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Governor: Let voters decide tax for roads

updated: 05/26/2017 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that he would like voters to decide whether to authorize a fuel-tax-financed bond issue to raise more money for highways through a proposed initiated act on the 2018 ballot.

3 officials exit state's agency over alcohol

updated: 05/26/2017 3:27 a.m. Discuss

The director of Arkansas' Alcoholic Beverage Control and two lawyers are leaving in a flurry of resignations that leaves the agency with no attorneys.

Fort Smith's waste credits probed

posted: 05/26/2017 3:26 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing whether the city has claimed department credits for diverting recyclable material from the landfill that actually ended up there.

Robbery suspect's bail set at $2M

posted: 05/26/2017 3:24 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County circuit judge on Thursday set bail at $2 million -- twice the amount requested by prosecutors -- for a North Little Rock man who was arrested after a shootout with police and is accused of crimes that include holding a gun to a baby's head during a robbery.

39 million people expected to travel over this weekend

posted: 05/26/2017 3:23 a.m. Discuss

More Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend than they have since 2005, and reservations for cabins and campsites are flooding in at Arkansas' state parks.

UAMS chief's time winds down

posted: 05/26/2017 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Dr. Dan Rahn -- chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock -- had a farewell tour of sorts over the past two days.

Area split over appeal to build events center

posted: 05/26/2017 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Residents of a Pulaski County neighborhood are at loggerheads over an events center proposed for the Wye Mountain area.

Man enters plea in toddler slaying

posted: 05/26/2017 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A 21-year-old man arrested in the November shooting death of a toddler in Little Rock pleaded innocent Thursday morning and was ordered held without bail.

Casino throat slash earns 20-year term

posted: 05/26/2017 3:16 a.m. Discuss

A Hot Springs man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to cutting another man's throat during a confrontation at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming last year.

Pettigrew man jailed in crash fatal to biker

posted: 05/26/2017 3:14 a.m. Discuss

A Garland County man was being held without bail in the Crawford County jail Thursday on a charge of second-degree murder, accused of killing a motorcyclist by slamming on his brakes.

Tax assessments due Wednesday

posted: 05/26/2017 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Arkansans have until Wednesday to assess personal and business property before facing a penalty.

Teen twice pleads innocent

posted: 05/26/2017 3:12 a.m. Discuss

A Fayetteville man has pleaded innocent in separate cases in which he has been charged in the beating of his infant sister and with 32 counts related to child pornography.

Woman: Forged benefit checks

posted: 05/26/2017 3:11 a.m. Discuss

A Phillips County woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of theft of government benefits, admitting that she forged her deceased aunt's name to keep receiving the woman's veterans benefits for nine years after the aunt's death.

Gun spotted by deputies sends felon back to prison

posted: 05/26/2017 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A Lonsdale woman convicted in 2013 of assaulting a man and holding him captive by tying him to a stove is on her way back to prison after pleading guilty Monday in Garland County Circuit Court to being in possession of a firearm.

NAACP sponsors men's health fair

posted: 05/26/2017 3:09 a.m. Discuss

The El Dorado-Union County branch of the NAACP is sponsoring a health fair.

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