after going underwater in a swimming area of an Oklahoma lake.

Wal-Mart closing dazes Arkansas town

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

WALDRON -- The sign outside Waldron Drug offers a helping hand to the stunned residents of this small Arkansas town facing the unsettling news that the local Wal-Mart store is closing next month.

PAPER TRAILS: Signing off with a fond look back

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

It's bittersweet, typing my final Paper Trails, a column I've written for nearly 14 years. There is sadness but also much gratitude. I'm thankful this paper's former executive editor, Griffin Smith, saw something in this former reporter and gave me this opportunity.

In Syria, war tide crushing children; Arkansans send hope from afar

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Like many American children, these youngsters ride a bus to and from school. The children are preschoolers, so sometimes their backpacks are almost as big as they are.

Critical Mass: The charms of Chihuly: Glass, sculptural works of Dale Chihuly take over Crystal Bridges

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Beauty is its own brief. It doesn't need to explain itself. All it need do is sate some sensual appetite to earn its right to be here. It doesn't need to mean anything beyond what it makes apparent. It bends the light in a pleasing way? It stirs some inchoate longing? Let it be, child, let it be.

2 men reported killed during Arkansas storm

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

A second person has been reported killed after strong storms moved through the state Friday, authorities said.

HIGH PROFILE: Easter Seals Arkansas CEO Elaine Eubank

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

If Elaine Eubank’s life had a theme, it might be “Life is unexpected.” As she says, “In my life, things don’t always work out the way I’d planned them, and that’s usually a good thing.”

Record-breaking 61 provides Ryu 5-shot cushion at Northwest Arkansas Championship

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

ROGERS -- So Yeon Ryu reached the ninth green Saturday with the 36-hole Northwest Arkansas Championship record all but sealed, even with a 10-foot birdie attempt in her sights.

OPINION- Column One: PAUL GREENBERG: Take me out to the ballgame

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Organ music belongs in great cathedrals. And what better or older American cathedral than a minor-league ballpark like the one in North Little Rock, Ark., with its little retro bandbox of a ballfield? That's where the Arkansas Travelers take on all comers in the AA Texas League to musical accompaniment provided by 29-year-old Trey Trimble, who takes the crowd back to an older, more innocent time.

OPINION: MIKE MASTERSON: It happened again

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Can so many adults really that inattentive and irresponsible?

OPINION: REX NELSON: 'Legislative crack'

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

There was no discussion, no debate. It was done quickly, like swallowing medicine with a bitter aftertaste.

OPINION : JOHN BRUMMETT: A message that connects

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

The state Democratic Party's executive committee invited me Saturday to talk about state politics for 2018. I'd never delivered a pre-emptive eulogy before.

Arkansan on U.S. list for vote-system study

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump, who accused his opponents of rigging the 2016 elections, wants a former Arkansas legislator to help analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the federal voting system.

Little Rock dental office treats veterans, skips bite

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

Darrel Briley had been dealing with tooth pain on and off for several years when he saw a TV ad for Aspen Dental.

Like it is: McFadden deserves spot on Top 50 list

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m.

It was interesting to read and difficult to argue with the magazine's best 50 college football players since Athlon Sports began in 1967.

For India slum dwellers, ruin can arrive anytime

posted: 06/25/2017 4:26 a.m.

Hareram Raut greeted his visitors with an apology: "Sorry there is no place to sit."

First lady settling in at White House, a homebody so far

posted: 06/25/2017 4:20 a.m.

Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly.

Serbia crowd rallies for gay candidate

updated: 06/25/2017 4:19 a.m.

Several dozen Serbian gays and transgender people marched Saturday in Belgrade, hailing the expected election of a first openly gay prime minister as historic for the Balkan country.

When in Rome, stay out of the fountains

posted: 06/25/2017 4:17 a.m.

On a sweltering Monday afternoon, a beautiful day for a swim, Mario Messina noticed some holidaymakers teetering dangerously close to the turquoise waters and sounded five short blasts of his whistle.

CIA chief cites leaker 'worship' as more secrets out

updated: 06/25/2017 4:15 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo said he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.

NFL's Sanders among Koch cheerers as donors network

updated: 06/25/2017 4:12 a.m.

Former National Football League star Deion Sanders defended Charles and David Koch -- conservative industrialists often vilified by Democrats -- as a donor gathering led by the billionaire brothers got under way Saturday in Colorado.

Mayors vow lead role on climate

updated: 06/25/2017 4:09 a.m.

With President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach.

Toll in Pakistan attacks rises

updated: 06/25/2017 4:06 a.m.

The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 67 people on Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan to 85, with several others in critical condition, officials said.

Yemen establishes panel to study torture claims

updated: 06/25/2017 4:05 a.m.

Yemen's internationally recognized government ordered Saturday the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human-rights violations, after reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

15 people found dead in landslide

updated: 06/25/2017 4:02 a.m.

Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but more than 100 more people remained missing.

Arabs say Qatar regime change not goal

updated: 06/25/2017 4 a.m.

A top United Arab Emirates official said Saturday that the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership over allegations it supports extremist ideology, but they are willing to cut ties altogether if it does not agree to their demands.

Syria frees 672 prisoners on eve of holiday

updated: 06/25/2017 3:59 a.m.

The Syrian government on Saturday released hundreds of detainees, including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad, on the eve of a major Muslim holiday.

African leader's yachts, car fleet evidence in trial

posted: 06/25/2017 3:55 a.m.

Even before the corruption trial of Equatorial Guinea's vice president began, there was no shortage of publicity about the lavish lifestyle of Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue.

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge genocide trial nears end

posted: 06/25/2017 3:54 a.m.

The genocide trial of two senior Khmer Rouge leaders concluded its hearings Friday with an angry scolding by the lawyer for one defendant and a humble bow to the victims by the other.

Venezuelan forces at air base repel protesters with tear gas

posted: 06/25/2017 3:54 a.m.

Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas on Saturday before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas, in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital.

Snowpack-measuring goes high-tech

posted: 06/25/2017 3:50 a.m.

Every year for almost half a century, California snow surveyor Pat Armstrong has trekked the rugged Sierra Nevada with three simple tools: a snow core tube, a scale and a notebook.

Washington news in brief

updated: 06/25/2017 3:47 a.m.

Boozman applauds Trump press aide

Texas juries find it hard to impose the death penalty

posted: 06/25/2017 3:46 a.m.

The crimes were heinous, but Dallas County jurors couldn't condemn the convicted killers.

Jordan to abolish rapist-shield clause after victim stabbed for family ‘shame’

posted: 06/25/2017 3:44 a.m.

A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brotherin-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of “family honor.”

India's Modi seeks closer Trump ties with D.C. visit

updated: 06/25/2017 3:43 a.m.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet for the first time with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, part of a two-day "no-frills" visit to the capital that will include little of the pomp of the prime minister's earlier trips during former President Barack Obama's administration.

The World in Brief

updated: 06/25/2017 3:40 a.m.

Philippines military sets 8-hour truce

The nation in brief

updated: 06/25/2017 3:39 a.m.

Concert honors London-slain musician

Names and faces

posted: 06/25/2017 3:37 a.m.

A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper.

TV news shows

posted: 06/25/2017 3:36 a.m.

Lineup of guests for today’s TV news shows:

In the news

updated: 06/25/2017 3:35 a.m.

Sue Beler, a spokesman for the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, confirmed that a sniper from the branch killed an Islamic State fighter in Iraq from a distance of 3,540 meters, almost 2.2 miles, topping the Guinness World Record of 2,474 meters, about 1.5 miles, made by a British sniper in 2009 in Afghanistan.

Verdict in shale lawsuit cuts plaintiffs in 2 others

posted: 06/25/2017 3:22 a.m.

Two class-action lawsuits against Southwestern Energy Co. and three of its subsidiaries can now represent only about 4,400 people after a recent jury verdict in favor of the company in a third class-action lawsuit.

Health bill leaves out islanders, groups say

posted: 06/25/2017 3:11 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas' Pacific Islanders would lose access to government assistance for health coverage under a Senate Republican bill revealed Thursday, an immigration attorney said.

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship: VIDEO: Golf: Ryu running away; Lewis tied for second

posted: 06/25/2017 3 a.m.

ROGERS -- So Yeon Ryu was firmly in contention after Friday's opening round of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, but she spent much of her post-round interview answering questions about Sung Hyun Park.

Tigers hang 2 L's on Beavers (56-6)

posted: 06/25/2017 2:54 a.m.

OMAHA, Neb. -- Nothing LSU encounters in the College World Series championship series will be any more daunting than the task the Tigers had to complete to get there.

Commentary: Magic taking Lonzo under his wing

posted: 06/25/2017 2:49 a.m.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The first son born into a basketball family, Lonzo Ball was bred for stardom. What he knew about Magic Johnson, a superstar who last played in the NBA a year before he was born, came from the stories his father, LaVar, told and what he could glean from the grainy footage of games that replayed on cable television.

Spieth birdies 18th to keep 1-stroke Travelers lead

posted: 06/25/2017 2:49 a.m.

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth continues to play just a little better than anyone else at the Travelers Championship.

The Recruiting Guy: Lightly recruited, Swanson earned his number

posted: 06/25/2017 2:46 a.m.

Former Arkansas and All-SEC center Travis Swanson was one of four NFL linemen helping Bret Bielema for the Trench Hog camp.

Lane shift to slow traffic on U.S. 70

posted: 06/25/2017 2:46 a.m.

Work on U.S. 70 in Saline County will require shifting traffic to newly built lanes this week, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Vargas earns 11th victory as Royals top Blue Jays

posted: 06/25/2017 2:44 a.m.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jason Vargas missed most of last season after having elbow surgery in 2015. This year he is a candidate to be the AL All-Star Game starter.

MLB Notes

posted: 06/25/2017 2:43 a.m.

Perez injures thumb in door

Inmate in PB flees work-release job

posted: 06/25/2017 2:41 a.m.

Authorities were searching Saturday for an inmate who escaped from an Arkansas Department of Correction work release program in Pine Bluff.

Cardinals beat Travelers in 12th

posted: 06/25/2017 2:41 a.m.

Oscar Mercado hit a walk-off single with two outs in the 12th inning, as the Springfield Cardinals beat the Arkansas Travelers 4-3 on Saturday at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo.

NW Arkansas Championship report: Inkster gets to play golf on birthday

posted: 06/25/2017 2:40 a.m.

ROGERS -- World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster celebrated her birthday at Pinnacle Country Club for the second consecutive year.

VIDEO: Golfers get selective for 12-week stretch

posted: 06/25/2017 2:39 a.m.

ROGERS -- The Northwest Arkansas Championship comes in the middle of a long stretch of 12 consecutive weeks of LPGA tournaments.

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 06/25/2017 2:38 a.m.

Water-bill survey praises LR's value

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350: Ganassi pair will start out front

posted: 06/25/2017 2:38 a.m.

SONOMA, Calif. -- Chip Ganassi likes winners, and his drivers have him in prime position to celebrate another victory.


posted: 06/25/2017 2:36 a.m.

The following burglaries are from reports collected from the Little Rock and North Little Rock police departments. The names listed are of those who reported a burglary and the dates are when the crime is believed to have taken place. Cammack Village data are not included.

High school football report: Plumlee pleased by 'tradition'

posted: 06/25/2017 2:36 a.m.

J.D. Plumlee felt he was ready to be a head coach.

Faedo fine again; Florida tops TCU

posted: 06/25/2017 2:35 a.m.

OMAHA, Neb. — Alex Faedo pitched three-hit ball for 71/3 shutout innings in a second consecutive strong performance against TCU, and Florida moved to the College World Series finals with a 3-0 victory Saturday night.

Pet of the Week

posted: 06/25/2017 2:32 a.m.

Twix is our pet of the week. Around 5 years old, Twix is the perfect mix of zen and playful. She's perfectly fine with downtime and being loved on, but she's also happy to play in the yard and fetch. This friendly girl is a border collie/Akita mix. She's good with other dogs, walks great on a leash and would be a loyal, sweet companion.

Dress rehearsal

posted: 06/25/2017 2:32 a.m.

For a dress rehearsal, Tuesday's jaunt on the Caddo River was a rousing success.

Other days

updated: 06/25/2017 2:32 a.m.

100 years ago

Off the wire

posted: 06/25/2017 2:31 a.m.

Federer advances

Outdoors Calendar

posted: 06/25/2017 2:31 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


posted: 06/25/2017 2:30 a.m.

The winning numbers drawn Saturday night in Powerball are: 10-22-32-36-58

Second Thoughts: Few beers don't stop Series save

posted: 06/25/2017 2:30 a.m.

For the past 12 years, one of the worst-kept secrets in Chicago sports was that Mark Buehrle had enjoyed a few cold ones before recording a save in the 2005 World Series.

Nonprofit helps marshal light a fire under recruits

posted: 06/25/2017 2:24 a.m.

Joe Gray, the Little Rock Fire Department's chief fire marshal, believes in paying it forward.

BEST IN SPORTS: An evening of stars

posted: 06/25/2017 2:23 a.m.

It wasn't just the Miss Arkansas pageant that drew a host of visitors to Markham Street in downtown Little Rock on June 17. About 1,500 people gathered in the Statehouse Convention Center's Wally Allen Ballroom for the 2016-2017 All Arkansas Preps awards banquet, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: She waited 4 decades to write their happy ending

posted: 06/25/2017 2:21 a.m.

Brenda Scisson was one of the first female sports reporters in the state in 1972.

Rogers family's business brewing

posted: 06/25/2017 2:21 a.m.

ROGERS -- When customers roll up to 7 Brew Coffee they're to be greeted with a smile, polite banter and quick, courteous service.

Goals, reality often clash for truck drivers

posted: 06/25/2017 2:20 a.m.

When Corey Marler had to close his sheet metal construction company after an injury, the Rogers resident applied to a temp agency to pay his bills. It took months to get through their processes to start making money. Once he did, he could only find a job working nights at a signage factory in 95-degree heat for $11 an hour.

Dear Abby: Hands off until a date stimulates your mind

posted: 06/25/2017 2:20 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: I'm a single 38-year-old woman. I haven't been in a relationship in more than 10 years because of school, work and kids. Lately, since I graduated, I have been on a string of blind dates. Men seem to want to hold my hand, touch my hair, stroke my arm, etc., right away. When I say I don't like it, they say they are "just being affectionate" because they like me.

A better life is driver-school lure for many

posted: 06/25/2017 2:19 a.m.

James Main is a veteran of the National Guard and Operation Desert Storm. He worked in a turkey plant before getting gangrene in a hand from a piece of turkey bone. He has been a rural mailman, worked at a carpet and tile store, opened and closed his own brokerage company and delivered heating and air-conditioner parts. Recently, he decided truck driving was the path forward.

PART OF THE SOLUTION(S): Eating to feed others

posted: 06/25/2017 2:19 a.m.

It was quite the lively crowd. So much so that former governor and co-chairman Mike Beebe had trouble shushing everyone to get the program started. Could it have been all the Arkansas legislators in the house?

LEADING LAWYERS: Spa City awash in legalese with 119th meeting of Bar

posted: 06/25/2017 2:18 a.m.

No joke -- almost 300 lawyers filled the lobby of the Arlington Hotel on June 15 for the traditional Friday, Eldridge and Clark reception at the 119th meeting of the Arkansas Bar Association.

Woman shapes career as men's shirt-maker

posted: 06/25/2017 2:18 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA -- Nancy Gold was a woman in a men's clothing world -- custom shirts. Talk about a bad fit, but not because of any lack of skills.

Sales of 4-engine jumbo jets fading out at Boeing, Airbus

posted: 06/25/2017 2:17 a.m.

