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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. Continue reading...

Little Rock officer gunfire injures suspect outside church

Man said to take ‘shooting stance’

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock police are investigating after two officers shot and critically injured a man in a confrontation outside a church early Thursday. Continue reading...

Files in Little Rock 2-year-old's killing trace gang carnage

LR toddler victim of feud, reports say

Subscriber onlyThe night before a toddler was killed in a gang-related shooting while riding on her mother's lap in the back seat of a car, that same car was hit by gunfire in another Little Rock shooting, court records show. Continue reading...

Homeless advocate, former Arkansas lawmaker dies while jogging in downtown Little Rock

Rhodes scholar, state lawmaker, ex-PSC chief was 77

Subscriber onlyRobert Johnston would do whatever was necessary to help people in need in Little Rock, whether that meant battling City Hall about its responsibility to aid the homeless or volunteering to serve breakfast beneath the Broadway Bridge to the hungry, some who remembered him said Thursday. Continue reading...

Mississippi escapee serving term in murder case found in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyJACKSON, Miss. -- An inmate who escaped from a Mississippi prison while serving a life term in a murder case was arrested Tuesday in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Term 34 months for fraudster in Arkansas feeding program for poor children

Subscriber onlyA Bryant woman Thursday became the 11th person sentenced in a fraud ring responsible for the theft of $11 million in federal funds meant to feed poor children in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Court denies temporary reinstatement of Arkansas police chief who pled guilty to filing false report

Justices uphold his removal from police during lawsuit

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Supreme Court has denied a motion by Jacksonville that would've temporarily reinstated the city's police chief. Continue reading...

Central High 60th Anniversary events range from art to panels

Subscriber onlyHere are some of the events going on for the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School. Information on the times, dates, locations and participants are provided by various organizations that established the events, including the city, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Save Our Schools, Grassroots Arkansas and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Continue reading...

Arkansas lawmaker exits race for speaker

Subscriber onlyRep. Michelle Gray, R-Melbourne, said Thursday that she has withdrawn from the House speaker's race for the 2019-21 term and she's backing Rep. Andy Davis, R-Little Rock, for the position. Continue reading...

12-year-old girl's rapist gets 25 years; Arkansas man urged her to kill self, prosecutors say

Subscriber onlyA 43-year-old North Little Rock man who prosecutors say urged the girl who had accused him of sexual assault to kill herself has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping her. Continue reading...

Burglary suspect arrested after 7-mile chase in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyBurglary arrest caps 7-mile chase in LR Continue reading...

Central Arkansas minister's phone out as evidence in child-porn trial

Subscriber onlyPolice illegally searched the cellphone of a Sherwood minister that authorities say links him to a trove of online child pornography, a Pulaski County circuit judge has ruled, barring prosecutors from using the device as evidence at his upcoming trial. Continue reading...

Pox at Arkansas prison leads to quarantine of nearly 300 inmates

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Correction quarantined nearly 300 inmates Thursday after identifying five suspected cases of chickenpox, the agency said in a release. Continue reading...

Dean plans no further action in UA speaker's cancellation

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- No formal action resulted from a University of Arkansas, Fayetteville dean's review of an April decision to cancel a Skype talk by a speaker known for remarks critical of Islam, UA spokesman Mark Rushing said Thursday. Continue reading...

Arkansas high court rules on youth terms

Lifers sentenced as minors can get new penalty hearings

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. Continue reading...

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