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Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., left, huddles with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee on Wednesday. (Peter Urban Photo)

Air Force sees Little Rock as home for C-130J aircraft

Updated: Apr 02, 2014 8:48pm

WASHINGTON – Calling it one of the gems of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on Wednesday said the Pentagon has no plans to degrade its tactical air lift mission...

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Rx drug abuse: Congress, FDA study solutions to ‘growing problem’

Apr 18, 2013 6:03am

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. The entire series will be published online at www.jacksonvillepatriot.com.

An estimated...

The predicted storm timing on Thursday is shown in this graphic by the National Weather Service, which has predicted the storms will reach Southeast Arkansas by 1 p.m. and be directly overhead by 4 p.m. (National Weather Service Graphic)

Severe weather possible Thursday

Apr 17, 2013 6:36pm

Severe weather is possible Thursday across Arkansas, according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain, large hail in excess of 1 inch in diameter, wind gusts in excess of...

Arkansans unharmed in Boston Marathon blasts

Apr 15, 2013 9:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas runners who participated in Monday’s Boston Marathon all apparently escaped unharmed when bombs exploded during the event.

Thirty-seven Arkansans were registered to...

Wife of Dillard’s Inc. founder dies

Feb 20, 2013 6:32pm

LITTLE ROCK — The widow of Dillard’s Inc. founder William T. Dillard has died.

Alexa Latimer Dillard of Little Rock died Tuesday. She was 96.

She was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Nashville,...

Obama declares Christmas storm disaster

Jan 29, 2013 7:33pm

WASHINGTON – President Obama on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for seven Arkansas counties affected by the Christmas Day storm that brought ice and record snowfall.

Federal funding is...

Attorney: Religious music, art at state-funded preschools can be OK

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — A proposed rule that would ban state-funded religious activities at Arkansas preschools would not ban religious songs and art if they are not presented in a way that amounts to...

Arkansas up to seventh in obesity ranking

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is the seventh most obese state in the nation, according to a national report released Tuesday.

The state ranked ninth last year in the annual report by Trust for...

White House to honor Little Rock Kiwanis member

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:10pm

WASHINGTON – Sanford Tollette will be honored Friday at the White House for his long-time service as director of the Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp in Little Rock.

Tollette is one of 14 Kiwanis...

ADEQ proposes correction plans for East Arkansas waterways

Updated: Sep 17, 2012 5:44pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state environmental agency is seeking input on plans to address water quality concerns in three eastern Arkansas waterways.

The state Department of Environmental Quality...

Feds nab state parole officer in drug probe

Updated: Sep 17, 2012 5:44pm

LITTLE ROCK — Federal authorities announced the arrest Monday of a state parole officer on a charge of extorting cash payments from drug traffickers under her supervision.

Roxanne Davis, 38...