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Frank Fellone

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OBITUARY: Ronnie Baldwin, former Arkansas sheriff, leader of sheriff's association

posted: 08/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Ronnie Baldwin was remembered Monday for his public service work, including three decades in law enforcement.

Drivetime Mahatma: Be patient, your turn is coming

posted: 08/27/2016 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: What's up with the delay in opening the second left-turn on Barrow at Markham? Seems like those barrels have been up for months -- about the same time required for a left-hand turn! -- Southside

Little Rock doctor's defamation suit against Democrat-Gazette dismissed

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A judge Wednesday dismissed a defamation lawsuit against the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, but not before he said the newspaper showed "a lack of class and professionalism" in the way it dealt with an aggrieved doctor.

Arkansas woman pleads innocent in child's death in train collision

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

MALVERN -- Sara Rae Morris pleaded innocent Monday in the March 6 train-collision death of her 7-year-old son.

POLL: Policy at Catholic High in Little Rock raises social media stir

updated: 08/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 14

A policy at a Little Rock high school -- Mamas, don't drop off lunches for your babies -- has ignited a vigorous social media debate.

Drivetime Mahatma: Driver: For the kids, fix 'Flourite'

posted: 08/20/2016 2:47 a.m. Comments 6

Dear Mahatma: For a few blocks along Pleasant Forest Drive out west, cross streets are named for gems and minerals. Feldspar. Emerald. Marble. And "Flourite." I'll assume "Fluorite" is what was intended. Can this be fixed? I'm concerned about all those Chenal kids growing up misspelling one of my favorite minerals. -- Drew

Drivetime Mahatma: Deliverers scofflaws in parking

posted: 08/13/2016 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I work downtown, where there are many No Parking signs, clear directives devoid of ambiguity or nuance. Yet the large delivery trucks from UPS and FedEx park in these places on a daily basis. Is there some secret handshake agreement between them and the city? Can you help us out? -- Sincerely

Group buys Civil War battlefield

posted: 08/07/2016 1:02 a.m. Discuss

About 65 people gathered Friday to celebrate the sale of 448 acres in Nevada County by a timber company to a nonprofit that plans to preserve the Elkins' Ferry Battlefield.

Group buys Civil War battlefield in Arkansas, announces plans for site

posted: 08/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

About 65 people gathered Friday to celebrate the sale of 448 acres in Nevada County by a timber company to a nonprofit that plans to preserve the Elkins' Ferry Battlefield.

DRIVETIME: Seat belts click most in Oregon

posted: 08/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: A major reason for the decline in traffic fatalities is our recently enacted primary seat-belt law. Please remind your faithful readers (I am one) to please always wear their safety belt. -- Doc Charles

DRIVETIME: 1-vehicle wrecks are deadliest

posted: 07/30/2016 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: One of my friends thinks there are a lot of one-vehicle fatal accidents. She thinks there has been a big increase. True? -- Horse Whisperer

Drivetime Mahatma: Left turners to welcome traffic circle

posted: 07/23/2016 3:45 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I work in a very busy area and use Fair Park and Zoo Drive in Little Rock. Traffic is awful in the afternoon and turning left onto Fair Park to get to Interstate 630 is very dangerous. Why can't they install four-way stop signs here? -- Thanks for Listening

DRIVETIME: Extra troopers on highways + why Arkansas closes rest areas during tourist season

posted: 07/16/2016 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: You really made something happen. In your July 2 column, you addressed a concern about speeding through construction zones. The very next day, the construction zone on Interstate 430 at Stagecoach Road was crawling with state troopers, several of whom had motorists pulled over. Good job! -- Admirer

Drivetime Mahatma: Boats risky on street, driver says

posted: 07/09/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I live in an area of Little Rock noted for hilly and curvy streets. On more than one occasion I have almost been hit head-on because of people who park their big boats on the street. Does the city code address the parking of boats and trailers on neighborhood streets? -- Ahoy Mate

DRIVETIME: Mind that work-zone speed limit

posted: 07/02/2016 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Why is there no enforcement of the reduced speeds in interstate construction zones? If you're gonna put 'em up, enforce 'em. -- Tired




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