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Pay panel backs more than doubling legislators' salaries

updated: 01/30/2015 11:44 a.m. Comments 18

The panel tasked with setting the salaries of elected officials in Arkansas on Friday voted to propose paying most state legislators $39,400 and the leaders of the two chambers $45,000.

16-year-old missing from Virginia found in LR

updated: 01/30/2015 8:24 a.m. Discuss

A 16-year-old girl from Virginia who was considered an endangered missing person after disappearing with an older man has been found safe in Little Rock.

Suggs vows positive changes for district after state takeover

updated: 01/29/2015 12:35 p.m. Comments 11

The now-interim superintendent of the Little Rock School District said positive changes are coming to the district after the state voted to take it over, a development he said should not be seen as a negative.

LR man killed after vehicle veers off 65th Street

posted: 01/29/2015 6:20 a.m. Discuss

A driver died after his vehicle ran off a Little Rock street Wednesday night and hit some trees, authorities said.

State votes to take over LR School District

updated: 01/28/2015 5:28 p.m. Comments 22

The state Board of Education has voted to take over the Little Rock School District, removing the local school board immediately but keeping Superintendent Dexter Suggs on an interim basis.

Bill fulfilling Hutchinson's health-care plan passes committee

updated: 01/28/2015 9:25 a.m. Comments 8

A bill that would fulfill Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to extend the private option through the end of 2016 and to create a task force to overhaul Arkansas' Medicaid system beyond that has passed a Senate committee.

Stolen vehicle found engulfed in flames outside former school

posted: 01/27/2015 11:26 a.m. Discuss

Authorities are investigating after a stolen vehicle was found engulfed in flames outside a North Little Rock elementary school Monday night.

Gun pulled on man working security at church

posted: 01/27/2015 10:06 a.m. Discuss

A security guard at a Little Rock church told police two men who he believed were about to break into a car in the parking lot pulled a gun on him when he approached Monday night.

Jermain Taylor ordered to hospital for evaluation

updated: 01/27/2015 9:13 a.m. Comments 9

A Pulaski County judge Tuesday granted a request from Jermain Taylor's attorneys that the boxer be moved to a lockdown hospital for a full evaluation of his well-being.

16-year-old held on murder, battery charges

posted: 01/27/2015 7:32 a.m. Comments 15

A teenager has been arrested in the killing of one man and the wounding of a second during a purported gun deal Saturday night.

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