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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

Apr 02, 2014 8:45pm

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: Arkansas Uses Statistics To Guide Decisions

Apr 19, 2013 6:01am

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 Next: Overprescription can add...

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

An estimated 20 percent...

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 6:33pm

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 9:06pm

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 6:28pm

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,...

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Severe weather possible over night

Updated: Jan 29, 2013 7:39pm

UPDATED at 7:20 p.m. — A tornado warning is in effect for North Little Rock, Sherwood and Jacksonville. TAKE COVER.

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UPDATED at 7:15 p.m. — A...

Obama declares Christmas storm disaster

Jan 29, 2013 7:19pm

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...


McDaniel out of governor’s race

Updated: Jan 25, 2013 4:31pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel dropped out of the governor’s race Friday.

McDaniel announced the decision two and a half weeks after he said in a news conference that he was...

Arkansas delegation seeks disaster declaration

Jan 24, 2013 8:46pm

WASHINGTON — The Arkansas delegation on Thursday threw its support behind Gov. Mike Beebe’s request for federal assistance to help seven Central Arkansas counties recover from severe December...

Entergy estimates storm cost up to $65 million

Jan 24, 2013 8:44pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Christmas Day ice and snow storm that left more than 194,000 Entergy Arkansas customers across the state without power cost the company $55 million to $65 million, the utility...