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More options at tight end: Sprinkle, others can ‘stretch field vertically,’ Lunney says

Aug 18, 2014 9:08pm

This is the fifth story in a 10-part series previewing the 2014 Razorbacks. Up next: Linebackers

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney believed there was plenty of...

Allen takes backup role

Aug 18, 2014 8:08pm

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema answered one of the Razorbacks’ key preseason questions last Saturday, naming Austin Allen the No. 2 quarterback.

The redshirt freshman said Monday he’s ready...


Can Strickland regain spotlight?

Aug 18, 2014 9:08pm

Tyler Strickland wants his senior season at Arkansas-Pine Bluff to go the way his first scrimmage in this year’s preseason camp went — perfectly.

Strickland is fully aware of the struggles...

White Hall bans smoking in parks

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

In response to people smoking at White Hall parks, the White Hall City Council amended an existing ordinance to ban smoking on municipal properties.

The city council approved amending the...

Fort Smith stays on top, PB on bottom of Business Index

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

FORT SMITH — Fort Smith remained on top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for May, while Pine Bluff remained at the bottom of the list despite showing an increase in its score.

Eleven of...


Group backing minimum wage hike submits more signatures

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — A group seeking to place on the November ballot an initiated act to raise the state minimum wage submitted what it said were 69,070 additional signatures in support of the measure to...

Plaintiffs in state-court challenge to gay marriage ban argue against stay

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — A pending challenge to Utah’s ban on gay marriage does not justify putting a hold on a challenge to Arkansas’ ban, according to attorneys for same-sex couples who brought the...

Arkansas prison inmate found dead in cell

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — An inmate at Varner SuperMax in Grady, Arkansas’ highest-security prison, was found dead in his cell early Monday, the state Department of Correction said.

Steven E. Hill Jr...

Whirlpool negotiates for contamination testing at Fort Smith youth club

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

FORT SMITH — Whirlpool Corp. is negotiating with the state to test property owned by the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club for contamination.

A portion of Whirlpool’s now-closed plant on...

Arkansas unemployment at 6.2 percent in July

Aug 18, 2014 6:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in July, according to labor statistics released Monday.

The state Department of Workforce Services said a month ago that 6.2...