- Arkansas woman, 24, killed when SUV crosses centerline, hits pickup head-on, police say
A 24-year-old Arkansas woman was killed Thursday when her SUV crossed the centerline into opposing traffic and hit an oncoming pickup head-on, authorities said.
- North Little Rock police pursuit ends in fatal shooting of driver; police dog stabbed, agency says
A man who led officers on a car chase was fatally shot Thursday by North Little Rock police after he moved toward an officer with a knife he had used to stab a police dog twice in the face, authorities said.
- Troopers: Car went wrong way for 13 miles on I-430, I-40
Arkansas State Police said an intoxicated Little Rock woman was arrested early Thursday after she drove about 13 miles in the wrong direction on interstates in Pulaski County.
- Arkansas hog hunter admits to count of murder
A Eureka Springs man pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder after shooting a man he said had trespassed on his hog-hunting territory.
- Arkansas Senate OKs concealed-carry limits; bans proposed for State Hospital, UAMS, collegiate sports
The ink is barely dry on a new law that will allow some concealed-carry permit holders to take their guns into many public places, and yet a bill that shot through the Senate on Thursday proposes to exempt some locations.
- Trump gives an ultimatum on health bill
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Thursday abandoned negotiations and demanded a make-or-break vote on proposed health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in place and move on to other matters if today's vote fails.
- Pence to visit Little Rock today, tout health care proposal
WASHINGTON -- As the White House worked to round up votes for the proposed American Health Care Act, Vice President Mike Pence was preparing to travel to Arkansas to focus attention on the issue.
- No cases identified to verify FOI claims by Arkansas' 2 university systems, highway department
For weeks, lawyers for Arkansas' two university systems and the state Highway and Transportation Department have told legislators that they face an unfair advantage in court because of the state's public records law.
- North Little Rock teen charged in slaying at downtown Little Rock business
A 19-year-old man from North Little Rock was arrested Thursday on charges tied to a shooting that left a man dead outside a detail shop in downtown Little Rock last year, police said.
- Charges filed in Arkansas against man accused of pretending to be Ted Nugent's booking agent
An Austin, Texas, man accused of getting $5,000 from a Texarkana nightclub by pretending to be musician Ted Nugent's booking agent is facing criminal charges in Miller County.
- Can't show lethal-drug labels, state says in case
The state says it cannot comply with some public disclosure requirements of the Arkansas Method of Execution Act because news reporters figured out where prison officials got some lethal-injection drugs using the limited materials the law allowed officials to release, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.
- Big raises set at Little Rock 911 hub
Starting salaries at Little Rock's 911 Communications Center will increase by about $6,500 for call-takers and $12,200 for dispatchers starting April 1 -- an effort officials hope will help retain those workers, eliminate vacancies and eventually shorten how long it takes to answer emergency calls.
- Black women's roles at NASA talk's focus; their dreams universal, author notes in Little Rock speech
Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of Hidden Figures, a book about black women mathematicians in America's 20th-century space race, said Thursday that the women she chronicled fought to dismantle race and gender barriers.
- London attacker ID'd as 52, born in England
LONDON -- British police identified Thursday the man who carried out Wednesday's knife and vehicle attack in central London. Khalid Masood, 52, was born in England and had a criminal record but was not suspected in any plot to "mount a terrorist attack," authorities said.
- Files: Suspect in fatal Arkansas shooting recently overdosed
A man arrested March 17 in a fatal shooting in Pope County was committed for psychiatric and drug treatment in Little Rock last month after overdosing on methamphetamine and swallowing drain cleaner, according to court documents.
- Chaining dogs banned in 1 Arkansas city
Texarkana has banned the chaining of dogs, a move praised as progress by the city's chief animal-control officer.
- 6 months dry, state is put on drought alert
Dry conditions in western Arkansas for the past six months have federal officials who monitor weather patterns across the U.S. on the verge of declaring the state to be in a long-term drought.
- Memphis not ready to forgive Calipari
John Calipari knows people in Memphis still are pretty upset with how he abandoned their Tigers to take the Kentucky coaching job and that nothing will ever soothe the hurt feelings.
