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State farms, firms support fast-track

updated: 02/01/2015 3:03 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas agriculture and business interests are among the groups pushing for Congress to give President Barack Obama authority to fast-track foreign trade deals.

Aim is helping district, state schools chief says

posted: 02/01/2015 2:55 a.m. Comments 3

When the Arkansas Board of Education took control of the Little Rock School District on Wednesday, state Education Commissioner Tony Wood in effect became the School Board for the state's largest school district, adding that to his other duties as head of a state agency.

Board to study boundaries of school districts in county

updated: 02/01/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

In the wake of the decision to dismantle the Little Rock School Board and take over Arkansas' largest public school system, the state plans to study what the appropriate school district lines should be within Pulaski County.

Arkansan gets call: He's portrayed in civil-rights movie Selma

posted: 02/01/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Roy Reed was surprised to learn that he's portrayed in the movie Selma. The news came in December when Reed, who lives in the Hogeye community in Washington County, got a call from someone at Paramount Pictures.

Jury: 7 not liable in jail death

updated: 01/31/2015 11:53 p.m. Discuss

Seven of nine Saline County jailers were cleared Saturday of claims that they used excessive force and deliberately ignored the medical needs of a 30-year-old pretrial detainee who died in the jail in 2011.

2 new bills take aim at widening gun-carry rights

updated: 01/31/2015 11:53 p.m. Discuss

Two bills filed last week to expand concealed-weapon carry permits in the state are the result of a mandate from voters last year, some lawmakers say.

Rivals tout experience in Senate runoff

updated: 01/31/2015 11:53 p.m. Discuss

With early voting starting Tuesday in a special runoff election, Russellville businessman Greg Standridge and former state Rep. Stan Berry of Dover are stressing their experience as they campaign for the Republican nomination in Senate District 16.

Corps, locals differ on ideas to refill, refurbish St. Francis Lake

updated: 01/31/2015 11:53 p.m. Discuss

A northeast Arkansas lake created 200 years ago by a mammoth earthquake and once considered a popular fishing venue is now dying because of another act of nature.

LR club owner to revive 5 a.m. plea

posted: 02/01/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock club owner Tracy Johnson is going back before the city Board of Directors this week to ask for a second time in as many years to be allowed to extend the hours his business operates.

MUSIC REVIEW: Violinist gives piece its due with warmth

posted: 02/01/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Most soloists, when prompted by an appreciative audience to perform an encore, choose something in a different style from the piece they just played. And violinist Randall Goosby was no exception Saturday night at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center.

Civil War events feature play's cast

posted: 02/01/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Interaction with the cast of a Civil War-themed play, along with various lectures and exhibits, highlight a schedule of activities in observance of the war's 150th anniversary as sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

Corvette runs off road; driver killed

updated: 01/31/2015 11:50 p.m. Discuss

A Pine Bluff man was killed Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle wreck in Jefferson County, Arkansas State Police said.

I-430/630 revamp opens first ramp

posted: 02/01/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

The first completed section of the Big Rock interchange in west Little Rock is now open.

Police beat

posted: 02/01/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

County teen jailed in home invasion

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