posted: 03/11/2014 3:45 a.m.
CONWAY — A Faulkner County deputy accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl was fired Monday after he made statements about the allegations against him, Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock said.
posted: 03/11/2014 3:37 a.m.
Voters will head to the polls in four special elections today: one creating a taxing district for Pulaski Technical College, salestax proposals for two hospitals and a sales-tax measure for economic recruitment.
posted: 03/08/2014 2:31 a.m.
A Guy woman was killed Friday morning after her van struck a Quitman School District bus that had stopped on Arkansas 124 to pick up a child.
posted: 03/08/2014 2:24 a.m.
James H. Fribourgh would often take insects, animals and other critters home when he was a biology professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
posted: 03/06/2014 5:01 a.m.
Gov. Mike Beebe called the state Highway and Transportation Department’s efforts in clearing ice off Interstates 40 and 55 during Sunday’s winter storm “not acceptable,” and said through his spokesman later Wednesday that highway commissioners will meet next week to discuss what went wrong.
posted: 03/02/2014 3:32 a.m.
A former Walnut Ridge police officer was arrested over accusations that he fraudulently obtained prescription drugs in the name of a prisoner in the Lawrence County town’s jail, authorities said.
posted: 03/02/2014 3:28 a.m.
An early morning blaze Tuesday that officials believe was sparked by lightning damaged a kitchen, recreational area and thrift store at a children’s shelter in DeWitt.
posted: 03/01/2014 2:52 a.m.
North Arkansas is expected to receive “significant” icing Sunday that will make roads hazardous and weigh down utility lines as an arctic cold front blasts through the state, National Weather Service meteorologists said Friday.
posted: 03/01/2014 2:45 a.m.
JONESBORO — Calling it a “historic transformation” of Arkansas State University, the ASU board of trustees voted unanimously Friday to collaborate with the New York Institute of Technology to develop an osteopathic medical school on the ASU-Jonesboro campus.
posted: 03/01/2014 2:25 a.m.
JONESBORO — Room and board expenses will increase at Arkansas State University campuses in Jonesboro and Beebe beginning in this year’s first summer term.
posted: 02/28/2014 2:43 a.m.
Police arrested three men, including the son of a former state senator, after they found drugs and weapons in their Fayetteville home Wednesday evening, authorities said.
posted: 02/26/2014 4:37 a.m.
Cold air returned to Arkansas this week, and with it came three chances for wintry precipitation, including one round early today, meteorologists at the National Weather Service said Tuesday.
posted: 02/24/2014 2:59 a.m.
A retired airline pilot is organizing an effort to legalize alcohol sales in Independence County, saying he’s tired of seeing Sharp County receive revenue that his county should be getting, because Sharp County became “wet” in 2012.
posted: 02/21/2014 4:51 a.m.
JONESBORO — Winning the 2013 Milken Educator Award, its subsequent accolades and $25,000 was just a diversion in a busy Thursday for Douglas MacArthur Junior High teacher Erin Hodges.
posted: 02/19/2014 4:37 a.m.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission increased the potential for wildfires in much of the northern half of the state Tuesday because of high winds and low humidity.