- Fire at old elementary school gym in Arkansas probed as arson, official says
A fire Wednesday night in an old elementary school gymnasium may have been intentionally set, said Brian Sloat, Fayetteville's deputy fire marshal.
- DANA D. KELLEY: Ghosts of hearings past
C-SPAN is hardly known for its dramatic programming, but viewers this week were treated with coverage of the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
- UAM gets road win over Arkansas Tech
The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team took down Arkansas Tech, 5-2, on the road Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference match-up. Arkansas-Monticello (15-10) got onto the board first in the top of the third inning after a Sean Wagner single up the middle brought in two runs to the Weevil advantage. Despite allowing one run in the fourth, UAM responded with a Brian Ray RBI single to left, and Brady Weiss drew a bases … Continued
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- Grant Black selected as GAC Pitcher of the Week
University of Arkansas at Monticello pitcher Grant Black has been selected as the Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week after leading the Weevils to a 3-0 series sweep of NWOSU. Black, a senior from Newport, kicked off the weekend series against the Rangers of Northwestern Oklahoma State, throwing a complete game shutout, allowing four hits, one walk, and striking out nine to earn the 9-0 win in the first game one of the series. … Continued
- Former candidate for state rep begins serving jail sentence
A former candidate for state representative was arrested Monday to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence for harassment and harassing communications. James A. Hall appealed his April 2015 Drew County Circuit Court conviction of harassment and harassing communications to the Arkansas Court of Appeals. That appeal was denied in August. He then filed a petition for review to the Arkansas Supreme Court. The Arkansas Supreme Court on March 16 declined Hall’s request for a review. In … Continued
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- Florence L. Brown Whaley
Florence L. Brown Whaley, 86, of Star City passed away on March 19, 2017. She was born on October 15, 1930 in West Helena and was the daughter of the late Lance Brown and Maude Thomas Brown. She was a member of Crigler Missionary Baptist Church of Star City, retired from National Home Center, and a homemaker. Survivors are three sons, Don (Norma) Whaley of Shirley; Steve (Jeri Ann) Whaley of Star City and Larry … Continued
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- McGehee man fatally shot in Dumas Sunday morning
Police are investigating an early Sunday morning fatal shooting in Dumas. Blake White, 25, of McGehee, sustained multiple gunshot wounds, according to Chuck Blevins, an investigator with the Dumas Police Department. The shooting occurred Sunday shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Willow Street in Dumas. White sustained gunshot wounds to the head, shoulder and underneath the right arm, according to Desha Coroner Joe Wilkin. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Blevins at the Dumas … Continued
- Entertainment lineup for StarDaze Festival announced
The 14th Annual StarDaze Festival will be held on April 14-15 in Star City. This year’s music lineup includes Jo Dee Messina, Exile, Chris Lane, Bailey Bryan and RaeLynn. In addition to the free live entertainment, the festival features a motorcycle point run, car show, carnival rides, and more than 75 arts, crafts and food vendors and exhibits. Country artists Chris Lane, Bailey Bryan and RaeLynn will perform on Friday. Performing Saturday will be Jo … Continued
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- Dwanna Louise Shifflett Rouse
Dwanna Louise Shifflett Rouse, 62, of Monticello, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at her home in Monticello. She was a homemaker, a graduate from Capital City Business College in Pine Bluff and a Baptist. She was born on May 26, 1954 at Crane, Texas and was the daughter of the late Robert Leo Shifflett and Margaret Naomi Lytle Shifflett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeremy … Continued
- Home Invasion Armed Robbery Gets 20 Year Sentence for Local Man
On April 29, of last year, 2 men entered an Oakland Street and robbed the homeowner with a gun.. The victim stated that he was dragged outside by one of the suspects and a gunshot was fired into his car window. The victim told responding officers that he knew the suspects. They were soon arrested […]
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- Areawide Elder Care Conference at Pauline Baptist, April 8
An area wide Elder Care Conference will be held at Pauline Baptist Church, 909 North Hyatt Street, on Saturday, April 8 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The focus of the conference is to help families, individuals and caregivers be better prepared to make the difficult decisions concerning issues of aging. Family members of aging […]
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