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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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Arkansas counties declared drought disaster areas

Updated: Jan 10, 2013 8:06pm

LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 47 Arkansas counties — including Pulaski County — as disaster areas, making farmers and ranchers eligible for financial aid to...

Weather Service: Severe thunderstorms possible tonight

Dec 19, 2012 4:18pm

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across much of the state tonight and Thursday morning as a cold front moves across Arkansas, according to the National Weather Service.

“The...

First freeze of the season possible in central Arkansas

Updated: Nov 12, 2012 6:14pm

Pulaski County and much of central and southeast Arkansas are under a freeze warning for late tonight and early Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service issued the warning Monday...

Lawmakers ponder next step in treasurer’s office probe

Updated: Sep 24, 2012 5:43pm

LITTLE ROCK — Lawmakers want to know much more about problems found in an audit of state Treasurer Martha Shoffner’s investment practices.

But based on often conflicting testimony given by...

Democrats criticize Boozman for opposing veterans jobs bill

Updated: Sep 24, 2012 5:43pm

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats harshly criticized U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., on Thursday for reversing course on legislation they say would have helped unemployed veterans find work.

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Hearing set in PB mayoral election lawsuit

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:12pm

PINE BLUFF — A special judge will hear arguments next week in Mayor Carl A. Redus Jr.’s lawsuit seeking to halt the city’s Nov. 6 mayoral election.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Jay Moody set...

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...

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...