updated: 03/20/2017 4:30 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Hoow-raah for the new Broadway Bridge. However, I think a mistake was made in not adding a center barrier between north and south lanes. I foresee many head-on accidents and blockages, especially in rain, sleet and snow. Hope the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department gets this thought. -- Jim
posted: 03/11/2017 2:31 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Recently there was utility work on North Rodney Parham Road. Traffic lanes and lights had to be altered to accommodate one lane traffic. That work has been finished for some time, but the traffic lights seem to be off-kilter. The light at Rodney Parham and Pleasant Forest seems to be on a timer rather than sensors. Some computer setting, I guess. The light at Rodney Parham and the entrances to Windstream/Christ the King Church seem to be set to favor the two driveways, not Rodney Parham Road. Very frustrating to be stopped on Rodney Parham when there is no vehicle in either driveway. Whom do we contact? -- Cynthia
posted: 03/04/2017 4:30 a.m.
Seer of All Things Traffic: As we near the finishing touches on the Broadway Bridge and await the 30 Crossing, there are two projects along Interstate 430 that seem to be lost. At Cantrell Road and I-430 there is supposed to be a new northbound on-ramp from westbound Cantrell. And what about that major rework of that whole interchange from Pleasant Valley Drive to Rodney Parham Road? Will those of us in the baby-boomer generation ever see these projects completed? -- Waiting in Traffic
posted: 02/26/2017 2:03 a.m.
This park in winter is a picture-taker's dream. Even for amateur photographers who can hardly move for the multiple layers of clothes that keep visitors from the sunny South from nearly freezing to death.
posted: 02/25/2017 2:46 a.m.
Nothing is constant but change. -- The poet
posted: 02/19/2017 2:42 a.m.
Julie Baker of Hot Springs always has some frosting for her Girl Scout Cookies.
posted: 02/18/2017 2:53 a.m.
Hey: The traffic signal at Maumelle Boulevard and Odom Boulevard South is out. I called the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. They said it was the city's problem. I called the city, and the person who answered the phone said it was the Highway Department's problem. I figured this is something you can address. -- Joe
posted: 02/12/2017 1:01 a.m.
The former midway operator for the Arkansas State Fair has sued the new midway operator, plus the fair’s entertainment director, alleging an unlawful restraint of trade.
updated: 02/13/2017 4:30 a.m.
The former midway operator for the State Fair has sued the new midway operator, plus the fair's entertainment director, alleging an unlawful restraint of trade.
posted: 02/11/2017 2:39 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I was on Interstate 30 the other day and got behind some chump in a pickup. He was hauling a trailer, and sand was blowing out that thing all over my nice car. Isn't that illegal? -- Two out of Three
updated: 02/06/2017 4:30 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he'll look into whether Arkansas provides enough funding and needed programs to reduce the state's high rate of infants who die in their sleep.
posted: 02/04/2017 3:34 a.m.
O Diligent Researcher: Driving on Arkansas 9 south of Paron on Saturday I came upon a gaggle of bike riders blocking the road at 25 mph. As the vehicles behind started to increase, the patience quickly decreased. For whatever reason two cars directly behind the group made no attempt to pass. This led to dangerous passing on a hilly, turning highway with few passing zones. Can you shed some light on the legalities? -- Want to Live.
posted: 01/31/2017 4:30 a.m.
The number of healthy infants who die in their sleep in Arkansas remains stubbornly high despite decades of efforts by public health officials.
Even with a raft of new programs since 2010 that emphasize safe-sleep practices, Arkansas still ranked second-highest in the nation when the latest federal health data on Sudden Unexplained Infant Death were released in December.
posted: 01/30/2017 4:30 a.m.
By everyone's account, Austin Moss, then 21, and Jennifer Moss, 19, didn't intend to hurt their baby.
But the Siloam Springs couple smoked marijuana earlier that night. And while all three slept on two pushed-together love seats, Andrew died of asphyxiation.
Now the parents are serving prison sentences for manslaughter.
updated: 01/30/2017 4:30 a.m.
Avah Mae Forrester died Dec. 30, 2015, one of more than 1,000 infants in Arkansas since 1999 who appeared to be healthy when they went to sleep, then never woke up.
Most died in surroundings that experts say were unsafe for babies less than a year old.