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  • Latest Information On Arkansas Road ConditionsLatest Information On Arkansas Road Conditions

    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department keeps the latest information on road conditions on its website idrivearkansas.com . You'll also find live traffic updates and be able to view traffic camera footage.

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  • Winter Weather Causes Closings and Delays in ArkansasWinter Weather Causes Closings and Delays in Arkansas

    The Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski County Special School Districts are all closed Friday. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is also closed. Governor Asa Hutchinson has closed state offices for non-essential personnel today. Agency directors may implement liberal leave policies for their employees. Other closings and delays: Abundant Life Schools Access Schools Anthony School Arkansas Baptist College Arkansas Children's Hospital: Opens at 10 a.m. Arkansas River Valley Montessori Arkansas School for the Blind Avilla Christian Academy Bauxite School District Benton School District Bryant School District Cabot School District Carlisle School District Caterpillar - North Little Rock Central Arkansas Christian School Chenal Valley Montessori Christ Lutheran School Covenant Keepers Charter School Dollarway School District East End School District - Bigelow England School District eStem Public Charter Schools Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District Lisa Academy - Little

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  • Police see rape as 2nd attemptPolice see rape as 2nd attempt

    Little Rock police believe that two assailants who raped and beat a woman last week also forced a woman into a vehicle at knife-point earlier that same night. The department shared photos of a suspect's vehicle, a blue, newer-model Ford Focus hatchback, and of its driver, but authorities have no more information about the suspects, spokesman Lt.

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  • Six Little Rock Landmarks Included In National Civil Rights TrailSix Little Rock Landmarks Included In National Civil Rights Trail

    Little Rock Central High School is now joining five other sites across the city as part of a national project highlighting historically significant locations in the civil rights era. The U.S. Civil Rights Trail includes over 100 museums, churches, and other landmarks across 14 states and Washington, D.C. that played a role in the struggle for equal rights for African-Americans in the 1950s and 60s. The result of a collaboration between twelve state tourism agencies, the trail was unveiled at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Visitor Center on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. State Director of Tourism and former Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey said the trail will serve as both a learning experience and a destination for visitors. "It's something that, from a tourist director's standpoint, gives you that kind of collective umbrella of interest that can draw people from all over the world, and from right here in [our] own United States," Dailey said. "We will be

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  • Snow, 'brutally cold air' in forecast for most of Arkansas - Arkansas OnlineSnow, 'brutally cold air' in forecast for most of Arkansas - Arkansas Online

    Arkansas OnlineSnow, 'brutally cold air' in forecast for most of ArkansasArkansas OnlineThe service noted in a statement that the amount of snow for cities including Little Rock, Hot Springs, Searcy and Newport is still uncertain. These areas may see the expected accumulation or very little, experts wrote. "Brutally cold air" is also ...Winter Storm Warning Issued for Parts of ArkansasKARKArDOT working hard to keep roads as safe as possibleTHV 11Another round of winter weather expected in ArkansasKATVNWAOnlineall 662 news articles »

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  • Little Rock Among Cities Included in New Civil Rights Trail - KARKLittle Rock Among Cities Included in New Civil Rights Trail - KARK

    Arkansas OnlineLittle Rock Among Cities Included in New Civil Rights TrailKARKLITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Seven historical sites here in Little Rock are now prominently showcased in what is being called a new U.S. Civil Rights Trail. In all, the trail highlights more than 100 civil rights landmarks across 46 cities, 14 states and the ...New US Civil Rights Trail includes Central High, 5 other Little Rock locationsArkansas OnlineSix Little Rock Landmarks Included In National Civil Rights TrailKUARall 4 news articles »

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  • Little Rock man wounded in shooting, authorities say - Arkansas OnlineLittle Rock man wounded in shooting, authorities say - Arkansas Online

    Arkansas OnlineLittle Rock man wounded in shooting, authorities sayArkansas OnlinePolice are investigating the shooting of a 39-year-old man in Little Rock, according to a department spokesman.Police: One Injured in Monday Afternoon ShootingKARKall 5 news articles »

