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Dead Blackbirds Fall Again In Arkansas Town

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | Weird News

BEEBE, Ark. — Authorities in a central Arkansas town say about 100 blackbirds died on New Year's Eve after being spooked by fireworks, far less ...

Ruling: Arkansas Schools Can't Stop Desegregation Funds

AP | By JEANNIE NUSS and CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas cannot cut off millions of dollars in funding for desegregation programs in Little Rock-area school districts until the ...

J. L. Greene

Car Service Cartels Use Regulation to Crush Competitors | J. L. Greene | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- In June 2010 the Nashville Metropolitan City Council passed legislation raising the city's minimum fee for limo and sedan rentals, ...

Exploring Bentonville, Arkansas, America's Unlikely New Arts Mecca

Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel

The opening of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Friday put Bentonville, Arkansas on the map in a very new way. The town was previously no...

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 ...

TV Weatherman Found With Naked Dead Man Quits His Job

Posted 11.13.2011 | Weird News

A TV weatherman quit his job in LIttle Rock, Ark., because he couldn't take the heat from a scandal in which he was found in a hot tub with a dead man...

Doing It On The Cheap In Little Rock

Pam Grout | Posted 11.09.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

"Little Rock is showcase for what's possible, a platform for turning injustice into justice."

Weatherman Wakes Up In Hot Tub With Naked Corpse

Posted 11.07.2011 | Weird News

Arkansas police are investigating the death of a man found naked in a hot tub next to a sleeping TV weatherman. A friend woke meteorologist Brett C...

Atheist Bus Ads Win Approval From Judge

Posted 10.12.2011 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) A federal judge ruled Thursday (Aug. 11) that the public transit system in Little Rock, Ar...

Arkansas Soldier Shooter's Tell-All Letter To FBI

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A man who pleaded guilty to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas said he also shot at the...

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...

Would-Be Terror Suspect On Trial In Arkansas Soldier Slay

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 09.17.2011 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An attorney for a man charged with capital murder told potential jurors Monday that half their work was already done, acknow...

NEA Announces Grants, Says Video Games Will Count As Art

Posted 07.18.2011 | Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) made two important announcements this week. Along with its annual crop of grant recipients, the agency relea...

Severe Weather Continues In Several States

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

VILONIA, Ark. -- Residents in several states endured a second straight night of violent weather Tuesday, a day after a series of powerful storms in Ar...


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...

Oscar-Winner Lisa Blount Is Remembered... "As Is and Still Loved"

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I stood in the house Lisa built, shared mementos and pictures everywhere, and knew something big had been lost. A life, a future, a friendship and all her brilliant work that was to come.

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

Jefferson Thomas and the Courage of Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

In 1957, Jefferson Thomas and eight fellow Black students at Little Rock High School made history as they helped make our nation live up to the promise of Brown v. Board of Education, the end of legal segregation in public schools.

A Mosque at Ground Zero and the Source of American Greatness

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

The debate over the proposed building of an Islamic center and mosque a few blocks from "Ground Zero" has resulted in off the charts displays of demag...

Arkansas Tornadoes Kill 1, Injure Dozens

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SCOTLAND, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has declared a state of emergency in an area hit by Friday's deadly tornadoes. A spokesman says Beebe...

Arkansas Adoption Ban Overturned: Law Kept Unmarried Straight, Gay Couples From Adopting

AP | CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A state judge on Friday struck down an Arkansas law approved by voters that banned gay couples and other unmarried people li...

Curtis Coleman, GOP Senate Candidate, Compares Stem Cell Research To Nazi Experiments

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas says he sees no need to apologize for comparing stem cell research...

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...

Workers' Rights Are Civil Rights

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

This week the minimum wage rose by 70 cents to $7.25 an hour, a beggar's lot really, but still corporations across America decried it.