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Nearly 200 Arkansas school districts get OK to start classes earlier than state law allows

posted: 12/14/2017 1:15 p.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Board of Education voted on Thursday to grant a waiver of state law to 191 school districts to start classes as early as Aug. 13, about a week before state law allows.

Agency says Arkansas will take control of school district, cites jeopardized 'financial integrity'

posted: 11/06/2017 noon Comment 1

The Arkansas Department of Education announced Monday morning a takeover of a school district in the state's Delta region.

Facebook expands partnership with Arkansas schools

posted: 08/28/2017 2:28 p.m. Comments 2

HOT SPRINGS — Facebook is expanding a partnership with Arkansas and will donate virtual reality kits to every public high school in the state.

2 Arkansas universities partner with goal of affordable education

posted: 08/10/2017 2:37 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Two Arkansas universities are entering a partnership in an effort to give students a more affordable path to earning their bachelor's degree.

Pulaski County school board terminates superintendent, dismisses law firm

updated: 07/18/2017 6:42 p.m. Comment 1

The school board for the Pulaski County Special School District terminated its superintendent and dismissed the Allen P. Roberts law firm as its legal representative Tuesday evening.

Pulaski County push to ban violence-fueling concerts finds little support; free speech overrules proposal

posted: 07/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A proposal that would urge cities in Pulaski County to enact prohibitions against any concerts or performers with lyrics that would "promote or incite violence" found little support from the Pulaski County Quorum Court on Tuesday evening.

Unit to target Little Rock crime said to take shape

posted: 07/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Officials say they are making progress on putting together an investigative force aimed at stemming violent crime in Little Rock, an effort that will include federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

UAMS names interim chancellor ahead of leader's retirement

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

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.

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

posted: 06/28/2017 1:44 p.m. Comments 4

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

Authorities: Mother left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

posted: 06/24/2017 12:52 p.m. Comments 5

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.

Man shot at Little Rock apartment complex, police say

posted: 06/18/2017 2:02 p.m. Comment 1

One person was shot at a Little Rock apartment complex Sunday afternoon, police reported.

Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk while she shopped

posted: 05/29/2017 2:06 p.m. Comments 2

A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop.

Man charged with killing former UA student, 36-year-old woman, police say

updated: 05/26/2017 1:53 p.m. Comment 1

PLANO, Texas — Police say a man charged in the slaying of an ex-girlfriend who attended the University of Arkansas has been accused of killing a second woman whose body was found in a Dallas lake.

2 men surrender after shots fired at Arkansas officer; 3rd person involved, police say

posted: 05/22/2017 2:50 p.m. Comment 1

Two men who were in a car when a passenger shot at a West Memphis police officer have surrendered, authorities say.

Police: Fire extinguishers taken from Little Rock business; damaged one leaves ‘white powder all over’ building

posted: 05/22/2017 1:47 p.m. Discuss

A burglar took two fire extinguishers from a Little Rock business Saturday night, police said.






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