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COVID today: A mixed bag

Active cases decline, but a bit of a movement upward in hospital cases.

Today's news: From the death chamber to a giant killer in the Senate

The news includes a new player in the fight against legal marijuana, a billionaire at that.

Today's news: Crime

Duck and cover time in Little Rock.

Child dies after being left in a car in Fort Smith

Rescue effort failed.

UPDATE: Three dead, four wounded in at least 14 shooting incidents in Little Rock area

Some of the incidents may be related. Mayor insists violent crime is on the decline in Little Rock, though sometimes the "unexpected" happens.

Gun safety advocates connect lax gun laws to the fever-pitch violence in Little Rock this weekend

Arkansas's weak gun laws are linked to recent waves of violence, Moms Demand Action said.

Arkansas School Safety Commission places burden of student safety on the backs of underpaid school employees

Arkansas school districts now have the option of arming employees — principals, teachers, janitors, just about anyone — as long as the employees have undergone state-required civilian training.

Another case of 'qualified immunity' for a cop's use of force, this time in Pine Bluff against a shoplifter

A Pine Bluff officer likely used excessive force in a shoplifting arrest, but appeals court says he's immune from lawsuit.

Cybersecurity firm to locate in Little Rock Technology Park

Cybersecurity firm promises 50 six-figure jobs in three years.

How bad is crime in Arkansas? Hard to say because many police agencies don't report crime statistics

Arkansas lags in reporting crime statistics to the FBI.

Sen. Alan Clark, giant killer

Look out giants. Sen. Alan Clark of Lonsdale and/or Hot Springs is coming after you. It is ordained.

FBI announces Arkansas arrest in human trafficking investigation

Two-week operation nets Arkansas suspects.

Milkdadd, Emily Moll Wood, Shaeffer, Lex Blevins, Meikel Church at Third Friday Argenta Art Walk

Touring the Argenta Arts District Friday night means a feast of art in one walkable stretch of gallery space, including work by Milkdadd, Michael Shaeffer, Emily Moll Wood, Meikel Church, Lourdes Valverde, Briseida Ochoa, Jayne Pyle and more.

Arkansas Game and Fish reports two giant catfish caught in Lake Conway

A brother-and-sister night fishing excursion turns up the stuff of nightmares. Or some good eatin', depending on who you ask.

Federal appeals court upholds Arkansas three-drug execution protocol

Melissa Carper at White Water Tavern tonight

Whether or not Monday deserves such beauty and wit, multi-instrumentalist Melissa Carper, the Sad Daddy bassist and half of the duo Buffalo Gals who put out a hell of classic country/jazz solo record during the pandemic, is playing at the White Water Tavern tonight.

Big spending on marijuana and casino amendments, with a battle looming on legislature's attempt to kill majority rule

Money pours in on marijuana and other amendments.

Slutty Vegan food truck rolling into Little Rock today only

Slutty Vegan, a popular Atlanta-based vegan restaurant, is popping up in Little Rock today at 27 Rahling Circle from 2-6 p.m. or until it sells out.

Charter panel rejects right-wing activist's charter school application

The state’s charter-school authorizing panel showed common sense today and denied political activist Melissa “Missy” Bosch’s application to start her own school in Cabot.

Three people killed at I-430 river crossing

Two killed after stopping to help stalled driver, who was also killed when truck slammed them.

COVID today: 1,053 new cases and eight more deaths

The trend at the hospitals is downward.
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Officials address weekend of violence, at least 15 incidents of gunshots in LR area

Interim Chief Wayne Bewley said it was too early to say if or how these events were connected, although one man has been charged with a few of the crimes.

LR mayor candidate Steve Landers admits he recently left loaded gun in a restaurant bathroom

The most conservative candidate in the three-way race for Little Rock mayor confirmed rumors that he mistakenly left his gun behind in the bathroom at The Root Cafe on Main Street earlier this summer.
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