LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Education heard a progress report Thursday on the Little Rock School District, as well as objections to a plan to bring nationally recruited teachers into the district and proposed expansions of Little Rock charter schools.
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LITTLE ROCK — A divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the legality of cash-only bond for defendants, a decision that inspired the court’s chief justice to cite Johnny Cash lyrics in a dissenting opinion.
LITTLE ROCK — The bodies of two boaters who disappeared on Lake Maumelle on Wednesday were recovered from the lake Thursday, the state Game and Fish Commission said.
LITTLE ROCK — The superintendent of the Dollarway School District told the state Board of Education on Thursday that a “lack of systems” is the biggest challenge the district faces as it seeks to address its academic problems.
LITTLE ROCK — A former state legislator who pleaded guilty to a hot-check violation in 1995 is eligible to run for Cleburne County sheriff because the record of his conviction has been sealed, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — A Garland County circuit judge was arrested Thursday in connection with the heat-related death of his 17-month-old son.
PINE BLUFF — A fire destroyed a Pine Bluff apartment complex Wednesday, but no one was reported injured.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ senators on Wednesday hailed the Senate’s unanimous passage of a bill to toughen sanctions on North Korea and accused President Barack Obama of failing to clamp down on that nation’s nuclear program.
LITTLE ROCK — A Watson Chapel School District teacher is entitled to back pay for work she missed after developing post-traumatic stress disorder on the job, the Arkansas Court of Appeals said Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Residents of 11 Arkansas counties who became unemployed as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between Dec. 26 and Jan. 22 may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, the state Department of Workforce Services said Wednesday.