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Little Rock woman arrested in shooting of beau

Subscriber onlyLR woman arrested in shooting of beau A Little Rock woman accused this month of shooting her boyfriend over $75 was arrested Tuesday, police reported. Continue reading...

Arkansas woman accused of hiding boyfriend's body in home pleads innocent

Subscriber onlyA woman charged with abusing a corpse and fraud after police said she hid her boyfriend's body in her home for a year to collect his Social Security benefits pleaded innocent Monday in Greene County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Broadway Bridge work to shift streetcars; service to halt during rush hours to ease traffic backups

Subscriber onlyRock Region Metro streetcars won't operate during the morning and afternoon rush hours when the Broadway Bridge closes for up for six months. Continue reading...

Inquiry on foster care summons one Pulaski County judge; placing children with kin at issue

Subscriber onlyLawmakers on Tuesday subpoenaed a Pulaski County juvenile court judge to answer questions about her reported refusal to give priority to relatives in the placement of children who are in state custody. Continue reading...

Plans tie lawmen, jobs, Little Rock dwelling

Police residency on board agenda

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock city directors raised questions Tuesday about the fairness of two employee-residency proposals before them -- one that would create monetary incentives for new city employees to move to Little Rock and another that would mandate that any newly hired police officer live in the city. Continue reading...

Shot that killed Arkansas man blamed on tossed revolver

Murder, meth charges filed in Ozark

Subscriber onlyAn Ozark man charged Tuesday with first-degree murder told police he was tossing a gun back and forth with a friend when the gun went off in his hand and wounded his friend in the head. Continue reading...

Alcohol bid shy of ballot in 5th Arkansas county

Subscriber onlyA Randolph County circuit judge ruled Tuesday that petition signatures gathered to place an alcohol sales measure on the county's November ballot were insufficient, making it the fifth Arkansas county to fall short in attempts this year. Continue reading...

Two seek state House seat after lawmaker takes post

Subscriber onlyState Rep. Bill Gossage, R-Ozark, is resigning from the House to start work as Gov. Asa Hutchinson's deputy chief of staff for external operations, Hutchinson said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Obama shortens term of 111; 1 an Arkansan

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama granted 111 commutations to federal inmates Tuesday, including a prisoner originally from Dermott, the White House said. Continue reading...

Division chief at DHS adds role as deputy

Medicaid director to oversee other units in reorganization

Subscriber onlyArkansas Medicaid Director Dawn Stehle will become one of the state Department of Human Services' two deputy directors on Thursday, the department announced Tuesday. Continue reading...

Records-act scrutiny pitched

Ensure requests don’t create busy work, lawmaker says

Subscriber onlyVoicing concerns that some public agencies are overwhelmed by a deluge of requests for public records, state Rep. Kim Hammer suggested Tuesday that lawmakers discuss efficiencies and ways to ensure state workers aren't being tied up with busy work when fulfilling Arkansas Freedom of Information Act requests. Continue reading...

Deadline passes, 14 in School Board race

County district has 7 positions to fill

Subscriber onlyA total of 14 people filed by the deadline Tuesday to run for election to seven School Board positions in the Pulaski County Special School District. Continue reading...

NLR School Board to offer director's post to LR principal

Subscriber onlyThe North Little Rock School District will make an offer to hire a Little Rock School District administrator to take over testing services. Continue reading...

Deny transfers, judge asked in El Dorado case

Will rule this week, she says

Subscriber onlyEl Dorado School District attorneys asked a federal judge on Tuesday to oppose school choice transfers in and out of the district. Continue reading...

Metroplan director finalists down to 2

Conway mayor, Indiana consultant vie to lead transportation-plan agency

Subscriber onlyFive candidates to be the new leader for central Arkansas' long-range transportation planning agency have been whittled to two. Continue reading...

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