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Funding order backs Planned Parenthood

Judge widens injunction against state

Subscriber onlyThe state must resume providing Medicaid funding for all patients who are insured by Medicaid and use Planned Parenthood services in Arkansas, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker declared Thursday. Continue reading...

Fort Smith drone base allows peek at mission

Subscriber only In the quiet absence of roaring fighter jets, two people use joysticks inside a control room to engage in combat far from U.S. shores. Continue reading...

$7M to fund water project in shale area

Driller, conservation group team on plan to repair lake

Subscriber onlyAbout $7 million, most of it from a former Fayetteville Shale drilling company, will go toward conservation efforts in a part of north-central Arkansas where oil and gas drillers once were prevalent. Continue reading...

Judge OKs fill-in House nominee

Ozark’s Capp won’t be on ballot but votes for Gossage hers

Subscriber only A judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that sought to challenge the constitutionality of a convention held last week to replace Bill Gossage as the GOP nominee in House District 82 after Gossage, R-Ozark, gave up the seat to take a job in the governor's office. Continue reading...

Case dropped for 2nd man held for taping LR police

Subscriber onlyPulaski County prosecutors said Thursday that they will not prosecute a Little Rock lawyer whom police arrested along with state Rep. John Walker earlier this week. Continue reading...

UA to serve lettuce harvested on campus

Indoor hub controlled by computer

Subscriber onlyThe vertical rows of green leaf lettuce were closely packed on the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville campus, the inaugural crop in a new indoor hydroponic growing station. Continue reading...

Officer Army's top state native

He gets 3rd star, top Pentagon gig

Subscriber onlyLt. Gen. Aundre Piggee became the U.S. Army's highest-ranking Arkansas native on Thursday when he received his third star. Continue reading...

Afghan soldier training in LR among seven on AWOL list

Subscriber onlyAn Afghanistan soldier training at a Little Rock international military student program is among seven in the nation who disappeared from U.S. military bases this month, military officials said Thursday. Continue reading...

Teen's attorney: To hear from 50

Slayings-case transfer at issue

Subscriber onlyThe defense intends to call as many as 50 witnesses during a juvenile-transfer hearing for capital-murder defendant Hunter Drexler next month, an attorney said Thursday. Continue reading...

Zombie test-kill cited at murder trial

Prosecutor: 90-year-old’s slaying fit a fixation; defense says confession coerced

Subscriber onlyRichard Jordan Tarver knew he could survive a zombie apocalypse if only he knew what it felt like to kill someone, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Grant DeProw said Thursday in his opening statement of Tarver's capital-murder trial in Craighead County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Scrap-tires hearing put off until Oct. 26

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has canceled its public hearing today on proposed changes to the state's scrap-tire rules and rescheduled it for next month. Continue reading...

Found shot on street, man dies at hospital

Subscriber onlyAuthorities in Little Rock are investigating a fatal shooting that took place late Wednesday. Continue reading...

Osceola senator: Returned $2,750 to donors

Subscriber onlyState Sen. David Burnett, D-Osceola, reported that he has returned campaign contributions totaling $2,750 from seven businesses after Craighead County Republican Party Chairman Billie Sue Hoggard said she filed an ethics complaint against Burnett alleging that he illegally accepted contributions from 14 businesses and entities. Continue reading...

Man who had 11 pounds of meth gets 12½ years

Subscriber onlyA member of a methamphetamine trafficking ring was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 12 years and six months in prison after he was caught with 11 pounds of the drug hidden in a car. Continue reading...

Verdict 10 years for bank robber

He testifies heists carried out to satisfy his drug addiction

Subscriber onlyA Maumelle man who said his consuming addiction to prescription medication drove him to rob banks to feed his habit, even as his craving for pills propelled him toward suicide, received the minimum sentence Thursday. Continue reading...

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