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House debates edits to tort-caps proposal

posted: 02/25/2017 2:53 a.m. Comments 2

The state House had a lengthy debate Friday on dueling revisions offered for a proposed constitutional amendment that would set limits on damages awarded in civil lawsuits.

Pence: World will know U.S. with Israel

posted: 02/25/2017 2:51 a.m. Discuss

LAS VEGAS -- Vice President Mike Pence assured the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic concerns important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly policies at home and supporting Israel abroad.

Arkansas attorney general seeks dates for 8 executions

updated: 02/25/2017 2:51 a.m. Comments 3

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked that execution dates be set for eight Arkansas inmates after the state's Supreme Court issued its mandate Friday allowing the executions to move forward.

Hot-check plaintiffs: There's no state court case for U.S. to defer

posted: 02/25/2017 2:50 a.m. Discuss

There is no pending state-court judicial proceeding to which a federal judge should defer in lieu of hearing a federal lawsuit challenging hot-check prosecution procedures in Pulaski County, civil liberties attorneys say.

Medical pot plan in state progresses

posted: 02/25/2017 2:50 a.m. Comments 2

Implementation of the voter-approved Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment is moving forward despite a comment from a White House official that greater enforcement of federal laws is possible.

Bridges, not walls, Peruvian tells Trump

posted: 02/25/2017 2:49 a.m. Discuss

LIMA, Peru -- The first Latin American president to visit Donald Trump at the White House told the U.S. leader Friday he prefers "bridges to walls," sending him a gentle rebuke of his controversial proposal to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

Author of Exit Right talks about 'whiteness'

posted: 02/25/2017 2:48 a.m. Comments 8

Daniel Oppenheimer's first book, Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century, has been praised by people across the political spectrum.

THEATER REVIEW: Garden blossoms onstage in Argenta

posted: 02/25/2017 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Don't keep this show a secret. Let everybody know what's blooming onstage in North Little Rock. An excellent cast of 24 made Friday's opening night of the The Secret Garden at the Argenta Community Theater magical.

Corning man gets 25 years in killing

posted: 02/25/2017 2:37 a.m. Discuss

A Clay County Circuit Court jury took 55 minutes Friday to convict Bryan Curtis of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Corning man, Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington of Jonesboro said.

Arkansas teacher acquitted of rape, rearrested

posted: 02/25/2017 2:36 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas substitute teacher acquitted of a rape accusation involving a teenage boy awaits formal charges as part of a related case in another jurisdiction.

Police beat

posted: 02/25/2017 2:35 a.m. Discuss

LR tech park again target of burglary

Reflect, Repent, Renew

posted: 02/25/2017 2:23 a.m. Discuss

The season of Lent for Christians of the West begins next week with the penitential day of Ash Wednesday.

Auburn’s young guns get mixed results

posted: 02/25/2017 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Auburn's leading scorer is a freshman.

Carter just wants to win

posted: 02/25/2017 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Devin Carter was faced with a choice last spring. At least, it appeared that way.


posted: 02/25/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Jeff Williams saw Dave Williams in three different lights -- father, football coach and colleague.






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