posted: 12/10/2013 3:05 a.m.
LR teen arrested in 2 store hold-ups A Little Rock teen was arrested Thursday and charged in a pair of July robberies after his mother identified him to detectives, police said.
posted: 12/09/2013 1:50 a.m.
The portion of John F. Kennedy Boulevard coursing through historic Park Hill divides the North Little Rock neighborhood and needs to be redesigned if the community is to become more walkable and livable, according to consultants.
posted: 12/07/2013 3:30 a.m.
Central Arkansas struggled through a day-long onslaught of wintry weather Friday that shut down local governments and made travel treacherous, but the region avoided major traffic disruptions and power failures.
posted: 12/05/2013 4:36 a.m.
Former GOP gubernatorial nominee Jim Keet’s management company has sued a Little Rock general aviation center over a May 4 incident in which his private plane was substantially damaged in a wheels-up landing.
posted: 12/01/2013 4 a.m.
Development of a long range transportation plan for central Arkansas — dubbed Imagine Central Arkansas — has received a one-year reprieve from a January deadline, thanks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
posted: 11/27/2013 5:08 a.m.
Arkansans and their far flung relatives will face low temperatures but clear skies and relatively cheap prices at the gas pumps as they head out today, the traditional start of the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
posted: 11/26/2013 2:04 a.m.
LR felon fired gun into air, reports say A Little Rock felon was arrested after witnesses watched her fire a handgun into the air early Saturday morning.
posted: 11/25/2013 1:52 a.m.
The Central Arkansas Transit Authority is taking measured steps toward developing a campaign for a tax dedicated to mass transit.
posted: 11/20/2013 5:16 a.m.
Four out of five respondents are satisfied with Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, according to a passenger-satisfaction survey conducted on behalf of the state’s largest airport earlier this month.
posted: 11/19/2013 4:20 a.m.
Heights Starbucks robbed by gunman A gunman wearing all black, including a beanie, got away with an undisclosed amount of money after he robbed a Starbucks coffee shop in the Heights section of Little Rock shortly after it opened Sunday morning, Little Rock police said.
posted: 11/16/2013 5:08 a.m.
The state’s largest airport is on track to earn a record amount of net income from its operations even though the passenger departure-and-arrival numbers are fewer than the airport had last year.
posted: 11/14/2013 5:29 a.m.
The state’s largest airport is scaling back its anticipated costs when it formally takes over the Hawker Beechcraft completion center Dec. 1.
posted: 11/14/2013 5:20 a.m.
The pilot of a Beechcraft C-90 King Air twin-engine aircraft that crashed Nov. 1 near Springdale knew he would be unable to reach the city’s airport, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
posted: 11/11/2013 4:49 a.m.
Little Rock wants to ease congestion on major corridors without embarking on a major construction effort to widen those heavily traveled roadways.
posted: 11/04/2013 12:32 a.m.
The state’s largest airport will enlist a commercial broker specializing in aviation properties to market the major complex that once housed the Hawker Beechcraft completion center and related facilities, and to look for a new tenant.
posted: 11/01/2013 3:04 a.m.
A pilot project assessing how practical it would be to offer free Internet access to Central Arkansas Transit Authority bus riders is part of a broader effort that, if successful, will allow riders to track when the bus they are waiting for will arrive.
posted: 10/31/2013 4:41 a.m.
The Arkansas Highway Commission on Wednesday opened bids on 13 projects worth $109.8 million, including a new bridge over the White River at Newport.
posted: 10/31/2013 12:50 a.m.
For the first time, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will use an alternative method of construction on a project to widen a congested segment of Interstate 30 that includes a bridge over the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock.
posted: 10/26/2013 3:47 a.m.
The Central Arkansas Transit Authority will develop a long-range plan to provide shelter from the elements at more of its bus stops.
posted: 10/25/2013 12:07 a.m.
Bryant Police Chief Mark Kizer has been suspended for five days for securing reimbursement from the city for a steak dinner purchased at an upscale Orlando, Fla., strip club this summer.
posted: 10/18/2013 3:04 a.m.
The city of Little Rock said Thursday it welcomes a proposed new on-ramp from westbound Arkansas 10 to northbound Interstate 430.
posted: 10/18/2013 12:59 a.m.
Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday tapped a former top aide turned banking executive to fill a vacancy on the Arkansas Highway Commission, one of the state’s most sought-after gubernatorial appointments.
posted: 10/17/2013 4:46 a.m.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has rolled out its program allowing pre-approved passengers to avoid extensive boarding-day security screenings in Little Rock.
posted: 10/16/2013 12:54 a.m.
The commission that runs the state’s largest airport believes that cost estimates to assume control of the Hawker Beechcraft complex are excessive and wants staff members to try to lower them.
posted: 10/15/2013 4:53 a.m.
Little Rock police arrested a Little Rock man who authorities say fatally stabbed another man found earlier in the day at an apartment on the city’s south side in an attack motivated by jealousy.
posted: 10/15/2013 4:51 a.m.
Gunman takes shoes of Spa City woman After leaving the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show late Saturday night, a Hot Springs woman was robbed of her shoes at gunpoint, police said.
posted: 10/14/2013 12:37 a.m.
