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Economic survey for region including Arkansas points toward slow growth

OMAHA, Neb. — Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have dropped slightly but still suggest economic growth ahead. Continue reading...

Suspect arrested in shootings of 2 at Arkansas print shop

Subscriber onlyA manhunt came to an end Thursday after police arrested a 58-year-old man accused of shooting two people earlier in the day in Heber Springs, according to authorities. Continue reading...

Woman indicted over online threat after argument at Arkansas restaurant

Subscriber onlyA woman who police said threatened a person online after an argument at a Prairie Grove restaurant has been indicted on federal charges. Continue reading...

Arkansas Works tab put at $300M more

Subscriber onlyBecause of the rising cost of prescription drugs, a consulting firm hired by the state now expects the Arkansas Works program to cost about $9.4 billion over the next five years, about $300 million more than the consultants predicted in an estimate published in May. Continue reading...

State prisons projected to hold 22,781 by 2026

Yearly growth rate estimated at 2.4%

Subscriber onlyThe state should expect to see its inmate population continue climbing, according to a consultant's finding that prompted correctional officials to discuss options Thursday ranging from better use of parole to sentencing changes and even new prisons. Continue reading...

Toothbrush key to Arkansas jail lock; 2 flee

1 escapee captured, 1 on run from Logan County lockup

Subscriber onlyTwo men used a toothbrush to pick a cell door lock to escape from the Logan County jail this week, Sheriff Boyd Hicks said Thursday. Continue reading...

UA deans to direct fundraisers

9 senior-level positions shifted out of Advancement unit

Subscriber onlyA fundraising reorganization at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville gives academic deans as well as the university's central administration more control over personnel. Continue reading...

No bail for suspect in January slaying in Little Rock

Man pleads innocent in 2 shootings

Subscriber onlyA man arrested Wednesday in a fatal shooting in Little Rock earlier this year made his first court appearance in the case Thursday. Continue reading...

Report in fatal Little Rock shooting details conflict, gunplay: Bail $1M

Subscriber onlyThe events leading up to the shooting started the day before, Sunday, when witnesses said Walker was an armed security guard for a "stripper show" at a residence on Woodhaven Drive, according to the affidavit. Bone reportedly attended the show while his girlfriend, Keanna Thomas, collected money from audience members. Continue reading...

5 die after accidents on state's roads

Subscriber onlyFour people have died in traffic crashes on Arkansas roads since Tuesday and a fifth person died from a one-vehicle crash last week on Interstate 40, according to preliminary reports from the Arkansas State Police released Wednesday. Continue reading...

Lethal drug expires; no state executions for now

Subscriber onlyThere will be no executions for Arkansas' death-row inmates, until a new supply of lethal drugs can be acquired. Continue reading...

Move to next step on roads, group urged

Build consensus to finance highways, Hutchinson says

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday called on the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation to work on building a consensus on the "next step" for permanent financing of the state's long-term highway needs. Continue reading...

Suspect in Little Rock's 1st '16 killing named

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock police on Thursday named a suspect in a fatal shooting New Year's Day. Continue reading...

In Pine Bluff, 1 block of road reopens

Main Street still partially closed

Subscriber onlyOne of three blocks in downtown Pine Bluff that have been closed for 16 months was reopened to traffic Thursday, but the other two blocks will remain closed at least three more months, the mayor said. Continue reading...

2 suspects get new trial dates in killings of Conway couple

Subscriber only New trial and court hearing dates have been set for two of the four teenagers accused of killing a Conway couple in July 2015. Continue reading...

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