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Jessica Seaman

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PI's tip lands NLR archivist in jail

posted: 07/24/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

John Rogers, the former owner of Rogers Photo Archive, was arrested Wednesday night at a North Little Rock sports bar, more than a month after a bench warrant for his arrest was issued.

News in brief

posted: 07/21/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Birmingham, Ala.-based Equity Resources LLC recently bought Little Rock's Park Avenue Lofts, a 258-unit luxury apartment community in midtown, according to a release from the company. The reported selling price was $36 million.

Lifting sanctions would restart Iran oil exports, cut prices more

posted: 07/19/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Oil companies that have been adjusting to lower crude prices by slowing production and exploration are now weighing the effects of another variable with the potential to add to a global glut: Iranian oil production.

Mexico oil-lease sale nets 2 bids; Murphy on tap for 2nd round

posted: 07/17/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Mexico's move to open the country's energy industry to private and foreign investment for the first time in decades started slowly this week. The government received only two successful bids for oil leases and failed to draw the interest of major international oil producers.

News in brief: Wal-Mart executive takes Darden post

posted: 07/11/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Darden Restaurants Inc. has hired Wal-Mart executive Jeffrey Davis as its senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will begin work with the Orlando, Fla.-based company Thursday.

Firm to reopen gas pipe in river

posted: 07/07/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Spectra Energy said Monday that it plans this week to restart its main natural gas transmission line running under the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock, more than a month after the parallel backup pipeline ruptured.

News in brief: Archivist asks judge to void arrest order

posted: 07/03/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys for North Little Rock archivist John Rogers on Thursday asked a Pulaski County judge to withdraw his arrest order for Rogers.

'11 gas-pipe check turned up flaws

posted: 06/23/2015 5:29 a.m. Discuss

The most recent federal inspection of Spectra Energy's Texas Eastern Transmission system, which includes the pipeline that burst in the Arkansas River last month, found several violations by the company, according to reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

News in brief: Hospital network to layoff up to 350

posted: 06/19/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Missouri-based Mercy Health plans on laying off 300 to 350 workers next week, the hospital system said Thursday.

Savings on fuel no help to retail

posted: 06/16/2015 5:31 a.m. Comment 1

Motorists filling up their vehicles this week are paying about a dollar a gallon less at the pump compared with last year despite a recent jump in gasoline prices.

400-foot piece of broken pipe probe's target

posted: 06/09/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Spectra Energy said Monday that it still does not know what caused its natural gas pipeline in the Arkansas River to rupture May 31 but considers the river's flooding a factor.

Rupture dislodged 400-foot section of pipeline, Spectra says

posted: 06/08/2015 2:01 p.m. Comments 4

When Spectra Energy's pipeline burst in the Arkansas River on May 31, a 400-foot section of pipe broke off from the line and was pushed downstream, the company said.

63-year-old gas line that blew had a 'smart pig' check in '12

posted: 06/05/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The 63-year-old pipeline that burst Sunday and released 3.9 million cubic feet of natural gas into the surging Arkansas River was last inspected in 2012, a spokesman for pipeline owner Spectra Energy Corp. said Thursday.

News of pipeline rupture called slow

updated: 06/04/2015 4:31 a.m. Discuss

About 9:30 a.m. Sunday, several residents in the River Market Tower in downtown Little Rock heard a loud screech. Thinking the sound was from a low-flying jet, they looked out to see two large spouts of water shooting skyward, then falling back into the Arkansas River.

Natural gas line ruptures in river near LR airport

posted: 06/03/2015 3:48 a.m. Comments 2

A natural gas pipeline in the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock ruptured sometime Sunday or Monday, releasing about 3.9 million cubic feet of natural gas, a spokesman for Spectra Energy Corp., which owns the line, said Tuesday.

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