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'Piggy Smalls,' pet pig stolen from Fayetteville apartment, reunited with family, police say

Unlike the rapper he is named after, what really happened to "Piggy Smalls" no longer remains a mystery. Continue reading...

Crystal Bridges tackles 1st redesign; early-American art galleries to close for 2 months

Subscriber onlyCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art is closing its early-American art galleries for two months to redesign the space for the first time since opening to visitors in 2011. Continue reading...

Little Rock police dismiss two recruits; poster of racial slur, man who reported it both lose their jobs

Subscriber onlyA Little Rock police recruit who used a racial slur in a past Facebook post has been fired from the department, as has a fellow recruit who had raised concerns about the post, an agency spokesman said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Ex-nonprofit executive to run for Arkansas governor as Democrat

Subscriber onlyJared Henderson of Little Rock, the former executive director for the nonprofit Teach for America group in Arkansas, announced Tuesday that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor next year. Continue reading...

Dicamba cutbacks sent back to state board

Subpanel shuns spraying window

Subscriber onlyA legislative subcommittee Tuesday refused to ratify a state Plant Board proposal to restrict farmers' use next year of dicamba, a herbicide linked to crop damage in Arkansas and two dozen other states. Continue reading...

Arkansas panel delays campus-gun training rules

Subscriber onlyThe idea of allowing trained gun owners to take concealed weapons onto college campuses and in bars and public buildings again divided state lawmakers Tuesday, months after they passed Arkansas' "campus-carry" law. Continue reading...

Complaint about noise preceded shooting that killed Arkansas man; 22 rounds fired, affidavit states

Subscriber onlyA man was gunned down near Mountain Home on Dec. 5 by a 59-year-old man who had complained about noise in the boardinghouse where the two lived, according to a court filing. Continue reading...

Arkansas lottery's November revenue off, but proceeds at 4-year high

Subscriber onlyBecause of a drop in draw-game ticket revenue, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's total revenue in November was less than it was in the same month a year ago, but net proceeds -- the amount that goes toward college scholarships -- were the highest they have been since 2013, the agency reported this week. Continue reading...

Tobacco deal money to help 500 disabled Arkansans with home-based care

Subscriber onlyA law passed this year is providing 201 people with developmental disabilities with home-based services, such as help with daily living tasks, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Pulaski County Special School District board vote backs pupil transfers

Subscriber onlyThe School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District on Tuesday affirmed its decision from months ago to open up its borders for the first time in 2018-19 to interdistrict student transfers under the state's School Choice Act. Continue reading...

Wildfire in Northwest Arkansas fully contained within 425 acres

Flames staying out of trees, clearing out 2009 ice-storm debris, firefighters say

Subscriber onlyFirefighters have fully contained a wildfire within 425 acres of timber near Boxley Valley in the Ozark Mountains. Continue reading...

In court, state re-defends petitions-to-run deadline

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas secretary of state's office spent about five hours Tuesday trying to justify -- at the request of a federal appellate court -- the need for a March 1 deadline for independent candidates in Arkansas to submit petitions seeking access to general-election ballots. Continue reading...

Board picks firm for superintendent search

Subscriber onlyThe School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District on Tuesday selected Ray and Associates Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to help the district select a permanent superintendent for the 2018-19 school year and beyond. Continue reading...

4 drivers killed in highway accidents

2 Texans, Alma, Ash Flat men die

Subscriber onlyAt least four people have died in crashes on state roadways since Saturday, according to preliminary reports from the Arkansas State Police. Continue reading...

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