Boeing sees the future, and it doesn't include jumbo passenger jets. Not its own iconic 747. Not the Airbus A380.

Alfa Romeo boss: Won't trim prices

posted: 06/25/2017 2:16 a.m.

Alfa Romeo's global brand chief says he won't cut prices to meet lofty U.S. sales goals because he insists Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV isn't setting such targets in the first place.

SAILORS' DELIGHT: Chamber rolls out red carpet for crew of USS Little Rock

posted: 06/25/2017 2:16 a.m.

A four-day visit to the river city by the crew of the pre-commissioned USS Little Rock culminated with a catered barbecue dinner hosted by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau the night of June 13 at historic Curran Hall. The crew, stationed near Jacksonville, Fla., includes one Arkansan -- Robert Dyer of Mountainburg.

Beer brewers' hopes of tax overhaul wait on bigger fish to fry

posted: 06/25/2017 2:15 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- The beer industry, from the smallest craft brewers to the giant Anheuser-Bush InBev, is behind a long-awaited rewrite of the federal tax code on beer. More than half the members of the U.S. House have signed on as co-sponsors of a bipartisan bill to do that, and nearly half the U.S. Senate has put its name on that body's version.

MALE CALL: Uniqueness reason enough to add knit ties to wardrobe

posted: 06/25/2017 2:15 a.m.

Q. I sure wish you would write a column on knit ties. You have recommended them at least twice in the last year. Unless they have made an unannounced comeback, I neither see them worn nor even for sale. One may find them online, but not in great numbers. Admit it: They aren't stylish. Defend thyself. You publish your opinions on fashion, and I largely agree with your calls, but on knit ties, I just don't see it.

Is father-daughter dance out of step with today's world?

posted: 06/25/2017 2:15 a.m.

The annual father-daughter dance at Benito Martinez Elementary School in El Paso, Texas, is a highlight on the school calendar. Candy-color tablecloths camouflage cafeteria tables, and strobe lights transform the gymnasium into a dance floor. The girls, from kindergarten through fifth-grade, don dresses and pose for pictures with their dates. Many of the 300 guests stay for the grand finale: a slow dance to Bob Carlisle's "Butterfly Kisses."

Centenarian began painting at 98

posted: 06/25/2017 2:14 a.m.

Watching Dorris Woods intricately paint flowers and a cascade of cobblestone steps, it's not obvious that she only recently learned to paint. An assortment of her finished oil paintings sitting nearby -- depicting beautiful oceans, waterfalls and flowers -- look similar to those completed by her distinguished teacher, Sally Seago, although Seago has been painting for 60 years and Woods for only two.

Congolese fashionable despite poverty

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"One of the first things I noticed is how completely beautiful everyone is on the street," said Shayla Harris, a documentary filmmaker and journalist, about her recent trip to Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.


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U.S. patents issued to Arkansans

Katie Rhea Willis - Clayton Wade Borengasser

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The bride is the daughter of Kimberley and Dr. Roy Graves of Little Rock and Danny Wayne Willis of Beaumont, Texas. Grandparents of the bride are Shirley and Leo Willis, the late Billie Jean Lomax and the late Walter DeVillers Lomax II, all also of Beaumont.


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Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more.

Katherine Elizabeth Watkins - Robert Hunter Mayo

posted: 06/25/2017 2:12 a.m.

Katherine Elizabeth Watkins became the bride of Robert Hunter Mayo at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 17, in St. James United Methodist Church. The Rev. Greg Schick officiated.


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The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 0 drilling permits, 0 well completions, and 5 well recompletions. By county, they were:

CAPITOL CONNECTIONS: Two directors become one, throw out romance rulebook

posted: 06/25/2017 2:10 a.m.

She wore a short, off-white dress with lace; he wore a black tuxedo. Their cake was a replica of the state Capitol, where they wed. But the nuptials and after-party were anything but ordinary.


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Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more; deeds recorded May 22-May 26:


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The Eugene C. Figg Jr. Medal for Signature Bridges was presented by the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department for the Broadway Bridge, designed by Garver and sub-consultant HNTB.


posted: 06/25/2017 2:07 a.m.

David K. Walser has joined Frost, PLLC Certified Public Accountants as director of private wealth services.

SOUNDING THE ALARM: Center director an advocate for social justice, anti-hate

posted: 06/25/2017 2:07 a.m.

A reception for Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, was held June 21 in the library of the Clinton School for Public Service.

Hairdresser travels, cuts hair for homeless people

posted: 06/25/2017 2:06 a.m.

When Joshua Coombes got off the bus at Union Station in Washington in February, he didn't set off for the usual tourist attractions along the National Mall. Instead, the London-based hairdresser headed for the marble fountain where homeless people gather outside. Most travelers walk by without a second glance. So what Coombes did next may well have surprised them: He chatted with them, pulled out his scissors and gave them haircuts, free of charge.

Conquering Washington

posted: 06/25/2017 2:05 a.m.

Despite predictions to the contrary, gun rights in America appear not only to have survived the Obama administration, but to have thrived.

Wedding dress websites put brides and bargains together

posted: 06/25/2017 2:05 a.m.

Let's face it, your wedding dress is taking up coveted closet space and, decades from now, your daughter is not likely to wear what's sure to be an out-of-style gown.

OPINION : Education by subscription

posted: 06/25/2017 2:02 a.m.

Arkansas was among the last states in the nation to create a public school system. While many early Arkansas leaders spoke of the need for one, the state was unwilling to spend the money.

Guantanamo: a belligerent occupation

posted: 06/25/2017 2:01 a.m.

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba--The $4,085 check is delivered each year in April, addressed to the Treasurer General of the Republic of Cuba. That position ceased to exist decades ago. The Cuban government last cashed it in 1959.

Tower blocks unfit for public housing

posted: 06/25/2017 2:01 a.m.

The recent Grenfell Tower fire in London, in which at least 79 people are presumed dead, may have been preventable with better oversight and renovation technology. But there is a strong reason why it wasn't prevented: High-rise buildings aren't suitable for public housing (often called social housing in Britain and Europe), and wherever they are used in this way, they are a source of danger.

Flying high with emotional support

posted: 06/25/2017 2 a.m.

In recent years, passengers are increasingly flying with emotional support animals. Usually dogs.


posted: 06/25/2017 1:59 a.m.

1. CAMINO ISLAND by John Grisham. A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.

Secretary Mattis, please don't leave

posted: 06/25/2017 1:58 a.m.

Earlier this month Defense Secretary James Mattis looked the commander-in-chief, just inches from his own face, in the eye. He praised our servicemen and women, which isn't unusual, but he was ill at ease having chosen to subtly dissent.

The folly of ADA regulations

posted: 06/25/2017 1:58 a.m.

The Americans with Disabilities Act produced tangible benefits. Signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, the ADA banned employment discrimination against the disabled and eliminated unnecessary physical barriers to commercial and government buildings. But in the quarter-century since it was enacted, the law has also had countless unintended consequences--mutating definitions of what constitutes a physical or mental disability, senseless mandates, astronomical compliance costs for business owners and, perhaps most damaging of all, waves of abusive litigation.

Pop notes: Dead abides in album, film releases

posted: 06/25/2017 1:57 a.m.

Dismissing the Grateful Dead is easy for some people.

OPINION : What we won't do about the police

posted: 06/25/2017 1:55 a.m.

It's dangerous to be a cop.

Spin Cycle: Not even for charity is a birthday for sale

posted: 06/25/2017 1:55 a.m.

Leave it to Facebook to remind you that you're turning yet another year older.

The TV Column: Prequel introduces pre-Mirren Jane Tennison

posted: 06/25/2017 1:54 a.m.

Some TV prequels are a waste of time. Remember Bonanza prequel Ponderosa? How about Young Hercules starring a young Ryan Gosling? This one, however, is well worth our attention.

TV on DVD: Kiss Me, Kate's musical fun featured live on PBS Blu-ray

posted: 06/25/2017 1:53 a.m.

What is it? Kiss Me, Kate, 2 hours, 27 minutes on one Blu-ray disc from Shout! Factory

OPINION — Editorial: Abortion care?

posted: 06/25/2017 1:52 a.m.

Remember when the debate was about Pregnancy Related Services? And the debate was fierce, with folks like Ted Kennedy in Washington pounding his desk, demanding more of it. At first, many of us wondered why. What was all the fuss about? How could anybody be against pregnancy related services? Why, that has to be something like free prenatal vitamins and maybe a government-sponsored foot rub for the lady. Of course, as slow as we are, we did eventually catch up to euphemism in this debate. Pregnancy related services meant pregnancy ending services, aka abortion on demand.

LET'S TALK: Quite contrary: Developing allergies another sign of aging

posted: 06/25/2017 1:51 a.m.

Another thing to add to my recurring, unofficial Joys of Aging manual.

OPINION — Editorial: Warming in the classroom

posted: 06/25/2017 1:51 a.m.

There is a bubbling controversy about how to teach “man-made global warming” in the classroom. Is it a scientific certainty about which there can be no dispute? Or is it a theory about which people with differing viewpoints can have a legitimate debate?

OPINION: Fortunate son

posted: 06/25/2017 1:50 a.m.

The king of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday changed his successor. King Salman, 81, named his son, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, previously minister of defense, as crown prince and deputy prime minister. The son replaced the king's nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who had been deputy prime minister and minister of the interior as well as crown prince.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Anime films to roll in state; Johnny Mathis in Memphis

posted: 06/25/2017 1:50 a.m.

Three Arkansas movie theaters -- the UA Breckenridge 12 in Little Rock, the AMC Classic Fort Smith and the Malco Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville -- will screen director Hayao Miyazaki's animated film My Neighbor Totoro, from Japanese anime producer Studio Ghibli, dubbed into English, at 12:55 p.m. today and with English-language subtitles at 7 p.m. Monday.

Playtime in Paris

posted: 06/25/2017 1:48 a.m.

"Where are the fan dancers?" I wondered aloud as I descended into a cave-like nightclub-cum-cabaret on the Left Bank. My friends and I sat down across from one another at a long table that spanned the rock-walled room. It was after midnight, and save for one other tipsy group, we had the place to ourselves.

Travel in Europe: Windsor offers royal life, minus London's bustle

posted: 06/25/2017 1:48 a.m.

British royalty has been calling Windsor Castle home since the days of William the Conqueror -- almost a thousand years ago -- and it's still a favored castle of the current Queen Elizabeth. And while commoners can't stay at her digs, the town of Windsor is a cozy spot for a peaceful and charming last night in England before flying out of London.


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Construction lagging

WWII life on exhibit in NOLA

posted: 06/25/2017 1:47 a.m.

A rusted fragment of the battleship USS Arizona sunk at Pearl Harbor, a woman's munitions plant uniform and ration books all tell the complex story of life on the homefront in a new exhibit at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

On the cover

posted: 06/25/2017 1:46 a.m.

Actor Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0) serves as narrator for the PBS documentary series Big Pacific. It airs at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through July 19 on AETN. The series explores the geography, natural phenomena and behaviors of some rare and dazzling creatures found in and on the islands of the Pacific Ocean.

Tell Me About It: Dad of ailing son seeks help

posted: 06/25/2017 1:45 a.m.

DEAR CAROLYN: My wondrous 24-year-old son has just been diagnosed with a brain cyst. We haven't seen the neurologist yet. I'm freaking out. Cysts are usually benign, but his is causing him problems -- that's what led him to the doc in the first place -- and sometimes they are associated with tumors. There's probably brain surgery coming.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 06/25/2017 1:45 a.m.

Happy birthday. You get fantastic results as a leader who asks people to do their best. You're not looking for perfection, just for honesty and solid efforts. You'll be overjoyed with the spoils in August. Make a tidy arrangement in November; more rewards come in February. Diversify your interests and change up your crew in 2018.

Pride parade provides hope

posted: 06/25/2017 1:09 a.m.

An estimated 8,000 people danced, drove down and lined Dickson Street for the 11th annual NWA Pride Parade on Saturday.

Benton County Search And Rescue seeks more volunteers

posted: 06/25/2017 1:08 a.m.

A young James Mason sat studying with friends one weekend afternoon in 1971 at the College of the Ozarks when emergency alarms went off. Firefighters quickly came to the aid of a student who had fallen from a lookout point nearby.

Benton County officials ponder pot policy

posted: 06/25/2017 1:07 a.m.

Benton County officials have started work on employment policies to reflect the state's recently approved medical marijuana amendment and resulting legislation.

Goodman, Mo., council deals with tornado fallout

posted: 06/25/2017 1:06 a.m.

Josh Wagner and Aaron Patterson want to build a new house for a friend, whose house was blown away in a tornado in April.

Public input session set for proposed for Springdale projects

posted: 06/25/2017 1:05 a.m.

The city will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed construction of a Criminal Justice Complex and the renovation of the City Administration Building.

Chuan Fa America offers self-defense training for visually impaired students

posted: 06/25/2017 1:04 a.m.

An area martial arts school recently gave basic, self-defense lessons to a group of students who could be vulnerable during an altercation.

Garfield seeks bids for road work

posted: 06/25/2017 1:03 a.m.

The city is seeking bids to apply double chip and seal on a portion of Tall Oaks Lane.

Bella Vista's Highlands course closing July 10

posted: 06/25/2017 1:03 a.m.

A second 18-hole golf course will be closed during the summer after a recent Property Owners Association board decision.

Lane closings for interstate, greenway work on tap in Lowell, Rogers area

posted: 06/25/2017 1:03 a.m.

Crews placing bridge beams over Interstate 49 in Benton County will require closing northbound lanes for multiple 15-minute periods through Friday, according to Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials.

Gravette, Decatur Boys & Girls Club programs a success

posted: 06/25/2017 1:02 a.m.

The after-school programs and summer programs at the Gravette Boys & Girls Club have been a success, officials say.

JBU, Siloam Springs train for emergency response

posted: 06/25/2017 1:01 a.m.

John Brown University's Nursing Department partnered with Simmons Foods, the Siloam Springs Fire Department, the Siloam Springs Police Department and Siloam Springs Regional Hospital to stage an emergency response training exercise June 14 at the Simmons Prepared Foods plant for 60 JBU and NorthWest Arkansas Community College nursing students.

Education notebook: State math event announces victors

posted: 06/25/2017 1:01 a.m.

State math event

Faulkner Center adds another layer to arts in Northwest Arkansas

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

The Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center, which officially opened in September 2015, started off with a 2016-17 season that was a bit on the cautious side with only three productions. Managing Director Nicole Cotton says that, with one season under her belt, she's expanding the options for the 2017-18 season.

Business news in brief

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

Springdale gets second Dunkin' Donuts

COMMENTARY: Basketball: Hometown boy from 'The Woodz' realizes NBA dream

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

I was discussing Marcus Monk and his contributions to the Razorbacks a few years ago when a friend responded with something I hear periodically about athletes.


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Monday 1:30-3 p.m. — Arkansas adult education classes, Goodwill Career Center, 1001 S. Mt. Olive St., Siloam Springs. Classes include: employability, customer service, clerical, bank teller and industrial. Information: (479) 373-6120.

Frogs beat Gators, force another final

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

OMAHA, Neb. — Evan Skoug hit a bases-clearing double, four TCU pitchers combined on a five-hitter, and the Horned Frogs beat Florida to force a second Bracket 2 final at the College World Series.

Mounts a 'city boy' cowboy from Pine Bluff

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Rodeos aren't just for country folks.

Club news

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

BC Dems

Public Meetings

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Study for a fee

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

Regular readers of this column know that Arkansas was among the last states in the nation to create a public school system. While many early Arkansas leaders spoke of the need for a good educational system, the state was unwilling to spend the money. It took the upheaval of the Civil War and Reconstruction to jolt the state into establishing a public school system, but implementing the new law was uneven, and as late as the 1920s many schools in the state did not offer classes beyond the eighth grade. Fortunately, some educators helped fill the void by opening subscription schools where students could study for a fee. Isaac A. Clarke of Carroll County was one of the most successful of these educators.

