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Little Rock hotel to open rooftop bar with downtown views | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Little Rock hotel to open rooftop bar with downtown views
The Hilton Garden Inn is opening a rooftop bar with views of downtown Little Rock.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Police make arrests in recent robberies involving delivery drivers in North Little Rock | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Police make arrests in recent robberies involving delivery drivers in North Little Rock
Police have arrested two men in connection with recent robberies involving delivery drivers in North Little Rock.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
48 hours in Fayetteville | Arkansas Times 48 hours in Fayetteville
More than just Woo-Pig. The Hogs will forever reign supreme up on the hill in Fayetteville — even when the football and basketball teams are in shambles. But say, "Who pig?" and plan your visit on a weekend when there's not a big game. You might want to bring a bike and use the Razorback Regional Greenway to pedal around town and all the way north to B
Arkansas Times | November 24, 2017
Holiday train begins tour through several states, including Arkansas | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Holiday train begins tour through several states, including Arkansas
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A festive holiday train is preparing to start its trip through Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Savings program encourages Marshallese to go to college | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Savings program encourages Marshallese to go to college
The Marshallese community is working to provide more of its people with a higher education.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
State dry, 5 counties set burn bans | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette State dry, 5 counties set burn bans
Five counties are under burn bans and more than 97 percent of the state is experiencing abnormal dryness or drought conditions, the Arkansas Forestry Commission and U.S. drought monitor said Wednesday.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Officer disciplined over warning shot | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Officer disciplined over warning shot
A Newport police officer who fired a warning shot while pursuing a fleeing suspect has been disciplined, authorities said.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Defendant enters plea to burglary at motel | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Defendant enters plea to burglary at motel
The first of four suspects arrested earlier this year and accused of forcing their way into a Texas couple's motel room to rob them pleaded guilty Monday in Garland County Circuit Court.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
U.S. 70 widening to shut road lanes | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette U.S. 70 widening to shut road lanes
Work on a $78.5 million project to widen U.S. 70 will require lane closings on a frontage road in Garland County for three days beginning Monday, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
$10 scratcher pays woman $250,000 | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette $10 scratcher pays woman $250,000
A Jonesboro woman won $250,000 on a $10 instant game in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, officials said Tuesday.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Auto goes in river; DWI charge filed | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Auto goes in river; DWI charge filed
A Morrilton woman faces a charge of driving while intoxicated after her vehicle ended up in a river, police said.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Couple leave Ouachita Baptist $1.39M for scholarships | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Couple leave Ouachita Baptist $1.39M for scholarships
A donation of $1.39 million has been given to Ouachita Baptist University for student scholarships, the school announced Wednesday.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
UALR to give research awards to 79 students | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette UALR to give research awards to 79 students
Seventy-nine University of Arkansas at Little Rock students have been selected as inaugural recipients of the Undergraduate Research Signature Experience Awards for spring 2018.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Bridge inspection to close I-30 lane | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridge inspection to close I-30 lane
A routine inspection of a bridge on Interstate 30 at Caddo Valley in Clark County will require a lane closing Monday, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Bypass job to shut Springdale lanes | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bypass job to shut Springdale lanes
Work associated with building the $100.6 million U.S. 412 northern bypass will require lane closings on Arkansas 112 in Springdale for five days beginning Monday, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Driveway work to close U.S. 65 lane | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Driveway work to close U.S. 65 lane
Construction of an access driveway for the new Stone Bank location will require a lane closing on U.S. 65 in Harrison on Monday and Tuesday, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Plumbing vets' memories is personal for Boozman | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Plumbing vets' memories is personal for Boozman
Arkansas' senior U.S. Sen. John Boozman settled into a low-sitting couch in a cramped Woodruff County living room. On this day, the camera wasn't fixed on him.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Food with friends and strangers | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Food with friends and strangers
If someone walked past the place with a 6-foot-tall Viking head standing between a mobile hair salon and a garage with the tunes of AC/DC emanating from within, he was in the right place Thursday.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Selecting firm for tech-park job on agenda | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Selecting firm for tech-park job on agenda
By the end of the year, the Technology Park Authority Board plans to choose an architect to design another building to add to the park's downtown Little Rock campus.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
UA musicians going on road to play in state's 75 counties | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette UA musicians going on road to play in state's 75 counties
Student musicians and faculty from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will visit each of the state's 75 counties as part of an expanded outreach program that includes music majors performing recitals for hometown crowds.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Alzheimer's caregiver finds renewal in art | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Alzheimer's caregiver finds renewal in art
Sitting criss-cross-applesauce on the floor of an Alzheimer's care facility, Karen Hayes invited everyone to join her on the moon.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Suit calls LR rental checks unlawful | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Suit calls LR rental checks unlawful
A lawsuit filed in circuit court is challenging Little Rock's rental inspection code, calling the mandatory inspection of rental units every two years an "unlawful search."
