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North Little Rock center said planned by Amazon

Subscriber onlyAmazon plans to open a "new concept" distribution center in North Little Rock that will create 60 to 100 local jobs by this fall, Mayor Joe Smith and the site's property owner said Monday. Continue reading...

Some lawmen in Arkansas opt to use pepper guns instead of Tasers

Subscriber onlySome law enforcement agencies in Arkansas have switched from Tasers to pepper guns. Continue reading...

2 central Arkansas school districts sued over lost jobs, hour cuts

Subscriber onlyBoth the North Little Rock and Pulaski County Special school districts are starting the 2018-19 school year as defendants in lawsuits over central office administrative changes that were made over the summer break. Continue reading...

Suspect in robbery of teacher outside Little Rock elementary school has 2 previous convictions

Subscriber onlyThe 52-year-old Little Rock man accused of robbing an elementary school teacher on Friday was arrested last month on false imprisonment charges and has served federal time for bank robbery. Continue reading...

Felony case dropped against boxing's Jermain Taylor

Subscriber onlyPulaski County prosecutors on Monday dropped domestic violence charges against Arkansas Sports Hall of Famer Jermain Taylor after his accuser cut off contact with authorities and their efforts to find her were fruitless. Continue reading...

Grand jury in Little Rock adds defendant in Japan air base brawl

Subscriber onlyThe husband of an Air Force major formerly stationed in Little Rock was indicted last week on three more charges stemming from a fight on New Year's Eve 2016 at a restaurant on a U.S. air base in Misawa, Japan. Continue reading...

Pulled from river, car held 2 bodies; police in Arkansas investigate as possible murder-suicide

Subscriber onlyAuthorities in eastern Arkansas are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were pulled from a car in the Mississippi River as a possible murder-suicide. Continue reading...

Man who oversaw Arkansas mental health services sues nonprofit for wages

Dismissed after helping prosecutors, his suit contends

Subscriber onlyCharlie Green, who oversaw Arkansas' publicly funded mental health services until early 2017, filed a lawsuit Monday against the troubled nonprofit that hired him -- Preferred Family Healthcare Inc. of Springfield, Mo. -- claiming he's owed more than $500,000. Continue reading...

Hepatitis A case prompts alert; Arkansas eatery's patrons urged to get vaccinated

Subscriber onlyA barbecue restaurant in Paragould on Monday became the seventh restaurant since February where a worker's diagnosis with hepatitis A prompted the state Department of Health to issue an alert. Continue reading...

Gubernatorial hopefuls meet in North Little Rock forum

Republican, Democrat find accord on health coverage

Subscriber onlyRepublican Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson said Monday they each want to protect the ARKids First health insurance program for children, and Arkansas' version of Medicaid expansion for low-income adults, and use state and federal funds for quality after-school and summer school programs. Continue reading...

Suspect in holdups of Little Rock beauty store, bank robbed in '08

Subscriber onlyThe 28-year-old North Little Rock man accused of holding up a Little Rock bank and a neighboring beauty supply store in less than 24 hours has robbed before. Continue reading...

Election to fill two positions in Fort Smith

Mayor, director on ballot; voters to pick state senator

Subscriber onlyVoters will cast ballots today for a new mayor and an at-large member of the Board of Directors as well as decide who will finish the final weeks of a former state senator's term. Continue reading...

NLR officials OK land sale to VA

Subscriber onlyThe North Little Rock City Council approved on Monday the sale of city-owned property at Fort Roots to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for expansion of the VA's law enforcement training center. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyAn initial group of state employees and teachers enrolled in a weight-loss program in May, and the benefits subcommittee of the State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board heard a report on that group last week. An article in Saturday's editions gave an incorrect impression of when the committee heard the report. Continue reading...

POLICE BEAT: Burglary suspects filling up a U-Haul; man held in theft of $57,000 truck

Subscriber onlyAfter their arrest, two Little Rock men told Maumelle police Friday about a robbery scheme that involved housing advertisements, the sale of stolen goods and a U-Haul. Continue reading...

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