Today's News

Update: AP Withdraws Story About Leslie Rutledge Letter

by Associated Press 9/17/2014 06:11 pm

The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Leslie Rutledge's letter regarding abortion rights.

Crittenden Regional Hospital Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 9/17/2014 05:21 pm

Crittenden Regional Hospital of West Memphis filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection last week, listing estimated debts between $500,000 and $1 million.

Acting Like The Majority Party (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 9/17/2014 04:09 pm

Now that the August recess is over and members of Congress are back at work, GOP leaders in the House of Representatives are finding themselves in a familiar situation - infighting within the caucus. As the minority party in Washington, some level of internal conflict is expected, but will the GOP be able to coalesce if they win majority of the Senate this November?

A-State, NYIT Prepare for October Summit on Proposed Medical School

by Lee Hogan 9/17/2014 03:39 pm

Officials with the proposed New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro have set a graduate medical education summit for October. The GME Summit, scheduled Oct. 16, will bring together state and national healthcare leaders, hospital executives and practicing physicians.

CHI St. Vincent to Expand WLR Campus

by Mark Carter 9/17/2014 03:28 pm

The facility will be located next to CHI St. Vincent's outpatient, ambulatory care facility on the 37-acre campus. Building completion is scheduled for summer 2015. Current services at CHI St. Vincent West include primary care, urgent care, geriatric and sleep services.

Court Formalizes Settlement With Banks Over Dennis Smiley Assets

by George Waldon 9/17/2014 03:26 pm

Eighteen lenders were dismissed from the battle over assets once owned by former Arvest Bank executive Dennis Smiley Jr.

Grants Awarded for Upgrades at 8 Arkansas Airports

by Associated Press 9/17/2014 03:17 pm

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Steve Womack have announced a total of more than $4.1 million in federal grants to eight Arkansas airports.

Fed Signals Plan to Keep Key Rate at Record Low

by Associated Press 9/17/2014 01:12 pm

The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

Peter Banko to Oversee Multiple CHI Hospitals

by Gwen Moritz 9/17/2014 12:45 pm

Peter Banko, CEO of CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock since 2007, has been promoted by parent company Catholic Health Initiatives to oversee the hospitals in its east/southeast division.

Beaudet Aviation to Land at Little Rock, Create 75 Jobs

by Lance Turner 9/17/2014 11:20 am

Beaudet Aviation, a subsidiary of JCB Aero of Toulouse, France, says it will invest $2.5 million to open a facility in Little Rock, where it will be a key supplier to Dassault Falcon Jet.

Leaders Say New School District Will Boost Businesses in Jacksonville

by Lee Hogan 9/17/2014 10:44 am

More than 94 percent voted Tuesday for Jacksonville to separate from the Pulaski County Special School District and create its own school district. Leaders expect the move to provide a big boost for business in the city.

Backers Ask Court to Dismiss Alcohol-Sales Lawsuit

by Associated Press 9/17/2014 08:00 am

Backers of a measure that would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties are asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to remove the proposal from the November ballot.

Freight Brokerage Company to Open Lowell Facility

by Associated Press 9/16/2014 03:28 pm

A freight brokerage company has announced plans to open an office in Lowell in northwestern Arkansas and hire up to 50 employees.

Arkansas Attorney General Released From Hospital

by Associated Press 9/16/2014 01:40 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been released from a Little Rock hospital after he was admitted a day earlier for an adverse reaction to a new medication.

Mark Pryor, John Boozman Introduce Bill to Help Farmers Affected by Turner Grain

by Lee Hogan 9/16/2014 01:31 pm

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman have introduced a bill aimed at providing relief for farmers affected by the collapse of grain dealers.

NY: Wal-Mart Levied Fictional 'Sugar Tax' on Soda

by Associated Press 9/16/2014 01:09 pm

New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying stores were charging a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.

US CEOs Less Optimistic About Hiring, Spending

by Associated Press 9/16/2014 11:26 am

Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter.

Clear Channel Renamed iHeartMedia

by Associated Press 9/16/2014 11:18 am

Clear Channel, the largest radio station operator in the U.S., says it has renamed itself iHeartMedia to reflect its transformation into a multi-platform media company that includes iHeartRadio, its digital radio service.

David Allan Wins Again at Startup Weekend Little Rock

by Mark Carter 9/16/2014 10:51 am

David Allan has this Startup Weekend thing down. Allan and his Kick It Little Rock team won the latest Startup Weekend Little Rock held at Acxiom's corporate headquarters in the River Market.

ARK Challenge: Eatiply Founder Not Your Typical Young Entrepreneur

by Mark Carter 9/16/2014 10:32 am

David Woodberry isn't typical of the young entrepreneurs you'll find at startup accelerators like the ARK Challenge. Woodberry moved his family from their native Minneapolis to Little Rock to compete in the ARK and grow LinkedCause, which had already launched the TOMS Shoes-inspired Eatiply campaign.