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Day-care ejections upset all in family

updated: 09/25/2016 4:33 a.m. Discuss

Kristina Chism's voice shook. She pressed her lips tightly together trying to stanch the tears welling up in her eyes.

Homeless kids fly under radar

posted: 09/25/2016 4:33 a.m. Discuss

On Wednesday afternoon, Little Rock Central High School sophomore Kleontae Green had to make the 45-minute trek from school to the homeless shelter on Roosevelt Road where he lives with his mother.

2 Arkansans keep Clinton's A-list supporters visible, on message

updated: 09/24/2016 4:30 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- If singer Cher wants to highlight Hillary Clinton's climate policies, she has some Arkansans who are happy to hand her the talking points.

Washington news in brief

updated: 09/25/2016 4:08 a.m. Discuss

Museum dedication delights Boozman

UA System tightens online-degree rules

updated: 09/25/2016 3:57 a.m. Discuss

Colleges and universities in the University of Arkansas System will face more scrutiny when proposing new degree programs that are fully online.

Paper Trails: Characters in novel hit local chord

posted: 09/25/2016 3:57 a.m. Discuss

WHAT'S IN A NAME: Tim Green, a former NFL player and New York Times bestselling author whose works include Football Genius and Unstoppable, has a new novel, Left Out, which includes a couple of Arkansas connections. One of the characters in his new book, set for release this month, is named Megan Nickell, in honor of a 12-year-old Central Arkansas Christian student who died in July 2015 after being hit by lightning while playing volleyball on an Alabama beach. The other is Brett Bell, an eighth-grader and fellow classmate of Megan's. The book centers on a boy with cochlear implants whose dream is to play football. The name of Bell (who has cochlear implants) is used for the character who befriends the hearing-impaired boy.

50,000 throng for movable feast

posted: 09/25/2016 3:56 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Food trucks and pop-up tents lined the streets of downtown Little Rock on Saturday afternoon, peddling everything from deep-fried eats to tarot card readings.

2 in race for state seat talk of issues

posted: 09/25/2016 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Hot Springs Democrat Jerry Rephan promised to introduce legislation next year to raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.50 to $10 an hour, if he’s elected in House District 25 in the Nov. 8 general election.

Coffers dry, prison program folding up

posted: 09/25/2016 3:51 a.m. Discuss

A Christianity-focused program with a mission of reducing the return of inmates at one Arkansas prison will close next month after a decade of operation because of its difficulty in raising funds from churches, officials said.

Conway girl, 7, takes biblical show on road

posted: 09/25/2016 3:51 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- At 7 years old, Sydney Hopson thrives on the Bible, CNN, music and politics.

Federal student aid requests start early

posted: 09/25/2016 3:49 a.m. Discuss

College students and high school seniors can begin submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on Saturday, three months earlier than in previous years.

I-49 lanes to close to mark pavement

posted: 09/25/2016 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Work on Interstate 49 in Johnson and Springdale will require overnight lane closures for two nights beginning today, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Man arrested in Texarkana club slaying

posted: 09/25/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

TEXARKANA -- A Texarkana man was taken into custody Wednesday in a fatal nightclub shooting in August.

Two die in crashes in NW Arkansas

posted: 09/25/2016 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Crashes on Arkansas roads killed one man Friday and another Saturday, according to preliminary reports released by the Arkansas State Police.

Bridge job to shut lanes near Ward

posted: 09/25/2016 3:46 a.m. Discuss

A routine inspection of the Arkansas 367 bridge over the Cypress Relief just north of Ward in Lonoke County will require lane closures Tuesday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

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