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Key hired as new state education commissioner

updated: 03/25/2015 12:41 p.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas Board of Education voted Wednesday to hire former state Sen. Johnny Key as the state's new education commissioner.

Wichita man gets 3 years in Arkansan's shooting death

posted: 03/20/2015 7:15 a.m. Discuss

WICHITA, Kan. — A judge has sentenced a 21-year-old man to prison for his role in the 2013 death of an Arkansas man.

Memphis police investigate 2 killings

posted: 03/18/2015 12:11 p.m. Comment 1

Memphis police Wednesday are investigating a pair of early morning homicides.

LR district's efforts defended at hearing

updated: 03/18/2015 12:40 p.m. Comments 2

A hearing on a lawsuit challenging the state's takeover of the Little Rock School District is under way, with a displaced board member defending the local board's efforts before the state action.

Gaber, UA provost, named next president of University of Toledo

posted: 03/12/2015 11:35 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas’ provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs will become the next president of the University of Toledo, university officials announced Thursday.

Lee County district to return to local control

posted: 03/12/2015 11:02 a.m. Comments 2

The state Board of Education voted Thursday to return the Lee County School District to local control a month after the body removed its designation as being academically distressed.

Chancellor sought for Arkansas State University Mid-South

posted: 03/03/2015 3:24 p.m. Comment 1

WEST MEMPHIS — Arkansas State University and Mid-South Community College have started the search for a chancellor when the two merge later this year.

8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

updated: 02/27/2015 10:24 a.m. Discuss

TYRONE, Mo. — A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small Missouri town before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday.

LR educator honored with Milken Award, $25,000

posted: 02/26/2015 12:35 p.m. Comment 1

When Carman McBride arrived at work Thursday morning at Don R. Roberts Elementary School, she had no indication she would be going home with $25,000 and a national teaching award.

Tulsa man gets 8 life sentences in murder case

posted: 02/26/2015 8:28 a.m. Comments 2

TULSA — A judge has sentenced a Tulsa man convicted of murder and other crimes to life without parole and seven additional consecutive life sentences.

Man accused of beating woman he thought stole marijuana

posted: 02/25/2015 7:11 a.m. Comments 4

TEXARKANA — A Hempstead County man has been arrested after he beat a woman he thought stole a marijuana blunt, authorities said.

4 dead, 1 wounded in central Texas domestic disturbance

posted: 02/23/2015 9:06 a.m. Discuss

KILLEEN, Texas — Four people were found shot to death in a neighborhood in Killeen and another was hospitalized in what police Monday were calling an apparent murder-suicide.

Kansan pleads guilty in Arkansan's 2013 death

posted: 02/19/2015 7:26 a.m. Comment 1

WICHITA, Kan. — The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office said a Wichita man has pleaded guilty to several charges in connection to the 2013 death of an Arkansas man.

Brothers held in Memphis killing

posted: 02/18/2015 11:58 a.m. Discuss

Memphis police have arrested brothers in the Feb. 8 shooting death of a 22-year-old man.

ASU honored for military education

posted: 02/17/2015 7:15 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO — Military Advanced Education has awarded Arkansas State University the designation of a "Top School" in its 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities.

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