Separate wrecks kill 4 people across state

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

Four people were killed in vehicle accidents on Arkansas roads since Wednesday, according to Arkansas State Police preliminary reports.

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship notes

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

Ashok helps Rookie of the Year chances

AT OUR BEST: Network lauds community members

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

Arkansas Support Network lauded clients, advocates, volunteers and staff members at its annual honors luncheon June 7 at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville. The group serves individuals with disabilities with offerings that include the Community Parent Resource Center, community living services and vocational foundations such as supported employment, social and work skills development and enrichment opportunities in creativity, recreation and literacy.

Environmental notebook

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

State readies plan to follow haze rule

Owners of millions of small Indian shops worry over new sales-tax rules

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

NEW DELHI -- The daily bustle of tourists and shoppers has died down in an upscale market in central New Delhi, but a toy shop owner is still busy poring over new Indian tax rules that take effect next month.


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Benton County Mangold Architecture & Construction Inc., James G. Mangold, 211 N. Second St., Rogers

McKinstry’s run pushes Drillers past Naturals

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

TULSA, Okla. — Zach McKinstry scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, leading the Tulsa Drillers to a 3-2 win over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Saturday.


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Michael Howard was named chief nursing officer for Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Howard was director of pediatric emergency services at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio for more than nine years. He received a bachelor of nursing from Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pa., in 1996 and master’s degrees in management, health administration and nursing from the University of Phoenix.

Kings prospect raised by two mothers

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

CHICAGO — Moments after Jaret Anderson-Dolan was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, he hugged his mothers Fran and Nancy. They cried a few tears as Anderson-Dolan made his way to the floor of the United Center for handshakes and congratulations from his new team.

Local notes

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Blood Centerseeks donors


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Tim Helder

posted: 06/25/2017 1 a.m.

I'm probably one of the few sheriffs who has ever spent time in their own jail," says Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder.

Alexander teen earns top Girl Scout honor

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

BRYANT — The creation of a volunteer club at her high school earned 17-year-old Mikaela Monahan of Alexander the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award. Monahan received the award at a special ceremony June 10 at the Arkansas Arts Center.

Area contestants win awards at Miss Ark. pageant

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

LITTLE ROCK — Several young women with ties to the Tri-Lakes Edition coverage area were among the award-winners in the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant, held June 13-17 at the Robinson Center in Little Rock.

Floral family receives district honor for farming

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

Chris and Heather Tharp of Floral have been selected the North Central District Farm Family of the Year for 2017. They were announced earlier this month as the 2017 Independence County Farm Family of the Year.

Eddy York: Mayflower native brings energy to chamber

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

Eddy York called himself a late bloomer, but he’s made up for lost time by getting involved in the thick of things in Mayflower.

New recruits: Leadership Conway County returns to Morrilton

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

Jerry Smith said that when he called in the movers and shakers of Morrilton to see why Leadership Conway County and downtown festivals such as Pig Out had ended, he was surprised at the answer.

Multisport star honored as Softball Player of the Year

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

POTTSVILLE — Junior Aspen Campbell helped lead the Pottsville Lady Apaches to their first state championship in softball last month.

100-year jubilee: Former educator of Malvern celebrates century mark

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“First thing you ought to let your children know is that you love them,” said Arkie Neal Remley, who turns 100 years old today. “You got your battle about whipped when you do that.”


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June 26 Audubon Society Meeting PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the Stables Classroom at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. Jennifer Taylor, park interpreter at Petit Jean State Park, will present a program titled Let’s Talk About Bears. Taylor will discuss bears’ feeding habits, hibernation, reproduction and how to be safe around them. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. Call (501) 977-3899 for directions to the institute.

What does your fridge tell people?

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

I saw a little fun statistic the other day that caught my eye.

Dale Manor: Harding professor ‘digs’ into history

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

Dale Manor, a professor of archaeology and Bible at Harding University in Searcy, has a “deep” passion for history and exploration.

How to fillet and pan-dress crappie, bluegills and other panfish

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

We call them panfish because they are small enough to fit in a pan—a frying pan, that is. Some of those panfish we love most in Arkansas include bluegills, crappie, redear sunfish, white bass, warmouths, rock bass, yellow bass and longear sunfish. None of these fish grows very big — a few pounds tops, usually only a few ounces. But as a group, they’re among the most popular, most commonly caught fishes in The Natural State.

Redemption year pays off for Lady Ramblers coach

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

Early in the season, Rose Bud lost 9-2 to Pottsville in a tournament, dropping the Lady Ramblers to 10-4 on the year.

Baseball Player of the Year ends career with state title

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

Vilonia senior right fielder Luke Gordon had opportunities to play college baseball and football next year, but he decided instead to quit while he was ahead.

Rose Bud sophomore named Player of the Year

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Just a sophomore, Joley Mitchell has already made quite an impression on the Rose Bud Lady Ramblers.

Coach takes cues from players to improve chances

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

Vilonia’s baseball Eagles did a lot of learning in 2017, but coach Brad Wallace may have turned out to be their best student.


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June 26 Cabot AARP Meeting CABOT — The Cabot AARP chapter will meet at 6 p.m. for a potluck at the Cabot Senior Center. There will be a short business meeting, followed by guest speaker Travis Young, executive director of Cabot Parks and Recreation. Young will present the updates, program information, etc., for the chapter’s newly remodeled Veterans Park facility. He will also offer tours of the facility.

'Big-game guy': Panther pitches his way to top honor

posted: 06/25/2017 midnight

For several years, Logan Gilbertson has split time between baseball and basketball and has achieved the highest success, but baseball is the one sport that is going to help pay for his college education.

Saturday, June 24

2 people shot in Little Rock, police say

posted: 06/24/2017 8:22 p.m.

Two people have been shot in Little Rock, police said.

Escapee from Arkansas work release program recaptured after chase

updated: 06/25/2017 8:35 a.m.

An inmate who escaped from a work release program in Pine Bluff has been recaptured.

Ryu shoots course-record 61 at NW Arkansas Championship

posted: 06/24/2017 4:42 p.m.

So Yeon Ryu shot a course-record 10-under-par 61 in the second round and led the NW Arkansas Championship by eight strokes following the morning rounds on Saturday.

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

posted: 06/24/2017 4:28 p.m.

Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them "not safe for people to sleep in overnight."

Officials say 15 confirmed dead in China landslide

posted: 06/24/2017 4:26 p.m.

The Xinhua news agency reports that 15 people are confirmed dead in a landslide in southwestern China.

Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well

posted: 06/24/2017 3:03 p.m.

A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new location.

Cindy causes minor flooding across South as rain continues

posted: 06/24/2017 2:18 p.m.

Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Cindy covered timberland and fields across the rural Deep South on Saturday, but the sun peeked out enough to offer hope that the worst was over.

Authorities: Mother left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

posted: 06/24/2017 12:52 p.m.

A Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially reported, according to sheriff's officials.

Coroner called after report of man passed out at golf club west of Little Rock

posted: 06/24/2017 12:19 p.m.

The coroner was called Saturday morning after a man "passed out" at the Alotian Golf Club outside Little Rock before being taken to an area hospital, officials said.

Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum

posted: 06/24/2017 11 a.m.

The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government's infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project.

22-year-old Arkansas resident drowns in Oklahoma lake

posted: 06/24/2017 9:48 a.m.

A 22-year-old Arkansas resident has drowned after going underwater in a swimming area of an Oklahoma lake.

At least 2 killed during storms in Arkansas, authorities say

posted: 06/24/2017 8:34 a.m.

A passenger in a car and a kayaker were killed in different parts of the state Friday as strong storms moved through, authorities said.

Storm moving through Arkansas topples tree onto car, kills man

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

One person was killed by a tree that fell during a storm Friday in Arkansas, authorities said.

PHOTOS: 3 vehicles crashed, pursuit went through Little Rock before I-630 arrest

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

An 18-year-old Little Rock man was arrested Friday morning after he led authorities on a chase through Pulaski County, crashed two stolen vehicles and hit a police cruiser on Interstate 630, officials said.

Plea guilty to fatally shooting Arkansas sheriff's deputy, lover's kin; 'I can't be forgiven,' killer says

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

A man who shot and killed a Yell County sheriff's lieutenant, an elderly woman in a wheelchair and a teenager pleaded guilty Friday, avoiding a possible death penalty but ensuring that he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Former Arkansas TV host held in Texas on sex charge

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

A former Univision Arkansas host was arrested in Texas on Wednesday in the sexual abuse of a 7-year-old, according to court and online records.

Historic home demolished in Little Rock; razing spurs interest in creation of Hillcrest protected zone

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

The razing of a 110-year-old home in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock has renewed efforts to establish a local-ordinance historic district for the area and prevent the loss of similar homes that proponents say help give the neighborhood its funky character.

Barrages of gunfire hit homes, cars, stores in Little Rock

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock police are investigating several instances of gunfire that have damaged homes, vehicles and businesses this week.

Arkansas Plant Board approves dicamba ban

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

The state Plant Board voted 9-5 Friday to stop the sales and use of dicamba, a herbicide suspected of damaging thousands of acres of soybeans, vegetables, fruits and trees this growing season.

Doctor fired by Arkansas hospital entitled to bail in sex case

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children sought to impregnate women to create more victims and had been suspected of molesting youngsters for two decades, Northern California prosecutors said Monday.

DRIVETIME MAHATMA: Overview of west Little Rock road widening project

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Dear Mahatma: Can you give us some sort of timeline on the widening of Kanis Road from Bowman Road to Gamble Road? An answer would be greatly appreciated. — Little Rocker.

Disabled Little Rock man released from sex-offender list

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Pulaski County circuit judge has released a 38-year-old brain-damaged Little Rock man from an 18-year-old court order requiring him to register as a sex offender, ruling that Andrew Baxter Low is not a danger to the community.

5 GOP senators now go against health bill

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Republicans' efforts to pass an expansive bill to scuttle much of former President Barack Obama's health care law met added resistance Friday when U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada declared that he could not support it as written.

Trump suggests reining Comey tape bluff's aim

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump suggested Friday in an interview that the tweet he sent saying that James Comey had better hope he didn't have tapes of their conversations was intended to influence the fired FBI director's testimony before Congress. The president emphasized that he committed "no obstruction" of the inquiries into whether his campaign colluded with Russia.

OPINION: REX NELSON: The gathering place

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

It's nearing the lunch hour in downtown Dumas, and a stream of customers is coming into Meador Pharmacy to pick up sandwiches from the soda fountain. The drugstore soda fountain has almost become a thing of the past, but at Meador all of the classics are on the menu--ham, ham and cheese, grilled cheese, tuna, chicken salad, pimento cheese and even peanut butter and jelly. It's hot outside, reminding me of the line from the Bobbie Gentry classic "Ode to Billie Joe": "Another sleepy, dusty Delta day."

Trump signs VA law to help weed out staff

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump signed legislation Friday that will make it easier to suspend, demote or fire incompetent Veterans Affairs employees.

UA grad to probe collision for Navy

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Little Rock native and graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will lead the U.S. Navy's investigation into the June 17 collision of a Philippine-flagged container ship with the USS Fitzgerald, which resulted in the deaths of seven sailors.

Schizophrenic homeless man accused of killing pregnant Little Rock woman ruled fit for trial

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 35-year-old homeless man with schizophrenia is fit to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday, almost five years after the man was accused of killing a pregnant Little Rock woman and her unborn child.

Arkansas panel advises limit to pot lobbyists' pay

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Medical marijuana lobbyists should not be paid with a share in a dispensary or cultivation facility that depends on a state application's success, according to an advisory opinion approved Friday by the Arkansas Ethics Commission.

VIDEO: Winning ways follow Lassiter

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Hayden Lassiter went undefeated in 2016 as the starting quarterback of the Warren Lumberjacks.

2 people arrested in Little Rock attack, robbery

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock police Friday arrested two people accused of attacking and robbing a man last month.

Shoplifter pledges to shoot up midtown Little Rock Target

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

A shoplifter who struggled with employees at the midtown Little Rock Target on Thursday threatened to return and "shoot up the store," police said.

Officers hunt man who shot another in central Arkansas

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

Police were searching Friday for the gunman who shot a man in the arm in Jacksonville on Friday morning.


posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m.

I sure struck a major nerve the other day with my column about how much lower prescription prices run in Canada than here in the U.S.

London fire traced to freezer

posted: 06/24/2017 3:43 a.m.

London police said Friday that a deadly fire last week that killed at least 79 people began in a refrigerator freezer -- the first official confirmation of the cause of the blaze.

Assault on city funded by ISIS, Philippines says

posted: 06/24/2017 3:41 a.m.

The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong assault on a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief said Friday.

N. Korea says it's the 'biggest victim' in student's death

updated: 06/24/2017 3:39 a.m.

North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.

Invasive Asian carp found closer to Lake Michigan

posted: 06/24/2017 3:37 a.m.

A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan -- well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.

High court expected to reveal ruling on travel ban

updated: 06/24/2017 3:32 a.m.

The country is waiting for the Supreme Court to make its decision public about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

Gay-pride marches run into rift over race

posted: 06/24/2017 3:12 a.m.

Gay-pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants -- and protests directed at them from other members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community that speak out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people.

Mistrial 2nd for ex-Ohio officer

updated: 06/24/2017 3:06 a.m.

A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers.

Military seeks transgender-enlistee hold

updated: 06/24/2017 2:59 a.m.

Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

Nuke-site cleanup's end in sight, UA says

updated: 06/24/2017 2:52 a.m.

Cleanup crews trucked away 15,850 pounds of low-level radiological waste earlier this month from a nuclear reactor test site in rural Washington County, said project manager Dean Wheeler.

City plans to restart recycling next week

posted: 06/24/2017 2:48 a.m.

FORT SMITH -- The city's Sanitation Department will begin sending recyclable material to recycling company 3rd Rock Recycling LLC beginning Monday, the city announced Friday.

Focus on Family gets Pence pep talk

posted: 06/24/2017 2:48 a.m.

Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump.

Arab nations give Qatar demands

posted: 06/24/2017 2:47 a.m.

Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries that recently cut diplomatic ties with Qatar issued a harsh list of demands Friday, insisting that the wealthy but tiny Persian Gulf nation shut down the news broadcaster Al-Jazeera, abandon ties with Islamist organizations and provide detailed information about its funding for political dissidents.

EU to help Libya stem flow of migrants

posted: 06/24/2017 2:46 a.m.

BRUSSELS -- European Union leaders pledged Friday to boost their support for conflict-ravaged Libya as the number of people fleeing Africa on crowded, unsafe boats for better lives in Europe continues to rise.

Jonesboro woman gets life in slaying

posted: 06/24/2017 2:44 a.m.

JONESBORO -- A Craighead County Circuit Court jury found a Jonesboro woman guilty of first-degree murder Friday for fatally shooting a man in his home, Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said.

Separate wrecks kill 4 people across state

posted: 06/24/2017 2:44 a.m.

Four people were killed in vehicle accidents on Arkansas roads since Wednesday, according to Arkansas State Police preliminary reports.

I-49 work to close bike trail in Rogers

posted: 06/24/2017 2:42 a.m.

Work to widen Interstate 49 in Rogers will require the overnight closure of a section of a pedestrian/bicycle trail for four days beginning Sunday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Getting it straight

posted: 06/24/2017 2:42 a.m.

Mechanic Caleb Fletcher was working on a Piper Arrow at the North Little Rock airport.

