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UALR hires new engineering dean

posted: 05/18/2015 11:29 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has hired a new dean for the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology, the university announced Monday.

Memphis officer charged with domestic assualt

posted: 05/18/2015 11:27 a.m. Comments 3

An off-duty Memphis police officer was charged over the weekend with domestic assault, police said Monday.

Little Rock superintendent launches weekly column

posted: 05/18/2015 10:52 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The newly appointed leader of Arkansas' largest school district has launched a weekly column to promote transparency following the resignation of his predecessor amid plagiarism allegations.

UALR swimming, diving program receives $250,000 donation

posted: 05/14/2015 2:14 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's swimming and diving program has received a $250,000 gift.

Kurrus outlines issues, plans for LR district

posted: 05/14/2015 11:16 a.m. Comment 1

New Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus on Thursday outlined problems he sees in the district and called for broad-based community involvement and new approaches to bettering troubled schools as he begins his tenure leading the state's largest district.

Memphis retrial begins for man accused in double slaying

posted: 05/13/2015 8:15 a.m. Discuss

MEMPHIS — A new trial has begun for a man whose double murder conviction was overturned by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Polls open for Pulaski County school millage election

posted: 05/12/2015 8:45 a.m. Comment 1

Voters can now cast their ballots in a special election on a proposed property tax increase that would fund facilities in the Pulaski County Special School District.

UALR receives $20.3M for new visual arts building

posted: 05/11/2015 12:09 p.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Monday announced a $20.3 million grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation and unveiled design plans for the new visual arts education facility it will fund.

Tulsa police: Man robs woman, strikes her friend with sledgehammer

posted: 05/11/2015 8:45 a.m. Discuss

TULSA — Tulsa police say a man hit someone with a sledgehammer and used pepper spray during a robbery.

2 charged in Benton assault

posted: 05/06/2015 12:15 p.m. Comment 1

Benton officers arrested a man and a woman Tuesday night on battery and firearms charges after they assaulted someone with whom she had argued, police said.

4 finalists named in ASU Mid-South chancellor search

posted: 05/05/2015 5:02 p.m. Discuss

Four finalists have been selected in the search for an Arkansas State University Mid-South chancellor, the Arkansas State University system announced Tuesday.

Mistrial requested for man accused of killing Ashdown couple

posted: 05/05/2015 9:50 a.m. Discuss

ASHDOWN — The defense attorney for a man accused of killing an Ashdown couple and trying to kill their baby has requested a mistrial after testimony from the state's chief medical examiner.

Crawfish store owner arrested in drug sting

updated: 05/05/2015 11:15 a.m. Comment 1

HARRISBURG — Deputies have arrested the owner and employees of a northeast Arkansas crawfish store after they found methamphetamine and other illegal items during a raid.

Shooting at northeast Arkansas carnival investigated

posted: 05/05/2015 8:48 a.m. Discuss

BLYTHEVILLE — Authorities in northeast Arkansas are investigating after a juvenile was shot and wounded at a carnival.

Tulsa police say woman shot, killed while driving in city

posted: 05/01/2015 9:35 a.m. Discuss

TULSA — Police in Tulsa say a 19-year-old woman was shot and killed while she drove on a city street.

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