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
TOP SIX: Week's most expensive houses sold in Little Rock + how much they cost | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette TOP SIX: Week's most expensive houses sold in Little Rock + how much they cost
TOP SIX: Week's most expensive houses in Little Rock + how much they cost
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Bond issue OK’d to pay for school sports facilities | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bond issue OK’d to pay for school sports facilities
The Farmington School District has approved a bond issue to pay for a football and soccer stadium, a concession stand, restrooms, a press box, and a separate track and field facility at the city’s new high school.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Little Rock black officers group raises concern over recruit's 'distasteful and demeaning' Facebook post | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Little Rock black officers group raises concern over recruit's 'distasteful and demeaning' Facebook post
The Little Rock Black Police Officers Association has expressed concern over a Little Rock police recruit who it says used a racial slur in a Facebook post.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Vandal cuts cords to Arkansas woman's Christmas display | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Vandal cuts cords to Arkansas woman's Christmas display
A vandal darkened an Arkansas woman's Christmas display Wednesday night, according to a police report.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Jefferson County won't renew economic development sales tax | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Jefferson County won't renew economic development sales tax
PINE BLUFF — Leaders in Jefferson County say they won't pursue the renewal of a sales tax increase that voters approved in 2011 to fund economic development.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Little Rock father arrested after bullet hits son | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Little Rock father arrested after bullet hits son
Little Rock police officers arrested a father accused in a shooting Thursday that wounded his adult son in the leg, authorities said.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Unlimited pasta passes from Olive Garden, Italian heritage inspire Arkansas couple's baby name | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Unlimited pasta passes from Olive Garden, Italian heritage inspire Arkansas couple's baby name
For Arkansas couple Jordan and Justin Garton, one restaurant chain went from a date night spot to a refuge in a tough time to part of the inspiration for their first child's name.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Crew installs 30-foot Christmas tree inside Little Rock's Capital Hotel | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette PHOTOS, VIDEO: Crew installs 30-foot Christmas tree inside Little Rock's Capital Hotel
A crew carted a 30-foot fir tree into the atrium at Little Rock’s Capital Hotel on Friday morning, ushering in the Christmas season as Thanksgiving travelers ended their stays for trips back home.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Arkansas woman who used county funds to buy pug tuxedo, Hog tickets ordered to pay more than $300,000 | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Arkansas woman who used county funds to buy pug tuxedo, Hog tickets ordered to pay more than $300,000
An Arkansas woman who embezzled county funds to purchase, among other things, a miniature tuxedo for her pug will serve 20 years probation and pay over $366,000 in restitution for the crimes she committed while working as an administrative assistant to a county judge, according to court records.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 24, 2017
Arkansas officer wounded during fatal shooting released from hospital | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Arkansas officer wounded during fatal shooting released from hospital
BATESVILLE — An Arkansas police officer who was wounded in a shooting that left a man dead earlier this month has been released from a hospital.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 23, 2017
Couple thankful for life in U.S. | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Couple 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.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 23, 2017
Jan. 1 to deliver insurance shock for some | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Jan. 1 to deliver insurance shock for some
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.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 23, 2017
Shots fired at car injure 16-year-old in Little Rock | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 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.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | November 23, 2017
Intrigue on the hill | Arkansas Times Intrigue on the hill
Also, 8th Circuit refuses to reconsider and Argenta makes moves. 8th Circuit refuses to reconsider The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals declined to revisit its decision upholding Governor Hutchinson's order that Arkansas stop allowing Planned Parenthood to participate in the Medicaid program. Federal District Judge Kristine Baker, citing precedent in other
Arkansas Times | November 23, 2017
Arkansas joint ventures | Arkansas Times Arkansas joint ventures
With dispensary and cultivation applications pending, hundreds of Arkansas entrepreneurs are sitting on go for a medical cannabis gold rush. How will it pan out? There are several decades of data to suggest that the coming of medical cannabis to Arkansas will bring relief from pain and freedom from over-reliance on dangerous opiates to residents suffering from s
Arkansas Times | November 23, 2017
Heart of the city | Arkansas Times Heart of the city
The Observer pulled a gun on a guy in my driveway Saturday night. It was the first time in 43 years that I've ever pointed a firearm at another human being on purpose. The Observer pulled a gun on a guy in my driveway Saturday night. It was the first time in 43 years that I've ever pointed a firearm at another human being on purpose. My father always told me neve
Arkansas Times | November 23, 2017
Benton backs med bud sales | Arkansas Times Benton backs med bud sales
Also, the Arkansas National Guard just says no and two medical marijuana events on the horizon. Benton voted this week to allow medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation centers to be permitted and constructed within city limits. Ordinance 52 of 2017 allows the facilities to be built in retail areas. Under the ordinance, dispensaries and cultivators aren't to be locate
Arkansas Times | November 23, 2017
Visionary Arkansans 2017 | Arkansas Times Visionary Arkansans 2017
A celebration of Arkansans with ideas and achievements of transformative power. It's time again for our annual Visionaries issue, a celebration of Arkansans with ideas of transformative power. This year's class is filled with people who are devoted to making Arkansas better. They’re working to understand the social media forces that may have helped tilt the
Arkansas Times | November 23, 2017