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Plan to pay for Arkansas 89 study advances

posted: 09/29/2016 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Metroplan's board agreed in principle Wednesday to pay half of the cost of study of the Arkansas 89 corridor. The rest would be paid by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

Broadway Bridge shuts this week; find another route now, state advises

posted: 09/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

On Wednesday morning, a wreath will fall into the Arkansas River from the Broadway Bridge to mark the end of the 93-year-old span's life.

Drivetime Mahatma: Arkansas' speeders ubiquitous

posted: 09/24/2016 3:41 a.m. Comments 2

Dear Mahatma: In re your recent column on speeding on U.S. 67-167 where it merges with Interstate 40, I believe the real speed starts in Cabot and beyond. On Sundays we drive to church from Sherwood to North Little Rock. My wife drives 65 mph, even though the speed limit is 60, for fear she will be rear-ended. -- GG

OBITUARY: Capturing glimpses was Little Rock photographer Dixie Knight's gift

posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Dixie Knight, whose photography has graced the homes of Little Rock since 1986, died Monday. She was 63.

Drivetime Mahatma: Uninsured driver tally not tracked

posted: 09/17/2016 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Twice in two years I have been hit by uninsured drivers in cars with expired tags. The first caused $4,000 in damages. The second totaled my car and led to about $8,000 in medical bills. My insurance covered the expenses, but minus the deductible. Every week I notice at least one to three cars with expired tags, which often indicates lack of insurance. I'm angry over the lack of enforcement and the expense it has caused me. -- Furious

For child of opioid scientist, brother’s death sad irony

posted: 09/15/2016 3:14 a.m. Discuss

In her heart, Julie Stampler carries a painful irony. In her purse, she carries naloxone.

Hot Springs film festival plans celebrity guests

posted: 09/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Two famously familiar faces will serve as honorary co-chairmen of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, set to open on Oct. 7 and screen about 120 films by Oct. 16.

Drivetime Mahatma: Bridge's balusters coveted

posted: 09/10/2016 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: When Ray Winder Field was demolished, the public was allowed to buy the seats. With that in mind, I love the balustrades on the old Broadway Bridge. Why not sell off sections of the railing to interested individuals? Can you ask the powers that be about this? -- Jo

Downtown Little Rock eatery's lease in heated dispute

posted: 09/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

EJ's Eats and Drinks was busy at lunch one day last week. The Little Rock restaurant with which it shares a wall, Jerky's Spicy Chicken and More, not so much.

Drivetime Mahatma: Bluish light awfully like siren blue?

posted: 09/03/2016 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Mr. Mahatma: With frequent news of wannabe police officers, I wonder who was the genius who thought it would be a good idea to put blue headlights on vehicles. -- W.W.

Miss Arkansas pageant lands in Little Rock; Hot Springs’ ties cut after 58 years

posted: 09/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant, held in Hot Springs for the past 58 years, will be in Little Rock for the next five.

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.




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