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6 picked as LR district's advisers

posted: 02/28/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Baker Kurrus, named by the state earlier this month to head a Little Rock School District budget evaluation committee, on Friday announced his selection of fellow committee members, including City Manager Bruce Moore and Central Arkansas Library System Director Bobby Roberts.

Phone locater bill sails in House

posted: 02/28/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would require cellphone carriers to immediately release the location of a cellphone to law enforcement agencies in the event of an emergency.

Man kills 7, himself in Missouri

posted: 02/28/2015 2:38 a.m. Comment 1

A gunman who shot and killed seven people Thursday night had been feuding with one of them -- a cousin -- for more than a year, the shooter's uncle said Friday.

VA report: 48 claims' dates in LR altered

updated: 02/28/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

A surprise inspection of the Little Rock veterans benefits center revealed staff members were marking overlooked claims -- many almost 2 years old -- to make them appear as if they had just been filed.

Southside suit dropped, city set to be 501st

posted: 02/28/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Batesville has dropped a lawsuit challenging the way Southside residents collected petitions last year in their bid to incorporate, which removes the last barrier for Southside to become the state's 501st town.

Drivetime Mahatma: Roadside radar feeds sign boards

posted: 02/28/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: There are a lot of small orange trailers on Interstates 430 and 40. They have small solar panels and radar guns. Is this for traffic count or speed? They seem to be every 1,000 feet. -- Ed

NLR hospital to pay $2.7M to end Medicare billing case

posted: 02/28/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock has agreed to pay $2.7 million to settle claims that it improperly billed the federal Medicare program for some hospital stays in 2008 and 2009, federal officials said Friday.

NLR council to vote on anti-bias policies

posted: 02/28/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock City Council will consider changes, including preventing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, to the city's hiring policy at its meeting next week.

Art festival helps shine new light on Newport

posted: 02/28/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

NEWPORT -- Seven years ago when the Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts held its first downtown Newport art show, 180 people showed up to look at work by 17 artists.

Amend rules to assemble, LR told

posted: 02/28/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

A federal civil-rights lawsuit filed against Little Rock has prompted the city attorney to request that the city's public assembly ordinance be amended to specify the number of participants needed to require a permit purchase.

Homeless man draws 10-year term in '14 killing

posted: 02/28/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

A 31-year-old homeless veteran accepted a 10-year prison sentence Thursday for the stabbing death of a good Samaritan who regularly provided food to homeless people in the community.

Marathon's path alters bus routes

posted: 02/28/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority said buses on 10 of its routes will take detours or be temporarily disrupted Sunday to avoid participants in the Little Rock Marathon.

Storms stymie meter readers, so 1,750 water bills estimated

posted: 02/28/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Inclement weather prevented Central Arkansas Water crews from reading meters in certain areas this month, resulting in about 1,750 customers in Little Rock and North Little Rock being billed estimated charges Friday.

Suit says lawmaker's truck payments late

posted: 02/28/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

A Delaware-based company has filed suit against state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who is chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee, alleging that he has failed to make installment payments on a 2013 GMC Sierra pickup and owes the company more than $31,000.

Bridge to close in LR's Riverdale

posted: 02/28/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

The Cedar Hill Road Bridge in Little Rock's Riverdale area will close for about six weeks starting Monday to allow for repairs.

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