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De Queen courthouse overrun by bats during session

posted: 01/30/2015 7:30 a.m. Discuss

DE QUEEN — Sevier County officials say there was disorder in the court when 30 bats flew into a courtroom while a number of defendants were on trial.

Tyson posts rise in first-quarter profit

posted: 01/30/2015 7:23 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. on Friday announced a first-quarter profit of $309 million, up about 22 percent from a net income of $254 million in the same quarter of 2014.

Martin, Lubambo jazz jam a mesmerizing mind meld

posted: 01/30/2015 6:55 a.m. Discuss

At its best, jazz eludes capture and mechanical reproduction. It is a moment, a collaboration between players and listeners, irreducible to digital bytes or grooves cut in wax.

Private option till '17 clears Senate by 29-2

posted: 01/30/2015 2:56 a.m. Comments 4

A bill reauthorizing the use of federal dollars for the state's private-option program sailed through the state Senate on Thursday.

Senators vote 62-36 to pass Keystone bill

updated: 01/30/2015 2:52 a.m. Comments 6

The new Republican-majority Senate on Thursday passed a bill to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which President Barack Obama has said he will veto.

Obama's goal: End 'mindless austerity'

updated: 01/30/2015 2:50 a.m. Comments 2

Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control.

Suggs: Change in wings for LR schools

updated: 01/30/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

On the first morning of a new era in the Little Rock School District, interim Superintendent Dexter Suggs said change is coming to Arkansas' largest school system, which is now operating under state control.

Rogers' city attorney gets check, quits

posted: 01/30/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

A city attorney in Northwest Arkansas has agreed to leave his elected office as part of a $390,000 settlement with the city of Rogers. The amount is close to what his salary would have been if he had finished out his term.

Boozman backs Cuba-travel bill

updated: 01/30/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Americans could freely travel to Cuba under a bill proposed Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators including Arkansas' John Boozman.

Idaho panel stops gay-rights bill

updated: 01/30/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Idaho lawmakers voted Thursday to halt a bill that would create protections for gay people, siding with the concerns of religious-freedom supporters.

2 testify about trying to save stabbing victim

posted: 01/30/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

WALDRON -- Emergency medical technicians testified Thursday that they could offer little help to 60-year-old Tou Lor as he lay on his living room floor bleeding to death last February from multiple knife wounds that he suffered in a sudden attack from a man who asked to use his phone.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Sun Belt Women: ASU finds mark, gets by UALR

posted: 01/30/2015 2:24 a.m. Gallery Discuss

One of the best defensive teams in the country had its winning streak end when it couldn't stop Arkansas State from scoring Thursday night.

SUPER BOWL XLIX: PATRIOTS VS. SEAHAWKS: Chancellor vs. Gronk a can’t-miss matchup

posted: 01/30/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

On some point Sunday it will happen.

Review: A Most Violent Year

posted: 01/30/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

In a corrupt world of rascals and thugs, cheats and chiselers, how is the honest man to make it? J.C. Chandor's stunning third film, the period drama A Most Violent Year, asks that very grown-up question and answers it with dispassionate pragmatism: A man does what he has to do.

3 tech firms, 140 jobs head to Conway

posted: 01/30/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- Three technology firms plan to hire 140 workers and invest nearly $2.5 million to open offices in downtown Conway.

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