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Captain arrested in ferry’s sinking

posted: 04/19/2014 3:51 a.m. Discuss

The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested early today on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members also were arrested, a prosecutor said.

Pipeline decision likely off until fall

posted: 04/19/2014 3:47 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama’s administration is putting off its decision on the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project.

Lottery forced to tap reserve

posted: 04/19/2014 3:44 a.m. Comments 5

The state Department of Higher Education has spent nearly $113 million on lottery-financed Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarships in the fiscal year that will end June 30 — a $20 million dip from the previous fiscal year — after the 2013 Legislature overhauled the program and cut the scholarships for some future recipients.

State jobless rate dips to 6.9%, lowest since ’09

posted: 04/19/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas’ unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in March, the first time it’s been below 7 percent since it was 6.8 percent in January 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

2nd nursing-home suit sits on Maggio docket

posted: 04/19/2014 3:38 a.m. Comment 1

Circuit Judge Michael Maggio began presiding over a negligence lawsuit involving a second nursing home owned by Fort Smith businessman Michael Morton just weeks after Morton financed several political action committees that later donated to Maggio’s since-halted run for an appeals-court seat.

Clinton papers: Image of first lady too strong

posted: 04/19/2014 3:29 a.m. Comments 2

The National Archives and Records Administration released about 7,500 more pages of records from Bill Clinton’s time as president Friday, some of which detail staff efforts to soften Hillary Rodham Clinton’s image.

Man dead after blaze, foot chase

posted: 04/19/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A former Little Rock police officer died early Friday after a struggle in a yard belonging to a hot-dog vendor and blogger with whom the former officer had a “history,” police said.

SEC BASEBALL: Killian gets his support as UA puts away Vandy

posted: 04/19/2014 3:13 a.m. Discuss

One by one, the Arkansas players came up and hugged Trey Killian in left field at Baum Stadium late Friday night.

Walker making stronger impact

posted: 04/19/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Fullback Kody Walker showed a mean stiff-arm in Arkansas’ second spring scrimmage last week.

Annual challenge

posted: 04/19/2014 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Who isn’t anxious to get new color into the garden after the abysmal winter we had? But visiting garden centers can be stressful because there are so many great plants out there — and only so much space to fill at home.

Personal space

posted: 04/19/2014 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Kelly Browe Olson Where I live: I live in Westover Heights, which is near Cammack Village in Little Rock, with my daughter, Katharine, and our dog, Wrigley.

Conway girl, 4, found in Forrest City after kidnapping

posted: 04/18/2014 6:01 p.m. Comment 1

A four-year-old Conway girl is being reunited with her grandparents Friday afternoon after she was kidnapped by her father Friday morning, police say.

Single-engine Cessna crashes Friday near Searcy Municipal Airport

posted: 04/18/2014 4:28 p.m. Comments 2

Authorities say no one was killed in a plane crash that occurred Friday afternoon in White County.

Two arrested on drug charges in Lonoke County

posted: 04/18/2014 4:13 p.m. Comment 1

Two men were arrested on drug charges in separate cases Thursday in Lonoke County, authorities said.

Arkansans plan 'green' activities for Earth Day

posted: 04/18/2014 3:16 p.m. Discuss

Earth Day is Tuesday, and Arkansans are finding many ways to celebrate conservation starting this weekend.


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