Most talked about Arkansas Democrat Gazette stories

Thanksgiving-day sales draw shoppers to LR stores

arkansasonline.com — Ann Toney's Thanksgiving began about 2:45 a.m. in a mostly empty Kmart parking lot. Toney, a 62-year-old billing manager at a local hospital, arrived at the chain's sole Little Rock location on Rodney Parham Road more than 3 hours before its special 6 a.m. opening.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @ArkansasOnline: Black Friday sales started earlier than ever with some LR stores opening Thanksgiving morning: goo.gl/jNKYQD pic.twitter.com/23rEc5OCC6

New set of stripes

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Nov 27, 2014

At OBU, Kiehl Frazier is finally having the season he expected when he left Shiloh Christian as a HS All-American. goo.gl/175AVT

Abduction of Realtor admitted, report says

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Nov 26, 2014

RT @ScottyKnoxville: Accused killer Arron Lewis admitted kidnapping real estate agent Beverly Carter, according to newly released report: bit.ly/1ATMkL0

Nov 26, 2014

Accused killer Arron Lewis admitted kidnapping real estate agent Beverly Carter, according to newly released report: bit.ly/1ATMkL0

Shoffner 'grateful' for move to dismiss counts, filing says

arkansasonline.com — Former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner is "grateful" for a move to drop pending mail-fraud charges against her ahead of a trial that was to begin in February, according to a filing Wednesday. U.S.
Nov 26, 2014

UPDATED story: Judge grants motion to drop mail fraud charges filed against ex-state Treasurer Martha Shoffner: arkansasonline.com/news/2014/nov/…

Nov 26, 2014

Judge grants request to dismiss mail fraud charges against ex-state Treasurer Martha Shoffner. Update here soon: arkansasonline.com/news/2014/nov/…

Nov 26, 2014

More on Shoffner response to motion to dismiss mail fraud charges against her: arkansasonline.com/news/2014/nov/…

Shop owner charged in fatal shooting

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Nov 26, 2014

Little Rick tattoo shop owner shot homeless woman to death because she threw rocks at store windows, police say arkansasonline.com/news/2014/nov/…

Toddler search retraces ground

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Nov 26, 2014

After scouring city the past three days, volunteers re-trace steps in search for missing Searcy toddler bit.ly/1ycpfQf

Ride sharer open for business after board's OK

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Nov 26, 2014

Uber is open for business in Little Rock after approval from city board of directors, @azizamusa reports: bit.ly/1yYOdSC

Pack mentality

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Nov 26, 2014

My story on the 10 fifth-year seniors who have played for all of them. goo.gl/wpfOzx

Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban, but ruling stayed

arkansasonline.com — A federal judge determined Arkansas's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional but has stayed her decision pending appeal. In an opinion issued Tuesday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker said that the voter-approved 2004 amendment that restricts gay marriage restrict same-sex couples' "fundamental right to marry" in violation of the 14th Amendment of the U.S.

U.S. Attorney seeks to dismiss mail fraud charges against Shoffner

arkansasonline.com — The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas is asking that 10 counts of mail fraud filed against former treasurer Martha Shoffner be dismissed ahead of a trial that had been scheduled to begin next year.
Nov 25, 2014

Full story: US Atty seeks to drop mail fraud charges against ex-treasurer Martha Shoffner » arkansasonline.com/news/2014/nov/… pic.twitter.com/FULjy0tDof

Formal charges filed against Lewis, Lowery in Realtor's death

arkansasonline.com — Crystal Lowery, 41. Arron Lewis Formal charges were filed against Arron Lewis, 33, and Crystal Lowery, 41, on Monday in the death of Realtor Beverly Carter, court documents state. An arrest disposition report dated Sept. 30 states that Lewis confessed only to kidnapping Carter.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @ArkansasOnline: Formal charges filed against Arron Lewis, Crystal Lowery in death of real estate agent Beverly Carter: goo.gl/jBSTT2 #ArkDG

Search for missing toddler resumes in Searcy

arkansasonline.com — SEARCY - The search for a missing toddler who is believed to have wandered away from his home Sunday night entered its third day Tuesday, with volunteers scouring new neighborhoods and a specialized team of dogs joining the efforts. Malik Drummond, 2, was last seen Sunday evening at his home on Park Avenue.

Police promotion rule drafted

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Nov 25, 2014

Little Rock drafts new policy granting police chief major influence on promotions for top brass bit.ly/1uTVPXh

LR police 'respectfully recognize' Ferguson decision, urge peaceful demonstrations

arkansasonline.com — The Little Rock Police Department says it "respectfully recognizes" a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old and is encouraging residents here to demonstrate peacefully if they choose to do so. Lt.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @ArkansasOnline: .@LRpolice 'respectfully recognize' Ferguson decision, urge peaceful protests. Story: goo.gl/GCdPPe #ARnews

Reports: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision

arkansasonline.com — FERGUSON, Mo. - Media outlets citing unidentified sources are reporting that the grand jury considering whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the death of Michael Brown has reached a decision. The Associated Press was not able to confirm the reports Monday afternoon. CNN, citing U.S.