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LR sets traps to corral stray animals

Animal Services tries to domesticate wild ones, but about 60% euthanized

Little Rock Animal Services Manager Tracy Roark estimates that his staff has caught about 200 stray animals by traps this year, and about 60 percent of those were euthanized because of illness or aggressive behavior.

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Pick-up requests more than typical The backlog of requests for city workers to collect large piles of limbs is more than double the usual amount this time of year, according to a recent memorandum sent to the Little Rock Board of Directors.

Pay suit against state VA given class-action status

A Pulaski County circuit judge certified on Wednesday the class-action status of a lawsuit against the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs that contends the department failed to pay some nurses for overtime hours and automatically deducted lunchtime pay even when employees worked through lunch.

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Filing set for seats in wards

6 up for election, as is LR’s mayor

The Little Rock city clerk's office will begin accepting applications for some Board of Directors seats and the mayor position Friday.

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Clubs’ 5 a.m.- closing issue makes 2 directors detectives

As City Director Brad Cazort walked into Midtown Billiards just after 2:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday, he noticed a “Support Little Rock’s 5 a.m. Clubs” banner on the wall to his left.

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Nonprofit to grantfoster kids' wishes

Mapco drops plan for LR store

Will seek another downtown site, retailer tells city leaders

Mapco has given up its quest to locate a store downtown at the Third and Broadway intersection because the property owner declined to extend his agreement with the company an extra three months.

Stodola seeks third term as mayor, notes LR's progress

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola announced Thursday that he will run for a third term as the capital city's mayor.

Utility offers septic-tank user $1,500

LR resident has been paying for sewer service since 2000 but isn’t hooked up

Little Rock Wastewater will offer to refund a woman for about three of the 14 years she had been paying for sewer services but not receiving them, the utility's governing body decided Wednesday.

2 state areas tout their 'green' efforts

City leaders in central and Northwest Arkansas gathered at separate events Wednesday to tout efforts using "green" energy and alternative fuels.