Arkansas unemployment rate dips below 4 percent in December

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 13:27

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' unemployment rate has dipped back below 4 percent in the final month of 2016.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services said Friday that the state's unemployment rate in December was 3.9 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from November's...

Arkansas panel OKs restrictions on 2nd trimester abortions

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:49

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas legislative committee voted Thursday to outlaw an abortion procedure that opponents call “savage” and “barbaric” while others deem it the safest way to end a pregnancy in the second trimester.

Tennessee woman struck by Little Rock police vehicle dies

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:34

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in Little Rock say a Tennessee woman who was struck by an officer driving a police sport utility vehicle has died.

Arkansas governor vows to seek deeper tax cuts in 2 years

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:14

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson got a cool reception from fellow Republicans when he proposed a tax cut for low-income residents that was more modest than some legislators had hoped. So, he made them a pledge: Pass it now and he’ll push for much deeper cuts in two years.

Arkansas Senate panel advances $50M tax cut plan

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:17

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $50 million proposal to cut income taxes for more than 600,000 low-income residents.
The Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee on Wednesday endorsed the Republican governor's proposal to cut income taxes...

Arkansas House OKs delay in medical marijuana launch

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas House voted Tuesday to delay the launch of the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana program and ease a restriction on doctors who certify a patient is eligible to use the drug.

Arkansas tries to strip Gen. Lee from Martin Luther King Day

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 09:43

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Every third Monday in January, Arkansas state offices are closed in observance of an unlikely holiday: the shared birthdays of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Only three states commemorate both men on the same...

15,000 attend opening day at Oaklawn

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:47

HOT SPRINGS (KATV) — Oaklawn's 113th season is off and running.

Despite the cool and foggy weather, an estimated 15,000 fans attended opening day, according to park officials.

Oaklawn Racing handed out $420,000 in purse money for nine races, including $125,000 for the Fifth Season...

Oaklawn Park Entries, Saturday

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:05

1st_$24,500, cl $15,000-$15,000, 3YO up, 6f.

 

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Trust Your Gut 121 Big Headed Jerry 121
Wild Dreams 121 My Expectations 115
Loyalist 121 Chip Van Winkle

Body found in Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 16:33

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a body found in the Arkansas River near the Interstate 30 bridge in downtown Little Rock has been identified through the use of fingerprints.
Pulaski County Sheriff's Lt. Cody Burk said Wednesday that the body has been identified as 47-year-old...