Arkansas will lose one of its iconic bank names after a bankruptcy auction concluded on Monday. Pine Bluff-based Simmons First National Corp. has won the bidding war for Little Rock-based Metropolitan National Bank, according to Talk Business Arkansas sources and confirmed by Simmons First.
Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack says he's voting against military action in Syria.
The two-term congressman from northwest Arkansas announced Monday that he's opposed to President Barack Obama's request to use military force against Syria, which U.S officials say killed more than 1,400 civilians with chemical weapons last month.
Womack had previously said he was leaning against the request. Womack on Monday said he had heard from constituents who don't support intervention, and said he didn't believe it was in the nation's interest.
Arkansas lawmakers say a short term fix is needed to address the spiraling cost in teacher health insurance before a hike in premiums takes effect in January.
Members of a legislative panel discussing the premium increase on Monday said they believe lawmakers may be need to return to the Capitol for a special session to provide additional funding to the insurance program.
A state board last month voted to increase insurance premiums for most teacher plans by about 50 percent beginning Jan. 1 to help close a $50 million gap in funding.
KUAR will offer live, anchored coverage of President Obama’s address to the nation Tuesday night when he will make his case for military action against Syria.
Coverage will begin at 8 p.m.
Saying he will continue to "make the best case" in the coming days for taking military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, President Obama has announced that he will speak to the American people Tuesday about why he's come to that conclusion.
Through the nonprofit’s Arkansas Innovative Performance Program, teams of experts are providing on-site assistance to Medicaid-qualified nursing homes and additional training for employees certain facilities.
The Arkansas Ethics Commission says it's looking into a complaint that Lt. Gov. Mark Darr spent hundreds of dollars from his campaign at restaurants, gas stations and retail stores and illegally classified them as fundraising expenses.
The commission said in a letter to lawyer and blogger Matt Campbell that an investigation had begun into his complaint against the Republican lieutenant governor over his campaign finance reports.
The letter, dated Friday, says the panel is looking into whether Darr violated several ethics laws.
Arkansas highway officials say drivers should expect a continued lane closure on Highway 10 in Little Rock.
The State Highway and Transportation Department says bridge repairs on the roadway will require the westbound outside lane of Cantrell Road to be closed on the railroad bridge located just west of Dillard's corporate headquarters in Little Rock.
The closures will be in place Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, weather permitting.
The Little Rock Zoo is mourning the death of a 62-year-old elephant named Jewell.
The zoo says in a statement that Jewell was euthanized Sunday after she was found lying on her side on the ground and struggling to get up. The elephant was unable to lift herself up and zoo staff worked quickly to lift Jewell to her feet using a large crane and harness.