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Just feet from swearing-in sit Clintons

posted: 01/21/2017 3:51 a.m. Gallery Comments 5

Hillary Clinton looked on from fewer than 10 seats away as Donald Trump took the oath of office. She was fulfilling the role of a former first lady instead of becoming the first woman to be inaugurated as president.

A Huckabee lands West Wing job

updated: 01/21/2017 3:45 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump has tapped an Arkansan to work at the White House, hiring Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a key spokesman.

State's 4 roll out welcome mat

updated: 01/21/2017 3:43 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Before standing on the U.S. Capitol lawn to watch Friday's inauguration, scores of Arkansans had a pre-dawn breakfast with their congressmen.

Arkansas manure pond isn't leaking, analysis says

posted: 01/21/2017 3:25 a.m. Discuss

A study conducted at C&H Hog Farms found no evidence of a hog manure leak at the farm 6 miles from the Buffalo River, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality concluded this week.

2 companies bid to do study of War Memorial Stadium

posted: 01/21/2017 3:24 a.m. Comment 1

Companies based in Texas and Utah have submitted proposals to conduct a feasibility study on the future of War Memorial Stadium for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

State: No hunt for execution drug

posted: 01/21/2017 3:24 a.m. Comments 3

Arkansas' prison spokesman said Friday that he is "unaware of any efforts" to find a new supply of an execution drug that expired at the start of the new year.

After brawl at Arkansas high school, 9 are charged

posted: 01/21/2017 3:23 a.m. Comments 6

Nine Hope High School students face rioting, battery and disorderly conduct charges after a fight in the school office Tuesday, police said.

Despite rains, 3 Arkansas counties bone dry

posted: 01/21/2017 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Although rains have soaked much of the state this month, three western Arkansas counties are considered to be in "extreme drought" and farmers are nervous that dry conditions will hinder spring planting.

2 on NLR board explain inaction

posted: 01/21/2017 3:21 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock School Board members elaborated Friday on their relationship with Superintendent Kelly Rodgers after a board member's motion to extend Rodgers' contract by a year died for lack of a second the night before.

Drivetime Mahatma: Yes, really, those signs mean stop

posted: 01/21/2017 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Can you tell me why the city places those red, eight-sided road signs in west Little Rock? It has something to do with traffic. Where do drivers go to find out what they are good for? -- Ciao, Baby

Hearing delayed on teens' request to transfer cases

posted: 01/21/2017 3:19 a.m. Discuss

A judge on Friday delayed until next month a hearing on three teenagers' request to transfer their murder cases from adult to juvenile court after their lawyers said they would need a week or more to present arguments.

St. Francis County JPs raise budget of coroner by $3,500

posted: 01/21/2017 3:18 a.m. Discuss

A $3,500 increase approved by the St. Francis County Quorum Court will raise the county coroner's annual budget to $10,501, but it's still not enough to do the job, Chief Deputy Coroner Effie Clay said.

Theater review: Stone Soup aims to spark imaginations

posted: 01/21/2017 3:18 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre ladled out the yummy first of three performances of Stone Soup on Friday night in Little Rock.

I-30 lane to close in Clark County

posted: 01/21/2017 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Maintenance on the deck of an Interstate 30 bridge over DeRoche Creek in Clark County will require a lane closure Monday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Two men shot dead in NLR

posted: 01/21/2017 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Two people were killed in a shooting Friday night in North Little Rock, police reported.

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