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  • Little Rock police: Drive-by shooting damages home with 8 people inside; 3 vehicles also struck - Arkansas OnlineLittle Rock police: Drive-by shooting damages home with 8 people inside; 3 vehicles also struck - Arkansas Online

    Little Rock police: Drive-by shooting damages home with 8 people inside; 3 vehicles also struckArkansas OnlineA home and multiple vehicles were hit in a drive-by shooting Saturday morning, police said. Officers were called around 6:30 a.m. to a house in the 6600 block of East Wakefield Drive, according to the report. Eight people inside the home, including ...and more »

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  • Woman shot at car, police in Little Rock say - Arkansas OnlineWoman shot at car, police in Little Rock say - Arkansas Online

    Arkansas OnlineWoman shot at car, police in Little Rock sayArkansas OnlineA 48-year-old woman, who police say shot multiple times at a vehicle, was arrested in Little Rock on Friday, according to an arrest report. Authorities arrested Deborah Marks about 11:30 p.m. Friday at her listed residence at 20 Belmar Drive in Little ...and more »

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  • PHOTOS: Curious group of explorers armed with cameras document abandoned buildings in ArkansasPHOTOS: Curious group of explorers armed with cameras document abandoned buildings in Arkansas

    There are those among us who just can't pass up the chance to peek inside an empty building, to enter an uninhabited place, sift through what was left behind and discern the stories that linger. There are four of them here, gathered on this chilly day in late December outside what was once called the Alexander Human Development Center.

    Little Rock News / 22 h. 27 min. ago
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Honored During Fayetteville CeremonyMartin Luther King, Jr. Honored During Fayetteville Ceremony

    Doctor Roderick L. Smothers, president of the Philander Smith College spoke Sunday at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in honor of King. He spoke about his words, mission and values.

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  • Little Rock police to get crime-fight tool; US to fund ballistics tracer - Arkansas OnlineLittle Rock police to get crime-fight tool; US to fund ballistics tracer - Arkansas Online

    Little Rock police to get crime-fight tool; US to fund ballistics tracerArkansas OnlineLittle Rock police will use a federal grant to help fund a new unit aimed at reducing gun crimes, one of the latest efforts in a larger push to combat violent crime in Arkansas' capital city. The U.S. Department of Justice grant for $479,342 will be ...and more »

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  • Central Arkansas Water has raised rates for second year - Arkansas OnlineCentral Arkansas Water has raised rates for second year - Arkansas Online

    Central Arkansas Water has raised rates for second yearArkansas OnlineThe water utility increased its base charge for the first 200 cubic feet of water per month in Little Rock and North Little Rock by $1 to $7.85, and to $10.28 outside those cities. Its charge for each 100 cubic feet after that increased by 4 cents to ...and more »

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  • Lawsuits, Foreclosures Dog Investor John Lewis as Debts Pile UpLawsuits, Foreclosures Dog Investor John Lewis as Debts Pile Up

    The Rock Plaza office building in Little Rock was once among the shared investments of John Lewis and Walter Quinn.

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  • Little Rock Police Charge 2nd Man In Deaths Of Woman, 2 KidsLittle Rock Police Charge 2nd Man In Deaths Of Woman, 2 Kids

    Little Rock police say a second suspect is in custody in the killing of a woman and her two young children. The bodies of 24-year-old Mariah Cunningham, 5-year-old Alayah Fisher and 3-year-old Elijah Fisher were found Dec. 5. Russell King, manor crimes division commander for the Little Rock police, said Friday that three murder warrants have now been issued for Collins and efforts are underway to extradite him from federal detention in Oklahoma.

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  • Adopt-A-Vet delivers love in a bagAdopt-A-Vet delivers love in a bag

    Jacki Bruning started Adopt-A-Vet in 2009. "I've actually come to work before and somebody's pulled up a piece of cardboard to just sleep in that little cove by our front door," she says.

