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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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Envoy to Egypt, Arkansas native, out of harm’s way

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:14pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson, an Arkansas native, was not in danger when a group of protesters scaled the wall of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and tried to burn the American...

Opponents claim medical-marijuana proposal flawed

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:15pm

LITTLE ROCK — A ballot question on medical marijuana should be declared legally insufficient for the November general election because its language does not adequately inform voters about the...

Lawmaker in vote-buying scheme formally resigns House seat

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:16pm

LITTLE ROCK — An eastern Arkansas legislator who pleaded guilty to a vote fraud charge last week formally resigned his state House seat Wednesday.

Former Rep. Hudson Hallum, a Democrat from...

30 indicted in alleged Jonesboro meth ring

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:16pm

LITTLE ROCK — Thirty people in the Jonesboro area are named in a 64-count federal indictment alleging they were involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, the U.S. attorney’s office...

Former Little Rock banker sentenced for fraud

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:17pm

LITTLE ROCK — A former Little Rock Banker was sentenced Wednesday to two years and six months in prison for bank fraud, money laundering and a Social Security violation, the U.S. attorney’s office...

More than half of USA Drug stores in state to close

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — Walgreens plans to close more than half of the USA Drug stores in Arkansas when the Deerfield, Ill.-based pharmacy chain completes a $438-million purchase of its former rival later...

Lawmakers eye changing school transportation funding formula

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — A new proposed formula for distributing transportation funding to Arkansas school districts would better address the varying needs of different districts, a legislative panel heard...

Lawmaker wants harsher penalty for texting while driving

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:13pm

LITTLE ROCK — The possibility of a $100 fine for texting and driving is not a deterrent and the penalty should be much harsher, a southern Arkansas lawmaker said Tuesday.

Rep. David Fielding...

<p>Gov. Mike Beebe talks to reporters Tuesday at the state Capitol. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Beebe says he fully supports Medicaid expansion

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:13pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe told reporters Tuesday he now fully supports expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act and will seek legislative support for it, though Republicans in...

Griffin decries looming defense cuts

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 5:21pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, injected a dose of politics into what otherwise was a day of somber reflection as lawmakers recognized the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11th...