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  • Arkansans for Compassionate Care say they will make ballot in 2016

    Arkansans for Compassionate Care say they will make ballot in 2016

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-12 03:40:16 GMT
    In 2012, voters rejected the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes in Arkansas.This year, they didn't get enough signatures to put it on the ballot. However the group pushing to pass medical marijuana says they will be back in 2016 and they don't plan on going 0-3.
    In 2012, voters rejected the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes in Arkansas.This year, they didn't get enough signatures to put it on the ballot. However the group pushing to pass medical marijuana says they will be back in 2016 and they don't plan on going 0-3.
  • Floods wash out Fair Oaks

    Floods wash out Fair Oaks

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-07-12 00:11:30 GMT
    Cross County roads, yards are still under water.
    Cross County roads, yards are still under water.
  • EU names latest Ukraine sanctions targets

    EU names latest Ukraine sanctions targets

    Saturday, July 12 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-07-12 10:15:53 GMT
    The European Union is extending sanctions to cover 11 leaders of the pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine.
    The European Union said on Saturday that it has extended sanctions to cover 11 leaders of the pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine.
  • Analysis: Lavrov's absence clouds Iran nuke talks

    Analysis: Lavrov's absence clouds Iran nuke talks

    Saturday, July 12 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-12 08:48:03 GMT
    Three European powers and the U.S. have confirmed that their foreign ministers will join Iran nuclear talks this weekend in an effort to advance the stalled negotiations.
    Decisions by the foreign ministers of Russia and China to skip talks on Iran's nuclear program this weekend are further denting expectations that the stalled negotiations will produce a deal by July 20.
  • Israel strikes Gaza mosque as death toll tops 120

    Israel strikes Gaza mosque as death toll tops 120

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:57 AM EDT2014-07-12 07:57:50 GMT
    Officials say the death toll from Israel's air offensive on Gaza has topped 120 and the campaign shows no sign of stopping.
    Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque its military says concealed the militant group's weapons, as the Palestinian death toll topped 120 Saturday in an offensive that showed no signs of slowing down.
  • Kerry meeting again with Afghan candidates

    Kerry meeting again with Afghan candidates

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-07-12 07:36:03 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day as the United States struggles to find a path out of the crisis enveloping the nation's elections.
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day as the United States struggles to find a path out of the crisis enveloping the nation's elections.
  • Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

    Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

    Saturday, July 12 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-07-12 06:18:15 GMT
    Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was...
    Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.
  • LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

    LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

    Saturday, July 12 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-07-12 04:40:33 GMT
    LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.
  • Free gas in Jonesboro on Saturday

    Free gas in Jonesboro on Saturday

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-12 03:46:23 GMT
    A Region 8 church said they want to help people fill up their tanks this weekend. 
    A Region 8 church said they want to help people fill up their tanks this weekend. 
  • Mosquito spray shortage at Region 8 stores

    Mosquito spray shortage at Region 8 stores

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:42:02 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - There is a shortage of mosquito spray in Region 8.Dollar General employee Brandi Williams said supply is low at the store on North Church Street and at other Dollar Generals in Jonesboro."We got the Cutter (Skinsations insect repellent) twin pack in Wednesday and now we only have five left."Even though Williams ordered extra spray before the Fourth of July, repellent for flying insects, specifically mosquitoes, has been flying off the shelves."Couldn't keep it in stock....
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - There is a shortage of mosquito spray in Region 8.Dollar General employee Brandi Williams said supply is low at the store on North Church Street and at other Dollar Generals in Jonesboro."We got the Cutter (Skinsations insect repellent) twin pack in Wednesday and now we only have five left."Even though Williams ordered extra spray before the Fourth of July, repellent for flying insects, specifically mosquitoes, has been flying off the shelves."Couldn't keep it in stock....
  • Killer Ride: Federal sources say van designed to kill

    Killer Ride: Federal sources say van designed to kill

    A traffic stop led officers to a bizarre discovery - a van rigged with kitchen chairs, sliding windows, a high-powered rifle, silencer and a cannon fuse.
    A traffic stop led officers to a bizarre discovery - a van rigged with kitchen chairs, sliding windows, a high-powered rifle, silencer and a cannon fuse.
  • Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

    Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:43:14 GMT
    A man charged with killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, was the subject of a restraining order obtained by his own mother less than a week before the attack and faced previous...
    A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.
  • Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

    Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:13:17 GMT
    Citing a recurring problem with safety, U.S. officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs.
    Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.
  • Govt. computer glitch sends military draft letters to people over 100 years old

