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North Little Rock man dies in single-car wreck Saturday

posted: 07/30/2016 11:36 a.m. Discuss

A single-car wreck killed a North Little Rock man early Saturday morning, state police said.

In hot-car case, device said to hold crime files

posted: 07/30/2016 5:39 a.m. Discuss

The thumb drive that reportedly held video from the day the 17-month-old son of a Garland County circuit judge died after being left in a hot car also contained other evidentiary files from Hot Springs Police Department cases.

New state higher-ed director named

posted: 07/30/2016 5:35 a.m. Discuss

Come Monday, the incoming Arkansas Department of Higher Education director will make the move to Little Rock.

12 Pine Bluff officers yet to yield medals

posted: 07/30/2016 5:31 a.m. Comment 1

Twelve Pine Bluff police officers who received medals of valor for the way they handled a 2013 call that led to the fatal shooting of a 107-year-old man have not followed a City Council resolution to return the medals to the mayor's office.

State's U.S. Senate rivals weigh in on parties' lots

posted: 07/30/2016 5:14 a.m. Discuss

Their respective national conventions now past, Republicans are more united behind their presidential nominee, Donald Trump, and Democrats are "rewriting history" in making a pitch for their candidate, Hillary Clinton, U.S. Sen. John Boozman said Friday.

Higher-ed funding on its way for redo

posted: 07/30/2016 5:12 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board on Friday approved a skeleton of a new method to fund the state's public colleges and universities.

$45M deal settles suit on Lights cigarettes

posted: 07/30/2016 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A $45 million settlement submitted to Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox on Friday will go to pay smokers who bought Marlboro Lights cigarettes in Arkansas over a 31-year period, while also ending 13 years of litigation against tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris USA.

Delegates set for convention on Lampkin seat

posted: 07/30/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

The effort to find a new Democratic candidate for state House District 9 continued this week as the district's two southeast Arkansas counties selected delegates for a party convention Thursday.

LR interns wrap up summer of training

posted: 07/30/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock's intern program, which closed for the summer with professional development sessions Friday at the Chenal Country Club, added two new courses this summer -- college preparation and commerce training.

Use of photos in trial argued

posted: 07/30/2016 2:32 a.m. Discuss

A Craighead County circuit judge will hold a hearing in Jonesboro to determine if 20 photographs of a 90-year-old woman's fatal injuries will be allowed in the capital murder trial of the man accused of killing her.

Drivetime Mahatma: 1-vehicle wrecks are deadliest

posted: 07/30/2016 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: One of my friends thinks there are a lot of one-vehicle fatal accidents. She thinks there has been a big increase. True? -- Horse Whisperer

City gets U.S. cash for street repairs

posted: 07/30/2016 2:28 a.m. Discuss

A $1 million grant will fund street repairs on U of A Way, improving access to the University of Arkansas-Texarkana and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Southwest, Texarkana officials announced.

3rd attorney set for man accused of killing son, 6

posted: 07/30/2016 2:27 a.m. Discuss

A third attorney has been assigned to the defense team of a Bella Vista man accused of killing his 6-year-old son last year.

Term-limit measure's ballot title approved

posted: 07/30/2016 2:26 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Friday certified the popular name and ballot title for the Arkansas Term Limits Amendment.

3 dogs dead after shelter break-in

posted: 07/30/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

The director of the Humane Society of the Delta said three of the shelter's dogs died after a break-in Wednesday night.

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