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Suspect in 2018 homicide arrested

Jacovan Bush, 31, was arrested on warrants for capital murder and aggravated robbery relating to the Feb. 18, 2018 shooting of Devon Howard, 25, of Little Rock. 

Rally at Capitol today for reproductive rights

The Arkansas Coalition for Reproductive Justice will hold its tenth annual rally at 1 p.m. today on the steps of the State Capitol in Little Rock. 

The Fayetteville and ICE Edition

Arkansas Times editor Lindsey Millar and contributor Ali Noland discuss the Trump administration's rollback of Clean Water Act protections, protests around Washington County's participation in an agreement with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mike Bloomberg's second campaign stop in Little Rock and the latest LRSD happenings.

Arkansas Supreme Court rules that Jim Wyatt ineligible for ballot due to past misdemeanors

The Arkansas Supreme Court yesterday affirmed a lower court ruling that disqualified Jim Wyatt from seeking a circuit judgeship because of records of hot check violations ranging from 25 to 27 years ago.
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Arkansas unemployment rate remains at 3.6 percent

Arkansas's source for breaking news and analysis, with coverage of politics, Little Rock, dining, entertainment, medical marijuana, art, health care,...

Today's headlines and your TGIF open line

A Little Rock police officer was arrested yesterday and charged with third degree domestic battery, police said in a statement; former state lawmaker who 'rehomed' adopted girls sues state over investigation – Supreme Court dismisses suit and the Governor is slated to announce a joint project between State Parks and Walton Family Foundation in the Delta.

FOI investigation details allegations of secret meetings and malfeasance on casino negotiations by Pope County officials

Pope County officials conspired to hold secret meetings and hoodwink the public during discussions of a proposed casino, according to the accounts of Pope County citizens interviewed as part of a special prosecutor's investigation into alleged violations of the Freedom of Information Act.

Arkansas Supreme Court rules that Emily White can remain on the ballot for Court of Appeals race

Arkansas's source for breaking news and analysis, with coverage of politics, Little Rock, dining, entertainment, medical marijuana, art, health care,...

Impeachment trial rolls on

The impeachment trial of President Trump is set for a third day of arguments this afternoon from the House managers prosecuting the case. 
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From Rock Candy

Arkansas filmmakers Daniel Campbell and Graham Gordy to write Courteney Cox's "Last Chance U" drama

Arkansas filmmakers Graham Gordy and Daniel Campbell, who co-wrote 2018's feature film "Antiquities," are now the co-creators for Courteney Cox's "Last Chance U," a drama based on the Netflix documentary series of the same name.

Artspace Arts Market Study results to be released

The national nonprofit developer of housing and studio space for artists and arts organizations will present the results at an event from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.

Art to see in Little Rock this week: A slideshow

Here's a preview of what's coming Thursday, Jan. 16, to the Windgate Center for Art + Design at UA Little Rock.

JeanFo, 1931-2020

The sculptor JeanFo, formerly of Hot Springs, has died in France.

Lori Petty to appear at Spa-Con!

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Lori Petty, known to comics fans for her portrayal of Tank Girl in the movie of the same name and for her starring role more recently in the hit TV show, “Orange Is The New Black,” will be a celebrity guest at Spa-Con V in Hot Springs September 18 – 20.
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"Beaker Street" is back

With Clyde Clifford's retirement from a decades-long day job in the rearview mirror (barely), beloved rock radio bulletin "Beaker Street" is slated for a revival on Arkansas Rocks.

"Uncut Gems" is feverish and inspired

"Uncut Gems” builds a genre-busting tale of crime and debt and chutzpah around an instantly indelible character named Howard Ratner, absolutely the last person in the world you’d want to play chicken against.

Popular: Five Questions with Allison Bailey of "Wicked"

Allison Bailey's Glinda is fabulously polished, countering Suskauer’s wry Elphaba with physical humor and playful vocal delivery. We caught up with Bailey ahead of performances of "Wicked" in Little Rock, which run at Robinson Performance Hall through January 19.

Art to look forward to: A slideshow preview

A look at what's coming to Central Arkansas galleries in January.

The inclusive museum: Crystal Bridges adds more work by women

Work by Amy Sherald, Marie Watt, Lorraine O'Grady and Dyani White Hawk joins the collection.
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Maxine's Live | Famous Loaded Bloody Mary - Live Music Venue & Late Night Eatery, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Feast Mode! To kick-off our new 'Foodie' Series, we're at Maxine's Live Music Venue and Late Night Eatery located in the heart of Historic Downtown Hot Springs.

FeastMode! Rocky's Corner, Hot Springs

There is no shortage of pizza options in Hot Springs, just ask our friend Gina over at Rocky's Corner!

Black Angus moving

Black Angus, a Little Rock restaurant that has been around for decades, has announced it has lost its lease on its location near the corner of Rodney Parham and Shackleford.

Cheap Eats: Five local lunches under $5

Little Rock has more stellar lunch spots than we deserve, and it’s entirely possible to escape most of them without busting your budget for the entire day. Here, we highlight a few steals for the noontime hour.

Kream Kastle is a greasy spoon and a living fossil

Kream Kastle has no social media presence whatsoever. Neither does it take orders through various delivery apps. One might be tempted to call this place a throwback to an earlier era, an atavism, a living fossil. But we just call it that little drive-in on Highway 70 — you know, that tastee-freeze between Ten Mile Creek and the Lonsdale turnoff, the place where all the trucks are parked.
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Meteor leaving LR landing spot

As Allied Cycle Works goes, so goes The Meteor.

Library Kitchen and Lounge: Book it for January

The new restaurant, in the old Gusano's location, will have a streetside to-go window, a "yard" at the front for lounging and live music on the weekends.

Copper Grill gets new owner

Dan Kovach, the former manager of Cajun's Wharf, which closed June 1, and business partner Lelan Stice are the new owners.

Plant-based pub grub: Add Ester's to the list of vegan hot spots in Little Rock

Alleged consumer confusion has never tasted so sweet. Long may the plant-based option grow in Arkansas.

Dos Rocas relaunches as Mockingbird Bar and Tacos

Dos Rocas, which opened at 1220 S. Main St. in January, officially relaunched as Mockingbird Bar and Tacos on Thursday. Jack Sundell and Corri Bristow-Sundell, who own The Root Cafe, are now the sole owners of Mockingbird, which Sundell said will be taking an Arkansas local food approach to Latin American cuisine.
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