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Slaughter Pen name pays tribute to history

Subscriber onlySlaughter Pen Mountain Biking Park is becoming nationally known for its single-track trails, but for Gene Lovell and his family, it's a place where nostalgia clings for existence. Continue reading...

Tigers use long ball to even series

Missouri broke open a tie game with a trio of home runs to set up a rubber game. Continue reading...

Severe storms possible Sunday in Arkansas, nearby states

Forecasters are warning millions of people living in three Plains states of a powerful storm system capable of producing heavy rainfall, large hail and tornadoes by the end of the weekend. Continue reading...

Arkansas Parole Board hears 2 death-row pleas

Sons recount days elapsed since killings

Subscriber onlyTwo of eight men scheduled to be put to death next month say they are innocent of murder, and their cases were pleaded Friday morning inside the Varner prison. Continue reading...

Arkansas doctor's office searches upheld; sex-assault case evidence allowed

Subscriber onlyCONWAY -- A judge has denied a Conway physician's request to suppress evidence obtained as a result of two search warrants in the rape and sexual-assault case against him. Continue reading...

Suspended Arkansas judge's trial date expected; jurist, 57, was so drunk he couldn't stand, police say

Subscriber onlyCircuit Judge William Pearson, who police say was so drunk he couldn't stand without help when he was arrested in January, is expected to have a trial date set in the next couple weeks, his attorney said Friday. Continue reading...

Lawyer says DNA test ordered in Arkansas murder case excludes ex-police chief

DNA bid in Garland County killing called a ‘red herring’

Subscriber onlyHOT SPRINGS -- A DNA sample from a former Hot Springs police chief submitted in connection with the 2011 death of a Hot Springs Village police dispatcher was excluded as a match to DNA found on the victim, the former chief's attorney said Friday. Continue reading...

Shoeless? Driving not forbidden in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyHey: Now that the weather has warmed, the question has arisen. Is it legal to drive without shoes? -- Nancy Continue reading...

Some in Arkansas delegation say opportunity to get rid of Obama health law missed

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — House Republicans blew their chance to get rid of former President Barack Obama’s health care law and it’s a decision they’ll eventually regret, U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said Friday. Continue reading...

Trump, GOP pull health bill

Obama law to continue, Ryan states

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act off the House floor Friday when it became clear that the bill would fail. Continue reading...

Trump provides pipeline consent

Keystone’s jobs cited in decision

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump gave the go-ahead to the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a "great day for American jobs" and siding with energy advocates over environmental groups in a heated debate over climate change. Continue reading...

State's jobless rate again at record low

At 3.7%, it ranks 13th-best in U.S.

Subscriber onlyArkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in February, setting a record low for the second-straight month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Continue reading...

Voter-ID law on books; it's different from '13, governor says

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law Friday aimed at resurrecting many of the requirements of a voter-identification law that was struck down by the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2014. Continue reading...

Health care mandates staying put

GOP revamp would have eliminated 10 ‘essential’ benefits

Subscriber onlyThe failure of Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act means insurers will continue to cover 10 federally required minimum benefits for consumers, at least for now. Continue reading...

Former Trump aide offers to testify

Ex-campaign chief Manafort seeks interview by lawmakers in Russia investigation

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly partisan House probe into the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election. Continue reading...

Vet who lost legs in war now serves with police

Subscriber onlyBRENTWOOD, N.Y. -- The wounded warrior is now a police officer -- and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Continue reading...

Pence’s planned ‘listening session’ in state called off

Trip postponed after GOP’s health bill runs into trouble

Subscriber onlyWith the Republican health care plan in peril, Vice President Mike Pence canceled a trip to Little Rock scheduled for Friday. Continue reading...

5 more senators Gorsuch no votes

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Five more Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him. Continue reading...

Federal judge in Virginia rejects bid to block proposed travel ban

Will appeal ruling, says lawyer for Muslim civil-rights group

Subscriber onlyMcLEAN, Va. -- A federal judge in Virginia ruled against a Muslim civil-rights group that sought to block the proposed travel ban by President Donald Trump's administration. Continue reading...

Families start fresh on suing Saudis over 9/11

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- For years, family members of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, and insurance companies tried through the courts to hold Saudi Arabia or businesses and organizations there responsible for the terrorist attacks. Now that Congress has cleared the way, they're making a fresh effort. Continue reading...

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