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2 rob Little Rock liquor store at gunpoint, take employee's wallet, police say

posted: 12/08/2016 11:59 a.m. Discuss

Two armed assailants pointed pistols at a Little Rock liquor store employee during a robbery Wednesday night, police said.

Police: Little Rock woman's ex-boyfriend threatens her, pulls 'possible gun' while driving

posted: 12/08/2016 11:55 a.m. Discuss

A 24-year-old Little Rock woman told police her ex-boyfriend threatened her with a possible weapon while he was driving her car early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Governor announces new grant for students in 'high demand' fields of study

posted: 12/08/2016 11:50 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson at a news conference Thursday announced the creation of an education grant that will provide funding for students who enroll in “high demand” fields of study.

Cold air to linger into weekend; single-digit temperatures possible in part of state

posted: 12/08/2016 11:34 a.m. Discuss

Low temperatures are expected to fall into the teens and 20s across Arkansas Thursday night as cold air settles into the state over much of the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

State lawmaker files bill to prohibit cellphones in Arkansas schools

posted: 12/08/2016 11:17 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas lawmaker has filed a bill that would prohibit cellphones and other portable electronic devices in Arkansas public schools.

Arkansas court throws out ruling on birth certificate law involving same-sex couples

updated: 12/08/2016 11:24 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' highest court has thrown out a judge's ruling that could have allowed married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates without a court order.

WATCH: Surveillance video shows armed robbery at Little Rock auto parts store

posted: 12/08/2016 10:09 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock police have released surveillance video of an armed robbery at an auto parts store last month.

In Capitol Hill showdown, Arkansas cheese dip bests Texas' queso

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Lawmakers from across the country agree: Arkansas cheese dip is superior to Texas queso.

Medicaid gets U.S. leeway, Arkansas governor says

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that federal officials have approved most of his proposed changes to the state's expanded Medicaid program, but they won't allow the state to offer as much help to businesses as he had hoped.

Judge dismisses charges related to wrongful arrest of Arkansas high school football player

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Benton County circuit judge Tuesday dismissed the criminal case involving the wrongful arrest of Terrance Rock and ordered the court documents sealed.

Man injured by Little Rock police once found mentally ill

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

An unarmed man shot by Little Rock police Monday night was once diagnosed with a mental illness and had been under state supervision for several years, according to court records.

Pearl Harbor survivor, Arkansan joins ceremony at National World War II Memorial

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Harold Mainer, 95, doesn't need history books to tell him what happened at Pearl Harbor. The Charleston, Ark., man was present on Dec. 7, 1941, when the bombs started falling and his colleagues started dying.

Arkansas roads agency opens bids on 5 sizable jobs; widening of U.S. 67/167 among $244M in projects

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Motorists will see a marked increase in road construction on state highways in central Arkansas over the next few years -- $244 million worth, to be precise.

5 named to Arkansas medical marijuana commission

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Members of a new state board that will determine who grows and sells medical-related marijuana in Arkansas were announced by the governor and legislative leaders Wednesday.

Snowflakes fall in parts of Arkansas as cold creeps in

posted: 12/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Northern Arkansas got its first bit of winter weather Wednesday, and forecasters say there are at least two more snow-producing systems that will bring cold air to the state during the next several days.

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