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Rabid skunk found outside Hot Springs

posted: 07/01/2016 8:38 a.m. Discuss

City officials in Hot Springs are alerting residents that a rabid skunk was found recently several miles outside the city.

Arkansas jobless below 4% in 4 metro areas

posted: 07/01/2016 8:24 a.m. Discuss

Four Arkansas metropolitan areas had unemployment rates below 4 percent in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2,540 in Arkansas to get at least $5,100 in VW emissions offer

posted: 07/01/2016 8:24 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas owners of some 2,540 Volkswagens will receive at least $5,100 each and other benefits as part of the automaker's agreement to spend nearly $15 billion to settle claims by U.S. regulators that software on certain Volkswagen models was modified to deceive emissions tests, according to the state attorney general's office.

Arkansas man, 21, accused of sexual assault

posted: 07/01/2016 8:19 a.m. Discuss

A Jacksonville man was charged with sexual assault after telling police he had consensual sex with a girl who was 15 years old at the time, according to an arrest report.

Shooting injures 3 in Little Rock; one charged

updated: 07/01/2016 8:18 a.m. Discuss

Shooting injures 3 in LR; one charged

Economic survey for region including Arkansas points toward slow growth

posted: 07/01/2016 8:10 a.m. Discuss

OMAHA, Neb. — Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have dropped slightly but still suggest economic growth ahead.

RADAR CHECKS: Where LRPD, NLRPD, Pulaski County and State Police will be today

posted: 07/01/2016 7:10 a.m. Comments 10

Little Rock and North Little Rock police, the Pulaski County sheriff’s office and Arkansas State Police will use radar to detect speeding at these locations. Police and sheriff’s deputies may conduct radar checks in other locations as well.

Suspect arrested in shootings of 2 at Arkansas print shop

posted: 07/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A manhunt came to an end Thursday after police arrested a 58-year-old man accused of shooting two people earlier in the day in Heber Springs, according to authorities.

Woman indicted over online threat after argument at Arkansas restaurant

posted: 07/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A woman who police said threatened a person online after an argument at a Prairie Grove restaurant has been indicted on federal charges.

Arkansas Works tab put at $300M more

posted: 07/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Because of the rising cost of prescription drugs, a consulting firm hired by the state now expects the Arkansas Works program to cost about $9.4 billion over the next five years, about $300 million more than the consultants predicted in an estimate published in May.

State prisons projected to hold 22,781 by 2026

posted: 07/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The state should expect to see its inmate population continue climbing, according to a consultant's finding that prompted correctional officials to discuss options Thursday ranging from better use of parole to sentencing changes and even new prisons.

Toothbrush key to Arkansas jail lock; 2 flee

posted: 07/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Two men used a toothbrush to pick a cell door lock to escape from the Logan County jail this week, Sheriff Boyd Hicks said Thursday.

UA deans to direct fundraisers

posted: 07/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A fundraising reorganization at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville gives academic deans as well as the university's central administration more control over personnel.

Obama signs bill so Puerto Rico can survive debt

posted: 07/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama signed a rescue package Thursday for Puerto Rico, which is facing more than $70 billion in debt and has a major payment due today.

No bail for suspect in January slaying in Little Rock

posted: 07/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A man arrested Wednesday in a fatal shooting in Little Rock earlier this year made his first court appearance in the case Thursday.

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