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Man arrested in machete attack at UA

posted: 09/04/2015 5:25 a.m. Comments 3

The University of Arkansas sent out an alert Thursday night saying a man was arrested after two people were injured with a machete about 7:18 p.m. Thursday south of the university's campus.

Road group lets fuel-tax bump reach the table

updated: 09/04/2015 4:18 a.m. Discuss

A group asked by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to develop options for new sources of state money for road and bridge construction is examining a preliminary proposal that would include a tax increase on motor fuel.

Cause of teen's injury at lockup in dispute

posted: 09/04/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

The cause of a teenager's broken collarbone at a south Arkansas juvenile-treatment center remains in dispute three months after it happened.

Will pay fine within a year, ex-broker says

posted: 09/04/2015 3:38 a.m. Comment 1

The broker whose license was revoked after he bribed the Arkansas treasurer has promised to pay his related $20,000 fine within a year to avoid possible court sanctions.

Ethics panel investigates Milligan after complaint

posted: 09/04/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Ethics Commission has started an investigation of state Treasurer Dennis Milligan, after Little Rock attorney Matt Campbell filed a wide-ranging ethics complaint against him.

LR police, directors learn fleet is over hill

posted: 09/04/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

The majority of Little Rock's automobile fleet has surpassed its useful life, and the city needs to come up with a comprehensive plan to replace the vehicles, an out-of-town consultant told police officers and city board members Thursday.

Audit flags $16,083 spent by ex-airport manager

posted: 09/04/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

The former manager of the Carroll County Airport near Berryville spent $16,083 of county money on personal items during 2012 and 2013, according to a state audit released last month.

State asks high court to rehear hunter case

posted: 09/04/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys from multiple state offices are asking the Arkansas Supreme Court for a second chance to prove that the 2012 search and subsequent arrest of a duck hunter by game wardens was lawful.

Shooter guilty of manslaughter in fatal road-rage confrontation

posted: 09/04/2015 3:32 a.m. Comments 5

A 30-year-old man who said at his trial over a fatal downtown Little Rock road-rage encounter that he only fired his gun to protect himself was sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter Thursday night.

Sale of 4 schools in NLR district is reconsidered

posted: 09/04/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Extensive vandalism at the vacant Lynch Drive Elementary School in the North Little Rock School District has put a hold on the district's planned sale of that school, plus the Baring Cross, Rose City and Argenta schools, to a commercial property developer.

Gas prices at 11-year low for Labor Day

posted: 09/04/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Travelers will find gas prices that are comfortable but temperatures less so in Arkansas as summer winds down this Labor Day weekend.

Key vows openness as standards revised

posted: 09/04/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Education Commissioner Johnny Key told a group of school leaders Thursday that his state agency will stream meetings live on the Web and develop a website to keep everyone updated during the process of revising the state's literacy and math standards.

Coach quits after arrest in sex-assault of student

posted: 09/04/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

A former Van Buren High School volleyball coach was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging her with having sexual relations with a minor student, according to a news release from the Van Buren Police Department.

1 stolen alligator found, returned

posted: 09/04/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

One of the 13 alligators stolen from the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo on Aug. 15 was found Wednesday morning and returned, the manager of the tourist attraction said Thursday.

Won't halt anti-bias law vote, court says

posted: 09/04/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A group's attempt to stop the special election on the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance has failed.

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