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Riverfest revelers weather storm

posted: 05/25/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

A thin crowd of festivalgoers weaved among food and merchandise vendors at Riverfest in Little Rock on Sunday afternoon, shortly before rain hit central Arkansas.

Storms, flooding buffet state

updated: 05/24/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Spotty showers and wind gusts caused structural damage, power failures and flooding in parts of the state Sunday evening, and meteorologists predicted more rounds of thunderstorms today and throughout the week.

VA gives healing vets a turn at woodworking

posted: 05/25/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

In one corner of a recreation room at the Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center in North Little Rock, a volunteer guided the hand of a disabled veteran chiseling a block of olive wood that would soon become a writing utensil.

Police beat

posted: 05/25/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Tirade said to be over 'Jesus' sign A Maumelle man was arrested after verbally abusing an individual holding a "Trust Jesus" sign and yelling obscenities at police in downtown Little Rock at 11 p.m. Saturday, according a police report.

DEA's Rx operation rounds up 9 in state

posted: 05/21/2015 3:55 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration arrested nine people Wednesday in central Arkansas as part of a regional investigation into prescription drug abuse that has led to charges being filed against 140 people in the state in slightly more than a year.

Training awaits military recruits

posted: 05/20/2015 3:23 a.m. Comments 2

During a special ceremony Tuesday, 28 military recruits from across the state recited their oaths of enlistment, said goodbye to their families and boarded a bus bound for basic training.

VA solar-panel probe adds LR hospital

posted: 05/20/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will investigate a solar-power system installed at the Little Rock VA hospital that has never been activated, according to a statement Thursday from the office of U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.

Police beat

posted: 05/18/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

NLR man accused of raping a minor A North Little Rock man was arrested Sunday over accusations he raped a female relative, according to a police report.

ETCHED INTO HISTORY: Names of omitted 30 now grace memorial

updated: 05/17/2015 4:04 a.m. Comment 1

Almost 44 years ago, 10 airmen assigned to the Little Rock Air Force Base were killed in the deadliest plane crash in the base's 60-year history.

State VA Department fills vacant No. 2 spot

posted: 05/12/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that it hired a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and state Department of Information Systems employee to hold the agency's No. 2 position.

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