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Judge denies state's motion to stop Fayetteville civil rights ordinance

Subscriber onlyThe city's civil rights ordinance will continue to be enforced pending an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

Arkansas high court rules on youth terms

Subscriber onlySeven state inmates serving life-without-parole sentences out of Pulaski County for crimes committed in their youth can go before a judge for new sentences -- despite a new law stating what their term in prison should be -- the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

A searchable database of restaurant inspections in Northwest Arkansas performed by the Department of Health.

Springdale's "Politickin" event draws 550

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The seventh annual "Chickin, Peelin' and Politickin'" event drew a record crowd estimated at 550 Thursday night in its first gathering at Walter Turnbow Park in downtown Springdale.

Washington County Quorum Court approves raising planning fees

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County planning fees will increase by early November, justices of the peace decided Thursday.

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Little Rock's Central High reflects on 60 years, but racial chasm persists in district

Subscriber onlySix decades after Arkansas' governor temporarily stopped nine black students from integrating Central High School, the campus is more diverse than ever, its principal said, as other public Little Rock high schools have become increasingly split by race and incomes.

Rogers' Bolt claims case against him was to 'get even' over 2007 acquittal

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The federal government fabricated its criminal case against James Bolt to get even with him for losing its prosecution against him in a 2007 case, Bolt's attorney testified in federal court Thursday.


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Sports

Cubs rally to defeat Brewers

Subscriber only Javier Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run in the 10th and the Chicago Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, rallying past the Brewers 5-3 Thursday night.

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Funny And Poignant

Subscriber onlyFort Smith Little Theatre's comedy "Making God Laugh" by Sean Grennan opened last night and will run through Sept. 30.

Outdoors

Fishing Hot Spots

Subscriber onlyLAKE MAUMELLE Crappie are biting well and stacking up around channel and brush piles. They are being caught on crappie minnows and Tennessee shad-colored jigs. Bream are hitting and can be found on the brush piles, but they are moving quickly. Lots of reports about redear on the west end of lake. They are being caught on crickets and live worms.

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Insurers tallying hurricane losses

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast.