Arkansas Blog

Additional allegations against pediatrician in sexual assault case

KATV reports that police have increased the number of allegations of sexual assault against Dr. James Nesmith, a former pediatrician at Arkansas Children's Hospital and a staff member at UAMS.

Little Rock police charge second, 'initial' shooter in Power Ultra Lounge shootings

Little Rock police today say they'd filed charges against a second person, Tyler Jackson, 19, in the Power Ultra Lounge shootings July 1.

Wednesday: The open line and the day's news and comment

We're over the hump. Here are an open line. Also the day's roundup of news and comment.

Rock Candy

Guest Playlist: Flap Jones of "Not Necessarily Nashville" schools us on real country music

"Not Necessarily Nashville," which airs on KUAR-FM 89.1 every Saturday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., celebrates three decades of the "best of the rest of country music" Saturday, October 21 at the White Water Tavern with Brad Williams of The Salty Dogs & The Creek Rocks, and we asked host Flap Jones to curate a playlist for us ahead of that anniversary celebration.

Jason Aldean at Verizon Arena: A Review

Just 12 days after his performance at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas ended in tragedy, Aldean played to a crowd of 10,222 at Verizon Arena Friday night.

Come with the Arkansas Times to the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

After several years of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro hosting benefit concerts to raise money for the restoration of Johnny Cash's boyhood home, this year the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival debuts in Dyess just outside the Cash homeplace. And of course the Arkansas Times is chartering a bus to be there. The lineup is spectacular: Kris Kristofferson (one of the greatest songwriters of all-time easily), Rosanne Cash, Joanne Cash and Tommy Cash and Buddy Jewel.


Max Brantley

Pork barrel III

Mike Wilson, the Jacksonville lawyer and former state representative, for the third time last week won a victory for the Arkansas Constitution and taxpayers and set back pork barreling. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Tax tales

The easiest task in the world may be to persuade people that they are paying higher taxes than folks in other communities, states and countries, but there is never a shortage of people taking on the task. /more/

Gene Lyons

Conspiracy theories

Hardly anybody today believes that once unsettling events like solar eclipses are caused by wolves or demons eating the sun. But when it comes to all-too-frequent eruptions of what Philip Roth calls "the indigenous American berserk," many retreat into superstition, or worse. /more/

Dining Review

Three Fold improved

October 12, 2017
Three Fold improved
The noodle and dumpling co. moves to Main Street and a good thing gets better. /more/

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Cover Story

Thorn in the LRPD's side

October 12, 2017
Thorn in the LRPD's side
Civil rights attorney Mike Laux has spent years taking on the LRPD over fatal shootings of suspects. He isn't done yet. /more/



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