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U.S. general suggests Russia arming Taliban

posted: 04/24/2017 10:20 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The top American general in Afghanistan is suggesting that Russia is arming the Taliban.

Former Arkansas college student, one-time aspiring rapper could face death penalty in triple killing

updated: 04/24/2017 9:41 a.m. Comments 4

A former University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff student who once aspired to become a famous rapper now has his life on the line after his capital murder conviction in the shooting deaths of three people at a Dallas drug house.

Sheriff: 1 child dead, 2 adults missing after boat capsizes on Arkansas River

posted: 04/24/2017 9:36 a.m. Discuss

SPIRO, Okla. — Authorities in eastern Oklahoma say a 6-year-old boy has died and his parents are still missing after the family's boat capsized on the Arkansas River over the weekend.

Arkansas man dies after motorcycle runs off I-40, hits sign

posted: 04/24/2017 9:22 a.m. Discuss

A 64-year-old man from Sherwood died after his motorcycle crashed into a sign along Interstate 40 in Pulaski County, authorities said.

Gunshot strikes girl, 14, outside house in Little Rock

posted: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A drive-by shooting in Little Rock left a teenager injured Sunday night, a police spokesman said.

Teacher in Arkansas sex-assault case found dead

updated: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Authorities found a former Highland School District teacher, charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female student, dead Thursday in a Lawrence County cemetery.

Arkansas set for new round of executions; 2 moved near death chamber

posted: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Fellow death-penalty states watching Arkansas' try for an unprecedented number of lethal injections can take a tip from the results so far, legal scholars said.

Little Rock man wrongly accused after posts brand him a slaying suspect

posted: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Greg Holmes' cousin called and warned him that his phone was about to "blow up."

In Little Rock shooting, man faces two charges

posted: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Police on Saturday evening arrested a 30-year-old man in a Thursday night shooting, according to a report.

Rally at Arkansas Capitol promotes science

updated: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 15

Johnny Sain spent his childhood listening to the song of the whippoorwill, learning the difference between harmless and venomous snakes and examining "critters" that his grandfather caught for him and kept in a jar.

Behind the scenes with Bret Bielema: UA staff crams in a full day

updated: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette recruiting writer Richard Davenport received inside access to the work of Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema and staff during a 4-day period.

Interest conflicts get more scrutiny in Pulaski County

posted: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County is paying more attention to potential conflicts of interest in the contracts it awards.

Boy drowns during swim in Arkansas park's lake

posted: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 17-year-old boy drowned Thursday afternoon while swimming with his friends in a lake at a state park, authorities said.

After flow of ideas, city in Arkansas out to make water tower a tourist draw

posted: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Main Street West Memphis will illuminate a 94-year-old water tower on East Broadway and hang glistening cables from it, giving the effect of cascading water, as part of the Crittenden County town's efforts to boost tourism downtown.

MUSIC REVIEW: Tom Petty charms fans at Verizon Arena

posted: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Part singer and guitarist, part band leader, part ringmaster and part motivational speaker, Tom Petty charmed another sold-out gathering of fans, five years after his first Arkansas show. There were 13,551 of the faithful Sunday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, and it was hard to tell who had the best time — the fans or the band.

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