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Arkansas funeral home director found not guilty of corpse abuse

updated: 06/28/2016 5:52 p.m. Discuss

A former funeral director at Arkansas Funeral Care in Jacksonville has been found not guilty of all eight counts of criminal abuse of corpses.

Outgoing Little Rock schools chief: 'We're not out of the woods yet'

updated: 06/09/2016 12:33 p.m. Comment 1

Outgoing Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus bid a tearful goodbye Thursday after a year leading the district.

Little Rock man accused of breaking into 2 homes, 16 vehicles in 1 day

updated: 06/03/2016 5:44 p.m. Comments 2

A Little Rock man faces 20 felony and 10 misdemeanor charges after two homes and 16 vehicles were broken into Monday in Pulaski County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Arkansas State University System officials propose tuition, fee increases

posted: 05/31/2016 3:25 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees on Wednesday is set to vote on tuition and fee increases at its campuses for the 2016-17 school year.

UA System board committee accepts recommendations to increase tuition, fees

posted: 05/25/2016 2:50 p.m. Comments 9

A committee of the University of Arkansas System board has accepted tuition and fee recommendations regarding each of its campuses for the 2016-17 academic year.

UCA approves tuition increase for coming year

posted: 05/23/2016 4:28 p.m. Comment 1

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas on Monday approved increases in tuition, fees and room-and-board rates for the coming fiscal year.

UA System president makes UALR chancellor pick; selection awaits final approval

posted: 05/20/2016 1:42 p.m. Discuss

University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt on Friday recommended the appointment of a California university administrator as the next chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Outgoing Little Rock schools chief talks to state board about district

updated: 05/12/2016 12:16 p.m. Comments 3

Baker Kurrus, the outgoing superintendent of the Little Rock School District, addressed a meeting of the State Board of Education on Thursday before the board and a long list of speakers discussed a return of the district to local control.

Judge says he's siding with Arkansas in school funding case

posted: 05/11/2016 5:51 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge says he's siding with the state in a lawsuit that claims legislators didn't adequately fund public schools. The judge cited missteps in some areas but said he found nothing that violates the state's constitution.

State sports briefs

posted: 05/08/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

FOOTBALL ASU getting another quarterback Arkansas State has lost two scholarship quarterbacks since the end of spring practice, but it appears it has replaced one of them.

Detective: 2 who identified man on trial in slaying didn't want to be seen talking to police

updated: 05/04/2016 12:41 p.m. Comment 1

A North Little Rock police detective who investigated a deadly shooting on Christmas Eve 2014 told a court Wednesday that two women who identified the man now on trial in the killing hid so as not to be seen talking to police.

U.S. News & World ranks best high schools in state

posted: 04/20/2016 11:41 a.m. Comments 3

Three schools in Northwest Arkansas took the top spots in U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best high schools in the state.

Senate Democrats hold up education department funding over Kurrus departure

posted: 04/19/2016 2:03 p.m. Comments 2

Administrative funding for the Department of Education was held up in committee Tuesday by Senate Democrats upset over the decision not to renew the contract of Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus.

Ouachita Baptist University names next president

posted: 04/07/2016 12:32 p.m. Discuss

Ouachita Baptist University on Thursday said it has named a higher-education figure with extensive leadership experience as its 16th president.

Trial in Arkansas grandparents' deaths delayed so prosecutors can ask for FBI help

posted: 03/29/2016 10:58 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY — A judge has postponed the trial of a teenager charged in the shooting deaths of an Arkansas couple so prosecutors can ask the FBI to help access an iPod and iPhone to search for evidence.

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