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 ...

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 ...

Pine Bluff officials: Flood won’t sink Arkansas city’s hopes

U.S. 06/04/19, 18:47

An economically struggling Arkansas city in the midst of a revitalization plan continued flooding Tuesday as the Arkansas River crested its banks, but local officials said even after the waters recede, the community's resilience will bolster recovery. Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Record flooding causes levee breach in western Arkansas

U.S. 05/31/19, 08:34

A levee breached Friday along the Arkansas River, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas. Officials said the levee breached at Dardanelle, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. Yell County officials ...

Update: 2 bodies found in flooded car near St. Louis

U.S. 05/24/19, 16:48

The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Authorities in suburban St. Louis are investigating after the bodies of two people, a man and a woman, were pulled from a car submerged in floodwater. The Missouri State ...

US Marshals Museum crowdfunding to raise $2 million

U.S. 04/26/19, 17:20

A foundation for an upcoming museum dedicated to the U.S. Marshals Service has started a crowdsourced fundraising campaign to raise $2 million of the final $15 million the museum needs to complete its exhibits.The United States Marshals Museum has said ...

Arkansas sues 3 drug distributors over opioid crisis

U.S. 04/25/19, 13:29

Arkansas' attorney general on Thursday sued three drug distributors for their alleged role in the opioid crisis, claiming the companies failed to monitor and report suspicious shipments of opioids into the state. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed the lawsuit in Pulaski ...

Truck carrying chemical explodes in Arkansas, killing driver

U.S. 03/27/19, 13:30

A commercial truck hauling a chemical commonly used as fertilizer exploded Wednesday on a highway in Arkansas, killing the driver and creating a massive crater in the road, authorities said.The explosion happened west of the city of Camden, or about ...

Southern storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurt

U.S. 03/09/19, 20:50

Two apparent tornadoes touched down Saturday in central Arkansas, destroying shops as severe storms raking the South damaged some buildings and tore away roofs in northeast Mississippi.There were no reports of any deaths or injuries from the widespread storms, which ...

Video: Officer fires at driver through windshield 15 times

U.S. 03/08/19, 15:26

The Little Rock Police Department has released footage from a deadly officer-involved shooting that shows the officer on the hood of a car firing at least 15 times into the windshield. Mayor Frank Scott said Thursday that the department, along with ...

Underground fire at Arkansas dump raises health concerns

U.S. 03/03/19, 14:13

More than seven months after residents first noticed a fire at an illegal dumping site in northwest Arkansas, it's still smoldering, sending noxious smoke throughout the town and seeping into homes, with costs to extinguish the fire estimated at tens ...

1 child dead, 45 people hurt in Arkansas charter bus crash

U.S. 12/03/18, 10:07

A charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee crashed early Monday in central Arkansas, killing one child and injuring at least 45 other people, authorities said. Arkansas State Police said the bus overturned along Interstate 30 near Benton, about ...

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