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PHOTOS: Shooting kills man in Little Rock; homicide is 3rd reported in city in 4 days

Gunplay in ‘broad daylight’ reported

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock police were investigating a homicide Friday evening, the third slaying in the city this week. Continue reading...

Medicaid work rule vexes allies of homeless in Arkansas

DHS officials field questions, hear concerns in meeting with advocate groups

Subscriber onlyState-imposed work requirements for Medicaid recipients will make obtaining health coverage harder for the homeless, especially those who live outdoors, Arkansas advocates for the homeless say. Continue reading...

Police find 16 bombs in Pulaski County; man jailed

Subscriber onlyA 47-year-old man faces numerous felony charges after authorities said they found 14 pipe bombs in the yard of his Pulaski County home on Monday and two other bombs at his ex-girlfriend's address last week. Continue reading...

Police beat: Man injured in North Little Rock shooting; bedroom shot up, neighbor arrested

Subscriber onlyNLR police say man injured in shooting Continue reading...

Homelessness tally omits some people in Arkansas, across country

HUD count leaves out couch surfers, those staying with friends, relatives

Subscriber onlyThe federal housing agency's definition of "homeless" excludes children and people who couch surf or double up with friends or relatives, but Ben Carson, the agency's head, said on a visit to Arkansas last week that "if you don't have a home, you're homeless." Continue reading...

Former state lawmaker pleads guilty to doling favors for bribes

Subscriber onlyA former state legislator and county judge for Jefferson County pleaded guilty to federal bribery and conspiracy charges Monday, admitting that he had filed and voted for legislation in exchange for cash for years. Continue reading...

Police beat

Subscriber onlyWitnesses say gun pointed; man jailed Continue reading...

Pine Bluff officials hope to change city’s image, lift economy

Subscriber onlyPINE BLUFF -- Mayor Shirley Washington wants people to stop dumping on her city. Continue reading...

Little Rock slaying suspect charged in second killing

Braxton second man arrested in case

Subscriber onlyPolice have identified a second suspect in the murder of a 51-year-old man found dead in his Little Rock home in February. Continue reading...

Police beat

Subscriber onlyBoyfriend accused of threats, assault Continue reading...

Youth jobs center planned; Saline County aims to keep its graduates from leaving

Subscriber onlySaline County’s population has grown 86 percent in nearly 30 years, and officials in the suburban enclave say they intend to keep the streak going by training high school graduates to meet the needs of any new business the area attracts. Continue reading...

North Little Rock police arrest suspect in beating

Subscriber onlyNorth Little Rock police on Friday arrested a man accused of beating a friend with a wooden board. Continue reading...

Little Rock explores program giving jobs to homeless

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock is exploring a program that would pull the homeless off the streets and give them city jobs for a couple of days every week, city officials told homelessness advocates Wednesday. Continue reading...

Easy prey: Hundreds of elderly Arkansans are victims of financial abuse — by caretakers or their own families

Subscriber onlyDeb Mitchell learned math by playing dominoes with her mother, and she knew her mom needed help when she couldn't match the numbers on the tiles anymore. Continue reading...

Little Rock veteran homelessness addressed, mayor says

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock will soon file paperwork with the federal government stating that it has "functionally" ended veteran homelessness in the city. Continue reading...