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ATVs to lose some forest-trail access

posted: 04/20/2014 3:54 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Forest Service has announced that the use of off-road vehicles will be curtailed partially on some trails through a popular section of the Ouachita National Forest.

Fay Jones School names new dean

posted: 04/20/2014 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Peter MacKeith has been named dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Psychology lecture blends in evolution

posted: 04/20/2014 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Jennifer Penner, associate professor of psychology at Hendrix College in Conway, will present her research on happiness and mental health Tuesday at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Ex-CIA executive to give LR lecture

posted: 04/20/2014 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Michael Morell, a former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will speak Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock.

Police beat

posted: 04/20/2014 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Woman jailed after raid finds child, gun Jacksonville narcotics detectives were serving a warrant Friday at an apartment at 1202 S. Arkansas 161 when they found a small child in a bedroom containing what police believed to be methamphetamine, marijuana, pipes for drug use and a rifle.


posted: 04/20/2014 3:49 a.m. Discuss

The winning numbers drawn Saturday night in Powerball are: 5-6-29-35-51 Powerball: 21 Estimated jackpot: $128 million Power Play: 5

OUR TOWN: Little Rock notebook

posted: 04/20/2014 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Biking safety focus of downtown event A Downtown Little Rock Partnership news conference Monday will put focus on the South Main Street area and promote pedestrian and bicyclists safety in honor of Pedestrian Safety Awareness month.

OUR TOWN: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 04/20/2014 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Clerk, treasurer jobs to combine North Little Rock will combine the offices of city clerk-collector and city treasurer to begin 2015 when City Treasurer Mary Ruth Morgan leaves office after 40 years.

Education notebook

posted: 04/20/2014 3:48 a.m. Discuss

District challenges dismantling decree The Stephens School District is challenging in federal court the Arkansas Board of Education’s April 10 order to split the legally undersize district among the Camden-Fairview, Magnolia and Nevada school districts, effective July 1.

Higher education notebook

posted: 04/20/2014 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Tech trustees OK meal-plan prices RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University students will have higher meal-plan rates during the next academic year.

Arkansas achievers

posted: 04/20/2014 3:46 a.m. Discuss

Jason Lawrence has been named the 2014 Officer of the Year by the Arkansas Court Officers Association. He has worked at the Garland County District Court since 2000, and he has been vice president of the Court Officers Association since 2009.


posted: 04/20/2014 3:46 a.m. Discuss

OBITUARIES Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.

Other days

posted: 04/20/2014 3:45 a.m. Discuss

100 YEARS AGO April 20, 1914 “Someone started a rumor on the streets that I had dropped dead, and we have done nothing this evening but receive telephone messages of condolence,” said P.A. Byrd, 1514 Booker St., last night.

Lottery forced to tap reserve

posted: 04/19/2014 3:44 a.m. Comments 8

The state Department of Higher Education has spent nearly $113 million on lottery-financed Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarships in the fiscal year that will end June 30 — a $20 million dip from the previous fiscal year — after the 2013 Legislature overhauled the program and cut the scholarships for some future recipients.

2nd nursing-home suit sits on Maggio docket

posted: 04/19/2014 3:38 a.m. Comment 1

Circuit Judge Michael Maggio began presiding over a negligence lawsuit involving a second nursing home owned by Fort Smith businessman Michael Morton just weeks after Morton financed several political action committees that later donated to Maggio’s since-halted run for an appeals-court seat.


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