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Hutchinson seeks $7.4M to open 200 prison beds

HOT SPRINGS — Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's asking lawmakers to approve spending $7.4 million from Arkansas' discretionary funds to open 200 more prison beds in an effort to ease overcrowding of state inmates at county jails. Continue reading...

Harrison woman gets check in mail 17 years later

HARRISON — An Arkansas woman says she finally has received a check in the mail that she had been waiting on for about 17 years. Continue reading...

Cleanup to begin Sunday at PB sites

Subscriber onlyAt least three aging buildings in Pine Bluff have collapsed over the past year, spilling rubble onto Main Street's sidewalks. Another is in danger of toppling any day, city inspectors say. Continue reading...

Benton mayor proposes cuts in city's taxes

Plan would lower both real, personal property millages

Subscriber onlyBenton Mayor David Mattingly is proposing a new tax cut for residents of the Saline County city, a year after a previous effort was stymied by an amendment in the state's constitution. Continue reading...

Boy Scout tour stops in LR park

Members from around state mark honor society’s 100 years

Subscriber onlyAcross their khaki Boy Scouts uniforms, many of the teens gathered at Little Rock's Riverfront Park on Sunday wore a white sash with a red arrow. Continue reading...

Highway map gets new look

Soft colors, filled patterns help roads, features stand out

Subscriber onlyIn the digital age, when routes routinely can be plotted with a smartphone, the cartographer who oversees the production of the paper version of the Arkansas State Highway Map isn't quite ready to call it an anachronism. Continue reading...

District’s safety-job choice set

LR schools aim to add ex-officer

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock School District leaders are recommending Ronald Self for the job of director of the district’s 125-person safety and security department. Continue reading...

'Pot' proposals denied, man planning appeal

5 legalization tries rejected by state

Subscriber onlyA Van Buren County man isn't giving up on his cause, even though the attorney general's office has rejected five proposed ballot titles that would have asked voters to legalize marijuana for various purposes. Continue reading...

Death of judge’s child a ‘tragic accident,’ kin say

Subscriber onlyThe family of Division 2 Garland County Circuit Judge Wade Naramore released a statement Sunday evening calling the apparent heat-related death of his 18-month-old son, Thomas, on Friday a "tragic accident." Continue reading...

New Eagle Scouts

Subscriber onlyNicholas Amerson, 17, is the son of Chad and Christi Amerson of Hot Springs. He is a member of Troop 2 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs. For his Eagle Project, Nicholas planned and supervised external facilities improvements at Change Point Parenting Resource Center in Hot Springs. Continue reading...

Man with gun robs NLR clothing store

Subscriber onlyNorth Little Rock police are looking for a man in connection with a Sunday afternoon robbery of a women's used clothing store. Continue reading...

1 killed, 7 injured in U.S. 70 accident

Subscriber onlyA De Queen man was killed and seven others injured Saturday when a vehicle hit a tree on U.S. 70 east of Hot Springs, according to a report from the Arkansas State Police. Continue reading...

Other days

Subscriber only100 years ago, July 27, 1915: Nearly $200 belonging to H. O. Black Jr. was stolen from the residence of his father, H. O. Black, 2611 High street, between 3 and 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon while members of the family were absent. Continue reading...

Deputies: Bodies of 2 found in home

Subscriber onlyThe Baxter County sheriff's office is investigating the deaths of two Mountain Home residents and treating the case as a murder-suicide, according to a news release. Continue reading...

Police release names in Rogers murder-suicide

The man and woman who died Friday night in what police termed a murder-suicide at a mobile home park in Rogers have been identified. Continue reading...

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