    Little Rock News / 1 d. 16 h. 34 min. ago
  • Police: Little Rock woman tried to hit officers during vehicle chase - KATVPolice: Little Rock woman tried to hit officers during vehicle chase - KATV

    KATVPolice: Little Rock woman tried to hit officers during vehicle chaseKATVA Little Rock woman was arrested Friday after she led police on a vehicular chase in which she tried to hit officers, according to an arrest report. Officers reportedly tried to stop a vehicle that was traveling left of the center line about 10:40 p.m ...and more »

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  • Authorities investigate body foundAuthorities investigate body found

    HARRISBURG, AR - The body of a Harrisburg area woman has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock to determine the cause of death after she was found outside a home Friday afternoon, Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder said. Deputies went to the home on James Neal Road around 4:45 pm Friday and found Jacqueline Moore of Harrisburg.

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  • UALR puts Sun Belt on lockdownUALR puts Sun Belt on lockdown

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock women's basketball team won its sixth consecutive Sun Belt Conference game 63-48 over Texas State on Saturday afternoon at the Jack Stephens Center, forcing another opponent to shoot well below its average.

    Little Rock News / 2 d. 1 h. 32 min. ago
  • Little Rock, activist spar over homeless campsLittle Rock, activist spar over homeless camps

    The city of Little Rock and the founder of an organization that serves the homeless are at odds again over the city's practice of posting eviction notices at sites of homeless camps when citizens make complaints. Aaron Reddin, founder of The Van and co-chairman of the Arkansas Homeless Coalition, is known for his vocal opposition to city officials on issues related to the homeless.

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  • Governor announces appointments to university boardsGovernor announces appointments to university boards

    Governor Hutchinson yesterday announced new appointments to the Board of Trustees at five universities across the state. From the governor's press release: Christy Clark , Little Rock, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas State University.

    Little Rock News / 2 d. 10 h. 19 min. ago
  • Suspect second named in killing of mother, 2 young children in Little Rock; U.S. holding himSuspect second named in killing of mother, 2 young children in Little Rock; U.S. holding him

    Little Rock police on Friday identified a man in federal custody as a second suspect in the killing of a 24-year-old woman and her two children last month. Authorities said 25-year-old Michael Ivory Collins is suspected in the deaths of Mariah Cunningham and her children, 5-year-old Alayah Fisher and 3-year-old Elijah Fisher.

    Little Rock News / 2 d. 14 h. 46 min. ago
  • GOP-leaning states line up to require work for MedicaidGOP-leaning states line up to require work for Medicaid

    Penister does not favor a work requirement in order to receive Medicaid because of the varyi... . Medicaid recipient Thomas J. Penister, of Milwaukee, responds to a question during an interview Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Milwaukee.

    Little Rock News / 2 d. 19 h. 12 min. ago
  • Predicting the weatherPredicting the weather

    Thursday afternoon, Little Rock. Temperature 65 degrees, with overcast skies. The forecast on the website Weather Underground reported that rain would begin to fall at 5 p.m. So a pair of avid dog-walkers harnessed three lively terriers and headed out the door around 4:30 for their usual three-mile jaunt.

    Little Rock News / 2 d. 23 h. 40 min. ago
  • Raped, robbed at downtown bus station, teen tells Little Rock police - Arkansas OnlineRaped, robbed at downtown bus station, teen tells Little Rock police - Arkansas Online

    Raped, robbed at downtown bus station, teen tells Little Rock policeArkansas OnlineA teenager was raped and robbed at gunpoint by two attackers at Little Rock's downtown bus station Thursday evening, he told police. The 18-year-old said he was using the restroom at 310 E. Capitol Ave., the listed address for River Cities Travel ...and more »

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  • LGBTQ Civil Rights Group: Arkansas Yet To Achieve Basic EqualityLGBTQ Civil Rights Group: Arkansas Yet To Achieve Basic Equality

    For many, 2017 was a time of historic support for the rights of LGBTQ people. But, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, says more can be done to improve equality in Arkansans. On Wednesday, the group released its annual State Equality Index , which ranks states into four categories based on their respective laws and policies affecting LGBTQ equality. For a fourth year in a row, Arkansas has been designated as a "high priority to achieve basic equality," the classification with the fewest protections for LGBTQ people. The group assigns scores based on a number of criteria, including laws on non-discrimination, hate crimes, and health and safety. Nationally, Human Rights Campaign says states are on the right track, with 13 states now in the highest category of equality. But, HRC President Chad Griffin, a native Arkansan, likens the country to a "ragged patchwork of state laws" where protections vary by region.

