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Noel Oman

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Board OKs $631M price for I-30 redo

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Metroplan board of directors voted Wednesday to amend the agency's long-range transportation plan to increase the amount of money available for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department's Interstate 30 corridor project through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Board adds 10th for agency search

posted: 05/26/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department now has a seat on the committee that will recommend a new leader for central Arkansas' long-range transportation planning agency.

Explosion at Arkansas plant hurts 2, triggers blaze

posted: 05/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

An explosion at a Calhoun County plant that manufactures flares for the military seriously injured two people Monday evening, authorities said.

Little Rock airport's lines in check, execs say

posted: 05/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest airport will have enough Transportation Security Administration staffing to avoid excessively long lines at passenger security checkpoints during what airlines say will be a record summer-travel year, a top agency official said last week.

Broadway Bridge's pieces fitting together

posted: 05/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The contractor working on the $98 million project to replace the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock has started building the new bridge structure.

With doubts, advisory panel backs $631M for state's I-30 plan

posted: 05/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

An advisory panel for central Arkansas' long-range transportation planning agency on Wednesday grudgingly recommended the full $631.7 million in funding state highway officials have set aside for the Interstate 30 corridor project.

Little Rock board hears I-30 plan faulted, boulevard touted

posted: 05/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

A plan the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is considering as part of a $637 million project to improve the Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock would move the state's capital city in the "wrong direction," according to a consultant retained by critics of the agency's project.

Deadly North Little Rock plane crash blamed on loss of power

posted: 05/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A small twin-engine aircraft on a training flight that crashed on May 5 at the North Little Rock Municipal Airport, killing one of its two occupants, apparently lost power in an engine shortly after takeoff and was returning to the airport when the accident happened, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Monday.

4 crashes claim 5 lives within 24-hour period on Arkansas roads

posted: 05/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Five people died in four separate crashes Sunday and Monday on Arkansas roads, two of which took place in Pulaski County less than 24 hours apart, the Arkansas State Police said.

Wife's death leads to murder charge for Arkansas man

posted: 05/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A Jefferson County man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife eight days after police said he assaulted her because he said she was nagging him, the Jefferson County sheriff's office reported Monday.

Little Rock airport upgrades in works

posted: 05/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field is set to replace its 12 aging passenger boarding bridges by initially targeting the five oldest on the concourse for replacement, a proposition that is estimated to cost nearly $4.4 million.

State opens bids on road projects worth $27.4M

posted: 05/12/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department opened low bids worth $27.4 million on 34 road and bridge construction projects on Wednesday, a round that included a second project to provide wider striping on selected highways in central and northeast Arkansas.

PHOTO GALLERY: Twister, high winds in state slam homes, airport, planes

updated: 05/11/2016 7:35 a.m. Discuss

The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that a tornado hit near the Saline County community of Avilla on Monday night as thunderstorms with high winds and hail pushed across the state.

North Little Rock stab victim dies; charges mount for jailed suspect

posted: 05/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A man who was arrested Friday on domestic battery charges in connection with the stabbing of a woman now faces a first-degree murder charge after his victim died Monday, North Little Rock police said.

Police hunt suspect in Little Rock gas station heist

posted: 05/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock police were investigating after a man robbed a gas station at gunpoint Sunday.

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