Arkansas highway officials hope to reduce wet-weather crashes and save lives by replicating the results of a five-year test project that was carried out on a section of Interstate 30 in southwest Arkansas.
posted: 10/12/2013 6:27 a.m.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will hold a public meeting Thursday in Little Rock to discuss plans to improve the Interstate 430/Cantrell Road interchange.
posted: 10/10/2013 5:05 a.m.
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field will incur as much as $600,000 in annual utility costs to maintain the Beechcraft completion center that the airport will take over Dec. 1, airport officials said Wednesday.
posted: 10/10/2013 4:42 a.m.
Five neighborhoods in four central Arkansas cities have been selected to receive up to $200,000 each in federal planning assistance money to help redevelop their communities.
posted: 10/09/2013 4:52 a.m.
A federal judge has removed the director of the state Highway and Transportation Department, Scott Bennett, as a defendant from a racial discrimination lawsuit, but he said the litigation can proceed against the agency’s law enforcement division and some of its senior officers.
posted: 10/09/2013 4:42 a.m.
A 67-year-old Saline County man has been charged in the shooting deaths of two brothers with whom he had an ongoing dispute, authorities said.
posted: 10/08/2013 4:14 a.m.
NLR parolee jailed on burglary charge A 44-year-old North Little Rock parolee was back in jail Monday after he was caught breaking into a house in the Meadowcliff subdivision, Little Rock police said.
posted: 10/07/2013 12:07 a.m.
The project to redo the “Big Rock Interchange” has produced only a few more announcements from state highway officials this year than a much more modest maintenance job on a Cantrell Road bridge on the edge of downtown Little Rock.
posted: 10/04/2013 5:11 a.m.
A barge struck an Interstate 30 bridge pier protector Thursday afternoon, shutting down bridge traffic over the Arkansas River for more than a half-hour.
posted: 10/03/2013 5:05 a.m.
A group of Arkansas veterans still planned to visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington even before they learned they would be granted access despite the government shutdown.
posted: 09/30/2013 12:56 a.m.
The project to replace the Broadway Bridge remains on track to be awarded a contract in less than five months, but actual construction and the closing of the existing bridge to the 45,000 vehicles it averages daily remains, by some estimates, as much as a year away, officials said.
posted: 09/26/2013 12:39 a.m.
Metroplan is conducting an online survey as part of a study assessing the feasibility of establishing an express bus service between Conway and Little Rock, the central Arkansas long-range transportation planning agency announced Wednesday.
posted: 09/25/2013 4:56 a.m.
A budget maneuver that was proposed earlier this year to preserve funding for a North Little Rock railroad overpass project turned out to be unnecessary, but regional transportation planners say it will be a handy concept to have available for future projects.
posted: 09/24/2013 4:27 a.m.
LR police find driver injured in shooting Officers on patrol near Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock on Monday morning found a motorist covered in blood who told them that he had just been shot.
posted: 09/21/2013 3:34 a.m.
A federal judge ruled Friday that private attorneys hired by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department can continue to represent the agency in an employment-discrimination lawsuit, but he left it to state authorities to decide whether the lawyers can be paid with public funds.
posted: 09/21/2013 3:23 a.m.
The Arkansas Highway Commission earlier this month accepted bids on 36 projects totaling $38.8 million, including work to widen a third section of Interstate 40 between North Little Rock and Conway.
posted: 09/18/2013 12:47 a.m.
The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, suddenly facing the expense of maintaining two vacant properties, said it will take a long-range look at developing an aviation technology park first rather than market the properties separately.
posted: 09/17/2013 4:07 a.m.
Armed felon said to detain woman A 30-year-old felon was arrested after he reportedly brandished a.44-Magnum revolver to hold a woman against her will early Monday, Little Rock police said.
posted: 09/16/2013 12:15 a.m.
A national initiative to boost an often ignored way of taking to the air on the cheap to help arrest the dwindling supply of pilots — the local flying club — is taking flight in Arkansas.
posted: 09/12/2013 4:51 a.m.
The state’s top highway official said Wednesday that it doesn’t “make a lick of sense” to use tolls to finance widening of the proposed Bella Vista Bypass to four lanes.
posted: 09/12/2013 12:02 a.m.
The interest rate on the nearly $500 million in bonds that will be sold to help pay for a voter-approved state program to build four-lane highways is almost double what the state paid a year ago for bonds used to renew its interstate repair program.
posted: 09/11/2013 4:37 a.m.
A legislative committee on Tuesday gave a favorable review to a new state highway policy governing vegetation control around billboards along state-owned rights of way only after state highway officials agreed to drop a fine of up to $10,000 for people found in violation of the policy.
posted: 09/10/2013 5:07 a.m.
LR man arrested in I-430 shooting An unemployed 18-year-old Little Rock man was arrested on several charges that grew out of separate shootings early Monday on Interstate 430 and at an apartment complex, authorities said.
posted: 09/06/2013 5:22 a.m.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has won a nearly $5 million grant to resurface a north-central state highway to better withstand the heavy trucks associated with natural-gas drilling in the area.