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Spa City transplant baked Girl Scouts' 1936 oatmeal cookies

posted: 02/19/2017 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Julie Baker of Hot Springs always has some frosting for her Girl Scout Cookies.

Drivetime Mahatma: Repairing fried signal falls to city

posted: 02/18/2017 2:53 a.m. Discuss

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

Midway operator dropped by fair sues

posted: 02/12/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

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.

Midway operator dropped by Arkansas State Fair sues

updated: 02/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

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.

Drivetime Mahatma: Sand flying off pickup ticketable

posted: 02/11/2017 2:39 a.m. Discuss

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

Arkansas governor plans to look into infant sleep death rate

updated: 02/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

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.

Drivetime Mahatma: Bicycle clog ahead: Pass by the rules

posted: 02/04/2017 3:34 a.m. Discuss

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.

DEAD ASLEEP DAY 3: Stopping killer of babies takes money

posted: 01/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

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.

DEAD ASLEEP DAY 2: Parents can face charges; unsafe sleep deaths sometimes a crime

posted: 01/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

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.

DEAD ASLEEP DAY 1: In Arkansas, lives cut short; state has 2nd highest rate of infant sleep deaths

updated: 01/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

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.

Drivetime Mahatma: Dear cynic: State raised speed limit

posted: 01/28/2017 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: The posted speed limit on U.S. 165 in Allport, in Lonoke County, was 45 mph. Now those signs are gone. What would the speed limit be in that area now? Could this be a speed trap in the making? -- Mike

Drivetime Mahatma: Yes, really, those signs mean stop

posted: 01/21/2017 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Can you tell me why the city places those red, eight-sided road signs in west Little Rock? It has something to do with traffic. Where do drivers go to find out what they are good for? -- Ciao, Baby

DRIVETIME MAHATMA: Light shed on gloom at junction

posted: 01/14/2017 2:36 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Mahatma: How come the lights at the Interstate 30 and Interstate 40 interchange are never turned on at night? It sure is dark, and there’s always a ton of traffic. — Let There Be Light

Arkansas State Fair to run one day longer

posted: 01/13/2017 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Two significant changes will come to the Arkansas State Fair in October: The fair will be one day longer, and the carnival company has changed.

Municipal league convention this week

posted: 01/08/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

More than a thousand mayors, aldermen and other city officials plan to gather this week for the Arkansas Municipal League’s annual conference, the league said in a news release.






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