Springdale man pleads innocent in fatal stabs

posted: 06/24/2017 2:41 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Springdale man pleaded innocent in Washington County Circuit Court on Wednesday to a charge of first-degree murder related to a stabbing last month.

Pelosi's Democratic critics face uphill fight

updated: 06/24/2017 2:41 a.m.

A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California to step down after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia. They just don't know how to make it happen.

Taliban chief calls troop buildup futile

posted: 06/24/2017 2:40 a.m.

The leader of the Afghan Taliban said Friday that a planned U.S. troop buildup will not end the protracted war in the country, and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan.

100 people feared buried by China landslide

posted: 06/24/2017 2:39 a.m.

More than 100 people were feared buried after a landslide caused by torrential rain destroyed a mountain village in a southwest China's Sichuan province, state media reported today.

The world in brief

posted: 06/24/2017 2:37 a.m.

Four attacks in Pakistan claim 40 lives

The nation in brief

updated: 06/24/2017 2:36 a.m.

Senators prod military on Yemen torture

Names and faces

updated: 06/24/2017 2:33 a.m.

Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a festival in the United Kingdom.

In the news

posted: 06/24/2017 2:32 a.m.

Barack Obama, the former president, arrived with his family on the island of Bali for a vacation in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child, and plans to visit Yogyakarta, an ancient city on the island of Java where his mother, Ann Dunham, did anthropological research.

NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP: Reid's ace can't match Park's 63

posted: 06/24/2017 2:30 a.m.

LPGA Tour rookie Sung Hyun Park of China raced to the top of the leaderboard Friday in the opening round of the Northwest Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club.

Arkansas 18 work set in Jonesboro

posted: 06/24/2017 2:28 a.m.

Resurfacing portions of Southwest and Highland drives, also called Arkansas 18, in Jonesboro will require lane closures for the next four weeks beginning Monday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation said.

Other days

updated: 06/24/2017 2:27 a.m.

100 years ago June 24, 1917

Daily Record

posted: 06/24/2017 2:27 a.m.


NBA set for next makeover

posted: 06/24/2017 2:26 a.m.

As draft night approached, some of the heavy hitters in the NBA -- Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston, the Clippers among them -- were jockeying, making calls and looking for deals to try to position themselves to make a run at Golden State.

Mega Millions

posted: 06/24/2017 2:26 a.m.

The winning numbers drawn Friday night in Mega Millions: 12-20-53-66-74

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Lange baffles Beavers

posted: 06/24/2017 2:25 a.m.

With a wave of his cap to the LSU fans, Alex Lange disappeared into the dugout after what very well could have been his last outing as a collegian.

Hog calls: Marriage eases Lewis' winless angst

posted: 06/24/2017 2:23 a.m.

Some will say that Stacy Lewis isn't what she used to be.

Jackson snubs Celtics, happy as a Sun

posted: 06/24/2017 2:22 a.m.

Josh Jackson skipped a pre-draft workout with Boston at the last second, a move that didn't sit too well with the Celtics.

Ball a piece of Lakers' rebuilding plan

posted: 06/24/2017 2:21 a.m.

Magic Johnson pointed a long index finger at the wall of the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex, where the 16-time NBA champions' nine retired numbers hang over the practice court.

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP: Bowyer seeking 'Cars 3' double

posted: 06/24/2017 2:19 a.m.

Lightning McQueen went to NASCAR's victory lane last week when Kyle Larson drove the "Cars 3" vehicle to victory.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Rays romp as Orioles tie record for runs allowed

posted: 06/24/2017 2:18 a.m.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Evan Longoria and Shane Peterson drove in four runs apiece to back the pitching of Chris Archer and lead the surging Tampa Bay Rays to a 15-5 victory over the struggling Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

NBA Draft team-by-team selections

posted: 06/24/2017 2:18 a.m.

Team-by-team breakdown of the players each team ended up with in Thursday’s NBA Draft (includes proposed trades):

TEXAS LEAGUE: Travelers' rally cooled by Baker

posted: 06/24/2017 2:17 a.m.

Gabriel Lino hit a two-run double in the seventh inning, leading the Springfield Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Arkansas Travelers on Friday at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo.

OPINION — Editorial: Churchill, the movie

posted: 06/24/2017 2:16 a.m.

"All I want is compliance with my wishes, after reasonable discussion."

OPINION : Zombies, vampires and GOP

posted: 06/24/2017 2:15 a.m.

Zombies have long ruled the Republican Party. The good news is that they may finally be losing their grip--although they may still return and resume eating conservative brains. The bad news is that even if zombies are in retreat, vampires are taking their place.

OPINION — Editorial: In harm's way

posted: 06/24/2017 2:14 a.m.

In May, Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the Trump administration's commitment to protecting religious minorities in the Middle East. Just over a month later, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are poised to send nearly 200 Iraqis back to a country where they could face extreme harassment and religious persecution.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Frogs beat Gators, force another final

posted: 06/24/2017 2:14 a.m.

Evan Skoug hit a bases-clearing double, four TCU pitchers combined on a five-hitter, and the Horned Frogs beat Florida to force a second Bracket 2 final at the College World Series.

OPINION : China can't solve N. Korea

posted: 06/24/2017 2:13 a.m.

North Korea is big nowadays: President Donald Trump has made it clear that he plans to finally solve the "North Korean problem"--that is, he'll get North Korea to denuclearize itself.

VIDEO: Tubert adjusting to LPGA Tour life

posted: 06/24/2017 2:12 a.m.

Emily Tubert is getting used to her life on the LPGA Tour, including all of the mundane activities pros deal with on a daily basis.


posted: 06/24/2017 2:12 a.m.

Lydia Ko signed her scorecard, signed a few autographs, then headed to the practice putting green as the Friday evening sun was setting on Pinnacle Country Club.


posted: 06/24/2017 2:12 a.m.

Thinking can be hard

We say grace

posted: 06/24/2017 2:10 a.m.

OMRO, Wis. -- One by one, the Weiss family rounded up the nine grandchildren, who had been running circles around the barns. They gathered under a towering maple tree, around a table laden with barbecue meatballs and French silk pie, and grabbed one another's hands.

Spieth retains lead in Travelers; Day misses cut again

posted: 06/24/2017 2:10 a.m.

Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Rory McIlroy played just well enough to stay in the tournament.

Religion News Briefs

posted: 06/24/2017 2:09 a.m.

Witnesses gather in LR for 3 days

Seminarians' chants become hit album

posted: 06/24/2017 2:08 a.m.

DENTON, Neb. -- At the sound of a tap, dozens of young men clad in black cassocks and white surplices rise from kneeling positions to watch two of their brother priests begin a chant.

On Religion: Muslim/Christian controversy expands to Senate

posted: 06/24/2017 2:08 a.m.

Try to imagine the media storm if the following drama ever took place under the hot glare of television lights in a U.S. Senate hearing.

Religion Calendar

posted: 06/24/2017 2:07 a.m.


Parade of forwards leads draft

posted: 06/24/2017 2:07 a.m.

Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas when he was 10. His Junior Steelers team finished a disappointing second.

Second Thoughts: Pistons' pick gets icy stares for film taste

posted: 06/24/2017 2:02 a.m.

Luke Kennard is about to be a millionaire NBA player, but he can't let go of his love for the Disney movie Frozen.

Off the wire

posted: 06/24/2017 2 a.m.


State Sports Briefs

posted: 06/24/2017 1:57 a.m.


Retailer consults women drivers

posted: 06/24/2017 1:55 a.m.

Carol Nixon joined more than 100 of her fellow women Wal-Mart Stores Inc. truck drivers in Bentonville earlier this month for the company's first Women in Trucking conference.

New-home sales rebound in May

posted: 06/24/2017 1:55 a.m.

Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West.

History and high style

posted: 06/24/2017 1:54 a.m.

Louisa Bargeron loved the 10-foot ceilings, the fireplace with the original tile and the claw-foot tub in her one-bedroom co-op at the venerable Ontario in Washington. The hodgepodge kitchen, the cracked ancient bathroom tile and her collection of mismatched furniture -- not so much.

Ex-Madoff investors enlist his testimony to keep pre-'92 gains

posted: 06/24/2017 1:54 a.m.

Dozens of Bernard Madoff's early investors are getting help from an unlikely source in a fight to keep their profits: the con man himself.

Treasure Hunt

posted: 06/24/2017 1:53 a.m.

DEAR HELAINE AND JOE: This statue is 50 inches tall to the top of her hand. I got her at an estate sale in Laurel, Md., about 25 years ago. I have found no signature. She is well made and stands proudly in our living room. It would not hurt my feelings if she turned out to have been made under the tutelage of Harriet Frishmuth. Any information would be appreciated.

Electric transit buses draw startups, money

posted: 06/24/2017 1:53 a.m.

Tesla's Elon Musk transformed electric cars into objects of desire. Can Proterra do the same for the electric city bus?

Tools & toys

posted: 06/24/2017 1:53 a.m.

ZeroKink Hose

Texas responses to mall ebb key on new uses for land, adding entertainment

posted: 06/24/2017 1:51 a.m.

Scott Beck, the chief executive of a local real estate company, remembers riding his bike as a child to Valley View Center, a shopping mall in North Dallas. Cars filled the vast parking lot, and anchor stores Bloomingdale's, J.C. Penney and Sears teemed with customers.

Personal Space

posted: 06/24/2017 1:51 a.m.

Rex DeLoney

Farmers awarded $218M in GMO suit

posted: 06/24/2017 1:51 a.m.

A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.

Market report: S&P's energy sector advances 0.8%

posted: 06/24/2017 1:50 a.m.

NEW YORK -- U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Friday after energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week.


posted: 06/24/2017 1:49 a.m.

Q Please give me some do's and don'ts regarding exposed roots of a tree. I love the canopy of this maple I planted from a seed from upstate Virginia a dozen or so years ago. May I safely establish a steel edging border and fill it with bark mulch? Would it be safe to sever exposed roots a dozen feet or less from the tree? What would the minimum distance be for cuts? The farthest exposed roots must be 20 feet from the tree.

OTUS THE HEAD CAT: Won’t be long until everyone gets slimed by pods

posted: 06/24/2017 1:49 a.m.

Dear Otus, You can’t imagine my delight at our good fortune. My husband, Cletis, and I have been members of the Saline County Pod Spotters Association (SCPSA) for 14 years, but Sunday was the first time we’ve actually seen a rogue pod. I took a photo for you of a glop I scooped off with a bowl.


posted: 06/24/2017 1:48 a.m.

DEAR CAR TALK: I have a 2016 Honda Civic. I was delighted to find that my gas mileage was recording at an impressive 41.4 mpg through the spring and summer months.

Business news in brief

posted: 06/24/2017 1:48 a.m.

China penalizes trading firm $101M

How to organize the pantry

posted: 06/24/2017 1:48 a.m.

Have you ever met someone who had the most perfectly arranged pantry? If so, it was likely as if you had walked into a wonderland: truffle oil, olive oil, peanut oil and canola oil on one shelf; almond flour, quinoa and rice in separate containers.

5 ways to handle a tight spot

posted: 06/24/2017 1:47 a.m.

Small spaces demand a more imaginative approach to storage and decorating. Designers Kiera Kushlan and Jessica Centella of Residents Understood in Washington had lots of creative ideas for Louisa Bargeron's 835-square-foot co-op. We asked them for some pointers based on the space problems they faced.

News in brief

posted: 06/24/2017 1:47 a.m.

Aid fund passes goal for wounded lobbyist

Cucumber sex ed: Flowers do the job

posted: 06/24/2017 1:46 a.m.

If you are going to venture at all beyond the ordinary in growing cucumbers -- and you must if you want to eat the best-tasting ones -- then you should think about how they reproduce.

Use of natural materials makes a home inviting

posted: 06/24/2017 1:45 a.m.

Interior spaces that are too fussy make me uncomfortable. I think when you really live in a home, there needs to be a bit of disorder. A messy stack of books next to your reading chair in the living room floor. A cat asleep on the duvet at the bottom of your bed. A piece of furniture with a story to tell, such as a chest with chipping paint or an ottoman upholstered in a worn old rug.

Super Quiz: Quotations

posted: 06/24/2017 1:45 a.m.

1. "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and _________."

Helpful Hints

posted: 06/24/2017 1:44 a.m.

DEAR READERS: We are right in the middle of mosquito season. What can you do? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( has some good hints:

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 06/24/2017 1:43 a.m.

Happy birthday. The mission drives you. At times you'll be hyper-productive, singlehandedly accomplishing more than whole teams do. Respect your need to hibernate and rejuvenate because it's how you'll stay healthy. Lifestyle upgrades are cemented in November.

On Christianity

posted: 06/24/2017 1:42 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Some of the young people in our church are going on a summer missions project in a few weeks. They are going to help a small church in Central America with a construction project, but to be honest, what good can they do? I haven't said anything, but I'm not sure if projects like this are worth the effort.

Sons find parents dead in sunroom in Fort Smith

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

FORT SMITH -- Police were investigating Friday what they suspect was a murder-suicide involving a husband and wife.

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship notebook

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Tubert matures during time on tour

South Korean rookie goes low, takes charge

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Sung Hyun Park has a few nicknames in her native South Korea.

Hindsville woman guilty of abuse, theft

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Hindsville woman pleaded guilty Friday in Washington County Circuit Court to injecting a mentally handicapped man in her care with methamphetamine and stealing his truck and money.

State drops nine schools from its probation list

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

The number of schools classified earlier this month as being on probation for violating state education standards in the 2016-17 school year dropped by nine Thursday, leaving a total of 11.

Personal Space

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Jenna Ruhe


posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Darrius Green, 25, of 2315 E. Kantz Cove in Fayetteville was arrested Thursday in connection with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm. Green was being held Friday at the Washington County Detention Center with no bond set.

DEAR ABBY: Family communication gap is sparked by dad's disapproval

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: We are from the Middle East. My younger brother married an American woman and moved to Arizona, where her family lives. Because our dad didn't approve, my brother made the plans behind our back and told Dad in an email. He also didn't mention that they were moving until a week before the wedding.

Public Meetings

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Monday 5:30 p.m. Fayetteville Planning Commission -- Room 219, City Hall, 113 W. Mountain St.

Highfill approves money for fire station work

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

HIGHFILL -- The City Council heard department reports and approved spending money to finish the fire station and to trim and remove trees from the city park.

THURSDAY’S LATE GAME: VIDEO: Perry, Christon key West victory

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Ending a seven-game losing streak was a high priority for the West All-Stars. Czar Perry and Exavion Christon made sure it happened.

Local Notes

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.


Royals get past Blue Jays, reach .500 for first time since April

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Whit Merrifield hit a two-run, two-out double that capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Friday night to reach .500 for the first time since April.

Baptist church celebrates 160 years on Spring Creek

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

"I tell them every Sunday, 'God is great, and we still need him as much as we ever did,'" said Jimmy Tollison, pastor of Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Springdale.

TheatreSquared launches public phase of campaign, breaks ground in Fayetteville

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Artistic Director Bob Ford teared up when he began thanking some of the partners who made the early stages of TheatreSquared possible. He wasn't acting.

Former Northwest Arkansas Univision host arrested in Texas

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Former Univision Arkansas host Victor Hugo Alvarez-Real, 35, of 1012 N. Kansas St. in Springdale has been arrested in Texas in connection with the rape of a child, according to court and online records.

Knaus robbed, race notes taken

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Seven-time NASCAR championship-winning crew chief Chad Knaus was oddly calm Friday, even though his race notes for star driver Jimmie Johnson this weekend had been stolen from his rental car in San Francisco.

Eureka Springs sets July 4th fireworks

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

For the first time since 2006, Eureka Springs will have a fireworks show to celebrate America's independence.

