Arkansas will close two youth lockups, hike community-oriented spending The state plans to close two of its seven youth jails and change how children are sentenced and treated after they’re found guilty, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Friday morning. by Amanda Claire Curcio 8 hrs. ago
Fayetteville School Board hears parking solutions Hundreds of parking spaces could be added at Fayetteville High School under an array of options presented at Thursday's School Board meeting. by Dave Perozek 19 hrs. ago
Oklahoma junior RB gets coveted Arkansas offer Highly regarded junior running back Sevion Morrison was hoping for an Arkansas offer prior to his visit for the LSU game and his hopes were realized when Chad Morris extended one. by Richard Davenport 8 hrs. ago
VIDEO: Searcy firefighter's actions to save choking infant captured on video An Arkansas firefighter saved a choking infant earlier this month after the boy's mother carried him to the fire station from her nearby home, authorities said. by Jaime Dunaway 8 hrs. ago
Springdale schools awarded $150,000 grant The Springdale School District recently received a $150,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas. by Staff Report 9 hrs. ago
Benton County certifies Nov. 6 election ROGERS -- Benton County saw a voter turnout near 50 percent in the midterm election, but one missing computer thumb drive still drove the conversation at an Election Commission meeting today. by Mike Jones 5 hrs. ago
Trump says will name EPA's acting chief to post permanently WASHINGTON -- Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, got President Donald Trump's nod Friday for the permanent job. by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press 6 hrs. ago
Cyclone kills 13 in southern India, 80K people evacuated NEW DELHI -- A cyclone hit the coast of southern India on Friday, killing at least 13 people, damaging homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents. by The Associated Press 6 hrs. ago
Supreme Court to hear arguments in census dispute WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over the evidence a federal judge can consider in the lawsuit concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press 7 hrs. ago
Education Secretary proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate. by COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press 7 hrs. ago
Russian launch clears way for manned mission to space station MOSCOW -- A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch clearing the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost. by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press 7 hrs. ago
USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigns INDIANAPOLIS -- Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. by The Associated Press 7 hrs. ago
Judge gives man 40-year sentence for child rape BENTONVILLE -- A Bentonville man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for raping one child and breaking another's leg. by Staff report 7 hrs. ago
Entergy Arkansas reaches deal to stop using coal at 2 plants LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas' largest electric utility says it will eventually stop using coal at two power plants and shut down a natural gas plant under a settlement reached with environmental groups. by The Associated Press 7 hrs. ago
Indiana man accused of killing ex-girlfriend, eating parts of her body found competent for trial JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — An Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body has been found competent to stand trial. 8 hrs. ago
Washington state man who raped dying high school student gets less than 3 years in prison LYNNWOOD, Wash. — A 20-year-old Washington state man was sentenced Thursday to less than three years in prison for raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texting semi-nude photos of her. by The Associated Press 8 hrs. ago
Rogers man arrested in Dollar General robbery BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers man is being held on $200,000 bond in the Benton County Jail in connection with an armed robbery of a Dollar General store. by TRACY M. NEAL NWA Democrat-Gazette 9 hrs. agoMore Latest News
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Native artist combines old, new for contemporary perspective Native Diné (Navajo people's original name for themselves) photographer Will Wilson's Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) began as a contemporary response to the work of Edward Curtis -- a portrait photographer of the early 1900s who captured the types of images called to mind for many when they picture "The American Indian" or traditional Native Americans. In the six years since the project's inception, though, it has evolved into so much more.
Power In Words Five women, five unique experiences, five stories to share with tonight's audience at the Walton Arts Center. by Jocelyn Murphy
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Significant Conversations When Jane Martin's monologue play "Talking With" was published in 1982, it was quickly celebrated for providing meaty roles for women. The play features nearly a dozen 10-minute monologues from female characters of various ages with a wide variety of life situations; the only thing they have in common is their gender. "Talking With" actress and Smokehouse Players co-founder Terry Vaughan says that it was this focus that prompted her to propose the show for Smokehouse's season. by LARA JO HIGHTOWER NWA Democrat-Gazette
The Horrors of the Past The team that has been touring the award-winning folk show "There Ain't No More" across the country the past two years is back in Fayetteville Nov. 16-17 with a new show that is a complete departure from the "dying folk singer" who plays the banjo and tells dirty jokes. "A Confederate Widow in Hell" is the new venture from Willi Carlisle and Joseph Fletcher of lauded theater company Breaker/Fixer Productions, and it challenges viewers to confront how one of the most terrible periods in our country's past might still affect them today. by Jocelyn Murphy