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Cotham's, landmark Arkansas restaurant, destroyed in fire

posted: 05/30/2017 7:21 a.m. Discuss

Long-standing central Arkansas restaurant Cotham's Mercantile Store burned down early Tuesday and scorched a utility pole, leaving many in the area without power, officials said.

Gunshots hit Little Rock home where kids sleeping

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

An unknown person fired into the living room of a Little Rock home while two children slept elsewhere in the home early Sunday, officials said.

DRAWING THE DEAD: Forensic artist with Arkansas roots aims to identify unknowns

updated: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The man's body was spotted off the coast of Sunset Cliffs in San Diego. It had been battered against rocks while surf and sun warped identifying features, forensic artist PJ Puterbaugh remembered.

Trump honors fallen, families in D.C. address

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones.

Search continues for Arkansas woman swept away in flash flood; 2 others found dead

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The search continued Monday for an Arkansan who was swept away by flash flooding Saturday night in Branson, the city's police chief said.

Arkansas woman seriously injured in attack during morning walk, police say

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

An El Dorado woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after being attacked Saturday as she went for a morning walk, police said.

At Arkansas cemetery, salutes go out on fallen's day

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Carlos Cervantes -- wearing a plaid jacket of red, white and blue and a maroon beret signifying the 173rd Airborne unit -- stood at attention in front of a memorial display of wreaths and saluted to honor the soldiers who died in service to their country.

Hardest U.S. 67 project is on tap

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department saved the worst for last in widening a section of U.S. 67/167 from south of Jacksonville to Cabot.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: West Little Rock shopping center sold for $4.5M

updated: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Markham and Shackleford LLC paid nearly $4.5 million last month to buy the West Chase Plaza shopping center at 301 N. Shackleford Road in Little Rock.

Two men injured in shootings in same Arkansas city

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Two shootings in Wynne left two men injured Saturday night, police said.

Trial set over Little Rock School District building conditions; lawsuit says whites get best, blacks less

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Building conditions in the Little Rock School District were a big factor in the district's special tax election earlier this month, and they will come to the forefront again in a federal court trial scheduled to start July 18.

Gunman takes cash at Little Rock Dollar General

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

An armed robber held up a Dollar General store in Little Rock on Friday evening, according to a police report.

Not fading away: Scrappy Oxford American hits 25-year milestone with lots of stories left to tell

updated: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Oxford American magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and in that quarter century the feisty Little Rock-based literary quarterly has weathered shutdowns, relocations, the firing of its founder, an embezzlement scheme, crippling debt and the wrath of that most nonliterary of outfits, the Internal Revenue Service.

Arkansas man wins big on Memorial Day episode of 'The Price is Right'

updated: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansan who competed on the CBS game show The Price Is Right took home a car, overseas vacations and outdoor gaming tables after he snatched both showcases on Monday's episode.

Governor to open state VA's 9th branch

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

When Gov. Asa Hutchinson opens the state's final veterans service office in Hope today, it will mark the symbolic completion of a program that's helping three times more veterans than two years ago.

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