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16-year-old boy charged in killing of Arkansas police officer

Subscriber onlyA 16-year-old boy has admitted to fatally shooting a Newport police officer and firing at another police officer June 12 and now faces a capital-murder charge, a prosecutor said. Continue reading...

Arkansas memorial to singer Levon Helm in works

Plans call for statue, restored boyhood home in Marvell

Subscriber onlyThe cotton fields of Turkey Scratch are occasionally invaded by foreign tourists taking pictures. Continue reading...

PHOTOS: SUV crashes into west Little Rock restaurant

A 70-year-old woman who was meeting her sister for lunch "blacked out" and barreled through the side of the Cracker Barrel restaurant in west Little Rock about midday Wednesday, police say. Continue reading...

Arkansas' largest health insurance company seeks to raise price 7.8% on exchange

Subscriber onlyArkansas' largest health insurance company has proposed an average price increase of 7.8 percent for the plans it offers on the state's health insurance exchange, including those that cover Medicaid recipients under the Arkansas Works program, state officials announced Wednesday. Continue reading...

Trial starts for man accused of fatally shooting teen in downtown North Little Rock

Subscriber onlyAs a Jacksonville man's capital-murder trial began Wednesday, his attorneys attacked police tactics that led their client to admit to the shooting, telling a Pulaski County jury that investigators ignored the man when he was able to tell them about the real killer. Continue reading...

Grumpy iguana named Godzilla up for adoption after being plucked from pool in Arkansas

Subscriber only Godzilla, a 3-foot-long iguana, was chilling in someone's backyard pool Monday when animal services plucked him out of the water and took him to the shelter. Continue reading...

Police find man dead off I-30 in central Arkansas

Benton police are investigating after a body was found Tuesday night in a wooded area off Interstate 30 and near a Wal-Mart store. Continue reading...

Little Rock's 911 hub plans to have full staff in '18

Applicants top 50 after rise in wages, city manager says

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock expects to fully staff its 911 call center by early 2018 after salary increases attracted more than 50 applicants to fill vacancies, a long-standing problem that has slowed emergency response, City Manager Bruce Moore said. Continue reading...

Police jail suspect in deaths of 2 sisters at home along Arkansas 10

Subscriber onlyPolice in this Yell County town have arrested a Danville man in the recent deaths of two sisters at a home along Arkansas 10 just outside the city limits. Continue reading...

State claims law protects women in abortion cases

AG’s office answers lawsuit that says it punishes clinics

Subscriber onlyArkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office contends in court documents filed this week that Act 383 of 2017, set to take effect Sunday, is designed to protect women from unsafe clinical practices and deficient record-keeping at the state's three abortion clinics. Continue reading...

Arkansas man dead, deputy hurt in shed explosion

Subscriber onlyAuthorities say a northeast Arkansas man has died of injuries he suffered in the explosion of a shed that also injured a sheriff's deputy. Continue reading...

Little Rock plans for 60th anniversary of Central High crisis unveiled

Subscriber onlyPlans for commemorating the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School were announced by Little Rock officials Wednesday morning. Continue reading...

Merits of Pulaski County corridor plan weighed

1-year study in works; proximity to 2 bases raises concern

Subscriber onlyCamp Robinson and Little Rock Air Force Base loom large over the development of a robust east-west traffic corridor in north Pulaski County. Continue reading...

Institute closer to a merger; Crowley’s Ridge resisted for years

Subscriber onlyCrowley's Ridge Technical Institute is two steps closer to where it doesn't want to be -- part of its neighboring community college. Continue reading...

Police shoot teen near youth shelter

Boy, 16, dies; Marion officers on leave

Subscriber onlyA 16-year-old boy died after he was shot Tuesday evening by Marion police officers outside an emergency shelter for youths, authorities said. Continue reading...

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