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UAMS to erase 124 more slots, slash spending

Jobs to go by attrition; cuts will halve deficit, exec says

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will eliminate 124 more jobs, suspend a $45 million maintenance plan and make several other spending changes, the academic hospital's head of finance said Friday as officials addressed UAMS' budget crisis. Continue reading...

Arkansas' rainy days swell rivers, send water over roads

Subscriber onlyMost of Arkansas had received 4 to 10 inches of rain by Friday after 72 hours of downpours. Hundreds of roads were closed and emergency workers had conducted numerous water rescues. Continue reading...

'Future I-57' uncloaked, but link still just a vision

Subscriber onlySEARCY -- Along U.S. 67, between North Little Rock and Walnut Ridge, state highway employees removed burlap covers from six signs Friday to reveal what the highway eventually will become: Interstate 57. Continue reading...

2 state courthouses let federal cases come in

Judges collaborate after U.S. site closes

Subscriber onlyAn unusual collaboration has made it possible to be in state court and federal court at the same time, in the same building, in both Batesville and Heber Springs. Continue reading...

No signs on on-ramp? Accelerate

Subscriber onlyDear Mahatma: I have tried several times to get a definitive answer to this question and hope you can help. If you turn from a county road with a speed limit of 35 mph onto an entry ramp that is approximately a half-mile long, merging into a divided highway with a posted speed limit of 60 mph, what is the speed limit on the ramp if no speed limit sign is posted? -- Nick Continue reading...

Revamp to score schools is closer

In line with law, board OKs A-F

Subscriber onlyEmergency rules for a new A-F grading system to be applied to the state's more than 1,000 schools won state Board of Education approval Friday and will now go to a legislative subcommittee in early March for final action. Continue reading...

Day 2 sees 17 candidates file to run

Congressman, lieutenant governor join others making re-election bids official

Subscriber onlyThree of the state's four congressmen have attracted challengers thus far in the state and federal candidate filing period, which concluded its second day at the state Capitol on Friday. Continue reading...

County exec hears airport tax argued

He’ll make LR vacant-building ruling

Subscriber onlyBarry Hyde, the county judge of Pulaski County, said Friday that he will rule within a week on whether the state's largest airport must pay more than $400,000 in property taxes regarding the Hawker Beechcraft complex and two other vacant buildings. Continue reading...

Trial in eatery holdup ends with hung jury

Subscriber onlyThe trial of a 20-year-old armed robbery suspect linked by the color of his underwear to a restaurant holdup ended with a hung jury on Friday after a two-day trial. Continue reading...

Citizens file to join LR fundraising suit

Subscriber onlyA group of citizens has asked to intervene in Little Rock's lawsuit over when candidates in this year's mayoral election can begin raising funds. Continue reading...

2nd trial scheduled in Texarkana killing

State high court threw out conviction

Subscriber onlyTEXARKANA -- A man whose murder conviction and life sentence were overturned last year by the Arkansas Supreme Court is to face a second Miller County jury in March. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyBecause of incorrect information in a police report, Calvary Academy, a private school located at First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock, was misidentified in Thursday’s edition in a story about a reported school threat. Continue reading...

Judge orders man's body be exhumed

Will falsified; kin question death report

Subscriber onlyCAMDEN -- A judge has ruled that the body of Matthew Seth Jacobs can be exhumed for a new autopsy because there is cause to believe that there may have been more to Jacobs' death. Continue reading...

Lane work planned for U.S. 67/167

Subscriber onlyA $79.2 million project to widen U.S. 67/167 from Jacksonville to Cabot will require a series of lane closings and modifications to two on-ramps beginning Monday and lasting throughout the week, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said. Continue reading...

Brain expert to lecture at UAMS hall

Subscriber onlyA neuroscientist and neurosurgeon who is widely known in his field will give a lecture at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on March 6. Continue reading...

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