• Yankees win home-run derby with Orioles in 10th

    NEW YORK -- Matt Holliday hit a three-run home run in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees completed a stunning rally from an eight-run deficit, outslugging the Baltimore Orioles 14-11 on Friday night.

  • In the Trump Zone

    Fans of old TV series may remember a classic Twilight Zone episode titled "It's a Good Life." It featured a small town terrorized by a 6-year-old who for some reason had monstrous superpowers, coupled with complete emotional immaturity. Everyone lived in constant fear, made worse by the need to pretend that everything was fine. After all, any hint of discontent could bring terrible retribution.

  • MLB Notes

    Gregorius returns

  • Teenage jail

    Unlike those on Arkansas' Death Row, the teens in juvenile lockups are going to get out one day. We should all keep that in mind.

  • State Division I College Baseball Roundups


  • Others say: Not as bad as promised

    One hundred days into the Donald Trump presidency, we have neither achieved the nirvana he promised nor entered the dystopia critics, including us, feared. Since nirvana was never likely, it may be more productive to examine why we have, so far, avoided the worst. Preliminary thanks are owed to Congress, judges, the Congressional Budget Office, the American citizenry, and voters in the Netherlands and France.

  • Travs falter in extra innings

    Bruce Caldwell hit a walk-off single with two outs in the 10th inning as the Springfield Cardinals topped the Arkansas Travelers 8-7 on Friday night at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo.

  • Success all around

    Sea change. An enormous one. That's the only way to understand President Donald Trump's first 100 days--as a breaking from and often a breaking of the Obama presidency.

  • Watt's plot with Steeler: Make T.J. pay

    Apparently two NFL superstars could now be plotting against Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt.

  • A threat blooms

    I just spent two weeks in Japan. After making presentations in Tokyo, I flew an hour and a half southwest to the second-largest and southernmost of Japan's four main islands, Kyushu. I stood 130 miles by hydrofoil over the Sea of Japan from South Korea.

  • Science, not emotion

    John Ikerd, an internationally respected respected University of Missouri professor emeritus of agricultural economics, has significant points to make about the realities of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). I call them corporate-supported meat factories such as the one that continues to generate intense controversy in our Buffalo National River watershed.

  • Truck, SUV sales drive up GM profit

    DETROIT -- People are buying more SUVs and trucks and paying General Motors handsomely for them, pushing the company's first-quarter net income up 34 percent to a record $2.6 billion.

  • Letters

    Certainty's over-rated

  • Trump: Revisit Arctic drilling

    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at expanding drilling in the Arctic and opening other federal areas to oil and gas exploration.

  • Behind the bells

    When the change ringing bells of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral are rung, the sound resonates throughout the surrounding Little Rock neighborhood.

  • Jews reclaim part of Sicily after banishment

    Sicily's Jews were banished from this island in 1492, the victims of a Spanish edict that forced thousands to leave and others to convert to Roman Catholicism.

  • Economic growth slows to 0.7%

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump's ambitious growth targets and underscores the challenges of accelerating economic expansion.

  • Jewish fest a cultural celebration

    The annual Jewish Food and Culture Festival returns Sunday to War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

  • For 1Q, profits soar at Exxon, Chevron on higher oil prices

    IRVING, Texas -- Exxon more than doubled its profit in the first quarter as rising crude prices magnified the cost cuts made by the company when energy prices were tumbling.

  • Muslim preacher, Christians share commonalities

    Soumaya Khalifah's sermon fell in the usual place in the Holy Week rite in which clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta renewed their vows: after a Gospel passage and before the consecration of bread and wine as Holy Communion.

  • Kenneth Williams executed

    Kenneth Williams, sentenced to death for the 1999 slaying of Cecil Boren, a Lincoln County farmer and former prison warden, was executed Thursday night. Williams, 38, was the fourth inmate in eight days executed by the state of Arkansas. He died at 11:05 p.m. following a final review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Williams avoided a death sentence in September 1999 when a Jefferson County jury sentenced him to life without parole for the December 1998 kidnapping … Continued

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  • Kirt Brian Burton

    Kirt Brian Burton, 44, passed away on April 27, 2017, at his home in Monticello. Mr. Burton was born July 4, 1972 in Malvern to Jackie Laron and Elizabeth Jane Maddox Burton. He was the division manager for Scott Petroleum for 8 years. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Burton and Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Maddox. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Brandi Nicole Montgomery Burton … Continued

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  • Sam E. Ballard Jr.

    Sam E. Ballard Jr., 80, of Lake Village, died on April 26, 2017 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi. He was born October 18, 1936 in Lake Village and was the son of the late late Sam Ballard Sr. and Mildred Crosby Ballard Joiner. Mr. Ballard was a self-employed construction worker and an active member of Oasis of Love Church of God in Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in … Continued

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  • Severe weather risk and threats on Wednesday

    6:47 p.m. Update The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southern Desha County until 7:15 p.m. At 6:47 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near McGehee, 9 miles northeast of Dermott, moving northeast at 50 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated. IMPACT: Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. 6:46 p.m. Update A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Chicot … Continued

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  • Star City High School art teacher awarded 7th Target grant

    Star City High School art teacher Roger Darren High has been awarded a 2017 Target Field Trip Grant, designed to help bring learning to life for students. This is the 7th time he has received a Target Field Trip grant. High received a $700 Target Field Trip Grant that will fund expenses for an upcoming educational field trip for Star City High School students to visit art studios in Hot Springs and explore the history … Continued

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  • Special Olympics Spring Games set for Saturday in Monticello

    Monticello will play host to the annual Special Olympics Arkansas Area 12 Spring Games (Track & Field) on Saturday, April 29 at Monticello High School Track. Athletes from Monticello Intermediate and Middle schools, Drew Central, the Discovery Skills Center in Monticello, Dermott schools, Millcreek of Fordyce, CB King Memorial Adult Center in Arkansas City, and the Southeast Arkansas Human Development in Warren will be competing to qualify for the 2017 Arkansas State Summer Games to … Continued

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  • 3 Star City students receive art awards in state competition

    Three Star City High School students received awards at the Arkansas Young Artists Association Competition and Convention held April 12 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Sophomore Madeline Nix won Honorable Mention in the Pencil – Expressive category. Freshman Alexia Lams won Honorable Mention in the All Dry Color Media First Year category. Sophomore Karley Spivey received Honorable Mention in the Pen & Ink First Year. The students are under the instruction of … Continued

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