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His Shift Starts at 4am. His Commute: an 11-Mile Walk

Trenton Lewis' co-workers have just remedied the commute, however, and given him a car

(Newser) - Trenton Lewis has never missed a shift and never been late for his 4am shift at a UPS facility in Little Rock, Ark., a dedication driven by his love for his 14-month-old daughter, Karmen, per CNN . His attendance is even more impressive when you consider his wakeup time and commute:... More »

Bitter Cold Is Breaking Records —and Windows

Sharks are freezing, too

(Newser) - Just how cold is it across much of North America? Sharks are freezing to death and windows are cracking. notes daily record cold high temperatures were tied or set in 29 spots from the Midwest to the South and East on Thursday, including in Baltimore, Boston, and New... More »

10 Fattest Cities in America

Jackson, Mississippi, takes the top spot

(Newser) - WalletHub has ranked 2017's fattest cities in America, and—as the US is once again the fattest country in the world—possibly the fattest cities anywhere. More than 70% of Americans over the age of 15 are considered overweight or obese by one metric. WalletHub ranked 100 of... More »

Arrest Made in Road-Rage Killing of 3-Year-Old Boy

Gary Holmes charged with murder of Acen King in Little Rock, Ark.

(Newser) - A suspect has been nabbed in an Arkansas road-rage case that left a 3-year-old boy dead last week. Confirmation comes via the US Marshals that Gary Holmes was arrested in connection with the murder of Acen King, who was killed after a man shot at the car he was riding... More »

Reward Hits $40K in Road Rage Killing of Boy, 3

Gunman opened fire after grandmother honked horn

(Newser) - The FBI and the Little Rock Police Department are each offering a $20,000 reward in the hope of finding a driver who killed a little boy because he didn't like his grandmother's driving. The boy, 3-year-old Acen King, was fatally shot near a shopping center Saturday evening... More »

Boy, 3, Killed By Driver Upset His Grandma Driving Too Slow

Apparent road rage shooting after woman 'wasn't moving fast enough at a stop sign'

(Newser) - A 3-year-old Arkansas boy on a shopping trip is dead after another driver decided that the boy's grandmother "wasn't moving fast enough at a stop sign," got out of his car, and opened fire in an apparent fit of road rage, reports the AP . The boy... More »

School's Tough-Love Policy Raises a Ruckus

Others think Arkansas school is spot-on

(Newser) - A long-held school policy is suddenly getting a lot of attention after it was posted to Facebook this week—and parents are fuming. "If you are dropping off your son's forgotten lunch, books, homework, equipment, etc., please turn around and exit the building. Your son will learn to... More »

Killer Sentenced in Murder of Real Estate Agent

Arron Lewis gets life in prison without parole

(Newser) - An Arkansas man was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole Friday for the suffocation death of a real estate agent he was accused of luring to a fake home showing as part of a plot to kidnap her for ransom. Arron Lewis' punishment came shortly after... More »

Jaguar Bites 3-Year-Old's Neck at Zoo

Boy in stable condition in Arkansas hospital

(Newser) - A jaguar bite to the neck left a three-year-old boy in critical condition—but he's now "stable and ... expected to improve," the Arkansas Children's Hospital says. The boy was visiting a zoo in Little Rock, Ark., when he fell into the jaguar display, USA Today reports.... More »

Ex-Cop Killed Attacking Blogger's Hot Dog Cart

Little Rock man says former officer was setting car ablaze

(Newser) - An anti-corruption blogger in Little Rock, Arkansas, may be in hot water after killing a man who set his hot dog cart on fire, Raw Story reports. Ean Bordeaux says he awoke early Friday morning to find his cart—which he runs for a living—in flames outside. He ran... More »

Little Rock Renames Airport for Clintons

Welcome to Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport

(Newser) - Little Rock is paying tribute to the Clintons by renaming the city airport in their honor, reports the Arkansas News . Once the FAA signs off on the switch, the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport will be in business. Airport receptionists already have begun using the new name, notes the... More »

New Radiation High Found in Milk ... in Arkansas

Iodine-131 in Little Rock is 3 times higher than EPA 'max containment level'

(Newser) - The levels of radiation detected in milk tested in Little Rock, Ark., are the highest yet, according to data released by the EPA on Saturday. The level of iodine-131 in the milk was three times higher than the EPA's "maximum containment level" set for safe exposure. But the milk... More »

Cops Seize Shipment of Human Heads at Airport

Suspect a 'black market for body parts'

(Newser) - Police have seized a package of 40 to 60 human heads at the Little Rock airport. The heads were headed to a medical research company in Fort Worth, but they weren’t “labeled or packaged properly,” according to a spokesman for Southwest Airlines. An employee found them and... More »

Tennessee GI-Killer Boasts of al-Qaeda Ties

Muslim convert details links in letter to death-trial judge

(Newser) - A Muslim convert who opened fire on an Arkansas military recruiting station, killing one soldier and wounding another, claimed he has ties to al-Qaeda in a letter to his trial judge requesting he be allowed to change his plea to guilty. Memphis-born Abdulhakim Muhammad shot the soldiers last year, 4... More »

Arkansas State Champions Didn't Punt Once

Coach wins with unorthodox tactics

(Newser) - Faith in statistics, confidence in his offense and an ingrained dislike of punting were the perfect storm for one high school football coach in Arkansas, RivalsHigh reports, with Kevin Kelley taking Little Rock’s Pulaski Academy to a state title without a single punt. “You can just tell people... More »

DNA Led Cops to Pressly Murder Suspect

Officials say forensics tie man to anchor's murder, teacher's rape

(Newser) - Police in Little Rock say forensic evidence led them to a suspect in the murder of news anchor Anne Pressly, reports KATV. A DNA sample from Pressly's home matched DNA found at the scene of an unsolved rape in Marianna, 90 miles away. Marianna police pointed investigators to rape suspect... More »

Suspect Arrested in Murder of Ark. News Anchor

No clear motive in brutal home invasion

(Newser) - Police in Little Rock have arrested a suspect in the murder of Anne Pressly, reports KATV, where the popular anchorwoman worked. Curtis Lavell Vance, 28, was apprehended late last night, shortly after police named him as the suspect in the October slaying, and charged with capital murder. The police chief... More »

Huckabee Hops on 'Straight Talk Express'

Ex-rival revives rumor of veep candidacy

(Newser) - Former rivals John McCain and Mike Huckabee stumped side-by-side in Arkansas today, reviving rumors that they may form a joint ticket for the November election, CNN reports. Huckabee "can be a great asset to our campaign," McCain said. Huckabee, who has announced a new book and political action... More »

Huckabee Hasn't Put Down the Mic

Unlike presidential rivals, ex-governor still giving paid speeches

(Newser) - As the presidential race heats up, candidates from both parties have backed off their lucrative speaking engagements, but not Mike Huckabee, the Politico says. The pastor-turned-frontrunner has been making the rounds at universities, charging $25,000 per speech. “If I don’t work, I don’t eat,” Huckabee... More »

FCC OKs $24.7B Alltel Buyout to Private Group

But wireless carrier's new owner faces "unnecessary" restrictions, commish says

(Newser) - The FCC approved a $24.7 billion takeover of Alltel yesterday, but not without imposing some restrictions on the deal and criticism from two of its top officials. Alltel, the nation’s fifth-largest wireless carrier, will now transfer its licenses to TPG Capital and GS Capital Partners, a subsidiary of... More »

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