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Police say former school worker hit autistic boy on bus ride in Little Rock

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A former Pulaski County Special School District employee is accused of assaulting an autistic teenager during a bus ride earlier this year, according to court documents.

Jones' win in Alabama stokes top Arkansas Democrat; GOP not worried

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

Arkansas Republicans say Tuesday's election of an Alabama Democrat to the U.S. Senate is an aberration. Arkansas Democrats say it shows their party can win in the Natural State and throughout the South.

Arkansas singer Rosetta Tharpe to join rock hall of fame

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The "godmother of rock 'n' roll" has made her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Strip-club plan hits hurdle; Little Rock set to notify owner about zoning, setback requirements

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Little Rock officials are aiming to stop the opening of a strip club at Arch Street and Dixon Road that is opposed by neighbors, the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and several politicians.

Lawsuit settled over jailing of Arkansas foster child without warrant

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

A civil-rights case centered around the 2016 jailing of an Arkansas foster child without a warrant was settled last week in federal court.

Abortion clinics add to challenge of Arkansas licensing law

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Two of the three abortion clinics in Arkansas have been cited for minor infractions noticed during surprise inspections last month by the state Health Department and now face being shut down if the state enforces a new law that is the subject of a pending federal lawsuit.

POLL: 2 options put forth for name of new Little Rock high school

updated: 12/14/2017 10:19 a.m. Comment 1

Representatives of students, parents, teachers and community members in the Little Rock School District have settled on two possible names for the district's newest campus -- Southwest High School or Southwest Academy.

$40M donation to boost visual arts at UA; foundation helping to build artistic district near campus

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A $40 million gift from the Windgate Charitable Foundation will pay for new arts facilities at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

A wreath sought for every vets' grave in Arkansas

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Organizers are seeking volunteers to ensure that every grave in Arkansas' veterans cemeteries receives a wreath for the holidays.

Retrial ordered for Arkansas man convicted of killing cousin on front porch

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A St. Francis County man convicted of killing his cousin deserves a new trial, the Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday after finding that the lower court judge erred by ordering a member of the man's defense team out of the courtroom.

Arkansas man jailed after discovery of body in ditch

posted: 12/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Pine Bluff man faces a first-degree murder charge after the body of a man was found in a ditch Monday near Stuttgart, authorities said.

Democrat going for it, joins state Senate race

posted: 12/14/2017 3:31 a.m. Comment 1

Buoyed by his party's victory in the U.S. Senate special election in Alabama, Democrat Steven McNeely of Jacksonville filed Wednesday for a vacant legislative seat that has been Republican since reapportionment.

Two women die in road accidents

posted: 12/14/2017 3:29 a.m. Comment 1

Two women died in traffic crashes Tuesday and Wednesday, according to preliminary reports from the Arkansas State Police.

Searcy man's killer gets 35-year term

posted: 12/14/2017 3:25 a.m. Comment 1

A judge has sentenced a Bald Knob man convicted of murder and another felony to 35 years in prison.

State to assist in probe of fatal fire

posted: 12/14/2017 3:22 a.m. Discuss

The state fire marshal is expected to begin an investigation today into a fire early Tuesday in rural Crawford County that killed a woman and injured a man.

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