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2 shot in LR awarded medals

posted: 07/02/2015 3:55 a.m. Comment 1

The parents of a slain soldier stood shoulder to shoulder, grasping hands, as they were presented a Purple Heart medal Wednesday on their son's behalf.

Gas cheap this 4th, U.S., state cry: Road trip!

posted: 07/02/2015 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Lower gas prices are prompting tens of thousands of Arkansans to travel for Independence Day, contributing to the largest number of travelers for the holiday in eight years, according to AAA.

Clinton raises $45M from donations large, small

updated: 07/02/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign said Wednesday that it has raised $45 million since its launch in mid-April, with the vast majority of its donors having given less than $100 each.

Robinson Center offers preview

posted: 07/02/2015 3:15 a.m. Comments 2

One year in and 130,000 man-hours later, the $68 million renovation of the Robinson Center is on time and on budget.

Long-term bill for highways said unlikely

posted: 07/02/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Congress is unlikely to come up with an agreement to finance a long-range federal transportation bill, U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., said Wednesday.

Health exchange shift leads to insurance agency shuffle

posted: 07/02/2015 3:12 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Insurance Department dissolved one division and created another one Wednesday as responsibility for helping govern Arkansas' federally run health insurance exchanges shifted this week to a nonprofit organization created by the state Legislature.

Plea cites mental disease

posted: 07/02/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

A 58-year-old man accused of killing his brother in May pleaded innocent by reason of mental disease or defect in Conway County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Told arrest details in LR killing, judge rejects bail cut

posted: 07/02/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A 22-year-old man accused of murder was arrested after a survivor of an April shooting at a Little Rock park identified him as the man who killed her brother, a Pulaski County circuit judge heard on Wednesday.

Lost medals replaced for Greenbrier veteran

posted: 07/02/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Generations and wars apart, two veterans came together Wednesday in a small house in Greenbrier.

County maps way as governor touts computer science

posted: 07/02/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson touted computer science education opportunities in Arkansas during an economic development meeting Wednesday.

Innocent of rapes, 21-year-old pleads

posted: 07/02/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

A Mulberry man pleaded innocent in Crawford County Circuit Court on Wednesday to five counts of rape of a minor and the attempted rape of another.

Innocent of aiding suicide, Oklahoman says

posted: 07/02/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

A Jay, Okla., man pleaded innocent Monday to a charge accusing him of assisting another person in a suicide.

Hit by car in Conway, child flown to LR

posted: 07/02/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

A 7-year-old child was airlifted to a Little Rock hospital Wednesday night after being hit by a car in Conway, according to a statement from the Conway Police Department.

Ohio follows Arkansas, exits testing consortium

posted: 07/02/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Ohio government leaders have pulled out of the same multistate student-testing consortium that Arkansas left last month after giving the tests in just one year.

Two teachers in state earn national recognition

posted: 07/02/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

A pair of Arkansas teachers were recognized Wednesday by President Barack Obama as two of the top math and science educators in the country.

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