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CHI St. Vincent is off the trauma registry; ACLU director Sklar retires; Fleming takes over as head of Arkansas Education Association & our racist president: Arkansas edition.

Join the "Chorus" for Argenta

The Argenta Arts District will be the beneficiary of a special production of "A Chorus Line" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Argenta Community Theater.

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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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. 

ACLU director Sklar retires

Rita Sklar, the executive director of the ACLU since 1992, has retired, the ACLU of Arkansas announced today. Holly Dickson, the legal director, has been appointed interim director. 

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.

Andrew Stanton headed to Arkansas Cinema Society's Filmland 2019

This year, ACS brings in two-time Academy Award winner and Pixar architect Andrew Stanton, who's worked on films like "Finding Nemo," "Wall-E" and "Toy Story 4," and who directed two episodes of the second season of "Stranger Things."

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.

Fleming takes over as head of Arkansas Education Association

Carol Fleming, a speech-language pathologist at Pulaski Heights Middle School in the Little Rock School District, officially begins her two-year term as president of the Arkansas Education Association today. Fleming was elected to the position in May. She succeeds Cathy Koehler, who will return to the Little Rock School District. 

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.

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.