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Boy, 8, hit by car while getting on bus

posted: 05/26/2015 8:30 a.m. Discuss

An 8-year-old boy suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening Tuesday morning when he was hit by a car while getting on the bus in Pulaski County.

Jonesboro police release name of man shot in home invasion

posted: 05/26/2015 7:09 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO — Jonesboro police have released the name of a man who was fatally shot in an area home.

Thousands without power morning after storms

posted: 05/26/2015 7:03 a.m. Discuss

More than 17,000 Entergy customers remained in the dark Tuesday morning, a day after strong storms spawned high winds across much of the state.

Motorcyclist, 19, killed in collision

posted: 05/26/2015 6:24 a.m. Discuss

A 19-year-old Jonesboro man was killed Monday night when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car in Jonesboro, authorities said.

Intense storms lash, soak state, spawn tornado

posted: 05/26/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Severe storms that originated in north Texas and southern Oklahoma pushed into Arkansas on Monday afternoon with heavy rains and winds clocking in at up to 80 mph.

Legislature starts short session today

posted: 05/26/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Military vehicles, agency mergers, the state's DWI laws and a Southern bloc primary are on the agenda for a special legislative session that starts today and officials hope will wrap up by week's end.

Panel on exams takes next step

posted: 05/26/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

The Governor's Council on Common Core Review concluded five days and 40 hours of testimony last week on the education standards and standardized tests used in the state's 237 public school districts and 18 charter school systems.

Report cites big gaps in state, U.S. test scores

posted: 05/26/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A report on student testing released Thursday finds big gaps in most states between the percentage of students shown to be proficient in reading and math on state tests and the much lower number found to be proficient on a national benchmark test.

No business

posted: 05/26/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Because the stock markets were closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day, there is no business section in today’s editions.

Gathering remembers wars' fallen

posted: 05/26/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

The mother of a soldier killed in action sat in the front row Monday morning at the state Memorial Day ceremony, which drew hundreds to the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.

2-seat county angling for one

posted: 05/26/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Mississippi County established its dual courthouse system nearly 100 years ago, when it took the tax collector three days to travel the county by horseback. Courthouses were built in Osceola and in Blytheville to make access to government services easier for county residents.

Wonder Valley memories fading, copy of film sought

posted: 05/26/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

People are searching for Wonder Valley.

Fort Smith man home at last

updated: 05/26/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

James Dozier hit bottom in 2010, when he was walking from Alma to Fort Smith to live along the Arkansas River and someone pulled over to give him a ride.

Fort Smith to consider cutting funding to homeless-aid group

updated: 05/26/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith city directors are scheduled to consider on June 2 a resolution that would cut funding for an organization aiding the homeless that is not connected with a homeless campus being backed by the city.

Big Rock includes touch of green

posted: 05/26/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

The $125 million project to relieve congestion through the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 interchange in west Little Rock has included tons of concrete and steel to build the flyovers and other components.

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