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Lawrence County OKs placing tax issue on November ballot

posted: 09/01/2015 12:09 p.m. Discuss

WALNUT RIDGE — Voters in a northeast Arkansas county will be asked this fall to approve a sales tax increase to help build and maintain a new jail.

Hutchinson: State needs to re-evaluate higher ed funding

updated: 09/01/2015 1:02 p.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said during an Arkansas Department of Higher Education meeting Tuesday that the state should re-evaluate its "outdated" method of funding higher education.

Man pleads guilty after causing over $100,000 in damage

posted: 09/01/2015 10:41 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS — An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge after authorities say he caused more than $100,000 in damages to his former employer's property.

Lab finishes autopsy of hot-car death of judge's son

posted: 09/01/2015 10:37 a.m. Comment 1

The state Crime Lab said Tuesday that it has completed its autopsy report into the July 24 death of a Garland County judge's toddler son.

Liquor store owner, would-be robber injured in exchange of gunfire, police say

posted: 09/01/2015 9:44 a.m. Comments 2

A Pulaski County liquor store owner and a would-be robber were each shot Monday night in an exchange of gunfire during an attempted hold-up, authorities said.

46 Arkansas schools earn bottom 5% tag

posted: 09/01/2015 5:28 a.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas Department of Education has identified 46 schools as "priority" schools -- those scoring in the bottom 5 percent on state tests over three years.

University voids degree of Suggs, ex-school chief

posted: 09/01/2015 5:27 a.m. Discuss

The doctoral degree of a former Little Rock School District superintendent has been revoked by an Indiana university, meaning the district is no longer obligated to continue making payments on a nearly $250,000 settlement with him.

Medicaid ends for 17,000 despite reprieve for others

posted: 09/01/2015 5:17 a.m. Discuss

More than 17,000 individuals will lose their health coverage today despite a federally mandated change in Arkansas' process for conducting Medicaid renewals, a spokesman for the state Department of Health and Human Services said Monday.

Parents lose school-choice suit's appeal

posted: 09/01/2015 4:36 a.m. Discuss

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld the Blytheville School District's decision to opt out of the state's Public School Choice Act.

Hiland: Deputy won't be charged

posted: 09/01/2015 4:36 a.m. Discuss

Faulkner County Sheriff's Maj. John Randall will not be charged with a crime over a shooting in the line of duty almost three months ago, a prosecutor said Monday.

UA bars drones over campus after flights above rally, game

posted: 09/01/2015 4:34 a.m. Discuss

After having unauthorized drones fly over two separate university events, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville announced Monday a new policy prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft systems without written permission from the university.

5th of 6 accused of being in robbery ring enters guilty plea

posted: 09/01/2015 4:33 a.m. Discuss

As his mother sat wiping tears from her eyes in the courtroom gallery, a Clark County man pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out two robberies of central Arkansas businesses in which shots were fired in 2013.

No tips yet on culprits in two fires

posted: 09/01/2015 4:30 a.m. Discuss

An investigation into the burning of two Little Rock School District playgrounds continued Monday as the school district increased reward money for information leading to arrests.

County starts early bias-ban voting

posted: 09/01/2015 4:27 a.m. Discuss

Washington County officials said early voting will proceed today despite a lawsuit filed Monday afternoon seeking to block a public vote on Fayetteville's proposed Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance.

FAA awarding $8.5M in grants

posted: 09/01/2015 4:19 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded grants totaling $8.5 million to 13 Arkansas airports to help pay for upgrades and expansions, the state's congressional delegation announced Monday.

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