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Going wet 1 county's poll issue

Saline signatures OK; 2 others out

Subscriber onlySaline County residents in November will decide whether to allow alcohol sales in the county. Continue reading...

State's delegates split on funds to ease border influx

Subscriber onlyThe six members of Arkansas' delegation were split Thursday on congressional bills to provide extra funding to help with the thousands of children crossing into the United States from Central America. Continue reading...

Disabled-care house denied NLR location

Subscriber onlyNorth Little Rock's Board of Adjustment denied a request Thursday for a business to place five unrelated individuals described as disabled in a Lakewood home with a full-time caretaker, the city's first test of its "reasonable accommodation" law. Continue reading...

LR man admits heroin dealings

Overdose killed Cabot teen in ’11

Subscriber onlyA Little Rock man who was using heroin with two other men outside a Sonic Drive-in in Cabot in 2011, just before one of them injected a fatal dose, on Thursday became the seventh person to plead guilty in a federal heroin conspiracy case. Continue reading...

Colonel hands off 314th wing command

Dryjanski steps into the job as Brewer departs for D.C.

Subscriber onlyCol. Scott Brewer wrapped up his second stint at Little Rock Air Force Base on Thursday, this time leaving to multiple rounds of applause from a crowd of about 200 airmen, military leaders and public officials. Continue reading...

PB building's future shaky after collapse

Subscriber onlyPINE BLUFF -- A week after a historic three-story building partially collapsed in downtown Pine Bluff, a block of Main Street between Sixth and Eighth avenues remains closed, and city leaders have been at odds with the property owner about what to do next. Continue reading...

50 show up for glimpse of LR plan for center

Subscriber onlyNeighbors of the future West Central Community Center got a progress report on the project from Little Rock officials Thursday and gave their feedback on the planned $6 million multipurpose facility. Continue reading...

Teen ruled fit for trial in LR armed robberies

Subscriber onlyA Little Rock teenager accused of participating in three armed robberies was ruled competent Thursday to stand trial over the objections of his lawyer, who said the 16-year-old isn't able to contribute to his own defense. Continue reading...

No election to fill Key's empty seat, Beebe says

Flippo to assume spot in January

Subscriber onlyGov. Mike Beebe doesn't plan to call a special election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of state Sen. Johnny Key, R-Mountain Home, to start work for the University of Arkansas System, a spokesman for Beebe said Thursday. Continue reading...

3 state health centers get grants

Subscriber onlyThree Arkansas community health centers have been awarded $250,000 each to provide behavioral health services, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday. Continue reading...

Plea is innocent in death of pregnant girlfriend, 22

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A Fort Smith man charged with two counts of capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend pleaded innocent to the charges Wednesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Crews open new bridge on North Fork River

Subscriber onlyNORFORK -- A new bridge over the North Fork River in northern Arkansas has opened. Continue reading...

Civil War events set up for August

Subscriber onlyEvents to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War are planned for several locations in Arkansas, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission announced. Continue reading...

Civil War markers OK'd in 3 counties

Subscriber onlyApplications for Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers have been approved for placement in three Arkansas counties. Continue reading...

Pair charged in drug case ordered held before trial

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A Fort Smith man and woman will remain in federal custody pending their trial on drug conspiracy charges after they were arrested last month, accused of possessing seven pounds of methamphetamine. Continue reading...

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