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Bryan Malinowski, executive director of Clinton National Airport: The airport’s debt-free status “allowed us to ... keep construction going, keep people employed.”
Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Update: Malinowski Illegally Sold Guns, 6 Later Linked to Crimes, Affidavit Says

An affidavit released Thursday details allegations that led to the deadly shootout between Bryan Malinowski and federal agents at his Little Rock home. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

State’s Freedom of Information Law Back Under Microscope

Draft legislation to limit the scope of Arkansas’ open meetings and records law could be up for debate in a special legislative session. read more >
Mike Hagar, left, and A.J. Gary
Government & Politics

Gov.-Elect Sarah Sanders Names Public Safety Picks

Sanders, who was elected in November, named Capt. Mike Hagar as her nominee for secretary of public safety when Sanders takes office next month. Sanders said she'll also appoint Hagar to serve at the same time as director of the Division of State Police. read more >
An Old Dominion Freight Line truck pulls out of the company's West Chester, Ohio, facility.
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Old Dominion Hopes to Cut $75 Million Awarded to First Responders in Fatal Crash

A North Carolina trucking company accused of hauling hazardous materials without proper warning placards is asking a St. Francis County circuit judge for new trial or a reduced jury award to six first responders who worked a fatal accident. read more >
Randeep Mann says he played no role in a bombing that maimed a member of the medical board.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Doing Life, Randeep Mann Insists He’s No BomberLock Icon

Convicted of conspiring to injure the head of the state medical board and sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, former physician Randeep Mann still maintains his innocence. read more >

Arkansas Traffic Fatalities Increase in 2020Lock Icon

The Arkansas State Police’s Highway Patrol Division was still compiling the full-year statistics last week, but this much was clear: 2020 was significantly deadlier on Arkansas’ roadways than typical. read more >
Windows were smashed Monday night at Bank OZK and other buildings on Capitol Avenue in Little Rock amid protests over police shootings of black Americans.
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State Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up Protest at Capitol

Arkansas authorities used tear gas for the third night in a row Monday to disperse protests outside the state Capitol over the death of George Floyd. read more >
A screenshot of the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services' Pandemic Unemployment Assistance website at pua.arkansas.gov.
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Hutchinson, a Flawed Site and Defining Exploitation

Gov. Hutchinson puzzled techies and Luddites alike by making a federal case out of what seemed to be a good Samaritan’s report that the Arkansas Pandemic Unemployment Assistance website was inadvertently revealing applicants’ Social Security and banking numbers. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Gunman Dead, 2 Officers Hurt in Shooting at Forrest City Walmart

Two police officers were wounded and a gunman was killed Monday morning in an exchange of gunfire at a Walmart store in Forrest City in eastern Arkansas, authorities said. read more >
His political persona earned Bill Gwatney, shown here in 1995, the nickname “Gwatzilla,” a moniker borrowed from his car dealerships’ advertising.
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Murder of Bill Gwatney Remains BafflingLock Icon

As the 10th anniversary of the murder of Bill Gwatney approaches, associates of Democratic Party chairman have accepted that they will never understand the motive for a crime that made national news and launched months of fruitless investigation. read more >
Wendy Kelley
Government & Politics

Arkansas Prisons Chief Says Vacant Positions a Challenge

Arkansas' prison system is struggling with a high number of vacancies as the department tries to address a violent rash of incidents that have included attacks on guards by inmates, the state's correction chief told lawmakers Wednesday. read more >
Chuck Graham, Lonoke County prosecutor, originally prosecuted Dr. Richard Johns who is pleading guilty in Federal Court to operating a painkiller pill mill.
Health Care / Legal / Manufacturing

One Bad Doctor: Richard Johns Pill Mill Scheme Leads to Death of One, Ensnares Dozens

By the end of this month, at least 52 people will have pleaded guilty to being a part of what prosecutors believe are the largest drug rings ever busted in both Lonoke and White counties, including the one bad doctor who was the indispensable element: Richard Duane Johns. read more >
Three Little Rock advertising firms have made their proposals to market the state's lottery. Winners will be announced at a later date.
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Heathcott Hopes CJRW Selected as Lottery’s First Pick

The battle for an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marketing contract worth more than $5 million a year is down to three Little Rock advertising finalists. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

State Police Investigating Faulkner County Financial Filings

Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland sought a review by state police, citing irregularities with filings of financial interest statements by county elected officials. The documents provide limited information on sources of income and holdings in the previous year for officials and their spouses. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Asa Hutchinson Taps Bill Bryant as State Police Director

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced Bill Bryant will serve as director of the Arkansas State Police. read more >

Video: Highway Officials Hope To Open I-40 ‘Sometime Overnight’ After Tractor-Trailer Accident at Crystal Hill

Arkansas State Police officials say the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 40 in North Little Rock could be blocked for hours because of a crash and fire involving a tractor-trailer. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Arkansas Online Checkbook Shows Ad Spending

The benefits of Transparency.Arkansas.gov, a website described more thoroughly in the story on Page 10, include a handy search feature that permitted Outtakes to track down and add up Arkansas’ recent spending on the advertising and marketing services of local ad agencies. read more >