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State creating own exchange gets price tag

posted: 07/24/2014 3:47 a.m. Comments 2

The director of a state-created nonprofit exploring a possible state-run health insurance exchange said she will recommend next month that the board request $91 million to $133 million in federal grant money to pay for the exchange's setup costs.

Tolls on I-40 seen in study as a way to add more lanes

posted: 07/24/2014 3:45 a.m. Comments 8

Tolls could generate enough money to build an additional lane in each direction on the 110-mile section of Interstate 40 between North Little Rock and West Memphis, according to a study ordered by the Arkansas Highway Commission.

Coin designs honoring U.S. marshals unveiled

posted: 07/24/2014 3:42 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- A nod to Fort Smith's history with the U.S. Marshals Service is included in the design for three commemorative coins unveiled Wednesday.

Report leads base to go on lockdown

posted: 07/24/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock Air Force Base officials placed the facility on lockdown for more than four hours Wednesday as a report of a "suspicious individual" on the base was investigated.

Project to rebuild 9 miles of I-530

posted: 07/24/2014 3:26 a.m. Discuss

A project to rebuild about 9 miles of Interstate 530 in the Little Rock area received an apparent low bid of $65.5 million Wednesday.

LR's attorney says panelist is OK to serve

posted: 07/24/2014 3:25 a.m. Comment 1

The Little Rock civil service commissioner who claimed residency at his parents' house in Little Rock is eligible and qualified to serve on the commission, according to Little Rock's attorney.

Jogger in hit-and-run dies; no leads yet, LR police say

posted: 07/24/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock jogger struck by a vehicle near his midtown residence died late Tuesday, according to police.

Filing set for seats in wards

posted: 07/24/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock city clerk's office will begin accepting applications for some Board of Directors seats and the mayor position Friday.

U.S. told to break down charges for LR water bottler

posted: 07/24/2014 3:22 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock water bottler is entitled to more specific information about the government's criminal case against him than is revealed in a federal indictment, U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes has ruled.

2 Arkansans honored as top Army Rangers

posted: 07/24/2014 3:22 a.m. Comments 2

Retired Brig. Gen. Herbert Lloyd, a Hope native, served in the United States Army for 35 years. He was awarded two Silver Stars, six Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts, and he's traveled all over the world -- serving throughout the United States and in Germany, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam and South Korea.

LR man guilty, gets 6 months for sexual indecency

posted: 07/24/2014 3:20 a.m. Discuss

A 52-year-old Little Rock man accused of masturbating in front of a teenage girl who was visiting his home was convicted of sexual indecency with a child Wednesday, fined $10,000 and sentenced to six months in prison.

80 near fort learn why road to close

posted: 07/24/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

FORT CHAFFEE -- Fort Chaffee base commander Col. Ronald Brazell said Tuesday that residents living near the post's southeastern end can expect plenty of advance notice anytime a 1-mile section of Rattlesnake Canyon Road is closed for live-fire training.

Storm lashes state's west, causes damage

posted: 07/24/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A brief but strong storm caused damage throughout western Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon.

Prosecutors seek surrender of convicted doctor's 93 guns

posted: 07/24/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Federal prosecutors asked Wednesday that 93 machine guns and silencers seized from former Russellville physician Randeep Mann in 2009 be formally surrendered to the government.

Library book sale set this weekend

posted: 07/24/2014 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Library patrons can dig through thousands of boxes of used books at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries book sale this weekend.

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