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Severe weather headed to state Sunday; tornado threat low, meteorologists say

Severe thunderstorms could hit the entire state during the late afternoon and evening Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in North Little Rock. Continue reading...

Waller named interim dean of UA business college

Matthew Waller has been named interim dean of the University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton College of Business, the university announced Friday. Continue reading...

Huckabee to announce 2016 plans on May 5

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced when he will announce whether he plans to launch a 2016 presidential campaign or not on May 5 in Hope, his spokesman confirmed via social media. Continue reading...

Buffalo herd roams Hot Springs neighborhoods; 2 on lam

HOT SPRINGS — Two buffaloes are on the run in a central Arkansas city after authorities failed to round up all of an escaped herd. Continue reading...

At last, Purple Hearts to go to 2

1 slain, 1 injured at LR recruit site

Subscriber onlyNearly six years after two service members were shot outside a military recruiting station in Little Rock, the secretary of the Army announced Thursday that each will receive the Purple Heart. Continue reading...

23% more, prosecutor group tells pay panel

Raise is pitched for job longevity

Subscriber onlyArkansas' citizens salary commission should increase the annual salaries for 25 full-time prosecuting attorneys in Arkansas from $123,162 to $152,000 a year so their pay is 95 percent of the compensation for circuit judges, the president of the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association told the commission Thursday. Continue reading...

In state, March adds 1,700 health-law sign-ups

Subscriber onlyMore than 1,700 Arkansans were approved for coverage under the state's expanded Medicaid program last month, increasing the number of people approved to 241,103, a spokesman for the state Department of Human Services said Thursday. Continue reading...

Jacksonville schools hire education agency's Wood

Subscriber onlyThe Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District's interim School Board hired Tony Wood on Thursday to be the next superintendent of the newly created district. Continue reading...

Parents' input helping shape campus plans

At LR meetings, preschool, day care proposals probed

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock School District interim Superintendent Dexter Suggs has shown this week that his proposals for alterations at some schools next school year are at this point subject to change in discussion with parents. Continue reading...

For I-30, engineers posit 10 lanes

Officials review latest model for corridor’s $450M redesign

Subscriber onlyEngineers working on an estimated $450 million redesign of the Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock think the highway section should be 10 lanes wide, officials said during a public meeting Thursday night. Continue reading...

Sides wrangle over haze cuts

Costs’ contrast with benefits for wilderness areas at issue

Subscriber onlyFriends and foes of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed plan to reduce haze in national wilderness areas voiced concerns Thursday about the costs involved and the environmental and health concerns associated with coal plants, although an EPA representative said health concerns would not be seriously considered. Continue reading...

Capitol zoning district OKs permit for LR recovery house

Subscriber onlyA meeting to decide whether a recovery house can continue operating in a historic home on South Broadway in Little Rock took a distinctly different tone Thursday than the same discussion last year when a state commission refused to issue a permit. Continue reading...

LR housing group revives homeownership program

Subscriber onlyThe Metropolitan Housing Alliance in Little Rock voted to reactivate its Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership program Thursday. Continue reading...

Justices accept Maggio's license

Surrender aim: Avoid stress

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Supreme Court agreed Thursday to accept former Judge Michael Maggio's proposed surrender of his law license. Continue reading...

Arson arrest a repeat for man

To prior charges, he pleaded guilty

Subscriber onlyA man accused over the weekend of setting a Maumelle house on fire with his wife and stepdaughter inside did the same thing to an ex-girlfriend and her daughter 10 years ago, according to Crawford County Circuit Court documents released Thursday. Continue reading...

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