Little Rock

Arkansas to reconsider letting guns in stadiums, arenas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers will consider exempting college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed.<p>The Arkansas Senate was expected to take up a proposal Thursday to add the exemption to a new state law allowing concealed …

Guns

Pence to visit LR, tout health care proposal

WASHINGTON -- As the White House worked to round up votes for the proposed American Health Care Act, Vice President Mike Pence was preparing to …

Health Care

Arkansas attorney general rejects recreational marijuana proposal

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state.<p>In an opinion …

Marijuana

'American Jihad' Review: In the Wake of Homegrown Terror

This documentary about Americans who became, in that loose phrase, “homegrown terrorists” shines a rare penetrating light on parents and siblings whose loved ones went happily off to become soldiers of Islam. In doing so it evokes the reality of these shattered lives—the mix of anguish and fury of …

Terrorism

The best way to lose weight might be a move to Seattle

The South is home to the most overweight cities in the U.S., with the unhealthiest people living in cities in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.<p>A …

Cities

‘Loving’ Director Jeff Nichols Launches Arkansas Cinema Society, With a Festival in 2018 — Exclusive

Even as nonprofit arts organizations are under attack, the filmmaker is drawing inspiration from Richard Linklater's Austin Film Society to launch a …

Filmmaking

Vice President Pence to speak in Arkansas on health care

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Arkansas to discuss proposed federal health care legislation.<p>The Republican Party of Arkansas says …

Health Care

Senate committee to hear school accountability bills today

The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to hear bills this morning requiring the same level of <b>transparency for all schools</b> that receive tax …

Education

State school chief makes it clear: Charters more important than LRSD

Eye-opening testimony occurred after hours Tuesday night at a meeting of the House Education Committee on <b>Rep. Clarke Tucker's bill</b> to prevent the …

Education

State hunting for volunteers to witness April's 8 executions

A shortage of required citizen witnesses to watch eight lethal injections over a 10-day period next month prompted the state prison director Tuesday …

Death Penalty

Arkansas-born film writer-director to chair cinema society

An Arkansas-born film writer and director will chair a state group hoping to build a film community in Arkansas.<p>Little Rock native Jeff Nichols was …

Entertainment

BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers in Vermont

<b>How can I get involved as a Contributing Editor?</b><p>All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and …

Vermont

Polite Society Tactical Conference, 2017, Little Rock, AR

<i>By John Farnam</i><p><b>Little Rock, AR –</b>-(Ammoland.com)- Tom Givens’ now-famous annual “Polite Society” Tactical Conference just concluded. This year, it was …

Arkansas House rejects bill to ban marijuana in food

LITTLE ROCK — The House on Monday rejected a bill to ban the manufacture or sale of medical marijuana in food or drink.<p>House Bill 1392 by Rep. Robin …

Marijuana

Another setback for highway construction legislation

Rep. Dan Douglas, lead sponsor of the legislation to <b>finance a highway construction program,</b> failed today to expunge the vote on the bill to ask …

Government

School accountability legislation introduced; lengthens state takeover option

Monday, March 20, 2017<p>School accountability legislation introduced; lengthens state takeover option<p>Posted By Max Brantley on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at …

Government

Getaway driver in Little Rock bank robbery gets 21 years; manager shot in heist

The teenager who bought the shotgun her clown-masked boyfriend used to shoot a man during a Little Rock bank robbery was sentenced to 21 years in …

Crime

Police: Employee pepper-sprayed by shoplifter at west Little Rock department store

An employee who was trying to prevent a shoplifting at a west Little Rock department store was sprayed in the face with a "pepper spray-like …

Policing

PHOTOS: Boy, 17, shot up in Little Rock carjacking

A 17-year-old boy was shot multiple times during a carjacking at a Little Rock apartment complex Monday afternoon, police said.

Taco Bell

Police: One killed overnight in Little Rock parking lot overnight

Authorities in Little Rock are investigating an overnight homicide.<p>The Little Rock Police Department said one person was killed in a parking lot at …

1 of 2 shot men in Little Rock named by police

A Little Rock police report released Sunday identified one of two men injured in a Friday night shooting.

SPIN CYCLE: An open letter to Arkansan who appeared on 'The Bachelor'

Dear Raven Gates, Aww, Raven. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you -- beautiful 25-year-old brunette Jonesboro boutique owner who starred on The …

Entertainment

Arkansas move let ad-tech firm get back on feet

Inuvo may not have begun in Arkansas, but the digital publishing and advertising technology company purposefully selected it as its home.<p>And that …

Rapert folds on renaming Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport

<b>Sen. Jason Rapert</b> has apparently given up — unsurprisingly, given lack of support from anybody else — on his effort to force the <b>renaming of the Bill</b> …

Hillary Clinton

Purdue Exorcises NCAA Tournament Demons

Purdue suffered heartbreaking defeats in the first round of the previous two NCAA Tournaments, but the Boilermakers refused to fold this …

Sports

Arkansas inches closer to transgender 'bathroom bill'

KELLY P. KISSEL, Associated Press<p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Senate committee moved closer Wednesday to approving a bill to require that …

North Carolina

89-year-old man found in suitcase in field was WWII vet

“He was a war hero who could have been buried at the National Cemetery ... instead, he ends up in a suitcase dumped in a field in Arkansas”

Crime

Best restaurants of Arkansas 2017

The <i>Arkansas Times</i> has been publishing its readers' choices for the state's best restaurants longer than most of the staff has been alive. That means …

Restaurants

Little Rock airport's 'Clinton' now stays under bill

Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field no longer would be required to change its name under pending legislation in the Arkansas Senate.

Elderly housing project in west Little Rock opposed

Residents of a west Little Rock neighborhood won the first battle in a fight against a company's attempt to build a community for senior citizens on …