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  • VIDEO: 2nd suspect named in Little Rock triple homicide in which mother, 2 children slain - Arkansas OnlineVIDEO: 2nd suspect named in Little Rock triple homicide in which mother, 2 children slain - Arkansas Online

    VIDEO: 2nd suspect named in Little Rock triple homicide in which mother, 2 children slainArkansas OnlineCollins left Arkansas and went to Chicago the day Cunningham and her children were killed, King said. His arrest was said to have stemmed from a collaboration between Little Rock homicide detectives and the U.S. Marshals Service. King said he could not ...and more »

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  • Johnny Cash Takes A Stand: Looking Back On His Folsom Prison Performance Johnny Cash Takes A Stand: Looking Back On His Folsom Prison Performance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd14cBeAfU4 "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash ." Those words were uttered to wild applause in the cafeteria of Folsom Prison, a maximum security facility northeast of Sacramento, Calif. on Jan. 13, 1968. Johnny Cash played a lot of prison concerts during his career, though he never did hard time himself. His daughter Tara Cash Schwoebel says her father's interest in prisons went back to his days serving in the U.S. Air Force in Germany in the early 1950s. That's when he saw the noir crime drama Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison . "I think that's where all of this kind of grew from," Schwoebel says. "He was just moved by the film." Cash wrote the song "Folsom Prison Blues" in 1955; it was his first big hit. But by 1968, he hadn't had a hit in several years. He'd become notorious for missing concert dates, and because of an addiction to prescription pills, he was usually out of it when he did show up. When he arranged the date at Folsom, Cash at least knew he'd have

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  • Embattled Buffalo River Industrial Swine Farm Denied New Operating PermitEmbattled Buffalo River Industrial Swine Farm Denied New Operating Permit

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  • Legislators Take A Swing At, Pass On State Health Department Budget Cuts For NowLegislators Take A Swing At, Pass On State Health Department Budget Cuts For Now

    Listen to the story here. It’s a small part of Arkansas's overall budget, but Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposed $400 million dollar appropriation for the Department of Health next year got a strong review and a rebuke today by legislators at the capital. "There are not enough votes to cut" the budget, complained state Rep. Doug House (R-North Little Rock), "therefore, I’m going to vote for the ER [executive recommendation], in which case the budget gets drafted, and we’ll fight this battle another day." "Amen, brother," said Sen. Larry Teague (D-Nashville), Joint Budget Committee co-chairman, after roughly an hour's worth of motions, discussion, voice votes and roll calls.

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  • Arkansas House To Offer Sexual Harassment Training For LawmakersArkansas House To Offer Sexual Harassment Training For Lawmakers

    The Arkansas House will soon offer voluntary sexual harassment training to lawmakers, while the Senate is considering whether to conduct similar training when lawmakers convene next year. The House is scheduled to conduct the training for staffers next week. It is mandatory for staff, but not lawmakers. House Speaker Jeremy Gillam said lawmakers will be offered the same training when they convene next month for a session focused on the state's budget. The House is paying a Little Rock law firm $2,500 to conduct the training. The Senate isn't conducting similar training but will consider doing so ahead of the 2019 session. A 50-state review by The Associated Press found that about a third of state legislative chambers across the country don't require lawmakers to participate in sexual harassment training.

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  • Rice 'Pretenders' Irk Arkansas's Rice Industry Rice 'Pretenders' Irk Arkansas's Rice Industry

    A dispute is brewing between Arkansas’s rice industry and makers of other products over ownership of the word “rice” and the right to market foods as such. “It is a grain, not a shape,” said Lauren Waldrip Ward with the Arkansas Rice Federation. Ward and others are asking Arkansas’ federal delegation for some help in appealing to the Food and Drug Administration to restrict the use of the words "rice" and "riced" on products that do not contain grains. Ward said rice is a significant sector of the Arkansas economy, with some 2,500 rice farms contributing billions to the state economy every year and supporting about 25,000 jobs, including many in the state’s most rural areas.

