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Arkansas lawmakers protest delay of Purple Heart report

Sep 10, 2014 6:39pm

WASHINGTON – Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to issue a report now on whether two Arkansas soldiers shot outside a Little Rock recruiting office five years ago...

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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...

Signatures sufficient for casino measure; court fight continues

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 7:48pm

LITTLE ROCK — Professional poker player Nancy Todd exceeded the signature requirement for her proposed constitutional amendment on casino gambling by more than 17,000 signatures, the secretary of...

Audit finds financial errors at Rehabilitation Services

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 7:50pm

LITTLE ROCK — Officials with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services were questioned Friday by lawmakers after a state audit revealed a number of problems, including documentation errors and that an...

<p>State Rep. Tim Summers, R-Bentonville, (right) and Sen. Bill Pritchard, R-Elkins, answer questions from reporters Friday after the legislative committee they chair subpoenaed state Treasurer Martha Shoffner to appear. Shoffner did not appear before the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee on Friday to answer questions about a state audit critical of her office.</p>

Lawmakers subpoena state treasurer over critical audit

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 7:59pm

LITTLE ROCK — State Treasurer Martha Shoffner failed to appear before a legislative committee Friday to answer questions about a state audit critical of her office, even after the panel issued a...