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Remains in pipe at west Little Rock park are missing teen's

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Authorities identified human remains found at a west Little Rock park as those of teenager Ebby Steppach, who disappeared in October 2015, police said Wednesday.

Arkansas AG, prodded by court, OKs ballot pitches

updated: 05/24/2018 12:25 p.m. Comments 8

An ultimatum issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday spurred Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to again begin endorsing citizen-driven proposals for the 2018 ballot.

UAMS financial woes healing, trustees told; cost, job cuts right fix, officials say

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences expects to avoid a deficit in the coming fiscal year after announcing job cuts in January, according to budget documents presented Wednesday to University of Arkansas System trustees.

Ten Commandments at Arkansas Capitol stirs 2 lawsuits

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

The Ten Commandments monument recently re-erected on the state Capitol grounds constitutes an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion in violation of the First Amendment, according to two federal lawsuits filed Wednesday in Little Rock.

Arkansas Supreme Court race forecast: Mud, money

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

This fall's Arkansas Supreme Court runoff will include a candidate favored by Washington, D.C.-based groups that spent more than $1 million on TV ads on the race.

PHOTO: Downpour floods streets in Little Rock area

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Heavy rain in Pulaski County led to flooded roads and stalled vehicles but no reported injuries Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Arkansas woman accused of killing 81-year-old grandmother with hammer

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

A Bentonville woman is accused of killing her grandmother by hitting the 81-year-old woman at least four times with a hammer, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

Clarke Tucker seen as Democrats' best hope to flip U.S. House seat

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 15

As French Hill and Clarke Tucker pivot to November's general election, politicos around the country will be watching.

State agency found in contempt of court over rule changes

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A judge on Wednesday found the state Department of Human Services in contempt of court for violating his order that barred it from using an algorithm to award hours of home-based care to disabled Medicaid recipients.

Gas prices not expected to dampen holiday; average price hits $2.65 a gallon in Arkansas

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Millions of Americans will hit the road this Memorial Day holiday weekend even though they will confront the highest gasoline prices in four years when they pull up to the pump, according to AAA, the North American travel club.

UA's Bobbitt urges fees at schools target projects

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Increases in mandatory student fees at schools within the University of Arkansas System would be "mostly for targeted projects," UA System President Donald Bobbitt told trustees Wednesday.

Mechanical problems delay Lonoke County vote results

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Lonoke County votes in Tuesday's judicial and party primary elections remained uncounted late Wednesday, just a day after equipment failure forced a nearly three-hour shutdown of an England polling site.

E. coli levels close 4 swimming sites at Arkansas lakes

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Swimming areas on four Arkansas lakes have been closed temporarily because of E. coli concerns, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.

Arkansas legislator ruled a legal resident

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mary McGowan on Wednesday rejected a Democratic-backed challenge to the re-election campaign of state Rep. Marcus Richmond, finding that the Republican House leader has met -- and exceeded -- the state constitution's one-year residency requirement.

Arkansas tax task force OKs broad study of overhaul ideas

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Legislature's tax overhaul task force voted Wednesday to study a wide range of proposals to change the state's individual income and corporate income tax laws.






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