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Arkansas judge asks court to hear case over execution demonstration

posted: 07/16/2018 10:13 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas judge prohibited from handling execution-related cases after he participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider a panel's decision to dismiss his lawsuit challenging his disqualification.

Fatal shooting at North Little Rock skate park investigated

updated: 07/16/2018 4:19 p.m. Gallery Comments 7

A 22-year-old man was fatally shot and a second person was injured at a skate park along the Arkansas River in North Little Rock early Monday, authorities said.

Little Rock man forced teen to sell sex, affidavit states

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A Little Rock man arrested last week on a charge of human trafficking of a minor told a homeless 17-year-old he would give her a place to live only if she would "work" for him, police said.

PHOTOS: Work on Arkansas building yields shops of 100 years ago

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The new owners of a 120-year-old building on the downtown Fayetteville square didn't know what they had until they started peeling off the mod facade from 1958.

City in Arkansas dumps law prohibiting dancing on Sundays

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

City directors did some municipal house cleaning last week, repealing an ordinance that had lain fallow on the books for nearly 64 years and thinning out the long list of city commissions, boards and committees.

Arkansas schools turn focus to homeless kids

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

School officials who work with homeless children say Arkansas’ plan for complying with federal education guidelines will help identify needs and keep more students in school.

Lawsuit accuses city in Arkansas of noncompliance with federal disabilities act

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A woman who has a form of muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair has sued the city of Helena-West Helena, alleging that the consolidated city has never complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act, preventing her from easily accessing public services.

Murder suspect flees Arkansas jail after break-out

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Authorities searched all day Sunday for an inmate charged with first-degree murder who escaped from a north Arkansas jail but said the man is still at large.

Group seeks to buy last 1,600 feet for hiking trail along Buffalo River path in Arkansas

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A conservation group wants to buy the final tract of land needed to finish a hiking trail that would stretch about 100 miles along the Buffalo National River.

State school-to-work programs score $13.6M in funds

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Twenty workforce training programs around the state will continue with the help of about $13.6 million in state Department of Higher Education grants to build stronger partnerships between schools and industry.

Arkansas man, 36, riding bike is shot

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 36-year-old Marianna man was shot while he was riding a bicycle Tuesday, an affidavit shows.

Arkansas counterfeiters sentenced; 4 pleaded guilty in March after stores reported fake bills

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Four Northwest Arkansas residents were sentenced in federal court last week for counterfeiting money last year.

Constituent services work earns U.S. Sen. John Boozman Democracy Award

posted: 07/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Congressional Management Foundation is praising U.S. Sen. John Boozman for his constituent services work, awarding him one of its first-ever Democracy Awards.

Benton County JPs advance Hunt rebate

posted: 07/16/2018 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Benton County justices of the peace have endorsed allowing J.B. Hunt Transport Services to recover some money spent in sales tax on the company's ongoing expansion of its Lowell campus.

Ex-clerk gets time for theft from city

posted: 07/16/2018 2:45 a.m. Discuss

A former Farmington district court clerk who stole more than $1 million from the city over several years was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday and ordered to pay restitution.

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