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ASU hires Broadway as vice president for government relations

posted: 12/17/2014 1:53 p.m. Comments 4

Arkansas State University has hired Shane Broadway as its vice president of government relations.

Garth Brooks praises LR crowd in 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' interview

posted: 12/17/2014 11:23 a.m. Gallery Comments 17

Days after a string of three packed performances at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, country legend Garth Brooks praised the Arkansas crowd in a national television appearance.

Cold rain with some chance for sleet, snow expected

updated: 12/17/2014 1:17 p.m. Discuss

Two rounds of precipitation will bring mostly cold rain but a chance for sleet and snow, the National Weather Service said.

Kerr named insurance commissioner; Sharp to stay on as Community Correction head

posted: 12/17/2014 10:05 a.m. Discuss

Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that state Rep. Allen Kerr, R-Little Rock, will serve as insurance commissioner when the governor-elect takes office next month, while current Department of Community Correction Director Sheila Sharp will remain in that role.

Hutchinson to pick new securities commissioner

updated: 12/16/2014 12:59 p.m. Discuss

The current commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department has been informed he will not be retained under Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson's new administration.

Gunman forces KFC worker to drive, hand over deposit, police say

posted: 12/16/2014 11:29 a.m. Comments 2

A man armed with an apparent gun was waiting for a KFC employee in the back of his car when the worker left the restaurant Monday morning with a bank deposit, authorities said.

Wintry mix possible for parts of state

posted: 12/16/2014 9:04 a.m. Discuss

Parts of Arkansas may see a wintry mix as a system moves through Wednesday night into Thursday morning, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

Little Rock's top Google searches include meditating, twerking

updated: 12/16/2014 8:49 a.m. Discuss

When it came to searching Google for how to perform a task, Little Rock users wanted to know above all how to meditate. Then they wanted to know how to twerk.

Woman tries to buy marijuana, is shot instead, police say

posted: 12/15/2014 12:50 p.m. Comments 8

A 22-year-old Conway woman told police she was trying to buy marijuana from a man in Little Rock when he instead pulled a gun on her and shot her when she fled, according to a report.

$50,000 in eyeglasses stolen from LR business

posted: 12/15/2014 12:35 p.m. Comment 1

A burglar forced his way into an eyeglass shop in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood and made off with an estimated $50,000 in merchandise.


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