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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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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...

Clinton Nominates Obama for second term

Updated: Sep 06, 2012 8:42am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Riding his own personal high in the polls, former President Bill Clinton gave his stamp of approval Wednesday to a second term for President Obama.

“I want to...