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I Thought Students Had No Reason to Drop Out. I Was Wrong.

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 12.11.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

It was my first day as a tutor at McClellan High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. I walked into the front office to sign in when, to my left, I saw a young student holding a newborn baby. She couldn't have been older than 15.

Court Ends Part Of Arkansas Desegregation Lawsuit

AP | KELLY P. KISSEL | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday ended a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School...

Storms Carve Deadly Path Through South, Midwest


PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of...

Obama Pledges Federal Help After Deadly Tornado

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending his deepest condolences to those affected by a deadly tornado that ripped through Arkan...

Deadly Tornadoes Tear Through 2 States

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO and JIM SALTER | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — The sky turned black as the funnel cloud closed in, and Maggie Caro rushed with her husband and two children to a community she...

Are Little Rock Schools Finally Desegregated?

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Five decades and $1 billion after an infamous racial episode made Little Rock, Ark., a national symbol of school segregation, the legal fight to ensur...

Arkansas Will No Longer Pay To Desegregate Schools

AP | KELLY P. KISSEL | Posted 03.15.2014 | Black Voices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge said Monday that Arkansas can stop making payments in one of the nation's most historic desegregation effor...

Arkansas May No Longer Fund The Racial Integration Of Schools

AP | CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An agreement awaiting a federal judge's final approval soon could end one of the nation's most historic desegregation effor...

5 Free Things To Do In Little Rock

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is nicknamed the Natural State, and its capital lives up to the moniker. There are plenty of ways for people to ex...

'Inconvenience' Isn't the Truth

Maya Lemon | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
Maya Lemon

Company representatives will tell you that your worries aren't true, they will tell you that they would live here, that it is safe, that you are imagining things. They will tell you a lot of things. You will still wonder.

Atheist Group Accused Of Waging War On Christmas For Attacking 'Charlie Brown Christmas' School Trip

Posted 01.26.2013 | Education

An atheist group is accused of waging war against Christmas by attacking an Arkansas elementary school for a field trip to see "A Charlie Brown Christ...

2 Teens Found Dead At Same Home Within A Week

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 09.12.2012 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Authorities in northeast Arkansas said Friday that an 18-year-old found fatally stabbed this week was a suspect in the shooting o...

Elevating Ike: An Audiobook Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you're a hardcore Democrat, this audiobook could turn you around about the man.

BlackVoices History Quest: Little Rock, Arkansas

Posted 02.14.2012 | Black Voices

Today's edition of Black Voices Black History Quest is based in Little Rock, Arkansas. You can plan a trip with your family to these places with th...

Court To Decide Whether State Will Still Pay $70 Million For School Desegregation

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — More than a half-century after federal troops escorted nine black students into an all-white school, efforts to desegregate ...

Shooter In Arkansas Soldier Killing Sentenced To Life

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 09.24.2011 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A man who killed one Arkansas soldier and wounded another – an act he called retribution for the deaths of Muslims abr...


AP | By ANDREW DeMILLO and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 06.26.2011 | Green

VILONIA, Ark. -- Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says rescuers have accounted for everyone who lives in the tornado-struck town of Vilonia and that the death...

Missouri Levees Ready To Burst From Intense Rain

AP | By JIM SALTER | Posted 06.25.2011 | Green

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A levee protecting the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff held overnight but officials are keeping a wary eye as waters from...

Volunteer Divers Search For Girl Trapped After Arkansas Flash Flood

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: The Associated Press reports that rescue workers have found a 20th body in the river. They have not confirmed if the body is that of Jadyn Bas...

Little Rock Twitter LIVE: Local News, Sports, People

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Follow the latest in Little Rock LIVE through our curated Twitter lists: local news, local sports, and local people via tweets. Do you know a tweeter...

Robber loses wallet, then asks victim to return it

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Police said a would-be robber was in jail after losing his wallet during the attempted robbery then phoning the victim and asking for it to be returned. Little Rock police said the 23-year-old man was arrested on robbery charges Tuesday.

Police said the man tried to rob a man at gunpoint at his home but fled and dropped his wallet then later called and told the man to return the wallet at a service station in North Little Rock.

Little Rock police were interviewing the victim when the call came and notified North Little Rock police who found the suspect outside the service station and arrested him after a short foot chase.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,

Anne Pressly, Slain Anchorwoman, Beaten "So Severely" Her Teeth Knocked Out, Jaw Shoved Back

AP | CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A medical examiner says an Arkansas TV anchorwoman was beaten so severely that one blow knocked a tooth out of her mouth and...

Windstream to cut 350 jobs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Windstream Corp. says it is cutting 350 jobs, or nearly 5 percent of its work force, in part to balance out declining revenue in its residential voice unit.

The Little Rock, Arkansas, company offers phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition digital TV services and has 7,100 employees. Its profit and revenue have fallen overall in the first and second quarters.

Windstream will make the cuts this year through volunteers, cutting open positions and attrition.

The company expects a $15 million charge in the fourth quarter for severance benefits.

Windstream said the restructuring will help it focus on broadband and business enterprise opportunities.

Being "Deeply Saddened" at Gun Violence Is Not Enough

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Candidate Obama addressed gun violence prevention. President Obama ha not done much more than express his deep sadness to victims and their families in response to shooting after shooting.