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UA System tightens online-degree rules

updated: 09/25/2016 3:57 a.m. Discuss

Colleges and universities in the University of Arkansas System will face more scrutiny when proposing new degree programs that are fully online.

Paper Trails: Characters in novel hit local chord

posted: 09/25/2016 3:57 a.m. Discuss

WHAT'S IN A NAME: Tim Green, a former NFL player and New York Times bestselling author whose works include Football Genius and Unstoppable, has a new novel, Left Out, which includes a couple of Arkansas connections. One of the characters in his new book, set for release this month, is named Megan Nickell, in honor of a 12-year-old Central Arkansas Christian student who died in July 2015 after being hit by lightning while playing volleyball on an Alabama beach. The other is Brett Bell, an eighth-grader and fellow classmate of Megan's. The book centers on a boy with cochlear implants whose dream is to play football. The name of Bell (who has cochlear implants) is used for the character who befriends the hearing-impaired boy.

50,000 throng for movable feast

posted: 09/25/2016 3:56 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Food trucks and pop-up tents lined the streets of downtown Little Rock on Saturday afternoon, peddling everything from deep-fried eats to tarot card readings.

2 in race for state seat talk of issues

posted: 09/25/2016 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Hot Springs Democrat Jerry Rephan promised to introduce legislation next year to raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.50 to $10 an hour, if he’s elected in House District 25 in the Nov. 8 general election.

Coffers dry, prison program folding up

posted: 09/25/2016 3:51 a.m. Discuss

A Christianity-focused program with a mission of reducing the return of inmates at one Arkansas prison will close next month after a decade of operation because of its difficulty in raising funds from churches, officials said.

Conway girl, 7, takes biblical show on road

posted: 09/25/2016 3:51 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- At 7 years old, Sydney Hopson thrives on the Bible, CNN, music and politics.

Federal student aid requests start early

posted: 09/25/2016 3:49 a.m. Discuss

College students and high school seniors can begin submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on Saturday, three months earlier than in previous years.

I-49 lanes to close to mark pavement

posted: 09/25/2016 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Work on Interstate 49 in Johnson and Springdale will require overnight lane closures for two nights beginning today, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Man arrested in Texarkana club slaying

posted: 09/25/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

TEXARKANA -- A Texarkana man was taken into custody Wednesday in a fatal nightclub shooting in August.

Two die in crashes in NW Arkansas

posted: 09/25/2016 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Crashes on Arkansas roads killed one man Friday and another Saturday, according to preliminary reports released by the Arkansas State Police.

Bridge job to shut lanes near Ward

posted: 09/25/2016 3:46 a.m. Discuss

A routine inspection of the Arkansas 367 bridge over the Cypress Relief just north of Ward in Lonoke County will require lane closures Tuesday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

15-minute closure of I-49 set today

posted: 09/25/2016 3:46 a.m. Discuss

The removal of an overhead power line spanning Interstate 49 in Benton County will require the closing of all lanes for 15 minutes early today, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Lane will close on Bull Shoals Dam

posted: 09/25/2016 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Maintenance by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Bull Shoals Dam will require the long-term lane closure of a section of Arkansas 178 on the dam beginning Monday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

I-40 service road work to close lanes

posted: 09/25/2016 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Construction on an Interstate 40 service road in West Memphis will requires overnight lane closures for five nights beginning today, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

B-17 from World War II era stops off in Texarkana

posted: 09/25/2016 3:44 a.m. Discuss

TEXARKANA -- Texarkana history aficionados and aviation enthusiasts got a glimpse into the life of a World War II aviator last week, courtesy of the Commemorative Air Force.

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