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Officials investigating Arkansas wildlife officer who fired shots during arrest

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Authorities are investigating after a wildlife officer fired shots during the arrest of two suspects, a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said.

Arkansas town OKs tobacco ban in parks

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Smoke 'em if you got 'em, because in less than 30 days it will be illegal to smoke or use any tobacco, electronic cigarette or vapor products in Fort Smith's city parks.

Trump-opposing group in Northwest Arkansas boasts rapid growth

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 16

Ozark Indivisible didn't exist six weeks ago. Now, it's a force that can mobilize hundreds -- even thousands -- to action.

4 groups awarded grants to fight obesity in state

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Several grants awarded Wednesday by the Blue and You Foundation will go toward fighting a growing obesity problem in Arkansas, which was recently ranked as having the sixth-highest adult obesity rate in the nation.

Ex-UALR law dean to return for interim

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A former University of Arkansas at Little Rock law dean will take the reins of the law school once more -- this time on an interim basis.

Bill to soften life terms for juvenile offenders advances through Arkansas Senate committee

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A bill to bring Arkansas in line with recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions barring life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders passed through a Senate committee Wednesday.

Senate panel goes for notifications by online sellers

posted: 02/23/2017 3:47 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas Senate committee on Wednesday advanced legislation that would require out-of-state retailers that don't have a physical presence in Arkansas and don't collect sales and use taxes to notify Arkansas customers that tax is due on their purchases.

State Capitol briefs

posted: 02/23/2017 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Driver's license bill gets panel approval

Blytheville plans vote on sales tax

posted: 02/23/2017 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Blytheville aldermen have set a May 9 special election on a half-percent sales tax to raise salaries for police and firefighters and for the construction of a justice complex.

Amazon resists yielding data in slaying inquiry

posted: 02/23/2017 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain possible recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo device, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.

Philippines captures man U.S. sought

posted: 02/23/2017 3:13 a.m. Discuss

The Philippines' Bureau of Immigration said Wednesday that it had arrested a convicted American wanted by U.S. authorities.

JPs on county's budget panel select leaders

posted: 02/23/2017 3:10 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Quorum Court's Budget Committee elected leaders this week during its first meeting of the year.

Getting it straight

updated: 02/23/2017 3:09 a.m. Discuss

A quarter percentage point increase in the Federal Reserve's benchmark interest rates would lead to an additional $2.50 in interest payments on $1,000 in credit-card debt. A story in Monday's Style section incorrectly reported the amount.

Daily record

posted: 02/23/2017 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Marriage Licenses

Arkansas Court of Appeals

posted: 02/23/2017 3:06 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Court of Appeals released opinions Wednesday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the Internet at






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