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15 recruits sworn in at 9/11 ceremony

LR police, fire, ambulance responders also recognized at military ceremony

Subscriber onlyFifteen recruits, dressed in jeans and U.S. Army or Marine Corps T-shirts, stood in the MacArthur Museum of Military History on Thursday, raised their right hands and repeated the oath of enlistment. Continue reading...

State police agent's sex-on-job firing upheld

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas State Police Commission unanimously upheld Wednesday the firing of a special agent who was caught in January having sexual contact in his office with a Faulkner County sheriff's office investigator. Continue reading...

Shots fired near LR club; one man hurt

Subscriber onlyShots fired near LR club; one man hurt One man was shot early Monday after someone fired multiple rounds near a club in downtown Little Rock, according to police reports. Continue reading...

'44 GI remembers navigating a truck through the dead

Subscriber onlyA World War II veteran leaned back in a yellow-green velvet armchair inside his small duplex in North Little Rock, and a recently retired colonel sat directly across, holding a list of questions. Continue reading...

Man ingests bag of crack cocaine

Subscriber onlyMan ingests bag of crack cocaine A North Little Rock man swallowed a bag of crack cocaine after police stopped the car he was in Sunday, according to a police report. Continue reading...

Radio broadcast tells sub's WWII story

Hobbyist cranks up Razorback’s old gear on anniversary of Japan’s surrender

Subscriber onlyUsing a metal storage container as a makeshift seat, a U.S. Navy veteran positioned himself in the cramped radio room of the USS Razorback submarine Wednesday afternoon, twiddling the knob that controls the radio's frequency. Continue reading...

Silver Star awarded at last for 'terrible day'

Medal 50 years late for heroism in Vietnam War

Subscriber onlyA Vietnam War veteran from Star City flashed a small smile at his wife the moment a Silver Star medal was pinned to his suit jacket in front of a room full of people at the state Capitol. Continue reading...

Family to bury GI after 45 years

Vietnam veteran’s remains return to Mountain View

Subscriber onlyForty-five years after he was declared missing, the remains of a soldier killed in the Vietnam War will be buried today in Mountain View, not far from his family's old homestead in rural Stone County. Continue reading...

LR-area VA units tout health care strides

Subscriber onlyAdministrators at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System said Thursday that adding staff and offering more services in rural communities have led to improvements in providing timely health care to veterans. Continue reading...

Berryville's veterans say goodbye to 1959 armory

Subscriber onlyStanding outside the entrance to an Arkansas National Guard armory Tuesday, two former soldiers reminisced about their time spent there -- about the lack of air conditioning, their deployment during the Persian Gulf War and the reprimands they received for ignoring the U.S. Army's mustache policy. Continue reading...

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