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One tax path out, Arkansas road-funding puzzle restarts

Subscriber onlyOne day after Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he would "vigorously oppose" any effort to siphon Arkansas general revenue for road construction, state highway officials are returning to the drawing board to develop measures that don't include general revenue. Continue reading...

Police say 4 accusers claim abuse by Little Rock doctor

Subscriber onlyPolice said Wednesday that four people have accused a Little Rock doctor and church mentor of sexual assault. Continue reading...

Speed limit rise viable for much of Arkansas interstate system, study finds

Subscriber onlyNearly 60 percent of the Arkansas interstate system can have a posted speed limit of 75 mph, according to a draft of an Arkansas Department of Transportation review of speed limits, mandated by a 2017 state law. Continue reading...

Prosecution rests case against North Little Rock restaurateur; 1 capital-murder charge thrown out by judge

Subscriber onlyMegan Price was pregnant with Quenton King's daughter when she was killed, shortly after having sex with the North Little Rock restaurateur or one of his close male relatives, Pulaski County jurors heard Wednesday as prosecutors rested their capital-murder case after two days of testimony and 17 witnesses. Continue reading...

Teen arrested, suspected of firing first shot in mass shooting at Little Rock nightclub

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock police on Wednesday identified a 19-year-old man as the person suspected of firing the first shot of many at a downtown nightclub that left more than two dozen people wounded earlier this year. Continue reading...

Complaint filed over turkeys dropped from plane during Arkansas festival

Subscriber onlyA Bruno woman has filed a second complaint this month against the "Phantom Pilot" of the Yellville Turkey Trot festival. Continue reading...

Two Arkansas teens honored for inventing device to prevent hot car deaths

Subscriber onlyFor the first time in the award's history, two youngsters received an Arkansas Children's Foundation honor reserved for outstanding service to children, the group announced Wednesday. Continue reading...

Female Arkansas lawmakers start video project to empower young women

Subscriber onlyState Rep. DeAnn Vaught, a Republican from Horatio, wants young women to know she was not the best student. Continue reading...

Arkansas man arrested after boy, 4, shot in foot

Subscriber onlyA Fouke man was arrested Monday evening on felony charges stemming from allegations he shot a 4-year-old boy in the foot Saturday, rearranged the scene and left with the gun. Continue reading...

Arkansas man gets prison for making bomb threats to avoid court appearance

Subscriber onlyA west Arkansas man was sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison on Wednesday for making bomb threats at a Missouri courthouse to avoid a court appearance. Continue reading...

2 Arkansas legislators revisit idea of talks on race relations

Subscriber onlyState Sens. Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs, and Joyce Elliott, D-Little Rock, are trying to find a way to foster discussions among lawmakers about race relations, despite the Legislative Council's rejection of their proposal to create a race relations subcommittee last month, Hendren said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Little Rock mayor's carryover funds not a violation, attorney says

Subscriber onlyIn response to a complaint from a regular city critic about Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola's campaign war chest, City Attorney Tom Carpenter said Stodola is not in violation of city rules even though a city ordinance prohibits carrying over funds from a prior campaign. Continue reading...

Center seeks ways to ensure children's safety at school

Subscriber onlyTwo state agencies have partnered to create the Arkansas Center for School Safety, a place that will help educators and law enforcement officers find ways to keep children safe at school. Continue reading...

Arkansas Court of Appeals

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Court of Appeals released opinions Wednesday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the Internet at courts.state.ar.us. Continue reading...

Police beat

Subscriber onlyTeen says $3,000 in clothes stolen Continue reading...

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