Faith Matters: Lutherans support LGBTQ+

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

June is Gay Pride month, and I'm taking a moment to proclaim loudly and proudly how thankful I am for the increasing number of Christian faith communities who celebrate LGBTQ+ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer] lives, and who partner with them to deepen our shared Christian walk of discipleship.

Greenway Equipment donates $250,000 to Campaign Arkansas at UA

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Greenway Equipment of Weiner is contributing $250,000 to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville to benefit students in the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

Oklahoma duo forms nice 1-2 punch

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

The Oklahoma duo of Cody Heflin and Thompson Berryhill were the best of the team ropers Friday night at the 73rd annual Rodeo of the Ozarks at Parsons Stadium.

Madison County man marks 73 years of rodeo in Springdale

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Frank Fitch has seen a lot of rodeos -- most of them from the same seat.

THURSDAY’S LATE GAME: TCU holds off Louisville rally

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Sean Wymer struck out national player of the year Brendan McKay in two key situations while pitching 41/3 innings of shutout relief, and TCU was on the right side of two close plays in a 4-3 vikctory over Louisville in a College World Series elimination game Thursday night.

Sawyer guides Tulsa past NWA

posted: 06/24/2017 1 a.m.

Wynston Sawyer homered and singled twice, scoring two runs as the Tulsa Drillers beat the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 8-2 on Friday.

Friday, June 23

Police investigate possible murder-suicide after 2 found dead inside Arkansas home

posted: 06/23/2017 4:58 p.m.

Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide after two people were found dead, each with a gunshot wound, inside a Fort Smith home midday Friday, officials said.

Sheriff: Arkansan sets fire to in-laws' home to cover up thefts, reports blaze to authorities

posted: 06/23/2017 4:46 p.m.

An Arkansas 21-year-old was arrested Thursday after he set fire to his in-laws house to cover up his thefts, then reported it to law enforcement as if he just discovered the blaze, police said.

Man accused of pistol-whipping, robbing Arkansas resident in home invasion

posted: 06/23/2017 3:56 p.m.

A man was arrested Thursday after he forced his way into the apartment of a Fayetteville man, pistol-whipped him and stole around $400 with two other robbers, police said.

Family expecting euthanized dog's ashes gets frozen body instead

posted: 06/23/2017 3:52 p.m.

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania family expecting to pick up the ashes of their beloved pet were instead handed the animal's frozen body.

FIRST LOOK: Interactive photos show Broadway Bridge pedestrian/bicycle path; span to open soon

posted: 06/23/2017 3:45 p.m.

FIRST LOOK: Interactive photos show Broadway Bridge pedestrian/bicycle path; span to open soon

PHOTO: Prize fish named 'Big Al' nets Arkansas man $15,000

posted: 06/23/2017 3:27 p.m.

A fish caught Tuesday during a Hot Springs tournament netted his captor a whale of a prize, the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reported.

Arkansas man gets life in prison for rape of woman during home invasion

posted: 06/23/2017 2:39 p.m.

A jury took seven minutes Wednesday to convict a Hot Springs man of the rape of a woman during a 2013 home invasion, the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reported.

Police: Arkansas man found covered in blood on porch, admits to stabbing father

posted: 06/23/2017 2:04 p.m.

An Arkansas man was arrested Wednesday after police found him covered in blood and he admitted to stabbing his father, officials said.

Arkansas lieutenant governor says he doesn't want proposed 2% pay raise

posted: 06/23/2017 1:57 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' lieutenant governor says he doesn't want a 2 percent pay raise a panel is recommending he receive.

Arkansas panel approves temporary ban on sale, use of herbicide

posted: 06/23/2017 1:50 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas panel has voted to temporarily ban the sale and use of an herbicide that has prompted hundreds of complaints and a federal lawsuit from farmers who say it has caused widespread damage to crops.

Driver killed, passenger hurt in 2-vehicle Arkansas wreck

posted: 06/23/2017 1:45 p.m.

A man was killed and a woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck in Boone County on Thursday afternoon, according to state police.

Man injured in shooting in central Arkansas, police say; 1 sought

posted: 06/23/2017 1:28 p.m.

Police are searching for the shooter who struck a man in the arm in Jacksonville Friday morning, officials said.

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for veterans' care

posted: 06/23/2017 1:02 p.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.

Man driving on wet Arkansas road ejected, killed after vehicle hits bridge railing

posted: 06/23/2017 1 p.m.

A driver was killed early Friday after his vehicle struck an Arkansas bridge railing, ejecting him, police said.

Workers help woman find necklace buried in 15 tons of hospital waste

posted: 06/23/2017 12:42 p.m.

OXFORD, N.J. — A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her special necklace that was thrown in the trash after she went to a hospital, thanks to a group of hardworking sanitation workers.

NEWS QUIZ: 10 questions about Arkansas headlines from the past week

posted: 06/23/2017 12:08 p.m.

NEWS QUIZ: 10 questions about Arkansas headlines from the past week

Boy killed after motorcycle drives off state highway, hits tree

posted: 06/23/2017 noon

A minor was killed in Cleburne County after his motorcycle hit a tree on an Arkansas highway on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The Recruiting Guy: Springdale D-lineman Isaiah Nichols talks about pledge to Hogs

posted: 06/23/2017 noon

Springdale defensive lineman Isaiah Nichols, an Arkansas commit, joined Recruiting Thursday to talk about realizing his childhood dream to be a Razorback.

Little Rock restaurant robber 'sounded like' fired worker, police told

posted: 06/23/2017 11:53 a.m.

A man who robbed a Subway in Little Rock at gunpoint Thursday night sounded to one person at the scene like a worker who had been fired, according to a Little Rock Police Department report.

Majority leader's focus: Finding votes for Senate health care bill

posted: 06/23/2017 11:53 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate.

Former Arkansas TV host jailed on rape charge in Texas after 7-year-old sexually abused

posted: 06/23/2017 11:46 a.m.

A former Univision Arkansas host was arrested in Texas on Wednesday in the sexual abuse of a 7-year-old, according to court and online records.

Police: Shoplifter threatens to 'shoot up' midtown Little Rock Target after struggling with workers

posted: 06/23/2017 11:40 a.m.

A thief who stole shoes and a soda from the midtown Little Rock Target threatened to return and "shoot up the store" after struggling with employees who tried to stop him, police said.

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in U.S. student's death

posted: 06/23/2017 11:36 a.m.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.

5 people electrocuted in pool at water park, later die

posted: 06/23/2017 11:28 a.m.

ANKARA, Turkey— Turkish media reports say five people — three of them children — were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died.

Style: A condo with girly glam

posted: 06/23/2017 11:20 a.m.

Louisa Bargeron loved the 10-foot ceilings, the fireplace with the original tile and the claw-foot tub in her one-bedroom co-op at the venerable Ontario in Washington. The hodgepodge kitchen, the cracked ancient bathroom tile and her collection of mismatched furniture — not so much.

New homes sales rebound 2.9 percent in May

posted: 06/23/2017 11:07 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West.

Johnny Depp apologizes for joke about assassinating Donald Trump

updated: 06/23/2017 2:56 p.m.

NEW YORK — Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain.

Trump suggests he was trying to keep ex-FBI director honest with tweet about tapes

posted: 06/23/2017 10:33 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations.

Man pleads guilty, gets life sentence in killing of Arkansas sheriff's deputy, 2 others

updated: 06/23/2017 3:42 p.m.

DARDANELLE — A man charged in the shooting deaths of an Arkansas sheriff's lieutenant, a woman and a teenage girl pleaded guilty Friday, avoiding a possible death penalty but ensuring he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

University of Arkansas grad to investigate Navy collision off Japan that killed 7

posted: 06/23/2017 10:06 a.m.

TOKYO — A rear admiral has been named to head the U.S. Navy's investigation into a collision off Japan that took the lives of seven sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald.

'Smokey and the Bandit' fans retrace wild ride from Texas-Arkansas line to Atlanta

posted: 06/23/2017 9:59 a.m.

ATLANTA — They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Smokey and the Bandit."

Authorities: Teen stole multiple vehicles, crashed on I-630 in Little Rock after chase

updated: 06/23/2017 5:10 p.m.

Authorities have identified an 18-year-old who was arrested Friday morning after he reportedly led law enforcement on a chase through Pulaski County, crashed two stolen vehicles and hit a police unit on Interstate 630.

The Recruiting Guy: D-line commit Emmit Gooden: Hog fans second to none

posted: 06/23/2017 9 a.m.

Arkansas defensive tackle commitment Emmit Gooden spoke in-depth about his pledge to the Hogs on Recruiting Thursday and why he believes the Razorback fan base is second to none.

Arkansas State Police investigating after human remains found

posted: 06/23/2017 4:36 a.m.

Law enforcement officials on Thursday found human remains in Paragould and have summoned the Arkansas State Police to assist in the investigation, Greene County Coroner Dick Pace said.

Boxer Jermain Taylor a no-show at hearing, judge rules for gunshot victim

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Representatives for Jermain Taylor informed the judge that Taylor was in Florida, with no money and no intention of making his afternoon hearing in Little Rock.

Senate GOP uncloaks redo of health care

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Senate Republicans set forth their plan for redoing the 2010 health care law Thursday with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions.

Arkansas sheriff: Boy, 2, dies of gunshot wound; shooting believed accidental

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Yell County authorities said Thursday that they believe the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old boy at his home near Danville earlier this week was accidental.

Two Arkansas cities order medical-marijuana moratoriums; temporary bans raise legal questions

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Two Arkansas cities have imposed months-long bans on medical-marijuana facilities, a test of local control as prospective growers and sellers prepare to vie for state licenses beginning June 30.

Life-term ban ruled improper by Arkansas judge; law for minors falls short, he says

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

An Arkansas law enacted earlier this year to ban life-without-parole sentences for minors was struck down as unconstitutional Thursday by a Pulaski County judge who said it did not go far enough in removing mandatory sentences.

4 arrested in after 10 pounds of methamphetamine found in vehicle in North Little Rock, police say

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

North Little Rock police arrested four people on drug trafficking charges after finding 10 pounds of methamphetamine in a vehicle Thursday morning, according to reports.

ASU stadium expansion revealed

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas State University revealed plans Thursday to renovate the north end zone of Centennial Bank Stadium with new team facilities and premium outdoor seating options for a yet-to-be-determined cost.

Arkansas native Malik Monk picked by Charlotte Hornets in NBA draft

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Malik Monk was overwhelmed at the idea of being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, a team owned by former NBA star Michael Jordan.

State reduces Medicaid rolls 10,124 in May

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

More than 10,100 people were removed from Arkansas' Medicaid program last month as a result of an effort to identify recipients who are receiving benefits in more than one state, Arkansas officials said Thursday.

Former Arkansas sheriff's deputy gets probation in meth frame-up

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

A former sheriff's deputy in southeast Arkansas has pleaded guilty to charges related to a plot to plant methamphetamine on an unsuspecting person.

Trump derides meddling 'hoax'

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump on Thursday called Russia's meddling in the 2016 election "all a big Dem HOAX" and accused former President Barack Obama and his administration of not doing enough last year to "stop" Russian interference.

State drops 9 schools from its probation list

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

The number of schools classified earlier this month as being on probation for violating state education standards in the 2016-17 school year dropped by nine Thursday, leaving a total of 11.

21 Arkansas guardsmen bound for Balkans

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Families and friends dressed in red, white and blue filled the 39th Brigade headquarters in North Little Rock to see off 21 Arkansas National Guardsmen for a nine-month mission Thursday morning.

Harasser of Arkansas campers sentenced in woman's death

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

A Hot Springs man who caused a vehicle to roll over and kill a woman as she slept in a tent last year was sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to multiple charges in Garland County Circuit Court.

Suit says city in Arkansas misused sanitation fees, took recyclables to landfill

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

- A city sanitation customer is suing the Fort Smith because she says it has improperly used sanitation fees by dumping recyclable material into the city landfill instead of recycling it.

Arkansas man sentenced in meth case; he gets 35 years for 50-pound stash intercepted in 2016

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

An Alma man has been sentenced in federal court to 35 years in prison after he was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the Fort Smith area.

Arkansas Supreme Court justices upbraid Court of Appeals

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Justices on the Arkansas Supreme Court again criticized the Court of Appeals, writing in a footnote of an opinion released Thursday that the lower court failed to supply proper documentation with a case.

The Recruiting Guy: 'Lot of love' put Hogs in running for LB Charlton

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

Hard work by Arkansas Razorbacks inside linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves has the Hogs in the running for highly recruited linebacker Randy Charlton.

Eureka Springs sets July 4th fireworks; display to be city’s first in 11 years

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

For the first time since 2006, Eureka Springs will have a fireworks show to celebrate America’s independence.

ON FILM: Movies like 'Transformers: The Last Knight' have an audience, but many of us aren’t in it

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

My friend saw 47 Meters Down and Rough Night over the weekend. He, quite reasonably, asked me what I thought of them. (He didn't like either one.)

Arkansas Plant Board sets Engenia-vote redo

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

As complaints about crop damage continue to mount, the state Plant Board will meet today to decide how, or whether, to correct a mistake made Tuesday during a vote on an emergency proposal to ban the sale and use of Engenia, a dicamba herbicide.

Route picked for Mayflower railroad overpass

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Arkansas 89 railroad overpass project in Mayflower reached a milestone this week with the identification of a preferred alignment through the Faulkner County town of 2,200.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Statehood cartography

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

June is statehood celebration month for Arkansas, which was admitted to the union as the 25th state on June 15, 1836.

Little Rock grocer stops thief taking cart of food

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

An employee of a Little Rock grocery store first used pepper spray and then pulled out a gun to stop a man trying to steal a cart of food Wednesday evening, officials said.

Little Rock mall store worker foils stripper-pole theft

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

A woman was chased into a common area of Little Rock's Park Plaza mall Wednesday as she tried to steal a stripper pole from a store, an employee bitten during the attempted robbery told police.

Man robbed as he stood in Little Rock driveway

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 25-year-old Little Rock man was robbed at gunpoint early Thursday by a man who approached him as he stood outside his home, authorities said.

Security-systems firm in Little Rock hit by thieves

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

A man with a hammer broke into a Little Rock distributor of home and business security products and made off with items including doorbell recorders, authorities said.

Tropical Depression Cindy spawns suspected tornado

updated: 06/23/2017 3:42 a.m.

A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Ala., flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, and the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide -- two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast.

Verdict tossed, 36-year inmate free man again

updated: 06/23/2017 3:40 a.m.

Set free after 36 years in prison for a murder conviction that took decades to unravel, John Floyd donned a black T-shirt bearing the word "justice" Thursday before leaving the courthouse where a federal judge formally signed off on his release.

Lawyer's error not grounds for new trial, justices rule

updated: 06/23/2017 3:38 a.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Boston man seeking to overturn his murder conviction because his lawyer failed to object when the trial judge closed the courtroom during jury selection.

Pelosi defends herself as leader

updated: 06/23/2017 3:36 a.m.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her leadership on Thursday in the face of needling from President Donald Trump and grumbling from fellow House Democrats exasperated after a high-profile special election loss.

In Flint stabbing, suspect’s life probed

posted: 06/23/2017 3:34 a.m.

The Canadian man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism was a part-time caretaker at the Montreal apartment building where he lived and had once studied to sell insurance, a landlord and an insurance company spokesman said Thursday.

Friend of ex-S. Korea leader gets 3-year term

posted: 06/23/2017 3:29 a.m.

A South Korean court today sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university.

Small island hopes built on sand

updated: 06/23/2017 3:27 a.m.

To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris climate change pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle.

One of 9 people hospitalized in London mosque attack dies

updated: 06/23/2017 3:22 a.m.

