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Arkansas Court of Appeals
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:17:55 -0800

The Arkansas Court of Appeals released opinions Wednesday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the Internet at courts.state.ar.us.

Highway Department to test new merging technique on I-40
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:18:08 -0800

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will test a new merging technique for construction zones on Interstate 40 in Pope County for two weeks, officials say.

Arkansas Supreme Court
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:18:15 -0800

The Arkansas Supreme Court released opinions Thursday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the Internet at courts.state.ar.us.

High Speed Chase Ends in Yell County with Suspect's Arrest
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:19:49 -0800

Police say the pursuit began in Russellville Thursday after a man tried to pass a fraudulent prescription.

Icy weather slams state
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:48:09 -0800

Driving conditions in the central Arkansas continue to worsen as wintry precipitation accumulates on the roads, causing slow and stopped traffic on all interstates in Little Rock.

Seasonal jobs bump unemployment rates
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:07:43 -0800

Editor's note: The December 2014 figures in this article are according to preliminary figures released by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (DWS) and is the most recent data available. ...

Remembering Feb. 5, 2008 Arkansas Tornado Outbreak
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 08:33:40 -0800

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Tornadoes claimed the lives of 14 Arkansans on the 5th. Two parent storms spawned two tornadoes in a nine county area in northern and central sections of the state. The tornadoes caused extensive damage. This was the deadliest severe weather event in the state since March 1, 1997 when 25 people were killed. It was also an historic event. One of the tornadoes tracked 122 miles ...

Justices Reject Power Line Proposal
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:21:41 -0800

The Franklin County Quorum Court passed a Resolution opposing the establishment of a high voltage power transmission line across 20 miles in Franklin County. Other counties in the River Valley have also rejected the power line proposal including Johnson, Pope and Crawford counties.

Victim Trusts Instincts, Avoids Fake Cop in Lonoke County
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:04:54 -0800

Lonoke police are searching for a man they say impersonated an officer Saturday night. This is the fourth officer impersonation case in the past two months.

TSA inspector indicted on child-pornography count
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:47:48 -0800

An inspector for the Transportation Security Administration is facing a charge of distribution of child pornography after arranging online to meet for sex with undercover agents he believed were minors, authorities said.