News

NLR hospital to pay $2.7 million settlement in Medicare case

LITTLE ROCK — Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock has agreed to a $2.7 million settlement to resolve allegations that it submitted improper Medicare claims, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas Chris Thyer said Friday.

House OKs bill to make cell phone companies give data to police

LITTLE ROCK — A bill that would require cell phone companies to provide police with information about a phone’s location in emergency situations received approval Friday in the Arkansas House, after some debate over whether the bill would subvert constitutional rights.

Court affirms class-action status for cigarette lawsuit

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed class-action status for a lawsuit alleging that cigarette maker Philip Morris violated the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by making false claims about Marlboro Lights.

Sports

Diamond Hogs Playing Wait, See

FAYETTEVILLE – The Fowler indoor training facility is nice and big, comfortable and helpful. But it’s also getting annoying. It’s been the Arkansas baseball team’s home for the last week.

Hogs Football Update: Late February

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema met with the media for the first time since national signing day on Thursday. He gave updates on the progress of new players, injuries, suspensions and a timetable for the spring.

Opinion

PATE: Now Serving Student Number Six

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like about the current direction of higher education in America. This is the thing I despise the most.

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