Today's News

#ARWX: Flights Canceled at Little Rock Airport After Snowfall

by Associated Press 3/5/2015 07:15 am

Little Rock airport officials say 19 flights have been canceled after about six inches of snow and sleet fell across central Arkansas.

Grand Jury Indicts 4 Tied to One Bank Loans to Alberto Solaroli

by George Waldon 3/4/2015 05:06 pm

A grand jury indictment names a quartet of former top executives at One Bank & Trust in an alleged conspiracy to defraud the federal government. A 20-page superseding indictment filed in Little Rock U.S. District Court targets Gary Rickenbach, Michael Heald, Tom Whitehead and Brad Paul.

McLarty Automotive Group Buys Missouri Dealership From Frank Fletcher

by Lance Turner 3/4/2015 02:39 pm

Mark McLarty's McLarty Automotive Group said Wednesday that it has purchased Frank Fletcher Honda of Columbia, Missouri, from Frank Fletcher of North Little Rock.

Walton Family Awards $5M Challenge Grant for Walton Art Center Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 12:08 pm

The Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $5 million challenge grant in support of a capital campaign to add 30,000-SF of space to the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

Arkansas Senate Panel OKs Cut to Planned Parenthood Funding

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 11:57 am

Arkansas would bar state funding for Planned Parenthood under a bill endorsed by a Senate panel.

US Judge Won't Lift Stay in Arkansas Gay Marriage Lawsuit

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/4/2015 11:24 am

A federal judge says she won't allow same-sex marriages in Arkansas while the issue is pending before an appeals court.

Arkansas Senate Panel Approves Changes to Lottery-Funded Scholarships

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 10:51 am

An Arkansas Senate panel has endorsed lowering the amount of money incoming college freshmen would receive in from the state's lottery-funded scholarships and changing the program's eligibility requirements.

McDonald's to Use Chicken Without Human Antibiotics

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 10:33 am

In a statement, chicken supplier Tyson Foods Inc. said it looks forward to working with McDonald's to meet its new standards.

Charles Morgan to Entrepreneurs: Surround Yourself with Good People

by Mark Carter 3/4/2015 09:32 am

Former Acxiom Corp CEO Charles Morgan has some advice for entrepreneurs: surround yourself with good people, secure adequate funding, learn from your mistakes and believe in yourself.

ARK Challenge Startup Politapoll Merging with Little Rock's Civik

by Mark Carter 3/4/2015 09:17 am

With Politapoll on hold, and with Civik still searching for traction, Atwood said it made sense to explore a melding of the minds, of sorts. (RIP, Leonard Nimoy.) And a natural fit, it is.

Email Issue Revives Old Questions About Clintons

by Julie Pace, The Associated Press 3/4/2015 06:50 am

Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency - the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades.

Tim Griffin Backs Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Ballot Change

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/3/2015 06:18 pm

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Tuesday he's backing a lawmaker's push for his office to no longer be a separately elected position and instead have Arkansas' No. 2 constitutional officer appear on the ballot as the governor's running mate.

Senate OKs Relaxing Rules on Forming New Districts

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 06:05 pm

The Arkansas Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill easing restrictions on the creation of new school districts.

Arkansas State University System Seeks Chancellor for West Memphis

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2015 02:50 pm

Mid-South Community College and the Arkansas State University System said Tuesday that it is starting a search for a chancellor to succeed MSCC President Glen Fenter.

Tuckerman Couple Give $650K to Stadium Project at A-State

by Lance Turner 3/3/2015 02:29 pm

Arkansas State University is using more than $650,000 of an almost $1 million estate gift to help finance construction of new club and suite-level seating at Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro.

Group Touts Arkansas Businesses Promoting LGBT Diversity

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 01:22 pm

A national group is touting more than 100 Arkansas businesses that it says are promoting diversity for gays and lesbians as it fights "conscience protection" legislation that critics say would justify discrimination.

US Supreme Court Allows Challenge to Colorado Internet Tax Law

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 11:50 am

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.

Vestcom International to Move Headquarters to One Cantrell Building

by Lance Turner 3/3/2015 11:29 am

Vestcom International has signed a lease for four suites totaling more than 37,000 SF in the One Cantrell building at 2800 Cantrell Road in Little Rock.

Arkansas Revenue Remains Ahead of Forecast for Year

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 09:51 am

Arkansas finance officials say a boost in sales tax collections and lower than expected tax refunds helped keep the state's revenue ahead of forecast last month.

Texarkana, Arkansas, Board Sets Travel Limits Amid Flap

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 07:30 am

Members of the Texarkana, Arkansas, City Board have approved a $1,200 limit on annual travel expenses for themselves after one member wanted to set the amount at $5,200.