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Sweet move for chocolate-maker

posted: 12/17/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Lauren Blanco's plans for a chocolate shop began a few years ago when her company first opened operations in an old restaurant building.

Tax experts say Trump bill likely to send jobs overseas

posted: 12/17/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

On the Friday before Thanksgiving, Kenny Johnson left the Nelson Global Products plant in Clinton, Tenn., for the last time. Having devoted nearly 13 years to making tractor-trailer exhaust pipes, Johnson, 41, spent some of his final weeks at the plant watching Mexican workers train to take his job.

China's textile industry looks at bacteria for water cleanup

posted: 12/17/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

In a Hong Kong laboratory, researchers are working with one of the world's biggest cloth makers to improve its production process using a special ingredient: bacteria.

ASU falls to Middle Tennessee State in Camellia Bowl

updated: 12/16/2017 11:24 p.m. Discuss

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Arkansas State University football team lost 35-30 to Middle Tennessee State in the Camellia Bowl Saturday night in the Cramton Bowl.

HIGHLIGHTS: Hogs win easily in North Little Rock

posted: 12/16/2017 9:12 p.m. Discuss

Daryl Macon scored 25 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead Arkansas to its third straight victory with an 88-63 win over Troy on Saturday night.

Navy takes USS Little Rock combat ship into its fleet

posted: 12/16/2017 6:38 p.m. Discuss

A U.S. Navy warship named for Arkansas’ capital city was commissioned Saturday in a ceremony attended by state and city officials.

: Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

posted: 12/16/2017 6:12 p.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON — Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team has gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration.

Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

posted: 12/16/2017 4:45 p.m. Discuss

The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis.

Police: 46-year-old charged with first-degree murder in death of Arkansas woman

posted: 12/16/2017 4:04 p.m. Discuss

Fort Smith police say a woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 67-year-old Arkansan.

37-year-old mother injured in drive-by shooting, Little Rock police say

posted: 12/16/2017 1 p.m. Comments 2

Little Rock police say a 37-year-old woman was injured in a drive-by shooting early Saturday.

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

posted: 12/16/2017 11:26 a.m. Comment 1

The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

AP ANALYSIS: Democrats still face long odds in governor's race

posted: 12/16/2017 10:56 a.m. Comment 1

Talking for a half hour about his bid for Arkansas governor, Democratic hopeful Jared Henderson listed ways he wants to improve the state's education system, economy and health care.

GOP tweaks tax bill, wins over 2 senators

posted: 12/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 15

Republican lawmakers Friday said they had secured the votes of two high-profile holdouts for their tax overhaul plan, putting them closer to their first significant legislative victory this year.

Campus gun rules approved by Arkansas panel; firearms in dorm rooms stir debate

posted: 12/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas State Police rules for an "enhanced" concealed-carry licensing program cleared their last legislative hurdle Friday, bringing the state one step closer to allowing gun owners to take their weapons onto public college campuses and into bars and other public buildings.

Trial lawyer in Little Rock charged with DWI; Gibson ends talk of AG candidacy

posted: 12/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

Jesse Gibson, the president-elect of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association who had been mulling a campaign for attorney general, was arrested Thursday night on a drunken-driving charge.






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