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College weighs brewing program

posted: 07/31/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is considering a new academic program that would teach students about the craft brewing industry.

Man found dead in street identified

posted: 07/31/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Police have identified a shooting victim who was found dead Tuesday night alongside a residential street, the Helena-West Helena Police Department said in a Thursday news release.

Getting it straight

posted: 07/31/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

Getting it straight

updated: 07/31/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

Daily Record

posted: 07/31/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Meeting announcements published exclusively on Arkansas Online, the newspaper's website, can be found at www.arkansasonline.com/tools/meetings/.

Other days

posted: 07/31/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

100 years ago July 31, 1915 JONESBORO -- County Clerk James Harrison and John Kirby became involved in a difficulty last night, and as a sequel Kirby and Cecil Hogan, who stood across the street, were wounded from a bullet from a .38-calibre pistol.

Fayetteville retirement community planned

posted: 07/31/2015 1:17 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- A large housing complex for senior citizens is planned on an open field northwest of Arkansas 112 and Truckers Drive, near Sam's Club and across the highway from the 112 Drive In.

Washington County board OKs solar energy farm's preliminary permit

posted: 07/31/2015 1:16 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Ozarks Electric Cooperative can move forward with planning a 1-megawatt solar power facility just east of Springdale.

Springdale, Rogers learn new strategies for helping English learners

posted: 07/31/2015 1:16 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Students whose first language isn't English may understand photosynthesis when it's taught in science class but have difficulty explaining the concept because they lack enough vocabulary to describe how plants use sunlight to make food.

Benton County to consider court building plans, costs

posted: 07/31/2015 1:15 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- County Judge Bob Clinard is preparing new budgets for a downtown location and a site near the County Jail on Southwest 14th Street for a new courts building.

Jefferson County Jail inmates riot

posted: 07/31/2015 1:14 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- A riot involving 80 inmates at the Jefferson County jail broke out Wednesday night, causing more than $20,000 in damage to jail property during a disturbance in which prisoners clogged toilets and ripped sprinkler heads from the ceiling.

Web renewal of vehicle tags stuck at 14 percent

posted: 07/31/2015 1:13 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- About 14.4 percent of Arkansas' motor vehicle registration renewals are completed online each year and officials want more Arkansans to register online, a state official told lawmakers on Thursday.

I-30 corridor study wins U.S. approval

posted: 07/30/2015 4:09 a.m. Discuss

A year-long planning study on how to improve the congested Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock has won formal federal government approval, state highway officials announced Wednesday.

State's 2 back Senate ax for Planned Parenthood

updated: 07/30/2015 4:07 a.m. Comments 19

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton have signed on to a Senate effort to ban federal funds from Planned Parenthood after the release of several videos showing the organization's employees talking about using fetal remains for research.

Court can't add watershed pipeline removal to decree, utility told

posted: 07/30/2015 4:04 a.m. Discuss

Central Arkansas Water is free to advocate for removal of the Pegasus pipeline, but a federal court lacks the authority to order the removal as part of a proposed consent decree with Exxon Mobil, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

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