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TOP 10: The week's top Arkansas stories

Scroll down to see 10 of the biggest and most-read Arkansas news stories from the past week.

    No. 10

    LR opens police station at 12th Street

    The new station, located at 3917 W. 12th St., represents expanded neighborhood policing in west Little Rock, especially south of Interstate 630, long an area of concentrated crime, City Manager Bruce Moore said.


    No. 9

    Courthouse annex in ashes

    A fire early Tuesday morning destroyed an Arkansas County courthouse annex building that housed the offices of sheriff, assessor, emergency management, collector, county judge, sanitation, 911 and Arkansas State Police.


    No. 8

    Director of Youth Services to resign

    The director of the state Youth Services Division said he will leave his post at the end of next month, a little more than a year after he was hired. Tracy Steele declined to say what he will be doing after he leaves the division or whether it involves the juvenile-justice system or activities related to the Youth Services Division's mission.


    No. 7

    Mistrial declared in road-rage case

    The trial of a driver who killed another motorist in a roadway argument near downtown Little Rock ended Friday with jurors unable to agree whether the slaying was first-degree murder, justifiable homicide or something in-between.


    No. 6

    Volunteer battles nature to protect old cemeteries

    Dorothy Miller, 69, of Bella Vista has been working as a volunteer to protect old cemeteries in Benton County and to document the graves of Civil War soldiers in Benton, Madison and Washington counties.


    No. 5

    Wal-Mart venture seen as filling banking void

    Wal-Mart's plunge into the everyday banking business should appeal to consumers who have little to no access to traditional banking, experts say.


    No. 4

    Deficit disappears at Garvan Gardens

    The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, which owns the botanical garden, recently cleared a $5.7 million deficit that the garden had built up over several years.


    No. 3

    Pre-K splits governor’s race

    The two main-party candidates for Arkansas governor said they're committed to fully funding the state's existing pre-kindergarten education program for families that earn up to 200 percent of the poverty level, which is $39,580 per year for a family of three.


    No. 2

    2 in 2nd District race take off gloves in ads

    The amicable television ad campaigns for 2nd Congressional District candidates Patrick Hays and French Hill ended this week.


    No. 1

    Suspect arrested in missing Realtor case

    Authorities on Monday arrested a man wanted in the Thursday disappearance of a real estate agent who had gone to show someone a house.


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