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1 dead, 1 hospitalized after Little Rock shooting, police say

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:45 p.m.

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Rick Fires

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Rick Fires is a reporter and columnist for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Recent Stories by Rick Fires

Baseball: Pleimann returns to form for first-place Fayetteville

posted: 04/25/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Miller Pleimann didn't let a bad game from last week linger.

Commentary: Rogers a frequent stop on coaching carousel

posted: 04/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

I still remember a comment made to me in 1988 shortly after I was hired as a sports writer by the Rogers Morning News.

Blade Runners inspire others with courage, persistence

posted: 04/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH — Richard Browne took a deep breath and released some nervous energy when he sprinted forward a few feet before taking his position at the starting blocks for the big race.

Softball: Beeman pitches Rogers past Rogers Heritage

posted: 04/19/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

One run was all the support Sadie Beeman needed against Rogers Heritage.

Freshman Kildow piling up Ks for Gravette

posted: 04/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas women's softball team has a long wait after recently receiving a verbal commitment from a promising young star.

Former Hogs labor in the land of weird mascots

updated: 04/19/2017 8:23 p.m. Discuss

Sea Dogs, Jumbo Shrimp, and Lugnuts.

Soccer: Hargus scores three goals to lead Bentonville past Bentonville West

posted: 04/12/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

It was once, twice, three times for Lauren Hargus on Tuesday.

COMMENTARY: Playing ‘pepper’ with baseball, basketball, bicycles

posted: 04/09/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

We’ll play some “pepper” today while taking a break from a busy spring sports schedule.

Baseball: Williams overcomes rough start to shut down Har-Ber

posted: 04/05/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

It's not often a pitcher can walk the bases loaded to begin a game and still end up with the victory.

Bicycling: Carpenter withstands wind, rain to win men's crierium

posted: 04/03/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Rob Carpenter glanced over his shoulder before crossing the finish line Sunday during the men's criterium in downtown Fayetteville.

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