Trump endorses former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Arkansas governor

U.S. 01/27/21, 02:42

A former top adviser to the previous administration received the former president's approval to compete for the Arkansas governorship. Former President Donald Trump officially endorsed Sarah Huckabee Sanders's run for governor of Arkansas at the gubernatorial election coming up in November 2022. "Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a warrior who will always fight ...

Police: Slain Arkansas officer ‘ambushed’ in patrol vehicle

U.S. 12/08/19, 13:17

A man who “was looking for an officer to kill” drove into a police parking lot in northwestern Arkansas, approached an officer who was sitting in a patrol car and shot him point-blank in the head, police said Sunday. Officer Stephen Carr, 27, was “ambushed and executed" late Saturday outside Fayetteville ...

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands for election in Arkansas

2020 Campaign 11/13/19, 01:21

A former New York City mayor confirmed he would run for public office in the 2020 general election on Nov. 12. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg (D) submitted a last minute application to appear on the ballot in Arkansas’ presidential primary vote on March 3, 2020. The paperwork was filed within just two hours ...

Arkansas woman charged with murder in ex-senator’s killing

U.S. 06/17/19, 15:25

An Arkansas woman was charged Monday with capital murder in the killing of a former state senator whose body was found outside her own home. A judge also found probable cause to charge 48-year-old Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell with abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence, Jonesboro television station KAIT ...

Police: Arkansas woman arrested in ex-lawmaker’s death

U.S. 06/14/19, 21:02

Authorities on Friday night said they've arrested an Arkansas woman in connection with the killing of a former state senator who was found dead outside her own home.Arkansas State Police said they and Randolph County sheriff's deputies arrested 48-year-old Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell in connection with the death of former state ...

Sarah Sanders speculation shakes up Arkansas governor’s race

Politics 06/14/19, 19:42

Speculation that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders could run for governor in her home state of Arkansas is shaking up a race three years away that was already expected to attract a crowd of Republican candidates. President Donald Trump encouraged Sanders to run for governor when he announced her departure ...

Sarah Sanders leaving White House job; governor run ahead?

U.S. 06/13/19, 18:01

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump announced Thursday. Trump said he's encouraging her to run for governor when she returns home to Arkansas, where her father once held the job. President Donald Trump speaks about White House press secretary ...

Health executive says he bribed Arkansas governor’s nephew

U.S. 06/12/19, 17:06

A former health care executive admitted Wednesday to taking part in a conspiracy to bribe a former Arkansas lawmaker who is also the governor's nephew, in a widening corruption probe that's ensnared several legislators and lobbyists.Robin Raveendran, 63, pleaded guilty before a federal judge in Missouri to conspiracy to commit ...

Ethics case dropped against judge over execution protest

U.S. 06/12/19, 13:31

An Arkansas disciplinary panel dismissed an ethics case against a judge who faced the possibility of removal from the bench for participating in an anti-death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked the state from using an execution drug, the commission's counsel said Wednesday.The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission dismissed ...

Arkansas ex-lawmaker’s family saddened, angered by her death

U.S. 06/11/19, 12:47

The family of a former Arkansas lawmaker whose body was found at her home last week say they're saddened and angered by her death, and are confident authorities are using all their resources to solve her killing.Dozens of Arkansas lawmakers and others gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to ...

Update: Torrents lead to Tulsa-area high water rescues

U.S. 06/06/19, 21:06

The Latest on flash flooding in Oklahoma (all times local):8:45 p.m.Almost 4 inches (100 millimeters) of rain per hour caused widespread street flooding in the Tulsa area, leading to multiple stalled vehicles and high-water rescues.Traffic gets backed up on I-44 as flood waters overtake the exit to westbound I-40 in ...

Mike Pence pledges to rebuild after Oklahoma flood damage

U.S. 06/04/19, 19:33

Vice President Mike Pence is pledging to rebuild parts of Oklahoma damaged by flooding. Pence, his wife and federal agency heads on Tuesday visited a food bank and toured Tulsa-area neighborhoods swamped after the swollen Arkansas River left its banks. Damage extends downstream into Arkansas following heavy spring rains. The Arkansas River ...

Remains found in Arkansas identified as Maleah Davis

U.S. 06/03/19, 11:28

The remains of a child found in Arkansas last week are those of a missing 4-year-old Texas girl, Maleah Davis, a medical examiner said Monday. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said it had positively identified the remains found in a garbage bag near a freeway outside the town of ...

Floods plague multiple states in central US

U.S. 06/03/19, 08:42

Emergency officials conducted water rescues in the tiny northwestern Missouri town of Levasy in the wake of a levee breach along the Missouri River. Kansas City station WDAF reported that the breach happened on June 1, flooding part of the town of about 80 people. Levasy is located about 26 miles ...

Flood risk abates for Arkansas city as water advance slows

U.S. 06/02/19, 10:26

Officials from an Arkansas community where a levee breached say the risk of widespread flooding has abated because the Arkansas River crested without inundating the city.Dardanelle Mayor Jimmy Witt said in a Facebook post Saturday night that he thinks the city of about 4,700 people "will be ok" after the ...

Update: Arkansas city of 4,500 in danger of flooding

U.S. 06/01/19, 12:45

The Latest on flooding in the United States (all times local):12:45 p.m.City officials in Dardanelle, Arkansas, are trying a "last ditch effort" to save the south side of the town from encroaching Arkansas River floodwater that is pouring through a breached levee.In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff's ...

North Little Rock urges evacuations over flooding fears

U.S. 06/01/19, 09:54

Officials are knocking on doors in a North Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood and telling residents they should probably leave for higher ground due to the threat of flooding from the Arkansas River. Officials say in a Facebook post Saturday that they believe the river will back up storm drainage areas and ...

Police searching for missing girl say body of child found

U.S. 05/31/19, 17:51

The remains of a child were found Friday near a freeway in Arkansas where a community activist says a man told him he had dumped the body of a missing Houston girl, police said Friday. Houston Police Commander Michael Skillern gave an update on the search for Maleah Davis, who disappeared ...

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