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Oral arguments set for man in stabbing death


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawyer for a man convicted of capital murder for the stabbing death of a woman in Greenbrier argues a circuit judge should have halted his trial when the defendant exhibited behavior that suggested he was mentally ill.

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments in the appeal of Ronald Britton Jr. of Beebe, who was convicted and sentenced to life without parole in the 2010 slaying of 20-year-old Michelle Asher.

STORY: Michelle Asher murdered, Ronald Adrien Britton arrested (http://on.kthv.com/QHsY7g)

STORY: Trial of Ronald Britton Jr. in death of Michelle Asher (http://on.kthv.com/QHt0fo)

Lake Dardanelle State Park to host a children’s bicycle rally for Resource Rendezvous Event

Lake Dardanelle State Park to host a children’s bicycle rally for Resource Rendezvous Event

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (LDSP) - Lake Dardanelle State Park will be hosting a bicycle rally as part of the annual Resource Rendezvous event. Join us in celebrating the great outdoors. This bicycle rally will be held May 3, 2014 for age 2-13. Helmets are required; we will have a limited number of helmets on hand that can be borrowed. We will have three age divisions: ages 2-6 with training wheels, ages 6-9 without training wheels, and ages 10-13 (without training wheels), this division will also have trivia challenges to complete as part of the race. You must register; either before the event at the visitor center or the morning of at the registration table located at the weigh-in pavilion. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and races will begin at 10 a.m. There is no entry fee. Prizes will be awarded after all races are complete followed by a free lunch which will be provided to all participants.

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 22, 2014) – Exalt Education, a Little Rock non-profit organization, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, launched on Tuesday an innovative learning program called the Learning Pass.

The Learning Pass initiative will turn the entire city into a classroom by providing middle school students with hands-on, daily, experiential, learning opportunities throughout the community. Four students from the Clinton School of Public Service have established partnerships with more than 15 community institutions to make this unique program possible.

Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to two busy roadways in central Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department announced Tuesday that the commission awarded a $2.1 million contract to resurface 6.2 miles of Maumelle Boulevard in Maumelle. The work will extend west from Interstate 430 to Murphy Drive.

The commission also awarded a $267,000 contract to resurface nearly 1 mile of McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock. The work will extend east from North Hills Boulevard to U.S. 67.

Work on both projects is expected to begin in the next two to four weeks. The North Little Rock project is expected to be complete this spring with the Maumelle project wrapping up this fall.

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Avoid being fined for illegal dumping

Avoid being fined for illegal dumping

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Clearing out winter's clutter and making way for Spring can be quite the task, but getting rid of the old is another ordeal. Buddy McConnell says, "You always come across something where someone's dumped something probably illegally."

As we drove down Ballinger street we found several unwanted electronic devices that appeared to be dumped on the side of the road. Not only is it an eye sore for the neighborhood but it also presents an environmental hazard.

McConnell says, "There's just so many toxic tHings in electronics." Cheryl Harrington of the Conway Sanitation Department adds, "and would cause great problems if it was to get into our water and our drinking system."

Bears Walk Off with 4-3 Win Over Red Wolves

Bears Walk Off with 4-3 Win Over Red Wolves

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Sophomore catcher Brandon Montalvo hit a sharp walk-off single to right field with one out in the ninth inning to score Scott Zimmerle with the game-winning run in the University of Central Arkansas' 4-3 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night at Bear Stadium.

The Bears (22-15) won their fifth straight game by overcoming a 3-0 deficit, scoring the final four runs of the game. Zimmerle led off the ninth inning with a double down the right-field line and moved to third on Justin Treece's sacrifice bunt. After pinch hitter Matt Anderson walked, Montalvo got his second hit of the night with the walk-off drive to right.