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Businesses reassess role after development pick

posted: 04/18/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' business leaders are beginning to sort out what role the private sector will play in future economic development after Gov. Asa Hutchinson called on the nonprofit Arkansas Economic Development Foundation to expand its place in attracting new business.

Huckabee circles May 5 in Hope as decision day

posted: 04/18/2015 2:41 a.m. Comments 2

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is returning to his hometown of Hope on May 5 to announce whether he'll run for president.

Restart school talks, judge urges

posted: 04/18/2015 2:39 a.m. Comment 1

A federal judge said Friday that it's not his place to manage the separation of the Pulaski County Special and Jacksonville/North Pulaski school districts, and he urged the parties in the case who have stalled in their negotiations to restart their talks.

Plea innocent in terror case

updated: 04/18/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

A man described by his attorney as "a normal 23-year-old kid" pleaded innocent Friday to charges he traveled to Syria and trained alongside terrorists, then returned to the U.S. with plans to attack a military base or a prison.

1 year in, Tech invests president

posted: 04/18/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

RUSSELLVILLE -- Robin Bowen held on to the stair railing as the 12th president of Arkansas Tech University -- and the first female president of a college or university in the state -- climbed the four steps to her seat in the middle of the stage.

Gas line blast in California leaves at least 11 injured

posted: 04/18/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

A large gas pipeline exploded into a wall of fire Friday in central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said.

Obama's immigration step argued

updated: 04/18/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Federal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield from deportation millions of people who entered the U.S. illegally.

Jury tags ballplayer's killer a murderer

updated: 04/18/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

An Oklahoma teenager was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an Australian college baseball player.

Ballet Review : Ballet alive in spring concert

posted: 04/18/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Ballet Arkansas proved yet again that dance is alive and pirouetting in the Natural State with its annual spring concert Friday night, which included a splendid staging of George Balanchine's Who Cares? as the headliner.

POWERSHARES TENNIS SERIES: Whippersnapper rules

posted: 04/18/2015 2:12 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Tennis great John McEnroe rested up while his Champions Cup opponents played golf Friday afternoon at the Alotian Club in Roland.

ASU SPRING GAME: ASU offense rallies in final scrimmage

posted: 04/18/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

The offense won the final scrimmage, but Arkansas State's defense might have gotten more done through the course of a second spring practice under Coach Blake Anderson.

NBA PLAYOFFS: James begins new quest for Cavs

posted: 04/18/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

LeBron James' homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one.

Garden gems

posted: 04/18/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Gardeners are in plant-buying mode, but visiting nurseries and garden centers can be a bit overwhelming with all the plants to choose from.

Personal space

posted: 04/18/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Libby Smith Where I live: I live with my husband, Griffin, in the Heights neighborhood of Little Rock. We have two Burmese cats, Kona and Java, who graciously allow us to share their home and remind us daily that we are staff.

GE reports solid industrial growth

posted: 04/18/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

General Electric on Friday reported solid profit growth in the first quarter in its industrial business, where it is increasingly betting for the future. The nation's largest industrial corporation announced last week that it was selling off its finance business faster than previously planned.

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