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Boxer Taylor freed from jail, pleads innocent in shooting

posted: 08/28/2014 4:04 a.m. Discuss

Former Olympic medalist and middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor was released on bond from the Pulaski County jail late Wednesday morning, just a few hours after his initial plea in a Tuesday night shooting.

Leave time bolstered for county workers

posted: 08/28/2014 4:02 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County's 1,200 employees will have slightly expanded leave-time benefits after the Quorum Court passed an ordinance Tuesday night updating the county's personnel policy for the first time since the 1980s.

Judges toss jobless benefits' denial

posted: 08/28/2014 3:59 a.m. Discuss

A former employee for Packers Sanitation -- who threw up at work and was fired after she left without permission -- was unreasonably denied unemployment assistance by the state Board of Review, the state Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

Ebola ad on Cotton accurate, Pryor says

posted: 08/28/2014 3:57 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor held a news conference Wednesday to defend a television advertisement released this week that accuses his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, of voting to cut funding that prepares America for an Ebola outbreak.

Suit filed over film royalties

posted: 08/28/2014 3:56 a.m. Discuss

As a child, Jordan Cooper watched Texas Gov. Ann Richards make witty comments on late-night talk shows.

Man who set fire to woman gets life in cell

posted: 08/28/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

A North Little Rock man who fatally burned his girlfriend was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after a Pulaski County jury rejected his claim that he had meant only to hurt the 38-year-old woman, not kill her.

Christie in state to raise money, tout Hutchinson

posted: 08/28/2014 3:52 a.m. Discuss

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie raised money for Arkansas Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday and warned that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross would raise taxes and bring Washington-style politics to Arkansas if elected.

NLR police arrest woman on warrant

posted: 08/28/2014 3:50 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock police arrested a woman on Tuesday who purportedly tried to run over two people during a confrontation in March.

2 die, driver hurt in 1-vehicle crash

posted: 08/28/2014 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday in Batavia in Boone County, state police reported.

Albanian official to talk about EU

posted: 08/28/2014 3:49 a.m. Discuss

The executive director of the Albanian Institute of Public Affairs and lecturer of European studies at University Marin Barleti in Tirana, Albania, will speak Friday at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock.

Newman retrial's prosecutor chosen

posted: 08/28/2014 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Former prosecutor Ron Fields was appointed Wednesday as special prosecutor for Ricky Dale Newman's capital murder retrial in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Job-training funds to aid UAFS effort

posted: 08/28/2014 3:46 a.m. Discuss

A nearly $2.5 million federal grant to Arkansas Department of Workforce Services includes $734,000 in funding for job training efforts based at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, the university announced Tuesday.

Teacher back in U.S., on job

posted: 08/28/2014 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Biological science instructor Molly Sirigiri was in the classroom Monday after the Nashville community worked to get the instructor back to the United States from India after she was not allowed to re-enter the country after a mission trip.

Pulaski County notebook

posted: 08/28/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

League plans forum on county judge race The League of Women Voters of Pulaski County will host a county judge candidate forum Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Quorum Court room on the fourth floor of the county administration building at 201 S. Broadway.

Police beat

posted: 08/28/2014 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Hammer threat gets man held, police say A Little Rock man threatened to kill a person who caught him breaking into a car Wednesday morning, according to an arrest report.

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