Makram Ali moved to the United Kingdom from Bangladesh when he was 10. He and his wife raised four daughters and two sons. He loved strolling in parks with his two grandchildren. His family was about to take a vacation in Canada.

Texan indicted in mosque blaze

posted: 06/23/2017 3:21 a.m.

A man has been indicted on a hate crime charge in connection with a January fire that destroyed a Texas mosque, authorities announced on Thursday.

Attacker in Paris pledged to ISIS

updated: 06/23/2017 3:21 a.m.

The Frenchman killed when he drove a car packed with arms and explosives into a Paris police convoy in a failed attack had pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group and asked his family to remember him as a martyr, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Thursday.

May talks exit plans at summit

updated: 06/23/2017 3:16 a.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that EU citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union, and says their fate will be a top priority in British exit negotiations -- prompting praise from other EU leaders.

U.S. reassures on Kurds, Turks say

updated: 06/23/2017 3:13 a.m.

Turkish officials said Thursday that U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has written to his Turkish counterpart, reassuring him that arms provided to Syrian Kurdish fighters would be taken back once Islamic State militants are ousted from their main stronghold in Syria, the city of Raqqa.

The world in brief

posted: 06/23/2017 3:06 a.m.

Odd air cited for Portugal fire’s lethality

The nation in brief

updated: 06/23/2017 3:04 a.m.

Thousands attend Warmbier funeral

Names and faces

updated: 06/23/2017 3 a.m.

Actor George Clooney's "perfect" tequila -- so smooth it doesn't burn the throat, require lime and salt or, apparently, induce a hangover -- was meant to be consumed only by the actor and his friends. It was never meant to become a brand or a company, just a private treat, after they developed it over two years with a distiller in Mexico.

Getting it straight

posted: 06/23/2017 3 a.m.

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Kim Christ Deputy Managing Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 501-378-3495 during business hours Monday through Friday.

In the news

updated: 06/23/2017 2:59 a.m.

Carmino Giannone, 26, of Norristown, Pa., called it an "honest mistake" when he repossessed a minivan that had a sleeping 7-year-old in the rear seat, prompting screams from the child's mother and bystanders when he drove off and resulting in Philadelphia police stopping him 10 blocks away.

JPs approve plan for voting centers

posted: 06/23/2017 2:38 a.m.

Voters in Sebastian County will be able to cast ballots at any polling place in the county beginning with the Sept. 19 school election after the the Quorum Court approved the establishment of vote centers.

Lanes to close on U.S. 67/167 in Pulaski, Lonoke counties

posted: 06/23/2017 2:36 a.m.

Continuing work on U.S. 67/167 in Pulaski and Lonoke counties will require another round of overnight lane closures beginning Sunday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Kensett man dies in street, police say

posted: 06/23/2017 2:27 a.m.

White County sheriff's investigators were interviewing a "person of interest" Wednesday in the early morning death of a Kensett man.

76ers, Lakers get wants, lead 1-and-done parade

posted: 06/23/2017 2:25 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night.

Work to shut lane on U.S. 70 stretch

posted: 06/23/2017 2:24 a.m.

Work on U.S. 70 in Garland County will require an eastbound lane closure for five days beginning today, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Arkansas 112 lanes to close for project

posted: 06/23/2017 2:23 a.m.

Work on the U.S. 412 northern bypass project will require a lane closure on Arkansas 112 in Springdale for five days beginning Monday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

I-49 lanes to close for widening work

posted: 06/23/2017 2:23 a.m.

Construction on Interstate 49 in Bentonville will require additional overnight lane closures beginning today and lasting into next week, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

LPGA Northwest Arkansas Championship: Suddenly, parity par for course

posted: 06/23/2017 2:21 a.m.

ROGERS -- Four different players had already won at least twice when the LPGA Tour made its 2016 stop at Pinnacle Country Club for the Northwest Arkansas Championship.

Commentary: Football 'arms race' shifting to staffs

posted: 06/23/2017 2:19 a.m.

A few of the names might be familiar, although their duties and titles have remained vague to most people.

Bulls, Wolves make Butler deal

posted: 06/23/2017 2:19 a.m.

MINNEAPOLIS -- The long-anticipated reunion between Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau is on.

Gomez drives in 5 runs as Rangers rout Blue Jays

posted: 06/23/2017 2:18 a.m.

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Carlos Gomez homered twice to drive in five runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Thursday for a split of their four-game series.

Source: Jeter doesn't have enough to buy Marlins yet

posted: 06/23/2017 2:16 a.m.

The Miami Marlins, Derek Jeter and Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred met in New York City on Thursday to discuss the Marlins sale, and the sides emerged with the understanding that Jeter is short of the money he needs to buy the team but will keep working at it, according to an MLB source.

Cards use home runs to rally past Travelers

posted: 06/23/2017 2:15 a.m.

Dakota Hudson allowed two runs over eight innings as the Springfield Cardinals defeated the Arkansas Travelers 4-2 on Thursday at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo.

TCU holds off Louisville rally

posted: 06/23/2017 2:15 a.m.

OMAHA, Neb. -- Sean Wymer struck out national player of the year Brendan McKay in two key situations while pitching 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief, and TCU was on the right side of two close plays in a 4-3 vikctory over Louisville in a College World Series elimination game Thursday night.

All-Star football: Blackhawk Holly enjoys experience

posted: 06/23/2017 2:13 a.m.

CONWAY -- Zaine Holley will wear the Pea Ridge Blackhawks' black and red helmet for the final time tonight.

Perry, Christon key West victory

posted: 06/23/2017 2:12 a.m.

CONWAY -- Ending a seven-game losing streak was a high priority for the West All-Stars. Czar Perry and Exavion Christon made sure it happened.

Daily Record

posted: 06/23/2017 2:12 a.m.


VIDEO: East continues its winning streak

posted: 06/23/2017 2:12 a.m.

CONWAY -- The East continues to dominate the West as it picked up its sixth consecutive victory in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Girls All-Star basketball game Thursday at the University of Central Arkansas' Farris Center, going on a 27-17 run in the final period for a 68-58 win.

Getting it straight

posted: 06/23/2017 2:11 a.m.

The team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, comprised of two brothers and a friend, created the songs in Motown: The Musical. A review in Thursday's paper incorrectly described the team's makeup and should have identified as actors the performers who portrayed Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Four Tops.

LPGA Northwest Arkansas Championship report: Miyazato talks life after Tour

posted: 06/23/2017 2:11 a.m.

ROGERS -- Citing a struggle to stay motivated, Japan's Ai Miyazato decided in May to step away from the LPGA Tour at the end of this season. The 2012 LPGA Northwest Arkansas champion said plans to retire came some time before that.

Education notebook

posted: 06/23/2017 2:11 a.m.

Beebe principal will take NLR job

ARKANSAS STATE FOOTBALL: ASU gets Kazada, former Briles aide

posted: 06/23/2017 2:10 a.m.

Arkansas State University announced Thursday morning the hiring of its new strength and conditioning coach, Kaz Kazadi, who had spent the previous nine seasons in the same role at Baylor.

Other days

updated: 06/23/2017 2:10 a.m.

100 years ago

State sports briefs

posted: 06/23/2017 2:09 a.m.


Arkansas Supreme Court

posted: 06/23/2017 2:09 a.m.

The Arkansas Supreme Court released opinions Thursday. 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

Off the wire

posted: 06/23/2017 2:08 a.m.

Carr agrees to extension

Second Thoughts: Rizzo wrong, Padres right to keep peace

posted: 06/23/2017 2:06 a.m.

San Diego Padres fans have plenty to be upset about.

OPINION — Editorial: Who are these people?

posted: 06/23/2017 2:05 a.m.

Who are these people, these Christians, these humans who believe in something higher than themselves? Who are they to leave the peace and comfort of their perfectly good homes here in the United States, where law and police protect them, to go to God-forsaken places overseas to help others in climates not fit for anything but snakes and camels?

OPINION: Don't get carried away

posted: 06/23/2017 2:04 a.m.

I was the op-ed editor at the Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. We ran a series of investigative pieces "raising serious questions" (as we say in the scandal business) about the nefarious things the Clintons were thought to have done back in Arkansas.

OPINION — Editorial: All politics is still local

posted: 06/23/2017 2:03 a.m.

Reports that Tuesday's off-year election races in Georgia and South Carolina would prove a bellwether for all of next year's congressional races have proven premature at best, and at worst simply cockeyed. How could some of our more esteemed political analysts have so miscalculated? For any number of reasons. For instance: assuming that the record amounts of money poured into a couple of congressional districts in the South by national parties would determine their outcome. Southerners' votes, it turns out, are still not for sale.

Tyson sending its beef to China

posted: 06/23/2017 2:03 a.m.

Tyson Foods Inc. has sent a shipment of beef to China, making it one of the first meat companies in the nation to send U.S. beef to the country in roughly 13 years. Analysts estimated that the recent U.S. beef trade agreement with China would go into effect as early as late July or early August, but initial signs from U.S.-based meatpackers have shown swifter results.

OPINION — Editorial: Perils of aerial chess

posted: 06/23/2017 2:03 a.m.

Five feet isn't a whole lot of space, but Russia apparently thinks it's just enough to send the U.S. a message. On Monday, a Russian Su-27 fighter jet sidled up alongside a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane flying over the Baltic Sea, coming within 5 feet of the American aircraft. The Russian jet lingered for a few minutes, then veered away.

Ease up, food importers tell China

posted: 06/23/2017 2:02 a.m.

BEIJING -- Food exporters including the United States and European Union are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that they say would hamper access to its fast-growing market.

OPINION: Gridlock!

posted: 06/23/2017 2:01 a.m.

Donald Trump promised to get Congress to repeal Obamacare, enact tax reform, pass a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, impose tariffs on outsourcers, subsidize child care, and fund a border wall with Mexico--all in the first 100 days of his presidency. Not surprisingly, none of those things happened. What is surprising is that little of this agenda has even been submitted by the president to Congress.

Ohio pipeline builder damaging wetlands, has farmers bristling

posted: 06/23/2017 2:01 a.m.

Energy Transfer Partners, the company that built the Dakota Access pipeline, is building a $4.2 billion natural gas line in Ohio that has caused seven industrial spills, polluted fragile Ohio wetlands and angered local farmers.

Qatar Airways after piece of airline

posted: 06/23/2017 2:01 a.m.

DALLAS -- State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a move that would trigger an antitrust review by the U.S. government and carry political and trade-policy implications.

OPINION - Guest writer: Transparency's sake

posted: 06/23/2017 2 a.m.

Do you ever wonder why government officials steal taxpayer money? Like the former employee of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office who stole over $40,000 from the department? Or the two employees at the state Department of Human Services who were involved in a fraud scheme to defraud taxpayers of over $12 million meant to feed at-risk children?

Market report: Oil price recovery steadies stocks

posted: 06/23/2017 2 a.m.

NEW YORK -- U.S. stock indexes held steady Thursday after the slide in oil prices slowed.

Big banks clear Fed's stress test

posted: 06/23/2017 1:59 a.m.

The nation's largest banks breezed through the first phase of their annual stress tests Thursday, demonstrating that they have enough capital to withstand the type of financial shock that nearly ruined the industry and the world economy in 2008.

Business news in brief

posted: 06/23/2017 1:59 a.m.

Buffett firm bails out distressed lender


posted: 06/23/2017 1:58 a.m.

Overcame adversities

News in brief

posted: 06/23/2017 1:58 a.m.

Wal-Mart invites firms to Open Call

Review: Transformers: The Last Knight

posted: 06/23/2017 1:56 a.m.

Michael Bay clearly takes pride in making movies critics don't like.


posted: 06/23/2017 1:54 a.m.

Transformers: The Last Knight


posted: 06/23/2017 1:53 a.m.

Baby Driver, R A talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) -- who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game -- decides after meeting the woman of his dreams (Lily James) to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break, until he's coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey). With Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez, Paul Williams, Flea; directed by Edgar Wright. Opens Wednesday

Commentary: Hollywood dystopia or a lens into future?

posted: 06/23/2017 1:51 a.m.

Since the plagues of the Old Testament, we have contemplated the Apocalypse, the world rising in vengeance as men, women and children scurry across the brutal landscape of a lost paradise. Skies rain hail, locusts swarm, rivers turn to blood, darkness falls.

Cars 3 smokes Wonder Woman

posted: 06/23/2017 1:50 a.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Racing to the top, Walt Disney Co.'s Cars 3 unseated Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman after a two-week box-office reign.

Home Movies

posted: 06/23/2017 1:50 a.m.

Life, directed by Daniel Espinosa

Pixar tunes up its Cars franchise, keeps it going

posted: 06/23/2017 1:48 a.m.

In Hollywood, as it is everywhere, no one escapes from the ravages of time. Not the beautiful people who walk the red carpets. Not the power players who pull the strings in the executive suites.

Super Quiz: Cities in song titles

posted: 06/23/2017 1:47 a.m.

1. "Autumn in _________"

Helpful Hints

posted: 06/23/2017 1:46 a.m.

DEAR HELOISE: How do you kill dust mites? I just moved into my first house, and I don't want any dust mites in my house.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 06/23/2017 1:45 a.m.

Happy birthday. You'll thrive in many kinds of relationships this year. You'll have an easy give-and-take with some. For others it's a give and give, and this will teach you and grow your heart. You'll be repaid in July. Travel attracts new business in October.

On Christianity

posted: 06/23/2017 1:44 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I never got along very well with my parents, and when I rebelled and left home I thought I was finally free. Well, I've done everything I ever wanted to do, but now I'm miserable and almost broke. I ought to go home, but I can't bring myself to do it. I don't know why I'm writing, but I guess you could pray for me.

Willow Heights plan in Fayetteville moves along, neighbors seek other options

posted: 06/23/2017 1:10 a.m.

Members of the public expressed their feelings about moving residents out of public housing at Willow Heights and into a Section 8 program at Morgan Manor but the process likely will go on as planned.

Benton County seeks help for Wagon Wheel Road bridge

posted: 06/23/2017 1:09 a.m.

Seeking help in replacing the outdated and overloaded Wagon Wheel Road Bridge, Benton County's justice of the peace on Thursday authorized the county to apply for federal transportation grant money.

Bentonville School District introduces new logo

posted: 06/23/2017 1:08 a.m.

The School District has adopted a new logo meant to represent integrity, opportunity and excellence.

Benton County Sheriff's Office opens Prairie Creek substation

posted: 06/23/2017 1:07 a.m.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office opened a fourth substation Thursday, which will give deputies a closer base and a heightened community presence, officials said.

Fayetteville man arrested in connection with aggravated burglary

posted: 06/23/2017 1:06 a.m.

Patrick Banks Jr., 21, of 223 W. Village Lake Drive was arrested Thursday in connection with aggravated residential burglary, terroristic threatening, engaging in violent criminal activity and false imprisonment.

Farmington approve floodplain update plan

posted: 06/23/2017 1:05 a.m.

A study to update the city's floodplain will look at three streams in the city to provide accurate information for flood insurance maps.

Clifford, Parker join UAMS Northwest Advisory Board

posted: 06/23/2017 1:04 a.m.

Ed Clifford and Karen Parker will join the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest Regional Campus Advisory Board to support efforts to expand academic medicine in the region. Their three-year terms begin July 1.

VIDEO: Northwest Arkansas' Boys & Girls Clubs receive $650,000

posted: 06/23/2017 1:03 a.m.

About two dozen children from area Boys & Girls Clubs licked sticky fingers and wiped messy faces after enjoying the fruit pizzas they made at Brightwater on Thursday morning.

Paving to close 112 lanes, I-49 lane closings set

posted: 06/23/2017 1:02 a.m.

