posted: 05/25/2013 5:12 a.m.
Several state treasurer’s office employees teared up this week when Gov. Mike Beebe stopped by and offered them his support after their boss’s arrest and subsequent resignation.
posted: 05/25/2013 5:09 a.m.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, launched a television ad Friday alluding to the death of former Arkansas Democratic Chairman Bill Gwatney and criticizing Sen. Mark Pryor for opposing criminal background checks for firearms purchased online or at gun shows.
posted: 05/25/2013 5:08 a.m.
A 6-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a Friday automobile crash that killed three, including an England man and his teenage daughter, about three miles south of Scott.
posted: 05/25/2013 5:07 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: We’re buying a 1965 Chevelle Super Sport that was manufactured in December 1964. It has no seat belts. How does the seat-belt law apply to this car? We’re paying a lot of money for this classic car and want to be legal. — Four on the Floor
posted: 05/25/2013 5:03 a.m.
An ordinance before the Little Rock Board of Directors on Tuesday proposes to increase the mayor’s salary by almost $20,000, matching the city manager’s salary.
posted: 05/25/2013 5:02 a.m.
Carol Gilley’s two sons love the Cub Scouts.
posted: 05/25/2013 5:01 a.m.
While under court-ordered home detention on federal fraud charges, former Fayetteville developer Brandon Barber spent money at restaurants, a wine bar and stores, according to a filing Thursday in U.S. District Court.
posted: 05/25/2013 4:58 a.m.
Riverfest didn’t open its gates to the public until 6 p.m. Friday, but a handful of vendors, dozens of security officers and hundreds of volunteers showed up early in the morning to prepare for the three-day festival and its expected record attendance.
posted: 05/25/2013 4:56 a.m.
A lawsuit seeking class-action status against the Whirlpool Corp. for property damages from a spilled hazardous chemical is one of three civil suits filed against the corporation in Sebastian County Circuit Court this week.
posted: 05/25/2013 4:55 a.m.
Attorneys Mike Reif and Cathi Compton announced their candidacies this week to replace retiring Pulaski County Circuit Judge Collins Kilgore, who presided over the landmark court case that led to a significant reshaping of how public schools in Arkansas are funded.
posted: 05/25/2013 4:53 a.m.
Two explosions rocked the Lost Bridge campground on Beaver Lake and left a Missouri woman dead Friday.
posted: 05/25/2013 4:52 a.m.
Four people died after accidents on state roads this week, according to preliminary Arkansas State Police fatality accident reports.
posted: 05/25/2013 4:52 a.m.
A legislative subcommittee Thursday endorsed the state Department of Human Services’ proposal to pay $110,000 a year to the department’s top choice to be the next director of the Behavioral Health Services Division.
posted: 05/25/2013 4:51 a.m.
State representatives have to wait until June 16 before they can begin accepting campaign contributions, though state senators have already been given the green light to start taking contributions, as a result of differing interpretations of House and Senate rules.
posted: 05/25/2013 4:50 a.m.
Brenda Bowles, the Pulaski County Special School District’s long-time assistant superintendent for equity and pupil services, was removed this week from that job by Superintendent Jerry Guess, who will champion the district’s desegregation efforts in federal court.