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3 hrs ago | NWAonline

State OKs $1 satellite-lockup deal

State inmates who had been housed at the Pulaski County jail in Little Rock arrive Monday at a nearby satellite building the state Department of Correction is leasing to relieve crowded conditions.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Jacksonville, AR

Mon Jul 21, 2014

FOX16

Easing Jail Overcrowding in Arkansas

The state taking the first step to make sure more state inmates serve their time in prison, not county jails.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR

KSSN-FM Little Rock

Join us along with THV 11 and United Way to collect school supplies

It's time for back to school... But there are kids in Central Arkansas that may not have the supplies and tools they need to get the most of their education this fall! That's why we've teamed up with United Way and THV 11 to lend a helping hand.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

NWAonline

Proposal on jail charges set for vote

The Pulaski County Quorum Court is to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would charge cities for the jail inmates held for them in the absence of a jail-payment contract with the county.

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Related Topix: North Little Rock, AR, Little Rock, AR

NWAonline

NLR police probing death of man, 28, shot in street

North Little Rock police are investigating the death of a man who was shot to death early Sunday near the intersection of Campbell Road and Whippoorwill Lane.

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Related Topix: North Little Rock, AR, Little Rock, AR

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Benton Courier

Arkansas Baptist College hit with civil lawsuits

The historically black college in Little Rock has struggled to pay its bills, meet payroll obligations and deliver financial aid checks to its students since last year, the media reported this week.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock, AR

NWAonline

Defendants in Sbarro killing blame each other in recordings

The two men accused of killing a pizza restaurant employee during an armed robbery at Little Rock's Park Plaza mall each blames the other for the fatal holdup, a Pulaski County circuit judge heard Friday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Food, Pizza

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Arkansas Times

MAPCO proposal at Third and Broadway is dead

The city of Little Rock received a letter today from MAPCO , the convenience store chain, that it was withdrawing its controversial application to build a unit at Third and Broadway.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KAIT-TV

Sheriff: Family reports man missing for 7 months

Christopher Wayne Cory JONESBORO, AR -More than 7 months after they last saw him, the family of a Region 8 man reported him missing.

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Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR, Paragould, AR, Craighead County, AR, Brookland, AR

NWAonline

Jury told victim hit gun hand

Deshaun Scott left his wife's dead body on the side of a Little Rock street after she was fatally shot, but that doesn't mean he murdered her, his lawyer told a Pulaski County jury Wednesday.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Arkansas Times

This Week in Music

Reggie Gold is another member of the local Young Gods of America collective worth paying attention to - this song appeared two days ago and has an eerie Danny Elfman energy to it.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, Little Rock, AR, North Little Rock, AR

FOX16

Fistfight with Son Ends in Arrest of Little Rock Police Officer

A fistfight with his 16-year-old son has ended with the arrest of an officer with the Little Rock Police Department.

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Related Topix: Cabot, AR

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Arkansas Times

a Q&a with Jason Wiest, the new host of Kabf's 'Big Gay Radio Show'

Jason Wiest was announced on June 23rd as the new host of KABF 88.3 's "Big Gay Radio Show," the state's only LBGT issue-oriented programming.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Arkansas Times

New video from Lo Thraxx, 'Royale With Cheese'

We can all breathe a little easier knowing Lo Thraxx has a new mixtape on the way, the very well titled "$harkansas: The Cool Wave," and here is a kind of single, featuring a "Pulp Fiction" sample and lines like "I am Arkansas."

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Poyen, AR

Arkansas Times

A setback for Lyft ride-sharing in St. Louis

NO SMILES TODAY: Lyft, whose cars bear the mustache, lost a round in court to operate in St. Louis outside the city's code for regulating taxis.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, West Memphis, AR

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Free Republic

Body found by Clinton Library in the Arkansas River

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Water Patrol Unit, in addition to Little Rock and North Little Rock Fire Departments responded to the Arkansas River for reports of a body in the water.

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Related Topix: North Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Times

Eureka to vote for marriage equality

The Eureka Springs City Council will vote tonight on a resolution that reaffirms a 2012 endorsement of marriage equality and supports the Aug. 2 marriage reception celebration planned in Eureka to commemorate the marriage licenses issued in the city for a few days in May after Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's historic ruling, later stayed.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Eureka Springs, AR, Carroll County, AR, Washington County, AR, Gay/Lesbian

Sat Jul 12, 2014

NWAonline

Group backs effort to boost vets courts

The Arkansas Veterans Coalition decided Friday to assist a Pulaski County circuit judge in her effort to expand veterans treatment courts statewide.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Here is the latest Arkansas news from The Associated Press

A Marion County woman has been sentenced to five years' probation after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Little Rock, AR

Wed Jul 09, 2014

District Administration

More money for Arkansas school construction

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the three-member Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Commission unanimously approved the funding Wednesday after learning of an error by the Pulaski County assessor's office that affected districts statewide.

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