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Woman killed in North Little Rock apartment fire identified

Police say Judith Melton, 54, was stuck in a wheelchair when the fire broke out at Eastgate Terrace. (KATV Photo) North Little Rock have identified the woman was killed in an apartment fire Saturday morning. Officers say Judith Melton, 54, was in a wheelchair and was stuck inside Apartment 140 at th

KATV - 2017-09-18 16:42:31

Former North Little Rock school up for demolition

The North Little Rock School Board will consider a plan to demolish its long-vacant North Heights Elementary, 4901 N. Allen St., and transfer part of the property to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas as a site for new housing for low-income families. If the board approves a proposed agreement

NWAONLINE.COM - 2017-09-18 11:30:00

Parents Say Students Forced to Sit on Floor of School Bus

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Michael Holley knows hard work is taught in the classroom. "It's very important," says Holley. "To be successful in life." The father of a sixth grader says he loves the North Little Rock School District. "We've been here for 12 years," says Holley. It shocked him when he sa

KARK - 2017-09-19 02:37:20

Little Rock man declared fit for trial in toddler's road-rage killing

Credit: Handout photos Gary Holmes Sr., 33, (right) faces one count of capital murder and two counts of committing a terrorist act in the death of 3-year-old Acen King (left) in Little Rock on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims on Monday set February trial dates for

NWAONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 11:30:00

Janet Jackson at Verizon Arena: A Review

More than 23 years ago, I took a group of teenage girls from the Fort Smith Girls Club to see Janet Jackson in Kansas City. These girls had worked all summer to earn the trip: busting their tails racking up hours in everything from career development to fundraising to health and sexuality and, as a

ARKANSAS TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Rapert challenger faults his reference to her

RAPERT CHALLENGER Sen. Jason Rapert, the Faulkner County Republican, spoke to a NAACP session in Conway yesterday and encountered a question from his announced Democratic opponent, Maureen Skinner. Her campaign took offense at his response. By its account Skinner, a lciensed psychological examiner,

ARKANSAS TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

300 now seeking Rx pot licenses

Staton Breidenthal Attorney Dan Roda turns in applications for medical-marijuana business clients to Maggie Costly of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Monday, which was the deadline to submit applications to grow and sell medical marijuana. A state commission will decide the recipients by year's end.

NWAONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 09:56:00

Live 1907-era shell found, disposed of

Richard Rasmussen Credit: THE SENTINEL-RECORD A member of a Little Rock Air Force Base team removes an explosive device from the front seat of a pickup Monday in the 200 block of Valley Street in Hot Springs. HOT SPRINGS -- Police evacuated and blocked off a portion of Valley Street for several ho

NWAONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 09:33:00

Trump talks tough at UN

President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that the US would "totally destroy North Korea" if forced to defend itself or its allies. "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," Trump

ARKANSAS TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

What LR Public Housing Makeovers Will Look Like

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Plans are moving forward with the "Redevelopment in the Rock" project that will revamp hundreds of public housing units in Little Rock. On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Housing Alliance (MHA) through its subsidiaries Central Arkansas Housing Corporation and Little Rock Towers, LLC, a

KARK - 2017-09-19 21:07:14

Asa Hutchinson Backs Renewed Health Law Repeal Effort

Asa Hutchinson LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas' Republican governor is backing a revived effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, saying the latest measure addresses his concerns that past proposals would have shifted too much in cost to the states. Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporter

ARKANSAS BUSINESS - 2017-09-19 19:50:00

Judge: State Must Disclose Execution Drug Details

LITTLE ROCK - An Arkansas judge says prison officials must release the package label from a recently acquired lethal injection drug, saying manufacturers don't enjoy the same secrecy as others under the state's execution procedures. Lawyer Steven Shults says Arkansas' Freedom of Information law requ

ARKANSAS BUSINESS - 2017-09-19 18:23:00

Judge Orders State to Release Execution Drug Label

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Max Brantley, Arkansas Blog) - Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce ruled today in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that the state must disclose labels on drugs it obtained to carry out executions. Steve Shults, a Little Rock lawyer, was the plaintiff in the lawsuit. The state has resi

KARK - 2017-09-19 18:05:17

Competing Net Metering Proposals Filed With PSC

Two subgroups of a panel formed to make recommendations on the future of solar energy development in Arkansas have presented competing proposals to the state Public Service Commission, which has been studying the issue of net metering for more than a year. Net metering is the billing arrangement tha

ARKANSAS BUSINESS - 2017-09-19 16:46:00

Commercial Vacancy in Northwest Arkansas is Lowest Since 2004

In northwest Arkansas, the commercial real estate market's vacancy rate for the first half of 2017 is the lowest it has been since the inception of Arvest Bank's Skyline Report in 2004. According to the report, the rate was 10.5 percent, down from 11.7 percent in the second half of 2016. During the

ARKANSAS BUSINESS - 2017-09-19 16:32:00

Lab to begin testing medical marijuana to meet expected demand from dispensaries, growers

The medical marijuana industry continues to take shape in Arkansas, with more than 300 applicants currently vying to operate one of the states 32 dispensaries and five cultivation centers. But before medical cannabis can be sold in the Natural State, it has to be tested, and medical marijuana testin

KATV - 2017-09-19 19:05:55

Report: County Commission in Kansas Rescinds $500M Pledge for Tyson Foods Plant

Tyson Foods' plans for a $320 million poultry processing plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas, have hit a snag. Amid local opposition, Leavenworth County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday morning to rescind a a pledge of $500 million in revenue bonds for the facility, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. A

ARKANSAS BUSINESS - 2017-09-19 18:24:00

Arkansas State Leases Land for Emergency Response Training

Arkansas State University signed long-term lease agreements with the cities of Imboden and Walnut Ridge on Monday for land where the university will build facilities for its disaster preparedness training program. The facilities will allow students and local emergency personnel to practice simulatio

ARKANSAS BUSINESS - 2017-09-19 15:53:00

Capital City in Crisis: Episode 4, "Policing the Problem"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- As Little Rock battles a surge in homicides, investigative reporter Marci Manley has been digging deeper into the root issus of the capital city's crime problem. For the past two months, Manley has been working on a comprehensive piece -- designed for the national stage -- spotl

KARK - 2017-09-19 20:47:33

Entergy Honored for Driving Economic Development

Entergy Corp., the parent company of the state's largest investor-owned electric utility, Entergy Arkansas, has once again been recognized as a powerful force in economic development by Site Selection magazine. The magazine, a resource for executives who make decisions on where companies expand, has

ARKANSAS BUSINESS - 2017-09-19 14:26:00