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Bryant district hires state education chief

posted: 04/25/2014 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell is leaving that role to become superintendent of the Bryant School District.

FDA rolls out proposal to regulate e-cigarettes

posted: 04/25/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

The federal government’s proposal to regulate the $3 billion e-cigarette market, issued Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration, bans sales to anyone under 18, adds warning labels and requires FDA approval for new products.

State’s photo-ID law for voters struck

posted: 04/25/2014 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Citing more than 100 years of Arkansas Supreme Court case law, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox on Thursday voided the state’s photo-identification requirement for voters as illegally exceeding voter qualifications allowed by the Arkansas Constitution.

Policeman slays 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

posted: 04/25/2014 3:38 a.m. Discuss

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three Americans were killed Thursday morning at a private hospital in Kabul when an Afghan police officer turned his gun on them, officials said.

Not qualified for Medicaid, 40,000 enroll in state plans

posted: 04/25/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

More than 40,000 people who did not qualify for Medicaid were enrolled as of Monday in plans on Arkansas’ health-insurance exchange, and more than 4,000 other plans had been canceled, according to figures released Thursday by the state Insurance Department.

Pen making its mark for Hogs

posted: 04/25/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas’ revamped bullpen is coming through in the end.

ARKANSAS SPRING FOOTBALL: Spring without Flowers

posted: 04/25/2014 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas defensive end Brandon Lewis doesn’t mind that Trey Flowers is being held out of Saturday’s Red-White game.

Lightning bolt hurts 6 toiling near wellhead

posted: 04/25/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

A lightning strike injured six people working at a Southwestern Energy natural-gas wellhead in rural Faulkner County during a storm that brought more lightning than usual to Arkansas, authorities said Thursday.

Well documented

posted: 04/25/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to tell a story. Images are required.

ON FILM: First flashes from Tribeca 2014

posted: 04/25/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

By my count, this is the 10th (out of a possible 13) Tribeca Film Festivals we’ve been to, and I still never know what to expect when I get here.

REVIEW: Under the Skin

posted: 04/25/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

I haven’t read the Michael Faber novel that Under the Skin, the remarkable third film from British writer/director Jonathan Glazer, is based on, although I’ve heard many good things about it.

GM’s 1st-quarter profit dives 86%

posted: 04/25/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT — The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors’ first-quarter profit, but the company’s chief executive officer said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales.

Kimbrell to be Bryant School District's next superintendent

posted: 04/24/2014 5:45 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell will be Bryant School District's next superintendent.

Circuit judge strikes down voter ID law

updated: 04/24/2014 5:25 p.m. Comments 39

An Arkansas judge struck down the state's new voter ID law on Thursday, saying it violates the state constitution by adding a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot.

Man caught in Arkansas with missing teen appears in court

posted: 04/24/2014 5:11 p.m. Discuss

A New Jersey man who met a 14-year-old girl in New Mexico and left the state with her before being caught in Arkansas appeared Thursday in a federal court on one count of transporting a minor with the intent to engage in sexual activity, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge.

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