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Sheriff’s deputies arrest two in alleged burglary, child welfare concern

Mar 05, 2015 10:03pm

A Jefferson County man and woman were arrested Wednesday afternoon following two separate incidents, including a burglary.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr. said in...

Blossoms make third time the charm

Mar 05, 2015 10:03pm

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — The Arkansas-Monticello Cotton Blossoms had lost the previous two meetings to the East Central Tigers but on Thursday night, the story would change.

Inside Bruin...

Westerman pushing federal pension cut

Mar 05, 2015 10:03pm

WASHINGTON — As a freshman member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman has gone largely unnoticed by the unions that represent federal employees but that is about to change.

Westerman, R-...

Retired colonel joins Boozman staff

Mar 05, 2015 10:03pm

WASHINGTON — Retired Arkansas National Guard Col. Anita Deason has joined U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s staff in Little Rock as an adviser on military and veterans’ issues.

Deason, a Conway...

Hutchinson appoints 32 to state boards and commissions

Mar 05, 2015 10:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday named 32 people to state boards and commissions.

Appointed are:

—Janet Moore, Hot Springs, to chair the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board...

Panel endorses bill to allow ads on school buses

Mar 05, 2015 10:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A House committee on Thursday advanced bills that would allow school districts to sell advertising space on school buses and end the state’s obligation to test home-schooled students...

House approves abortion bill; lottery bill fails in Senate

Mar 05, 2015 10:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — Bills to impose new restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing drugs, assert that American law trumps foreign law in Arkansas courts and allow trained volunteers to give insulin...

House committee advances bill to allow concealed handguns in polling places

Mar 06, 2015 1:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — Concealed handguns would be allowed in Arkansas polling places under a bill advanced Thursday by the House Judiciary Committee.

The panel also endorsed bill to require the...

Winter storm causes travel problems

Mar 05, 2015 10:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A late-winter storm contributed to at least one fatal crash Wednesday as well as numerous accidents Thursday that slowed or stopped traffic in Central Arkansas, according to the...

State Supreme Court reinstates most of 2013 law on petition process

Mar 05, 2015 10:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated most of a 2013 law regarding ballot initiatives that a Pulaski County circuit judge struck down last year.

In a split...