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Reports: Weapons found at scene of Oklahoma family slaying

posted: 09/01/2015 2:50 p.m. Discuss

TULSA — Police recovered multiple weapons and protective gear from the suburban Tulsa home where a couple and three of their children were stabbed to death in July.

Hutchinson: State needs to re-evaluate higher ed funding

updated: 09/01/2015 1:02 p.m. Comments 2

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said during an Arkansas Department of Higher Education meeting Tuesday that the state should re-evaluate its "outdated" method of funding higher education.

Reward offered in Little Rock playground arson cases

posted: 08/31/2015 1:41 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The Little Rock School District is offering a reward for information about suspicious fires at two elementary school playgrounds.

Appeals panel sides with Blytheville School District

posted: 08/31/2015 1:16 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — A federal appeals court panel has affirmed a judge's ruling that the Blytheville School District acted properly when it opted out of Arkansas' School Choice Act and blocked the request of several white parents to transfer their children to neighboring districts.

$12.6 million ASU renovation plan approved

posted: 08/27/2015 3:05 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas State University will renovate Wilson Hall on its Jonesboro campus to house an instructional site for medical students, a project expected to cost $12.6 million.

Hendrix College receives $26M, largest gift in its history

updated: 08/26/2015 12:15 p.m. Comments 4

CONWAY — Hendrix College has received a $26 million donation, the largest gift in the school's history.

Highway agency to give $3M toward new UCA major

posted: 08/24/2015 4:07 p.m. Comments 4

The state Highway and Transportation Department will present a $3 million check to the University of Central Arkansas' College of Business on Thursday.

UCA approves mixed-use project tenants

posted: 08/21/2015 1:13 p.m. Comments 5

A tenant approved Friday for a University of Central Arkansas mixed-use development project would be able to serve alcohol if a permit is approved by the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

Man sought in Blytheville slaying

posted: 08/20/2015 4:56 p.m. Discuss

BLYTHEVILLE — Authorities in Blytheville have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in a shooting that occurred during a brawl between two Blytheville families that left one person dead and 11 others injured.

Judge holds off on PCSSD-Jacksonville separation decision

posted: 08/20/2015 4:08 p.m. Comment 1

A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether to approve a separation agreement between the Pulaski County Special School District and the newly formed Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District until at least next month.

Pine Bluff representative leaves Democratic Party

updated: 08/20/2015 4:05 p.m. Comments 25

State Rep. Mike Holcomb of Pine Bluff is leaving the Democratic Party and will seek re-election as a Republican.

Chicago man found with girl in Bentonville found guilty

posted: 08/19/2015 4:48 p.m. Comment 1

A 44-year-old Chicago man who was arrested in Bentonville was found guilty of knowingly transporting a minor in interstate commerce with intent to engage in sexual activity, according to a Wednesday news release from U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge.

High school going to campus of UALR in eSTEM alliance

posted: 08/18/2015 5:18 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and eSTEM Public Charter Schools Inc. are partnering to create a high school on the university's campus.

University of Arkansas tops $116 million in fundraising

posted: 08/17/2015 2:44 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville said it raised $116.5 million in private gifts during the past fiscal year, making it the fourth-best year in the university's fundraising history.

UALR selling 3 lots to eStem for high school

updated: 08/17/2015 2:23 p.m. Comments 6

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is selling three lots on the campus to eStem Public Charter Schools Inc. as part of a partnership to improve student learning opportunities.

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