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Suspect surrenders in 2017 NLR homicide

Marshadrick Waddy was wanted in the 2017 homicide of 36-year-old Damien Mitchell.
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Oklahoma AG drops lawsuit against education payment vendor ClassWallet

ClassWallet spokesperson Henry Feintuch said in a statement that ClassWallet is grateful Drummond has confirmed that the allegations against them were “wholly without merit.” 
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The Little Rock Marathon is looming, along with road closures

The Little Rock Marathon is known for its giant finishers’ medals. This year, the race theme is “Dino-Mite,” and the medals reflect that with sparkly T-rexes and triceratopses.

LRSD lays off 17 district-level employees in first round of cuts

The Little Rock School District laid off 17 employees this week, and more are in the pipeline. 
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Little Rock mayor's annual address teases new programs, renewed sales tax push

Scott didn’t drop any major announcements, but he touted a number of new features coming soon to city government and reaffirmed his intention to push for a sales tax increase.

Legislators ask for audit of school vendor Solution Tree

A legislative committee voted unanimously Thursday to conduct a special audit of Solution Tree, a company hired by the state to assist with teachers’ professional development. 
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Medical marijuana group submits revised amendment to AG

Attorney General Tim Griffin rejected the group's first submission last month.

Upcoming city parks improvements aplenty

Mountain bike trail at Allsopp Park? Heck yeah! New designs for Hindman Park? Alright! Updated bleachers, benches and tables at Interstate Park? Definitely.
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State abandons bids for LEARNS voucher vendors

The state Department of Education on Wednesday canceled the bid process to pick a vendor to handle school vouchers in the second year of Arkansas LEARNS. 

Bentonville School District's plan to build teacher housing moves ahead

A plan to build homes for employees of the Bentonville School District moved one step closer to fruition Tuesday when the local planning commission gave its unanimous nod of approval to rezone a plot of land near Bentonville High School.
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Authorities investigate suspected suicide in Arkansas prison, second this year

Authorities pronounced the inmate dead Tuesday evening.

Find a new furry friend this weekend at Central Arkansas adoption event

Get ready for some major cuteness, because we got our paws on some pictures of the pups that will be available. 

Arkansas flu spread ‘very high,’ seasonal deaths reach 40

The flu is so far trending in a similar way to years past. If it continues, illnesses will likely mellow out by mid-March.

Little Rock officials approve step toward city-owned solar array

When it’s all said and done, the solar array is expected to provide 70% of Little Rock city government's electricity needs. At that rate, about $27 million would be saved over the next two decades, according to an estimate provided Tuesday.

Water service is now restored in most Helena-West Helena homes

Water service may be back in most homes, but Helena-West Helena's system is still fragile. Going forward, city officials have said they plan to apply for funding to make updates and replace wells.

LEARNS voucher contractor uses same lobbyist as first dad/former Gov. Mike Huckabee

ClassWallet — the Florida company with a lucrative contract to manage the banking side of Arkansas LEARNS school vouchers — employs a lobbyist who also represents a political action committee for former Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Shorter College to break ground on NLR technology hub

A groundbreaking for Shorter College’s $1.8 million technology hub is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at 1201 East 4th Street in North Little Rock.

NLR police charge 19-year-old with capital murder

Robert Duncan Jr. was charged in the shooting death of Thomas Phillips yesterday.

A swing and a hit: CALS Main Library renovation starts with a bang

The renovation at the CALS Main Library is expected to take a year, but the results will include a rooftop hangout area, basement computer lab and Boulevard Bread Company outpost.

Biking, rowing and sweating it out at Hotworx

Hotworx offers virtual workout classes inside a 130-degree sauna. It's hot in there.
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