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Bids in on Broadway Bridge job

posted: 09/18/2014 4:57 a.m. Comment 1

The Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River will be out of commission for no more than six months if the low bid to replace it -- submitted by a Kansas City, Mo., construction company -- is accepted.

Lottery-review prospect also tried to snag other study

posted: 09/18/2014 4:55 a.m. Comment 1

The consultant that lawmakers are considering hiring without seeking bids to review the Arkansas Lottery asked its commission in August to extend its deadline for submitting a bid to conduct a separate performance audit, lottery records show.

State's delegation in D.C. backs plan

posted: 09/18/2014 4:15 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' U.S. House delegation supported the vote to train and arm Syrian rebels against Islamic State fighters who control parts of Syria and Iraq.

Pryor files safe-room proposal

posted: 09/18/2014 4:03 a.m. Comments 12

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., filed legislation Wednesday to create a tax credit of up to $1,000 each for people who install storm shelters or safe rooms in their homes.

ASU chief OKs football tribute

posted: 09/18/2014 4:01 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas State University will allow any football player who wishes to voluntarily place a NCAA-compliant sticker on his helmet to memorialize two deceased members of the football program, ASU officials said in a letter released Wednesday night.

Spouse gets 30-year term in '11 slaying

posted: 09/18/2014 3:59 a.m. Discuss

A Craighead County circuit judge sentenced Michelle Despain to 30 years in prison Wednesday for her role in the August 2011 slaying of her husband.

2 amend suit, say police violated law

posted: 09/18/2014 3:58 a.m. Discuss

Two Sherwood brothers suing Little Rock and North Little Rock over the cities' police-radio encryption amended the lawsuit Monday to include allegations against the Little Rock Police Department.

LR man sought by FBI arrested

posted: 09/18/2014 3:58 a.m. Discuss

A man turned himself in to the FBI on Wednesday following his indictment and the arrest of 23 other people in connection with a drug trafficking organization that authorities said was based in southwest Little Rock.

PB mayor didn't travel to Maryland memorial

posted: 09/18/2014 3:57 a.m. Discuss

A Pine Bluff official said Wednesday that Mayor Debe Hollingsworth did not attend an event at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Maryland last year as a recent Legislative Audit Division report indicated.

Identity thief, 34, gets 104 months in federal prison

posted: 09/18/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a Little Rock man who admitted stealing the identities of 31 people in 2012 to more than 8½ years in prison.

U.S. lawyer: Drop indictments on 3

posted: 09/18/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Chris Thyer, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has asked to drop federal indictments against three northeast Arkansas men who were indicted in 2013 on accusations of trying to entice a minor into sexual activity.

Court gives vets a 2nd chance

posted: 09/18/2014 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Stephen Shepherd of Lowell said his responsibilities became less important as his alcohol addiction increased, eventually landing him in court for back child support about a year ago.

Man, 31, charged in August killing

posted: 09/18/2014 3:53 a.m. Discuss

A Cedarville man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting that happened on his property, according to documents from Crawford County's prosecuting attorney.

Lead Hill sales tax urged for water bill

posted: 09/18/2014 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Lead Hill officials will ask voters in November to establish a 1 percent sales tax to generate more revenue in light of a court order for the town to make monthly payments to the Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority.

UA Agriculture Division plans $16.3 million Fayetteville center

posted: 09/18/2014 3:51 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture plans to build a two-story, 55,000-square-foot research building on its research farm in Fayetteville.


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