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VA chief says nursing home is 'homelike'; North Little Rock site opens in fall, to boast cottage-style living

Subscriber onlyThe new Arkansas State Veterans Home at North Little Rock is a nursing home, but it looks more like an upscale private home with its rich wood paneling and modern kitchen. Continue reading...

Pine Bluff shooting injures 3; police arrest teen

Subscriber onlyPINE BLUFF -- Three men sustained nonlife-threatening gunshot wounds early Monday during an attempted robbery, and one of the shooting victims was arrested, Pine Bluff police said. Continue reading...

Man who escaped Arkansas jail sentenced

He gets 15 years for 2015 bank robbery plus 2 more years for fleeing lockup

Subscriber onlyA Booneville man who escaped last month from the Logan County jail with another man has been sentenced to prison for second-degree escape and aggravated robbery. Continue reading...

Pedestrian struck, killed on Arkansas street

Subscriber onlyBLYTHEVILLE -- Police identified a woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday as she walked along a Blytheville street. Continue reading...

Bentonville couple gives $1M toward NWA children's hospital

Subscriber onlyA Bentonville couple has given a $1 million gift toward a new children's hospital in Springdale, the third such donation announced in two weeks, the hospital's foundation announced Monday. Continue reading...

West Little Rock doctor receives 2 years for fraud against insurers

LR clinic billed massages as physical therapy sessions

Subscriber onlyA Little Rock doctor must serve two years in prison and pay more than $700,000 in restitution to insurers and patients after turning a blind eye to regulations that forbid billing massage therapy services as actual "physical therapy," a judge decided Monday. Continue reading...

Bail reduced for suspect in LR shooting

Defense attorney points out differences in victim’s, witnesses’ statements

Subscriber onlyA Pulaski County circuit judge on Monday reduced $200,000 bail to $35,000 for a 29-year-old Little Rock man accused of a wounding another man in a December 2015 shooting, after the defendant's attorney questioned whether the victim had mistakenly identified his client as the gunman. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyPartner families purchase their homes through a zero percent interest loan from Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas. Continue reading...

Blytheville woman charged in slaying

Subscriber onlyBLYTHEVILLE -- Police arrested a 41-year-old Blytheville woman Monday in connection with the stabbing death of a man she said threatened to burn down her house. Continue reading...

I-30 bridge check in LR scheduled

Subscriber onlyA routine inspection of the Interstate 30 bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks just west of Interstate 530 in Little Rock will require lane closures Wednesday and Thursday, the department said. Continue reading...

Removal of yard waste in LR behind schedule

Pickups will run into early August

Subscriber onlyYard waste pickup in Little Rock is running a few days behind schedule, with additional crews working to get caught up after recent storms, the Little Rock Public Works Department said Monday. Continue reading...

2 killed, 5 injured in separate accidents

Subscriber onlyA Drew County man was killed early Monday when he got out of his truck to retrieve some tools that had fallen from his pickup onto the highway, according to the sheriff's office. Continue reading...

1 arrested, 1 hurt in Conway shooting

Subscriber onlyConway police have arrested a 28-year-old man in the shooting of a teen Monday. Continue reading...

NLR loan to improve RV park OK'd

City to review $144,600 bid that’s 33% lower than closest rival for concrete job

Subscriber onlyNorth Little Rock aldermen approved a maximum loan amount of $144,600 Monday to construct concrete pads for recreational vehicle parking and to add pavement at the city-owned Downtown Riverside RV Park east of the Interstate 30 bridge. Continue reading...

I-49 work to shut lanes on U.S. 412

Subscriber onlyConstruction on Interstate 49 in Springdale will require overnight lane closures on U.S. 412 beginning Wednesday and lasting through Aug. 12, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said. Continue reading...