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Justices toss lid off crash records

State police loss in case affirmed

Subscriber onlyArkansas law enforcement officials can no longer rely on a decades-old federal law as a reason to withhold the names and personal information of adults from vehicle crash reports, according to a court ruling Thursday. Continue reading...

Board vote OKs abortion phrase

It restores ‘death of unborn’

Subscriber onlyIn a 13-7 vote, the Arkansas Board of Health on Thursday gave preliminary approval to regulations defining abortion as the "death of the unborn child" -- a phrase the board had attempted to remove from the rules earlier this year. Continue reading...

Mother whose child was slain held in threats

Witness says Searcy woman threatened state caseworker

Subscriber onlyThe mother of a toddler whose father is charged with murdering him remained jailed Thursday after being accused of threatening a child-welfare worker. Continue reading...

Oust Key, give back LR district, panel says

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock School District’s Civic Advisory Committee — created by the state Board of Education last year when it took control of the district — on Thursday called for the state’s education chief to be replaced and for the school system to be returned to local control. Continue reading...

Teen accuser takes stand in dentist sex-assault trial

Subscriber onlyAttorneys gave opening statements and called their first witnesses Thursday in the trial of Dr. Jose Turcios, who is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl during a dentist appointment. Continue reading...

Candidates down to 3 for UALR chancellor

Coloradan, Californian, Idahoan picks

Subscriber onlyUniversity of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt named three top-level higher-education administrators -- all from out of state -- as finalists in the search for a new chancellor at the Little Rock campus. Continue reading...

Thacker's guilt, acquittal jurors only choices

Subscriber only Jurors in LeFlore County District Court in Oklahoma are expected to begin deliberating today in the first-degree murder and forcible sodomy trial of Elvis Aaron Thacker, accused of killing 22-year-old Briana Ault on Sept. 13, 2010. Continue reading...

Group: Amend abortion pill suit

It says FDA rule OKs drug regime

Subscriber onlyIn light of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision late last month to update its protocol for administering medication abortions, Planned Parenthood is asking to amend its lawsuit challenging an Arkansas law. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyBarley contains gluten. A quick-reference guide on cooking whole grains that accompanied a story about grains in Wednesday’s edition incorrectly listed the gluten content of barley. The chart also failed to note that oats, though naturally gluten-free, are sometimes cross-contaminated with gluten from other grains during harvesting and processing. Continue reading...

John Brown to fund dorm revamp with $3M Windgate challenge grant

Subscriber only A $3 million challenge grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation will help John Brown University renovate its women's dormitory. Continue reading...

Agency to cease issuing permit like hog farm's

Dearth of applications cited

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will discontinue the type of general permit that allowed a large hog farm to open in the Buffalo River watershed, the department announced Thursday. Continue reading...

Convict avoids trial, admits to nearly killing uncle in ’13

Subscriber onlyA Little Rock man who was set for trial Wednesday admitted a day earlier that in 2013, when he was 17, he shot his uncle multiple times in the torso, seriously wounding him, during an argument at the Acme Motel. Continue reading...

UA names Miller dean of health, education

Subscriber onlyMichael T. Miller has been named dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Police save throat slash victim

Officers nab suspect, use trauma training to stop bleeding

Subscriber onlyNorth Little Rock police said advanced medical training helped officers save a man's life Wednesday after his throat was slashed. Continue reading...

Political reporter sets LR talk

Subscriber onlyRon Fournier, senior political columnist for National Journal and a former Arkansas-based journalist, will speak at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service on Thursday. Continue reading...

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