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Woman dies from fire ant attack 1 day after her mother died

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Authorities and relatives say an Alabama woman standing atop a hay bale was attacked by fire ants and died the day after her mother died. Continue reading...

U.S. Senate approves measure to rename Arkansas post office

LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Senate has approved a bill to name the post office in Perryville after an Arkansas native who was killed while he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Continue reading...

Father gets 40 years after pleading no contest in death of toddler Malik Drummond

A Searcy father accused of fatally beating his 2-year-old son, Malik Drummond, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading no contest in his death, according to White County Circuit Judge Robert Edwards' office. Continue reading...

New Little Rock School District superintendent to begin transitional role in June

Bentonville Superintendent Michael Poore will begin working for the Little Rock School District in a transitional role on June 13, nearly three weeks before assuming superintendent duties, a spokesman for the district said Friday. Continue reading...

Officer finds 911 caller in woods, but both end up lost

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A police officer dashed into the woods alone to search for a man who called 911 saying he ran into forest to escape two armed men. Continue reading...

Police say man used front-loader to break into liquor store

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska police say a man used a stolen front-end loader to break into a liquor store and then led officers on a low-speed chase early Thursday. Continue reading...

Lefty Cwik commits to Diamond Hogs

Arkansas picked up a commitment Thursday from a pitcher in Illinois. Continue reading...

Official: Federal agents investigating human trafficking in Northwest Arkansas

Federal agents with the Department of Homeland Security executed nine search warrants across northwest Arkansas Thursday in connection with a human trafficking investigation, a department spokesman said. Continue reading...

$15,000 theft from retirement home draws probation, restitution for Arkansas woman

Retiree home was embezzler’s victim

Subscriber onlyA 35-year-old Sherwood woman has been sentenced to six years of probation for stealing more than $15,000 from her former employer, a Jacksonville retirement and assisted-living home. Continue reading...

Warrant issued after Arkansas woman charged in rape misses court

Woman charged in ’15 assault

Subscriber onlyA Pulaski County Circuit judge has issued an arrest warrant for a female rape suspect who missed a court hearing, two days after her male co-defendant's motion to suppress his recorded statement to police. Continue reading...

Delegate count puts Trump over the top

Clinton: Email report changes nothing

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday. Continue reading...

UA board OKs jumps in schools' tuitions

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas System board of trustees approved tuition and fee rates for all of its schools Thursday. Continue reading...

No concealed-carry guns on campuses, UA trustees say

Subscriber onlyNASHVILLE -- After discussion on handguns on campus, the University of Arkansas System board of trustees voted to again disallow concealed-carry at its schools for the 2016-17 academic year. Continue reading...

Public divided over Little Rock bike bid

Parking-spot loss met with concern

Subscriber onlyProposals to remove on-street parking along Seventh Street in downtown Little Rock and replace it with bike lanes were met with mixed reviews from area business owners and commuters Thursday. Continue reading...

Judge denies Little Rock worker's retrial bid, says case on racial bias lacking

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock's diversity manager is not entitled to a new trial in her racial discrimination lawsuit against the city that a jury deemed unfounded earlier this year, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Continue reading...

Accused of 6 heists in 8 days, Little Rock man says innocent in court

Subscriber onlyA man accused of robbing six businesses in eight days this month in Little Rock pleaded innocent Thursday in Little Rock District Court to multiple felony charges. Continue reading...

Court rules Gerber owes back pay to Arkansas workers

Subscriber onlyHundreds of workers at an Arkansas baby food production facility are owed pay for the hours spent "donning and doffing" required clothes and equipment. Continue reading...

2 colleges OK'd to become part of UA System

Pulaski Tech joining fold, along with Rich Mountain

Subscriber only The University of Arkansas System voted Thursday to absorb two more community colleges, raising its number of two-year schools to seven. Continue reading...

Jury out in trial on slain Arkansas deputy

Subscriber onlyA Johnson County Circuit Court jury is deciding the guilt or innocence of Fred Kauffeld, who is on trial in the May 2015 shooting death of sheriff's Auxiliary Deputy Sonny Smith. Continue reading...

Safety panel says copter, piece of truck tangled in Arkansas crash

Subscriber onlyA skid on an agricultural helicopter taking off became entangled with a piece of an elevated platform on a service truck before the helicopter crashed May 13 in Lawrence County, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. Continue reading...

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