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August high set in state revenue

It’s up $21M from year ago as sales-tax collections surge

Subscriber onlyBolstered by rising sales-tax collections, state general revenue in August increased by $21.1 million from a year ago to $478.1 million. Continue reading...

Long at UALR, chancellor sets '16 as time to step away

Subscriber onlyThe longtime University of Arkansas at Little Rock chancellor -- who guided the school through budget cuts, restructuring and enrollment declines -- will step down at the end of the fiscal year. Continue reading...

Tab for I-30 project closes in on $600M

‘Gap financing’ is agency’s answer

Subscriber onlyThe estimated price tag to rebuild the Interstate 30 corridor through the downtowns of Little Rock and North Little Rock, including replacing the Arkansas River bridge, is now approaching $600 million. Continue reading...

Huckabee backs clerk, says court can't set law

Subscriber onlyFormer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Wednesday came out in support of a Kentucky county clerk's refusal to obey federal judges, saying she does not have "the constitutional authority" to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Continue reading...

Radio broadcast tells sub's WWII story

Hobbyist cranks up Razorback’s old gear on anniversary of Japan’s surrender

Subscriber onlyUsing a metal storage container as a makeshift seat, a U.S. Navy veteran positioned himself in the cramped radio room of the USS Razorback submarine Wednesday afternoon, twiddling the knob that controls the radio's frequency. Continue reading...

Governor petitioned to reinsure 53,000

$737,000 allocated to aid Medicaid sign-ups

Subscriber onlyA coalition of advocacy groups on Wednesday called for Gov. Asa Hutchinson to restore Medicaid coverage for more than 53,000 Arkansans who failed to provide proof of their incomes within a 10-day deadline. Continue reading...

Defense: Release records of teen

Guardians slain, he can’t give OK

Subscriber onlyThe lack of a guardian for a 14-year-old defendant has become an issue in his capital-murder case. Continue reading...

'Scared for my life,' defendant tells jury

Subscriber onlyChris Aaron Schnarr told a Pulaski County Circuit Court jury Wednesday that the reason he shot and killed a man after their vehicles nearly collided on the afternoon of May 11, 2013, at a Little Rock intersection was because he feared for his life after the man chased him down, sped past him and stopped diagonally in front of him, blocking his vehicle in. Continue reading...

Doctor indicted in federal Rx probe

Subscriber onlyA Little Rock doctor accused of writing more than 100 fraudulent painkiller prescriptions in Lonoke County has been indicted as a result of Operation Pilluted, a federal crackdown on illegal trafficking in prescription medications. Continue reading...

Memphis man gets 8-year term in gun-theft case

Subscriber onlyA Memphis man was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday for his role in the theft of more than 100 guns in Arkansas that were supposed to be sold in Texas sporting goods stores. Continue reading...

WWII veteran, 95, receives six overdue medals from war

Subscriber onlySurrounded by family members, dozens of friends and well-wishers, Cordy A. Ramer Jr. of Fordyce received six long-overdue medals Wednesday afternoon for his service during World War II. Continue reading...

Accidents kill two on state highways

Subscriber onlyA motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning after crashing into the front of a truck in Madison County, Arkansas State Police reported. Continue reading...

Ruling set for today on jogger-death file

Subscriber onlyA Sebastian County circuit judge said he will rule today on a motion to prohibit pretrial publicity in the first-degree murder case of a man accused of shooting a passing jogger. Continue reading...

Conviction upheld in 2013 killing

Appeals court says judge correctly refused directed verdict

Subscriber onlyThe drug dealer facing a 110-year sentence in the killing of a man after a drug theft in April 2013 lost his bid to reverse his guilty verdict. Continue reading...

Police arrest suspect in death at city park

Subscriber onlyPolice arrested a man late Monday in the stabbing death of a man at Walker Park, Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Sgt. Craig Stout said Wednesday. Continue reading...

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