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Serial killer jailed in California says he killed Pine Bluff woman

The Pine Bluff Commercial reported over the weekend that convicted serial killer Samuel Little has confessed to the 1994 murder of Jolanda Jones, 26, of Pine Bluff. Jones' body was found on Port Road, and according to a report by the Fox News Network, her death was originally attributed to drugs.

Hutchinson a great governor? Not so much.

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. introduced Governor Hutchinson at a meeting of the Little Rock Rotary Club last week and praised Hutchinson for his economic development efforts, his "laser focus on efficiency," "his heart" and sense of compassion for the state's citizens. He said Hutchinson would go down in the books as one of the greatest governors in the state's history. Today, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's John Brummett agreed. Say what?

State congressional delegation lamely responds to Trump's racist tweets

Cotton, Hill, Westerman, Womack and Boozman all respond poorly.

Edith Irby Jones, who desegregated UAMS, dies

Edith Irby Jones, the first black person to attend and graduate from the University of Arkansas Medical School (now the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences), has died in Houston. She was 91.
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Stuttgart to build solar power plant

Bill Halter's Scenic Hill Solar announced today that it is partnering with the city of Stuttgart to build a solar power plant in the city. It's expected to power 100 percent of all municipal operations, saving the city more than $100,000 per year.
Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey talks to protestors outside Little Rock City Hall

Scott to present citizens police review board ordinance

At Tuesday evening’s board of directors agenda meeting, Mayor Frank Scott Jr. will present an ordinance to create a citizens review board for the Little Rock Police Department. The draft of the ordinance says the board’s scope of authority would include reviewing incidents involving use of force, corruption and discrimination.

Man stabbed after denigrating Elvis impersonator

A Little Rock man was stabbed six times Saturday night after he reportedly insulted a black Elvis impersonator, the Little Rock Police Department said. 

Suspect identified in 2018 Mabelvale Pike homicide

Little Rock police today announced that detectives had identified Darrius Holmes, 25, as a suspect in the April 2018 fatal shooting of Joshua Backus, 39, at 5301 Mabelvale Pike.
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CHI St. Vincent is off the trauma registry

CHI St. Vincent has been removed from the state's trauma system, but is working to be back on later this year.

Our racist president: Arkansas edition

The silence from our state's Republican congressional delegation — and from the Republican Party generally — has been deafening in the wake of President Trump's racist tweet on Sunday.

Swifton police chief resigns after video surfaces on social media

J.R. Moody, chief of police of Swifton (Jackson County), has resigned after a video of him cursing a man surfaced on social media, KAIT reports.

A Pope County casino: a good bet

The state Racing Commission will hear an appeal of its decision to reject a Pope County casino permit application on Thursday. Meanwhile, local support for a casino appears to be growing.
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