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Arkansas man takes arrow through head; archer sought

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

After being shot in the head with an arrow early Monday morning, Raymond Van Holson of Chester drove home and called 911.

Head-on collisions in Arkansas fatal for two drivers

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 19-year-old Arkansan was killed Saturday morning after the vehicle he was in crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another car head-on, police said.

Pulled from Arkansas lake, 1-year-old boy dies

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

CHEROKEE VILLAGE -- A 20-month-old child who was reported missing and later found floating in a Cherokee Village lake died Sunday evening, authorities said.

I-30 study set on easing crowding; look at Little Rock-to-Benton stretch to include toll, carpool lane

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

A state study to address future congestion on Interstate 30 between Little Rock and Benton will include consideration of adding a traffic lane limited to high-occupancy vehicles and motorists willing to pay a toll.

Arkansas tax-redo body has first talks

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Sen. Jim Hendren advised members of a new tax overhaul task force Monday to steer clear of making commitments to protect specific tax exemptions or promising changes in tax policy before the group considers the merits of any proposals.

Arkansas board OKs metrics of university funds; focus on finishers, not enrollment

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board gave the first approval Monday to the metrics behind a new way for the state to fund its public colleges and universities.

Arkansas Arts Center's economic clout sought

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas Arts Center trustee's firm will produce a report about how the museum boosts Little Rock's economy and culture, with the findings to be used to solicit grant funding and private donations, officials said Monday.

High-achieving Little Rock seniors feted at mansion reception

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson, real estate developer Jimmy Moses, Little Rock School District leaders and others joined together Monday to honor more than 90 of the district's highest-achieving members of the Class of 2017.

North Little Rock aldermen put tax issue on ballot

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North Little Rock aldermen on Monday set a special election for Aug. 8 to ask city voters to approve a 1 percentage point increase in the city's sales and use tax, raising that tax to 2 percent.

Arkansas man reports being carjacked in North Little Rock

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A 32-year-old man told police his vehicle was taken by two armed robbers Sunday night in North Little Rock, according to a police report.

1890-built Arkansas church burns up

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A church that had been standing for more than 100 years caught fire Monday morning, authorities said.

3-state study sizes up gains via Medicaid; coverage soars in Arkansas, Kentucky, less so in Texas

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Three years after their states expanded Medicaid, low-income people in Arkansas and Kentucky continued to be more likely to have a doctor and less likely to have trouble paying medical bills or to delay seeking care because of the cost, a study has found.

Director of Arkansas drug agency to resign

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Arkansas Drug Director Denny Altes has resigned effective June 30 from the $73,865-a-year state job, a spokesman for Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday.

On Lyme disease, recognition urged; it goes undiagnosed, Arkansas governor told

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Arkansans who advocated for state recognition of Lyme disease watched Gov. Asa Hutchinson sign an official proclamation Monday, and urged him to do more.

Guns put to heads of pair at Little Rock mall

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A man told police that he and a friend were robbed at gunpoint while in the parking deck of Little Rock's Park Plaza over the weekend.

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