Paving work associated with building the U.S. 412 Northern Bypass requires a lane closing on Arkansas 112, according to Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials.

School Board hears about gifted, talented program

posted: 06/23/2017 1:01 a.m.

The School District plans to expand its program for gifted and talented students next year, according to program coordinator Valerie King.


posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

Baby Driver, R A talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) -- who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game -- decides after meeting the woman of his dreams (Lily James) to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break, until he's coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey). With Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez, Paul Williams, Flea; directed by Edgar Wright. Opens Wednesday

Multiple Musical Tastes

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

Highberry is coming home to The Farm. Back in 2010, Highberry started out as a Fourth of July party at the home of Jon Walker, CEO of Deadhead Productions, north of Eureka Springs. Since then, Highberry has taken place at either the Byrd Sanctuary or at Mulberry Mountain. In the years since, the event has grown into a mature music festival complete with multiple stages, art classes, vendors and enough camping space to accommodate thousands.

Public Meetings

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Tesla in talks to set up China car factory

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

HONG KONG -- Tesla Motors is in discussions to establish a factory in Shanghai, its first in China, a move that could bolster its efforts in one of its major markets even as it further lifts China's position as a builder of electric cars.

STACY LEWIS INVITATIONAL: Campos, Rivera take home titles

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Zoe Antoinette Campos defeated Michaela Morard on the first playoff hole to win the third annual KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational on Thursday.

VIDEO: More Than Music

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

"Dancing in the Street"

Guadron finishes career in style

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

CONWAY -- Erick Guadron capped an exceptional career by scoring the winning goal in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star boys soccer game Wednesday night.

VIDEO: Hitting The High Notes

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

"What they expect to get is some time on stage -- that's our big claim to fame."

VIDEO: 'Life Skills Through Stage Skills'

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

Trike Theatre's artistic director Kassie Misiewicz says that the Bentonville-based children's theater's summer Youth Theatre Production Camp is operating a little differently this year.

Sharing Memories

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

Tom Hoehn calls his artwork -- and even showing it for the first time -- "selfish."


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TODAY (6/23)


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Golf: Gold medal win rekindles Park's love for golf

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

LAS COLINAS, Texas -- Inbee Park could not contain her emotion any longer.

Crawley brothers excel at Rodeo of the Ozarks

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Sterling Crawley had a good ride in the saddle bronc riding event Thursday night in the 73rd annual Rodeo of the Ozarks, but his older brother, Jacobs, was better.

Music For Miles

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

We don't have to tell you that Northwest Arkansas is home for, and host of, some amazing creative talent. Our corner of the state also attracts some impressive names when it comes to nationally and internationally touring musical celebrities. But with our perfect position between some of the Midwest's biggest cities, even more famous names and concerts on a spectacular level are constantly landing just outside our borders. For those of you willing to drive just a couple hours up the road -- or even a few hours across state lines -- for a good show, this monthly calendar of major concerts happening in the region can help you decide which shows are worth your time and your gas.

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship notebook

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

ROGERS — Knowing this is her last year on the LPGA Tour, Ai Miyazato is ready to enjoy her time at this week’s Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G.

DEAR ABBY: Serial father keeps chummy relationships with his exes

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: I recently met a 28-year-old father of three I'm interested in. He seems wonderful. He's a hard worker, takes care of his responsibilities and is an amazing father to his children. They're all still very little, but they're great kids.

The Game Is Afoot

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

With "Sherlock Holmes School of Mystery," Fayetteville-based children's theater Arts Live will add yet another original script to its ever-growing list of original work. Penned by Executive Director Mark Landon Smith, the play takes place in a school for would-be detectives and is, says director Jules Taylor, a mix of comedy and mystery.

Har-Ber teammates keep cool for West

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

CONWAY -- High school teammates Emily Doss and Klaire Trainor said they never panicked with the West All-Stars trailed the East All-Stars 2-0 in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star volleyball game at the Farris Center on Wednesday night.

Opening Up, Branching Out

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

Abram Shook's new album "Love At Low Speed," released June 16, allowed the musician to explore one creative departure after another. The album is his first use of string arrangements; it's the first time Shook pursued a cohesive thread -- lyrically and technically -- throughout the album; and the stories on "Low Speed" are contemplative self-reflections rather than the outward observations that make up the songs on his two previous projects.

Walters Leads Naturals past Drillers

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

TULSA, Okla. — Zach Walters hit an RBI single in the seventh inning, leading the Northwest Arkansas Naturals to a 5-2 win over the Tulsa Drillers on Thursday.

Foxconn dangles $10B to create jobs in U.S.

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m.

Terry Gou is intent on building Foxconn Technology Group's international footprint.

Thursday, June 22

The Recruiting Guy: Recruiting Q&A: 2019 QB Ty Evans

posted: 06/22/2017 10:15 p.m.

Arkansas quarterback target Ty Evans joined Recruiting Thursday to discuss his recent two-day visit to Fayetteville and his plans for a return trip in July.

Arkansas judge rules new juvenile sentencing law is unconstitutional

posted: 06/22/2017 5:21 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas judge has struck down a new state law eliminating mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, ruling that it denies individualized sentencing hearings to offenders who are in prison for offenses committed when they were minors.

1 suspect in custody, 1 sought after drive-by shooting in Little Rock, police say

updated: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

No one was reported injured after a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon in Little Rock, according to a police spokesman.

Prosecutors: Prison supervisor ordered guards to hog-tie juvenile inmates

posted: 06/22/2017 4:51 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — An indictment says a former supervisor at a South Carolina juvenile prison ordered guards to hog-tie two inmates and leave them on their stomachs for two hours because they made too much noise.

Arkansas man dies after losing control of vehicle, crashing into tree, police say

posted: 06/22/2017 4:04 p.m.

A 40-year-old man died after the vehicle he was driving traveled off an Arkansas highway and struck a tree Wednesday, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced

posted: 06/22/2017 3:53 p.m.

MILWAUKEE — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be re-tried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday.

Central Arkansas man arrested, accused of raping minor over period of months

posted: 06/22/2017 3:45 p.m.

An Arkansas man is accused of raping a minor multiple times over a period of two to three months, according to authorities.

PHOTO: Large iguana seen roaming Arkansas town; owner sought after lassoing fails

posted: 06/22/2017 2:56 p.m.

The owner of a free-roaming iguana is sought after the large lizard was seen making its way through a Northwest Arkansas town earlier this week.

Fast-food restaurant in downtown Little Rock left in 'disarray' after break-in, police say

updated: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

A downtown Little Rock Wendy's was left in "disarray" after a break-in early Wednesday, police said.

Rock used to break into liquor store at west Little Rock shopping center; cigarettes, bottles taken, police say

posted: 06/22/2017 2:33 p.m.

A liquor store in a west Little Rock shopping center was broken into early Wednesday, and cigarettes and bottles were taken, according to a police report.

Police: Burglar breaks into Little Rock security system distributor, takes doorbell recorders

posted: 06/22/2017 2:30 p.m.

A man with a hammer broke into a Little Rock distributor of home and business security products and made off with items including doorbell recorders, authorities said.

Arkansas babysitter, 14, accused of raping 9-year-old boy in her care

updated: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

A teenager in Arkansas is accused of raping a 9-year-old boy left in her care earlier this week, police said.

Psychologist says he suffered 'torment' designing CIA interrogations

posted: 06/22/2017 2:07 p.m.

SPOKANE, Wash. — A psychologist who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror has said his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him "great, soulful torment."

The Recruiting Guy: Video highlights: Hog commit Desi Sills

posted: 06/22/2017 1:52 p.m.

Arkansas guard commitment Desi Sills' overall game helped Jonesboro to a historic 32-0 season and a Class 6A state title.

LOOK INSIDE: Interactive photos show interior of Pulaski County jail cells

posted: 06/22/2017 1:49 p.m.

LOOK INSIDE: Interactive photos show interior of Pulaski County jail cells

LOOK INSIDE: Interactive photos show interior of Pulaski County jail cells

posted: 06/22/2017 1:49 p.m.

LOOK INSIDE: Interactive photos show interior of Pulaski County jail cells

Sheriff's office: Arkansas father, son arrested after 1 tries to conceal gun, 1 threatens officer

posted: 06/22/2017 1:48 p.m.

An Arkansas father and son were arrested early Thursday after one tried to hide a handgun while talking to a law enforcement officer and the other said "every derogatory name he could think off," officials said.

GALLERY: 22 restaurants coming soon to Little Rock, North Little Rock

updated: 06/27/2017 11:43 a.m.

Check out what we've added to our growing list of eateries coming to the Little Rock metro area.

Trump says he didn't tape his conversations with former FBI director

posted: 06/22/2017 12:46 p.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey, his fired FBI director.

Report: Little Rock salon hit by gunfire; police chase suspected shooter's Camaro, lose sight of it in traffic

posted: 06/22/2017 12:05 p.m.

A Little Rock salon was found struck after an officer overheard gunshots, prompting a chase that lasted until authorities lost sight of the suspected shooter’s vehicle, police said.

Style: I am Iron Man

posted: 06/22/2017 12:02 p.m.

These heavy metal Hasbro movies have been a thing for a decade now, but director Michael Bay promises Transformers: The Last Knight will be his last go round with the series.

Robbed of cash by gunman while standing in driveway, Little Rock man tells police

posted: 06/22/2017 11:45 a.m.

A 25-year-old Little Rock man was robbed at gunpoint early Thursday by an assailant who approached him as he stood outside his home, authorities said.

Little Rock police: Grocery store worker with pepper spray, gun stops man trying to steal cart of food

posted: 06/22/2017 11:42 a.m.

An employee of a Little Rock grocery store thwarted a thief who tried to steal a cart of food by first trying to pepper-spray the man, then pulling out a gun Wednesday evening, officials said.

New director takes helm of Han Solo 'Star Wars' film about three-quarters of way through production

posted: 06/22/2017 11:35 a.m.

NEW YORK — Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

2-year-old Arkansas boy dies of gunshot wound, officials say

posted: 06/22/2017 11:21 a.m.

Arkansas authorities are investigating after a 2-year-old boy died of a gunshot wound in what appears to be an accident, officials said Thursday.

U.S., EU urge China to limit food import control

posted: 06/22/2017 11:13 a.m.

BEIJING — Food exporters including the United States and European Union are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that they say would hamper access to its fast-growing market.

The Recruiting Guy: Arkansas first trip planned for well regarded TE Hudson Henry

posted: 06/22/2017 11:08 a.m.

Arkansas will be the first school highly regarded junior tight end Hudson Henry will visit this year when he makes the trip to Fayetteville next month.

Police: Woman tries to steal stripper pole from Little Rock mall, bites worker

updated: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m.

A woman was chased into a common area of Little Rock’s Park Plaza as she tried to steal a stripper pole from a store, an employee bitten during the attempted robbery told police.

Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all legislators support it

updated: 06/22/2017 2:17 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion of coverage. The measure encountered immediate trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed it but were open to negotiations.

Police: Woman leads officers on half-hour chase, lights cigarette after crashing into pole

posted: 06/22/2017 10:32 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police say a woman led officers on a wild chase in a suspected stolen car that lasted a half-hour and ended when she crashed into a pole.

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

posted: 06/22/2017 10:29 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop it.

Arkansas to open 2017-18 season with Samford

posted: 06/22/2017 10:15 a.m.

Arkansas' next basketball game will be against Samford.

Flash flood warning issued for part of state as Tropical Depression Cindy pushes inland

updated: 06/22/2017 11:22 p.m.

The National Weather Service has extended a flash flood warning for several parts of central Arkansas.

Arkansas man found guilty in killing; dispute with victim over $150 noted at trial

posted: 06/22/2017 9:10 a.m.

A 49-year-old Hot Springs man was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday after a trial in Garland County Circuit Court, the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reported.

THESE TEACHERS, STUDENT UNBOWED: Martial arts dream comes true: Arkansas man breaks board, his disability’s limits

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

Jason Sasser was 13 when he saw a woman break two concrete bricks with her bare feet on television.

Restaurant Transitions: Midtown Billiards reopening set; The Main Cheese closes; La Hacienda to return soon

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

Work to rebuild the bar, billiards and burger joint Midtown Billiards, 1316 Main St., Little Rock, gutted by a Sept. 19 fire, has gone more slowly than expected, says general manager David Shipps, but all will be in readiness for the June 30 grand reopening, 3 p.m-5 a.m. Tickets -- $20 for happy hour, $25 for late-night, available online at -- guarantee membership in the private club; the late-night ticket includes the cover charge for the opening-night band and a free commemorative Midtown Sharpie. Hours will once again be 3 p.m.-5 a.m. daily. The phone number remains (501) 372-9990.

Arkansas legislators approve bathroom-bill study

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

Legislation to restrict how transgender people use public restrooms quietly stalled toward the end of this year's regular legislative session, only to reappear Wednesday.

Arkansas judge sides with airport in banning tenant; man's behavior became 'real safety issue,' director says

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

A man described by his detractors as the bully of the North Little Rock Municipal Airport was banned for five years from the city-owned facility by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Wednesday.

Hot-van fatality earns sanctions for Arkansas child care center

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

The Arkansas Department of Human Services has placed on probation the license of a West Memphis child care center where a disabled 5-year-old boy died June 12 after workers left him in a hot van for eight hours.

Jury acquits North Little Rock parolee in killing of Arkansas teen

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

A North Little Rock parolee accused of killing a 19-year-old Sherwood man during a holdup was acquitted on Wednesday after a three-day trial.

Troopers pursue, nab I-630 speeder; Little Rock man faces fleeing, traffic, drug charges

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas State Police on Wednesday arrested a man who led authorities on a 2½-mile chase in Little Rock, the agency reported.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: The Veg in Little Rock is full of surprises

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

Wait a minute. Pulled BBQ Sandwich? BBQ Nachos? Lobster Roll? Buffalo Wings? Philly Cheesesteak? Isn't this place supposed to be vegan?

Russia got in, Congress hears

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

A portrait of Russia's cyberattacks on the U.S. emerged Wednesday as current and former U.S. officials told Congress that Russia stockpiled stolen information and selectively disseminated it during the 2016 presidential campaign to undermine the U.S. political process.

Rescuers find teen's body in central Arkansas swimming hole

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

The body of a teenager was pulled Tuesday evening from a central Arkansas swimming hole, authorities said.

MUSIC REVIEW: 'Motown' as musical catches the energy

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

The sounds of Motown music remain strong as the years go by, and Motown: The Musical makes a strong case for Berry Gordy's power and influence in the creation of all those hits. The musical, which opened a five-performance run at Robinson Center Music Hall on Wednesday night, was a well-crafted, engaging show of singing, dancing and telling the tale of how those hits came to be.

Arkansas election panel endorses rules under ID law

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

The state Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday approved rules necessary to implement a new voter-identification law, clearing the way for ballots to be cast under the legislation as soon as September.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Time of the season

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

I live by my own self-styled holiday cycle that has nothing to do with what the government or calendar says.

Special Event: 5,000 tae kwon do enthusiasts kick off convention in Little Rock

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

The culmination of one year quickly sparks the beginning of another for the American Taekwondo Association as it holds its annual World Expo in Little Rock this weekend.

Protesters rally at senators' Little Rock offices, urge rejection of Medicaid cuts

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

A group of demonstrators held a rally and delivered postcards, signed by about 1,000 Arkansans, to the Little Rock offices of U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman on Wednesday, asking them to oppose efforts to cut Medicaid and other government health care assistance.

Mayor talks up tax rise in North Little Rock

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

Mayor Joe Smith told about 50 people at a town-hall-style meeting Wednesday evening that North Little Rock cannot be a progressive city without finding new revenue to help pay for the services it provides and to improve city streets and the police and fire departments.

