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Jackson County covets prison
Jackson County is joining at least four other Arkansas counties that have expressed interest in seeking the construction of a state prison in their respective areas. Subscribers must LOG-IN to read this full story.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Pop Up in the Rock in Park Hill
"Oh it's awesome we're so happy!" - said Diamond Bear Events Coordinator "Bonz" Rogers. This year hundreds came out to the Pop Up in the Rock event in Park Hill Saturday.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Strike up the band open line: Latino Festival in NLR tonight
PARTY TIME: More of the same tonight in North Little Rock in a reprise of the Latino Food and Musci Festival, shown here in full swing last year. Here's an open line.
How Top 10 fared
North Little Rock's Deantre Brown makes a touchdown catch in front of Fayetteville's Kennedy Wade in the first half of the Bulldogs' 43-33 victory Friday in Fayetteville. Subscribers must LOG-IN to read this full story.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
40 years of the Arkansas Times, plus tacos with salsa (music): How can you lose?
TALES FROM THE MORGUE: Four decades of Arkansas Times are reflected in a new display at the Historic Arkansas Museum. The Arkansas Times to-do list has a wide range of activities this weekend , but let me toot our own horn about a couple of them.
CHI St. Vincent, Cornerstone Hospital Finalizing Agreement for Long-Term Acute Care
CHI St. Vincent and Cornerstone Hospital of North Little Rock, operated by Cornerstone Healthcare Group of Dallas, Texas, are working out the final details of an agreement that will create 75 jobs and an expanded role for CHG at two CHI St. Vincent locations in central Arkansas.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
LRPD: Bank Robbery on North Taylor Street
We have just learned from police there has been a bank robbery at the 1800 block of North Taylor Street in North Little Rock. According to police the suspect first went to One Banc at 8000 Cantrell Road and attempted to get inside but was unsuccessful.
New Quest charter middle school opens with a different look that surrounding school districts
QUEST CHARTER SCHOOL: The new middle school in Chenal Valley has different demographics than you'll find in Little Rock public schools. Chris Bauman, general counsel for Responsive Education Solutions , the Texas-based company that is operating the new Quest charter middle school in Chenal Valley, has compiled demographic data I requested on the new school's enrollment.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Central High against tops National Merit semi-finalist list
The National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist list was released today and Little Rock Central High School again led the state with 18, followed by Cabot High with 12 and Fayetteville High with 9. Haas Hall Academy in Fayetteville, a small charter school, had seven. A friend provided this analysis: More than 1.4 million high school juniors took the qualifying test last October.
Death reported of Jeff Baskin, director of Laman Library
The CaringBridge website for Jeff Baskin, the long-director of North Little Rock's Laman Public Library, reports that he died last night. He was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in mid-July.
Eric Church, Dwight Yoakam and Brothers Osborne at Verizon Friday
Eric Church says despite his success, he'll always feel like an outsider in country music, so much so that he has called his new album "The Outsiders." His fans call him "The Chief."
Tue Sep 09, 2014
NLRPD Plays Down "Machete Attack"
A man survived being attacked and was left with a major head injury outside of a North Little Rock business. A woman who says she's the victim's sister shared this picture and claimed her brother had been attacked with a machete.
Early Voting Underway for Jacksonville School District
Poll workers say more than 200 ballots were cast in the first five hours of early voting to determine whether Jacksonville will form its own school district. JACKSONVILLE, AR - Poll workers say more than 200 ballots were cast in the first five hours of early voting to determine whether Jacksonville will form its own school district.
Maumelle police arrest man for gun at elementary school
Maumelle police announced the arrest today of a man carrying a gun who'd been making threatening remarks near the campus of Pine Forest Elementary. Their report on the arrest of Kevin Hamilton, 33, of North Little Rock: On 9/5/14 Maumelle Police Received information about a subject named Kevin Hamilton who was reportedly harassing family members and making threats about shooting, killing, and burning houses down.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Jermain Taylor's $1.2M North Little Rock Home for Sale
The home of professional boxer and former Middleweight Champion Jermain Taylor is up for sale. The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home on Vintage Drive is on the market for $1.2 million.
The City Wire
Beebe names 58 to state boards and commissions
Dr. Sameh Abul-Ezz, Little Rock, to the State Kidney Disease Commission. Appointment expires Jan. 14, 2015.
First Arkansas Bank Sues NLR Businessman John Rogers for $14.2M
First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville has sued to collect $14.2 million from North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.
Arkansas River Trail adds 'emergency medallions'
Signs are being placed on the Arkansas River Trail in central Arkansas to help emergency responders find people need help while on the trail. The Arkansas River Trail Task Force says the "emergency medallions" will include a set of initials and numbers that are coded to longitude and latitude coordinates.
What a difference a day makes in NLR
Divided by traffic-busy John F. Kennedy Boulevard, North Little Rock's historic Park Hill neighborhood has long yearned to support more retail businesses; add some upscale restaurants; and provide safer passage for patrons, especially those wanting to cross JFK's four lanes.
Sun Sep 07, 2014