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Little Rock doctor arrested in sex-assault case

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 12

Police on Tuesday arrested a Little Rock doctor accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy, according to an arrest report.

Arkansas governor sees flawed strategy on health repeal; he calls for fixes as subsidy’s end will hit 4,000

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's decision to end a subsidy for insurance companies won't increase the cost of the state's expanded Medicaid program, known as Arkansas Works, but will hurt about 4,000 people who are in unsubsidized plans offered through the state's insurance exchange.

Police say Arkansas woman left baby in hot car to go shoplift

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- A Jonesboro woman who police say left her 1-month-old baby in a hot car while she shoplifted clothes at a department store faces a felony child endangerment charge.

Trial begins for restaurateur accused of killing pregnant mistress in North Little Rock

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Only the questionable claims of an acquaintance of restaurateur Quenton King link him to the June 2015 slaying of the pregnant North Little Rock mother of two who prosecutors say was his longtime mistress, King's lawyer told a Pulaski County jury on Tuesday.

Arkansas judge objects to report that instructor called Black Lives Matter movement a hate group

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

A circuit judge has objected to comments from a court security instructor who reportedly referred to the Black Lives Matter movement as a hate group during a training session in Hot Springs last week.

Arkansan on Trump voter group dies at 52

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A former Arkansas lawmaker serving on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity died Monday in Little Rock.

Leo Ward: Creator of Arkansas' Bluebirds of Happiness dies at 89, remembered for joyful art

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Leo Ward, the creator of Arkansas' Bluebird of Happiness, died Monday.

Police detain Arkansas man in killing of former minister; arrest made after pursuit, crash

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Police arrested a Forrest City man in connection with the slaying of a former minister after, police said, the man crashed the victim's car during a pursuit.

General revenue for roads a no-go, Arkansas governor says

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that he would "vigorously oppose" any effort to use Arkansas general revenue for road construction, saying he wanted to protect any growth in general revenue for other government services and possible income-tax cuts.

Flu-shot discount ruled out by state worker health board

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

State and public school employees won't be required to get a flu shot, or promise to get one, to qualify for a discount on their health insurance premiums in 2019, a state board decided Tuesday.

Arkansas man, 33, cited after bullet hit church

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Boone County man was charged Monday with aggravated assault after he fired a .45-caliber pistol into the exterior of a Pentecostal Tabernacle Church while people were inside.

Funding plan for higher-ed in state taking shape

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

New policies governing the new way the state will fund its public colleges and universities cleared a hurdle Tuesday, but not before a few tweaks.

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton bill seeks care-mandate exemptions

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Tuesday introduced legislation that would exempt some lower-income Americans from a tax that is assessed on people who forgo health insurance.

Arkansas town's speed-trap ban in effect, new prosecutor advises

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

The 20th Judicial Circuit's new prosecuting attorney said Tuesday that he believes sanctions aimed at ending a speed trap in the small town of Damascus are in effect until the end of 2018.

Arkansas judge convicted of bribery appeals to U.S. justices

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Former Circuit Judge Michael Maggio has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his federal bribery conviction, contending his first attorneys "badgered" him into pleading guilty and saying federalism needs "some limits."

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