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Little Rock officer fatally shoots man in shopping center lot; robbery attempt involved, police say

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock police are investigating after an off-duty officer fatally shot a man in the parking lot of a shopping center Friday night. Continue reading...

$78.5M project to widen U.S. 70 stirs Arkansas tourism concerns

Other routes to Spa City suggested

Subscriber onlyHOT SPRINGS -- A $78.5 million project to widen a section of U.S. 70 between Interstate 30 and Hot Springs will make it much easier and safer to navigate, but it has Spa City boosters worried about the effect of the project's nearly two-year construction schedule on a city heavily dependent on tourism. Continue reading...

Arkansas officer's gun goes off, wounding teen, police report

Subscriber onlyA 16-year-old boy was shot when an Osceola police officer's weapon discharged as she was attempting to arrest him Friday morning, authorities said. Continue reading...

Judge sees video of former Arkansas deputy kicking arrestee

Bench trial held in Conway

Subscriber onlyA prosecutor played a video showing a former Faulkner County sheriff's deputy repeatedly kicking a man being arrested after a gunfire-heavy, high-speed car chase as the officer's bench trial began Friday. Continue reading...

Arkansas teenager saves sister, dies in fire

Subscriber only A Mountain Pine High School student died late Thursday night after saving her 12-year-old sister from a fire that destroyed their home, authorities said Friday. Continue reading...

Hutchinson names state VA director

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday appointed a veteran with extensive health care management experience to lead the state Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading...

House debates edits to tort-caps proposal

Floor vote on measure expected next week

Subscriber onlyThe state House had a lengthy debate Friday on dueling revisions offered for a proposed constitutional amendment that would set limits on damages awarded in civil lawsuits. Continue reading...

Arkansas attorney general seeks dates for 8 executions

State’s drug supply unclear

Subscriber onlyAttorney General Leslie Rutledge asked that execution dates be set for eight Arkansas inmates after the state's Supreme Court issued its mandate Friday allowing the executions to move forward. Continue reading...

Hot-check plaintiffs: There's no state court case for U.S. to defer

Subscriber onlyThere is no pending state-court judicial proceeding to which a federal judge should defer in lieu of hearing a federal lawsuit challenging hot-check prosecution procedures in Pulaski County, civil liberties attorneys say. Continue reading...

Medical pot plan in state progresses

Rules comment period begins today

Subscriber onlyImplementation of the voter-approved Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment is moving forward despite a comment from a White House official that greater enforcement of federal laws is possible. Continue reading...

Author of Exit Right talks about 'whiteness'

Subscriber onlyDaniel Oppenheimer's first book, Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century, has been praised by people across the political spectrum. Continue reading...

Span near; cloud over drive to lift

Subscriber onlyNothing is constant but change. -- The poet Continue reading...

75,000 Arkansans' Medicaid to expire next week, DHS says

Subscriber onlyMedicaid coverage for 75,000 Arkansans, including 57,000 children, will end Wednesday as a result of checks of the recipients' eligibility, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Human Services said. Continue reading...

Four more apply for ASU chancellor; 14 in ring

Subscriber onlyFour more people have applied to be the next chancellor at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro. Continue reading...

THEATER REVIEW: Garden blossoms onstage in Argenta

Subscriber onlyDon't keep this show a secret. Let everybody know what's blooming onstage in North Little Rock. An excellent cast of 24 made Friday's opening night of the The Secret Garden at the Argenta Community Theater magical. Continue reading...

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