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Couple brought to Arkansas as children thankful for life in U.S.

Juan Mendez and his wife, Rocio Aguayo, will enjoy Thanksgiving dinner twice today in Springdale: once with his side of the family and once with hers.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


Acquitted Little Rock dentist sues over 2016 sex case

A Little Rock dentist acquitted of sexual assault last year is suing authorities over their handling of the case.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


14 sites in Arkansas, including Johnny Cash's boyhood home, get look for U.S. register

Johnny Cash's boyhood home and the site of a prehistoric village -- both in Mississippi County -- are two of the 14 properties the state review board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider Wednesday for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


Shots fired at car injure 16-year-old in Little Rock

Gunfire in southwest Little Rock on Wednesday wounded a 16-year-old girl, who was shot in the lower back while riding in a vehicle, according to a police report.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


Jan. 1 to deliver insurance shock for some Arkansans

Unless they take action before Dec. 15, about 20,000 Arkansans will find themselves on Jan. 1 in health insurance plans that they never signed up for.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


Tax bills split over educator expenses; House envisions end of deduction

Brooke Richardson, who teaches English as a second language to mostly low-income Hispanic students in Atlanta, prides herself as a master discount shopper. But as she turns to her own pocketbook to help her students, the purchases add up.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


Holiday happenings include kitchen fires; tend stove, forgo fryer, experts urge

Many homes today will be filled with the aroma of turkey and homemade pies and the sounds of children playing and family members chatting.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


Central Arkansas Thanksgiving Day closings

The following state, federal and local government offices' schedules may be affected by today's Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


Serb general Mladic guilty of war crimes; tribunal gives life sentence for ’90s genocide, atrocities

Ratko Mladic, a former Serb warlord who commanded forces that carried out some of the worst atrocities of the Balkan wars, was found guilty of genocide and other crimes against humanity by an international tribunal Wednesday.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


Memphian to be Little Rock fire chief

A veteran of the Memphis Fire Department will take over the helm of the Little Rock Fire Department upon Chief Gregory Summers' exit.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


State ranked 1st in count of kids of jailed parents

Arkansas surpasses all other states in the percentage of its children who have had a parent or guardian locked up, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


Lawyer to appeal tossed case; will take lawsuit in ’08 Little Rock police slaying to 8th Circuit, he says

An attorney for the father of William Collin Spradling, 25, who was shot to death by Little Rock police in 2008 after officers said he pulled a gun on them while resisting arrest, filed a notice Wednesday that he is appealing the dismissal of his wrongful-death lawsuit.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 10:30 am


Zimbabwe's next leader says peace, jobs priority

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the military-backed politician whose allies ended Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule over Zimbabwe, will be sworn in as the new president at the end of the week, the speaker of the country's Parliament announced Wednesday.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 9:11 am


Navy plane lost near Japan

A U.S. Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew members and passengers crashed Wednesday southeast of Okinawa, Japan, the fifth accident this year for the 7th Fleet, the Navy's largest overseas fleet.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 9:03 am


Democrats file 3rd lawsuit in state race

Democrats hoping to win control of Virginia's House of Delegates filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block the state Board of Elections from certifying a tight race that has been clouded by ballot mix-ups.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 9:01 am


Hotlines inundated with trauma stories

Rape crisis centers across the country say calls are surging amid an unprecedented public outpouring of survivors' stories about sexual misconduct.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 9:01 am


3-way Syrian peace talks begin

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 8:59 am


Lebanon's premier retracts resignation

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Wednesday that he was putting his resignation on hold to give way for more consultations, nearly three weeks after he unexpectedly announced he was stepping down.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 8:58 am


Police: North Little Rock man arrested after high-speed chase on Interstate 40

Police say a man led authorities on a vehicle chase that reached speeds greater than 100 mph Tuesday afternoon in North Little Rock.

Published on 22 November 2017 | 4:11 pm


Reporter on Little Rock's ABC affiliate leaving for out-of-state job

After more than a year at the Little Rock's ABC affiliate, a reporter and fill-in anchor is leaving the station for a job in Tennessee.

Published on 22 November 2017 | 3:05 pm








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