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  • State's Corrections Departments' Budgets Raise Questions, Ruffle Few FeathersState's Corrections Departments' Budgets Raise Questions, Ruffle Few Feathers

    Listen to the story here. Arkansas’s spending on prisons and community corrections got a lengthy examination before a select committee of the state legislature Wednesday, but no legislator took serious issue with the more than half-billion dollar budget. The Joint Budget Committee took aim at the 2018 budget for the state’s corrections departments, examining everything from health care and prison farms, to the cost of a phone call behind bars. “If a guy gets put in prison, not only do we put him down there, we fix it to where he can’t even afford to call his family," said state Rep. Kim Hendren (R-Gravette).

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  • Former U.S. Missionary Gets 40 Years For Child Sexual AbuseFormer U.S. Missionary Gets 40 Years For Child Sexual Abuse

    An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing children while working as a missionary in Haiti. A U.S. Department of Justice news release says 36-year-old Daniel Pye was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted in November of three counts of traveling in foreign commerce with the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Pye operated an orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti, from 2006 to 2012. He became well-known among missionaries and helped coordinate relief efforts after the 2010 earthquake. Authorities say Pye regularly abused female residents of his orphanage, including girls as young as 6. Pye was jailed for about five months in Haiti in 2011 amid a dispute with members of his U.S.-based mission over property belonging to their home for children.

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  • Video Shows North Little Rock Teen Firing At Cops Before Being Shot Video Shows North Little Rock Teen Firing At Cops Before Being Shot

    North Little Rock police have released video from a deadly encounter with a teenager, with its police chief saying he hopes to knock down "misinformation" that the 17-year-old wasn't armed and quell threats made against the agency. The five-minute video from a patrol car's dashboard camera released Wednesday shows Charles Smith pulling out a gun and firing at officers. Police returned fire, killing Smith early Sunday. Chief Mike Davis said Smith was a rear-seat passenger in a car pulled over for speeding and a headlight violation. In the video, Smith was told three times to stop reaching for something. A lawyer for Smith's family, Willard Proctor Jr., said it was too early to make conclusions. An impromptu memorial that includes candles and stuffed animals adorn the shooting site.

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  • Arkansas Universities React To Governor's Proposed In-State Tution FreezeArkansas Universities React To Governor's Proposed In-State Tution Freeze

    Arkansas public colleges and universities are weighing in on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request for an in-state tuition freeze. The Republican governor included the request in his proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year presented Tuesday to the Joint Budget Committee of the Arkansas Legislature. It comes ahead of coincides with Hutchinson's proposal for next month's fiscal session of the legislature to increase the budget for state Higher Education by $10 million. The request comes in the form of a letter sent out to four-year state colleges. "To further the higher education goal of student affordability, I am requesting all of our public universities to hold flat their tuition rates for in-state students for the coming academic year," Hutchinson writes. According to the letter, over the past 10 years tuition has increased as low as 3.03 percent and as high as 6.21 percent. Hutchinson is also encouraging two-year public colleges to keep their costs down to coincide with or below the

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  • Arkansas Governor Proposes $5.6 Billion Budget For Coming YearArkansas Governor Proposes $5.6 Billion Budget For Coming Year

    Arkansas' governor is proposing a $5.6 billion budget that increases funding for the state's Medicaid program and sets aside surplus money for future tax cuts and highway needs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday proposed increasing state spending for the fiscal year that begins July 1 by nearly $173 million. Most of that increase goes toward Medicaid. Hutchinson said the funding increase is lower than what was originally proposed for the program last year. The Republican governor proposed setting aside nearly $16 million in surplus money for highways and $48 million for a reserve fund that sets the stage for future tax cuts. Hutchinson also asked the state's four-year colleges to freeze tuition rates for in-state residents, citing a $10 million increase in performance-based funding for higher education.

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