Today's News

Beebe Outlines 2 Budget Proposals to Lawmakers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/13/2014 11:05 am

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is warning lawmakers that state employees won't receive a pay raise next year and many state agencies will see their budgets reduced if some tax cuts approved last year take effect.

Spencer Jones Big Winner at ARK Challenge in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 11/13/2014 09:10 am

Spencer Jones, a surgical nurse resident at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, won an investment round of $150,000 for his innovative blood-draw device Wednesday at the ARK Challenge Demo Day in Little Rock.

Mike Beebe to Pardon Son Over Marijuana Conviction

by Associated Press 11/13/2014 07:36 am

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe's office says he plans to pardon his son over a 2003 felony marijuana conviction.

Dillard's 3Q Net Income Up 8 Percent

by Lance Turner 11/13/2014 07:19 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $55.2 million, up 8.4 percent from the $50.9 million it reported in the same quarter last year.

Wal-Mart Breaks Same-Store Sales Losing Streak, Posts 0.5 Percent Gain

by Associated Press 11/13/2014 07:14 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported its fiscal third-quarter earnings slipped 1.5 percent but it eked out its first gain in nearly two years in a key revenue measure for its U.S. business. Still, the quarter also marked two full years of traffic declines at U.S. Wal-Mart stores.

Gary Stubblefield Drops Bid for Senate President

by Associated Press 11/12/2014 04:34 pm

A Republican lawmaker from western Arkansas says he's dropping his bid to unseat the incoming president of the state Senate.

Medicaid Needs Another $84M If Tax Cuts Proceed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/12/2014 03:30 pm

Arkansas' Medicaid program will need an additional $84.2 million in state funding next year and another $60 million from the surplus if lawmakers move forward with tax cuts approved last year, outgoing Gov. Mike Beebe recommended Wednesday.

The Washington Post: Mike Huckabee Eyeing Another White House Bid

by Lee Hogan 11/12/2014 03:18 pm

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee is said to be scheduling meetings with prominent GOP donors and looking for a possible campaign headquarters in Little Rock to position himself for another run at the White House in 2016, according to an article from The Washington Post on Wednesday.

Mike Beebe to State Business Leaders: Keep Moving Forward, Working Together

by Lee Hogan 11/12/2014 02:16 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe told the state's business leaders on Wednesday to keep moving forward and working together in order to keep Arkansas headed in the right direction.

Arkansas Technology Summit to Showcase Research-based Startups

by Mark Carter 11/12/2014 09:51 am

The summit will run all day Thursday from the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

UAPB, UA Receive $2.2M in Grants

by Lee Hogan 11/12/2014 09:48 am

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the flagship institution of the UA System, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, have received a combined $2.2 million in grant funding this week.

5 Arkansas Schools Win Blue Ribbon Award

by Associated Press 11/12/2014 09:08 am

Five Arkansas schools have been honored by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Ouachita County OKs Election for Hospital Tax

by Associated Press 11/12/2014 08:42 am

The Ouachita County Quorum Court has approved several proposals asking voters to consider a sales tax increase to fund a county hospital.

ARK Challenge Showcasing Little Rock Startups at Demo Day

by Mark Carter 11/12/2014 08:27 am

The ARK Challenge is the tech-based startup "boot camp" launched in Fayetteville in 2012 through a federal grant that funded two installments. This year, the program was picked up by the state and private investors, continued in northwest Arkansas and expanded to Little Rock.

Pinnacle North Commemorates Expansion, Plans to Hire 25 Employees

by Lee Hogan 11/11/2014 02:51 pm

Pinnacle North Corporate Aircraft Interiors of Little Rock has invested $1.75 million into the company to quadruple its space and hire an additional 25 employees by the end of 2015.

Intimidator of Batesville to Manufacture New UTV, Expand Plant

by Mark Carter 11/11/2014 02:35 pm

Intimidator Inc. of Batesville will expand its manufacturing plant and add employees to accommodate a partnership with Mahindra USA to manufacturer an all-new line of utility vehicles.

A Look at Two Sides of the 'Net Neutrality' Debate

by Associated Press 11/11/2014 11:36 am

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

Michael Lamoureux Resigns to Work for Asa Hutchinson

by Associated Press 11/11/2014 10:55 am

Arkansas Senate President Pro Tem Michael Lamoureux has submitted a letter of resignation from the Senate after being named chief of staff and transition director for Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Guilty Plea Rejected, Martha Shoffner's Trial Set for February

by Gwen Moritz 11/10/2014 04:04 pm

A federal judge on Monday rejected Martha Shoffner's plea of guilty to a single count of mail fraud because the former state treasurer could not admit that she raised campaign funds with the intention of spending the money on personal expenses.

Arkansas, Louisiana Officials Celebrate Highway

by Associated Press 11/10/2014 02:56 pm

The new Interstate 49 from Texarkana, Arkansas, to Shreveport, Louisiana, is now officially open.