Springdale man accused of shooting mother pleads not guilty

A man Springdale police say shot his mother to death, tried to clean blood out of the house and then went on a beer run pleaded not guilty to capital murder Friday in Washington County Circuit Court. Continue reading...


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A charred hot-dog ...

Benjamin KrainA charred hot-dog cart sit outside the Bragg Street home of Ean Bordeaux after an altercation Friday between the hot-dog vendor and a former Little Rock police officer who died afterward. Video is available at arkansasonline.com/video

Lottery forced to tap reserve

Came up short for spring scholarships, higher-ed chief says

Subscriber onlyThe state Department of Higher Education has spent nearly $113 million on lottery-financed Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarships in the fiscal year that will end June 30 — a $20 million dip from the previous fiscal year — after the 2013 Legislature overhauled the program and cut the scholarships for some future recipients. Continue reading...

Environmentalists welcomed the ...

Environmentalists welcomed the government delay on the Keystone XL pipeline decision, saying it shows arguments against the project are being taken seriously.

Pipeline decision likely off until fall

Nebraskans still litigating route

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama’s administration is putting off its decision on the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project. Continue reading...

Cranes wait Friday ...

LEE JIN-MANCranes wait Friday near the buoys installed to mark the sunken ferry Sewol in the waters off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, after the last bit of the vessel’s blue keel disappeared.

Captain arrested in ferry’s sinking

Subscriber onlyThe captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested early today on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members also were arrested, a prosecutor said. Continue reading...