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I-30 corridor study wins U.S. approval

Review’s OK a ‘major milestone’ for $450 million project, state says

Subscriber onlyA year-long planning study on how to improve the congested Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock has won formal federal government approval, state highway officials announced Wednesday. Continue reading...

State's 2 back Senate ax for Planned Parenthood

Subscriber onlyU.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton have signed on to a Senate effort to ban federal funds from Planned Parenthood after the release of several videos showing the organization's employees talking about using fetal remains for research. Continue reading...

Court can't add watershed pipeline removal to decree, utility told

Subscriber onlyCentral Arkansas Water is free to advocate for removal of the Pegasus pipeline, but a federal court lacks the authority to order the removal as part of a proposed consent decree with Exxon Mobil, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Clinton to testify at Oct. 22 hearing

Subscriber onlyThe House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to appear before the panel on Oct. 22. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyTriple Threat, the singing trio from Benton, made a second appearance on America’s Got Talent on Tuesday night, wowing the judges again and earning a spot in the next round of the NBC talent competition show. The group members, Caleb Conrad, Tyler Davis and Will Richey, first advanced in the competition in an episode that aired in May, during which they sang MKTO’s song “Classic” and earned support from all four judges. Continue reading...

Building to start soon at vets home in NLR

Subscriber onlyMore than three years after Arkansas veterans rallied at the state Capitol and called for a new state-run veterans home, their plea is being fulfilled. Continue reading...

Schools in LR on mend, Key says

Kurrus credited by commissioner

Subscriber onlyArkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key, who serves in lieu of an elected school board in the state-controlled Little Rock School District, said Wednesday that district improvements are being made on a daily basis and at a rate that is exceeding his expectations. Continue reading...

Hopper plans bid for state Senate

Lonoke County JP challenging Williams in District 29 race

Subscriber onlyLonoke County Justice of the Peace R.D. Hopper will challenge state Sen. Eddie Joe Williams of Cabot in the March 1 Republican primary, Hopper said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Inmate worker program shelved

State empty beds trump city’s pilot

Subscriber onlyA pilot program in Mountain Home that allowed a select group of state inmates to work for the city was suspended Wednesday by the Arkansas Board of Corrections to help fill about three dozen empty work-release beds. Continue reading...

Board notified media, court told

Fort Smith school chief testifies in open-records lawsuit

Subscriber onlyThe Fort Smith School District superintendent said during a Wednesday court hearing that the School Board did not violate the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act because proper notice was given to the news media that the board was meeting June 23. Continue reading...

Police say officer shoots, kills man holding a knife

Manila lawman not injured

Subscriber onlyAuthorities sent the body of a Manila man fatally shot by a police officer to the state Crime Laboratory on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the death. Continue reading...

Inmate who died said to threaten wife

Jailed, he was unresponsive in Texarkana cell on 4th day; FBI investigating

Subscriber onlyA Texarkana man found dead in a Texas jail cell July 22 was being held there after a July 19 arrest on a misdemeanor assault charge, according to an arrest report released Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading...

Work at hospital to restrict traffic

Subscriber onlyWork at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock will require lane closures today on a section of West Eighth Street, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said. Continue reading...

Vote on sewer rates on LR board agenda

Residents given chance to comment

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock Board of Directors will likely vote Tuesday on whether to approve a series of sewer rate increases, a city spokesman said. Continue reading...

Man, 22, detained in Pine Bluff death

Subscriber onlyA man was arrested in Little Rock on Wednesday in connection with a Saturday homicide in Pine Bluff, police said. Continue reading...

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