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LR sets traps to corral stray animals

posted: 07/27/2014 4:20 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock Animal Services Manager Tracy Roark estimates that his staff has caught about 200 stray animals by traps this year, and about 60 percent of those were euthanized because of illness or aggressive behavior.

OUR TOWN: Little Rock notebook

posted: 07/27/2014 4:03 a.m. Discuss

Pick-up requests more than typical The backlog of requests for city workers to collect large piles of limbs is more than double the usual amount this time of year, according to a recent memorandum sent to the Little Rock Board of Directors.

Pay suit against state VA given class-action status

posted: 07/25/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County circuit judge certified on Wednesday the class-action status of a lawsuit against the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs that contends the department failed to pay some nurses for overtime hours and automatically deducted lunchtime pay even when employees worked through lunch.

Filing set for seats in wards

posted: 07/24/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock city clerk's office will begin accepting applications for some Board of Directors seats and the mayor position Friday.

Clubs’ 5 a.m.- closing issue makes 2 directors detectives

posted: 07/20/2014 3:55 a.m. Comment 1

As City Director Brad Cazort walked into Midtown Billiards just after 2:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday, he noticed a “Support Little Rock’s 5 a.m. Clubs” banner on the wall to his left.

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 07/20/2014 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Nonprofit to grantfoster kids' wishes

Mapco drops plan for LR store

posted: 07/19/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Mapco has given up its quest to locate a store downtown at the Third and Broadway intersection because the property owner declined to extend his agreement with the company an extra three months.

Stodola seeks third term as mayor, notes LR's progress

posted: 07/18/2014 3:26 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola announced Thursday that he will run for a third term as the capital city's mayor.

Utility offers septic-tank user $1,500

posted: 07/17/2014 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock Wastewater will offer to refund a woman for about three of the 14 years she had been paying for sewer services but not receiving them, the utility's governing body decided Wednesday.

2 state areas tout their 'green' efforts

posted: 07/17/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

City leaders in central and Northwest Arkansas gathered at separate events Wednesday to tout efforts using "green" energy and alternative fuels.

No fireworks shows allowed, LR again tells wedding venue

posted: 07/16/2014 3:33 a.m. Discuss

For the second time in two years, the Little Rock Board of Directors denied Tuesday a southwest Little Rock wedding venue's request to display fireworks.

LR says ride-sharing service is illegal

posted: 07/14/2014 3:32 a.m. Comments 7

Little Rock's city attorney has sent a letter to ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft, which both recently began advertising for drivers here, informing them that the service is illegal and that they must abide by taxicab regulations if they want to operate in the city.

Our Town : Little Rock notebook

posted: 07/13/2014 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Utility: In-housevalve work better

Plan for tech park draws opposition

posted: 07/12/2014 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Some historic preservationists are upset that the preliminary site plan for Little Rock's future technology park calls for demolishing the old Worthen Bank building that houses KATV now, but park development officials say there's a chance the building won't have to be torn down.

Parcel in core of LR choice for tech park

posted: 07/10/2014 4:40 a.m. Comments 3

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board voted Wednesday to pursue property located in and adjacent to a downtown city block between Main and Scott streets off Capitol Avenue to become the home of the future tech park.

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