Update: Police: Child dead, 45 people hurt in bus crash

U.S. 12/03/18, 10:06

The Latest on the fatal Arkansas crash of a charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee (all times local): 9 a.m. Arkansas State Police say a 45 people, most of them children, have been injured in a fatal crash involving a charter bus that was carrying a youth football team ...

Arkansas’ capital city could elect its first black mayor

Politics 11/29/18, 11:16

Six decades after nine black students were escorted past an angry white mob into Little Rock Central High School, the city at the center of the desegregation crisis may be on the verge of electing its first African-American mayor. But Frank Scott, the 35-year-old banking executive who may break that barrier, ...

Betty Bumpers, widow of ex-Arkansas governor, senator, dies

U.S. 11/24/18, 13:24

The wife of former Arkansas governor and four-term U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers has died at her home in Little Rock.The daughter of Betty Bumpers, Brooke Bumpers, says her mother died Friday of complications from a recent fall and dementia. She was 93.After her husband took office as governor in 1971, ...

Panel dismisses ethics charges against Arkansas justices

U.S. 11/16/18, 17:28

A disciplinary panel dismissed ethics charges Friday against the Arkansas Supreme Court's justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases.The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission voted unanimously to dismiss the charges that the court's seven justices violated ...

Arkansas man pleads not guilty to threatening Don Lemon

Entertainment 11/15/18, 18:50

A northern Arkansas man who allegedly made threatening phone calls to CNN anchor Don Lemon has pleaded not guilty.The Baxter Bulletin reports Benjamin Craig Matthews, 38, appeared in Baxter County Court Thursday . Matthews, who is from Mountain Home, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) north of Little Rock, is free ...

Icy roads cause 5 deaths as wintry weather blows east

U.S. 11/15/18, 07:29

A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest on Wednesday, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate.The wintry weather is barreling east Thursday, with snow and ice expected from Ohio and the Appalachian Mountains through ...

Update: Arkansas Supreme Court justice wins

U.S. 11/07/18, 01:02

The Latest on the 2018 election in Arkansas (all times local): 11 p.m. An Arkansas Supreme Court justice has won re-election after facing a barrage of attack ads and mailers from a Washington-based conservative group. Justice Courtney Goodson defeated challenger and Department of Human Services Chief Counsel David Sterling in the non-partisan race. The ...

Board: 3 Arkansas clinics violated abortion wait-period law

Health 10/26/18, 22:29

The Arkansas Board of Health has determined that three clinics violated a state law barring them from charging a patient seeking an abortion for related services during the wait period before the procedure. The board upheld the state Department of Health's findings in March following inspections of Little Rock Family Planning ...

Mega Millions players ponder how to spend record $1.6B prize

New York 10/21/18, 21:19

With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S.The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history.But much of the focus has been ...

Lawsuit: Little Rock police lied to conduct drug raids

U.S. 10/15/18, 11:07

A man who is suing the Little Rock Police Department for blasting his door down and raiding his apartment without probable cause during a drug raid said Monday that he feared for his life.Roderick Talley recalled during a news conference how police used explosives to enter his apartment last August ...

Improving Arkansas hopes to slow high-scoring Ole Miss

Football 10/12/18, 10:51

Chad Morris' best quality in his first year at Arkansas has had nothing to do with his coaching ability.It has been his knack for keeping a sense of optimism alive with both the Razorbacks (1-5, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) and the school's fan base despite losing five straight games after a ...

Arkansas Sports Media High School Football Poll

Football 09/24/18, 17:26

Following is the Overall top 10 overall high school football teams in Arkansas and the top five in Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A, as voted by a panel of sports media from around the state for the week ending September 22. Ranking is given with first-place votes received, ...

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