Tyson unveils animal-welfare steps

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

Tyson Foods Inc. is using a camera monitoring system at its poultry plants and has employed specialists to keep watch on all its meat operations in an effort to improve animal welfare.

Acxiom sports five new patents

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

When Scott Howe took over as chief executive of Acxiom Corp. in 2011, the company only had three patents to show for its four decades in existence.

Health care bill outline emerges

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

Senate leaders on Wednesday were putting the final touches on proposed legislation that would reshape a big piece of the U.S. health care system by rolling back Medicaid while providing a softer landing, compared with legislation passed by the House, to Americans who stand to lose coverage gained under former President Barack Obama's law.

Westerman pushes bill to grease wheels on cutting in forests

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

If U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman's legislation passes, it'll be easier to cut down trees in the nation's forests and harder for critics and federal courts to slow the process.

Man held in fire set in truck at North Little Rock gas station

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

A man who told police he was high on drugs was arrested Tuesday at a North Little Rock gas station after he tossed a burning tree branch into the bed of a truck that was occupied by a driver and dog, police said.

Drive-by gunman shoots man in leg in Little Rock

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m.

A 28-year-old Little Rock man was shot in the leg early Wednesday by a gunman who fired from a vehicle that stopped alongside him while he was walking, authorities said.

Uber co-founder, CEO quits after turmoil

posted: 06/22/2017 3:55 a.m.

DETROIT -- Travis Kalanick, the chief executive officer of ride-hailing giant Uber, resigned Wednesday under pressure from investors.

Queen tells agenda, scaled down by May

posted: 06/22/2017 3:52 a.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May ditched some of her unpopular campaign pledges and suggested she was willing to soften her approach to leaving the European Union as Queen Elizabeth II delivered the government's legislative agenda to Parliament on Wednesday.

Police ID Brussels attacker

posted: 06/22/2017 3:51 a.m.

A potentially deadly terrorist bombing at a central Brussels train station was averted after a nail-packed device in a bag failed to fully detonate, a Belgian prosecutor said Wednesday, a day after the attack at the crowded rail hub.

Mosul blasts crumble 840-year-old minaret

posted: 06/22/2017 3:50 a.m.

The Islamic State extremist group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night, Iraq's Ministry of Defense said.

Boy, 10, first fatality from Cindy

updated: 06/22/2017 3:47 a.m.

A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed by a log that was washed ashore by a storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy, which spun bands of severe weather ashore from the Florida panhandle to east Texas as it churned ever closer to the Gulf Coast.

5,000 mourn teen; police see road-rage case, not hate crime

posted: 06/22/2017 3:45 a.m.

About 5,000 mourners attended Wednesday's funeral of a Muslim girl whose beating death, blamed by police on a motorist's road rage, has some people in her community fearing for their safety.

Tampa rebel statue to stay, get add-on

posted: 06/22/2017 3:44 a.m.

Officials decided Wednesday not to move a Confederate memorial from in front of a Florida courthouse. Instead, a mural will be put behind it to display, in the words of one county leader, “the love and diversity” in the community.

Shooter's aims had no focus. FBI says

updated: 06/22/2017 3:43 a.m.

The gunman who shot a top House Republican and four other people on a Virginia baseball field didn't have any concrete plans to inflict violence on the Republicans he loathed, FBI officials said Wednesday.

Trump holds Iowa rally, touts GOP's election wins

updated: 06/22/2017 3:41 a.m.

Struggling to advance his agenda in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to the Midwest on Wednesday to see his supporters and to celebrate a Republican congressional victory in an election viewed as an early referendum on his presidency.

Fatal police shot yields acquittal

updated: 06/22/2017 3:39 a.m.

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city's north side.

Egypt helps ease fuel crisis in Gaza

posted: 06/22/2017 3:37 a.m.

Egypt on Wednesday trucked 1 million liters of cheap diesel fuel to the Gaza Strip’s sole power plant — a rare shipment that temporarily eased a crippling electricity crisis in the Hamas-ruled enclave but also appeared to undercut Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Kushner begins Mideast peace bid

updated: 06/22/2017 3:36 a.m.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, made his first solo visit to the region Wednesday, holding separate meetings with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders in an attempt to restart long-dormant peace talks.

Saudi next-to-rule skips a generation

updated: 06/22/2017 3:34 a.m.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince Wednesday, placing him first in line to the throne and laying the groundwork for a new generation of royals to take the reins.

Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria

posted: 06/22/2017 3:33 a.m.

Australian warplanes will soon resume airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria after operations were suspended as a precaution because a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week, the defense chief said Wednesday.

Philippine militants free hostages, flee village

posted: 06/22/2017 3:32 a.m.

Muslim rebels fled after freeing dozens of hostages from a school in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday and were being pursued by army troops, as a daylong crisis eased in in the volatile region, officials said.

U.S. pushes China to rein in firms dealing with N. Korea

posted: 06/22/2017 3:31 a.m.

The U.S. said Wednesday that China has a responsibility to exert much greater pressure on North Korea to prevent escalating tensions with a government that ignores the law and "provokes and provokes and provokes."

The world in brief

posted: 06/22/2017 3:30 a.m.

Signing legalizes medical pot in Mexico

The nation in brief

posted: 06/22/2017 3:29 a.m.

Michigan stabbing seen as terrorist act

Names and faces

updated: 06/22/2017 3:28 a.m.

Daniel Day-Lewis, a widely respected actor and a three-time Oscar winner, announced that he's retiring from acting. The 60-year-old actor said Tuesday that he has shot his last film and performed in his last play.

In the news

updated: 06/22/2017 3:26 a.m.

Felipe Talamante, 48, faces charges, accused of trafficking dozens of pounds of cocaine out of a house being used as an unlicensed child day care center and just a few blocks from an elementary school in a neighborhood north of downtown Los Angeles, City Attorney Mike Feuer said.

Legislator urges caution on tax code, exemptions

posted: 06/22/2017 3:24 a.m.

State lawmakers need to be careful in their discussions about overhauling Arkansas' tax code because talk about axing certain exceptions -- such as Texarkana's state income-tax exemption -- could have negative economic repercussions, Sen. Jimmy Hickey, R-Texarkana, told fellow lawmakers Wednesday.

Separate crashes kill 2 Arkansans

posted: 06/22/2017 3:09 a.m.

Two Arkansas men died after vehicle crashes Tuesday.

Mayor won't seek 3rd Benton term

posted: 06/22/2017 3:07 a.m.

Benton Mayor David Mattingly will not seek re-election next fall, according to a news release from his office Wednesday.

Bridge lanes closed over Beaver Dam

posted: 06/22/2017 3:06 a.m.

A routine inspection of Arkansas 187 over Beaver Dam in Carroll County will require lane closures today, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Daily Record

posted: 06/22/2017 3:04 a.m.

Marriage Licenses

Other days

updated: 06/22/2017 3:02 a.m.

100 years ago

Getting it straight

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The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Kim Christ Deputy Managing Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 501-378-3495 during business hours Monday through Friday.

Arkansas Court of Appeals

posted: 06/22/2017 3:01 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


posted: 06/22/2017 3:01 a.m.

The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are: 14-46-61-65-68

Getting it straight

posted: 06/22/2017 3:01 a.m.

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Kim Christ Deputy Managing Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 501-378-3495 during business hours Monday through Friday.

OPINION — Editorial: Editorials in a flash

posted: 06/22/2017 3:01 a.m.

Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. Arkansas, from border to border--that is, from West Memphis to Texarkana--and all the ships on DeGray Lake. Let's go to press--

OPINION: A new twist

posted: 06/22/2017 3 a.m.

Greg Caskey is a 27-year-old Abington, Pa., native who is a social sciences teacher at Delaware Military Academy. The academy is a thriving charter high school in Wilmington that was founded in 2003 by two retired military officers, Charles Baldwin and Jack Wintermantel. Students from all socio-economic backgrounds attend the school, which is doing a stellar job of teaching reading, writing and arithmetic and, just as importantly, moral character and self-discipline.

OPINION — Editorial: The rainy day is here

posted: 06/22/2017 2:59 a.m.

Ignoring any ideologues-by-the-numbers who have made a fetish of racial integration instead of just doing what's best for Arkansas' already hard-pressed college students, this state's governor and educational patron-in-chief, The Hon. Asa Hutchinson, dipped into his emergency fund to the tune of $150,000 in order to help students who certainly deserve helping--those at three historically black colleges in this state: Arkansas Baptist, Philander Smith, and Shorter College.

OPINION — Editorial: Others say: Stop zombie children

posted: 06/22/2017 2:58 a.m.

A Denver dad says smartphones turned his two youngest sons into zombies. So he turned himself into a crusader.

OPINION: Yuge win for Trump

posted: 06/22/2017 2:55 a.m.

The buzz in Washington surrounding the race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District was all bad for the last couple of weeks. People had been bad-mouthing the Republican candidate, Karen Handel, insulting the Republican National Committee's competence, and dismissing any notion that Republicans could pull through to defeat the energized "resistance."

OPINION - Guest writer: Face it to fix it

posted: 06/22/2017 2:54 a.m.

Some legislators in the 2017 legislative session turned a blind eye to the continuing racial disparities in the Arkansas criminal justice system. Overwhelming evidence was found in a three-year study completed in 2015 by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's William H. Bowen School of Law that racial disparities in the punishments for homicide could not be explained by non-racial factors such as education, economics or facts of the crime. Rather, race was the critical, statistically significant factor in blacks receiving harsher punishments than whites for homicides.


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Just a few questions

NBA draft arrives after days of deals

posted: 06/22/2017 2:48 a.m.

Markelle Fultz is ready for the NBA draft. He's already learned about life at the trade deadline.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Poche's latest win keeps LSU going

posted: 06/22/2017 2:44 a.m.

Jared Poche returned to LSU for his senior season for moments like this. His freshman teammate, Jake Slaughter, just started making his memories.

Like it is: NBA set for conga line of one-and-dones

posted: 06/22/2017 2:40 a.m.

This NBA Draft doesn't hold a lot of personal interest, and it won't be watched, but looking at the projections leaves no doubt why the NBA and college basketball are watered down.

Two in-state linemen commit to Hogs

posted: 06/22/2017 2:39 a.m.

Arkansas Razorbacks football Coach Bret Bielema added two in-state prospects to the commitment list Wednesday when defensive lineman Isaiah Nichols and offensive lineman Noah Gatlin pledged to the Hogs.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Marlins rally in 8th to halt Scherzer's no-hitter

posted: 06/22/2017 2:37 a.m.

MIAMI -- When Max Scherzer's bid for the third no-hitter of his big league career ended with an infield single in the eighth inning, he picked up the ball and flung it toward his dugout.

This date in baseball

posted: 06/22/2017 2:34 a.m.

1925 The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 24-6 with Kiki Cuyler and Pie Traynor each hitting a grand slam and Max Carey getting two hits in the first and eighth innings.

TEXAS LEAGUE: Sputtering offense gets jolt of health

posted: 06/22/2017 2:32 a.m.

In his first game back from the disabled list, Arkansas Travelers third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean provided the game-winning hit for a slumping offense.

Texas League team moving to Amarillo

posted: 06/22/2017 2:31 a.m.

Colorado Springs’ Class AAA minor league baseball team is moving to San Antonio for the 2019 season, part of a series of moves by the Elmore Sports Group that will cost Helena, Mont., its Pioneer League franchise. With the Pacific Coast League team headed to San Antonio, the city’s current Class AA Texas League team will shift to Amarillo. Colorado Springs will get the short-season rookie franchise from Helena.

Arkansas Sportsman: Bait-fish proposal divides camps

posted: 06/22/2017 2:31 a.m.

Scott Rook of Little Rock, a Bassmaster Elite Series angler and an accomplished Arkansas River fishing expert, hates Asian carp, and he wants them out of Arkansas waters.

Fishing Hot Spots

posted: 06/22/2017 2:30 a.m.


State fishing report

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Outdoors calendar

posted: 06/22/2017 2:29 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

BOYS SOCCER: Guadron finishes career in style

posted: 06/22/2017 2:28 a.m.

Erick Guadron capped an exceptional career by scoring the winning goal in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star boys soccer game Wednesday night.

Three-point king takes parting shots

posted: 06/22/2017 2:26 a.m.

Brandon Fenner connected on a state-record 418 three-pointers during his career at Charleston High School. Expect the 6-4 sharpshooter to add a few more long-range shots to his resume at tonight's Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star boys basketball game.

Girls Soccer: UA signee in middle of scoring

posted: 06/22/2017 2:24 a.m.

Caroline Campbell played a part in all three of her team's goals Wednesday afternoon, leading the East to a 3-1 victory over the West in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star girls soccer game on a cloudy, windy day at Estes Stadium.

Volleyball: Har-Ber teammates keep cool for West

posted: 06/22/2017 2:23 a.m.

High school teammates Emily Doss and Klaire Trainor said they never panicked with the West All-Stars trailed the East All-Stars 2-0 in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star volleyball game at the Farris Center on Wednesday night.

Second Thoughts: Fowler takes positives out of misfire

posted: 06/22/2017 2:19 a.m.

In pursuit of his first major championship, Phil Mickelson never saw the glass as anything but half-full.

Off the wire

posted: 06/22/2017 2:18 a.m.


State sports briefs

posted: 06/22/2017 2:17 a.m.


Makers of food size up Amazon

posted: 06/22/2017 2:11 a.m.

Among the many questions being asked about Amazon's intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-size food manufacturers: How might this deal affect me?

Magnificent flying machines

posted: 06/22/2017 2:09 a.m.

There are flying cars and Concorde's would-be supersonic successor, a company offering to deliver cargo to the moon -- for a mere $544,000 per pound -- and the latest in funky futuristic aviation ideas, big and small at the Paris Air Show this week.

Existing-home sales up 1.1%, but prices rise on short supply

posted: 06/22/2017 2:07 a.m.

Americans shopping for a house are facing an intensifying set of pressures: Fewer and fewer homes are being listed for sale, while prices are climbing at a pace that most incomes can't match.

Missouri AG sues 3 firms over opioids

posted: 06/22/2017 2:06 a.m.

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Wednesday sued three large pharmaceutical companies, saying their "campaign of fraud and deception" led to an opioid crisis in the state.

Market report: Tech gains offset by energy losses

updated: 06/22/2017 2:04 a.m.

Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer, extending their dismal start to the year. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market indexes.

Business news in brief

updated: 06/22/2017 2:03 a.m.

Michigan dumps its oil-spill analyzer

News in brief

updated: 06/22/2017 2:02 a.m.

Port authority board re-elects 3 officers


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Weekend Calendar

posted: 06/22/2017 1:54 a.m.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Fast Forward

posted: 06/22/2017 1:53 a.m.

Crackle: The nation's birthday celebrations get going a little early this year. One of the pre- Independence Day festivities is 4th of July Weekend in the Park at Queen Wilhelmina State Park near Mena with family activities, watermelon and ice cream, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 1. Call (479) 394-2863 or visit Heber Springs hosts a Fireworks Extravaganza with music and children's activities starting at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 1. Admission is free but parking is $10. Call (501) 362-2444 or visit For more, visit

The TV Column: 'Talent' contests, drama, horror set for summer

posted: 06/22/2017 1:53 a.m.

For your summertime viewing pleasure, TV is rolling out three alternative (formerly called "reality") shows and three scripted programs over the next couple of days. Let's take them in order.


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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Music Scene: Star of soap, singer of 1982 smash hit plays Hot Springs

posted: 06/22/2017 1:50 a.m.

Rick Springfield will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Theme & Water Park in Hot Springs. Season tickets (plus tax) are $69.99; adult one-da