    Govt. computer glitch sends military draft letters to people over 100 years old

    According to The Washington Post, a government computer glitch is the reason why some Pennsylvania residents are receiving letters requesting that any males born between 1893 and 1897 register for the U.S. military draft.
    According to The Washington Post, a government computer glitch is the reason why some Pennsylvania residents are receiving letters requesting that any males born between 1893 and 1897 register for the U.S. military draft.
  • Man charged with passing funny money

    Man charged with passing funny money

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:42:14 GMT
    A Batesville man was arrested for passing counterfeit money around.
    A Batesville man was arrested for passing counterfeit money around.
  • Rantankerous: It just got hotter in Cleveland

    Rantankerous: It just got hotter in Cleveland

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:40:48 GMT

    With Johnny Manziel already on board and the prodigal small forward LeBron James returning home, Cuyahoga County is poised for world domination.

    With Johnny Manziel already on board and the prodigal small forward LeBron James returning home, Cuyahoga County is poised for world domination.

  • Ross, Hutchinson spar over wage, health care

    Ross, Hutchinson spar over wage, health care

    The four candidates for Arkansas governor are squaring off in a debate hosted by a group representing the state's daily and weekly newspapers.
    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson have clashed over the minimum wage and the federal health care overhaul in a debate before the Arkansas Press Association.
  • Summer of 'Supermoons' starts Friday

    Summer of 'Supermoons' starts Friday

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:53:48 GMT

    NASA said the summer's full moons will all be Perigee moons. That means it will appear larger and brighter.

    NASA said the summer's full moons will all be Perigee moons. That means it will appear larger and brighter.

  • Jonesboro man sentenced to four years in prison for battery

    Jonesboro man sentenced to four years in prison for battery

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:48:43 GMT
    Timothy Brinkley (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)Timothy Brinkley (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)
    A Jonesboro man was sentenced to four years in prison on battery and kidnapping charges in Craighead County Circuit Court.
    A Jonesboro man was sentenced to four years in prison on battery and kidnapping charges in Craighead County Circuit Court.
  • AG candidates split on 'federal overreach'

    AG candidates split on 'federal overreach'

    The Democratic and Republican candidates for Arkansas attorney general are divided over whether the office should be used to fight the federal government.
    The Democratic and Republican candidates for Arkansas attorney general are divided over whether the office should be used to fight the federal government.
  • Man struck by lightning while recording thunderstorm

    Man struck by lightning while recording thunderstorm

    Friday, July 11 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-07-11 04:20:40 GMT
    Recording a lightning storm on his cell phone turned out to be a very bad idea for a Colorado man.
    Recording a lightning storm on his cell phone turned out to be a very bad idea for a Colorado man.
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  • Free gas in Jonesboro on Saturday

    Free gas in Jonesboro on Saturday

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-12 03:46:23 GMT
    A Region 8 church said they want to help people fill up their tanks this weekend. 
    A Region 8 church said they want to help people fill up their tanks this weekend. 
  • Floods wash out Fair Oaks

    Floods wash out Fair Oaks

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-07-12 00:11:30 GMT
    Cross County roads, yards are still under water.
    Cross County roads, yards are still under water.
  • Man dies after hitting deer

    Man dies after hitting deer

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:48:24 GMT
    A man died Friday morning in a motorcycle accident in Baxter County. 
    A man died Friday morning in a motorcycle accident in Baxter County. 
  • Arkansas Headlines</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=147570" target="_top">More >></a>Arkansas HeadlinesMore>>

  • Ross, Hutchinson spar over wage, health care

    Ross, Hutchinson spar over wage, health care

    The four candidates for Arkansas governor are squaring off in a debate hosted by a group representing the state's daily and weekly newspapers.
    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson have clashed over the minimum wage and the federal health care overhaul in a debate before the Arkansas Press Association.
  • AG candidates split on 'federal overreach'

    AG candidates split on 'federal overreach'

    The Democratic and Republican candidates for Arkansas attorney general are divided over whether the office should be used to fight the federal government.
    The Democratic and Republican candidates for Arkansas attorney general are divided over whether the office should be used to fight the federal government.
  • Cargill to build $45M facility in West Memphis

    Cargill to build $45M facility in West Memphis

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:16:40 GMT
    Cargill says it will build a $45 million grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis that will handle the increased production of corn and soybeans in the state.
    Cargill says it will build a $45 million grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis that will handle the increased production of corn and soybeans in the state.

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