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Revenue for state $4.3M off forecast

updated: 12/03/2016 3:20 a.m. Discuss

State general revenue collected in November dipped by $14.5 million from the same month a year ago, to $448.5 million, and fell short of the state's forecast by $4.3 million, according to a report released Friday.

2nd, last arch goes up on new Broadway span

posted: 12/03/2016 3:14 a.m. Discuss

The second and final arch of the new Broadway Bridge was floated into place Friday, giving onlookers and passers-by a pretty good idea of what the span will look like when it opens to traffic next spring.

Museum fund misused, say state auditors

posted: 12/03/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Legislative auditors said Friday that more than $180,000 intended to support the Drew County Museum was inappropriately disbursed, with much of the money ending up with a former official and two other individuals.

Officer kills holdup suspect

posted: 12/03/2016 2:56 a.m. Discuss

An off-duty Benton police officer fatally shot an armed man during a bank holdup Friday afternoon, the Benton Police Department reported.

Police ID victim in fatal shooting

posted: 12/03/2016 2:55 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas State Police on Friday identified the man fatally shot during an altercation with law-enforcement officers as an 83-year-old Pope County resident.

Doctor fined $1,000 in prescriptions case

posted: 12/03/2016 2:54 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas State Medical Board on Friday issued a $1,000 fine to the owner of a Little Rock "medical spa" after she admitted to signing blank prescriptions for a nurse to fill out and give to patients.

Trial set for NLR man in firefighter's shooting

posted: 12/03/2016 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims set April 11 for the manslaughter trial of a 48-year-old North Little Rock man accused of killing a volunteer firefighter who was coming to his rescue.

Fraud-case lawyer seeks legal fees

posted: 12/03/2016 2:53 a.m. Discuss

In an unusual move, the attorney for one of two former One Bank & Trust executives acquitted of bank fraud charges Oct. 31 is asking a judge to order the government to pay the man's litigation expenses.

Drivetime Mahatma: U.S. 425 rough ride at border

posted: 12/03/2016 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I was thinking that I heard a few years ago about a highway project to repair and widen U.S. 425 south of Hamburg to the Louisiana line. Parts of this road are like a washboard, and when it rains, if you aren't careful, you could end up in the other lane, or even in the ditch. Is there a plan for this to happen? -- Rough Rider

Jury acquits vet in slaying of pal

posted: 12/03/2016 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Even though his DNA was on the purported murder weapon, the dead man's bloody shoes were in his pickup and one of his own shoes was wedged under the victim's body, an Alabama man who said he never could have killed his friend was acquitted by a Pulaski County jury this week.

Little Rock schools to begin registration for 2017-18 year

posted: 12/03/2016 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Student registration for the 2017-18 school year in the Little Rock School District begins Monday and will conclude Dec. 16 at the student registration office, 501 Sherman St., near the intersection of East Capitol Avenue and Interstate 30.

Predictions of rain, cold alter plans for parades

posted: 12/03/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

A weekend forecast of rain and cold has played havoc with scheduled Christmas parades and related festivities.

Fraternity to mark 70th anniversary

posted: 12/03/2016 2:49 a.m. Discuss

The Pi Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will observe its 70th anniversary from 8-11:30 p.m. today at the Patrick Hays Senior Citizens Center in North Little Rock.

Public hearing set on U.S. 270 plans

posted: 12/03/2016 2:48 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will hold a public meeting Thursday in Hot Springs to present and discuss plans to widen U.S. 270 from the Ouachita River to Fleetwood Drive and from Fleetwood Drive to Arkansas 227 in Garland County.

2 held in 1 slaying charged in another

posted: 12/03/2016 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Two men arrested in a multiple shooting Sept. 8 on Lacey Street that left one dead and four injured have been charged in another shooting death that occurred earlier the same day at a different location.

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