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I-40 lane in Pope County to undergo midnight closure

posted: 01/28/2015 3:43 p.m. Discuss

Work on Interstate 40 in Pope County will require a short-term lane closure, state highway officials said Wednesday.

State votes to take over LR School District

updated: 01/28/2015 3:35 p.m. Comments 7

The state Board of Education has voted to take over the Little Rock School District, removing the local school board immediately but keeping Superintendent Dexter Suggs on an interim basis.

Deputies search for missing LR man

posted: 01/28/2015 3:03 p.m. Discuss

Authorities are searching on Wednesday for a missing Little Rock man.

Supreme Court halts 3 forthcoming executions in Oklahoma

posted: 01/28/2015 2:22 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ordered Oklahoma to postpone lethal injections executions using a controversial sedative until the court rules in a challenge involving the drug.

Conway job-creation announcement set

posted: 01/28/2015 1:51 p.m. Discuss

State economic development officials and Gov. Asa Hutchinson have scheduled a job-creation announcement in Conway on Thursday.

Guard hurt in fatal prison bus wreck released from hospital

posted: 01/28/2015 1:40 p.m. Discuss

LUBBOCK, Texas — A Texas prison guard who was critically injured in a prison bus wreck that killed 10 people has been released from a Lubbock hospital and moved to a rehabilitation center to continue his recovery.

Panel to explore Black History Month promotion in Arkansas

posted: 01/28/2015 12:26 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — A panel discussion on the benefits and detriments of devoting a specific month to Black History Month is scheduled next week.

Bill to split Lee, King holiday fails in House committee

updated: 01/28/2015 12:01 p.m. Comments 5

A state House of Representatives committee rejected a bill Wednesday that would separate the Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee holiday into two.

Men steal wallet, beer in Tuesday night robbery

posted: 01/28/2015 11:57 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock police are investigating a Tuesday night armed robbery in a Baseline Road mobile-home park.

3 sentenced to more than 32 years for drug trafficking

posted: 01/28/2015 11 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE — An Arkansas prosecutor says three people have been sentenced to a combined total of more than 32 years in federal prison for drug-trafficking offenses.

Arkansas researchers document first northern saw-whet owl

posted: 01/28/2015 10:43 a.m. Comment 1

Wildlife biologists at the University of Arkansas have captured and documented the first northern saw-whet owl in the state.

Free tax help available Saturday in LR, across Arkansas

posted: 01/28/2015 10:34 a.m. Discuss

Free tax help will be available in locations across Arkansas this coming “Super Saturday,” the Central Arkansas Development Council said Wednesday.

Arkansas Weekend: Hit the nail on the head

posted: 01/28/2015 10:14 a.m. Discuss

The Museum of Discovery’s Wow Gallery has been turned into a construction zone, Jennifer Nixon writes in Thursday's Arkansas Weekend section.

Bill fulfilling Hutchinson's health-care plan passes committee

updated: 01/28/2015 9:25 a.m. Comments 5

A bill that would fulfill Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to extend the private option through the end of 2016 and to create a task force to overhaul Arkansas' Medicaid system beyond that has passed a Senate committee.

SAU College of Business earns accreditation extension

posted: 01/28/2015 9:19 a.m. Discuss

MAGNOLIA — Accreditation of Southern Arkansas University's College of Business has been extended for five years.

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