posted: 08/21/2014 4:56 a.m.
The Arkansas Lottery Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a revised budget that reduces its projection for money raised for scholarships by $3 million to $78.2 million. It also voted to close three regional prize claim centers in a cost-cutting move.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:55 a.m.
A Pulaski County jury deliberated about 30 minutes Wednesday before deciding to send the 20-year-old Little Rock man charged in the killing of a restaurant manager during a Park Plaza holdup to prison for life.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:53 a.m.
Fayetteville early Wednesday took a step that no other Arkansas city has taken, adopting an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:11 a.m.
Arkansas Baptist College submitted a report to answer concerns raised by a national accrediting organization -- but the college said it won't release the document to the public, leaving students and civic leaders who championed the college's neighborhood revitalization efforts uncertain about the college's future.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:10 a.m.
Ride-sharing app company Uber wants to work with Little Rock on updating its transportation code, according to Mayor Mark Stodola.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:10 a.m.
Veterans formed a single-file line down the center aisle of a packed room at the Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center in North Little Rock on Wednesday morning, each wanting the chance to talk directly with Lisa Breun, the director of veterans benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs' Little Rock regional office.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:07 a.m.
U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stood in front of 350 miles of unused pipes at Welspun Tubular in Little Rock on Wednesday morning advocating for completion of the Keystone XL pipeline and promoting Arkansas Republicans.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:06 a.m.
The Jonesboro Sun is calling for the termination of the city's police chief after he posted comments about a reporter on Facebook, leading to her resignation over what she and the newspaper said were defamatory and false statements.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:05 a.m.
Counties across the country -- including in Arkansas -- face several national issues at a local level, such as the Endangered Species Act and the uncertain future of Highway Trust Fund money, the National Association of Counties' president-elect told Association of Arkansas Counties conference attendees Wednesday.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:03 a.m.
A standing-room-only crowd that overflowed into the lobby of the newly opened Little Rock River Port Authority headquarters Wednesday is representative of the growth and success the inland port has seen over the past decade and a half, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola said.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:02 a.m.
The Department of Finance and Administration has not yet decided whether to appeal a $250,000 Arkansas State Claims Commission award to a technology company that offered to help collect tax revenue for the state, the agency's chief counsel said Wednesday.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:01 a.m.
Administrators with the Clarksville School District said Wednesday that a number of young snakes that were discovered in the Clarksville High School gymnasium were harmless.
posted: 08/21/2014 4 a.m.
A 22-year-old Little Rock man accepted a 35-year prison sentence Wednesday for participating in the murder and armed robbery of a 50-year-old man killed on his own front porch while trying to fight off two masked men, deputy prosecutor Kelly Ward said.
posted: 08/21/2014 3:59 a.m.
An Arkansas State University freshman was impaled by the shaft of a broken golf club during rush activities at a campus fraternity Tuesday in Jonesboro.
posted: 08/21/2014 3:58 a.m.
Highway crews said Wednesday that cleanup operations at the site of a head-on train collision in northeastern Arkansas will likely keep a busy roadway closed, possibly into next week.